Sri Vyasaraja Math (Kannada: ವ್ಯಾಸರಾಜ ಮಠ) (formerly known as Poorvadi Math[1]) is one of the three premier Dvaita Vedanta monasteries (matha) descended from Jagadguru Śrī Madhvācārya through Jayatirtha and Rajendra Tirtha (a disciple of Vidyadhiraja Tirtha) and their disciples.[2][3]

Vyasaraja Math, along with Uttaradi Math and Raghavendra Math , are considered to be the three premier apostolic institutions of Dvaita Vedanta and are jointly referred as Mathatraya .[4][5][6] It is the pontiffs and pandits of the Mathatraya that have been the principle architects of post-Madhva Dvaita Vedanta through the centuries.[7] Among the mathas outside of Tulu Nadu region, after Uttaradi Matha, Vyasaraja Matha is the second largest matha.[8][9]

Guru Parampara

  1. Śrī Madhvacharya
  2. Śrī Padmanabha Tirtha
  3. Śrī Naraharitirtha
  4. Śrī Madhava Tirtha
  5. Śrī Akshobhya Tirtha
  6. Śrī Jayatirtha
  7. Śrī Vidyadhiraja Tirtha
  8. Śrī Rajendra Tīrtha
  9. Śrī Jayadwaja Tīrtha
  10. Śrī Purushothama Tīrtha
  11. Śrī Bramhanya Tīrtha
  12. Śrī Śrī Vyasa Tīrtha (or Sri Chandrikacharya)
  13. Śrī Srinivasa Tīrtha
  14. Śrī Rama Tīrtha
  15. Śrī Lakshmikantha Tīrtha
  16. Śrī Sripathi Tīrtha
  17. Śrī Ramachandra Tīrtha
  18. Śrī Lakshmivallabha Tīrtha
  19. Śrī Lakshminatha Tīrtha
  20. Śrī Lakshmipathi Tīrtha
  21. Śrī Lakshminarayana Tīrtha
  22. Śrī Raghunatha Tīrtha (or Sri Sheshachandrikacharya)
  23. Śrī Jagannatha Tīrtha (or Sri Bhashyadeepikacharya)
  24. Śrī Srinatha Tīrtha
  25. Śrī Vidyanatha Tīrtha
  26. Śrī Vidyapathi Tīrtha
  27. Śrī Vidyavallabha Tīrtha
  28. Śrī Vidyakaantha Tīrtha
  29. Śrī Vidyanidhi Tīrtha
  30. Śrī Vidyapurna Tīrtha
  31. Śrī Vidyasrisindhu Tīrtha
  32. Śrī Vidyasridhara Tīrtha
  33. Śrī Vidyasrinivasa Tīrtha
  34. Śrī Vidyasamudra Tīrtha
  35. Śrī Vidyaratnakara Tīrtha
  36. Śrī Vidyavaridhi Tīrtha
  37. Śrī Vidyaprasanna Tirtha
  38. Śrī Vidyapayonidhi Tīrtha
  39. Śrī Vidyavachaspathi Tīrtha
  40. Śri Vidyamanohara Tirtha (Peeta Thyaga)
  41. Śri Vidyasreesha Tirtha (present pontiff)

Present Pontiff

Mahamahopadhya Prof. D.Prahladacharya, Former Vice-Chancellor of Rashtreeya Samskrit Vidyapeeta, Tirupati was crowned as the new with the pontifical name of Sri VidyaSrisha Tirtharu on 2 July 2017 at Tirumakudalu, Mysore, Karnataka.

References

  1. ^ Hebbar 2005, p. 93.
  2. ^ Konduri Sarojini Devi (1990). Religion in Vijayanagara Empire. Sterling Publishers. p. 133. ISBN 9788120711679. This selection of Kavindra as the successor of Vidyadhiraja, leaving Rajendra Tirtha resulted in the bifurcation of the Madhva Mathas, namely Vyasaraya Matha at Sosale headed by Rajendra Tirtha and Uttaradi Matha presided by Kavindra Tirtha.
  3. ^ Sadhu Subrahmanya Sastry; V. Vijayaraghavacharya. Tirumalai-Tirupati Dēvasthānam Epigraphical Series: pt. 1. Inscriptions of Venkatapatiraya's time. Sri Mahant's Dévasthānam Press. p. 72. Vidyādhirāja Tirtha ( the sixth Pontiff) or sixth successor of Uttarādi Matha) and founder of Vyāsarāya Matha), and appointed Rajendra Tirtha, as first Pontiff of this Vyāsaraya Matha
  4. ^ Sharma 2000, p. 199.
  5. ^ Steven Rosen (30 November 1994). Vaisnavism. Motilal Banarsidass Publishers. p. 132. ISBN 9788120812352.
  6. ^ Sharma 2000, p. 193.
  7. ^ B. N. Hebbar (2004). Viśiṣṭādvaita and Dvaita: A Systematic and Comparative Study of the Two Schools of Vedānta with Special Reference to Some Doctrinal Controversies. Bharatiya Granth Niketan. p. 29. ISBN 9788189211011.
  8. ^ Vasudha Dalmia; Angelika Malinar; Martin Christof (2001). Charisma and Canon: Essays on the Religious History of the Indian Subcontinent. Oxford University Press. p. 122. ISBN 9780195654530. The Desastha or Kannada- Marathi Madhvas have a few mathas, of which the Uttaradimatha is the largest;
  9. ^ Bhavan's Journal, Volume 32, Part 1. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. 1985. p. 57. Vyasaraja Mutt (originally Rajendra Mutt or Poorvadi Mutt) has a distinction. It is that one of the Dwaita Triumvirate, Sree Vyasa Tirtha, adorned this line. Next to Uttaradi Mutt, this Mutt has the largest Madhwa following.