Sri Raghavendra Swami was one of the great proponents of the Madhva
philosophy. For nearly 50 years, he was the head of one of the great pItha-s. His predecessors include such scholars like VijayIndhra Tirtha & SudhIndhra Tirtha. He excelled in many fields such as logic, mImAmsA, music, yoga,
dharmashAstra, & all 64 arts. As an avatara of Prahlada, he chose as his Brindavan
Manchaale(Mantralaya) on the bank of the Tungabadhra, where Prahlada had performed his
yaj~na in kR^ita yuga. It is said that the stone used for the Brindavan was sanctified by the touch of
Sri Rama and Sita in the treta yuga. His nephew, Narayanacharya, wrote Raghavendra Vijaya,
which gives a full account of the life of this great saint.
Stotra-s & Gadya-s
sarva samarpaNa gadya
prAtah sankalpa gadya
khaNDArtha on the IshAvAsya
Gloss on the Bhagavad Gita, verse 2-13
Gloss on the Bhagavad Gita, verse 5-14
Stotra-s on Raghavendra Swami
Raghavendra Vijaya, Narayanacharya, Nirnayasagar Press, Bombay, 1898; Ed. S. Subbarao; Raja S. Gururajacharya, Nanjangud, 1958.
Raghavendra Darshanaa: Glimpse of Sri Raghavendra Tirtha : Saint of Mantralaya, Prof. Vyasanakere Prabhanjanacharya, S.M.S.O. Sabha, Tiruchanoor,
This page is due to Prasanna Tadipatri and Shrisha Rao.
Last updated: January 04, 2005