Sri Sujnanendra Teertharu

Sloka : 
Sanskrit :
सुधासारार्थतत्वज्ञं सुरद्रुमसमं सताम् ।
सुराधिपगुरुप्रख्यं सुज्ज्ञॆनॆंद्र गुरुं भजॆ ॥

Kannada :
ಸುಧಾಸಾರಾರ್ಥತತ್ವಜ್ಞಂ ಸುರದ್ರುಮಸಮಂ ಸತಾಮ್ |
ಸುರಾಧಿಪಗುರು ಪ್ರಖ್ಯಂ ಸುಜ್ಞಾನೇಂದ್ರ ಗುರುಂ ಭಜೇ ||

Telugu :
సుధాసారార్థతత్వజ్ఞం సురద్రుమసమం సతామ్ |
సురాధిపగురుప్రఖ్యం సుజ్ఞానేంద్ర గురుం భజే ||


One Raghavendracharya, the poorvashrama son of the great grandson of Dheerendratheertha and poorvashrama brother-in-law of Sujanendratheertha was a great scholar. He was very pious and austere. Raghavendracharya who received sanyasa from Sujanendratheertha as per the orders of his mother was named Sujnanendratheertha. He spent most of his time at Nanjangud during his reign of twenty five years except for his tour for a brief period. During his tour, he got back Kireetigiri, Moraba, Somanahalli and other villages whose possession the Mutt had lost, and lands in the villages of Amarapura, Shettihalli and others.

As the British  rule had already become entrenched, it was during his time the documents pertaining to all the assets of the Mutt were done. The swamiji was a great ascetic. He exuded unusual brilliance whenever he was seen after he had performed Pranavajapa and Ahneeka. In connection with a certain village, the Mutt needed the help of the Deputy Commissioner of Mysore. He was an Briton. Thinking that if he could see to it that the official met the swamiji, it would facilitate the Mutt to have an easy passage of its requirements, the Sreepadaputra Raja Rajagopalacharya placed his views before the swamiji. The swamiji replied that, “Shastras forbid even seeing a foreigner. I do not wish to give him an interview”. Raja Rajagopalacharya urged the swamiji to clear the way for meeting, keeping the interest of the Mutt in view. He brought that official to the Mutt. But the official could see only an empty plank but not the swamiji. All the pains Rajagopalacharya took were of no avail. This not only aroused in the official, devotion for the swamiji but eventhe Sreepadaputra was astounded and frightened by the bewildering ascetic powers of the swamiji. This demonstrated how brilliant was the charisma of the swamiji.Being in the peetha for twenty five years, the swamiji wished to spend the last days of his life in Mantralaya and went there. After he had spent some days there worshipping Sri Gururaja, he had a dream where Gururaja ordained him to return to Nanjangud and said that he would be so blessed as to have his Aradhana fall on the day next to the concluding day of Sri Raghavendra swamiji’s Aradhana instead of having his Brindavan at Mantralaya as desired by him. As ordained by Gururaja, the swamiji returned to Nanjangud. After a few days of his arrival at Nanjangud, the swamiji reached the heavenly abode on the fourth day of Shravana Bahula in Durmathi Samvatsara. As the Uttara Aradhana of Sri Gururaja coincides with the Poorva Aradhana of Sujnanendratheertha, the devotees could understand the import of what Sri Gururaja had ordained. Swamiji’s scholarship was extraordinary. Besides rendering discourse on Nyayasudha nine times conclusively, he has become celebrated by writing the book ‘Chandrikamandana’.


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Source : Gurucharite



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