Jagannatha Tirtharu

ಶ್ರೀ ಜಗನ್ನಾಥತೀರ್ಥರ ಪುಣ್ಯದಿನ

(ಭಾಷ್ಯದೀಪಿಕಾಚಾರ್ಯರು)

Ashrama Gurugalu – Sri Sheshachandrikacharyaru

Ashrama Shishyaru – Sri Srinatha Tirtharu

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Birth Place : Gouribidanoor

Vrundavana @ Kumbakona
Aradhana day :  Pushya Shukla dwiteeya

Peetadhipatva period 1755-1770

JAGANNATHA Teertharu - Kumbukonam

ವಿದ್ವತ್ಪಂಕಜ ಮಾರ್ತಾಂಡ: ವಾದಿಮತ್ತೇಭಕೇಸರೀ|
ಜಗನ್ನಾಥಗುರುರ್ಭೂಯಾತ್ ಜ್ಯಾಯಸೇ ಶ್ರೇಯಸೇ ಮಮ |

shrI jagannaathatIrthara puNyadina (bhaaShyadIpikaachaaryaru)
vidvatpaMkaja maartaaMDa: vaadimattEbhakEsarI|
jagannaathagururbhUyaat jyaayasE shrEyasE mama |

श्री जगन्नाथतीर्थर पुण्यदिन (भाष्यदीपिकाचार्यरु)
विद्वत्पंकज मार्तांड: वादिमत्तेभकेसरी।
जगन्नाथगुरुर्भूयात् ज्यायसे श्रेयसे मम ।

Granthagalu – “Bhashya Deepika” and “Soothra Deepika”

He is said to be the avatara of Sri Galava Rushigalu

One of the very pontiffs in Sri Vyasaraja Mutt, who entered sanyasa directly from Brahmacharyashrama after Sri Vyasarajaru

Place where he wrote his books – Bhavan Kalmanmandapam, where his image is carved on a pillar.

Bhashyadeepikacharya His name is actually Sri Jagannatha Tirtharu.  But he is always referred as Bhashyadeepikacharyaru as he has composed the great book titled Bhashya Deepika.  He studied under Sri Sheshachandrikacharyaru for nearly 30 years

Swimming with the devara pettige –  Once some Turushka Sainikaas attacked him.  In order to prevent them from touching the devara pettige (God’s box), he swam in Kaveri River for nearly 20 kilometres and saved himself and the Devara pettige.

Saved by Narasimha – In another occasion, some sainiks attacked, he prayed Narasimha Devaru, who in turn appeared in a Mango Tree and saved him.  This he has mentioned in his Bhashyadeepika Grantha.

Amrastambhaat samaagatsa taamra tunDaan nihatyaya |

namram noumi jagannatham tamrOpaattam nRukEsari |

ಆಮ್ರಸ್ತಮ್ಭಾತ್ ಸಮಾಗತ್ಸ ತಾಮ್ರ ತುಂಡಾನ್ ನಿಹತ್ಯಯ |
ನಮ್ರಂ ನೌಮಿ ಜಗನ್ನಾಥಮ್ ತಮ್ರೋಪಾತ್ತಮ್ ನೃಕೇಸರಿ |

आम्रस्तम्भात् समागत्स ताम्र तुंडान् निहत्यय ।
नम्रं नौमि जगन्नाथम् तम्रोपात्तम् नृकेसरि ।

2 comments on “Jagannatha Tirtharu

  • great saint trained under most learned saint
    sri sheshachanrikacharya
    and sri jagannatha theertha’s granthas namely bhashya deepika and sutradeepika an outstanding work for all madhwas irrespective of their respective mutts
    to understand sri madhwa sutra bhashya without any doubts
    naganathachar

  • Naganathachar

    June 13, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    without studying bhashyadeepika the inner meaning of brahma sutr bhashya will remain incomplete. one should be ever grateful to sri jagannatha theertharu and also his famous guru HIS HOLINESS sri shesha chandrikacharyaru the gems of madhwa mutt and we have to bow our heads with great devotion

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