Vadiraja Matha, Sode, Sirsi Tq, Uttara Kannada, Karnataka.

Basically, this Matha was constructed by Sri Vadiraja. Later on, it has been renovated and improved with new construction. At the entrance of Sode, a lake known as Hayagriva Samudra is seen. It is the spot where thousands of horses disappeared after defeating the enemy army of Arasappa Nayaka. The Matha is in three stages. In upper stage, there is Trivikrama temple. The Trivikrama temple consists of inner shrine, chariot, corridor with the stone Mantapa. In inner shrine, the idol of Trivikrama, brought by Bhutaraja from Urdhvabadari is found installed by Sri Vadiraja. In chariot portion, the statue of goddess Lakshmi is seen. The chariot has stone wheels. On the pillars of Mantapa, figures of many deities are beautifully carved. In the corridor, there is a well known as Akashaganga. Infront of the temple, there is a tall stone pillar, graced with the image of Vadirajaru seated on swan (Hamsarudha). This stone pillar is a stock sample and symbol proclaiming the unique greatness of Lord Trivikrama and Guru Vadirajaru. In north east direction, there is a holy and powerful presence of Sri Bhutaraja, known as Kshetrapalaka. Other than daily worship in the evening, special adoration is done on Phalguna month Shukla Chaturdashi every year. In the north west, historical stone inscription detailing the gifts donated by Arasappanayaka is seen. Carstreet for festivals, room accommodation in Trivikrama dhama and Rajadhama are also found in upper stage.

Parking and ATM facility are also available to devotees. In the middle, there is office wing, open Sabhamandira, Poojamandira, rooms, kitchen, wells, dining hall etc. The names of two wells are Antaraganga and Sheetalaganga. At lower stage, there is holy pond namely Dhavalatirtha. Around this, small temples of Chandra-mouleshwara, Veenapani Hanuman, Veeranjaneya, Venu-gopala Krishna and Santanagopala Krishna are situated. Back to Veeranjaneya temple, there are 'Yagashala' and 'Goshala' with required facilities. East to the holy pond, there is a big shrine. Inside the shrine, there are Pancha-Vrindavanas of Sri Vadiraja. On the top of middle Vrindavana, the image of Lord Hayagriva exists. Below that there is the figure of Sri Vadirajaru. In the south, there lies the image of Veenapani Hanuman. In the west, there dwells the figure of Gadapani Bheema. In the north, the image of Sri Madhva shines. In the case of other four Vrindavanas, the Dashavatara figures are well carved. The five Vrindavanas signify the holy presence of five forms of god Vayu and Sri Vadirajaru namely Prana, Apana, Vyana, Udana and Samana. It hints at the fact of equality and parity between the god Vayu and Sri Vadiraja. Infront of Panchavrindavana, the statue of Vedavyasa is found. The pose of statue of Lord Vedavyasa is distinct and peculiar. In both the palms of right and left hands, there are characteristic marks of Chakra and Shankha. Right side, there is the holy Vrindavana of Sri Vedavedyatirtha. Besides that, the stone inscription of Anuvrindavanakhyana is seen. It is the summarised work of Vrindavanakhyana. It was compiled, got inscribed and installed by Sri Vedanidhitirtha. Around the construction there is a corridor for doing Pradakshina (circumambulation). The small shrine of Bhutaraja is found at the right side of corridor. In the east, there is Akhyanamand-ira. The entire sacred text Vrindavanakhyana is sto-ne inscribed in it. It was the unique and instructed Seva rendered by Sri Vishwottamatirtha. Right of it, there is a small pond called Papavimochana-tirtha. Further in the east, the presence of ten holy tombs of seers is seen. There are five Moola Vrindavanas and five Mrittika Vrindavanas.

Moola Vrindavanas :
  • Sri Vedanidhitirtha
  • Sri Vishwadhirajatirtha
  • Sri Vadivandyatirtha
  • Sri Varahatirtha
  • Sri Vishwottamatirtha
Mrittika vrindavanas :
  • Sri Vishweshatirtha
  • Sri Vrindavanacharya (Sri Vishwapriyatirtha)
  • Sri Vishwadhishatirtha
  • Sri Raghupraveeratirtha (a pontiff in the lineage of Bhimanakatte Matha)
  • Sri Vishwendratirtha

The Panchavrindavana and the Dhavalatirtha are the holiest centres having the gracious presence of infinite forms of Supreme Lord identical with Hayagriva, Dhanvantri and Trivikrama forms and all other presiding deities.

The construction and renovation work was taken up in latter part of 20th and in the first decade of 21st Century. Daily hundreds of people come to this holy spot to do the Seva and get blessed. On special occasions, thousands of devotees gather and take active part in festival programs. Annual car festival of Lord Trivikrama and Aradhana of Sri Vadirajaru are organized on grand scale and celebrated with pomp and prosperity.

Stone Inscription at Sode

Swasti sri vijayabhyudaya nrupashalivahanashakavarsha 1515ne vijaya sam-rada karthika shuddha15 ralli sri maddrajadhirajaparameshwara sriveerapratapa srivenkata-patirayaru samastarajyavannu saddharmadinda paripa-lisuttidda samayadalli avara ajnadharakarada Sodeya rajyavannu saddharmadinda pratipalisikondu bahukaladalli avara gurugalu srimatparamahamsaparivrajakacharya padavakyapramana Srimadvaishnavasiddhanta pratishtha-panacharyarada Srimadvagishatirthasripadavadeyara karakamalasanjatarada Srimadvadirajatirthasripadnga-lavaru tamage prasannaragi kashideshadinda banda Sritrivikramadevarige devashtanavannu kattisi, alli swamiyapratishthe madisutta Brahmanara maneyannu kattisi,devara sevege Sritrivikramapuradalli irisi devara amrutapadi, nandadeepti tribali panchaparva rathotsava angopanga vaibhava modalada sevegalu aachandrar-kavagi nadeyuva ashtangadalli kattumadi tavu tamma vidyabaladinda padishida gramashimegala shilashasana-poorvakavagi Sritrivikramadevara charanaravinddalli dha-rapoorvakavagi samarpisida shilashasanada krama-ventendare………….


Inti gramagalige prakkupramanasalluva chhappanasime olagulla gaddemane totagalige enu banda ashtu ashta-bhogasamyavannu tavu pratishthe Sritrivikramadevaru, Laxminarayanadevaru, mathada Hayagreevadevaru, Thirumalladevaru,Utsavamurthi, dhavalagange, Hanuman-thadevaru, chinnadavrindavana modalada devarugala amrutapadi, nandadeepti,nitya tribali panchaparva kar-thikapooje, rathotsava modalada sevege anukulamadi-kondu aachandrarkavagi nadeyuvante Vadirajatirtha-sripadangalavaru tamma shishya parampareyagi devara-seveyu nadesikondu ihudu endu kattumadida shila-shasana……..Arasappanayakaru Sritrivikramadevarige kalampratiyalli koduva kanikege 150 varaha hanavannu rathotsava sevege samarpisidevu. Ii dharmagalannu( aachandrarkavagi Vadirajatirthasripadngalavaru tamma shishya) parampareyagi nadesuvadu…….. Sha shaka1504 Chitrabhanu sam-rada Vaishakha Shuddha 15yu Budha-varadallu Sritrivikramadevara pratishthe madida muhurtha.