Posted by: raju0704 | October 26, 2008

Visit to Nava Brindhavan, Karnataka

Visit to Nava Brindhavan, Karnataka

Location:

Nava Brindhavan is located at Anegundhi near Hampi almost at the center of Kanataka in the junction of Koppal and Bellary districts. Nearest railway station is Hospet, from where Hampi is about 10 kms.  Both Hampi and Anegundhi are on the opposite banks of the Tungabadra river.

The geographical location of Nava Brindhavan:

Hampi-Anegundhi, the twin cities:

Hampi, as most will know is a ruined city of Vijayanagara empire but lovely even after so much of destruction. Any fool can destroy the beautiful faces of the idols with so much effort but if the whole city is full of beautiful rocky monuments and sculptures, how long they can go on? So the beauty of the place with its past glory is in tact despite the destruction.

On the opposite shore of Tungabadra, Anegundhi town is full of sacred places and ancient temples most of them connected with Ramayana, Rayar mutts and the brindhavans of great Madhwa saints.  This place must be visited by all those who love Ramayana and read it line by line. Nava Brindhavan is in an island between the two branches of Tundabadra in the outskirts of Anegundhi.

The two places are surrounded by many hills with the Tungabadra flowing in between like a snake. The intelligence of the Vijayanagara Empire is very well evident in choosing their place itself with the Rocky Mountains providing the necessary security; Tungabadra supplying copious flow of water and Anegundhi providing the sacredness. (I can’t help comparing this with what I had witnessed during my Delhi trip last year. There, the Muslim rulers had selected a place for their kingdom, spent years in building their palaces and other buildings only to find in a few years that the place was not suited for human living. Then they shifted their kingdom to some other place. This continued from Fathephur Sikiri to Agra to Sikkandara to Delhi – There is no surprise that the guys with that kind of brilliance destroyed the beautiful city of Hampi and the beautiful faces of the sculptures rendering most of the Garbhagrahas in “divineless dark” ).

It will take one full day for Hampi and another full day for Anegundhi and you can stay in any of Hospet, Hampi or Anegundhi. There are plenty of (cheap) autos plying from Hospet to Hampi and you can take the whole Hampi tour in share autos. I will cover Hampi separately.

Routes:

Train route:

Chennai – Guntakkal – Hospet.
There is no straight train to Hospet and you have to change train at Guntakkal

Bus route:

Chennai -Bangalore -Tumkur – Sira -Chitradurga – (moved from NH-4 to NH-13) – Hospet – Anegundi. Distance: 365 kms approximately

An Alternate route from Chennai is:
Chennai – Tirupati – Anantapur (all along NH205); Anantapur – Gooty (on NH7); Gooty – Bellary – Hospet (on NH63) – Anegundi

We came from Gadag side as we had some work at Gadag (this is not the route from Chennai) and we reached Hospet by about 3 PM and took lodging at Hotel Malligi. Hotel details towards the end.

As soon as we reached the hotel, we immediately started off to Nava Brindhavan by 4 PM.  First we were confused by different distance details given by different people. Some said it is 50 km and some said it is 15 kms and yet both of them were correct! Additionally, we had the bottleneck of the boat riding getting closed by 5:30/ 6 PM. We didn’t have enough time to analyse/ discuss etc., and at one point we became so helpless that we left it to the car driver himself to choose the way he wants. Finally he took the shortest path where one can see only Nava Brindhavan and it was all one could have done if started by 4 PM and the driver did the right thing indeed.

There are 3 routes available for Hospet to Nava Brindhavan:

Route no 1 (60 kms without boat ride):

This is about 60 kms through Hospet-Hampi-Kamalapur-Kambli-Gangavathi-Anegundhi.

