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Sri Sri Vishvesha Theertha Swamiji

Sri Vishwesha Teertha Swamiji, Pejavara Matha

The Universally Acclaimed Sri Sri Vishvesha Theertha Swamiji
(A brief introduction to his life and achievements)

Sri Madhvacharya (1238A.D – 1317 A.D), the founder of the Dvaita school of philosophy, one of many branches of Indian Vedanta philosophies, established the Sri Krishna temple at Udupi and anointed eight young Sanyasis in order to take care of the worship of Sri Krishna and also to spread the correct knowledge to the masses. The lineage of one of the eight Sanyasis is what is now known as the Pejavara Matha. Sri Adhokshaja Theertha, who was one of the direct disciples of Srimadacharya, is the founder and first Swamiji of this Matha. In the glorious Vaishnava disciplic succession of stalwart Yatis such as Sri Vijayadhwaja Theertha, Sri Vishwesha Theertha and Sri Vishwapati Theertha, Sri Sri Vishwesha Theertha Swamiji ascended the seat as the 32nd head of the Pejavara Matha.

Initiation and early education:

Sri Sri Vishwesha Theertha Swamiji was born on the 27th of April, 1931 as the second child of Sri Narayanacharya and Srimati Kamalamma, a devout couple from Ramakunja. The parents named the child as Venkataramana. Hugely impressed by the Satvik nature of the young

Venkataramana, the then head of the Pejavara Matha, Sri Sri Vishva Manya Theertha Swamiji initiated him as a Sanyasi when he was in his 8th year of age! The initiation happened on the 3rd of December 1938 at Chakratheertha, near Hampi. Upon initiation, Venkataramana became Sri Sri Vishwesha Theertha. The early education of the young Sanyasi happened at Udupi itself. The head of the Bhandarakeri Matha, Sri Sri Vidyamanya Theertha Swamiji, taught all the Shastras to the young Yati for eight years and helped transform him into a knowledgeable and erudite scholar of Vedanta and Shastras. Sri Swamiji quickly became an extraordinary scholar in Nyaya, Vedanta and other branches of philosophy.

Sanyasa from Sri Vidyamanya Swamiji

Adopted Sanyasa Ashram, with blessings from Sri Vidyamanya Swamiji

Teacher admires the talent!

It is a well-known fact that even the most scholarly pandits have been stunned by the depth and breadth of Shastric knowledge exhibited by Sri Swamiji. The Lord has bestowed Sri Swamiji with the mental abilities and the rigor & discipline required for study of the Shastras. The list of scholars who have been defeated by the sheer power of Swamiji’s knowledge and presentation includes the Maharaja of Kochi, the Vice-chancellor of Pune University Sri Datto Vamana Poddar, the Vidwan of Kashi Mahamahopadhyay Rajarajeshwara Shastri, Ramachandra Shastri Khadanga, Sri Sringeri Jagadguru and many others. The debates and dialectical engagements that Swamiji had with these scholars is a historical record! Sri Swamiji’s Guru, Sri Vidya Manya Theertha Swamiji was astounded with the dialectical ability displayed by the young Swamiji during a debate with Tiruvari Vijayeendraacharyaand Sri Mysore Ramachandra Shastri. Sri Swamiji’s extra ordinary scholastic knowledge is well complimented by his creative and poetic abilities. Sri Swamiji has written a Sanskrit poem called “Samba Vijaya”. When only 25 years old, the young & radiant Swamiji became the President of the Agamatraya Conference organized by the Maharaja of Mysore and held in Nanjanagud. It was in this conference that Swamiji electrified the audience with his oratory skills when he declared – “If God is not in our hearts, we will become like the ruined temples of Hampi”.

The physical appearance of Sri Swamiji is itself a great attraction. Lean and straight, he possesses a radiant face and is always mercury-like active. His is a simple personality devoid of any pomp or display and absence of ego, in spite of heading a prestigious Matha. Always bearing a child like smile and radiant eyes, Sri Swamiji’s heart if full of love and compassion. From the prime minister of the country to the poorest of poor, everyone is instantly attracted towards Sri Swamiji. Anyone can have his audience any time. He is always available when his followers want him. Sri Swamiji is constantly and creatively involved in social service. “In this ocean of society, the heads of Mathas are like fish. Fish cannot survive without water. Water cannot remain clean without fish” – that is the essence of Sri Swamiji’s philosophy towards society.

