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A Vaishnava Sampradaya Brindavan discovered in Belladi, Coimbatore district

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  • Sarvothaman
    Coimbatore district has the Madhwarayan Rock on which Srimad Acharyaru sat and did Tapas, after positioning the mighty rock between the two streams of water
    Message 1 of 7 , 31 Oct
      Coimbatore district has the Madhwarayan Rock on which Srimad Acharyaru sat and did Tapas, after positioning the mighty rock between the
      two streams of water falling from Thirumurthy Water falls. Details are available in the earliest English biography of Srimad Acharyaru by Sri
      CM Padmanabha Achar.
           Now in the same district ,near Karamadai, in Belladi village, a Brindavan
      with abundant carvings relating to Krishna stands discovered and reported
      in Indian Express.
          Karamadai Vishnu temple has the Sthala Purana identical to that of Udupi
      Anantheswara temple


    • santhana krishnan
      I have seen in the Govt museum @ Coimbatore Lot of stone idols Archeological Importance unearthed from ,Madvarayapuram ,a place near Coimbatore. Dr Santhana
      Message 2 of 7 , 2 Nov 12:36 am
         I have seen in the  Govt museum  @ Coimbatore Lot of stone idols Archeological Importance unearthed from ,Madvarayapuram ,a place near  Coimbatore.
            Dr Santhana krishnan

        On Nov 1, 2017 9:52 PM, "Sarvothaman sarvothaman@... [SUMADHWASEVA]" <SUMADHWASEVA@...> wrote:
         

        Coimbatore district has the Madhwarayan Rock on which Srimad Acharyaru sat and did Tapas, after positioning the mighty rock between the
        two streams of water falling from Thirumurthy Water falls. Details are available in the earliest English biography of Srimad Acharyaru by Sri
        CM Padmanabha Achar.
             Now in the same district ,near Karamadai, in Belladi village, a Brindavan
        with abundant carvings relating to Krishna stands discovered and reported
        in Indian Express.
            Karamadai Vishnu temple has the Sthala Purana identical to that of Udupi
        Anantheswara temple


      • S RAVINDRANATH
        Where exactly  is this Government Museum in Coimbatore, sir? S.Ravindranath Coimbatore 09940082200 0422-2432223 On Sunday, November 5, 2017, 5:43:19 PM
        Message 3 of 7 , 5 Nov 4:56 am

          Where exactly  is this Government Museum in Coimbatore, sir?

          S.Ravindranath
          Coimbatore
          09940082200
          0422-2432223


          On Sunday, November 5, 2017, 5:43:19 PM GMT+5:30, santhana krishnan santhanaplastic@... [SUMADHWASEVA] <SUMADHWASEVA@...> wrote:


           

           I have seen in the  Govt museum  @ Coimbatore Lot of stone idols Archeological Importance unearthed from ,Madvarayapuram ,a place near  Coimbatore.
              Dr Santhana krishnan

          On Nov 1, 2017 9:52 PM, "Sarvothaman sarvothaman@... [SUMADHWASEVA]" <SUMADHWASEVA@...> wrote:
           

          Coimbatore district has the Madhwarayan Rock on which Srimad Acharyaru sat and did Tapas, after positioning the mighty rock between the
          two streams of water falling from Thirumurthy Water falls. Details are available in the earliest English biography of Srimad Acharyaru by Sri
          CM Padmanabha Achar.
               Now in the same district ,near Karamadai, in Belladi village, a Brindavan
          with abundant carvings relating to Krishna stands discovered and reported
          in Indian Express.
              Karamadai Vishnu temple has the Sthala Purana identical to that of Udupi
          Anantheswara temple