Route no 2 (12 kms, requires river crossing at two places):

From Hospet, you have to first reach a place in Hampi called Thalavari Gottha, where there is an unfinished bridge between Hampi and Anegundhi
(This bridge was started some 15 years back, finished by about 90% but is in ‘suspended’ state now for the reason that this will enable heavy vehicle flow to Hampi which will spoil the city. There is no doubt that the heavy vehicle traffic to Hampi will spoil the beauty of the city and should be stopped but can’t it be done by any other means than stopping the work in 90% finished stage? That’s Indian politicians and nothing can be done. This bridge, if completed, will enable people to reach Anegundhi from Hospet in a 15 kms route instead of 60 kms
Update  (May 2009): The unfinished bridge work was started but the scaffolding collapsed killing several workers. May be it is His wish not to complete the bridge? ).
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Hampi-Anegundhi (unfinished) Bridge
Here you have to cross the river and then walk for about a km to reach Anegundhi town, Ragavendra mutt and other ancient temples. Nava Brindhavan is an island in the outskirts of Anegundhi and you have to take another boat ride to reach there. The breadth of Tungabadra is not that much and so the river crossing takes just 10-15 minutes. This is the most popular route and you can visit all the temples of Anegundhi.

Route no 3 (shortest, requires river crossing at only one place):

You have to go to a place called Enthapur in Hampi which is just on the opposite bank of Nava Brindhavan and you have to cross the river at only one place and have to walk just about 200 meters. This is the shortest path from Hampi and the closest to Nava Brindhavan but not so popular because a) in this route we can see only Nava Brindhavan (no other temple is en route) and b) it will be adventurous. We took this route because we didn’t know the sacredness of Anegundhi place and the details of the other ancient temples beforehand and so planned only for Nava Brindhavan unfortunately. We started by 4 PM, took the road travel for about 45 minutes, took the boat ride for about 10 minutes and entered Nava Brindhavan by 5:30 PM. We had been just lucky to be in time since the priest had left immediately after completing the pooja for us.

Way to Nava Brindhavan Have to walk from here
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This is the view from Hampi side and we have to take the boat(Parisal) ride from here only.

View from Hampi side

View while going in the Parisal, the small white building seen at the centre is the Nava Brindhavan.

View from Hampi side1

We have to wlk for about 200 meters through some unconventional paths (we had 4 senior citizens and no problem) after reaching the Nava Brindhavan shore.

IMG_3291 IMG_3292 IMG_3299 IMG_3295 IMG_3333 IMG_3331 IMG_3334 View from Nava Brindhavan side

Nava Brindhavan is located in an island between two branches of Thungabadra in an awesome location. It houses the tombs of nine great Madhwas (belonging to the kith and kin of Sri Madhwacharya, the founder of the Dwaita or dualism tenets). The brindavans are called the “Jeeva Brindhavans” since they are considered still alive and are resting eternally there. There is a yellow mark around the Brindhavans indicating the border into which we are not supposed to go and disturb the saints. There is a Tamil board saying not to go beyond the yellow mark (meaning lots of Tamils are visiting this place).

View from Hampi side entrance 1

Nava Brindhavan 1

IMG_3314 IMG_3313 View from Hampi side entrance 2 IMG_3312 IMG_3322 Priest

The nine sacred saints, in their order are (the periods given in bracket are the period during which they headed the Mathwa peeta) :

  1. Sri Padmanabha Theerthar, the prime sishya of Sri Madhvacharyar (1317-1324)
  2. a) Sri Jaya Theerthar (1365-1388)
    b) Sri Raghu Variyar, Guru of Raghothama Theerthar whose Brindhavan is at Thirukkoyilur near Thiruvannamalai (1502-1537)
  3. Sri Kaveendhra Theerthar (1392-1398)
  4. Sri Vaageesa Theerthar (1398-1406)
  5. Sri Vyasaraja Theerthar (1447-1539), Raja guru of Krishna Deva Raya and the next avatar of Brhalatha and the earlier avatar of Sri Raghavendhra
  6. Sri Srinivasa Theerthar (1539-1564)
  7. Sri Rama Theerthar (1564-1584)
  8. Sri Suseendhra Theerthar, Ragavendhra swami’s guru (1614-1623)
  9. Sri Govindha Odeyar (1534)

Sacredness of Anegundhi:

  • The place is called Kishkintha, the place of events of the complete Kishkintha Ganta of Ramayana
  • Ramar and Lakshmanar stayed here while going in search of Seetha devi
  • Anjaneyar was born and brought up here
  • Rama killed Vali here
  • Vali-Sugreeva fight took place
  • Sugreeva showed the ornaments of Seetha to Ramar
  • Thanks to Sabari from Virginia/ USA for adding this point:
    When Rama was drowned in sorrow on missing Seetha Devi, Hanuman gave Seetha’s Soodamani to Lord Rama after his Lanka trip and assured that Seethamma is very much alive in Lanka.  So, it is a strong proof that for any one in deep sorrow or distress, Navabrindavana dharshanam will give them a great relief. This is stated by Kumudham Jyothidam AMR.

