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My current residence is only half an hrs drive from the #Kalady, the holy birth place of Jagadguru Adi Shankara.🙏🙇‍♀️ Let's know a bit more about the #Sringeri Mutt...+ Image
The Sringeri Mutt Complex includes two temples built as a shrine to Adi Shankara. The first of these is the Shankara Temple, dedicated to Adi Shankara himself, celebrating the stories around his life and his teachings.+
The second, known as the Sringeri, is dedicated to the Goddess Sharada, the patron saint of the Sringeri Mutt. This shrine, located on the banks of the Periyar is an integral part of the culture around Adi Shankara’s life, which is celebrated in so many ways at Kalady.+
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🧵A #MustRead on the Holy Master Jagadguru #SriSri Chandrashekhara Bharati Mahaswamiji :

Even a remote reference to the Advaitic(non-dualistic) nature of any form of the god would immediately carry away Sri Jagadguru to the realms of Samadhi state. This was observed on many

occasions and especially during the pooja HH offered to Sri Chakra. The #Lalitha #Sahasra Nama, which is usually chanted in the Sri Chakra pooja is replete with names which suggest the Advaitic concept of the One Brahman manifesting in different forms

(For ex प्रत्यक्चितीरूपा, ब्रह्मात्मैक्यस्वरूपिणी, ब्रह्मानन्दा…) Sri Jagadguru would enter into the Samadhi state while chanting these Namas, and the mechanics of pooja would stop and not proceed to its conclusion. It would end only when HH would come out of the trance,

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🧵4 Commands by #Jagadguru #Shankaracharya #SriSri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji: People are habituated to satisfy their Svartha(self-interests)."I shall act upon something only if I get something out of it."This Svartha is present in everyone.We say that everyone is selfish but
#AdiShankara #Bhagavatpada says that it is good to have Svartha – provided you know what Svartha actually is. That which is beneficial to you is Svartha. Acquiring wealth, name and fame do not actually constitute Svartha. For all of these are transitory. Exert yourself to

attain that which is permanent. Then you can be truly said to have Svartha. He who does not realize this having attained the rare human birth is indeed pitiable.

इतः को न्वस्ति मूढात्मा यस्तु स्वार्थे प्रमाद्यति ।
दुर्लभं मानुषं देहं प्राप्य तत्रापि पौरुषम् ॥


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🧵#NamamiJagadgurum 008 on the #Jayanthi of Sri Sacchidananda Shivabhinava #Narasimha Bharathi #Mahaswamiji-33rd #Sringeri #Jagadguru

It may be fairly said without fear of contradiction that Sri Jagadguru had gone through every branch of #Sanskrit #Literature and retained

most of it in his memory. The most knotty points HH would unravel in a marvellously easy way to the intense admiration of his audience. The Sastras were Jagadguru’s playground & would revel in them as often and as much as he could. Besides, the Sastras HH was adept in Kavyas

and dramas also. It was a very favourite pastime with HH to repeat what are known as Antadi Slokas. More than a dozen Pandits may range together against the Jagadguru and still he would be a match to them all. HH would repeat from memory Slokas by thousands and all his

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🧵Just as in the world, some thief might lead a person with his eyes covered from a village(called Gandhara), and might leave him, with eyes covered and hands bound, in a forest where there are no human beings; and this person not being able to find his way calls out for

help and just as some sympathetic person may hear his cry, then removed his blindfold & handcuffs and tells him- "Gandhara is to the north from here, go in this direction." Then having his bondage removed by the sympathetic person, goes along asking his way from village to

village, and having been rightly advised, he reaches Gandhara. Here, two expressions are to be taken note of: The man in question would have first to secure information from some source, or other as to the path he has to follow, and secondly he must have the desire and the

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🧵#Jagadguru #Shankaracharya #SriSri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji: While engaging in noble deeds, one must not cause intense strain to one’s own physical body such as engaging in unduly long periods of fast. The physical body being the instrument to engaging in #Dharma must

also be taken care of. Likewise, one need not attempt to do what is much beyond one’s capacity. Not all can desire to perform the Atirudra Mahayuga. Instead, a Ekadasha Rudra performed with sincere devotion and faith will bring about one’s welfare.

The intention to engage in noble deeds is important & good but we must be principled even in such matters.Noble deeds must be engaged in without causing inconvenience or harm to others & without getting any kind of support from unrighteous persons.