        • naps rao
          Friends, I have the book of Sri C M Padmanabhacharya 1983 edition, published by the family. The location of the placing of the Boulder by Acharya Madhva is
          Message 4 of 7 , 5 Nov 5:22 am
            Friends,
            I have the book of Sri C M Padmanabhacharya 1983 edition, published by the family.
            The location of the placing of the Boulder by Acharya Madhva is near Ambutirtha near Kalasa in Karnataka on the river Thunga. There is also an inscription on the rock which says: Sri Madhvacharyena yekahasthena sthapithaa shilaa.
            People who quote others for authority should not misquote them and give wrong information for scoring brownie points.
            NAPSRao 

            Virus-free. www.avg.com

            On Thu, Nov 2, 2017 at 1:06 PM, santhana krishnan santhanaplastic@... [SUMADHWASEVA] <SUMADHWASEVA@...> wrote:
             

             I have seen in the  Govt museum  @ Coimbatore Lot of stone idols Archeological Importance unearthed from ,Madvarayapuram ,a place near  Coimbatore.
                Dr Santhana krishnan

            On Nov 1, 2017 9:52 PM, "Sarvothaman sarvothaman@... [SUMADHWASEVA]" <SUMADHWASEVA@.... in> wrote:
             

            Coimbatore district has the Madhwarayan Rock on which Srimad Acharyaru sat and did Tapas, after positioning the mighty rock between the
            two streams of water falling from Thirumurthy Water falls. Details are available in the earliest English biography of Srimad Acharyaru by Sri
            CM Padmanabha Achar.
                 Now in the same district ,near Karamadai, in Belladi village, a Brindavan
            with abundant carvings relating to Krishna stands discovered and reported
            in Indian Express.
                Karamadai Vishnu temple has the Sthala Purana identical to that of Udupi
            Anantheswara temple



          • S RAVINDRANATH
            To all my revered Acharyas, Kindly permit me to reproduce the following from The Life and Teachings of Sri Madhvacharyar , by Sri B.M.Padmanabha Char, B.A.
            Message 5 of 7 , 5 Nov 10:16 am
              To all my revered Acharyas,

              Kindly permit me to reproduce the following from "The Life and Teachings of Sri Madhvacharyar", by Sri B.M.Padmanabha Char, B.A. B.L., High Court Vakil (Madras) -  residing at Coimbatore.
              AUTHOR oF DHRUVA'S PENANCE, GOVARDHANESHA VILASA, (SANSKRIT DRAMAS) DWADASA STOTRAM COMMENTARY,etc etc etc

              1909 First Edition Pages 99-102.

              I QUOTE:

              " In this connection, it may not be unimportant
              to mention a tradition, though it is not referred to 
              in Madhva Vijia. The Southern most Taluq of the
              Coimbatore District is known as Udamalpet. The Anamalai Hills extend a great deal into this Taluq. Going about twelve miles from Udamalpet, one reaches
              a range of fairly high hills with a river flowing at
              the foot thereof. The spot presents a lovely picturesque scenery. The descent of crystal water from rock to rock, and the soft gurgle of sporting waters hardly disturbs the serene solitude of the hermit's seclusion.

              On one side, is the rising mountain stretching
              out longitudinally, as far as eye can see. At the
              foot of it, is the river, nestling, as it were, by its base, and flowing parallel to the mountain. Not a grain of sand or mud floats in the water to disturb its clearness.

              It is all rock, the bed and banks. On the banks of the river, opposite the hill, there is a shrine sacred to the Trinity, the Trimurthies of the Hindu Pantheon, Brahma, Vishnu, and Siva. It is even now a favourite resort of the neighbouring country, on all auspicious occasions. Pilgrims are numerous who visit the shrine for discharging all kinds of vows.

