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Go to Home Page. Download PDF Version. Sri Madhava charya, the founder of the Dwaita Philosophy of Hinduism, was born in a small village ailed Paajakakshetra, near the present day Udipi in Karnataka state. He was initiated into the sanyaas ashram at a very young age. As was the norm in those days, his birth name Vasudevacharya was changed to Poomapragyna and then Anandatirtha. During his stay in the ashrama and after his completion of the compulsory ashramic life, Sri Anandatirtha was busy laying the foundations of a philosophy which was different from the ones being practiced then, the most popular being the Advaita philosophy.
He is best described in these modern times as a research scholar, who delved into the most difficult of the actual vedic texts and made a simple analysis of the Vedic philosophy, which we now call as Dwaita Philosophy. This philosophy is simple yet complex. The relationship between the two is separate yet conjoined. Sri Anandatirtha defended very successfully in debates and orations at various forums, in an effort to convince, establish and spread the foundations of the Dwaita philosophy, among the religious leaders and people.
One of the very influential and respected followers of Advaita phiiososphy, Sri Trivikrama Panditacharya of present day Kasargod in Kerala state, challenged Sri Anandatirtha for a debate. The fortnight fang continuous debate finally saw Sri Trivikrama Panditacharya accepting defeat and becoming an ardent convert to the Dwaita philosophy, in the process, he also became one of the most favorite students of Sri Anandtirtha, now begun to be called Sri Madhvacharya.
Sri Madhvacharya is credited with the writing of the Dwadasha stotra which extols the various virtues and avatars of Sri Han or Vishnu. One day, during the daily recitation of the Dwadasha stotra, Sri Madhvacharya suddenly went inside his room indicating that he should not be disturbed. Finding this rather strange, Sri Trivikrarna Panditacharya, peeped in the room through the open window.
Filled with trepidation, confusion, happiness, surprise, he quickly wrote a poem which he called Vayu stuti and presented it to Sri Madhvacharya. While not accepting the poem in its present form as it only extolls his avatars, Sri Madhvacharya added two slokas Nakha stuti to the beginning and at the end of the Vayu stuti and called it as Sri HariVayu Stuthi.
Nakha Stuti describes one of the avatars of Sri. Vishnu, Narasimha. The two slokas describing the power in just the Nakha fingernail of Narasimha. Dwaparayuga and the very beginning of kaliyuga. The Hari Vayu Stuti comprises 8 sectionss. Phala Stuti : This Sloka gives success in the chanting of mantras and japas.
Phala Stuti : This Sloka gives fruitful friendship and removes miseries. Phala Stuti: This Sloka calms a person from unnecessary excitement.
Phala Stuti: This Sloka gives enjoyment from children and general happiness. Phala Stuti: This Sloka removes poverty and sloth and destroys enemies.
Phala Stuti: This Sloka helps develop awareness and greatness of God. Phala Stuti: This Sloka acts as an antidote against many dreaded diseases. Phala Stuti: This Sloka gives clarity in speech and destroys ignorance. Phala Stuti: This Sloka overcomes lies and deceit. Phala Stuti: This Sloka makes one highly popular and becoming indispensable to Society. Phala Stuti: This Sloka prevents untimely death and helps achieve fame.
Phala Stuti: This Sloka helps develop a powerful and charming personality. Phala Stuti: This Sloka helps giving up mundane attachments and begetting good children. Phala Stuti : This Sloka releases one from mundane attachments, sentiments towards Moksha. Narasimha Nakha Stuthi. Laxminarasimha, just as your fingernails have enough power to destroy demons of mountainous might such as hiranyakashyapu and his clan, we pray that, these nails destroy darkness and oceans of ignorance in minds of us mortals and fill our mind with pure and radiant Haribhakti.
Of all the avataras of Shree Hari or Vishnu, Narasimha, is the most powerful and violent. Shremadananda Teertha, your smile is as radiant as a moonlit night of Shard Ritu. Bharatidevi the custodian of the Vedas and respected in all the three worlds worships Shreemadananda Teertha.
