BIDARAHALLI SRINIVASA TIRTHARU
ಶ್ರೀ ಶ್ರೀನಿವಾಸಗುರೂನ್ ವಂದೇ ಶ್ರೀನಿವಾಸಾಂಘ್ರಿ ಸದ್ರತೀನ್ |
ಶ್ರೀಮಧ್ವಶಾಸ್ತ್ರದುಗ್ದಾಬ್ಧಿಪಾರಗಂತ್ರೂನ್ ಅಹಂ ಭಜೇ |
श्री श्रीनिवासगुरून् वंदे श्रीनिवासांघ्रि सद्रतीन् ।
श्रीमध्वशास्त्रदुग्दाब्धिपारगंत्रून् अहं भजे ।
శ్రీ శ్రీనివాసగురూన్ వందే శ్రీనివాసాంఘ్రి సద్రతీన్ |
శ్రీమధ్వశాస్త్రదుగ్దాబ్ధిపారగంత్రూన్ అహం భజే |
ஶ்ரீ ஶ்ரீநிவாஸகுரூந் வம்தே ஶ்ரீநிவாஸாம்க்ரி ஸத்ரதீந் |
ஶ்ரீமத்வஶாஸ்த்ரதுக்தாப்திபாரகம்த்ரூந் அஹம் பஜே |
Period 1590 – 1640
Gurugalu – Sri Yadavaaryaru
Place – Honnali in Shimoga District
Punyadina – Bhadrapada Bahula Dwiteeya
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Mantrakshate at Mantralaya –
Once Sri Bidarahalli Srinivasacharyaru went to Raghavendra Swamigalu, during Chaturmasya. After samstana pooja, Rayaru asked Bidarahalli Srinivasacharyaru to sit for Theerthaprasada, but he hesitated to take the items as Rayaru takes Mustard (sasive) as a gesture to the offering of Kanakadasaru. As Bidarahalli Srinivasa thirtharu is from Uttaradimutt, he thought that he will have Vrathabhanga if he takes mustard. Then Rayaru told his disciples to serve him only items which does not contain Mustard. After the Theerthaprasada, Rayaru gave him mantrakshate and returned to his place Bidarahalli. When he went home, he observed that the mantrakshate given by Rayaru has turned to be black colour in his hands, whereas the mantrakshate given by rayaru for Yadavaryaru is still red colour only . Yadavaryaru told him that he has done wrong by not accepting mustard at the rayara mutt. Next day itself, Srinivasacharyaru went back to Rayaru and apologized for the same, and had the Theerthaprasada with mustard and received the mantrakshate from Rayaru.
Srinivasacharyarun was a nephew of Yadavaaryaru.
Bidarahalli Srinivasachar got the title “Thirtha”:
Once Rayaru, on his way went to Bidarahalli and met Srinivasacharyaru in his house and stayed there for a few days accepting his bhikshe. There, Rayaru had the opportunity of reading the works of Bidarahalli Srinivasacharyaru and was with full of admiration for Srinivasacharya, who even though was a gruhasta, had dedicated himself to the spread of knowledge. Rayaru blessed him with the title “THIRTHA” and renamed him as “Bidarahalli Srinivasa Thirtha” instead of “Bidarahalli Srinivasachar”. Thus he got the “thirtha” title even though he was not a sanyasi.