Effective execution of responsibility:

One cannot survive in a home without air. But what if the wind turns into a monster hurricane and blows the roof of the house? The blind following of western values and systems has turned into a hurricane for our culture and spiritual roots. Sri Sri Vishwesha Theertha Swamiji realized this truth and the consequent threat more than 50 years ago itself! One of his first goals after completing his education was the establishment of a Guru Kula. His dream was realized in 1956 A.D when he established the Purnaprajna Vidyapeetha in Bangalore. Founded with the twin goals of preservation of our ancient culture and the propagation of the philosophy of truth of Srimadacharya, the Vidyapeetha is seeing rapid growth and recognition as an ideal Guru Kula, all due to the dedicated hard work of Sri Swamiji. The Vidyapeetha is contributing hundreds of scholars and Yagnikas every year, thereby ensuring that the stream of Tattvavada scholars, which could have dried up, will at least flow for a few more generations. Currently, over 300 students are residing in the Vidyapeetha and undergoing education in various Shastras. The complete responsibility of these students, including their stay, food and other essentials is taken care of by the Vidyapeetha. Over 30 distinguished alumni of the Guru Kula are now serving in the same institution as teachers. Many works belonging to Tattva Shastra have been translated and commented upon by the institution and has been made available to the knowledge thirsty devotees. Sri Sri Vishvesha Theertha Swamiji, as the Chancellor of this Guru Kula has commendably discharged his duties. One cannot be grateful enough for this magnanimous contribution of Sri Swamiji. As a next step, Sri Swamiji has now accepted the challenge of establishing a similar Vidyapeetha in the national capital of New Delhi. Towards this, the Delhi Development Authority has already sanctioned an acre of land. It is the single-minded goal of Sri Swamiji that the institution in New Delhi should become the focal point for all dharmic and philosophical activities in North India. For someone who has won the hearts of all his devotees, there is no goal that is impossible!

Unique Paryaya:

Sri Krishna Pooja by Swamiji

Sri Sri Swamiji offering to the god, Udupi Sri Krishna

For the head of any Udupi Matha, the Paryaya and consequent responsibility to worship Lord Krishna for two years is a crown of honor. Such an auspicious duty was bestowed upon Sri Vishwesha Theertha Swamiji for the first time in the year 1952 A.D. Sri Swamiji’s first Paryaya was unmatched in history for its grandeur in spiritual, social and scholarly activities. It was during this Paryaya that the proud torchbearer of Madhva culture, the Akhila Bharata Madhva Maha Mandali was founded. The ABMMM held its first conference under the Presidency of His Highness the Maharaja of Mysore. During Sri Swamiji’s second Paryaya in 1968 A.D, the entire region of Udupi was literally revitalized. During this Paryaya, on the occasion of the regional summit of the Vishva Hindu Parishat, the slogan given by Sri Swamiji – “Hindavaha Sodaraaha Sarve Na Hinduhu Patito Bhaveth” became a mantra for all workers of the Parishat. Even during the third Paryaya of Sri Swamiji in the year 1984 A.D, lady luck smiled on Udupi. The entire spiritual, cultural and physical landscape of Udupi has undergone revolutionary transformation during the three Paryayas of Sri Swamiji.

Bold steps of the Revolutionary:

The first Swamiji to consider Dalits as an integral part of Hindu society has been Sri Sri Vishwesha Theertha Swamiji. His decision to review the traditional practice of untouchability, from a human perspective, and the consequent steps taken by him has caused a revolution. “In our homes and public places, do Dalits enjoy the same opportunities that Christians and Muslims do? When they approach us after having converted, we do not discriminate against them. That being the case, aren’t we conceding that other religions treat them with humanity while we do not? Is there a greater insult to our Dharma and society than this?” – Such sharp and logical questions from Sri Swamiji opened the eyes of the conservatives. The controversy over conversion of Dalits in the Meenakshipuram area of Tamilnadu was effectively countered and prevented by the personal visit of Sri Swamiji. The pleasant smile of Sri Swamiji won over even staunch opponents. Hindu society emerged even stronger.