Sacredness of Nava Brindhavan:

  • Each and every Brindhavan, by itself is very sacred and had they been located in different places also, every place would have become very sacred and popular on its own. Now, if all of them are concentrated in one single place, a place chosen by nine great saints in a period of about 300 years, you can understand the sacredness of the place.
  • Anegundhi is the birth place of Sri Hauman, the avatar of Sri Madhwar in the previous yugas and so there is no surprise that Sri Padmanabha Theerthar, the 1st student of Sri Madhwar and other Madhwa saints chose this place.
  • The brindhavan of Sri Vyasaraja Theerthar is found at the center of the place. Though he comes in the middle in the order, the others who brindhavanised before him left the central place for him for some reasons. Sri Vyasarajar, the Rajaguru of Krishna deva raya is considered the next avatar of Brahalatha and the previous avatar of Sri Raghavendhra Swamy. The place where Sri Vysarajar is brindhavanised is considered the place where Brahalathar had penanced in the Grutha yuga to cleanse the sins for being instrumental in killing his father Hiranya kasibu. Vyasaraja stayed at Hampi-Anegundhi for nearly 40 years before, during and after the Krishnadevaraya period. This is the place between Tara parvatham and the Chakra theertham of Kishkintha

Other shrines of Nava Brindhavan:

On one side of the Nava Brindhavan, there is an elevated platform that houses a small Ranganathar shrine, an Anjaneyar shrine and a cave between them.

  • The Anjaneyar is called Jagrathai Hanuman and seen with Ravana’s son Akshaya Kundran under his feet.
  • The cave is where Brahalathar is considered to have stayed.
  • The Ranganathar shrine is having Ranganathar in the bed of Adhiseshan with Thayar standing separately by his leg side.

Jagrathai Hanuman shrine

One the other side of NavaBrindhavan there is a shrine of Avadharathraya Hanuman.

Vayu Bhagwan took the avatar of

  • Sri Hanuman in the Theertha yuga to do Rama seva
  • Beeman in Dhwabara yuga to do Krishna seva and
  • Sri Madhwar in the Kaliyuga to do Vedavysa seva

So, the Hanuman here is seen with the Hanuman face, a big shoulder indicating Beema and with the veda plam leaves bundles in hand indicating Madhwar.

The best time to visit the place is 7-11 AM.

I knew about Nava Brindhavan mainly through ‘Kumdham Jothidam’ where the Author A.M.R is suggesting this place for almost all kinds of problems as a parihara sthalam. Also this finds a sure place in all the spiritual tours around Hampi, Manthralaya, Shiridi.

Needless to say, the ambience and the sacredness of the place had given us immense peace and pleasure when we came out.

Other places to visit in Anegundhi

This is the Kishkintha of Ramayana. Anegundhi means a place/ street where elephants were kept tied.

Anjaneyar temple at Anjanadhri hill

Anjaneyar is believed to have been born and brought up here by his mother Anjana devi. There are about 530 steps to climb.

Kothanda Ramar temple

Here Sugreevan showed the ornaments of Seetha devi to Ramar. In the temple, Sugreevan will be seen instead of Hanumar.

Chakra Theetham

Tungabadra river starts from West to East and changes the direction towards North with a whirl here (North flowing rivers are always considered sacred and Kasi is considered very sacred only in places where it flows towards North).  Vysa rajar used to take bath and meditate here during his 40 years period here. He saved Govinda Odeyar (the last saint of the Nava brindhavan) only here. This is a very sacred place to take bath.