#SanatanaDharma #Sringeri
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🧵#NamamiJagadgurum Series 007

The 12th Sringeri Jagadguru #SriSri Vidyaranya Mahaswamigal was a great sage, prolific writer, statesman, spiritual leader of a throne that lasted for more than two centuries, and preceptor of that Vijayanagara empire’s first three sovereigns.

HH’s works constituted the greatest treatises in post-Shankara Advaitic literature. HH’s marvellous interpretative skills reconciled many apparent differences in philosophic texts.

The South provided a stronghold for Vedic dharma, which had suffered under Muslim rule in the

North. The resurgence of Vedic practices was evident in all areas, including politics and socio-religious activities.Sri Vidyaranya played a significant role in the formation of a Hindu empire, and HH also helped to restore worship in several temples that had been suspended.

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#Sringeri #Jagadguru #SriSri Chandrashekhara Bharati Mahaswamiji explains the importance of #Karma in simple terms & how it acts as a cleansing agent :

Sri Jagadguru, when asked about the necessity of karma explained that it is needed for the cleansing of mind. Though

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the real happiness lies in us, we are not aware of it because of ignorance. This ignorance does not allow us to escape the attractions of worldly pleasures. We deweed, put manure, water and then sow the seeds in the field. We also continuously watch the growth

of the plants to get good harvests. So we should de-weed our minds of the #adharma or wrong behavior, manure it with #dharma or righteousness, and observe our behavior continuously and carefully to cleanse the mind. Then the mind becomes worthy and potent to realise the

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🧵#NamamiJagadgurum 006

Sri Sacchidananda Shivabhinava #Narasimha Bharathi #Mahaswamiji the 33rd #Sringeri #Jagadguru

"There was no branch of knowledge which Sri Jagadguru did not know and that too Sastraically."

HH was grand in simplicity.People would give anything and

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everything to get HH’s blessings. All comforts that love or money could secure were at HH’s beck and call. Still HH was perfectly indifferent to them. HH never cared for them. Not only did HH not care for them, but HH actually did not know the value of them as it is

understood by us. HH did not know the difference between one Rupee and one lakh of Rupees. HH considered both as valuable as the mud HH was treading on. HH would very often lie down on the bare ground and as often wander in lonely forests and derive therefrom

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🧵#NamamiJagadgurum Series 005

(From 1981 When Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji was Sannidhanam): The past history of the Sringeri Math proves that its Pontiffs are chosen by the will of the Divine Mother and that this pre-ordainment is no accident. Otherwise, why

should a boy in his teens go all the way and all alone, from Andhra Pradesh to Ujjain and stay with His Holiness from then on, without a day's break as student and disciple, for twelve years with no thought other than to study the sastras?

At a meeting in Calcutta he said

with characteristic humility "when I joined His Holiness, I had no thought in mind except to learn the sastras according to ancient Hindu tradition and leave the future to itself. But by the Grace of the Goddess I have been entrusted with great responsibility". And how

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🧵Words of #Sringeri #Jagadguru #Shankaracharya #SriSri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji on his Parama Guru (Sri Sri Sri Chandrashekhara Bharati Mahaswamiji):

"As said in his Astottara, a lump of earth, a stone & gold were the same to him, & he did not value one above the other"

Brahmasri Sri Virupaksha Sastrigal was appointed to complete the study of the Sastras (for the new Guru). Sri Virupaksha Sastrigal, who was famous in those days for his erudition in Nyaya and Vedanta, was astonished at the intellectual power of the Sri Guru. The study which

took others three years to complete was finished by the guru in one year. Greatly surprised, Sri Sastrigal used to share his gratification with those around him.

The extent of scholarship acquired by the guru could be measured by the commentary which he wrote on

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🧵Invaluable gem from the pen of #Jagadguru #SriSri Sacchidananda Shivabhinava NrisimhaBharati:

In the Siva-gita of the Padma Purana,it is said that Rama asked Siva: "How does immaculate knowledge about You, the Lord,arise in a man? O Hara,if you are gracious to Me, tell me

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the means to it." On being asked thus, the Lord replied:
"Having become detached towards everything inclusive of the state of Brahma & disinclined towards everybody inclusive of one's sons and friends, possessed of faith in the scriptures dealing with liberation and desirous
of the knowledge revealed by the Upanishad-s, one should, with an offering in one's hand, approach a Guru who has realised Brahman."

