October 17, 2017
shrI hEmalaMbinaama saMvatsara; dakShiNaayaNa; sharad Rutu; Ashwayuja maasa; kRuShNa pakSha; trayOdashi - bhoumavaasara; pUrvaphalGuNi nakShatra; brahma yOga; garaja karaNa; nIru tuMbuva habba; jalapUrNa trayOdashi; yamadIpa daana; kuladharma; gOtriraatrivrata; tulaa saMkramaNa; gOvatsa dvaadashi; shrI sumatIMdra tIrthara puNyadina (shrIraMga);
vyaasaraaja maTha mattu uttaraadhimaThakke - shraaddha tithi trayOdashi;
raayara maTha, shrIpaadaraaja maTha, maadhava tIrtha maThakke dwaadashi AcharaNe; shraaddha tithi dwaadashi + trayOdashi
poorNapraj~Jamataambhodhi poorNEndumakalankinam |
sujanaambudhibhaasvantam sumateendragurum bhajE |
Sri Sumateendra Tirthara Punyadina
Ashrama Period – 1692-1725
Janma name – Sri Muddu Venkata Krishnachar
Ashrama Gurugalu – Sri Sooreendra Tirtharu
Ashrama Shishyaru – Sri Upendra Tirtharu
Vrundavana @ Srirangam
He is regarded as Vidya Suta of Raghavendraru. Why? –
Sri Rayaru had written more than 50 granthas. Once his disciples asked swamiji ” swami, you have done great work by writing so many granthas. Already Kaliyuga prabhaava is there. Who will utilise all your works”. Rayaru replied “Third yathi after me will be Sri Sumatheendra Tirtharu, who will do all the works”. And it was Sri Sumateendraru, third after Rayaru (Yogeendra-Sooreendra-Sumateendra), who did that work.
shrI sumatIndratIrthara granthagaLu –
2. tattvaprakaashikaa bhaavaratna kOsha:
3. RugbhaaShyaTeekaa bhaavaratnakOsha:
14.subhadraapariNaya vyaaKyaana (naaTaka)
15.alankaara manjarI vyaaKyaana
17.uShaaharaNa vyaaKyaana (rasikaranjani)
19.shrI raaghavEndrastOtra vyaaKyaanam
20.adhikaraNaratna maalaa (brahmamImaamsaartha bhOdhakagrantha)
21.shrI narasimhastutiya vyaaKyaana (Ekaavali)
22.vaakyaartha ratnakOsha: sudhaaTippaNi (parimaLaanusaari)
25.shravaNadvaadashI viShayaka pramaaNasangraha:
26.brahmasootra nyaayasangraha vyaaKyaana
30.savyaaKyaa shaahuraaja prasanga:
Shree Sumateendraru and Helavanakatte Giriyamma –
Once Sri Sumateendra Tirtharu had come to Malebennur and stayed at Ranganatha Temple. Helavanakatte Giriyamma was a strong devotee of Ranganathaswamy, she used to compose keerthanaas on him. As she was a lady and further she had no children, people were against her composing keerthanaas.
It was the Bhiksha day of Giriyamma. After the Mahapooja and Mangalarathi were over, the swamiji asked Giriyamma to come and take the Theertha. Mataadhikari replied as she has no issues, she is not eligible to take teertha from the swamiji. But Swamiji insisted that she must take the teertha. . She came and stood stretching her right hand. The SwAmji observing her hand said that Chakrapaaani, the Lord was her son, and her hand had the characteristic of Devaki, Her palms were that of Kausalya’s character, and requested her to show him Lord Balakrishna calling her Yashodhamma.
Giriyamma never used to take food without completing her daily routine of singing, performing pooja etc.. She started putting rangoli reciting keerthanas on the Lord worshipping with turmeric-kumkum keeping the idol of Venugopala at the centre gifted by Sri Gopaladasaru. Swamiji who was sitting nearby happened to see the idol. He heard Giriyamma singing Keerthanaas in a melodious style.. Venugopala was dancing making sounds from the tiny bells tied to his legs according to the tune from the flute. He was amazed.. Giriyamma took that child in her waist and kept before the Swamiji requesting him to give Mantrakshate to the child. SwAmiji was overwhelmed with “ Ananada Bhashpa” .He said, “Kanakadaasa showed to Sri Vyaasarayaru the Paramaathma, Vaikunta daasa showed paramaathma to Sri Vaadhiraajaru, Because of you, I also got the chance of looking at the heavenly manifestation of Venugopaala. Oh ! Mother, just like them that you have given the Darshan of Baalakrishna to me.
Sri Sumateendra Tirtharu said “You are yashodha, You are kausalya, You are Anasuya”, Giriyamma said, that it was His Moola Raama and sang
Raama Shree Raghunandana|
madanakoti mohanaanga maadhava puNcharitha karuNaapaanga||
HeLavanakatte nilaya venkata shree ranga|
sumatheendhra hRudhaya pankaja Bhrunga|
sadhaanandha kadhana vikrama bhaahu
Kothanda Dhuritha seetaaraama shree raghnandhana.||
Sumateendra Theertha’s praise for Helavanakatte Giriyamma –
Next day it was a day for Tapthamudra DhaaraNa. “Sudharshana homa” was conducted and all had mudradhaarane. When it was the turn of Giriyamma, the swaamiji observing her stretched hands, said that Sri Hari had himself had done “Chakraankana” and he had no powers to do “Chakraankana” to her. He said not only those Bhakthas who had darshan of these hands had become pure , he was also fortunate to have been blessed” and thus praised Giriyamma.
-Source – “Sri Karnataka Bhaktavijaya” by Belur Keshavadas.