              In the middle of this river, a large flat rock
              rests on three boulders, forming a natural bridge, and allowing a free flow of the current underneath. The rock is sufficiently spacious to accommodate at least a hundred persons sitting down for a dinner. Tradition calls this by the name of " Madhvarayan Parai" meaning the rock of Madhvaraya. They add that
              Sri Madhva travelled to Trevandram by crossing
              the river (which is fordable easily at any point)
              and threading the footpaths of the hills leading
              to the State of Travancore. This mountain forms
              in fact the boundary between the modern British India and the said Native State. It is not therefore improbable that Sri Madhva took this particular route on his way to the temple of Ananta Sayana. It is likely that he spent sometime in the mantap of the sacred Thrimoorthi shrine, and that during his sojourn, he spent long hours sitting on the rock bearing his name, and making tapas (meditative prayers) after his bath. One explanation, that is sometimes gussed is, that Sri Madhva set this rock on the Tripod-like stones, and hence it bears his name. But this feat was performed, not here, but in the Mysore Province, at a place known as Ambu Theertha near Kalasa village. Balehunur Taluq, 13° 14' L., 75° 26' E., on the right bank of Bhadra. (This rock contains an inscription to this effect,- No. 79 Kadur District, Mudgere). Thus, this guess about the origin of Madhvarayan Parai is made in ignorance or the Ambu
              Theertha rock whose inscription contains convincing
              proof of the episode. But there is no ground to
              reject the tradition that Sri Madhva honoured
              this spot by a stay of some duration. Dilapidated and
              broken statues and images of great size, with the ruins of edifices, testify to the existence of a large village or temple, once, close to this shrine. Hence, it is not at a1l unlikely that Sri Madhva bent his holy steps in this direction, attracted as much by the short cut it offered to reach Ananta Sayana, as by the charming solitude and seclusion of the neighbourhood. Sri Madhva would have loved to look at the lofty scenery of the hills, enjoy the inviting seclusion, take his daybreak baths in the crystal springs, do tapas in peaceful solitudes under the shelter of stupendous stones, a scenery calculated to throw a spell on any person of introspective leanings and habits, and peculiarly attractive to one of Sri Madhva's bent of mind as a retirement (Asramam) of Rishis. 

              The conjecture that he passed through what is
              Coimbatore District now, receives some support and
              corroooration from the circumstance that an idol
              of Sri Madhva was an object of worship in one of
              the temples of a village called Pala Tholuvu near the
              Uttukuli Railway Station of this District. This
              village had many flourshing temples including one
              dedicated to Hanuman. 

              UNQUOTE.

              I am not a scholar - far far from it. Since there was this interesting discussion, I took it up to refer to the book in the internet.
               

              S.Ravindranath
              Coimbatore
              09940082200
              0422-2432223


              On Sunday, November 5, 2017, 7:17:22 PM GMT+5:30, naps rao napsrao@... [SUMADHWASEVA] <SUMADHWASEVA@...> wrote:


               

              Friends,
              I have the book of Sri C M Padmanabhacharya 1983 edition, published by the family.
              The location of the placing of the Boulder by Acharya Madhva is near Ambutirtha near Kalasa in Karnataka on the river Thunga. There is also an inscription on the rock which says: Sri Madhvacharyena yekahasthena sthapithaa shilaa.
              People who quote others for authority should not misquote them and give wrong information for scoring brownie points.
              NAPSRao 

              altVirus-free. www.avg.com

              On Thu, Nov 2, 2017 at 1:06 PM, santhana krishnan santhanaplastic@... [SUMADHWASEVA] <SUMADHWASEVA@...> wrote:
               

               I have seen in the  Govt museum  @ Coimbatore Lot of stone idols Archeological Importance unearthed from ,Madvarayapuram ,a place near  Coimbatore.
                  Dr Santhana krishnan

              On Nov 1, 2017 9:52 PM, "Sarvothaman sarvothaman@... [SUMADHWASEVA]" <SUMADHWASEVA@.... in> wrote:
               

              Coimbatore district has the Madhwarayan Rock on which Srimad Acharyaru sat and did Tapas, after positioning the mighty rock between the
              two streams of water falling from Thirumurthy Water falls. Details are available in the earliest English biography of Srimad Acharyaru by Sri
              CM Padmanabha Achar.
                   Now in the same district ,near Karamadai, in Belladi village, a Brindavan
              with abundant carvings relating to Krishna stands discovered and reported
              in Indian Express.
                  Karamadai Vishnu temple has the Sthala Purana identical to that of Udupi
              Anantheswara temple