"Being attentive, one should please one's Guru through services rendered for long. One should then listen with intense concentration to the
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🧵Jagadguru #SriSri Abhinava Vidyatirtha Mahaswamiji on Fate & Free Will:

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divine grace together govern what comes to pass. Manu has compared destiny and personal effort to the two wheels of a chariot; a chariot cannot move on a single wheel.

Two students wrote an examination.The boy who had studied better answered all except two questions well.The 2/n
other managed to answer just two questions correctly. The examiner was an impartial but a lazy man. He scrutinized two of the first boy’s
answers. They happened to be the incorrect ones. Assuming the other answers too to be incorrect, he awarded the boy low marks.
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Speech as a 20 year old in 1912 upon ascending the Vyakhyana Simhasana under the name of #SriSri #Chandrasekhara Bharati.

HH:All of us must jointly pursue the ways & means of protecting our #SanatanaDharma.Do participate in dharmic activities,pave the way for #Dharma rajya.

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"It is your great devotion to the Guru, and the Peetha which has brought you here in your thousands travelling long distances to reach remote Sringeri. From Rameswaram to the Himalayas you have all assembled here. Is this not sufficient evidence of your awareness of the 2/n
greatness of this Sarada Peetha and Sankara Bhagavadpada? Where is sacred Sringeri, the spiritual abode of Rishyasrunga and where are the mighty Himalayas, the home of great seers? Where flows the river Tunga and where is the river Ganga? Yet, an old adage says, "Bathe in the 3/n
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Sri #Chandramoulishwara sphtika linga, radiant like the moon, representing gyana and bliss, is the principal idol of worship not only in #Sringeri but also in the other three Amnaya Peethams – Badrinath, Dwaraka and Puri.


#HarHarMahadev 🚩
Legend has this linga, along with those of the other 3 Amnaya Peethams aswell, was handed over by #Shankaracharya to his 4 disciples, he himself received the 4 lingas from Shiva. Since then, the Lingas have been propitiated by the various Acharyas who have adorned the Peethams.
My apologies 🙏🙏 this is not in Sringeri but in Sri RamachandraPura Matha, Gokarna, Karnataka. And Shankaracharya is performing Abhishekam.
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यत्र यत्र रघुनाथकीर्तनं...Ray of wisdom by #SriSri #Chandrashekara Bharathi Mahaswamiji:

On the occasions of #Srimad #Ramayana Parayana, HH used to cause a plank to be kept near the place of parayana and offer pooja before conclusion. Others could not understand why.. 1/4
Sri Jagadguru offered pooja to a vacant plank. When asked once, He remarked, "haven't you heard the Sloka we read in the beginning of Ramayana Parayana, which says - prostrate to #Hanuman, who is present in all humility wherever #SriRama is being worshipped, shedding 2/4
tears of joy?' Is it not our duty to offer a proper seat and offer poojas to Him, though He is invisible to the naked eyes?" Such was the unshakable faith, Sri Jagadguru had in the scriptures, such is the real Shraddha. 3/4
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#Jagadguru #SriSri Vidhushekhara Bharati Mahaswamiji: The #Mahatmas are ever-calm and compassionate and bring about the welfare of all, like the fresh season of spring – शान्ता महान्तो निवसन्ति सन्तः वसन्तवल्लोकहितं चरन्तः
Once fingers in the hand had an argument as to who is 1/5
superior, with each one putting forth its importance.
Thumb: Without me, none of the other fingers can function properly.
Index finger: I command all people.
Middle finger: I am at the centre and am the tallest.
Ring finger: I am the most wealthy! All rings reach me first.
Finally the little finger said, “I have no such unique utility or greatness as the other four. However, whenever someone puts up their hand in the Anjali Mudra🙏 in reverence to God or Mahatmas, it is me who is fortunate to have their Darshan first.”
The moral here is that 3/5
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माता गुरुतरा भूमेः पिता उच्चतरश्च खात्(The mother is weightier than the earth; the father is higher than the heaven)
#ParentsFirst-Ray of wisdom by #SriSri #Chandrashekara Bharathi Mahaswamiji:

