Tambihalli Madhava Theertha Mutt

Tambihalli Mutt (Sri )

Jagadguru Sri Madhwacharya, who preached Tatvavada, had many disciples who were initiated sanyasa by him. He also installed Krishna idol in Udupi and appointed 8 saints to worship Sri Krishna on Co-operation basis (Paryaya). These saints continued their linage & became the moola purusha of 8 different mutts called Ashta mutts.

Apart from Ashta mutts Sri Madhwacharya initiated Sri Padmanabha Theertha, Sri Narahari Theertha, Sri Madhava Theertha and Sri Akshobhya Theertha to sanyasa and appointed them as his successors & peetadhipathi to Paramahamsa peeta parampare which he inherited from his guru & to preach dwaitha philosophy all across world. He ordered them to succeed the peeta one after the other & continue the parampare. After handing over Peeta to Sri Padmanabha Theertha, Sri Madhwacharya went to Badari and disappeared there. Sri Padmanabha Theertha continued to preach Tatvavada after becoming the head of the parampare (Refer Sri Padmanabha theertha article). Sri Padmanabha Theertha handed over Peeta to Sri Narahari Theertha and entered Vrundavana at Anegondi near Hampi, now called Navavrindavana.

Sri Narahari Theertha continued the parampare as head of institute (Refer Sri Narahari theertha article). As instructed by Sri Madhwacharya, Sri Narahari Theertha handed over Peeta to Sri Madhava Theertha and entered Vrundavana at chakra theertha near Hampi.

Sri Madhava Theertha continued to preach Tatvavada after becoming the head of the Parampare (Refer Sri Madhava theertha article). He handed over the peeta to Sri Akshobhya theertha as the head of the moola parampare. Similar to his predecessors to spread the dwaitha philosophy to more places Sri Madhava theertha also initiated Sri Madhuhari Theertha into sanyasa and gave him Sri Veera Rama idol which was worshipped by acharya madhwa. Sri Madhuhari theertha continued that linage which later recognized as Sri Madhava Theertha mutt or Tambihalli mutt or Majjigehalli mutt. Sri Madhuhari Theertha is the first pontiff / moola purusha of this mutt.

Tambihalli mutt has its headquarter in Tambihalli in present Kolar district in Karnataka, which was once rich in heritage once upon a time.

Here is the brief history of the guru parampare.

  1. Sri Madhuhari Theertha

Sri Madhuhari Theertha is the 1st saint after Sri Madhava Theertha in the guru parampare of Tambihalli mutt.

Poorvashrama Name : —

Ashrama Guru : Sri Madhava Theertha

Ashrama Shishya : Sri Narayana Theertha

Aradhana : Jeshta Shudha Shashti

Vrundavana :

Sri Madhuhari Theertha took Ashrama from Sri Madhava Theertha and ruled Peeta for about few years. Not much information is available about him. He gave Ashrama to Sri Narayana Theertha. His Vrundavana place is not known.

ಮಾಧವಾರ್ಯಕರಾಬ್ಜೋತ್ಥಂ ಮಧುಹರಿಸುನಾಮಕಂ
ವೀರರಾಮಪದಾಸಕ್ತಂ ಗುರುಂ ವಂದೇ ನಿರಂತರಂ

మాధవార్యకరాబ్జోత్థం మధుహరిసునామకం
వీరరామపదాసక్తం గురుం వందే నిరంతరం

mAdhavAryakarAbjOtthaM madhuharisunAmakaM
vIrarAmapadAsaktaM guruM vaMdE niraMtaraM

  1. Sri Narayana Theertha

Sri Narayana Theertha is the 2nd saint after Sri Madhava Theertha in the guru parampare of Tambihalli mutt.

Poorvashrama Name : —

Ashrama Guru : Sri Madhuhari Theertha

Ashrama Shishya : Sri Paramjyothi Theertha

Aradhana : Sravana Bahula Saptami

Vrundavana :

Sri Narayana Theertha took Ashrama from Sri Madhuhari Theertha and ruled Peeta for about few years. Not much information is available about him. He gave Ashrama to Sri Paramjyothi Theertha. His Vrundavana place is not known.

