Mahamahopadhyaya (Sanskrit: महामहोपाध्याय) is an honorific title given to prestigious scholars by the Government of India. Prior to 1947, the title was bestowed by the British Raj, and before them, by the kings of ancient India. In ancient India, a scholar that wrote works based on topics related to the shastras was granted the title Mahopadhyaya.[1] The title Mahamahopadhyaya was bestowed on the best amongst the Mahopadhyaya scholars.[1]

Some of the notable recipients are:

The 1st to receive this title is noted savant, Brahmasri Mahamahopadhyaya, Kalaprapoorna, Vyakarana Shiromani, Prativaada Bhayankara Tata Subbaraya Sastri (1867-1944). He is also the writer of magnumopus "Guruprasada".

Mahamahopadhyaya Vaakchaturya, Kalaprapoorna, Nyayabhushana Sri. Peri Lakshmi Narayana Sastry (1875-1949) , Adhyapak in Sanskrit College and member of Maharaja Samsthan, Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh, who received so many laurels and awards in many sabhas for his tremendous vast knowledge on Tarka shastra, Sanskrit. His shishyas were spread over the India and rendered their services as Adhyapaks in colleges and as Archakulu in many famous temples during those days ---Sarvejana Sukhino Bavanthu---

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