Govinda Wodeyar

 shri+gOvinda+oDeyar

govinda-vodeyaru-nav-vrindavana

“Sri Govinda Wodeyar Araadhana”

vrundavana pravesha – 1534

ತುಂಗಭದ್ರ ತಟಸ್ಥಿರೇ ಚಿರಂತಂ ದುಶ್ಚರಮ್ ತಪ:|
ವಂದೇ ಗೋವಿಂದಾತೀರ್ಥಾಖ್ಯಂ ಮುನಿಂ ಜ್ಞಾನ ಸಮೃಧ್ಧಯೇ|

tuMgabhadra taTasthirE chiraMtaM dushcharam tapa:|
vaMdE gOviMdaatIrthaakhyaM muniM j~Jaana samRudhdhayE|

तुंगभद्र तटस्थिरे चिरंतं दुश्चरम् तप:।
वंदे गोविंदातीर्थाख्यं मुनिं ज्ञान समृध्धये।

தும்கபத்ர தடஸ்திரே சிரம்தம் துஶ்சரம் தப:|
வம்தே கோவிம்தாதீர்தாக்யம் முநிம் ஜ்ஞாந ஸம்ருத்தயே|

తుంగభద్ర తటస్థిరే చిరంతం దుశ్చరమ్ తప:|
వందే గోవిందాతీర్థాఖ్యం మునిం జ్ఞాన సమృధ్ధయే|

Vrundavana @ Navavrundavana, Anegondi

Ashrama Gurugalu – Sri Vyasarajaru

Ankita – “Muddu Krishna”

Vrundavana Pravesha – phalguna Krishna panchami

Aradhana – Palguna Bahula Panchami

 

Who is Govinda Odeyaru?

Sri Vyasarajaru was the Kulapathi for Vijayanagara Vishwavidyaalaya.  During that period so many pundits, so many yathees of different parampare invited Sri Vyasarajaru for “vaagvaada”.   Agreeing for the vaagvada, Sri Vyasarajaru argued in favour of Madhwa matha and proved that none of the other siddanthas are in line with Vedavyasaru.

The persons who argued with Vyasarajaru were not ordinary pundits.  All were stalwarts in their tatvas.  After being defeated by Vyasarajaru some of the yathees, started repenting for having accepted Advaitha.     One amongst them was Sri Govinda Tirtharu,  who, was an advaitee pontiff so far,  felt the need for joining Madhwa Tathva and the importance of Vaishnavatva and he surrendered before the feet of Sri Vyasarajaru and told “ So far I had followed a philosophy which was against the Vedavyasa’s wordings.  I would like to come out of the “bhrama or maaya” tathva , please accept my shishyatva”.

Sri Vyasarajaru agreed and with the danda pallata gave sanya deekshe again with tapta chakrana and mantropadesha.  Sri Govinda Tirtharu, after taking Vaishnava deekshe, also served the daasa parampare with many krutees in the form of sulaadees with the ankita “muddukrishna”.

He entered Vrundavana 5 years prior to Vyasarajaru itself in Navavrundavana in 1534 AD on Phalguna Krishna panchami day.

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