ನರಹರಿಪದಾಸಕ್ತಂ ಪರವಿದ್ಯಾಪ್ರದಾಯಕಂ
ನಾರಾಯಣಗುರುಂ ವಂದೇ ಮಧುಹರಿಸುನಂದನಂ

నరహరిపదాసక్తం పరవిద్యాప్రదాయకం
నారాయణగురుం వందే మధుహరిసునందనం

naraharipadAsaktaM paravidyApradAyakaM
nArAyaNaguruM vaMdE madhuharisunaMdanaM

  1. Sri Paramjyothi Theertha

Sri Paramjyothi Theertha is the 3rd saint after Sri Madhava Theertha in the guru parampare of Tambihalli mutt.

Poorvashrama Name : —

Ashrama Guru : Sri Narayana Theertha

Ashrama Shishya : Sri Mounivarya Theertha

Aradhana : Ashada Shudha Dashami

Vrundavana :

Sri Paramjyothi Theertha took Ashrama from Sri Narayana Theertha and ruled Peeta for about few years. Not much information is available about him. He gave Ashrama to Sri Mounivarya Theertha. His Vrundavana place is not known.

ನಾರಾಯಣಕರಾಬ್ಜೋತ್ಥಂ ನಾರಾಯಣಪರಾಯಣಂ
ಪರಂಜ್ಯೋತಿಗುರುಂ ವಂದೇ ಪರತತ್ವಪ್ರಭೋಧಕಮ್

నారాయణకరాబ్జోత్థం నారాయణపరాయణం
పరంజ్యోతిగురుం వందే పరతత్వప్రభోధకమ్

nArAyaNakarAbjOtthaM nArAyaNaparAyaNaM
paraMjyOtiguruM vaMdE paratatvaprabhOdhakam

  1. Sri Mounivarya Theertha

Sri Mounivarya Theertha is the 4th saint after Sri Madhava Theertha in the guru parampare of Tambihalli mutt.

Poorvashrama Name : —

Ashrama Guru : Sri Paramjyothi Theertha

Ashrama Shishya : Sri Jagannatha Theertha

Aradhana : Kartika Pournami

Vrundavana :

Sri Mounivarya Theertha took Ashrama from Sri Paramjyothi Theertha and ruled Peeta for about few years. Not much information is available about him. He gave Ashrama to Sri Jagannatha Theertha, his Vrundavana place is not known.

ಶಾಂತ್ಯಾದಿಸದ್ಗುಣಾವಾಸಂ ಸದಾ ಸಚ್ಚಾಸ್ತ್ರಚಿನ್ತಕಂ
ಮೌನಿವರ್ಯಗುರುಂ ವಂದೇ ಪರಂಜ್ಯೋತಿಮುನಿಪ್ರಿಯಮ್

శాంత్యాదిసద్గుణావాసం సదా సచ్చాస్త్రచిన్తకం
మౌనివర్యగురుం వందే పరంజ్యోతిమునిప్రియమ్

shAMtyaadisadguNAvAsaM sadA sacchAstrachintakaM
mounivaryaguruM vaMdE paraMjyOtimunipriyam

  1. Sri Jagannatha Theertha

Sri Jagannatha Theertha is the 5th saint after Sri Madhava Theertha in the guru parampare of Tambihalli mutt.

Poorvashrama Name : —

Ashrama Guru : Sri Mounivarya Theertha

Ashrama Shishya : Sri Jnanivarya Theertha

Aradhana : Magha Bahula Panchami

Vrundavana :

Sri Jagannatha Theertha took Ashrama from Sri Mounivarya Theertha and ruled Peeta for about few years. Not much information is available about him. He gave Ashrama to Sri Jnanivarya Theertha, his Vrundavana place is not known.

ವಂಶರಾಮಪದಾಸಕ್ತಂ ಮೌನಿವರ್ಯಸುಶಿಕ್ಷಿತಂ
ಜಗನ್ನಾಥಗುರುಂ ವಂದೇ ಜ್ಞಾನವಿಜ್ಞಾನಸಿದ್ಧಯೇ

వంశరామపదాసక్తం మౌనివర్యసుశిక్షితం
జగన్నాథగురుం వందే జ్ఞానవిజ్ఞానసిద్ధయే

vaMsharAmapadAsaktaM mounivaryasushikShitaM
jagannAthaguruM vaMdE j~jaanavij~jAnasiddhayE

  1. Sri Jnanivarya Theertha

Sri Jnanivarya Theertha is the 6th saint after Sri Madhava Theertha in the guru parampare of Tambihalli mutt.

