Aradhana Day – Vaishaka Shudda Triteeya
(Akshaya Triteeya Day)
Sri Vidyadhiraja Tirtharu – Aradhana
विद्याधिराजं सगुरुं ध्यायामि करुणाकरम् ॥
ವಿದ್ಯಾಧಿರಾಜಂ ಸಗುರುಂ ಧ್ಯಾಯಾಮಿ ಕರುಣಾಕರಮ್ ||
maadyadaddvaityandhakaara pradyOtanamaharnisham |
vidyaadhiraajam sagurum dhyaayaami karuNaakaram ||
ವಿದ್ಯಾಧೀಶಪದಾಸಕ್ತೋ ವಿದ್ಯಾಕೌಶಲ್ಯಸಂಯುತ: |
ವಿದ್ಯಾಧಿರಾಜತೀರ್ಥಾಖೋ ಗುರುರ್ಭೂಯಾದಭೀಷ್ಟದ: |
विद्याधीशपदासक्तो विद्याकौशल्यसंयुत: ।
विद्याधिराजतीर्थाखो गुरुर्भूयादभीष्टद: ।
Poorvashrama name – Krishna Bhattaru
Ashrama Gurugalu – Sri Jayatirtharu
Ashrama Place – Prayaga
Period – 1388 – 1392
Ashrama Shishyaru –
1. Sri Rajendra Tirtharu (Vyasaraja Mutt)
2. Sri Kavindra Tirtharu (Uttaradi & Rayara Mutt)Sri Vidyaadhiraaja Tirtharu (1388-1392) – He was not only the direct shishya of Sri Jayatirtharu but also was his successor. Once he had the darshana of Bhaageerathidevi when he was near the Bheemarathi river. Initially he gave ashrama to Sri Rajendra Tirtha, who went to Bangala region for tatvaprachara and stayed for more time. Since he didn’t returned for a long time, Sri Vidyadhiraja Tirtha gave ashrama to Sri Kavindra Tirtharu. As such, two parampare came into existence one with the Rajendra Tirtha parampare which subsequently became Vyasaraja Mutt. Sri Kavindra Tirtha parampare was subsequently extended with the division into another two fractions one Vibudendra and Vidyanidhi Tirtharu Poorvashrama name – Krishna Bhatta or Nrusimha Shastri.
He took ashrama from Brahmacharyashrama directly. Ashrama taken at Prayaga
Vrundavana – Yeragola. (Even Sri Rajendra Tirtharu entered vrundavana at Yeragola itself, but the Vrundavana is not traceable. Now, we can see only the vrundavanas of Sri Ramachandra Tirtharu and Sri Vidyanidhi Tirtharu at Yeragola. It may be somewhere in Yeragola amongst some places nearby)Granthas –Geetha Vivruthi – published by Sri Vyasamadhwa Pratistana in 2006 & Vishnu Sahasranama Vivruthi – published by Phalimaru Mutt in 1985
In Geetha Vivruthi manuscripts are now available in Devanagiri Lipi in and Nagari Lipi in Mysore Oriental Library. Acharya Madhwa had not done the anuvada for all shlokaas of Geetha, Sri Vidyadhiraja Tirtha has written meaning for these shlokas as well. He has followed Geetha Bhashya and Geetha Tatparya Nirnaya of Acharya Madhwa while giving the meaning.
It seems that Sri Vidyadhiraja Tirtha is the first amongst Dwaitha Vyakyanakaras who wrote the vyakyana for Vishnu Sahasra Nama. In this grantha, it is observed that for “Vishwam” word itself, he has given not less than 12 meanings.