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Raghavendra Aradhana 2021 - Samadhi Day of Guru Sri Raghavendra Swamy in 2021

Raghavendra Aradhana in 2021 is the 350th Aradhana Mahotsava of Sri Guru Raghavendra Swamy. It is the death anniversary of the Guru. Shri Raghavendra Swamy, a 16th-century saint, and Guru, advocated Vaishnavism and popularized the Dvaita philosophy of Madhvacharya. The Raghavendra Aradhana 2021 will be held at Mantralayam on August 24.
  • Monday, August 23:   Poorva Aradhane 
  • Tuesday, August 24:   Madhya Aradhane
  • Wednesday, August 25:  Uttara Aradhane 
Meaning of the term Aradhana for Raghavendra Devotees -  Aradhana is the day when Raghavendra Swamy entered the Vrindavan for his Samadhi. They do not like to use the word death anniversary.

A correction from a reader ...
Raghavendra Swami Aradhana is the day when Rayaru entered Brindavana alive and he is continuing there for about 700 years. It's not death anniversary...
Most mutts and organizations associated with Sri Raghavendra Swamy around India will be observing the Aradhana. It begins with the Poorva Aradhana.

It is annually observed on Shravan Krishna Paksha Dwitiya or the second day during the waning phase of moon in Shravan month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Karnataka.

It is widely believed that Raghavendra Swamy is a manifestation o Prahlada, one of the greatest bhaktas of Vishnu. He served as the head of the Sri Math founded by Sri Madhvacharya from 1621 to 1671.

He is believed to have performed numerous miracles during his lifetime. He also composed numerous bhajans and commentary on the teachings of Madhvacharya.

Guru Sri Raghavendra Swamy merged with the Supreme Truth on 1671 (attained Samadhi).

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