Thursday, June 13, 2013

Guru parampara of Sri Sode mata

Sri Sode Vaadiraja Mata
Jagadguru Srimanmadhwaachaarya Moolamahaasamsthanam

Aacharya Madhwa Lineage of the Swamijis of Sri Sode Mata                     

Sode Mutt

Aradhya Daiva
 Bhuvaraha. The idol is known for its remarkable iconography with Bhuudeevi on one thigh and the other leg supporting on the hood of serpent. Along with Bhuvaraha idol of the personal god of Vadiraja namely Hayagriya is also worshipped. Sri Hayagriva is the presiding deity of knowledge and accordingly the idol has in hand the mudra of knowledge, book, rosary and conch. Moola vigraha given by Madhvacharya to Vishnuteertha, the founder yati of sode mutt

A listing of the idols worshipped by Sri Vadiraja Teertha and in use at the Sode mutt even to this day would read as follows:
1. Sri Bhoovaraha Moola Vigraha 
the centrepiece of the mutt - gifted to the first pontiff Sri Vishnu Teertha by Sri Madhvacharya.
2. 'Vyasa Mushti'  - self incarnated, obtained from Badarikashrama and worshipped by Sri Madhvacharya.
3. Lord Sri Hayagriva - Obtained by Sri Vadiraja Teertha from Daivajna brahmin artisans as indicated in his dreams.
4. Hayagriva Saligrama - retrieved by Sri Vaidraja Teertha from a cave in Dwaraka.
5. Kadagolu Krishna - Received by Sri Vadiraja Teertha from Sri Vishnu Teertha atop Kumara mountain.
6. Lord Sri Narasimha - worshipped by Bheemasena in Dwapara yuga -retrieved by Sri Vadiraja Teertha from Bheemakunda as bidden by Sri Vedavyasa when visiting Badasrikaashrama.
7. Lord Sri Srinivasa with Bhu (in gold) - presented by the Lord himself in the dream to Sri Vadiraja Teertha as a token of his pleasure at Tirupati.
8. Lord Sri Rama and Lord Sri Vitthala (both in silver)  - retrieved by Sri Vadiraja Teertha while unearthing buried riches at Hampi - believed to have been worshipped by Vali and Sugriva.
9. Pache Vitthala (emerald) - statue of a Jain temple that transformed into this form in the presence of Sri Vadiraja Teertha.
10. Lord Sri Vitthala - once worshipped by Sage Gouthama and retrieved by Sri Vadiraja Teertha.
11. Vishwambara Saligrama
12. Lord Sri Mushna Varaahamurthy  - obtained by Sri Vadiraja Teertha when visiting Mushni.
13. Lord Sri Hayagriva (silver) - gifted by Sri Vishnu Teertha, brother of Sri Madhvacharya.
14. Dadhivamana Saligrama
15. Balamuri Shankha - retrieved by Sri Vadiraja Teertha from the seabed in Dwaraka.
16.Balamuri Shankha - given to Sri Vishnu Teertha by Sri Madhvacharya.
17. Lakshminarayana Saligramas from 12 Khsehtras  - obtained from Gandaki River by Sri Vadiraja Teertha.
18. Mint ring and 'akshaya patra'  - extraordinary items gifted by Sri Madhvacharya to his brother and the first pontiif of this mutt.
19. Lord Sri Krishna (bearing a divine smile)  - gifted originally to a devout family by Sri Madhvacharya - later offered to the mutt by the family for conduct of special long term prayers.
20. Lord Sri Narayana resplendent on the lotus.
The following items also are present in the mutt:
·         Image of Sri Mukhya prana
·         Statue of Sri Vadiraja Teertha presented by the seer to his mother
·         Sri Vadiraja Teertha's golden paadukas
·         Padmapeetha with the presence of Sri Bhootharaja
·         Statue of Sri Vedavyasa
 Charma Shloka
 Vishnu Tirtha

 Vedavyasa Tirtha

 Vedavedya Tirtha

 Vedagarbha Tirtha

 Vareesha tirtha

 Vamana Tirtha

 Vasudeva Tirtha

 Vedavyasa Tirtha

 Varaha tirtha

 Vedatma Tirtha

 Vishvavandya Tirtha

 Ratnagarbha Tirtha

 Vedanga Tirtha

 Vidyapati Tirtha

 Vishvavandya Tirtha

 Vishva Tirtha

 Vithala tirtha

 Varadaraja tirtha

 Vagisha Tirtha

 Vadiraja Tirtha
 phAlguNa bahuLa  trutIya

 Vedavedya Tirtha

 Vidyanidhi Tirtha

 Vedanidhi Tirtha

 Varadaraja Tirtha

 Vishvadhirajendra Tirtha

 Vadivandya Tirtha

 Vishvavandya Tirtha

 Vibudhavarya Tirtha

 Vishvanidhi Tirtha

 Vishvadhisha Tirtha

 Vishvesha Tirtha

 Vishvapriya Tirtha(Sri bRundAvanAcAryaru)

 Vishvadhisha Tirtha

 vishvendra Tirtha

 Vishvottama Tirtha

36. Sri Vishwavallabha Theertha Swamiji (The present swamiji)

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