Poorvashrama Name : —

Ashrama Guru : Sri Jagannatha Theertha

Ashrama Shishya : Sri Raghupati Theertha

Aradhana : Phalguna Bahula Panchami

Vrundavana :

Sri Jnanivarya Theertha took Ashrama from Sri Jagannatha Theertha and ruled Peeta for about few years. Not much information is available about him. He gave Ashrama to Sri Raghupati Theertha, his Vrundavana place is not known.

ಜ್ಞಾನಮಾರ್ಗೇ ಸದಾಸಕ್ತಂ ಜ್ಞಾನಿಜನಾಭಿಪೂಜಿತಂ
ಜ್ಞಾನಿವರ್ಯಮುನಿಮ್ ವಂದೇ ಜ್ಞಾನಜ್ಯೋತಿಪ್ರದೀಪಕಂ

జ్ఞానమార్గే సదాసక్తం జ్ఞానిజనాభిపూజితం
జ్ఞానివర్యమునిమ్ వందే జ్ఞానజ్యోతిప్రదీపకం

j~jAnamArgE sadAsaktaM j~jaanijanAbhipUjitaM
j~jaanivaryamunim vaMdE j~jaanajyOtipradIpakaM

  1. Sri Raghupati Theertha

Sri Raghupati Theertha is the 7th saint after Sri Madhava Theertha in the guru parampare of Tambihalli mutt.

Poorvashrama Name : —

Ashrama Guru : Sri Jnanivarya Theertha

Ashrama Shishya : Sri Hayagreeva Theertha

Aradhana : Pushya Bahula Chathurthi

Vrundavana :

Sri Raghupati Theertha took Ashrama from Sri Jnanivarya Theertha and ruled Peeta for about few years. Not much information is available about him. He gave Ashrama to Sri Hayagreeva Theertha, his Vrundavana place is not known.

ರಘುವೀರಪದಾಸಕ್ತಂ ರಾಗದ್ವೇಷಾದಿವರ್ಜಿತಂ
ರಘುಪತಿಗುರುಂ ವಂದೇ ಸದ್ವಿದ್ಯಾಬುದ್ಧಿಸಿದ್ಧಯೇ

రఘువీరపదాసక్తం రాగద్వేషాదివర్జితం
రఘుపతిగురుం వందే సద్విద్యాబుద్ధిసిద్ధయే

raghuvIrapadAsaktaM rAgadvEShAdivarjitaM
raghupatiguruM vaMdE sadvidyAbuddhisiddhayE

  1. Sri Hayagreeva Theertha

Sri Hayagreeva Theertha is the 8th saint after Sri Madhava Theertha in the guru parampare of Tambihalli mutt.

Poorvashrama Name : —

Ashrama Guru : Sri Raghupati Theertha

Ashrama Shishya : Sri Raghupungava Theertha

Aradhana : Vaishakha Shudha Dashami

Vrundavana :

Sri Hayagreeva Theertha took Ashrama from Sri Raghupati Theertha and ruled Peeta for about few years. Not much information is available about him. He gave Ashrama to Sri Raghupungava Theertha, his Vrundavana place is not known.

ರಘುಪತಿಕರಾಬ್ಜೋತ್ಥಂ ಹಯಗ್ರೀವಸುನಾಮಕಂ
ವೀರರಾಮಪದಾಸಕ್ತಂ ಪ್ರಣಮಾಮಿ ನಿರಂತರಂ

రఘుపతికరాబ్జోత్థం హయగ్రీవసునామకం
వీరరామపదాసక్తం ప్రణమామి నిరంతరం

raghupatikarAbjOtthaM hayagrIvasunAmakaM
vIrarAmapadAsaktaM praNamAmi niraMtaraM

  1. Sri Raghupungava Theertha

Sri Raghupungava Theertha is the 9th saint after Sri Madhava Theertha in the guru parampare of Tambihalli mutt.

Poorvashrama Name : —

Ashrama Guru : Sri Hayagreeva Theertha

Ashrama Shishya : Sri Raghuvarya Theertha

Aradhana : Jeshta Shudha Ashtami

Vrundavana :

Sri Raghupungava Theertha took Ashrama from Sri Hayagreeva Theertha and ruled Peeta for about few years. Not much information is available about him. He gave Ashrama to Sri Raghuvarya Theertha, his Vrundavana place is not known.

