Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Father's Demise

GuruRaja Charya finished analysing and mastering scriptures. He also became a Veena Vidwan at the age of 7 years. Just like Subhadra to Sri Krishna and BalaRama, Venkamaamba was to Guru Raja Charya and Venkatanatha. She had mastered all the literary works at the age of 8 years. 

Thimmanna Charya  started searching a bride-groom for Venkamaamba. There was one Lakshmi Nrusimha Charya, son of Phani Sai, a highly scholared person in Madhura Nagar. They belonged to the clan of Kasyapa, i.e, their gotra was Kasyapa sagotram. Lakshmi Nrusimha Charya was a master in Scriptures. He was called as the son of Vidya Lakshmi or Sri VaagDevi ! So Thimmanna Bhattu thought him to be an ideal match for Venkamaamba. And fixed their marriage on an auspicious day and the marriage took place as per the customs and traditions. 

Thimmanna Bhattu performed thread ceremony for Guru Raja Charya and now he was eligible to pursue his education from Gurukul. But unexpectedly Sri Thimmanna Charya breathed his last. And the burden of the family had fell on Guru Raja Charya. As a result of which he had to discontinue his studies.

At this very time, Guru Raja's brother-in-law, Lakshmi Nrusimha Charya rescued the family. But still their financial status was poor. Some how Guru Raja managed to perform the thread ceremony of his younger brother Venkatanatha. 

By that time Venkatanatha finished reading small literary works. Due to poverty Guru Raja did not wish to see his brother's education coming to a halt. More over Venkatanatha was very much interested in education....

Sri Raghavendraya Namaha !!!  

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