Yanthroth tharaha Hanuman

Hanuman came in the thoughts of Vyasarajar during his meditation, asking Vyasarajar to install him. Since it will take some time to install an idol, Vyasarajar drew an image of Anjaneya in the rock with a piece of charcoal immediately but as soon as he completed, the image got life and a monkey jumped out from it and ran away. The next day also, Anjaneyar came in his thought, the same thing happened and it continued for 12 days. On the 13th day, with a prayer to Hanuman, the image stayed and Vyasarajar encircled the Hanumar with 12 monkeys each one holding the tail of the next one. This image on the rock can be seen here.

Pamba sarovar (Dakshina Kasi)

Created by Lord Brahma. There are totally 4 sarovars considered very sacred to cleanse our sins and they are:  Pamba sarovar, Narayana sarovar, Bhindhu sarovar and Mana sarovar.

Durga Hill

Tara Pavatham

Tara is Vali’s wife and whenever Vali didn’t listen to her words, she used to meditate here

Raghavendhra mutt

Chinthamani

There are 3 adjacent temples: Chinthamani Lakshmi Narasimhar, Sri Mahishasura Mardhini and Sri Kasi Viswanathar. Rama killed Vali from this place only.

Sugreevan wanted to test Rama and Rama pierced 7 palm trees which were not in straight line here. Pamba was the capital of Kishkinta ruled by Vali

Surya temple

Since Sugreevan is the son of Sun God in Theertha yuga, there is a temple for Surya (Karnan is Surya’s son in the dhwabara yuga).

Note: Sadly, we had visited none of the above temples since we didn’t know the sacredness of these temples.

Before you visit:

  • Normally two full days (atleast) are required, one day for Hampi and another day for Anegundhi.
  • Please be warned that Nava Brindavan can be visited only on good weather, when there is no rain or flood in Tungabadra. So check the whether before you visit.
  • Before the trip, visit Sri Ragavendhra Mutt at  T.P.Koil st., (one of the car streets of Sri Parthasarathy Temple) Triplicane, Chennai and get whatever details you can. They may also assist you for the accommodation.
  • Diagonally opposite the Ragavendhra mutt, there is a divine shop at Thirumala flats (phone no: 42663545/ 42663546) selling the Nava Brindhavan DVD and book. It’s a must to watch this DVD fully before your trip. Even if you don’t go, pls watch the DVD and you will feel as if you are visiting the holy place. (Unfortunately I came to know about the DVD and the book only after the trip and I have missed out all the ancient temples and sacred places of Anegundhi)
  • Manjunath @ 09449284490 / 09449653598 is a good contact who can help in all fronts like lodging, food, dharshan etc., (There are good feedback from the other blog friends as well as you can see in the comments section).

Address of Nava Brindhavan, Anegundhi:

Navabrindavanam,
Sri Raghavendra swamy mutt at Anegundi,
Gangavathi taluk,
Koppal District
Telephone No: 08533-267733.

We stayed at Hotel Malligi, a popular hotel at Hospet and is reasonably good. They have both old and new buildings in the same campus. A double bed room at old building costs 350 Rs and the same at the new building is Rs 750. We took the room at the old building itself as it was nice and clean (but small).
Hotel Malligi, 10/90, J.N.Road, Hospet – PIN: 583201
Ph: (08394) 228101 (8 lines)
malligihome@hotmail.com

Hotel Malligi

Room at Hotel Malligi

There is also a Mayura Group of hotels called
Hotel Mayura Bhuvaneshwari,
(Govt of Karnataka undertaking),
Kamalapur (near Hampi) – PIN: 583 221
Tel: 08394 – 241474/ 241574
We took lunch here and the rooms start from Rs 450. The hotel is in the outskirts but the ambiance is very nice.
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One more place of stay (from the guest house owner):

We have a guest house in Anegundi opposite Sri Raghavendra swamy mutt called Vaibhava guest house having 12 rooms with attached toilets. We give a good service like a homely meals, tiffin etc. AMR (A.M.Rajagoplan of Kumudham Jyothidam) and many seva trusts (Raghavendra seva trust, Mohan sunadaram Coimbatore,  Jai sri ram seva trust, Shivashanmugam, Coimbatore) used to stay in our guest house.
Contact no. 9480794104

 

Thanks to Dr R.S.Naagarazan (rs_naagarazan@yahoo.co.in) for this added information:

We actually stayed in Manthralayam and worshipped Raghavendrar. After a day’s stay here, we arranged a van and reached Anegunthi through Sindhanur, Gangawati and it took three hours, for 170 km route. At Anegunthi, we have to purchase the tickets for archanai at Nava Brindavanam (Thulasi archanai, honey abishekam etc.) We crossed the river Thungabadra through a motor boat on payment.(parisal was in the past). We have to light 11 ghee lamps there, one to the Hanuman and the remaining in the Ranganathar temple. We performed sankalpa through the priest and went round nine times and meditated. It was a nice experience.