రఘుపుంగవయోగీంద్రం హయగ్రీవకుమారకం
సుజనాభీష్టదాతారం గురుం వందే నిరంతరం

ರಘುಪುಂಗವಯೋಗೀಂದ್ರಂ ಹಯಗ್ರೀವಕುಮಾರಕಂ
ಸುಜನಾಭೀಷ್ಟದಾತಾರಂ ಗುರುಂ ವಂದೇ ನಿರಂತರಂ

raghupuMgavayOgIMdraM hayagrIvakumArakaM
sujanAbhIShTadAtAraM guruM vaMdE niraMtaraM

  1. Sri Raghuvarya Theertha

Sri Raghuvarya Theertha is the 10th saint after Sri Madhava Theertha in the guru parampare of Tambihalli mutt.

Poorvashrama Name : —

Ashrama Guru : Sri Raghupungava Theertha

Ashrama Shishya : Sri Raghunandana Theertha

Aradhana : Magha Bahula Chaturdashi

Vrundavana :

Sri Raghuvarya Theertha took Ashrama from Sri Raghupungava Theertha and ruled Peeta for about few years. Not much information is available about him. He gave Ashrama to Sri Raghunandana Theertha, his Vrundavana place is not known.

జ్ఞానవైరాగ్యసంపన్నం సజ్జనాలిసుసేవితం
రఘువర్యమహామౌనిం సన్నమామి నిరంతరం

ಜ್ಞಾನವೈರಾಗ್ಯಸಂಪನ್ನಂ ಸಜ್ಜನಾಲಿಸುಸೇವಿತಂ
ರಘುವರ್ಯಮಹಾಮೌನಿಂ ಸನ್ನಮಾಮಿ ನಿರಂತರಂ

j~jAnavairAgyasaMpannaM  sajjanAlisusEvitaM
raghuvaryamahAmouniM sannamAmi niraMtaraM

  1. Sri Raghunandana Theertha

Sri Raghunandana Theertha is the 11th saint after Sri Madhava Theertha in the guru parampare of Tambihalli mutt.

Poorvashrama Name : —

Ashrama Guru : Sri Raghuvarya Theertha

Ashrama Shishya : Sri Raghupati Theertha

Aradhana : Pushya Shudha Ashtami

Vrundavana :

Sri Raghunandana Theertha took Ashrama from Sri Raghuvarya Theertha and ruled Peeta for about few years. Not much information is available about him. He gave Ashrama to Sri Raghupati Theertha, his Vrundavana place is not known.

రఘువర్యకరాబ్జోత్థం రాఘవాసక్తమానసం
వందారుజనమందారం రఘునందనమాశ్రయే

ರಘುವರ್ಯಕರಾಬ್ಜೋತ್ಥಂ ರಾಘವಾಸಕ್ತಮಾನಸಂ
ವಂದಾರುಜನಮಂದಾರಂ ರಘುನಂದನಮಾಶ್ರಯೇ

raghuvaryakarAbjOtthaM rAghavAsaktamAnasaM
vaMdArujanamaMdAraM raghunaMdanamAshrayE

  1. Sri Raghupati Theertha

Sri Raghupati Theertha is the 12th saint after Sri Madhava Theertha in the guru parampare of Tambihalli mutt.

Poorvashrama Name : —

Ashrama Guru : Sri Raghunandana Theertha

Ashrama Shishya : Sri Rama Madhava Theertha

Aradhana : Sravana Shudha Saptami

Vrundavana :

Sri Raghupati Theertha took Ashrama from Sri Raghunandana Theertha and ruled Peeta for about few years. Not much information is available about him. He gave Ashrama to Sri Rama Madhava Theertha, his Vrundavana place is not known.

వీరరామపదాసక్తం రఘునందననందనం
వినుతసుగుణోదారం రఘుపతిగురుం భజే

ವೀರರಾಮಪದಾಸಕ್ತಂ ರಘುನಂದನನಂದನಂ
ವಿನುತಸುಗುಣೋದಾರಂ ರಘುಪತಿಗುರುಂ ಭಜೇ

vIrarAmapadAsaktaM raghunaMdananaMdanaM
vinutasuguNOdAraM raghupatiguruM bhajE

  1. Sri Rama Madhava Theertha (1720-40)

Sri Rama Madhava Theertha is the 13th saint after Sri Madhava Theertha in the guru parampare of Tambihalli mutt.

