Wednesday, 24 February 2016

JYOTIRLINGA DARSHAN YATRA – 2016, SRI RAGAVENDRA SWAMY MOOLA BRINDAVAN AT MANTRALAYAM- Part – XII.

25th February, 2016.
DAY -8, 09-02-2016.
From Pune around 13.00 Hrs boarded train no 17013  to Hyderabad and reached around 04.30 Hrs. From there we continued our Yathra by bus and car to Mantralayam without staying at Hyderabad and reached Mantralayam around 15.00. Of course it was a long journey of more than 24 hours by train and bus. On the way we had stopped one daba  for preparing breakfast and Lunch. After taking rest and bath had the dharshan of Sri Raghavendar and we are fortunate to see the Gold, silver Gaja ( elephant) Ratha Urchavam of Sri Prakalath and Unchal Seva.

SRI RAGHAVENDRA SWAMY MOOLA BRINDAVAN
  • Sri Raghavendra Swamy decides to go in to Brindavan the village Manchalamma, where he had done his yagnas in his previous birth as Prakalath, on the banks of River Dhungabatra. And also asked his disciple Venkanna to bring the stone from the Village Madhavaram. Sri Ragavendra told that that was the stone, on which Sri Rama sat before proceeding to Kiskintha.  Also the left over stone was made as Sri Anjaneyar and installed in front of his moola Brindavan ( The stone used for the moola Brindavan was not the stone mentioned by Sri Raghavendra).
  • The Brindhavan next to moola Brindhavan constructed with the stone mentioned by Sri Raghavendra is occupied by Sri Vadeendra Theertharu, who is poorvasrama great grand son of Sri Raghavendra.
  • Sri Manchalamma Sannadhi is at the right side of the entrance and as per Sri Raghavendra, Sri Manchalamma to be worshiped before entering the Moola Brindavan.
  • Out side the moola Brindavan Samadis of Sri Ragavendra mutt heads  Via, Sri Sujeendra Theetharu ( 1963 to 1986), Sri Suvarateendra Theertharu ( 1926 to 1933), Sri Sudharnendra Theertharu ( 1861 to 1872), Sri Sujameendra Theertharu ( 1933 to 1967), Sri Sushameendra theertharu ( 1985 to 2009) and Sri Suyateendra Theertharu swamykal ( ( 2006 to 2014). Naagars also kept under a tree and Thulasi madam under the vanni tree.
  • The 11th generation of Venkanna family is taking care of the temple rituals and Original Padukas used by Sri Raghavendra  also with them under Pooja.
  • During our visit to Moola Brindavan renovation is on full swing and might witness a new look during the next visit.
TEMPLE TIMINGS :
  1. The Moola Brindavan is kept open for dharshan between 06.00 Hrs to 14.00 Hrs and 16.00 Hrs to 21.00 Hrs
  2. Ratha urchavam will start at 19.30 Hrs.
  3. Annathanam is served between 12.30 Hrs to 14.00 Hrs and 19.30 hrs to 21.30 hrs.
LOCATION :CLICK HERE
Moola Brindavan entrance arch
Sri Ragavendar Staue
Krishna’s kalinga narthanam
Entranve to Moola Brindavan 
 Manchalamma Temple 
Manchalamma  
Moola Brindavan 
 Gold, Siver Chariots
 Gold, Siver Chariots
 Gold, Siver Cahriots Prakalath procession
Gold, Siver Cahriots Prakalath procession
Oonjal Seva
 A Beautiful sun set on the banks of river Dungapathra   
Shiva temple on the banks of river Dungapathra  
 ---OM SHIVAYA NAMA:---
 ..........To be continued

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