Acharya the dust generated from your foot steps is enough to protect and cleanse me, a mortal. Acharya, even the gods anxiously run to you to understand the Tatwagnyana from your mouth, which is so easily understood.
Even they realize that the Tatwagnyana that you profess is the same as the Tatwagnyana of Shreemannarayana himself. When the gods place their crowns on your feet, the dust from your feet cleans the crown and we pray that the washings from the Gods crowns purify us. Acharya, you who delivers the devotees of Vishnu from the cycle of life and death and from ignorance to pure joy of Haribhakti, You, who justly sentences the enemies of Vishnu and His followers to misery and Andhantamassu The endless cycle of life and death ; opposite to Moksha.
Anadatirtha; even the mighty Garuda, Sesha, Rudra and indra worship you as a Jagadguru of this entire Universe. Acharya, you, the authority on Vedas who imparts the Supreme Knowledge of Sri Vishnuto the Righteous but ignorant people. How can I, Trivikrama, praise you enough? Acharya, You as the avatara of Sri Vayu, lead us to salvation. Acharya, you are the path which leads us from mundane problems to the sanctum sanctorum of Shree Narayana, you are also the flag bearer of the destinies of the gods as well.
Acharya, you, the Husband of Bharatidevi the custodian of the Vedas and the architect of the next cycle of creation Bhavi Brahma. We plead with you, Acharya, to release us from the attachment of the present mundane world and lead us through to the path and destination of Moksha.
Acharya, we plead with you, as well as Shree Hari, to release us from the problems and attachment of the present mundane world and lead us through to the path and destination of Moksha. Vayudeva, you are the life giving force, whose kingdom extends in the entire earthly world, the planets and heaven Swarga.
You, who gave birth to these kingdoms, sustained and ruled them have the ability to destroy as well without self being self being indestructible. We plead with you to destroy the charlatans and lead us to Moksha. The Righteous people Satvik after serving their elders and gurus lead a wonderful life in Vaikuntha where they are served by servants and enjoy the company of beautiful damsels and frequent Darshan of Shree Hari.
The enemies of Shree Hari and Vayu Tamasa are pushed into the boiling muddy waters of Hell with large boulders being thrown on them by the loyal servants of Shree Hari and Vayu. Even microscopic life forms Jalookadi do not spare such enemies. The Rajasa set of people, who understand but care less about the teachings of Shree Acharya, though on account of their vicinity of Acharya and his three forms Avataras , lead relatively trouble free lives.
Vayudeva, your enemies the Tamasic set of people eyes are gouged with sharp fingernails and teeth and spit as they are perpetually famished. These people are covered in urine and blood and drown in the boiling waters in deep Hell filled with vicious microscopic life forms Krimigalu , all the while shouting in horrible voices. While their bodies are being attacked by vicious eagles, mad dogs and crows, during this painful period, your loyal servants, O Vayudeva, attack these people mercilessly with any weapon.
Sri Vayudeva, you are my father, my mother, invisible teacher, my favorite relative and God. You are Omnipresent and YOU are responsible for my life, death and my happiness and I turn to you to remove my sorrows. We plead with you to offer me everlasting and permanent bhakti. Vayudeva, you recognize that Sri Hari is the Sarvottama The Highest and that being the flag bearer of their destinies, you ensure all the gods, including Bhoodevi, Garuda, Indra, follow the rules of protocol and differentiation Taratammya.
Acharya, having understood the Mukti Gyana from Sri Hari himself, You create the path for obtaining Mukti, under his instructions, according to the rules of protocol. You, having understood the subtleties of Muktigyana, decide who goes through the endless cycle of life and death Andhantammassu and who enter the gateway to Vaikuntha Moksha.