Poorvashrama Name : —

Ashrama Guru : Sri Raghupati Theertha

Ashrama Shishya : Sri Keshava Madhava Theertha

Aradhana : Magha Shudha Saptami

Vrundavana : Shaigananganallur in TN

Sri Rama Madhava Theertha took Ashrama from Sri Raghupati Theertha and ruled Peeta for about 20 years. Recently when some Madhwas around the area of his Vrundavana wanted to do some Seva like cleaning that place etc., a saint suddenly appeared there and distributed food to them. Such is the anugraha of the saint for everyone who visit him. He gave madhwa deekshe to a section of saurashtra Brahmins. His Vrundavana was left unnoticed for long time. He still lives there in adrushya roopa. He gave Ashrama to Sri Keshava Madhava Theertha, he entered Vrundavana at Shaigananganallur.

ಸೌರಾಷ್ತ್ರಜನಸನ್ಮಾನ್ಯಂ ಸದಾಚಾರಪ್ರಭೋಧಕಂ
ಸಂಪ್ರದಾಯಪ್ರವಕ್ತಾರಂ ನಮಾಮಿ ರಾಮಮಾಧವಂ

సౌరాష్త్రజనసన్మాన్యం సదాచారప్రభోధకం
సంప్రదాయప్రవక్తారం నమామి రామమాధవం

sourAShtrajanasanmAnyaM sadAchAraprabhOdhakaM
saMpradAyapravaktAraM namAmi rAmamAdhavaM

  1. Sri Keshava Madhava Theertha

Sri Keshava Madhava Theertha is the 14th saint after Sri Madhava Theertha in the guru parampare of Tambihalli mutt.

Poorvashrama Name : —

Ashrama Guru : Sri Rama Madhava Theertha

Ashrama Shishya : Sri Prajna Madhava Theertha

Aradhana : Ashada Shudha Shashti

Vrundavana : Tambihalli near Mulbagal

Sri Keshava Madhava Theertha took Ashrama from Sri Rama Madhava Theertha and ruled Peeta for about few years. Not much information is available about him. He gave Ashrama to Sri Prajna Madhava Theertha, he entered Vrundavana at Tambihalli.

ಭಕ್ತಾಭೀಷ್ಟಪ್ರದಾತಾರಂ ಭದ್ರಾತಟನಿವಾಸಿನಂ
ಕೇಶವಮಾಧವಂ ವಂದೇ ಕೈವಲ್ಯಮಾರ್ಗಬೋಧಕಂ

భక్తాభీష్టప్రదాతారం భద్రాతటనివాసినం
కేశవమాధవం వందే కైవల్యమార్గబోధకం

bhaktAbhIShTapradAtAraM bhadrAtaTanivAsinaM
kEshavamAdhavaM vaMdE kaivalyamArgabOdhakaM

  1. Sri Prajna Madhava Theertha

Sri Prajna Madhava Theertha is the 15th saint after Sri Madhava Theertha in the guru parampare of Tambihalli mutt.

Poorvashrama Name : —

Ashrama Guru : Sri Keshava Madhava Theertha

Ashrama Shishya : Sri Dheera Madhava Theertha

Aradhana : Jeshta Bahula Dashami

Vrundavana : —

Sri Prajna Madhava Theertha took Ashrama from Sri Keshava Madhava Theertha and ruled Peeta for about few years. Not much information is available about him. He gave Ashrama to Sri Dheera Madhava Theertha, his Vrundavana place is not known.

ಸುಜನಾಭೀಷ್ಟದಾತಾರಂ ಭಕ್ತಿವೈರಾಗ್ಯಶಾಲಿನಂ
ಪ್ರಾಜ್ಞಮಾಧವತೀರ್ಥಾರ್ಯಂ ಪ್ರಣಮಾಮಿ ನಿರಂತರಂ

సుజనాభీష్టదాతారం భక్తివైరాగ్యశాలినం
ప్రాజ్ఞమాధవతీర్థార్యం ప్రణమామి నిరంతరం

sujanAbhIShTadAtAraM bhaktivairAgyashAlinaM
prAj~jamAdhavatIrthAryaM praNamAmi niraMtaraM

  1. Sri Dheera Madhava Theertha

Sri Dheera Madhava Theertha is the 16th saint after Sri Madhava Theertha in the guru parampare of Tambihalli mutt.

