Madanuru Vishnu Tirtharu (kannada)
“MAGHA BAHULA TRAYODASHI”
ಯಸ್ಯ ಪ್ರಚಂಡತಪಸಾ ಶೃತಿಗೀತವೃತ್ತಸ್ತುಷ್ಟೋ ಹರಿ: ಕಿಲ ವಶಂ ವದತಾಪಮಾಪ | ಶ್ರೀಮಧ್ವಸನ್ಮತ ಪಯೋನಿಧಿ ಪೂರ್ಣಚಂದ್ರ: ಶ್ರೀವಿಷ್ಣುತೀರ್ಥ ಮುನಿರಾದ್ಮಾತನೋತು || yasya prachaMDatapasaa shrutigItavRuttastuShTHO hari: kila vashaM vadataapamaapa | shrImadhvasanmata payOnidhi pUrNachaMdra: shrIviShNutIrtha muniraadmaatanOtu | Janma Naama – Jayatirthacharya Birth Place – Sirihatta
Vidyabhyasa – AijiVenkataramacharyaru (Sri Vyasatatvajnaru) Other names of Vishnu Tirtharu – Adavi Swamigalu, Aranyakacharyaru Ashrama Gurugalu – Sri Satyavara Tirtharu Ashrama Nama – Sri Vishnu Tirtharu
Sanyasashrama Sweekara – 1794 (His 40th year) Vrundavana Pravesha – 1806 (shivaratri) Vrundavana – Madanooru (Near Kusha River) Aradhana Day – Magha Bahula Trayodashi
Shishyaas –Gokavi Anantadri Bheemacharyaru Tonapi Balacharyaru Moraba Sheshacharyaru Moraba Ramacharyaru Kaujalagi Venkatacharyaru Annigeri Annacharyaru (sketch by Vaidya Srinivasachar)
Badarinarayana Vigraha found in his dream – once he got a dream wherein he saw Badarinarayana Vigraha at a place. Next day, when he went to that place in search of that vigraha, he got the vigraha and the same vigraha is being worshipped and kept over his vrundavana at Madanuru.
Chaturashrama – Like his Gurugalu Vyasatatvajnaru, Madanuru Vishnu Tirtharu also has gone through all the four – Chaturashramas, viz., Brahmacharya, Gruhasta, Sanyasa and Vanaprasta
Jayatirtha drunk the Panchamrutha –
Once when Jayatirtha (Vishnu tirtharu’s poorvashrama), Sri IG Venkataramanacharyaru, the gurugalu, told his shishyaas to do japa of Nrusimha Mantra, on behalf of Gopalakrishnacharya, the son of IG Venkataramanacharya who was suffering from severe health problem and was facing unnatural death. Sri Jayatirtha started chanting the mantras and did it for seven days even without food or water. On the seventh day, he completed the mantra and had become very lean and was hungry. He came straight to Gopalakrishna Temple and took the items kept for preparing Panchamrutha for Gopalakrishna himself. All the people were stunned at this. After some time, during Mangalarathi the panchamrutha was coming out of the mouth of Gopalakrishna devaru. Then the people noticed that the panchamrutha which Jayatirtha had eaten were done samarpana to bimbamoorthy in him. The son of IG Venkataramanachar also recovered.
Vairagya through Purandaradasara devaranama –
Once Jayatirthachar was sitting happily on his decorated bed alongwith his wife. Then a Daasa came near his house and was singing the devaranama –govinda namo govinda namo govinda naaraayana mancha baaradu | maDadi baaraLu | kanchu kannadi baaradu | sanchitaartada dravya baaradu | munche maadiro dharmava | ಗೋವಿಂದ ನಮೋ ಗೋವಿಂದ ನಮೋ ಗೋವಿಂದ ನಾರಾಯಣ
ಮಂಚ ಬಾರದು | ಮಡದಿ ಬಾರಳು |
ಕಂಚು ಕನ್ನಡಿ ಬಾರದು |
ಸಂಚಿತಾರ್ತದ ದ್ರವ್ಯ ಬಾರದು |
ಮುಂಚೆ ಮಾಡಿರೊ ಧರ್ಮವ |
On hearing this immediately Jnaana in Jayatirtha made him to got out of his bed, left his house and never touched the bed again. Each word in the song was so inspiring that he left everything step by step and took vairagya.
Granthas by sri Madanuru Vishnu Tirtharu :1. Adhyaatmruta rasa ranjani – Tippani for Srimanyaayasudha 2. Bimbastuti 3. Muktamaala (Geetaasaaroddaara) 4. Rama Stotra (It was written during famine period) 5. Sumadhwa Vijaya prameya phalamaalika 6. Nyaayasudhaa stotra 7. Srikrishnaastaka 8. BimbaarpaNa vidhi 9. Bhagavata Dharma stotra 10. Atma sukha bodhini patrika 11. Achyutaananta stotra 12. Sri Jayatirthashtaka 13. Sri Jayatirtha Stotra 14. Upadesha Stotra 15. Aajnaa patra – Here he has guided as to how to spend the day 16. ShoDashi 17. Chaturdashi 18. Srimad Bhagavatha Saaroddaara 19. Srimad Bhagavatha Dhruta saara 20. Dhyaana snaana vidhi
Chaturdashi Grantha – In this grantha, he has narrated Chaturdasha upaasane. viz., Jeeva homa prakarana, Upanayana prakarana, Suryagati prakarana, Ayuryajna prakarana, vedaadhyayana prakarana, bhikshaaTana prakaraNa, bhojana prakaraNa, paapaalepa prakaraNa, Jeeva prayaaNa maarga prakaraNa, brahmayajna prakaraNa, shudda yajna prakaraNa, svaroopa yajna prakaraNa, sulabha pooja prakaraNa, guruprasaada laabha prakaraNa. In the Jeeva Homa prakaraNa – He has narrated the tatva niyamaka devate for Homa In the upanayana prakaraNa – He has narrated the Rushi, Chandassu, Devate, etc., for Gayatri Mantra. There is a separate Rushi for Om, BhU:, bhuva:, suva:, etc., Similarly there is separate Chandassu for Om, BhU:, bhuva:, suva:, etc., there is a separate devate for Om, BhU:, bhuva:, suva:, etc., In Vedaadhyayana prakaraNa – He has narrated the anusandhaana for vedaadhyana In Bhojana prakaraNa – He has narrated the Vaishwaanara dhyaana krama, abhimaani devate for different svaaha, Shodashi Grantha – In this grantha, he has narrated Shodasha the various aspects of Jeeva – it has 16 prakaraNaas – viz., Bandhaka prakaraNa, bandhaka nivrutti prakaraNa, bimba pratibimbabhaava prakaraNa, sthoola shareera srusti prakaraNa, avastaatraya nirmaNa prakaraNa, praaNa vyaapaara prakaraNa, bimba samstaapana prakaraNa, bhojana prakaraNa, indriya vyaapara prakaraNa, tatva kaarya prakaraNa, rathaadi prakaraNa, jaagrat prakaraNam, svapna prakaraNam, suShupti prakaraNam, gamanaagamana prakaraNam, mokSha prakaraNam,