Tax paid to God!

According to the adage – “Nanaajanasya Shushrooshaa Karmaakhyaa Karavanmitehe”, the service of the distressed and downtrodden in society is a compulsory tax all of us have to pay to God. Sri Sri Vishwesha Theertha Swamiji has made this ancient message of our elders the primary principle of his life. Sri Swamiji extended the domain of the Mathas, traditionally limited to Pada-pooja, Bhiksha, Madi and other rituals, to numerous social activities and has himself participated in all of them. In 1975 A.D, when the district of Gulbarga in Karnataka suffered a terrible famine, Sri Swamiji rushed to the distressed villages even before the Government moved and established “Ganji Kendras” and provided relief to the suffering lot. When a terrible hurricane rendered thousands of people homeless in Hamsaladivi area of Andhra Pradesh, Sri Swamiji personally supervised the construction of over 150 homes. Sri Swamiji has contributed immensely in rehabilitating the victims of the earthquake in Latur.

Every time Sri Swamiji gets on to the street for generating awareness and contribution to such social causes, the stunned people have nothing but admiration and high regard for the Saint who walks disregarding heat, rain and other problems. The contributors feel the safety and satisfaction that every single rupee contributed to Sri Swamiji’s cause will reach the needy. Sri Swamiji has established a “Janata Kalyana Nidhi” for serving the downtrodden and affected sections of our society. The treatment of poor patients is also God’s service. The “Sri Krishna Sevashrama” established in Bangalore is a fully equipped hospital with over 50 beds. This computerized Sevashrama provides free medical services to poor people. “Sri Krishna Chikitsaalaya” established in Udupi also serves a similar purpose. Another institute, the “Sri Krishna Sevadhama”, functions as an orphanage. These are a sample set of activities undertaken by Sri Swamiji in serving needy patients.

Sri Swamiji has made his mark even in the area of modern education by establishing an arts, science and commerce undergraduate college in Siddapura. Swamiji has also established an Ayurveda college in the same region. In his birthplace of Ramakunja, the primary school and pre-university college established by him is functioning as a model institution. Apart from these, numerous other educational institutions are seeking and receiving the guidance of Sri Swamiji.

Taking us towards God:

When it comes to the area of spiritual achievements, pilgrimages have always enjoyed an important position. Unfortunately though, today’s pilgrim centers are mostly involved in exploitation of gullible devotees. Most centers do not even have the ability to provide clean Satvik food. Having realized this state, Sri Vishwesha Theertha Swamiji resolved to undertake work to provide facilities to pilgrims. This pious work started in the Holy Kshetra of Badarinath. The “Anantha Matha” built at Badari at a cost of over 50 lakhs is today serving as a base camp for all devotees from South India. The “Udupi Matha” built at Tirupathi costing more than a crore of rupees is providing shelter to those who visit Tirumala to seek the refuge of Thimmappa. Built in 1996 at a cost of over 40 lakhs, the “Madhvashrama” in Haridwara has become a guiding post for devotees proceeding towards Badarinath. In the same manner, Sri Swamiji has resolved to build rest houses for devotees at Rameshwaram, Vrundavana, Jagannatha Puri and Kashi. The land for these projects has already been acquired in all these centers. In addition to these, Sri Swamiji has also built temples all over India including Bhuvaneshwar, Chennai, Nagpur, Bangalore, Mysore and Hassan and enabled lakhs of devotees to pray and perform Dharmik activities.
“Ready to go to jail”

“Since Swamijis are also citizens of this country, they too have equal political rights as other citizens” – thus being the motto of Sri Vishwesha Theertha Swamiji, he published a protest letter in 1975 against the imposition of Emergency by Indira Gandhi. “As long as my Dharmic activities are not affected, I am even ready to serve a prison sentence” – declared Sri Swamiji and indulged himself whole-heartedly in the Sri Rama Mandira construction activity at Ayodhya. Not having bowed to pressure from any quarters, Sri Swamiji has put forth a very constructive formula for the resolution of the dispute.