            • naps rao
              Friends, I thank Sri Ravindranath for his contribution. Quite obviously Acharya Madhva may have passed through several Tirthas and Villages in Tamilnadu and
              Message 6 of 7 , 5 Nov 12:30 pm
                Friends,
                I thank Sri Ravindranath for his contribution.
                Quite obviously Acharya Madhva may have passed through several Tirthas and Villages in Tamilnadu and this place could be one of them.
                My intention was to remove the wrong conclusion being drawn that the incident described in Sumadhvavijaya of the Acharya lifting a huge rock with one hand and placing it as bridge in the river where there were 2 streams was stated by Sarvothaman to be near Coimbatore. 
                There are similar stories of Danda Tirtha created by Madhva near Sri Mushnam, which is missing from Sumadhvavijaya and is included in a Sthala Purana.
                Madhva's likely visit to Tirupathi which was a center of Vaishnavas even earlier is also not mentioned.there.
                Local devotees should try to salvage all information particularly in local historical documents including stories related to other prominent persons in Madhva's period and try to go further to what Sri CM P Acharya has done in getting authentic evidence..Solid efforts should take the place of shallow guess work if possible and misrepresentation must be avoided.
                NAPSRao            

                On Sun, Nov 5, 2017 at 11:46 PM, S RAVINDRANATH <raviseetha2003@...> wrote:
                To all my revered Acharyas,

                Kindly permit me to reproduce the following from "The Life and Teachings of Sri Madhvacharyar", by Sri B.M.Padmanabha Char, B.A. B.L., High Court Vakil (Madras) -  residing at Coimbatore.
                AUTHOR oF DHRUVA'S PENANCE, GOVARDHANESHA VILASA, (SANSKRIT DRAMAS) DWADASA STOTRAM COMMENTARY,etc etc etc

                1909 First Edition Pages 99-102.

                I QUOTE:

                " In this connection, it may not be unimportant
                to mention a tradition, though it is not referred to 
                in Madhva Vijia. The Southern most Taluq of the
                Coimbatore District is known as Udamalpet. The Anamalai Hills extend a great deal into this Taluq. Going about twelve miles from Udamalpet, one reaches
                a range of fairly high hills with a river flowing at
                the foot thereof. The spot presents a lovely picturesque scenery. The descent of crystal water from rock to rock, and the soft gurgle of sporting waters hardly disturbs the serene solitude of the hermit's seclusion.

                On one side, is the rising mountain stretching
                out longitudinally, as far as eye can see. At the
                foot of it, is the river, nestling, as it were, by its base, and flowing parallel to the mountain. Not a grain of sand or mud floats in the water to disturb its clearness.

                It is all rock, the bed and banks. On the banks of the river, opposite the hill, there is a shrine sacred to the Trinity, the Trimurthies of the Hindu Pantheon, Brahma, Vishnu, and Siva. It is even now a favourite resort of the neighbouring country, on all auspicious occasions. Pilgrims are numerous who visit the shrine for discharging all kinds of vows.

