ಯೇನಾನೀತಾ ನಮಸ್ತಸ್ಮೈ ಶ್ರೀಮನೃಹರಿಭಿಕ್ಷವೇ | ससीता मूलरामार्चा कोशे गजपते: स्थिता।
येनानीता नमस्तस्मै श्रीमनृहरिभिक्षवे । sasItaa mUlaraamaarchaa kOshE gajapatE: sthitaa|
yEnaanItaa namastasmai shrImanRuharibhikShavE |
ಗಜಪತಿ ಆಸ್ಥಾನದಲ್ಲಿದ್ದ ಸೀತಾಸಮೇತ ರಾಮಚಂದ್ರದೇವರ ವಿಗ್ರಹವನ್ನು ಸಮಸ್ತ ಮಧ್ವ ಪರಂಪರೆಗೆ ಸಮರ್ಪಿಸಿದ ಧೀಮಂತ ಯತಿಗಳಾದ ಪ್ರಾತ:ಸ್ಮರಣೀಯ ಶ್ರೀ ನರಹರಿತೀರ್ಥರ ಪಾದಕಮಲಗಳಿಗೆ ನಮೋನಮ: ||
ಭೂದೇವಿಪರಮಾಸಕ್ತೋ ರಘ್ವೀಶಪದಮಾನಸ: |
ನೃಹರ್ಯಾಖ್ಯಗುರುರ್ಭೂಯಾತ್ ಅಸ್ಮದಿಷ್ಟಾರ್ಥಸಿದ್ಧಯೇ || भूदेविपरमासक्तो रघ्वीशपदमानस: ।
नृहर्याख्यगुरुर्भूयात् अस्मदिष्टार्थसिद्धये ॥ bhUdEviparamaasaktO raGvIshapadamaanasa: |
nRuharyaaKyagururbhUyaat asmadiShTaarthasiddhayE ||
- Second Direct Shishya of Srimadacharyaru
- Duration - 1324 to 1333
- Aradhana on Pushya Bahula Saptami
- Vrundavana at Chakra Theertha (Hampi) near Nava Vrundavana
- Poorvashrama naama - Shyama Shastri
- Birth place - Kalinga Rajya (Orissa State)
- He was said to be the first sage King who ruled a state.
Sanyasi ruled the kingdom - Once Sri Narahari Tirtharu after getting sanyashrama from Srimadacharyaru went on tour to Kalinga kingdom. There it so happened that the king of that kingdom had died and the kingdom was rulerless. The ministers in the Kalinga kingdom sent their elephant to put garland on whom shall become the next king. The elephant came and put the garland on the sage. Even though, he was interested in the kingship, he ruled the kingdom as a sanyasi, ably as per the blessings of Srimadacharyaru. He ruled for 12 years till the child was able to take charge of the kingdom and saved the country. While ruling the country he showed his statesmanship. Similarly he was doing the prachaara of Vaishnava Tatva which he was taught of by Srimadacharyaru, even while doing his duty as the king.
Saseetaavmoolaraamarcha – As a mark of respect to the great sage who ruled the country for 12 years, the king wanted to give some gift to Sri Narahari Tirtharu. Narahari Tirtharu asked for the Deity of Moola Ramachandra devaru that had been kept by the descendants of the Gajapati Kings and Who was originally worshiped by Iksvaaku Mahaaraja, then given to Dasaratha Maharaja, the father of Lord Rama. This Deity of Rama was then passed down to Lakshmana and from him to Hanuman, who used to hang it around his neck. Hanuman gave that idol to Bhimasena devaru during Dwaapara yuga , and Bhima gave Him to the Gajapati King . The king happily handed over the idol to Narahari Tirtharu with devotion. Sri Narahari Tirtharu did the samarpana of the idol to the entire Madhwa parampare and is being worshipped as per Madhwa sampradaya since seven hundred years.
He is said to be the first to give Kannada Devaranama - “Hariye Idu Sariye”. Said to have written many but not available now.
Works by Sri Narahari Tirtharu :
- Srimadacharyara Geetha Bhashya Teeka
- Srimadacharyara Dasha prakarana Teeka
- Yamaka Bharatha Teeka
Ashrama Gurugalu : Sri Madhwacharyaru
Successor – Sri Madhava Thirtharu
Narahari Thirtharu – click for pdf file
Sri Narahari Tirtharu when he visited Simhachalam Temple area, he has installed a Mukyaprana idol. This can be seen only when the devotees climb the hill.