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Sri Lakshmi NrsimhaRaghavendraVayu Jeevothama

SRI LAKSHMI NRSIMHA GURU RAGHAVENDRA TRUST

No.6, 1st Floor, 7th Cross Street, Lake Area, Chennai 600034

Phone: +91-44-28171874 / +91-98408 72283

Om Sri Lakshmi Nrsimha Para Brahmane Namaha

Om Sri Raghavendraya Namaha

His Holiness 1008 Sri Guru Raghavendra is the fourth avatara of Sankukarna – a devata in Brahma Loka assisting Lord Brahma in his daily puja of Moola Rama. One day since he was dreaming of doing the Moola Ramar puja by himself, he came late with his daily offering of flowers. On this pretext, Lord Brahma cursed him to take a birth on bhoo loka which became a blessing in disguise for mortal souls like us!!! Sankukarna was born as ‘Prahlada’ in Kritha Yuga.  During the Dwapara Yuga, Sankukarna was re-born as ‘Bahlika maharaja’ and for unfortunate reasons had to fight along with Kauravas in the Mahabharata and died in the hands of Bheema out of his own desire. During the kali yuga, he was reborn as ‘Sri Vyasa tirtha’ who served as an excellent saint and writer with a lot of great works to his credit. ‘Sri Vyasa tirtha’ was a great devotee of Sri Hari and Vayu and was instrumental in establishing 732 hanuman (Vayu) icons in different places of India – This coincides with the 732 times that as ‘Bahlika’, he lifted the mace (gada) against Bheema (Vayu) during the Mahabharata war. ‘Sri Vyasa Tirtha’ was also the rajaguru of Sri Krishna Devaraya of Vijayanagar Empire and guided him during a lot of difficult times for the emperor. Again, in Kali Yuga, he was born as our ‘kalpavriksha kamadhenu’ – ‘Guru Raghavendra’ and continues to live among us in his jeeva Samadhi at Mantralayam performing the daily Moola Ramar puja in Kali Yuga at bhoo loka – a desire that he had as ‘Sanku karna’ in Kritha Yuga at Brahma Loka.

The main motive of the ‘Prahlada’ avatar was to pave for the beautiful avatar of Sri Lakshmi Nrsimha (4th avatar of Sriman Narayana) on this earth to teach a lesson to the demon Hiranyakasipu. Sriman Narayana took an unique ‘neither animal nor man’ form to honor the boon given by Lord Brahma as well as to show that he does not hesitate to do anything to please his bhakthas. In order to ensure that Prahlada’s word and strong belief is not broken, HE took this unnatural form and came out of the pillar to destroy the demon. It has been a living experience of a lot of people now that if the same kind of strong belief is there on Guru Raghavendra, who is none other than the ‘Kali yuga Prahlada’, all their desires would get fulfilled at the right times. Sriman Narayana at periodic intervals decides to send some of his special bhakthas to bhoo loka to ensure that mortal souls like us are guided on the correct path to salvation. We all should consider our previous janma punya that we are living on this bhoo loka during the 700 years that Guru Raghavendra has been ordained by Sriman Narayana to be in bhoo loka during this Kali Yuga (1671 AD – 2371 AD).

A family based out of Chennai in Tamil Nadu has been fortunate in being staunch devotees of Guru Raghavendra for close to last 2 decades and has experienced HIS invisible helping hand to tide it over a lot of crisis over this period of time.  This devotion evolved to a desire to build a temple for Sri Lakshmi Nrsimhar, Vayu putra Hanuman along with the Mrithika Brindavanam of Guru Raghavendra. While this order of deities symbolizes the moola Madhwa doctrine of ‘Hari Sarvottama, Vayu jeevothama, Guru Vijoyathama’, this also symbolizes the important deities that was the center of the earlier avatars of Sanku Karna – as ‘Prahlada’ it was Sri Lakshmi Nrsimha and as ‘Sri Vyasa Tirtha’ it was ‘Vayu putra Hanuman’ – along with the ‘Kalpa vriksha Kamadhenu’ Guru Raghavendrar Mrithika Brindavanam. In addition to these deities, there is also a strong desire to bring up the deities of Sri Rama, Lakshmana and Sita, Sri Pandurangar and Rukmani, Lakshmi Hayagreevar in the proposed temple. It is also proposed that a small ‘ghosala’ be constructed to tend and protect some cows and calves so that the milk and other derivatives can also be used towards the daily abhisheka and aradhana of the various deities. There is also a strong desire to construct a minimal number of small-sized homes for housing some senior citizens who would like to spend their last few years in a serene atmosphere and also at the same time contribute towards the temple operations on a day-to-day basis.

By the grace of Hari, Vayu and Guru Ragavendra, it has been ordained that this temple has to come up in a place called Namandi which is on the outskirts of Kanchipuram on way to Cheyyar. This is located around 3 kms. from Cheyyar SIPCOT township. This place was finally decided after seeing a lot of places and finally getting an ‘approval’ from Guru Raghavendra present in the oldest mrithika brindavanam in Chennai (This is in Alwarpet suburb close to Mylapore and came up in the year 1946). This identified place is also very close to a place called ‘Iyengar Kulam’ in which we have a very old Hanuman temple called ‘Sanjeevi Rayar’ temple. It is believed that this temple is constructed during the Vijayanagar Empire and on this place a small remnant of the Sanjeevi mountain fell when Hanuman was carrying it from Himalaya mountain ranges to Lanka during the Tretha yuga. Maybe it is because of this ‘Sanjeevi Rayar’, that our ‘Guru Rayar’ has decided to come and seat himself in this place!!! After getting the necessary registrations and property transfers done, construction of the compound wall, borewell and planting of quite a few trees has been completed on the site. There were a lot of hurdles that needed to be crossed before all these could be done and all along, Sri Lakshmi Nrsimhar and Guru Rayar helped to get over all these hurdles at the right time. There is a blog that is being maintained at http://gururayar.blogspot.com that gives a record of all the events that happened from Jan 2009 onwards and the kind of miracles that has happened in this project till now.

It is proposed that 10,000 sq.ft. land approximately to be used for housing the temple deities along with the temple kitchen. Another 10,000 sq.ft. land is proposed to be used for the go-shala, construction of a meditation hall, construction of staying accommodation for aachars.

If you need more details, please write to gururayar2009@gmail.com

Sarvam Sri Krishnarpanamastu

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