                In the middle of this river, a large flat rock
                rests on three boulders, forming a natural bridge, and allowing a free flow of the current underneath. The rock is sufficiently spacious to accommodate at least a hundred persons sitting down for a dinner. Tradition calls this by the name of " Madhvarayan Parai" meaning the rock of Madhvaraya. They add that
                Sri Madhva travelled to Trevandram by crossing
                the river (which is fordable easily at any point)
                and threading the footpaths of the hills leading
                to the State of Travancore. This mountain forms
                in fact the boundary between the modern British India and the said Native State. It is not therefore improbable that Sri Madhva took this particular route on his way to the temple of Ananta Sayana. It is likely that he spent sometime in the mantap of the sacred Thrimoorthi shrine, and that during his sojourn, he spent long hours sitting on the rock bearing his name, and making tapas (meditative prayers) after his bath. One explanation, that is sometimes gussed is, that Sri Madhva set this rock on the Tripod-like stones, and hence it bears his name. But this feat was performed, not here, but in the Mysore Province, at a place known as Ambu Theertha near Kalasa village. Balehunur Taluq, 13° 14' L., 75° 26' E., on the right bank of Bhadra. (This rock contains an inscription to this effect,- No. 79 Kadur District, Mudgere). Thus, this guess about the origin of Madhvarayan Parai is made in ignorance or the Ambu
                Theertha rock whose inscription contains convincing
                proof of the episode. But there is no ground to
                reject the tradition that Sri Madhva honoured
                this spot by a stay of some duration. Dilapidated and
                broken statues and images of great size, with the ruins of edifices, testify to the existence of a large village or temple, once, close to this shrine. Hence, it is not at a1l unlikely that Sri Madhva bent his holy steps in this direction, attracted as much by the short cut it offered to reach Ananta Sayana, as by the charming solitude and seclusion of the neighbourhood. Sri Madhva would have loved to look at the lofty scenery of the hills, enjoy the inviting seclusion, take his daybreak baths in the crystal springs, do tapas in peaceful solitudes under the shelter of stupendous stones, a scenery calculated to throw a spell on any person of introspective leanings and habits, and peculiarly attractive to one of Sri Madhva's bent of mind as a retirement (Asramam) of Rishis. 

                The conjecture that he passed through what is
                Coimbatore District now, receives some support and
                corroooration from the circumstance that an idol
                of Sri Madhva was an object of worship in one of
                the temples of a village called Pala Tholuvu near the
                Uttukuli Railway Station of this District. This
                village had many flourshing temples including one
                dedicated to Hanuman. 

                UNQUOTE.

                I am not a scholar - far far from it. Since there was this interesting discussion, I took it up to refer to the book in the internet.
                 

                S.Ravindranath
                Coimbatore
                09940082200
                0422-2432223


                On Sunday, November 5, 2017, 7:17:22 PM GMT+5:30, naps rao napsrao@... [SUMADHWASEVA] <SUMADHWASEVA@.... in> wrote:


                 

                Friends,
                I have the book of Sri C M Padmanabhacharya 1983 edition, published by the family.
                The location of the placing of the Boulder by Acharya Madhva is near Ambutirtha near Kalasa in Karnataka on the river Thunga. There is also an inscription on the rock which says: Sri Madhvacharyena yekahasthena sthapithaa shilaa.
                People who quote others for authority should not misquote them and give wrong information for scoring brownie points.
                NAPSRao 

                altVirus-free. www.avg.com

                On Thu, Nov 2, 2017 at 1:06 PM, santhana krishnan santhanaplastic@... [SUMADHWASEVA] <SUMADHWASEVA@.... in> wrote:
                 

                 I have seen in the  Govt museum  @ Coimbatore Lot of stone idols Archeological Importance unearthed from ,Madvarayapuram ,a place near  Coimbatore.
                    Dr Santhana krishnan

                On Nov 1, 2017 9:52 PM, "Sarvothaman sarvothaman@... [SUMADHWASEVA]" <SUMADHWASEVA@.... in> wrote:
                 

                Coimbatore district has the Madhwarayan Rock on which Srimad Acharyaru sat and did Tapas, after positioning the mighty rock between the
                two streams of water falling from Thirumurthy Water falls. Details are available in the earliest English biography of Srimad Acharyaru by Sri
                CM Padmanabha Achar.
                     Now in the same district ,near Karamadai, in Belladi village, a Brindavan
                with abundant carvings relating to Krishna stands discovered and reported
                in Indian Express.
                    Karamadai Vishnu temple has the Sthala Purana identical to that of Udupi
                Anantheswara temple