Pannaga Travels (Mr E Sambasiva), near Pannaga Hotel, Manthralayam 518 345 arranged our travel to NB and back. Very courteous and good guidance was given. Cell Nos: 09704414178 and 09885247398 We started at 5 a.m. and reached there at 8.45 a.m., present at nava brundavanam between 9 and 11 a.m. took lunch at Raghavendra Swami mutt (we have to inform them in advance). Hoova cafe (run by vaishnavas) and other hotels are available to get South Indian food. We returned Manthralayam by 4 p.m.

There is a temple of Goddess Lakshmi at Kallur on the route (slight detour inside @ 10 km). For want of time we could not go there but prayed Her mentally seeking blessings.

Nava Brundavan tour was really divine, especially when we remind ourselves that this is the place where Rama and Anjaneya once glorified.

Thanks to Sri Siva (sivadasblr@yahoo.com) for this added information:

Couple of points to add. Route no 3(Shortest route) proceed from Hospet to Hampi. AFter 6 Kms you get a left turn to Hampi. Dont take that left proceed straight and you get Kamalapur, Proceed again straight tou get THALARGAHTTA gate. From there there are couple of right and left but keep watching to your left where you will find a board indicating Nava Brindavanam. This road leads you to the Boat(Parisal) point. Here the boat is operated by a lady by name Ramzanamma. Call her on 08394204380 before going there.

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Responses

  1. very informative and useful.

  2. Excellant service by Shri Raju.Keep it up and any facilities are added pl,update .Thank you

  3. dear raju,
    from coimbatore i visited NAVABRINDHAVAN joined with MANTHRALAYAM SRI RAGAVENDRA MUTT program 6 times. really they was very suberb experience which cannot be expossed by words. The vibrations of the NAVABRINDHAVAN should experience by the people who beleive in god, without fail. The people , who wants a spritual touch experience without yoga, thiyanam & manthra jabam etc , must visit there. you did a good thing that you publish it. Thanks & pray for you & your family will get peaceful & happy life.

    With love,
    A.RAJENDRAN.

    • Hai

      I found you in website about navabrindavam and we wish to go there on 21st feb 2011. i want to know the details and my number is 9655425997 and my name is jayaprakash and mail id is kodijayaprakash@gmail.com. please reply me
      with regards
      jayaprakash r

    • Precisely. You get the vibration after worshipping. I had lot of changes mentally and my attitude so to say totally changed. Still wondering how when I recall my visit. I am of the opinion that whether you believe the God or not certainly navbrindhavam is a sacred place and should visit atleast once in the lifetime.

  4. Hi Raju,

    Please tell me the trip cost for 3 days.

    Thanks
    Kanchana

  5. I had been to mantralayam and could not visit navabrindhavan due to flood in that place. Will visit this time.

    Thanks for the experience and guideline to visit navabrindhavan.

  6. Your info was very useful. Ladies who have no male company for such trips can go by group travels. On 5th Feb I went with my niece through Shubhyatra travels(Chennai). They cover Mantralaya, Navabrindavana, Bikshalaya and Panchamukhi between Friday to Sunday. Ideal itinerary for 3 days and complete safety even for ladies travelling on their own.

    • Dear Mam Sujataha,
      Thanks for yr info.
      Can you pls inform us the Contact details of SHUBHYATRA Travels(Chennai) to verify abt their next schedule to Mantralaya cum Nav Brindavan ?

      Awaiting yr great help with interest,
      Regards,
      N.T.Thangarajh

  7. HI,
    Thanks for sharing the info .It is very useful.Nava Vrandavan is excellent.Keep up the good work.

    Gururaj Patil
    Dharwad

  8. Dear Mr.Raju,

    Thanks a lot for the interesting information about NAVABRINDAVAN. I am planning to visit this place.
    Your guidance about this place is very helpful. Can you please suggest some other places like this.
    I am a regular visitor to all the pilgrim centres in and around South India.
    Please continue to update this valuable web page.

