Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Parama Guru Sri Gaudapada



SHRIMAD GAUDAPADACHARYA MUTT SAUNSTHAN IS THE ONLY THE OLDEST MUTT IN THE WHOLE OF INDIA HAVING A LINEAGE OF 77 PONTIFFS. THE PRESENT REIGNING SHRIMAD SHIVANANDA SARASWATHI GAUDAPADACHARYA. PARAMAGURU SHRIMAD GAUDAPADACHARYA WAS BORN 2629 YEARS AGO IN THE YEAR 618 B.C(499+120+2010=2629). IT IS HE, WHO WROTE’BHASHYAS ‘ ON‘MANDUKYOPANISHAD ‘ A TREATISE ON AUM (OMKAR) ‘ WHICH IS TREATED AS A GATE WAY OF INDIAN PHILOSOPHY. IT IS HERE IN ONKARESHWAR’ RIVER NARMADA GEOGRAPHICALLY CARVED ITSELF AS ISLAND IN THE FORM OF’ AUM’ (ONKAR). IT IS AT ONKARESHWAR IN ‘VAIDURYAMANI PARVATHA ‘(HILL). GAUDAPADACHARYA DID THAPASYA AND SECURED SIDDHI WHICH PROMPTED HIM TO WRITE SUCH A MASTERPIECE AND OTHER WORKS TO HIS CREDIT. IT IS HERE ON THE BANKS OF RIVER NARMADA SACRED GAUDAPADA GUFA (CAVE) STILL EXISTS WHERE HE WAS IN SAMADHI STHAN . IT IS HERE IN THIS CAVE GOVINDA BHAGAVATPADA OUR SECOND YATHI GAVE ONLY SANYASA DEEKSHA TO SHANKARA WITH A TITLE ‘ACHARAYA ‘ IN THE YEAR 499 B.C. ( GAUDAPADA WAS 120 YEARS OLD WHEN SHANKARA MET HIM THERE ). IT IS HERE IN THIS CAVE, GOVINDA BHAGAVATPADA GOT ‘ SHIVAIKHYA’ ON KARTIK POORNIMA DAY IN PLAVANGA SAMVATSAR IN 492 B.C. IT IS HERE. ADJASCENT TO THIS CAVE OVER THE SAMADHI OF GOVINDA BHAGAVATPADA THE TEMPLE ONKARESHWAR WAS BUILT BY HARSHA VIKRAMADITYA IN THE SAME YEAR . OVER 150000 PILGRIMS GATHER HERE ON THIS KARTHIK POORNIMA DAY EVERY YEAR. ONKARESHWAR - MAMALESHWAR IS ONE OF THE DWADASHA JYOTHIRLINGAS. GOVINDA BHAGAVATHPADA AND PATHANJALI ARE IDENTICAL AND THE SAME ONE PERSON. IT IS PATHANJALI ASSUMED ( INCARNATED} THE NAME OF GOVINDA YOGI ( BHAGAVATHPADA) AT THE TIME OF HIS INITIATION BY GAUDAPADA ( HPB COLLECTED WRITINGS VOL 5 PAGE 192 / 193 ) . PATHANJALI GUFA ( CAVE ) IS THERE STILL EXISTS JUST AT A DISTANCE OF 300 FEET FROM ONKARESHWAR TEMPLE ( TAPOBHOOMI ONKA.IN BENGALI ) HENCE ONKARESHWAR IS THE HOLYEST PILGRIM CENTRE TO ALL SARASWATHS AND SHISHYAS OF GAUDAPADACHARYA PEETHAM. SWAMY VIVARANANANDA SARASWATHI GAUDAPADACHARYA THE PATTA SHISHYA OF GOVINDA BHAGAVATHPADA THE THIRD YATHI IN THIS PEETHAM LINEAGE.
SALUTATIONS/ GURUVANDANA OF SHANKARA TO GAUDAPADA ‘’ I PROSTRATE MYSELF AT THE FEET OF THE TEACHER OF MY TEACHER THE MOST ADORED AMONG THE ADORABLE WHO OUT OF SHEER COMPASSION FOR THE BEINGS DROWNED IN THE DEEP OCEAN OF THE WORLD INFESTED BY THE TERRIBLE SHARKS OF INCESSANT BIRTHS AND DEATHS THAT RESCUED FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL THIS NECTAR HARDLY ATTAINABLE EVEN BY IMMORTALS FROM THE INMOST DEPTHS OF THE OCEAN OF THE VEDAS BY CHURNING IT WITH THE ROD OF HIS ILLUMINED WISDOM. ‘’
