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Sri Shiroor MaTha
Shirooru Matha - Sri Vittala

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 with Sridevi and Bhudevi, which was presented to the first peeThAdhipati by Sri Madhva himself.

The Guru parampara of this MaTha:

  1. Sri Vamana Tirtha
  2. Sri Vasudeva Tirtha
  3. Sri Punyashloka Tirtha
  4. Sri Vedagamya Tirtha
  5. Sri Vedavyasa Tirtha
  6. Sri Vedavedya Tirtha
  7. Sri Mahesha Tirtha
  8. Sri Krishna Tirtha
  9. Sri Raghava Tirtha
  10. Sri Suresha Tirtha
  11. Sri Vedabhushana Tirtha
  12. Sri Srinivasa Tirtha
  13. Sri Vedanidhi Tirtha
  14. Sri Sridhara Tirtha
  15. Sri Yadavittama Tirtha
  16. Sri Lakshminarayana Tirtha
  17. Sri Vishvabhushana Tirtha
  18. Sri Trailokyapavana Tirtha
  19. Sri Lakshmikanta Tirtha
  20. Sri Lakshminarayana Tirtha
  21. Sri Lakshmipathi Tirtha
  22. Sri Lakshmidhara Tirtha
  23. Sri Lakshmiramana Tirtha
  24. Sri Lakshmimanohara Tirtha
  25. Sri Lakshmipriya Tirtha
  26. Sri Lakshmivallabha Tirtha
  27. Sri Lakshmisamudra Tirtha
  28. Sri Lakshmindra Tirtha
  29. Sri Lakshmimanojna tirtha (renounced the seat)
  30. Sri Lakshmivara Tirtha (present swamiji)

The 30th piiThAdhipati in the lineage, Sri Lakshmivara teertha, is the present chief of this maTha. He was initiated at the age of 8 years in June 1971. He completed two paryayas in the years 1978-79 and 1994-95.

Preparations are already on for his forthcoming paryaya in 2010-2011. He is famous for beautifully and artistically decorating the Udupi Krishna idol both during his paryaya and that of others’.

1 Response to Sri Shiroor MaTha

  1. Rahul

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