Sri Padmanabha Teertharu

Sloka : 
Sanskrit :
पूर्णप्रज्ञकृतं भाष्यमादौ तद्भावपूर्वकम् ।
योव्याकरोन्नमस्तस्मै पद्मनाभाख्ययोगिने ॥

Kannada :
ಪೂರ್ಣಪ್ರಜ್ಞಕೃತಂಭಾಷ್ಯಮಾದೌ ತದ್ಭಾವಪೂರ್ವಕಮ್ |
ಯೋ ವ್ಯಾಕರೋ ನಮಸ್ತ್ಸಸ್ಮೈ ಪದ್ಮನಾಭಾಖ್ಯ ಯೋಗಿನೇ ||

Telugu :
పూర్ణప్రజ్ఞకృతం భాష్యమాదౌ తద్భావపూర్వకమ్ |
యో వ్యాకరో నమస్తస్మై పద్మనాభఖ్య యోగినె ||

 

HISTORY

Considering Padmanabhatheertha fit, Acharya endowed him with the responsibility of carrying on the heritage of Sadvaishnaiva tradition established by Sanakadis and protected by Prajnatheertha. It was Padmanabhatheertha who was coronated as Acharya’s successor in Vedantha Samrajya. His name before sanyasa was Shobhanabhatta. He was from a place on the banks of the Godavari. He was a scholar in the royal court of Warrangal.1 Harihara and Bukka had held him in high esteem. Shobhanabhatta was a great scholar, intellect and wore a brilliant look. He had taken sanyasa in about A.D.1263 after his defeat in a debate with Acharya. Afterwards his erudite scholarship and renown spread far and wide. Teekakrithpada has been all praise for Padmanabhatheertha’s scholarship.2 Sri Padmanabhatheertha has many books to his credit. He has written Sattarka Rathnavalee and Sannyaya Rathnavalee as commentaries on Acharya’s ‘Bhashya’ and ‘Anuvyakhyana’.

 Apart from these two he is also known to have written two more books ‘Anandamala’ and ‘Vayuleelavistharana’. The latter is said to contain eight Cantos, 1101 verses.3 In addition, he has written commentaries on ‘Mayavadakhandana’ and ‘Upadhikhandana’. Thus Padmanabhatheertha who had widely become known for his great books and reigned Vedantha Samrajya for seven years worshipping Sri Moolarama fell at the Lotus feet of Lord Krishnato rest eternally on  he fourteenth day of Kartheeka Bahula of Rakthakshi Samvatsara in A.D.1324 entrusting the Samsthana and the idols to the care of Naraharitheertha, his successor, as ordained by Acharya.As Harihara and Bukka had great reverence forPadmanabhatheertha, they espoused the installation of Padmanabhatheertha’s Brindavan on an island of the Tungabhadra near Anegondi of Kampli kingdom. Padmanabhatheertha after entrusting Mahasamsthana to Naraharitheertha, handed over the idol of Sri Gopinatha inherited by Acharya to one Lakshmidharatheertha, his disciple. It is that heritage which is now known as Sreepadaraja Mutt.

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1 यस्त्रयी सकलपक्षशिक्षकस्तत्रसंसदि वरिष्ठसम्मतः ।
   शॊभनोपपदभट्टनामकः पुर्णसंख्यमनममुहुर्मुदा ॥ -म.वि
2  श्रीमध्वसंसेवनब्धशुद्ध्विघासुधांभोनिधयोsमलाये ।
   कुपालवः पंकजनाभतीर्थाः कूपालवःस्यान्मयिनित्यमेषाम् ॥ -तत्वप्रकाशिका
 
3    ವಾಯುಲೀಲಾವಿಸ್ತರಣವೆಂತೆಂಬ ಕಾವ್ಯವನೆಂಟುಸರ್ಗದಸಾವಿರದ ನೂರೊಂದು ಶ್ಲೋಕದಲಿ 
     ಪದ್ಮನಾಭ ಸುತೀರ್ಥವರ್ಯರು ಬರದರದು ಶ್ರೀನಗರದೊಳು ಕಾಶ್ಮೀರದೇಶದ 
     ರಾಜತರಂಗಿಣಿಯ ಪುಸ್ತಕದ ಭಂಡಾರದಲ್ಲಿದೆ ದ್ವಿಪ್ರತಿಗೈದುತಂದಿರುವೆ 

                                                      - ರಾಘವೇಂದ್ರ ಕವಿಯ ಸರಸ್ವತೀ ಲೀಲಾಪರಿಣಯ

 


Source : Gurucharite


 

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