SALUTATIONS/ GURUVANDANA OF SHANKARA TO GOVINDA BHAGAVATHPADA ‘’ I MAKE OBEISANCE WITH MY WHOLE BEING TO THOSE HOLY FEET - THE DISPELLERS OF THE FEAR OF CHAIN OF BIRTH AND DEATHS - OF MY OWN GREAT TEACHER WHO THROUGH THE LIGHT OF HIS ILLUMINED WISDOM DESTROYED THE DARKNESS OF DELUSION ENVELOPING MY MIND; WHO PUT AN END FOR EVER TO MY APPEARANCE AND DISAPPEARANCE IN THIS TERRIBLE OCEAN OF INNUMERABLE BIRTHS AND DEATHS; AND WHO ENABLES ALL OTHERS TOO THAT TAKE SHELTER AT HIS FEET TO ATTAIN UNFAILING KNOWLEDGE OF THE SCRIPTURES PEACE AND THE STATE OF PERFECT NON --DIFFERENTIATION. WORKS ATTRIBUTED TO GAUDAPADA . 1. .MANDUKYOPANISHAD 2. UTTARGEETHA VYAKHYA 3.PANCHIKARANA VARTHIKA 4 .NRISIMHA TAPANIYA BHASHYA 5. ANUGITHA BHASHYA 6. SHRI VIDYARATHNA SUTHRA 7. DURGA SAPTHA SHATHI VYAKHYA 8. SANKHYA KARIKA 9. SAMAYACHARA SUTHRA 10. SUBHAGODAYA . AND SO ON... WORKS ATTRIBUTED TO GOVINDAPADA 1 YOGA TARAVALI 2. ADVAITHANUBHUTHI 3 .BRAHMAMRITHA VARSHINI 4. RASAHRADAYAM. (….SPONTANEOUS ORAL TEACHINGS OF GAUDAPADA AND GOVINDAPADA ARE NOT ATTRIBUTED TO THEM IN THE ABSENCE OF EVIDENCES) GAUDAPADA HAD WRITTEN COMMENTARIES ON HINDU PHILOSOPHY AND VEDANTHA------WAS CONSIDERED TO BE THE GREATEST AUTHORITY EVEN BY HIS CONTEMPORARIES. . SANKHYA KARIKAS OF GAUDAPADA WERE OF SO MUCH OF IMPACT SO MUCH SO THAT IT WAS TRANSLATED IN TO CHINESE LANGUAGE BY ONE BOUDDHA BHIKSHU PARAMARTHA AS EARLY AS DURING THE REIGN OF CHANG DYNASTY. TO BE MORE SPECIFIC IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RECORDS OF MAJORITY OF SHANKARA MUTTS AND OTHER EVIDENCES THE DATE OF BIRTH OF SHANKARA IS AS UNIVERSALLY SCHOLARS ACCEPTED : NANDANA SAMVATSAR VAISHAKHA SHUKLA PANCHAMI BHASKARA VASARE PUNARVASU STAR THE SUNDAY 3rd APRIL 509 B.C. WHICH PERFECTLY TALLIES WITH THE DATE ASSIGNED IN BRIHAT SHANKARA VIJAYA OF CHITSUKHACHARYA THE LIFE TIME COMPANION OF SHANKARA .
KANCHI SRI JAYENDRA SARASWATHI s STATEMENT: Adi Sankara birthdate row ends
Author: PTI
Publication: The Telegraph
Date: January 21, 2003
URL: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1030121/asp/nation/story_1593957.asp
Putting an end to controversy, sankaracharyas across the country today unanimously accepted April 3, 509 BC as Adi Sankaras exact date of birth.
Sankaracharyas of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham, Dwarka Jyotirmath, Badrinath Govardhanpeeth and Puri unanimously accepted the date and said there was no need for debate on the subject.
WHEREVER YOU GO, BE A SAARASWATH. BE PROUD FOR BEING A SARASWATH.
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  1. ON 24/01/2011 I HAD BEEN TO PURI GOVARDHANA PEETH SHANKARACHARYA SWAMY NISCHALANANDA SARASWATHI AND HAD DARSHAN . DISCUSSED THE GAUDAPADA PEETAM AND SHANKARA DATES IN DETAIL FOR ABOUT AN HOUR AND GAVE ALL DOCUMENTS/EVIDENCES /RECORDS.I WAS GIVEN ASSURANCE OF CONTACTING ME FURTHER IN NEAR FUTURE HIS HIGHNESS SWAMIJI ASHTONISHED TO KNOW SOMETHING NOT KNOWN TO HIM. ON 25/01/2011AND 26/01/2011 I MET KANCHI SEER SRIMAD VIJAENDRA SARASWATHI SWAMIJI AND HAD TALKS IN VERY DETAILED MANNER/ RELATION /APPROACH Etc SRIMAD JAYENDRA SARASWATHI SWAMIJI WAS NOT AVAILABLE AS HIS HIGHNESS WERE IN MUMBAI . TODAY 04/02/2011 CONTACTED DWARAKA PEETHAM AND I WILL BE GOING TO MEET SWAROOPANANDA SARASWATHI ON 27th FEB.2011

