Sri.Vijayendra theertha swamigal is a great saint in Sri.Mathvachariar tradition .He lived during the period A .D 1517 to 1614.He was a master in Veda Sastras.He has learnt all the 64 arts.It is learnt that he used to create daily a new Vigraha of God Vishnu for worshiping by the power of his penance.He lived during the same period of Sri.Vyasaraja Theerthar & also Sri.Appaiya Deekshithar.Rulers of Vijayanagara samrajya & Maratta kings who ruled Tanjore had great respect towards him.He has widely traveled through out India both north & south.He has also conquered many learned scholars in debate where ever he proceeded.He kept Kumbakonam as his head quarters.There was suddenly invasion of Delhi Sultan during his period in 15th century.Hampi was destroyed.News spread that sultan's army was nearing the temple town of Kumbakonam.People & devotees were more worried about the temples .They immediately contacted Sri.Vijayendra Theertha swamigal & requested him to save
Kumbakonam.He is not the king or maintaining army.There was a small army of Maratta King guarding Kombakonam.News was sent to the king in Tanjore for reinforcement.But they could not reach in time.Now people felt that swamigal only could save them & Kumbakonam.Swamigal assured them that they need not worry.It was evening time.He prayed & distributed 5000 co co nuts in the mutt to the people.He instructed them to break them in the entrance & around the temple when the invaders attack the temple.People woke up through out the night.In the morning, army of Delhi sultan reached Kumbakonam & began attacking the temples.Devotees started breaking co co nuts.Invaders fell down from their horses one by one & every time they heard the sound of breaking of co co nuts,they felt unbearable head ache in their heads & felt that an unknown power is preventing them from attacking.Immediately they left Kumbakonam fearing for their lives.The sakthi of Mantras invoked in the co co nuts by Swamigal done the miracle.Now the reinforcement army from Tanjore reached kumbakonam & began to guard it.We should remember this & thank Sri.Vijayendra swamigal for the great job done in protecting the temple city of Kumbakonam .He entered into Maha samadhi in the river bank of Cauvery at Kumbakonam in the year 1614 .Swamigal 's Aaradhana is to be celebrated by the coming Friday 12th June at his mutt.Also ,Maha samprochanam of sri .Rahavendra Swamigal brindavan in the presence of present Manthralayam Sri .Rahavendra Swamigal mutt, Sri. Sri.Subudendhira Theertha Swamigal in between 9.00 to 10.00 AM.Devotees solve their problems worshiping here on Thursdays.Sastra University has built a big dining hall for offering of free food during Thursdays .With contribution from public ,Sastra university & City Union Bank annadhanam is conducted.Photo of Sri.Vijayendra Theertha swamigal from Kumudam Jyodidam with thanks.
Kumbakonam place blessed with so much nice temple. Especially they have navagrahnam temple I used to go there. Thank you sir such a nice information. Pls convey my congrats to sudhari amma she is very creative, rak kitchen often she used to say about her mother's traditional cooking. Thanks for sharing her creative works & ur way explanation about temple its grest sir. Thank you a lot ur family inspired me a lot. Especially you told tat granddaughter knows every story, now I am following tat for my kids telling stories but I don't know from where to start whatever I say she will b asking me questions how, who y he suddenly csme. So pls give idea for this. Once again thank you for ur wonderful time ur spending with us. Thanks yor ur reply.ReplyDelete
Thank you.First tell them tenali raman stories.In the net you can see stories from different countries.Folk stories.You can tell Hanuman helping Sri.Rama & Seetha.Just tell them small episodes.If they like it,you can continue.My grand dr used to ask me why god is not appearing before me.I used to tell her that we have to do lot of penance.Sidhars would come in some other man's form.Later only we can recognize them.When i was working my immediate boss took me to a newly constructed 18 Sidhar temple at Edappadi near Salem. I went round the temple & worshiped Sidhars .We sat for a while near the entrance of the temple.I saw a boy around 15 years old by my side. He just wore a dothi in his waist with uncombed hair,black complexion.Some thing in my mind told that he is not an ordinary person.I took a ten rupees note & gave it to him.With a smile,he accepted it.Later we attended a small party given by our company just to encourage employees & help maintain a cordial relationship between higher ups & workers.In the evening we returned back to our home.Night i had a dream. A bearded person with split tongue ( like snake) asked me to come to Chennimalai Murugan temple which is near by Erode.I was wondering why he had split tongue.Soon I had the answer.In Dharma Chakram book, i read an article about "pinnakku sidhar"It is explained in that the sidhar is called like that because his tongue is in the back side near the throat,in Tamil meaning "back side or pin - nakku.Now people call it as "punnakku sidhar" wrongly.When i asked my superior whether he noticed this black boy in the temple,he replied that he has not seen.I used to get such happenings .But i tell them only to my family as many may not believe this things.My Guru sri ..Manicka Mudaliar trustee of Thiruvotriyur Sanmarga Sangam would tell about Sidhars.That sidhar i have seen as a boy is in Jeeva samadhi at Chennimalai Murugan temple.If my grand dr see some old person with beard,she would immediately ask me whether he is a sidhar.You can also tell them animal stories like pancha thanthra.You can buy them cindrella or fairy tales.A lot of fairy tales are shown in the tv.But telling them would definitely grow the affection between you & your children.ReplyDelete
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