When, under the pretext of Industrial development, lots of environmentally destructive projects were initiated at Karwar and Nandikooru, Sri Swamiji was at the helm of the protests which opposed these initiatives.

A selfless Karma Yogi:

The credit for having broken the shackles of the current system of Mathas, which pay attention mostly to individual Sadhane through Japa and rituals, goes to Sri Sri Vishwesha Theertha Swamiji. That, though, does not mean that he compromised on the Dharma of his sainthood. Without causing any interruptions to his daily practices, conducting discourses and classes even during his hectic travel, Sri Swamiji the reformer has become the golden bridge between the legacy of the past and the promise of the future. His unblemished Brahmacharya is in itself a great penance.

“The house is full of materials. Different rooms are reserved for different purposes. But is there a separate room for light?” asks Sri Swamiji when talking of his habit of doing everything with a Dharmic background. Sri Swamiji is a true Karma Yogi who has gone beyond seeing God in just stone idols and sees the entire sentient and insentient world as the Lord’s abode. Every step he has taken is the worship of the Lord because there is a not even a whiff of selfishness in what he does. Sri Swamiji is not just an individual; he is a system by himself.

In this way, Sri Swamiji, from his young days as a seven year old till today when he is closing in on 80 years, has always offered himself for the upliftment of society. We should never forget Sri Sri Vishwesha Theertha Swamiji; we never will!

Source: Poornaprajna Vidhyapeeta, Bangalore
English translation: Hariprasad Nellitheertha

Some photographs:

60 Responses to Sri Sri Vishvesha Theertha Swamiji

  1. Prashanth Rao

    Dear Editor,

    Thanks for the superb information about the great profound Sri Swamiji, Social worker, Philosopher & More over Godly Person.
    Hands-off to you & God Bless you & all the readers.

  2. Ashish

    Thank you for sharing the great information about him. It is wonderful to read and inspiring to perform daily duties keeping The god in center of everything. One can also learn by following the foot step and guidance of such great personality.

  3. Venumadhava Achar

    The collection of photographs of the revered Swamiji, right from his childhood to present times is superb. Some of them are rare and were not seen by me before. Thank you very much.

  4. subramanyamyh

    Sir ,Thank you very much for publishing this article & precious photos.
    subramanyam putturaya

  5. K.R.UDAYA PRAKASH

    very proud , of reading the great achievements of HIS HOLINESS. Proud to be A SHIVALLI BRAHMIN. Praying god to give good health to swamiji. He has much more to Achive. Thanks for publishing this article and the photos.

  6. Damodara Bhat

    Good work done in collecting the details and the rare photos. Still I am hungry to know more about this AVATHARA PURUSHA – REVERED SWAMIJI. Can you provide more information about his publications, fight against illegal occupancy in Tirupathi Hills, His messages to the man kind, etc.?

  7. Gayathri Elchitaya

    It renews our faith in God and human beings, reading of Swamijis dedicated lifetime service to mankind. Is there any way we can be of service or help. Even after hearing many times about his activity from one of his students, this article was very informative.

  8. adiga k n

    hi

    good effort

    adiga k n

  9. KRISHNAMOORTHY

    Very good article and it will lead all of us from dark to light.

  10. Venkatachala Upadhya

    Dear,

    This is a stupendous effort. This is a must collection for many.
    Thanks for making this known to many.

  11. Sarvajna Moorthy

    Thanks for your wonderful collections about Swamiji.

  12. Parthasarathy

    Very Nice… Great effort … good collectioins…

  13. E.V.Upendra pejathaya

    Really it is a very usefull information and the efforts put by you is fruitfull. May God bless you to collect more details about other Swamijis of Ashtta Mutt. Such informations will inspire the comming generations to work for our society of Shivalli Brahmins.

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  15. Suresh Hebbar

    Nice collection of Sri Sri Vishwesh Theertha Swamiji Pejawar Mutt.
    really inspiring .

  16. Prof,B.Kalluraya

    Nice collection and great effort. May GOD BLESS YOU.

