Shri Raghavendra Swami Puja

Shri Raghavendra Swami Puja

Śrī Rāghavēndra Svami (1595–1671 CE), born as Sri Venkata Natha (Venkata Ramana) , was a renowned Vaishnava saint, philosopher and proponent of Dvaita philosophy proposed by Sri Madhvacharya. He served as the head of the matha in Kumbakonam from 1624 para 1636. His Brindavan in Mantralayam in the present-day Andhra Pradesh is an important place of pilgrimage. The numerous miracles he performed have led to him being worshipped even today as a Guru and he is believed to be the saviour for those who placed faith in him. It is belived that he is the incarnation of Prahlada, who is famous as one of the best bhaktas of Lord Narayana.

Sri Raghavendra Swami attained Jeeva Samadhi on Dwitiya Day of Sravana Krishna Paksha in 1671. This date is celebrated each year as Sri Raghavendra Swamy Aradhana at Brindavana all over the world. The Raghavendra Mutt in Mantralayam housing his Brindavana is visited by thousands of devotees every year.

He said :”Always keep away from people who merely perform miracles without following the shastras and yet call themselves God or guru. I have performed miracles, and so have great persons like Srimadvacharya. These are based on yoga siddhi and the shastras. There is no fraud or trickery at all. These miracles were performed only to show the greatness of God and the wonderful powers that one can attain with His grace.

Sri Raghavendra entered the Brindavana specially constructed for him with stone brought from Madavara village, near Manchale. Per his advice these stones were sanctified by Lord Rama, Sita and Lakshmana’s footsteps when they visited the village during Treta Yuga.

He had advised his disciples to start arranging slabs around him once the japamala rolling by fingers in his hand become still.

He began reciting the pranava mantra and slipped into deep Samadhi. Once his japamala became still, his disciples arranged the slabs up to his head and then, as per his earlier instructions, they placed a copper box containing 1200 Lakshmi narayana saligramas that had been specially brought from Gandaki River in Nepal. Then they placed the covering slab over it and filled it with earth. They poured twelve thousand varahas (abhisheka) over the Brindavana that they had built.

Thus Sri Raghavendra Swami attained Jeeva Samadhi on Dwitiya Day of Sravana Krishna Paksha in 1671. This date is celebrated each year as Sri Raghavendra Swamy Aradhana at Brindavana all over the world. The Raghavendra Mutt in Mantralayam housing his Brindavana is visited by thousands of devotees every year.

It is believed he would live for:

76 years physically on the Earth.
300 years in the Brindavana, through his literary work among the people.
400 years in the Brindavana without a physical form.

Totally 700 years in the Brindavana helping the society and the mankind to come-out from troubles and miseries

Benefits of Raghavendra Puja :

This puja is so powerfull that can change anything and everything . Miracle evidences about the glories of Raghavendra Swami and his mercy are vast and they date from past until present.

Puja should be done for six Thursdays and the ending of puja should be done on 7th Thursday. On 7 Thursday is the final puja and some special dedications have to be made.

Benefits of Raghavendra Puja:

This Puja will help you in Issues with:

1.SICKNESS and related problems.
2.MENTAL STRESS and related problems.
3.YOUTH PROBLEMS and related problems.
4.DESPERATION and related problems.
5.FAMILY and related problems.
6.EDUCATION and related problems.
7.JOB promotion and related problems.