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Mruttika Vrundavana of Sri Sudheendra Tirtharu @ Dakshina Mantralaya, Naganallur, Chennai
Sri Sudheendra Tirtharu is the Uttaradhikari of Sri Vijayeendra Tirtharu
Vidya gurugalu – Sri Vijayeendra TirtharuAshrama Shishyaru – Sri Yadavendra Tirtharu Ashrama Shishyaru – Sri Raghavendra Tirtharu
Poorvashrama Name – Sri Narayanacharya
Aradhana – Phalguna Bahula Dwiteeya
Vrundavana – Anegonde (Navavrundavana)
Ashrama Sweekara – 1575AD Yuva samvatsara Chaitra Shukla Chaturdashi
Sri Sudheendraru gave sanyasashrama to Yadavendra Tirtharu and Sri Raghavendra Tirtharu –
Initially Sri Sudheendra Tirtharu gave ashrama to Sri Yadavandra Tirtharu on his request and gave him the vigraha of Sri Krishna, Lakshminarayana, few saligramas and Mukyaprana Vigrahas and sent him for Tirtha Yatre. He was his poorvashrama nephew only. Sri Yadavendra Tirtharu was not interested in Peetadhipathva, he was in for only sanyasa. After taking sanyasa, he went to Theertha Yatra and toured the whole of India with prachara of Madhwa philosophy. He returned only after Sri Sudheendra had appointed Rayaru as his uttaradhikari, and after Vrundavana pravesha of Sudheendraru. Rayaru wished to handover the mathadhipathva to Yadavendraru as he was the senior, but he refused saying that he will do the pooja only for few days and would move for theertha yatre again.
Vaadi Nigraha – When he went to Gwalior on his way to Digvijaya, he had to counter the Dwaitha-Advaitha Vaagvaada with more than 10 people. He defeated all of them with authority and was honoured as “Rajaguru” by the Gwalior King. He toured and had digvijaya in Pandarapura, Bhagyanagara, Kolhapura, Tanjavore, etc.
Honour by renowned kings – He had the distinction of being honoured by various kings like, Mysore’s Nanjaraja Wodeyar, Karkala King Bhairava, King of Madurai, King of Anantashayana, Immadi Ramaraja, apart from Gwalior King. Samrat Venkatadhipathiraja did “Rathnabhisheka” to Sri Sudheendra Tirtharu.
Brought Rain in famine affected area – It was during the period of II Adilsha, the Sultan of Vijapur. The entire city was affected, as there was no rain at all and there was no crop. Sri Sudheendra Tirtharu did Japa – Tapa, Homa, Havana for seven days in that city and the city had such a rainfall which they had not seen before. The Kings treasury which was empty filled. The farmers enjoyed with the crop, all the rivers, wells, etc were filled with water. This pleased the King and he surrendered before the feat of Sri Sudheendra Tirtharu.
Sun hided for some time –
As the king was pleased, he asked his Shishya Ganashyama to surrender to Sri Sudheendra Tirtharu. But the wicked Ganashyama told that “bringing rain, defeating pundits is not a great thing. If at all I have to surrender, he shall hide the sun in the noon atleast for some time. If he does so, I will surrender before him with my entire family”. Sri Sudheendra Tirtharu prayed Srihari. After some time, to the surprise of all, the sun was hiding and the entire City was in dark, that too during mid noon. Srihari in his Krishnavatara done this to save Arjuna with his Sudarshana Chakra. Now, he did the same for the prayers of Sri Sudheendra Tirtharu, to prove that he will always support his bhakthaas. On seeing this, Ganashyama, a strong advaitee by birth and until now, surrendered, apologized, asked the seer to give him Madhwa Dheekshe. Sri Sudheendra Tirtharu gave him Madhwa Dheekshe with Mudradharana, Harisarvottamatva Vayujeevottamatva Tatva, Mantropadesha to Ganashyama. He gave a daana, a village named “Anehosore” which was in his name to the swamiji.
Contemporaries – Sri Vijayeendra Tirtharu, Sri Surendra Tirtharu, Sri Raghuvarya Tirtharu, Sri Raghuttama Tirtharu, Sri Raghavendra Tirtharu, Sri Rama Tirtharu and Sri Lakshmi kantha Tirtharu of Vyasaraja Mutt, Sri Sridhara Tirtharu of Sripadaraja Mutt, etc. Immadi Ramaraja, Mysore Nanjaraja Wadayar,
Venkatanatha – higher education –
Sri Venkatanatha had earlier education from his brother in law. Already he had scholarly qualities. Sri Sudheendra Tirtharu taught him with Vyasaraja’s Tatparya Chandrika, Meemaamsa, Bhaamathi, Vyaakarana Mahaabhashya, etc granthas for nearly three years with Teekaa, Tippani , etc., and he did the samarpana to Srihari.
Granthas by Sri Sudheendra Tirtharu – He has written 18+ granthas. They are :
- Sadyukthi Ratnakara
Bhagavatha Dwiteeya Skanda Vyakyana
- Bhagavatha Ekadasha Skanda Vyakyana
- Alankara Manjari
- Alankara Nikasha
- Sahitya Samrajyam
- Subhadra Parinaya (Drama)
- Apastamba Shulpasutra Pradeepa
- Vairagya Taranga (Kavya)
- Dayalu Shatakam
- Amrutaharana (Drama)
- Sri Vyasarajabhyudaya (Kavya)
- Bhavaratna Mandana
- Omkara vaada
- Brahmasutra Nyaya sangraha
- Samasa shaktri nirnaya
- Pranavadarpana Kandanam
- Vijayeendra Yashobhushanam
Source : Kaliyuga Kalpataru, Sadachara Muktavali, Gurucharite