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Navabrindavanam

Navabrindavanam is located at Anegundi, near Hampi, Karnataka. It contains the tombs or Brindavanam of nine Hindu Madhwa saints. The nine saints are

  1. Sri Padhmanabha Thirtha or Padmanabha Tirtha
  2. Sri Jayathirtha/Sri Raghuvarya
  3. Sri Kavindra Thirtha
  4. Sri Vageesa Thirtha
  5. Sri Vyasaraja Thirtha
  6. Sri Srinivasa Thitha
  7. Sri Rama Thirtha
  8. Sri Sudheendhra Thirtha
  9. Sri Govinda Odeyaru

There are also shrines for Lord Ranganatha and Lord Hanuman inside the premises.

Nava Brindhavanam shrines are located on a tiny island on the Tungabhadra river. The island can be reached by boat from Anegundi - charges Rs.30/- per head, to and fro. It is advisable to reach the shrines in the morning, as poojas are performed only in the forenoon. On reaching the island, one should take bath in the river, change into dry clothes and enter the shrines.

Anegundi on the opposite bank of the Tungabhadra has seen not just the rise and fall of dynasties, but even the evolution of mankind! In scientifically documented terms, Anegundi is said to have the oldest plateaus on the planet, estimated to be about 3000 million years old.

The Brindhavanams are cordoned off by a yellow line. The devotees have to perform nine pradhakshinams around the Brindhavanams and offer nine namaskarams. The priest performs abhishekams, aarathi etc., by about 10.30 AM. After the poojas we have to return to Anegundi, again by boat. The temple at Anegundi Shri Raghavendra mutt is open up to 1 PM. Naivedhyam is offered to Shri Raghavendra at 12 noon.