  17. Dr. DNR Rao

    Namasthe
    A wonderful collection of Shri. Shri.Vishwesh Theertha Swamiji of Pejawar Mutt has been broughtout.
    I wish for bringing out the life and story of other swamijis also in series to highlight
    their achievements. May Lord Udupi Krishna bless everyone who has worked to bring out this
    spitirual leader’s album.
    Thanking you
    With great respect and Regard
    Dr. DNR RAO

  18. GURUPRASAD

    Namaste,
    A really nice collection about swamiji. God bless everyone who was instrumental in bringing this.
    Regds,
    GURUPRASAD

  19. K.C.Kalkura, Advocate, Kurnool. A.P 518001.

    I hahvde known swamiji for the last six ddcades. He knows me for the last four decades.
    For the past four years we celebrate Lakshdeepaprchana in Kartheeka Masam under the auspicious of th Kurnool Brahmana Sangham, at Kurnool. During the 2008, Swamiji was our Cheif Guest. He was very pleased with the participation of the people. Lights were lit along the streets by the people. He said “I ahve not seen such religious fervour in any Lakshdeepostava with people’s participation. Please continue the tradition”. (However owing to the unprecedented floods in Handri, Tungabhadra and the Krishna it could not be conducted in Oct.2009.)
    Late Chief Minsiter of A.P. Sri Kotla Vijayabhaskar reddy was a devotee of the Swamiji. Both had mutual respect and adoration. After the Lakshadeepotsavam in Oct.2008, Kotla Jaya Surya Prakasha Reddy, M.P., Kurnool, and the son of the Late C.M. invited Swamiji to his residence for Pada Pooja. When the Security personal prevented the followers from entering the Pooja, I stood at the gate and allowed every oen of them to receive the Prasadam. There was Muslim gentleman standing at the corner of the home. He asked me “Swami, this SWAMIJIO appears to be a great SANYASI. I want to touch His feet and receive Prasadam. Can I? Enquire and tell me. Unhesitatingly I told him “It is your choice and he has no objection”. Muslim brotheren just prostrated before the Swamiji. The ever smiling Swamiji patted his back and enquired his well being. When he extended his palms the Swamiji presented him the fruit. When the Swmiji boarded the car, the Muslim gentleman exgtended his begging alms and sought Manthrakshathe. Swamiji got down and showered it on his head.
    What all the Daliths and depressed expect from our religious leaders and Swamijies, is only PRASADAM in full form. Convesiona will be contained. Hinduism will flourish.
    Kalkura, Kurnool.

  20. Ravi Raj Rao

    Its a wonderful article. Good collection of old photos and good informations about
    shri Pejavar Matadheesha.
    All the best.
    With best regards,
    Ravi Raj Rao,
    Mangalore.

  21. K.C.Kalkura, Advocate, Kurnool. A.P 518001.

    Another unmatched service of the Swamijis of the Asthamathas of Udupi in particular and the Pejavara Swamiji in particular is arrangements for conducting SRADDHA KHARMA, in Udupi, Kodagu and Malnadu traditions. (Both Smarthas and Madhwas) in in almost all the important cities and Pilgrimage Centres in India. I am a beneficiary of these facilities. There are Kalyanamantapas for celebrating marriages. There is time for prepaparation. It is arranged affair. But not the Sraddha Kharmas. In the fast moving days not only the people on the move, even the local residents find it not feasible to offer PITHRUYAGNAM at their homes.
    Offering yearly Pithruyagnama is a must for any Brahmana. It is only symbolic remembrance of our parents. They gave us birth. But for them we are not here. Charles Darwin said “Every living thing shares an ancestry”. If we are a living thing we have an ancestry. We musut offer charity in their names. It not to pleasse them; but to secure a place for ourselves in the society. When it not possible much, let us offer it to a couple of Brahmins and the Crow; most charitable creature of God. It does not eat alone. It sounds other fraternity and only after the arrival of at least one more crow, it eats. It is a clean creature and found everywherhe in the world. Let the Swamiji’s tribe increase and let us paptronise such establishments.