HH asked a devotee,who sought initiation if he knew the dictates..1/3 Image
of the #Upanishads that one should consider mother as god first and then the father and then the guru. The devotee admitted the knowledge. HH asked him to come after following the first two dictates. The devotee then submitted that his parents were not kind to him and there..2/4
was no opportunity to serve them. Sri Jagadguru clarified that the dictate was addressed to him and not to his parents. He should strive hard to please them and gradually win their love. If he did not fulfil his obligation to his parents first, there was no use in 3/4
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The samadhi of AryAmba is the holiest spot in kAladi.. it marks the place where Sankara performed the rites of his mother helped only by two families - one which lifted her head and another the feet on to the pyre.. centuries later sri sri sacchidaananda
ShivAbhinava nrusimha bharathi set out in the quest of kaladi with the support of the maharaja of travancore (mUlam TiruNAL rAma varma) - officials with various clues were able to identify a place
along the poorna where there was evidence a shift in the course of the river.. when his holiness came e sat in meditation and he saw a smiling apparition of an old lady welcoming him silently.. taking this as a blessing he went forth to a black stone pillar where namboodri women
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Once an avadoota vairAgi from the north came to sringeri. The tungA was in spate. To have a darshan of sri sri chandrasekara bharathi mahAswamigal (SA) one had to cross the river on a boat. The others who were on the boat were not keen on taking the vairAgi with them. They
rebuffed his attempts at getting on the boat forcibly. That they two high officials from the Mysore Sircar had come to the southern shore and were waiting at the adishtAna of the purvAcArya in order to meet srimad AcharyaL. Srimad AcharyaL stepped out of the mutt to meet them and
started walking toward the adishtAnam. From the north there was the sound of a conch. Immediately srimad AcharyaL ignoring the officials at the adistaanam started rushing toward the river. He saw the avadoota vairAgi a jatAdAri with a conch all wet coming from the river. Seeing
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In sringeri during navarAtri suvaasini pUja is a special feature everyday. Once on mahAnavami a lady came with the desire that if she could participate as a suvAsini she would also get a sAri. However on that day the list of suvAsinis to be worshipped had been finalised and she
did not get an opportunity. She was very sad. Having come though she decided to get chandramouLiswara theertham eat and leave. As sri sri chandrashekhara bharathi mahAswamigal was giving theertha she extended her hand. Seeing the sorrow in her face sri AcharyaL enquired the cause
She narrated the intention in her coming and disappointment. SA asked her to step aside and wait and proceed to give theertha to the others. Almost at the end a brAhmaNa came rushing in and extended his hand. Sensing his anxiety SA asked "where are u coming from?" He said "today
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Around 1940 in Kolkata some persons started building a Hanuman temple. Some kALi upAsakas objected to this stating that this being kAli's katta there cannot be a temple for any other devata. This became a big dispute and ended in court. The judge who examined this addressed both
parties said - this being an issue of religion it will be better for an elder in your religion to make a decision. If both of you agree on one i intend to send the records to him and ask him to make a determination. Both parties decided that if the sringeri AcArya makes a
determination on the matter they will abide by it. The records were sent to sri sri chandrashekhara bharathi mahaswamigaL who as at that time in kAladi. Srimad AcharyaL sent his opinion " while kASi is sri viSveSwaras kSetra there are temples there for madhava durga and hanumAn
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A person who wanted to improve the world came once to jagadguru sri sri chandrasekara bharathi mahaswamigaL and explained his plans for the world. Sri AcharyaL listened patiently. Then..
SA: You are saying many things. Won't it be difficult to implement? Forget funds don't you 1/
need people? They have to be dharmic. They have to be educated. They have to practitioners of AcAra. They should be able to communicate in a way that people understand
Devotee: i am happy to start this first
SA: oh! Very good. Do you have time to be involved in this?
D: i have
enough to eat and live. My son will take care of my wealth. I am prepared to spend the rest of my life on this task
SA: have u studied Sanskrit?
D: yes
SA: how much?
D: i have read the kaavyaa raghuvamsam kumArasambhavam and mAgam
SA: Have u studied tarka or grammar?
D: no
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When Madhavrao Peshwa reached Srirangapatnam in 1767, clause 7 inserted into the treaty laid down how Hyder Ali would treat the Sringeri math & the swami.

The intention was for Hyder to stop harassment of #Sringeri & the swami.

Excerpt from an original letter to Nana Phadnis
..Two more clauses are significant. One restores a village given to Gokarn Mahabaleshwar in 1765 in the Anantpur treaty by Raghoba, for its maintenance and expenses – which had been taken away by Hyder Ali 2/3
..a third clause (out of 11), says Hyder 'regularly pay all charitable & religious stipends, and not to molest the Hindus on account of their religion.

The clauses are a declaration of Maratha policy and reveal Hyder's actions.. & the need to put down his excesses in Karnataka
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