Sri Bhuvanendra Teertharu

Sloka : 
Sanskrit :
भूदॆववंद्यपादाब्जं भूतिमंतमभीष्टदं ।
भूतलॆ सादु विख्यातं भुवनॆंद्र गुरुं भजॆ ॥

Kannada :
ಭೂದೇವವಂದ್ಯಪಾದಾಬ್ಜಂ ಭೂತಿಮಂತಮಭೀಷ್ಟದಂ |
ಭೂತಲೇ ಸಾಧು ವಿಖ್ಯಾತಂ  ಭುವನೇಂದ್ರಗುರುಂ ಭಜೇ ||

Telugu :
భూదేవవంద్యపాదాబ్జం భూతిమంతమభీష్టదం |
భూతలే సాధు విఖ్యాతం భువనేంద్ర గురుంభజే ||

HISTORY

Bhuvanendratheertha was of great intellect. He acquired the administrative acumen from his guru Varadendratheertha just as how he acquired scholarship from Dheerendratheertha. Besides he also patronised Haridasa    literature. The swamiji was very ardent in performing the pooja of Lord Moolarama. He was revered by Peshwas of Pune. Still he got a big gold Mantap made with the contributions he received from his disciples during his tour and worshipped the idol of Moolarama placed in it. Kings and Desais  were wonderstruck by the administrative acumen of the swamiji.1

A great intellect by name Vyasatattvajna who received sanyasa from the swamiji became Rajaguru in the royal court of SeetharamaBhoopala, the king of Gadwal. He apprised the king of the great powers of the swamiji. Hearing this, the king in great devotion and  earnestness prayed to the swamiji to visit his state and bless him. Acceding to his request, the swamiji visited the palace where he performed the pooja of Moolarama. The king gifted lands and villages in his state to the swamiji. In addition, the following villages came as gifts through the respective officials.
1. Hiremoraba – Mir Mohammed Shah Jung
2. Nagaladinni – Khiravalanayaka Somappanayaka Desai
3. Agnyahala and Handrala along with Noubathu honour –Surapura King
4. Benakapura - Somashekaranayaka
During the swamiji’s period also, documents in respect of the village Mantralaya were executed by one Nawab Mansoordaul Bahadur. Thus the swamiji became instrumental in the progress of the  Mutt. As if that was not enough the swamiji introduced a seal witha Shloka  श्रीरामॊ भाति सव्यासः श्रीमध्वास्थानसंसिथतैः ।श्रीराघवेंद्रसद्वशयैः भुवनेंद्रैःश्रियार्चितः ॥ in order to get such recognition for the Mutt as would boost its fame in accordance with  the ancient tradition.* This was an important milestone. Praneshadasa in his poem  has extolled the swamiji as
ಸುಮ್ಮನೆ ಈಪರಿ ಪದವಿಯು ಜಗದೊಳು ಬಹುದು ಆರಿಗೆ ಅಹುದೂ |
ಬೋಮ್ಮನ ಸಂತತಿಯಿದು ಪುಸಿಯಲ್ಲವು ಸತ್ಯಾ ಭಜಿಸಿರಿ ನಿತ್ಯಾ ||
 

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ಶ್ರೀಮಂತರಿಗೆ ತಿಳಿಸದಲೇ ಸುಜನ ನವರತ್ನ ಹೇಮಮಂಟಪವ ವಿರಚಿಸಿದ ಭುವನೇಂದ್ರಯತಿಯ
                                                                                                                     -ಶ್ರೀಜಗನ್ನಾಥದಾಸರು
* There was an official seal in the past also. One read as ‘Sri Madhwacharya Mahasamsthana’
and another as ‘Vidya Matha Kumbhakona’                                          - Publisher


Source : Gurucharite

 

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