Sri Madhava Teertharu

 

Sloka : 
Sanskrit :
साधिताखिल सत्तत्त्वं बाधिताखिलदुर्मतम् ।
बोधिताखिलसन्मार्गं माधवाख्य यतिं भजे ॥

Kannada :
ಸಾಧಿತಾsಖಿಲ ಸತ್ತತ್ತ್ವಂ ಬಾಧಿತಾಖಿಲ ದುರ್ಮತಮ್ |
ಬೋಧಿತಾsಖಿಲ  ಸನ್ಮಾರ್ಗಂ ಮಾಧವಾಖ್ಯಯತಿಂ ಭಜೇ ||

Telugu :
సాధితాsఖిల సత్తత్త్వం బాధితాఖిల దుర్మతమ్ |
బోధితాsఖిల సన్మార్గం మాధవాఖ్యయతిం భజే ||

HISTORY

Before he took sanyasa his name was Govindashastri. Becoming a disciple of Acharya, he took sanyasa. Neither his native nor the time he took sanyasa is known.

After NaraharitheerthaMadhavatheertha ruled Acharya’s samsthana for sixteen years and attained eternal peace on the day of Amavasya of Bhadrapada Bahula in Vikrithi Samvatsara. After placing Akshobhyatheertha in charge of Acharya’s Mahasamsthana he conferred sanyasa on one Madhuharitheertha and handed over to him the idol of Veera Rama inherited from Acharya. Even now this tradition is continuing as Madhavatheertha Mutt. This is situated in Majjigehalli near Mulbagal.

Being a direct disciple of AcharyaMadhavatheertha must have been a great scholar. Though history quotes him to have written some books, none is available.

Source : Gurucharite

 

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