    Regards,
    kvsuresh
    chennai-20

  9. Dear Mr.Raju,

    Thanks for all the information. I am palnning to visit this place soon. all the very best to all your good efforts like this.

    with reg
    sundar

  10. An important photo at nava brindhavanm,

    THE TRIMURTHI

    The face shows lord hanuman of ramayana kaalam, the body shows BHIMA(hanuman’s avatar at mahabaratha kaalam), the posture is of SAINT MADHAVACHARYA(Lord Hanuman’s avatar of kalyug)

    also the abishegam at nava brindhavanam for the jeeva samadhi
    NAVA BRINDHAVANAM

  11. Good to get every minute information about Nava Brindana,

    Thanks for the making it possible to view it on Website just by one click of the mouse.

  12. I have visited this place on 26th dec-08 from hospet it is around 30 km, there is a direct bus that will take u to anegundi(gangavati) from hospet otherwise u can take alternate bus to huligi andfrom there u can get lot of maxicabs to anegundi which is walkable distance to ragavendra mutt

  13. Dear Mr. Raju,

    Yours is an excellent and useful travalogue. Keep it up. May God bless you for many more such holy trips.

  14. Dear sir,

    https://shanthiraju.wordpress.com is really superb and very usefull.thanks a lot for giving wonderfull and very rare and precious details about sangalpa seva and beautifull picture on mantralayam and bikshalaya

  15. HI,
    Thank you very very much..I wanted to go to that place but i did not know how to go there…..Your information will definitely help my tour and make it very easy….

  16. Dear Raju,

    Superb coverage. Simply explain all the details. Thank you verymuch.

  17. Hi,
    I was so enthralled by Madhvacharya and Udipi krishna this post just fired my imagination towards mangalore and their delicious food.Thank you for this interesting post

  18. sir,

    very very thanks for your informations about hampi,anaikuendi etc. it helped us a lot for our tour to hampi. i also want details about MANTRALAYA. If you get details please send me to my id. “My idea is to wish you as the “DISCIPLE OF LORD RANGANADA “for giving us more informations.also send me about manthralaya.
    thankyou
    S.R.sridhar
    FROM :SRIRANGAM(TN)

  19. I visited the Navabrindhavan, but unfortunate none of the above mentioned sacred places or temples visited.So in future if I have chance, sure I visit these places. thanks for the above information.

  20. Dear Sir,

    I used to read all of your posts about the visit to various temples and it is really very informative.

    Myself and my mother recently went to Manthralayam and Nava Brindavan.

    The day we went to Nava Brindhavan happened to be a Ekadasi day and we had a very good dharshan.

    There is accommodation facilities for pilgrims in Sri Raghavendra swamy mutt at Anegunthi where one can stay and have dharshan of all temples in anegunthi.

    Please keep continue to write about your visits to
    various temples which will be much useful and helpfull to future visitors.

  21. Your job is really appriciated. I think, you have done a wonderful job, taking all the things in the link. Fentastic prepartion.

    Keep update this valuable webpage.

  22. Dear Raju,
    Excellent job!! you have done a great service to all those who intend to go to worship at those sacred places. In fact you have made it look so simple that anybody would be tempted to go there. The pictures are very well captured, selected and posted. Thank you very much for sharing all your fortunes and mis-fortune of not being able to visit some of the places. I pray to god that you all be given another chance to visit thoses places again. By putting all the details on the web page you are doing a big manava seva.