Poorvashrama Name : —

Ashrama Guru : Sri Prajna Madhava Theertha

Ashrama Shishya : Sri Yogi Madhava Theertha

Aradhana : Vaishakha Bahula Dwiteeya

Vrundavana : —

Sri Dheera Madhava Theertha took Ashrama from Sri Prajna Madhava Theertha and ruled Peeta for about few years. Not much information is available about him. He gave Ashrama to Sri Yogi Madhava Theertha, his Vrundavana place is not known.

ಧೀರಮಾಧವಮೌನೀಂದ್ರಂ ಧೈರ್ಯಾದಿಗುಣಶಾಲಿನಂ
ಪ್ರಾಜ್ಞಮಾಧವಸಂಜಾತಂ ವಂದೇಽಹಂ ಗುರುಪುಂಗವಂ

ధీరమాధవమౌనీంద్రం ధైర్యాదిగుణశాలినం
ప్రాజ్ఞమాధవసంజాతం వందేఽహం గురుపుంగవం

dhIramAdhavamounIMdraM dhairyAdiguNashAlinaM
prAj~jamAdhavasaMjAtaM vaMdE&haM gurupuMgavaM

  1. Sri Yogi Madhava Theertha

Sri Yogi Madhava Theertha is the 17th saint after Sri Madhava Theertha in the guru parampare of Tambihalli mutt.

Poorvashrama Name : —

Ashrama Guru : Sri Dheera Madhava Theertha

Ashrama Shishya : Sri Vasudeva Madhava Theertha

Aradhana : Jeshta Bahula Dwiteeya

Vrundavana : —

Sri Yogi Madhava Theertha took Ashrama from Sri Dheera Madhava Theertha and ruled Peeta for about few years. Not much information is available about him. He gave Ashrama to Sri Vasudeva Madhava Theertha, his Vrundavana place is not known.

ಯೋಗವಿದ್ಯಾವಿಶೇಷಜ್ಞಂ ಧೀರಮಾಧವಕರಾಬ್ಜಜಂ
ಯೋಗಿಮಾಧವಯೋಗೀಂದ್ರಂ ವಂದೇ ವೈರಾಗ್ಯಶಾಲಿನಂ

యోగవిద్యావిశేషజ్ఞం ధీరమాధవకరాబ్జజం
యోగిమాధవయోగీంద్రం వందే వైరాగ్యశాలినం

yOgavidyAvishEShaj~jaM dhIramAdhavakarAbjajaM
yOgimAdhavayOgIMdraM vaMdE vairAgyashAlinaM

  1. Sri Vasudeva Madhava Theertha

Sri Vasudeva Madhava Theertha is the 18th saint after Sri Madhava Theertha in the guru parampare of Tambihalli mutt.

Poorvashrama Name : —

Ashrama Guru : Sri Yogi Madhava Theertha

Ashrama Shishya : Sri Srinivasa Madhava Theertha

Aradhana : Bhadrapada Bahula Chathurthi

Vrundavana : —

Sri Vasudeva Madhava Theertha took Ashrama from Sri Yogi Madhava Theertha and ruled Peeta for about few years. Not much information is available about him. He gave Ashrama to Sri Srinivasa Madhava Theertha, his Vrundavana place is not known.

ವಾಸುದೇವಪದಾಸಕ್ತಂ ಯೋಗಿಮಾಧವನಂದನಂ
ಪ್ರಣಮಾಮಿ ಗುರುಂ ನಿತ್ಯಂ ವಾಸುದೇವಾಖ್ಯಮಾಧವಂ

వాసుదేవపదాసక్తం యోగిమాధవనందనం
ప్రణమామి గురుం నిత్యం వాసుదేవాఖ్యమాధవం

vAsudEvapadAsaktaM yOgimAdhavanaMdanaM
praNamAmi guruM nityaM vAsudEvAkhyamAdhavaM

  1. Sri Srinivasa Madhava Theertha

Sri Srinivasa Madhava Theertha is the 19th saint after Sri Madhava Theertha in the guru parampare of Tambihalli mutt.

Poorvashrama Name : —

Ashrama Guru : Sri Vasudeva Madhava Theertha

Ashrama Shishya : Sri Veera Madhava Theertha

Aradhana : Magha Bahula Saptami

Vrundavana : Tambihalli near Mulbagal

Sri Srinivasa Madhava Theertha took Ashrama from Sri Vasudeva Madhava Theertha and ruled Peeta for about few years. Not much information is available about him. He gave Ashrama to Sri Veera Madhava Theertha, he entered Vrundavana at Tambihalli.

