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Tulunadu Mathas

List of all Mathas of Tulunadu

Sri Kukke Subrahmanya maTha

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 - 3 Comments
Sri Narasimha - Subrahmanya Matha

Sri Subrahmanya maTha (also called sampuTa narasimha maTha) is situated to the southeast of the outer quadrangle of Kukke Subrahmanya Temple (Dakshina Kannada district, Karnataka). This maTha was established by Sri Madhwacharya himself. He appointed his poorvashrama younger brother Sri Vishnu teertha as the first peeThAdhipati of this maTha. SampuTa Narasimha When Sri Madhvacharya visited […]

Sri Bandarakeri MaTha

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 - 3 Comments

Besides the 8 maThas of Udupi, there are two more maThas coming under the category of tauLava maThas (from the tulu-speaking belt). One is Sri Bandarakeri maTha, which is headquartered at BARKUR in Udupi district. Sri Bandarakeri maTha traces its origin from Sri Achyutha prajna, and then through Sri Madhwacharya and Sri Sathya teertha. The […]

Sri Pejavara MaTha

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 - 2 Comments
Pejavara Matha - Sri Vittala

Sri Pejavara maTha is the last in the list of Udupi aShTa maThas. It derives its name from the village Pejavara where there is the original branch of this maTha. The first peeThAdhipati of this maTha is Sri Adhokshaja teertha who was one of the direct disciples of Acharya Madhwa. He received the icon of […]

Sri Kaniyooru maTha

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 - 1 Comment
Kaniyooru Matha - Sri Narasimha

The seventh maTha among Udupi maThas is Sri kANiyUru maTha. It derives its name from the village of Kaniyuru where we can find the main branch of this maTha. The first peeThAdhipati of this maTha was Sri Rama teertha who was one of the direct disciples of Acharya Madhva. Sri Madhva bestowed on him the […]

Sri Sode MaTha

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 - 3 Comments
Sode Matha - Sri Bhuvaraha

The 6th maTha among the Udupi aShTa maThas is the Sode maTha. Two great yatis of all times have adorned the peeTha of this maTha. They are Sri Vishnu teertha and Sri Vadiraja teertha. Sri Vishnu teertha was the first peeThAdhipati of Sode maTha. He was the younger brother of Sri Madhwacharya in poorvAshrama. He […]

Sri Shiroor MaTha

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 - 1 Comment
Shirooru Matha - Sri Vittala

The fifth maTha among the ashTa maThas of Udupi is Sri Shirur maTha. The main branch of this maTha is in a village called Shirur in Udupi district. The first yati was Sri Vaamana teertha, one of the direct disciples of Sriman Madhwacharya. The main idol worshipped in this maTha is that of Sri ViThala […]

Shri Putthige maTha

Monday, April 19th, 2010 - 1 Comment
Puttige Matha - Sri viThala

The main branch of Putthige maTha is in a village called Putthige in Puttur taluk, Daskhina Kannada district, Karnataka. Sri Upendra teertha, one of the direct disciples of Sri Madhvacharya was the first peeThAdhipati of this maTha. Sri Madhvacharya gifted the main deities Sri ViThala with Rukmini and Satyabhama to the first yati. The ViThala […]

Sri Krishnapura MaTha

Sunday, April 18th, 2010 - 5 Comments
Krishnapura Matha - Kaliya Mardana

The third maTha under Udupi aShTa maThas is Sri KrishnApura MaTha. It has its main branch in the village KrishnApura near Surathkal in DK district, Karnataka. The first yati of this maTha was Sri Janaardana teertha, a direct disciple of Sri Madhwacharya. The icon of Kaliya mardana Krishna with two hands was gifted to the […]

Shri Adamaaru Matha

Sunday, April 18th, 2010 - 1 Comment
Adamaru Matha - Kaliya Mardana Krishna

Sri Adamaru maTha is second in the hierarchy of aShTa maThas. The name is derived from the village Adamaru in Udupi district, where there is a branch of this MaTha. The first pontiff of this maTha is Sri Narasimha Teertha (also called Narahari Teertha), one of the direct disciples of Sri Madhwacharya. The deity worshiped […]

Sri PalimAru maTha

Sunday, February 14th, 2010 - 14 Comments
Sri PalimAru maTha - Pattabhi Ramachandra

The chief branch of Palimaru maTha is in the village Palimaru, which is about 7 km from Padubidri, near Udupi. The maTha is located on the banks of river Shaambhavi. The main deity is Sri Kodanda Rama with Seeta and Lakshmana, gifted by Acharya Madhva to the first yati. Sri Hrishikesha teertha (1250-1330 AD) is […]

Tulunaadu Mathas

Friday, August 8th, 2008 - 11 Comments

Asta Mathas of Udupi. Shri Palimaaru Matha Shri Adamaaru Matha Shri Krisnaapura Matha Shri Puthige Matha Shri Shiroor Matha Shri Sode Matha Shri Kaaniyur Matha Shri Pejaavara Matha Shri Bandarakeri MaTha Shri Subrahmanya Matha