    Love and regards
    Pravin

  23. Oh, what a wonderful experience Mr.Ranganathan. These kind of places are bound to give that kind of an experience, for sure. Thanks for sharing.
    Regards,
    Raju

  24. I visited Navabrundavan shrine with my family in the last week of June 2008. My vocabulary is too limited to express my feelings about the place. No switzerland can be compared to this place. This place is beyond words to simply put. I had experienced a miracle also in the sacred place. While returning after the Darshan and while waiting for the boat – a small boy (of age 7 years;) appeared from nowhere suddenly. He asked us “Are you Waiting for the boat” – I said in the affirmative. He then asked me do you have a mobile – I said in the affirmative. He then asked me to Dial a number. I then realised he was asking me to dial the motor boat incharge. Then he answered the phone. The small boy asked him to come to this side as some three passengers are waiting (me, my wife and my daughter). Whilst waiting for the boat, he asked me if I can spare some Rs.40/ to him as he has to pay his school fees. I said I only have Rs.30/ change and asked him will that do? He said yes. By then the boat had arrived. He told me that the Boat has arrived and without asking him he told us in Kannada “Nanna Hesaru Raghavendra” (My name is Raghavendra) and just disappeared in the mountains. We considered ourselves as most fortunate lot in this planet after this incident.

  25. namaskaram,
    kannan here.Congratulations and our best wishes for your future achievements

  26. Hi,
    I pray to our ancestors that you should visit many places, and get their blessings.

    But i also have a humble request. Please prepare a document or website for only parihara sthalams.
    Each pariharam and their respective temples, the mode of pariharam, If possible how to ascertain the dosha.

    In hinduism there is 63 kalaigal, But today only 3 of them are available. The reason is that if i reveal to you, you will become greater than me. Due to this reason today hinduism is meek and foreigners are able to white wash our brains.

    Believe me i have seen many families perish by visiting tantriks and mandrigam, without able to get proper remedies.

    Our ancestors had a huge knowledge and their prediction is precise and accurate.

    If you can build such a database, Every hindu will find it useful and the future generations will also benefit

    regards
    r.e.raju

  27. Excellant & quite informative, Thanks a lot.
    We had visited this place(myself and my husband) on 16.1.2007 during Pongal Holidays.
    we got down at Manthralayam Road station and had darshan around 6pm at Raghavendra Temple. From there we went to hospet and stayed in a Hotel in the midnight. Next morning we had been to Navabrindavanam , the sacred place with the blessings of our parents. At that time we have mis guided by so many people at last around 1pm we reached anekundhi. From there we took a parisal and took bath and had darshan. After worshipped at NAVABRINDAVAN we have vistited so many places in anekundhi without taking any food we didn’t find any tiredness. From AMR of Kumudham Jothidam only we had visited this place. Now you have given so many details with the help of this any layman can visit this place. Excellent Job. I want to see again this place if god permits. I on’t have words to appreciate your work. God bless you.
    Maalathi

  28. May God Bless you in all your future efforts.

  29. Further to my observation on 27th. I am pleased to give below a slogam, which can be chanted daily in the morning, meditating NAVABRINDAVAN. This pracice , according to the priest , can solve all our problems. I am doing this daily & have peace of mind.
    Padmanabham Kaveendram cha Vaaseekam Vyasarajakam,
    Raghuvaryam Sreenivasam Ramatheertham thathaiva cha,
    Sree Sutheendram cha Govindam Navabrindavanam baje||

  30. Excellent coverage sir, even ordinary lay man can understand

  31. I am happy to read.Your information of the place is nice.I visited the place but i do not know about nava brindavan.Next visit i will cover.Thanks alot for information

  32. i AM YET TO VIIST THIS PLACE THOUGH LOT HAS BEEN READ FROM WRITINGS OF AMR .
    MAY BE THE ALL SONN WILL COME

  33. Dear Sri Raju

    Your info on the place is very nice, i wish that i will go 2 the place soon and get the blessings of the elders.

  34. We visited these places last month, and seeing them again in this site.Your information on stay ,commuting are excellent.pl keep updated, when you visit other places, with His blessings.

  35. Nice. Splendid. Very informative. Thanks a lot. I am blessed to know you. Nice darshan on a deepavali day.

  36. I was exploring all my information can on web for nava brindavan / sode mutt… Even posted in orkut groups…

    You have provided me, excellent information on these places… Thanks a million…. God Bless you….
    I would be visiting this place mostly this month….