ಚತುಃಷಷ್ಟಿಕಲಾಖ್ಯಾತಂ ಗಜಯಾನಾದಿವೈಭವಂ
ವಂದೇ ಸಚ್ಚಾಸ್ತ್ರಸಂಪನ್ನಂ ಶ್ರೀನಿವಾಸಾಖ್ಯಮಾಧವಂ

చతుఃషష్టికలాఖ్యాతం గజయానాదివైభవం
వందే సచ్చాస్త్రసంపన్నం శ్రీనివాసాఖ్యమాధవం

chatuHShaShTikalAkhyAtaM gajayAnAdivaibhavaM
vaMdE sacchAstrasaMpannaM shrInivAsAkhyamAdhavaM

  1. Sri Veera Madhava Theertha (1930-59)

Sri Veera Madhava Theertha is the 20th saint after Sri Madhava Theertha in the guru parampare of Tambihalli mutt.

Poorvashrama Name : Sri Bheemacharya

Ashrama Guru : Sri Srinivasa Madhava Theertha

Ashrama Shishya : Sri Sathya Madhava Theertha

Aradhana : Margashira Bahula Dwadashi

Vrundavana : Tambihalli near Mulbagal

Sri Veera Madhava Theertha took Ashrama from Sri Srinivasa Madhava Theertha and ruled Peeta for about 29 years. Sri Veera Madhava Theertha’s Poorvashrama name was Sri Bheemacharya and was Head master of a school. He was a good debater, music lover, an actor and a Harikatha exponent. By just observing a person he was able to tell his attitude, Character and his horoscope without referring to any text or Shastra.   Such was his knowledge.


One day the Cook brought milk mixed with poison for offering to Sri Veera Rama idol. By observing him, the cook started shivering and confessed everything. He reprimanded the cook by saying that he should be pardoned by Sri Rama only and none else, as the cook agreed to undertake this treachery for the sake of money listening to the directions of the jealous people. He said that money would not fetch happiness. One should gain bhakti, jnaana and, vairagya. He performed dhyaana to Sri Rama in order that the cook could get “Sadbudhi”. He composed many Kannada songs with ankita Sri Veera Rama.  He performed Samsthana Pooja for 29 years and in his 80th year  gave ashram to Sri Krishna Murthy Achar ( He was working in the Police  department. He was a great devotee of Hanuma), He was performing Honey Abhisheka to Tambihalli Mukhyaprana (installed by Sri Vyasarajaru) and offer prayer to him in full faith, without any desire) named him as Sri Sathya Madhava Theertha and entered Vrundavana at Tambihalli. 

ಸಂಕೀರ್ತನಕಲಾಲೋಲಂ ಶ್ರೀಮನ್ನ್ಯಾಯಸುಧಾರತಂ
ವೀರಮಾಧವಗುರುಂ ವಂದೇ ವಿದ್ವಜ್ಜನಸಮೀಡಿತಂ

సంకీర్తనకలాలోలం శ్రీమన్న్యాయసుధారతం
వీరమాధవగురుం వందే విద్వజ్జనసమీడితం

saMkIrtanakalAlOlaM shrImannyAyasudhArataM
vIramAdhavaguruM vaMdE vidvajjanasamIDitaM

  1. Sri Sathya Madhava Theertha (1959-87)

Sri Sathya Madhava Theertha is the 21st saint after Sri Madhava Theertha in the guru parampare of Tambihalli mutt.

Poorvashrama Name : Sri Krishnamurthy Acharya

Ashrama Guru : Sri Veera Madhava Theertha

Ashrama Shishya : Sri Vijaya Madhava Theertha

Aradhana : Ashada Bahula Shashti

Vrundavana : Tambihalli near Mulbagal

Sri Sathya Madhava Theertha took Ashrama from Sri Veera Madhava Theertha and ruled Peeta for about 28 years. Sri Sathya Madhava Theertha had special blessings of Mukhyaprana and many miracles are associated to him. He had darshan of lord Rama and in one incident lord Rama and hanuman protected him from some miscreants and disappeared from everyone’s very sight. He was a great hanuman upasaka.

After initiating Ashrama to Sri Vijaya Madhava Theertha, he entered Vrundavana at Tambihalli.

