Vijaya Dasaru

  • vijaya_p Vijayadasaru @ Chippigiri

    Vijayadasara katte @ Chippagiri

Vijaya_Dasaru_Katte_with_Mohan_Dasaru Chippagiri

Suladigalu ::

Ugabogagalu ::

(Kannada ugabogagalu in different lipi)

ajnaanatimirachChEdaM buddhisaMpatpradaayakaM |
vijnaanavimalaM shaaMtaM vijayaaKya guruM bhajE|

ಅಜ್ಞಾನತಿಮಿರಚ್ಛೇದಂ ಬುದ್ಧಿಸಂಪತ್ಪ್ರದಾಯಕಂ | ವಿಜ್ಞಾನವಿಮಲಂ ಶಾಂತಂ ವಿಜಯಾಖ್ಯ ಗುರುಂ ಭಜೇ|

अज्ञानतिमिरच्छेदं बुद्धिसंपत्प्रदायकं । विज्ञानविमलं शांतं विजयाख्य गुरुं भजे।

అజ్ఞానతిమిరచ్ఛేదం బుద్ధిసంపత్ప్రదాయకం | విజ్ఞానవిమలం శాంతం విజయాఖ్య గురుం భజే|

அஜ்ஞாநதிமிரச்சேதம் புத்திஸம்பத்ப்ரதாயகம் | விஜ்ஞாநவிமலம் ஶாம்தம் விஜயாக்ய குரும் பஜே|

  • Birth Place – Cheekalaparvi, Manvi Taluk in Raichur District
  • Birth Name – Dasappa (He was popularly called as Koosi maga daasappa)
  • Period – 1682 – 1755
  • Gotra   – Bharadhwaja
  • Amsha    –   Brugu Rushigalu
  • His Niryaana place –  Chippagiri (Bhaskara kshetra)
  • (A Mandal in Kurnool District, Andrapradesh. It is twenty km from Alur and 7 km from Guntkal Railway station/bus stand)
  • Previous Avathara – Guru Madhwapathi as son of  Purandaradasaru
  • Parents   – Srinivasappa & Koosamma
  • Brothers  – Hayavadana Vittaladasaru, Ananda Dasaru
  • Upanayana – 1690 AD
  • Marriage in 1698 with  Aralamma
  • Children – 1 male child Sheshagiri
  • Adopted son – Mohana  (He found in Hampi.  At that time the child was suffering severe desease, saved him and adopted that child and gave the name Mohana, who became Mohana Dasa subsequently
  • Ankita –   Vijaya Vittala by Purandaradasaru in Gaya (swapna labda) @ Kashi ManikarNika Ghat
  • He did the pratistapane of Sri Venugopalakrishna in Chippagiri (popularly called as Bhaskara kshetra)
  • He also did the pratistapane of Mukyaprana devaru which was found in a well at Chippagiri.
  • Punyadina – 13.11.1755 – Yuva Samvatsara Karthika Shudda Dashami @ Chippagiri
  • He got the anugraha of Sri Satyabodha Tirtharu in his 72nd year

Compositions  – He has composed 25000 + Devaranamas, Suladees, ugabogas.

Paramatha Khandana – At Kashi  he defeated a Advaitha Vidwan named Ramashastri and he sought the  Vaishnava Deekshe, which he obliged and took him to Vadeendra Tirtharu for taptamudradharana.  Theertha yatre – He has done theertha kshetra yathre not less than 18 times during his life time and he has spent not less than 20 years of his for theertha yatra. “Saagi baarayya Bhavarogada vaidyane” –

Once he had gone to Tirupati during Brahmotsava, and was doing dhyana.  The time for Rathotsava arrived but he could not go for the Rathotsava in time.   The people started pulling the Chariot but it was not moving at all. Even elephants failed to pull the chariot forward.  At that time Srinivasa entered one of the devotee’s body and told the public that one of the devotee has bound him and that is why the chariot is not moving.  Then the people were searching for that man, and they found in Vijayadasaru and was brought in front of the Chariot.  He composed a song starting “saagi barayya bhava rogada vaidyane” and the chariot started moving.