    Happy Diwali…

    Cheers,
    Madhu

  37. Excellant & quite informative, Thanks. I had visited this place,alog with my wife. I drove from Manthralayam Road, left in the morning by 6am & retd. in the night by 11pm after worshipping at NAVABRINDAVAN. The priest -Mr. NARASIMHACHAR was very courteous . He had retd. from the place by boat after the day’s puja just when we reached Aanekundh at about 12 noon. When we told him that we are from Chennai & had come from Manthralayam, he arranged for the boat immediately , came with us , arranged our worship , retd. with us & took his lunch with us very late in SRI RAGHAVENDRA SWAMY TEMPLE. His contact no. 08533-367733, 267733

  38. Namaskaram,

    Very good informations about places.we are thanking you for giving us such sincere efforts.

    Regards,

    Ravi.

  39. Raju Sir,
    I am always finding your write-ups as most interesting ones. In fact, I have kept all of them in a separate folder for future use. As usual, the present one on Hampi is equally interesting with full details of stay and other visiting places that one is tempted to make a visit at the earliest. People like me who live in far off places like Delhi are so eager and enchanted about these. I normally visit South, particularly Tamil Nadu and Kerala, every year and go to all temples. Your details and insight gives us the courage and expertise tha we often lack. Thanks, please keep it up and best of luck for future endeavours!

  40. Namaskarams. What a divine work! Myself and my husband will surely visit this place next time when we go to Hospet. We in Mumbai are unaware of such places but for people like you. Thanks a lot and keep up the good work.

  41. Congratulations and wish you all the best for your future endevours.

  42. Shri Raju,
    I had been to Hampi, Bellary and Hospet many times.But due to lack of information about
    Nav Brindhavan I could`nt have darshan.
    I feel I missed a lot.
    Your explanation is very good.
    You have covered all aspects of tour very nicely.
    A nice contribution to the society ….pl. keep it up,
    with regards……
    b.s.athreya

  43. dear raju as i am very far away from india your article is making me physically n mentally present in nava brindavan. i am also an ardent reader of kumudam jyothidam and used to wonder how i would visit this place. but now becoz of u i got the blessings of visiting this place.(ofcourse physically n mentally). i have a request for you. in kumudam jyothidam issue dt.23.11.2007 under the title IRAIVAN EEN SIRANJEEVIGALAI PADAITHAN- we have a ramar pattabhishekam photo in that. can u plz plz scan and send it to my mail id. i will be very grateful to u if u could do this favour for me. thanks regards. jayalakshmi. my mail id is ambal_jaya@yahoo.co.in

  44. Excellent start on Diwali day.Thank you.All the information about Ramayanam events and about Prahalad aroused desire in me to make a visit soon to this place.
    Best wishes,always

  45. Dear Shri Raju,

    Comprehensive and extremely well drafted.
    God bless you.
    May this Deepavali bring you health and prosperity

  46. one more kudos to you. I had been to Hampi more than once but unfortunately I am not aware or told by my friends about the Nava Brindavan. Your narration, as usual is excellent and quite informative. Your knowledge in puranas and idikasams are commendable. The interest that you evince in the matter of temples and history behind them and make it avaialble/known to everyone else os GOD’s gift. I pray for your good health so thatr you can continue this yemon service for ever.

  47. Dear Mr Raju
    Its very nice with full information . A good coverage including the accomdation facilities give us good confidence to take up the visits
    Great efforts required to comply such a total coverage.
    Thanks a lot .
    Ramanan

  48. Excellent travelogue – as usual, with plenty of tips to prospective travellers; wonderful pictures.. I wonder if anyone else could be so thorough about a visit to any place.

    Keep it up and God Bless you in your Endevour!

  49. Sai Ram. Thanks for sharing. However, you left the Hampi Virupaksha Temple and the Vidyaranya Mutt behind the temple. Sri Virupaksha is the Presiding Deity of Hampi and Pampa Devi is the Divine Consort. The Mutt (Sri Hampi Virupaksha Vidyaranya Peetham) has simple accommodation available for devotees. I could not visit the Navabrindavanam and Anegundi so far though I visited Hampi Mutt several times. In the recent visit, the river was in flood. Hope to see in the next visit.

    Swamy

  50. Hi

    Very lucky to have visited this place. This place is a sort of dream site for me w.r.t temples. But no cooperation from parents 😦 I hope to go there surely one day and no doubt all your information would be very useful.


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