Tomorrow is Vadirajara Aradhane and what better tribute than a E-visit to Hoovinakere, the birth place of this great saint.
Hoovinakere is a tiny hamlet situated in Udupi district. Surrounded by lush greenery and miles of paddy fields, it is a place of plenty.
A blessed place, you will be greeted with the sound of tiny birds chirping, cows grazing lazily, and the Peacocks pecking and moving cautiously into the bushes.
Vadirajatirtharu is one of the greatest saints belonging to the Madhwa Brahmin sect. He was born in 1480 on Magha (February) Shudda Dwadashi to a Shivalli Tulu Brahmin couple, Ramabhatta and Gowri. Hoovinakere is situated near Kumbhashi, Kundapura taluk, Udupi district.
Long ago Sri Vaagisha Theertharu of Sri Vishnutheertha Matha (Mutt, Monastary) visited Hoovinakere. The childless couple Rambhatta and Gowri requested Sri Vaagisha Theertharu to bless them with a child, the Swamiji blessed them with the condition that if the child is born outside the house, the baby should be handed over to the Matha for upbringing. The couple readily agreed as the chances of giving birth outside the house was minimal. One day during the ninth month of pregnancy Gowri was worshiping the Tulasi plant outside the house and saw few cows enter the garden. She immediately took a stick and chased them to the nearest rice field, thus moving away from the house. Labor pains started and she delivered the baby in the field. This field is known as Gowri Gadde (Gadde: Field).
Vadirajaru was named as Bhoovaraha.
Extremely quite and peaceful. You can meditate peacefully and go around the Matha to look at the various pictures of Sri Vadirajaru.
For more details on Sri Vadirajaru see Sri Vadirajara Aradhane article.
Type of place: Village
Situated: Kumbashi, Udupi District
Distance: 30 Kms from Udupi
Transport: Well connected by road
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