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VIDYARANYA

The Vow of a Saint

Madhavacharya, took the vow of a saint and saffron robes from Bharati Krishnateertha of Sringeri and was named Vidyaranya.

He was now middle-aged. He used to get up early in the morning. He bathed in Tungabhadra, came to the temple of Virupaksha and after worshipping at the temple, he came to his hermitage and engaged himself in studies and religious discourses. All his time was spent in this way and he was regular like a clock. He waited for the coming of the Man of Destiny who would establish the empire.

Years rolled by. There was no sign of his ambition getting fulfilled. Every night before going to bed he wept like a child and prayed with eyes full of tears, "Mother, one more day is wasted.

How many more days are you going to test?"

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Vidyaranya - A Great and Famous Saint who is known as the founder of Karnataka
About Vidyaranya
Introduction
Service of the People
Parentage and Childhood
Education
At Kanchi
Vidyateertha
The Desire Of His Heart
Calamity at Srirangam
Defence
Venkatanatharya
People Who Lost Hope
Battle-cry of Fearlessness
The Aim Of Life Made Clear
Will The Divine Architect Arrive
Loyalty to Religion ; Welfare State
The Ascetic
Holiest of the Holy Places

Let Your Auspicious Presence be Ever Present In Me

I Cannot Wait till My Next Birth
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The Dawn
We Are Hakka and Bukka
Anegondi Captured
Vijayanagara
Devotee of Sharada, Goddess of Learning
Guidance
Uncommon Saint
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