Tamburi – Purandaradasaru gave him a tamburi in his dream, but when he got up in the morning, he was surprised to find that the tamburi was real.  That Tamburi is still available in Chippagiri.  You can also find tala, Gopala butti in Chippagiri.   In Chippagiri, there is a Vijayarayara Katte, which is a piligrimage.

Kalluru Subbannacharyaru

He was a renowned Sudha Pandit.  Alongwith his panditya, he has some prejudice for Vijayadasaru, as he was singing only Devaranamagalu without any Sanskrit Grantha.    Once he was rendering Sudha Pravachana.   Almost all the people from the place were invited except Vijayadasaru, because of Kalluru Subbannacharya’s prejudiced opinion about the Dasaru.   He had thought the Dasaru and he devaranamas are  nothing comparable to Great Granthaas.  Those who are not well versed with Shastra Granthas were neglected.

For Sudha Mangala naivedya, “Mandige bhojana” was arranged, but the cook who had to do the Mandige never turned up.  Vijayadasaru when he learnt that the cook has not turned up,  went to the cooking hall and did the mandige for the entire people.  After completing the cooking, Vijayadasaru, went to listen to  the pravachana of Kalluru Subbannachar. On seeing Vijayadasaru, the anger in Subbannachar grown, and he teased that “you are an ordinary daasa, “koosi maga daasa”. You know only something about Kannada sahitya.  What you can understand about Srimannyaya Sudha?”.  Dasaru felt very sad about the teasing by acharyaru. Dasaru called an innocent man who was supplying water for the bhojana, (who was not even able to speak properly), and by putting his hand on that innocent man, he asked him to do the anuvadha of the Sudha, where Acharya had stopped.  All of a sudden, that man did the pravachana of that portion of Sudha where Kalluru Subbannachar had stopped, that too in Sanskrit.  As soon as he removed his hand from that man, that man  went to normal status, and was an ordinary man only. Watching the incident,  Kalluru Subbannacharya was shocked and went near Vijaya Dasaru to beg his pardon for his egotism and asked him to accept him as a shishya.  

Ankita to Kalluru Subbannacharya – Sri Vijaya Dasaru told his shishya Venugopala Vittala Dasaru to give ankitha to Kalluru Subbannachar, and he was given the ankita “Vyasavittala”.   With the ankitha prapthi, subbannachar prepared a stotra on Vijayadasaru, titled “Vijayarayara kavacha”, which starts like “smarisi badukiro, divya charanakeragiro”….

Jagannathadasaru & Vijayadasaru

Sri Srinivasacharyaru, son of Karnika Narasimhacharya, had studied under Sri Balaramacharyaru (Sri Varadendra Thirtharu in his poorvashrama) and had a profound knowledge of Madhwa Shastra.  He had done 108 times  sudha mangala. Because of his great panditya in Sanskrit, he had least respect for Daasa parampare.  Once Vijayadasaru had visited Srinivasacharyaru’s place.  He had sent his shishya to invite Jagannatha Dasaru for Theerthaprasada.    Srinivasachar agreed to come.  After the pooja is over, Vijayadasaru, sent his disciple to call Srinivasaacharyaru for the bhojana, Srinivasacharya told that he suffering from Stomach pain, and could not come.  Vijayadasaru did not say anything, said OK and had his Theertha prasada.  After this incident, immediately Srinivasacharya developed severe stomach pain, which could not be controlled by any medicine.  He was restless, not getting sleep at all, not able to eat anything.  Day by day, the pain grew and it was untollerable. He went to Tirupathi, Mantralaya, Ghatakachala, everywhere in vain.   Rayaru came in his dream and asked him to meet Vijayadasaru only for remedy.    So, he came back to Vijayadasaru and sought his excuse for his ignoring Dasaru.  Vijayadasaru immediately directed Gopaladasaru to give Ayurdana of 40 years.  Gopaladasaru readily agreed and gave 40 years of his life to Srinivasacharyaru.  Then Srinivasacharya got ankitha in Chandrabhaga river by Sri Purandaradasaru as “Jagannatha vittala”, and he never turned back, he went on to write Harikathamruthasara, and many many devotional songs, suladees, ugabogaas in Kannada and Sanskrit.