              • Raghavendran Sreenivas
                Shri NAPS Rao Avare, A minor point to make here is this: While lifting and placing of the rock is indeed in the village called kalasa (this is recorded in
                Message 7 of 7 , 5 Nov 7:42 pm
                  Shri NAPS Rao Avare,

                  A minor point to make here is this:

                  While "lifting and placing" of the rock is indeed in the village called kalasa (this is recorded in Madhva vijaya also - 16th sarga) as said by you, it may also be noted that the fact that there is a "madva rayar paarai" (as in Madva rayar's rock) in the Amaraavati river (near Udumulpet near trimurthy hills) and this isalso recorded in Shri CMP's book.

                  Again - the book says that this is a place where acharyaru did his tapassu on his way back to rajatapeethapura (Udupi).

                  Haraye namaha (and with namaskaras to the noble soul Shri CMP and  shri Madhvanatha teertharu)

                  Sreenivas.

                  See the below statement verbatim from the book of Shri CMP (Page 100):

                  In the middle of this river, a large flat rock rests on three boulders, forming a natural bridge, and allowing a free flow of the current underneath. The
                  rock is sufficiently spacious to accomodate at least a hundred persons sitting down for a dinner. Tradition calls this by the name of " Madhvarayan Parai"
                  meaning the rock of Madhvaraya. They add that Sri Madhva travelled to Trevandram by crossing the river (which is fordable easily at any point)
                  and threading the footpaths of the hills leading to the State of Travancore.

                  This mountain forms in fact the boundary between the modern British India and the said Native State. It is not therefore improbable that Sri Madhva took this
                  TOUR THROUGH ·SOUTHERN INDIA. . It is likely that he spent su)11etime in the mantap of the sacred Thrimoorthi shrine, and that during his sojourn, 
                  he spent long hours sitting on the rock bearing his name, and making tapas (meditative prayers) after his bath

                  The link for the said book of Shri CMP is below (with due acknowledgements to the admin of this website who have done this noble job of making this book available to public):









                  On Sun, Nov 5, 2017 at 6:52 PM, naps rao napsrao@... [SUMADHWASEVA] <SUMADHWASEVA@...> wrote:
                   

                  Friends,
                  I have the book of Sri C M Padmanabhacharya 1983 edition, published by the family.
                  The location of the placing of the Boulder by Acharya Madhva is near Ambutirtha near Kalasa in Karnataka on the river Thunga. There is also an inscription on the rock which says: Sri Madhvacharyena yekahasthena sthapithaa shilaa.
                  People who quote others for authority should not misquote them and give wrong information for scoring brownie points.
                  NAPSRao 

                  Virus-free. www.avg.com

                  On Thu, Nov 2, 2017 at 1:06 PM, santhana krishnan santhanaplastic@... [SUMADHWASEVA] <SUMADHWASEVA@.... in> wrote:
                   

                   I have seen in the  Govt museum  @ Coimbatore Lot of stone idols Archeological Importance unearthed from ,Madvarayapuram ,a place near  Coimbatore.
                      Dr Santhana krishnan

                  On Nov 1, 2017 9:52 PM, "Sarvothaman sarvothaman@... [SUMADHWASEVA]" <SUMADHWASEVA@....i n> wrote:
                   

                  Coimbatore district has the Madhwarayan Rock on which Srimad Acharyaru sat and did Tapas, after positioning the mighty rock between the
                  two streams of water falling from Thirumurthy Water falls. Details are available in the earliest English biography of Srimad Acharyaru by Sri
                  CM Padmanabha Achar.
                       Now in the same district ,near Karamadai, in Belladi village, a Brindavan
                  with abundant carvings relating to Krishna stands discovered and reported
                  in Indian Express.
                      Karamadai Vishnu temple has the Sthala Purana identical to that of Udupi
                  Anantheswara temple




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