  22. Nagaraja

    Dear Sir,

    A really wonderfull and good collection about swamiji information

    Thanks,
    Nagaraja R Upadyaya

  23. SRIKRISHNA AGGITHAYA

    Excellent.Your efforts for thecollection and moreover puttinng in the website must be appreciated.May the LORD bless you and your family. SWAMIJI donot want any popularity. But the DEVOTEES need to know much about SWAMIJI.So continue your efforts.
    With PRANAMS,
    SRIKRISHNA AGGITHAYA.K,Kanhangad,kasaragod dt.,kerala,671315,9495326034

  24. Sheela

    Hare Srinivasa,

    Thumba Thumba chennagi ide. I feel really blessed to see this article and the photos. Thank U so Much.

    Hare Srinivasa

  25. prema ramani

    our pranams and namaskars to swamiji.

    I am writing to you from hyd. We are tamil brahmins subsect vadama of viswamitra gothra.I am seeking alliance for my elder son who is a m tech mba .He was working as a software consultant in Switzerland and usa for more than 15 years from now.He is currently with me in Hyderabad.He was born in 1971 and is currently 38 years old.

    His first marriage was a failure and all that it has given him is nothing.He has no issues.Currently I am in search of a good,domestic oriented bride for him.

    So I approach your kindself to help me in locating a orphaned girl in your ashram preferably brahmin.I vouch that we will take proper care of the girl .

    We will be ever grateful to Swamiji if we find some girl under the aegis of this ashram

  26. prema ramani

    Again a mail from mrs.prema ramani

    Even if good looking girls of marriageable age are currently not available in the ashram,we will most willing to select girls on reference from your godliness.

    We will be most willing to spend all the expenses for the marriage

  27. Akshay kumar

    An eye opener about the modern day social reformer. May the almighty give him many more years of good health and enthusiasm to save and propagate hinduism and dwaita ideology.
    Sarvam shri krishnarpanamastu.

  28. Sahana Rao

    The photos and the article about the swamiji is so refreshing and make it a very very good recommended reading..

  29. Kiran Avadhani

    Thanks little introduction about Guruji. Total my education inflenced by this Guruji. Recenly I have taken ASHIRWAD on GURE POORNIMA in Mumbai.

  30. Kiran Avadhani

    Thanks little introduction about Guruji. Total my education influenced by this Guruji. Recenly I have taken ASHIRWAD on GURE POORNIMA in Mumbai.

  31. jayakeerthi

    very impressive and educative as this set of photographs tell people about a person in power with a wonderful soul, how we can help our brotheren, how simplicity also gives pleasure through service. i only hope he asks his desicples to go around the places of downtrodden and let the world know that they deserve their right to live with dignity too. this behaviour from the matt would make all feel that the caste is not here to divide us and if the matt people can reach the lower class why not the others. so make a routine to send one or the other person from the matt to regularly go and keep in touch with the poor etc. but all said and done, having lived in udupi for 15 years i still believe there is some prejudice let alone against lower castes, but also towards other brahmins- so this made me go to the matta only a handful of times in 15 years- s u can imagine how much it hurts !! the helpers in the temple should be advised about this as well.

  32. Shruthi S

    Thanks for developing such an informative website. I find this is the one of the best way to spread our “Sanathana Dhrma” in present situation. Congratulations..

    Photos updated are very wonderful, We can see the work of the great soul, our swamiji.
    thanks..

  33. prahlad

    Thanks for the photos and this web page description.

    -Prahad

  34. guru prasad

    hari vayu gurubhyo namaha, om namo sri vishvesha tirthaya, SRI VISHWESHA TEERTHRA SRIPADANGALAVARU, The great vedic master who is trying to organise the hindus. And to retain hindu culture, he struggling hard to kick out the untouchablity.

  35. Dr. Ramesh Salian

    I am very happy to see this website. It contains one of the greatest social reformer and philosopher I love and respect a lot. His recent initiations to remove untouchabiliy is really a pathbreaking. Hope he will succeed in his holy effort.

    Dr. Ramesh Salian
    Tumkur Univeristy
    Tumkur

  36. Venkateshwaran Srirangam

    Gurubyo Namaha
    Iam Very Happy to see the all photos of our Swamilu & especially that Childhood photo!!!!!!!!!!.Thax a lot

  37. Sathyanarayanan K

    Sri Gurubhuyo Namaho,
    Hari Sarvothama, Vayu jeevaothama,
    I am very happy to see this website and learnt about the gurus. Excited to see the photos of swamiji from his young age to till date. I think we should take his steps to build the nation with clear mindset among the pupils and help the poors when in need. We need to respect a lot for his contribution towards society and various works in life.