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  2. TODAY 05/02/2011 I HAD BEEN TO MEET AND HAVE BLESSINGS FROM SRIMAD NARSIMHASHRAM SWAMIJI BALEKUDRU MUTT. DISCUSSED ABOUT MY TOUR TO PURI AND KANCHI. SWAMIJI TOLD THAT A CHATURSAMHITHA YAGA IS GOING TO BE PERFORMED IN MID APRIL 2011 IN BALEKUDRUMATH.PLANS ARE ON ANVIL TO INVITE KANCHI SWAMIJI TO BALEKUDRU.I MAY HAVE PUT 5 DAY LEAVE FOR DUTY TO ATTEND THERE.

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  3. SHRIMAD SHIVANANDA SARASWATHI SWAMIJI WILL BE THE MAIN SPECIAL RIGHTFUL GUEST TO PARTICIPATE IN RATHOTSAVA AT GOKARNA ATMALINGA TEMPLE ON5/3/2011.THERE AFTER HIS HIGHNESSWILL BE ARRIVING TO PALLI ADAPADI NEAR KARKALA TO PERFRM DHARMIK ANUSHTANS BRAHMAKUMBHABHISHEK ETC FROM06/03/2011 TO 10/03/2011. PLS COME AND HAVE BLESSINGS. PLS NOTE SWAMIJI WILL BE AT KATAPADI NEAR UDUPI FROM 10/02/2011 TO 14/02/2011 AT SV TEMPLE

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  4. ON 27/02/2011 I HAD BEEN TO MUMBAI TO HAVE DARSHAN OF SHRIMAD NISCHALANANDA SARASWATHI SWAMIJI THE SHANKARACHARYA OF DWARAKA PEETHAM WHERE HIS HIGHNESS WAS AT CAMP.OF COURSE A BUSY SCHEDULE TALKED ABOUT G. PEETAM AND PRESENTED ALL THE RELATED MATERIALS. IWAS TOLD TO COME TO DWARAKA FOR FURTHER DISCUSSION AND OLD MANUSCRIPT COPIES.HOWEVER CREATION OF THE RELATION ACHIEVED.I MAY GO TO DWARAKA DURING JULY CHATURMAS TIME FREEHOURS. ON01/03/2011 IHAD BEEN TO BALEKUDRU MUTT NEAR UDUPI .SWAMIJI OF BALEKUDRU MUTT ASKED ME ABOUT GAUDAPADACHARYA PEETAM SWAMIJI TO INVITE FOR CHATURSAMHITHA YAGA AT BALEKUDRU IN APRIL 11 TO 19 ATLEAST FOR A VISIT FOR POORNAHUTHI.FURTHER DISCUSSION IS YET TO BE DONE. I AM GOING TO GOKARN ON 05/03/2011 TO ATTEND RATHOTSAVA OF MAHABALESHWAR TO PARTICIPATE WITH SRIMAD SHIVANANDA SARASWATHI GAUDAPADACHARYA .IT IS PLANNED TO GO TO KANCHI ON 12/03/2011 ALONG WITH BALAEKUDRU MATT SHISHYAS TO INVITE SWAMIJI SHRIMADJAYENDRA SARASWATHI ALSO.

