One of the most prominent among these Matadhipathies in Madhwa parampara is Shri Raghavendra Threertha Swamiji revered and worshipped as Kamadhenu and Kalpavruksha of Kaliyuga. By reciting the sloka "Poojyaya Raghavendraya Sathya Dharma Rathayacha, Bhajatham Kalpavrukshaya Namataam Kaamadhenave".
A staunch devotee of Swamiji, Sri Appannacharya has said that by mere reciting the Astakshara Manthra "Om Shree Raghavendraya Namaha" one can fulfill all his aspirations.
An illiterate person called Venkanna became a Pandit and also Diwan by reciting this Astakshara manthra. As ordained by Shri Hari Vayu, Shri Raghavendra Swamiji blesses all living beings without discrimination. In view of this Mrithika Brindavan have come up in many areas / layouts of Bangalore to have his Sannidhan as close to his large devotees as possible.
Raghavendra Aradhana in 2012 is the 341st Aradhana Mahotsava of Sri Guru Raghavendra Swamy. Shri Raghavendra Swamy, a 16th century saint and Guru, advocated Vaishnavism and popularized the Dvaita philosophy of Madhvacharya. The Raghavendra Aradhana 2012 will be held at all Sri Raghavendra Swamy Temples all over on 3, 4 and 5 August.
So we along with Srdhar Bidarahalli family (Beegaru) went to Sri Raghavendra Swamy Temple at AGCS layout for pooja. There was heavy rush and we managed to have special lunch at the temple premises.......
God bless all........
Sunday, 5th Aug.2012