    Sathyanarayanan Krishnamurthy

  38. parimala

    our pranams and namaskars to great Swamiji

    kind attention to smt prema Ramani can you please give your contact number ,as one of my relative is a divorcee and she is 72 born.She is MA Phd working for a company as a Manager.

  39. k l puranik

    ಶ್ರೀ ಗುರುಗಳಿಗೆ ಪ್ರಣಾಮಗಳು
    ಸ್ವಾಮಿ
    ಹತ್ತು ರಾತ್ರಿ ಕಳೆದ ಜಾತಾಶೌಚ ಕೃಷ್ಣ ಅಷ್ಟಮಿ ದಿವಸ ಶುದ್ದ ಆಗುತ್ತದೆಯೇ ಆ ದಿವಸ ಶ್ರೀ ಕೃಷ್ಣ ದೇವರಿಗೆ ಆರ್ಗ್ಯ ಪ್ರದಾನ ಮಾಡಬಹುದೇ
    ಪ್ರಣಾಮಗಳು

  40. k l puranik

    ಶ್ರೀ ಗುರುಗಳಿಗೆ ಪ್ರಣಾಮಗಳು
    ಸ್ವಾಮಿ
    ಹತ್ತು ರಾತ್ರಿ ಕಳೆದ ಜಾತಾಶೌಚ ಕೃಷ್ಣ ಅಷ್ಟಮಿ ದಿವಸ ಶುದ್ದ ಆಗುತ್ತದೆಯೇ ಆ ದಿವಸ ಶ್ರೀ ಕೃಷ್ಣ ದೇವರಿಗೆ ಆರ್ಗ್ಯ ಪ್ರದಾನ ಮಾಡಬಹುದೇ
    ಪ್ರಣಾಮಗಳು

  41. k laxminarayana

    ಶ್ರೀ ಗುರುಗಳಿಗೆ ಪ್ರಣಾಮಗಳು
    ಸ್ವಾಮಿ
    ಹತ್ತು ರಾತ್ರಿ ಕಳೆದ ಜಾತಾಶೌಚ ಕೃಷ್ಣ ಅಷ್ಟಮಿ ದಿವಸ ಶುದ್ದ ಆಗುತ್ತದೆಯೇ ಆ ದಿವಸ ಶ್ರೀ ಕೃಷ್ಣ ದೇವರಿಗೆ ಆರ್ಗ್ಯ ಪ್ರದಾನ ಮಾಡಬಹುದೇ
    ಪ್ರಣಾಮಗಳು

  42. padmakar

    Dear Sirs,
    Namaskara.
    Excellent photos . Learnt a lot about His Holiness through your site.Please keep up the good work.
    Hari sarvottama vayu jeevothamma.

    Regards
    PVK

  43. ramu

    This is extremely good job….we expect more such collection from u…..Best of luck

  44. kiran avadhani

    Can u please upload the photos of current Chaturmasya in Hyderabad………….

    Regards,
    Kiran

  45. srinivasa rayasam

    really wonderfull and good collection about swamiji information,Very good article

  46. Suchindrum L.Padmanabhan Potti

    I am very proud to say that I am living in the life time of Sri Sri Viswesa Theertha
    Swamiji

  47. prabhanjan

    good job ,,, please continue the same….thanks a lot for providing such rear photos of a legend

  48. Ankur Pujari

    Very Nice Collection. But can u please give details about when did Pejavar Shri defeat Jagadguru Of Sringeri ? Its just a Mis conception

  49. R Guruprasad

    Dhanyosmi

  50. Prof. S. Harish Babu

    Thank you for giving such a nice photos and the article about the swamiji Sri Sri Viswesa Theertha..

  51. Srikanth

    Superb collection, very rare.

  52. Sameera

    Thanks for the wonderfull/Rarest snapa

  53. Guruprasad

    I used to be highly regardful of Sri Swamiji, just by knowing him as a senior pontiff and spiritual guru of Sri Krishnamatha paramparya. Now, after reading this, I am feeling so proud of having had his dharshan and his presence in my house and his blessings. He is more than a mere saint, he is the real human! Once again my namaskaras to him!