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  5. on 5/03/2011 gaudapadacharya swamiji with all grandeur birudavali along with shishyas partcipated in rathotsava of mahabaleshwar atmaling at gokarna. as a first rightful responsibility his highness paid ratha kanuka .every year archakas have been doing the same . but this year swamiji himself made his esteemed presence and thrilled the bhakthas. that is GREAT. ON SHIVARATHRI DAY SWAMIJI GAUDAPADACHARYA MADE ABHISHEKA TO ATMALINGA AT NIGHT.ALL THAT IS DONE IS SINCE CENTURIES LONG. ON6/03/2011 SHRIMAD SHIVANANDA SARASWATHI GAUDAPADACHARYA LEFT GOKARNA FOR PALL -ADAPADI NEAR UDUPI . A WARM WELCOME THERE. THERE AT PALLI DHARMIK ANUSHTANS SHATHA CHANDI YAGA PRATHHSTAPAN BRHMAKUMBHABHISHEK LAGHU RUDRA HAVAN Etc. a very wide coverage in press observed. ALOT OF BHAKTHAS HAD THER DARSHAN OF SWAMIJI.FIVE DAYS THERE WITH SWAMIJI IS A EVER LASTING MEMORY.ON 10/09/2011 HIS HIGHNESS LEFT FOR MONTHIMAR NEAR MANGALORE FOR BRHMAKUMBHABHISHEK.

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  6. THERE WAS A CALL FROM ONE MR RAJIV MALLIK PRINCIPAL CORRESPONDENT FOR INDIA AND ASIA OF US BASED MAGAZINE HINDUISM TODAY AND SOUGHT TO ARRANGE INTERVIEW WITH SRIMAD SHIVANANDA SARASWATHI AND PARTHAGALI SWAMIJI AND DETAILS ON SARASWATHS ETC. WHEN I MET PARTHAGALI SWAMIJI IN GANGOLLI SWAMIJI DENIED TO MEET PRESS . ON 13/03/2011 MET SRIMAD JAYENDRA SARASWATHI SWAMIJI OF KANCHI KAMAKOTI PEETAM DISCUSSED ON VARIOUS MATTERS AT LENGTH.ON BEHALF OF BALEKUDRU MATH UDUPI WE INVITED SEER TO PARTICIPATE IN CHATURSAMHITHA YAAGA TO BE PERFORMED 11/04/2011 TO18/04/2011 BUT SEER WAS AVAILABLE ONLY ON 19/04/2011.

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  7. SRIMAD JAYENDRA SARASWATHI WILL BE COMING TO BALEKUDRU MUTT NEAR UDUPI ON 19/04/2011. A WARM WELCOME IS EXPECTED.

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  8. shrimad jayendra saraswathi will not be coming to balekudru mutt . shrimad shivananda saraswathi gaudapadacharya [ our guruji ] will be in manipal from11/04/2011 to 19/04/2011 at durgamba temple.AN OPPORTUNITY TO ALL OF US TO BE WITH GURU. REST IN NEXT.