ವೀರರಾಮಪದಾಸಕ್ತಂ ಪ್ರಾಣಾದೇವಕೃಪಾನಿಧಿಂ
ಸತ್ಯಮಾಧವಯೋಗೀಂದ್ರಂ ವಂದೇ ಗುರುಂ ದಯಾನಿಧಿಂ

వీరరామపదాసక్తం ప్రాణాదేవకృపానిధిం
సత్యమాధవయోగీంద్రం వందే గురుం దయానిధిం

vIrarAmapadAsaktaM prANAdEvakRupAnidhiM
satyamAdhavayOgIMdraM vaMdE guruM dayAnidhiM

  1. Sri Vijaya Madhava Theertha (1987-96)

Sri Vijaya Madhava Theertha is the 22nd saint after Sri Madhava Theertha in the guru parampare of Tambihalli mutt.

Poorvashrama Name :

Ashrama Guru : Sri Sathya Madhava Theertha

Ashrama Shishya : Sri Prasanna Shoora Madhava Theertha

Aradhana : Asweeja Shudha Padya

Vrundavana : Tambihalli near Mulbagal

Sri Vijaya Madhava Theertha took Ashrama from Sri Sathya Madhava Theertha and ruled Peeta for about 9 years. Not much information is available about him. After initiating Ashrama to Sri Prasanna Shoora Madhava Theertha, he entered Vrundavana at Tambihalli.

ಪ್ರತ್ಯಕ್ಷೀಕೃತರಘ್ವೀಶಂ ಪ್ರಸನ್ನಾಭಿಧಮುತ್ಕ್ರಮೇ
ವಿಜಯದಂ ಗುರುಂ ವಂದೇ ವಿಜಯಮಾಧವಂ ಬುಧಂ

ప్రత్యక్షీకృతరఘ్వీశం ప్రసన్నాభిధముత్క్రమే
విజయదం గురుం వందే విజయమాధవం బుధం

pratyakShIkRutaraghvIshaM prasannAbhidhamutkramE
vijayadaM guruM vaMdE vijayamAdhavaM budhaM

  1. Sri Prasanna Shoora Madhava Theertha (1996-)

Sri Prasanna Shoora Madhava Theertha is the 23rd saint after Sri Madhava Theertha in the guru parampare of Tambihalli mutt.

Poorvashrama Name :

Ashrama Guru : Sri Vijaya Madhava Theertha

Ashrama Shishya : Sri Vidyasagara Madhava Theertha

Aradhana : Margashira Bahula ekadashi

Vrundavana : Tambihalli near Mulbagal

Sri Prasanna Shoora Madhava Theertha took Ashrama from Sri Vijaya Madhava Theertha and ruled Peeta for about 12 years. Not much information is available about him. After initiating Ashrama to Sri Vidyasagara Madhava Theertha, he entered Vrundavana at Tambihalli.

ಸಂಸ್ಥಾನರಕ್ಷಣೇ ಶೂರಾನ್ ಪ್ರಸನ್ನಾನ್ ರಾಘವಾರ್ಚನೇ
ಪ್ರಣಮಾಮಿ ಗುರೂನ್ ನಿತ್ಯಂ ಪ್ರಸನ್ನಶೂರಮಾಧವಾನ್

సంస్థానరక్షణే శూరాన్ ప్రసన్నాన్ రాఘవార్చనే
ప్రణమామి గురూన్ నిత్యం ప్రసన్నశూరమాధవాన్

saMsthAnarakShaNE shUrAn prasannAn rAghavArchanE
praNamAmi gurUn nityaM prasannashUramAdhavAn

  1. Sri Vidyasagara Madhava Theertha (present pontiff)

Sri Vidyasagara Madhava Theertha is the 24th saint after Sri Madhava Theertha in the guru parampare of Tambihalli mutt.

Poorvashrama Name :

Ashrama Guru : Sri Prasanna Shoora Madhava Theertha

Ashrama Shishya : Sri Vidyasindhu Madhava Theertha

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3 Responses

  1. Dr Gururaja Rao says:

    Namaste I have blessed with the information
    You can add some more information about the present pontiff like HH Sri’s kannada works etc

  2. K.lAKSHMAN. says:

    Thanks for the information.This Mutt needs to be encouraged, as it did not perhaps have much financial supprt in the past to propagate about its
    glories and the prowess of its peetadhipatis.
    K.LAKSHMAN.

  3. ravi canchi says:

    Very nice information of this great Guru parampare. Thank you.

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