Kambalur Ramachandra

Sri Kambaluru Ramachandra Tirtharu

वंदारुकल्पतरवे वादिकैरवभानवे ।
श्रीरामचंद्रगुरवे नम: कारुण्यसिंधवे ।

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vaMdaarukalpataravE vaadikairavabhaanavE

shrIraamachaMdraguravE nama: kaaruNyasiMdhavE |

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Period – 1575 to 1632 AD

Father – Sri Kuppacharya

Vth in succession after Sri Vyasarajaru

  • Parampare – Vyasaraja Mutt
  • Vrundavana @ Rayavellore
  • Mruttika Vrundavana @ Tirumakoodalu
  • Aradhana – Margashira Shudda Triteeya
  • Ashrama Gurugalu – Sri Sripati Tirtharu
  • Ashrama Shishyaru – Sri Lakshmi Vallabha Tirtharu
  • His Shishyaas – VaaTivaala Narasimha, Sri Ratnagarbha Odeyar

He is regarded as the “Sampradaya Pravarthakaru” of Sri Vyasaraja Mutt.  He was a great scholar and a debater.  He belongs to Kambaluru family (Sri Vibudendra Tirtharu also belong to the same family).  His poorvikaas are from Coimbatore District in KavileeppaaLayaM village in SatyamangalaM Taluk.

Education – Sri Kambaluru Ramachandra Tirtharu, in his Srimannyaaya Sudha Tippani,  has quoted that he has studied under Sri Vijayeendraru

पदवाक्यप्रमाणज्ञान् सौशील्याद्युपशोभितान् ।

विजयीन्द्रयतीन्द्राख्यान् सेवे विद्यागुरून्मम ॥

Mass conversion to Madhwa Philosophy –  When he was sitting for Chaturmasya in Pennaatturu near Veluru, he had given Madhwa Deekshe to many Kannada speaking Brahmins and converted them to Madhwa philosophy.  Still many such families are still living in Coimbatore District with the surname Pennatturu.

His works –

  1. Srimannyaayasudha VyaaKyaa
  2. Sri Jayatirtha’s Rugbhashya Teeka Vyaakyaa
  3. AitarEya Bhaashya Teeka
  4. TatvavivEka Teeka

Stopping of Big Rock – Raya Vellore –

During his stay once in Rayavellore, some miscreants not able to sustain the growth of Madhwa Shastra and his Vak Chaturya, tried to kill him by throwing a big stone on him, when he was doing japa.  He realized that a big stone is being thrown, so he said “antaraale tista”.  Immediately that rock stood there without falling on any body.  Such was his tapashakthi.  That is why that place which was called as Vellore is called as “Rayavellore” – Raya means “big stone”.  The Rock which was stopped by swamiji is still can be seen near his Vrundavana.

“ Madhwa Vijaya Nagara”

The area where his vrundavana is located is termed as “ Madhwa Vijaya Nagara”, Vellore.  Apart from Sri Kambalur Ramachandra Tirtharu, there are 8 more vrundavanas located in that place.  They are :

  1. Sri Vidyapathy Thirtharu.. ……..Sri Uttaradi Mutt
  2. Sri Sathyadiraja Thirtharu.. ……Sri Uttaradi mutt
  3. Sri Sripati Tirtharu, Sri Vyasaraja Mutt
  4. Sri Kambaluru Ramachandra Tirtharu, Sri Vyasaraja Mutt
  5. Sri Raghavendra Swamigalu, Mruttika Vrundavana
  6. Sri Kesava Udayaru..Bidi Sanyasi, Shishyaru of Satyadiraja Tirtharu
  7. Sri Govinda Madhava Udayaru…..    – do –
  8. Sri Bhoovaraga Udayaru….. ……..      – do –
  9. Sri Raghunatha Udayaru…..                 – do –

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