Shlokam – Sarveshaam aasramaanaam virachitha Niyama prouda dharma vrajaanaam,
Rug vedat yagama antha Sravana sumanana Dhyana yogadhi bhaajaam,
Chandaladwadhi santhyai niravadhi Krupayaa nama bhakthim bvidhaaya ,
Srmath Bhodendra yogi bahumahitha Yasathannamasye sadaa aham.
Yasya smarana mathrena nama bhakthi prajayathe,
Tham namami yathi sreshtam Bhodendram jagatham gurum.
- Bhajare Maanasa bodhendrayogeendram
- Bodendram Gurum Bhajeham – Ragam kAnada
- Bodendram Jagatham – Devagandhari
- Sree Guru Bhodendram
- Gurumouli Mane, Bhaje Bhavantham
- Bhajare Manasa Bhodendra Yogindram (Behag/Darbar)
Bodhendra Sadguru, Yogindra Sadguro
Govinda Puravaasa, Yogendra Sadguro
Sadguru Sadguru, Bodhendra Sadguro
Govindanamame dehime Sadguro, Srirama namame Dehime Sadguro
Govinda Namaruchim Dehime Sadguro
Bodhendra Sadguru, Yogindra Sadguru
MAm Pahi Guro Bhakthim Dehi VibhO
Bhodhendra Yogheendra Tava Charanam
KamalAsana Hari Sankara Roopa Karunya Sindho
TAraka Nama SiddAntha Kambeera DayayA MAmpaahi
Sreemata Nilaya Chinmaya Roopa Sree Guru Bhodhendra
Kamakoti Peetavasa Bhodhendra Yogeendra Vageesa Mampalaya
Bodhendra was born to Kesavapanduranga Yogi and Suguna in the year 1610 at Kanchipuram, which was then the headquarters of Kanchi Matham. The couple did not have children for a long time and finally got a son when they were blessed by their devotion to Viswakendra Saraswati (Athmabodhar), the 59th Jagadguru of the Kanchi Matham. The child was given the name of Purushotaman by Viswakendra Saraswati.
The parents tried to console him, but he could not eat anymore and left the house. As the family was seeing the saint off, the hungry child, who was alone at the house, ran and ate the uchchishta (remnants from Bodhendral’s leaf). When the family members came back inside, they were stunned! The dumb boy was dancing and singing the divine names of the Lord – ‘Rama, Krishna, Govinda’. That is the power of the uchchishta of a Mahatma. Not only did the boy begin to hear and speak because of it, but he also got jnana and bhakti through it! Shri Bodendra lived in Perambur for 16 years and a Mutt with his Padukai still exists in this village.
Shri Bodhendral stressed the efficacy of devotion as a means to liberation in this Kali Yugam and therefore undertook the Nama Siddhantha, or establishing the supreme efficacy of reciting the names of Bhagavan in many of his writings, chiefly in Namamritha Rasayanam and Namamritha Rasodayam.
1. Naamamritha Rasodayam
2. Naamamritha Rasaarnavam
3. Naamamritha Rasaayanam
4. Naamamritha Suryodayam
5. Naamamritha Tharangam
6. Mrutha Bramha Vivekam
7. Harihara Bhedha Dhikkaram and
8. Harihara advaitha Bhushanam.
• Bodhendram Jagataam Gurum
• Bhaja re Maanasa Bodhendra
• Shri Guru Bodhendram Maanasa
• Bodhendra Gurum Bhajeham
• Parama karunayaa Pankaja nayana