Suladi Dasaru

As he has written so many suladees, he is popularly called as “Suladi Dasaru”. Some of his famous sulaadees are Kapila Suladi, Narasimha Suladi, Durga Suladi, Vayudevara Suladi, Haridasa Lakshana Suladi, Gurubhakuti Suladi, Hayagreeva Suladi, Dhanvantri Suladi, Parashurama Suladi, Vedavyasa Suladi, Naivedya Suladi, Habba Suladi, Mangalacharana Suladi, Mantra mahatmya Suladi, Stotra Suladi, Tatvabhimani Suladi, Taratamya Suladi, Srusti Prakarana Suladi, Upasana Suladi, Theerthakshetra suladi, Atmanivedana Suladi, Apattu parihara Suladi, Vyadhiparahira suladi, Apamrutyu parihara suladi, and many many more.

Shishyaas

Bhaganna Dasaru (Gopaladasaru),  Mohana dasaru (his adopted son) , Panganama Timmanna (Venugopala Vittala dasaru), Ramachandrappa (Ramachandra Vittaladasaru), Kondali Madhwacharya (Madhwesha Vittala Dasaru), Sheshagiri dasaru (Hayagreeva Vittala Dasaru), Modalakallu Sheshagiri dasaru (Guru Vijaya Vittala Dasaru),

Contemporaries

Sri Satyabhinava Tirtharu, Sri Satyapoorna Tirtharu, Sri Satyabodharu, Sri Styavijaya Tirtharu, Sri Satyapriya Tirtharu, Sri Sumateendraru, Sri Upendra Tirtharu, Sri Vadeendraru, Sri Vasudendraru, Sri Vyasa Tatvagnaru, Divan Venkannapant, Jagannathadasaru, Prasanna Venkata Dasaru, Helavanakatte Giriyamma, etc

Life Saving by Vijaya Dasaru

a)   He gave two years of life to his son Sheshagiri.

b)  He wrote an ugaboga “omdu kaiyali Kadga, ondu kaiyali halage” and saved Sri Gopaladasaru from the attack of terrorists.

c)  Vijayadasaru knew that Mohanadasaru, had some apamrutyu.  So he gave Mohanadasa’s wife some mantrakshate, and told her to do the smarana of Sriharivayu in time of difficulty.  Vijayadasaru went to Theertha yatre.    One day, Mohana dasaru, who was healthy, died all of a sudden in Cheekalaparavi.   Seetamma remembered the words of Vijayadasaru during his departure to Rameshwara yatre, and did the stotra of Vijayadasaru.  The surrounding people were demanding the body to be given for burial. In the mean time, Vijayadasaru went to Yamaloka directly and had a chat with Yamadharmaraja, where it was convinced that the life term of Mohanadasaru had not been completed, and by mistake they had taken the jeeva of Mohanadasaru instead of another person.

d)   Once, Baagi Keshavaraya Desai, who had once served Vijayadasaru longback, by offering food during Dhanurmasa, was facing his death.  His wife, when came to know that Vijayadasaru was staying in the Pranadevaru’s temple, in Cheekalaparavi, approached him.  Immediately Vijayadasaru composed 15 ugabogaas, starting “Rudrantargata Narasimha mrutyu nivari”, etc., and gave him three years of his life to Baagi Keshavaraya.  Came to know about the ayurdana by Vijayadasaru, Keshavaraya’s mother also offered her 10 years, which Vijayadasaru consented and made arrangements for Ayurdana of total 13 years to Baagi Keshavaraya (3 of dasaru + 10 of Keshavaraya’s mother).

e)   Ayurdaana to Jagannathadasaru through Gopala Dasaru – When Jagannathadasaru had severe stomach problem, and was in the last stage of his life, Vijayadasaru ordered Gopaladasaru to give him 40 years of his life, which enabled Jagannathadasaru to have more life, and he wrote Harikathamruthasara, and many other granthas.

Vijayadasaru and Tirupati Timmappa –

Vijayadasaru had great devotion to Tirupati Timmappa and wrote many songs on Timmappa.  He has written Suladi starting “venkateshana yatri entado varnisalu”,  and “Venkatachala parvata mahime suladi”,  and many suladees on Venkatachala parvata.  “baabaa baabaa bakutara hrudaya mandira”,  Saagi barayya bhavarogada vaidyane, “venkatesha mantra onde”, etc.

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