You have accomplished a wide variety of extremely difficult tasks, under the instructions of Shree Hari. Hunumantha, we pay obeisance to you. Hanumantha, we pay obeisance to you. Just as a child throws small stones with the least energy, you threw the mountain back to its place, without disturbing a single boulder on the mountain. We marvel at your aim and strength and pay our obeisance to you. Gadadhari, when Laxmana was felled by Indrajit, Ravana tried to snatch Lakshmana away to his camp.
You stopped his maneuver by hitting his chest with your fist. The force of your fist was so hard that blood came out of all his ten mouths and ears and he temporarily lost consciousness. Hanuma, it was due to the blessings of Sri Rama, that you were able to destroy the Rakshashas, who were given the cloak of invincibility by Brahma and Rudra.
Due to Your selfless action Sri Rama who is Sri Hari himself, has blessed you with the position of the Creator Brahma in the next cycle of creation. Bheemasena, during the thirteen years of exile, you took shelter in the guise of a Brahmin in a village called Ekchakrapura. Taking pity on your poor Brahmin host, you opted yourself for the compulsory sacrifice for the demon Bakasura with a cartload of rice and two oxen in the process, you killed Bakarsura and his brother, Kirmira in the forest.
In the terrible war that followed soon after, you destroyed the Kauravas. We are overawed with your accomplishments and pay obeisance to you with our body and mind.
Just as Sri Krishna is pleased with the destruction of his enemies by you, the Pandavas were similarly pleased when the Ashwamedha Yagyna was done. He attaches more importance to this duty than the Yagynas. Bheemasena, armed with magnificent mace over your magnificent shoulders, you tore across the Kaurava armies. Of the eleven Akshohinis one Akshonini or battalion comprising 21, chariots; 21, elephants; 65, horses; and , foot soldiers , you single handedly destroyed six Akshohinis.
This has been so beautifully described by Sage Veda Vyasa, who is Sri Hari himself, has himself started the saga of Mahabharata and set in motion by a chain of events which culminated in his desired ending.
As a result of Bharati Devi, Draupadi came to be regarded as highly knowledgeable. The lack of knowledge, O Vayudeva, is making us listless, morose and driving us to deep sluggishness. We plead with you to impart some knowledge that will help us overcome these feelings. Bheemasena, when you took birth in the Kuru family, you had the wonderful opportunity to worship Sri Hari in both His avatars; one as Sri Krishna, the Yadava King and the other as Sage Veda Vyasa, who directed the whole course of Mahabharata, you are indeed blessed.
Bheernasena, once Draupadi desired the beautiful Saugandhi flower, which grew in Gandhamdana mountain. During the trek to the mountain, you came across a huge old monkey with its tail lying across your path. After some heated verbal exchanges, which you lost, you realized that you had met your earlier avatara, Hanumantha. So, in this verbal exchange, you lost to yourself and won against yourself too.
Bheemasena when you reached Gandhamadana Mountain to bring the beautiful golden Saugandhi flower for you beloved Draupadi, you found that the place was protected by one Lakh demons. After debating with them and defeating them, you proceeded, to kill them all.
Vayu Stuti is one of the most famous Stutis poems composed by Sri Trivikrama Panditacharya in praise of Sri Madhvacharya , the founder of the Dvaita school of philosophy. Madhvas, or the followers of Sri Madhvacharya, know that Madhvacharya is the third incarnation of Lord Mukhyaprana ,being the first incarnation or Vayu who is the main deity and the Vayu Stuti has been written recognizing this order of incarnation. Legend has it that during daily puja done by Sri Madhvacharya in the sanctum sanctorum of Udupi Sri Krishna temple behind closed doors, Trivikrama Panditacharya used to recite the Dvadasha stotra outside. The end of naivedya or ceremonial offering of food to the Lord was indicated by sounding of bells. However one day, Trivikrama Panditacharya got increasingly curious as the sound of bells was not heard even after a long time. Overcome by Bhakti , he composed the Vayu Stuti and dedicated it to Madhvacharya. The Vayu Stuti comprises 41 paras.
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