shri jayatheerthara stuti

pravrijya kulashirOratna jayatheerthara

suvratati jhAMgriyali sharaNAde satata

sarvEshTadAtaru vigjyAna bOdhakaru

madhwEsTa shri ramApatige priyatama

Shri Prasanna Shrinivasa dasaru has composed a work called ,”Shri prasanna Jayatheertha vijaya”  which consists of two sandhis with a total of around fifty verses. The first of these being the pallavi of the work is a short but powerful stuti on this great saint. For the purpose of repeat chanting it is well suited.

A short contemplation on this verse is hence highly recommended before chanting.

pravrijya- mendicant,sanyasi

suvratati- a vine, here it is the lotus plant which has a slender stem

“I surrender at all times at the lotus feet of Shri Jayatheertharu who is the crest jewel among mendicants. He is eminent in showering the seekers with their dharmic desires and enlightening the minds of the seekers with true knowledge. He is the beloved devotee of Shri Ramaapati who is the beloved of Madhwa.”

Jayatheertharu as the name itself signifies composed the commentary which bestows victory on the soul. The word theertha itself, is that which purifies and makes us cross over the ocean of samsaara to the bank of moksha. And this is the true path which can lead one to the said achievement by the grace of Guru and Shri Hari.

Such heights are the true achievements of the high souled ones who have renounced the desires of the world without even a slight hesitation. No second thoughts.

That is why Dasau says “pravrijya kula shirOratna”

Shri Vijaya dasaru has said ,teekAchAryara pAda sokida koNe dUli tAkida manujarige, kAku buddigalella taridu bEkAda varagala koDuvanu shri hari”

“Even the touch of a tiny dust particle from the holy feet of Shri Teekacharyaru i enough to secure the grace of Shri Hari , completely annihilating our negative attitudes and ignorance  and bestowing the best of things on us.”

Feet which are so pure, that they are compared to that of a lotus. It is clear that his feet is not just pure, mere contemplation on his feet is sufficient to purify the seeker. He is completely free from attachment and hence totally the right person to write the commentary/teeka on Acharyaru’s works.

The special grace of Shri Hari is flowing through this saint and all the desires of the seeker are fulfilled. “Ah! He is dear to the dearest of Madhva- Shri Ramaapati !” What is there that cannot be obtained by devotion to this great saint.

sAri bhajisiro teekachAryaraMgriya


Author: Parimala R

I am a student of Madhwa's philosophy and a listener of the expositions of Shri Madhwa's works through my gurugalu Shri Bannanje Govindacharya .This blog is an attempt to express the jewels contained in those along with the verses of a Haridasaru, Shri Prasanna Shreenivasa dasaru . I speak on the verses of the Harikathamruthasaara to students at my place and in the nearby Turahalli Rayar mutt and also on skype. I am also into studying the Bhagavad gita closely with a small group, since the past year, the source of study being the expositions of Shri Bannanje .

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