  54. K Jayateerth

    I would like to mention the kindness of Sri Pejavara Sri and his mentor,another great Yogi,Sri Sri VidyamanyaTeertha displayed on 27th November,1964 the day of my father’s demise when I was just 13 year old.
    On the previous day Sri VidyamanyaTeertha at my critically ailing father’s desire to have Gurupadesha, came to our house and uttered the Upadesha mantra in the ears of my father. May be , my father had visualised that his end was imminent and too close and himself being an upright and devout Brahmin desired that the Pranavopadesha from a good soul should preceed his death. VidyamanyaTeertha left the town the same evening.
    The following day, on the 27th my father breathed his last at a moment I was entering the house with a pot of water from a well about a kilometer away as was the daily routine in the absence of tap water those days. It appeared as if he had held his last breath awaiting my return from the well. I could pour some water in his mouth and immediately at once he was no more. My elder aged then 15 was however dispatched by the early hour bus to a village 20 Kim’s away to bring my paternal aunt and her son as the death of my father was anticipated any moment.
    My father as said earlier was an upright teacher and was respected by all in the town.
    On hearing the news of my father’s death, the Pejavara Swamiji who had just arrived in the town sent his car to the village where my brother had gone to bring him back.

  55. K Jayateerth

    I would like to mention the kindness of Sri Pejavara Sri and his mentor,another great Yogi,Sri Sri VidyamanyaTeertha displayed on 27th November,1964 the day of my father’s demise when I was just 13 year old.
    On the previous day Sri VidyamanyaTeertha at my critically ailing father’s desire to have Gurupadesha, came to our house and uttered the Upadesha mantra in the ears of my father. May be , my father had visualised that his end was imminent and too close and himself being an upright and devout Brahmin desired that the Pranavopadesha from a good soul should preceed his death. VidyamanyaTeertha left the town the same evening.
    The following day, on the 27th my father breathed his last at a moment I was entering
    the house with a pot of water from a well about a kilometer away as was the daily routine in the absence of tap water those days. It appeared as if he had held his last
    breath awaiting my return from the well. I could pour some water in his mouth and
    immediately at once he was no more. My elder aged then 15 was however dispatched by
    the early hour bus to a village 20 Kim’s away to bring my paternal aunt and her son as
    the death of my father was anticipated any moment.
    My father as said earlier was an upright teacher and was respected by all in the town.
    On hearing the news of my father’s death, the Pejavara Swamiji who had just arrived in
    the town sent his car to the village where my brother had gone to bring him back.
    Such was the kindness of the Swamijis which I hold with all the reverence in my memory all my life.

    Jayateerth

  56. Ramakrishna Kalluraya

    Nice collection and simply superb

  57. Pramod Vittal Rao

    Sri gurubhonamaha hari om,

    Great to see such old photos. Good collections.
    without his blessings madhwa would have not even got respect in this cosmopolitan world.
    I remember once when conducted chathurmasa in mysore he had visited bovi colony (socally backward people comunity colony) and had fruits as his food on that day with them and contributted money from mat tresury for drinking water arrangaements for those people.

    great contributor for society and people welfare.

    Sri krishnarpanamastu

  58. Sujit Muralidhar

    the revered is simply phenomenal.
    His grace, simplicity, higher intelligence, great wisdom creates a myriad of experience in one’s mid.
    the rare photos of the Shri is simply great.

  59. Venkatesh Kadlur

    Great Yati !!! i am very lucky to still have his phala mantrakshate, as i stay close to vidyapeetha, i also treat as my spiritual guru his guru sri vidyamanya teertharu, who is a big tapasvi…… nice photos, please upload more, if you have…..sri krishnarpanamastu

  60. Rajaram Rao

    His Holiness, Swamji’s persona & aura is simply majestic. I have fond memories of having the privilege to receive his holiness blessings at Pejavar matha Santacruz; Mumbai as a youngster.The time spent in his blessings are still embedded in my eyes.
    Koti koti pranaam.

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