Sri Shesha Chandrikacharyaru
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Bhashyadeepikacharya’s words on Sheshachandrikacharya :ಯೇನಾಯಂ ನಿರಣಾಯಿ ಮಧ್ವಗುರು ಸದ್ ಭಾಷ್ಯಪ್ರಕಾಶಾಶಯ:
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ಸೋಯಂ ಶ್ರೀರಘುನಾಥಯತಿರಾಟ್ ಶುದ್ಧಿಂ ವಿದಧ್ಯಾನ್ಮತೇ: || येनायं निरणायि मध्वगुरु सद् भाष्यप्रकाशाशय:
प्राखंडि प्रतिवादिदर्शनगण: प्राबंधिगुर्वर्णव: ।
शिष्येभ्य: समदायि वित्तमुभयं प्रालंभिविद्यासनं
सोयं श्रीरघुनाथयतिराट् शुद्धिं विदध्यान्मते: ॥
Aradhana Day – Ashada Shudda Chaturthi
Ashrama Gurugalu – Sri Lakshmi Narayana Tirtharu
Ashrama Shishyaru –
1. Sri Lakshminidhi Tirtharu
– (entered vrundavana before gurugalu)
2. Sri Jagannatha Thirtharu (Bhashyadeepikacharyaru)
Ashrama Period – 1700-1755 (55 Years)
Ashrama Nama – Raghunatha Thirtharu
Vrundavana – Tirumakoodalu (Trimakoota Kshetra)
1. Shesha Tatparya Chandrika (Last Two parts of Chandrika)
2. Tantrasara Sangraha Vyakyana (Tatvakarnika)
3. Bruhatee Sahasra Vyakyana (Tatvasaara)
4. Padaartha Viveka
5. Karma Nirnaya Vyakyana
6. Ishavasyopanishad Bhashya Teeka Vyakhyana
“SHESHACHANDRIKA” – Actually his ashrama name is Sri Raghunatha Thirtharu. Sri Vyasarajaru had written the commentary for Brahmasootra Bhashya titled “Tatparya Chandrika” but he had written only for the first two Chapters leaving the last two chapters. When his disciples asked him why he has not completed the Tatparya Chandrika, he had told them that it would be written by another yathi in our parampare itself, quoting “Dashamo Matsamo Bhavet and that he will complete the same”. It is Sri Raghunatha Tirtharu who is regarded as equal to Vyasarajaru and he completed the Tatparya Chandrika.
Sri Raghunatha Thirtharu is the 10th yathi after Sri Vyasarajaru, and he is treated as equal to Sri Vyasarajaru and as he wrote the remaining (Shesha) last the parts of Chandrika he is called as Sheshachandrikacharyaru.
Shesha Tatparya Chandrika – This is vyakyana roopa of Tatvaprakashika and is also the completion of the work by Sri Vyasarajaru “Tatparya Chandrika”. As he wrote the grantha to complete the Vyasarajaru’s work, which enabled the Madhwa parampare to understand Sutraprastana in detail, he is given the title “Sheshachandrikacharya”.
TatvakarNika – It is a vyakyana grantha for Acharya Madhwa’s Tantrasara grantha.
Ishavasyopanishad Bhashya Teeka vyakyana – Here he has extracted the quotes from Jayatheertha’s granthas, Chandrikacharya’s granthas, Raghoottama Tirtha’s Bruha-daranyakopanishad Vyakyana.
Similarity between Chandrikacharya & Sheshachandrikacharya :
– Both have vidya guru as Sri Lakshminarayana Tirtharu. Sri Vyasarajaru had Sri Lakshminarayana Muni, who became Sripadarajaru.
Gave the title Bhashyadeepikacharya to Jagannatha Tirtharu – Once when some Turushkaas tried to enter the Mutt and steal the ornaments and idols, Jagannatha Tirtharu, who was the ashrama shishya of Sheshachandrikacharya, carried the box containing the idols and crossed the Kaveri River and saved it from being snatched by the thieves. But on the way, he got injured (hit by weapon – shastraghata) his body. As such, he said he is not eligible to do the Gopalakrishna’s pooja. He concentrated his time in shastra pravachana, writing granthas like Bhashyadeepika, Sootradeepika, etc. One day, he was writing the Bhashyadeepika grantha, and was tired and was sleeping. Sri Raghunatha Tirtharu who saw his shishya, took all the manuscripts and went to his ashrama. Read it all. He was very happy and told Jagannatha Tirtharu that there is no such dosha of shastraghata (injury) and blessed him that he can do the pooja of Gopalakrishna and gave him the title “Bhashyadeepikacharya”.