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  9. i had been to kalady on31/07/2011 in kerala the birth place of adi shankara .a pillar keerthi stamba under the management of shri kanchi mutt . paduka on peetha is being worshipped . a sacred spot worthy to have darshan. further on2/08/2011 i had been to chinmaya mission ashram about 20 km from ernakulam. the ashram is astudy centre for vedantha. a old house reported to be the maternal house of adi shankara is well prtected in a very cool natural environment. chinmaya ashram maintains it i was very happy to be there.

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  10. our swamiji shrimad shivananad saraswathi gaudapadacharya had his chaturmas vritha at brahmavar udupi dist. for four months till 11/11/2011. it so happened that i was a daily visitor for darshan and discussion and bhavhavanishanker pooja prasad and late night leaving for house. it was very much a routine for 4 manths. this is my second time participation the first being in 2004 bantakal udupi dist when senior swamiji brahmibhuth sachchidanand saraswathi had his highness last chaturmas. afte chaturmas swamiji is on tour to different temple camps. it is decided that our swamiji is going to participate in JAGADGURU SAMMELAN AT CHENNAI ON 5/01/2012. I WILL BE ESCORTING SWAMIJI FOR TEN DAYS AT CHENNAI AND OTHER PLACES FOR 10 DAYS. GOD BLESS U ALL.

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  11. i had been to gokarna where in my guru shrimad shivananda saraswathi was on camp had darshan and discussion and with blessings i returned home 24/4/2012' for next one month his highness will be on tour to belgaum dharwd sagar shirali etc. 23/5/2012 barkr arrival . on 18/4/2012 i was with nrisimashram swamiji balekudru mutt and accompanied him on his function at brahmavr. JAI GURUDEV

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  12. at balekudru mutt a chatursamhitha yaga is being performed 7/5/2012 to 14/5/2012. there will be wrishi sammelan on13/5/2012 where in i will be along with all of them as discussed assisting them whole day. wellcome to you all to balkudrumutt near udupi. god bless u all

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  13. a santh sammelan is being scheduled for 8/02/2013 at prayag where kumbha mela is on going. i wanted to escort balekudru mutt swamiji but i could not go due to leave/cl.kanchi mutt srimad jayendra saraswathi is already there at prayag . gaudapadacharya swamiji will be coming to udupi on 17/02/2013 to 22/02/2013. i will be there . swamiji will be going to palli adpadi 21/02/2013.

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  14. i had been to belgaum and was in mutt for two days.25/6 and 26/06/2013. in between discussed wih swamiji regarding guru darshan at omkareshwar and elaborated the significance. the positive response by swamiji awakened my inner soul. in the month of november 2013 we may take swamiji to omkareshwar a very rare occasion after a gap of nearly 2500 years .there was no touch with mutt and omkareshwar samadhi jyothirling since then in any manner either in tradition or in record. we shall hope we may go there. jai gurudev

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  15. i had been to belgaum and was in mutt for two days.25/6 and 26/06/2013. in between discussed wih swamiji regarding guru darshan at omkareshwar and elaborated the significance. the positive response by swamiji awakened my inner soul. in the month of november 2013 we may take swamiji to omkareshwar a very rare occasion after a gap of nearly 2500 years .there was no touch with mutt and omkareshwar samadhi jyothirling since then in any manner either in tradition or in record. we shall hope we may go there. jai gurudev

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  16. chaturmas this year 2013 wil be for two months on the specific requests from shishyas. consent by swamiji is a very great decission. on this occssion we are planning to go to omkareshwar as it is for two months chaturmas. jai gurudev

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  17. toda lalitha panchami 09/10/2013 wednesday i had been to balekudru mutt and had darshan and prasadam from swamiji nrisimhashram shankaracharya. further i may go again after navaratri for other discussion.

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  18. I Met Srimad Swaroopananda Saraswathi Shankarachrya of Dwaraka during his camp at Bengaluru & apprised him of making relation with Sri Shri Gaudapadacharya Mutt in the days to come.So relation since times in memorial. Records have been submitted & sufficient/ cordial discussion regarding date of shankara, omkareshwar& relationship has been done. Just a first step... Swamiji was very happy to hear about us.

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