RAJAGURUS/JAGADGURUS

  • Avidyaranya kaanthare bramanthaam praninaam sada,Vidya margopadestaram vidyaranya gurum sreye.
  • Namami shankaracharyam sarva lokaika pujitham,Bhaje sri vidyaranya bharati maha swami virupaksha peetha sadgurum.

In our Indian tradition, a very high position has been accorded to the Guru. Without the grace of the Guru, no one can attain fulfilment of the purpose of life. We all desire Moksha, and the sole means to its attainment is Jnana (knowledge). The Veda says: “It is only by knowing the Supreme Brahman that one attains immortality. There is no other path”.

How can that knowledge be obtained by us? Can it be got by perusal of texts? No, this knowledge can be procured only from a Guru. In the Upanishads, we hear of holy ones going to Gurus who are well versed in the scriptures and established in the Supreme and making a request of the form, “O Guru! Please impart knowledge to me”. Even though the Rishis seeking knowledge may have been scholarly, it is certain that their acquisition of knowledge was solely dependent on their seeking it from a Guru. Only that knowledge which is obtained from the lotus mouth of the Guru is potent. Sans a Guru, no matter how many texts we may delve into, we cannot attain that knowledge. There is a hoary tradition everywhere which can be learnt only from the Guru.

 


Sri Sri Sri Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Hampi Virupaksha Vidyaranya Mahasamsthanam Guruparampara 

 

No

Name

Period  in Yrs

Attainment day

Samadhi place

State

             

1

Sri Adi-Shankaracharya

 

788-820

 

Kailas

 
 

( Founder of Chatura Amnaya Mutts  ( Sri Sringeri-Sharada Mutt, Sri Dwaraka-Kalika Mutt, Sri Badri-Jyotir Mutt, Sri Puri-Govardhana Mutt )

2

Sri  Sureshwaracharya

 

 

 

Kashi

U.P

3

Sri  Nitya Bhogagana charya

 

 

 

Sringeri

KAR

4

Sri  Gnyanoganacharya

 

 

 

Viroopaksham

KAR

5

Sri Gnyanottamacharya

 

 

 

Sringeri

KAR

6

Sri Gnyanagiri

 

 

 

Avanti

M.P

7

Sri Nrushimhagiri

 

 

 

Brahmavartam

U.P

8

Sri Ishwara Teertha

 

 

 

Naimilam

 

9

Sri Nrushimha Teertha

 

 

 

Ayodhya

U.P

10

Sri Vidyashankara Teertha

 

 

 

Sringeri

KAR

11

Sri Bharati Krishna Teertha

 

 

 

Dwaraka

GUJ

12

Sri Vidyaranya

 

1268-1395

Yuva vaishakha Su.3

Viroopaksham

KAR

 

( Founder of SRI HAMPI VIRUPAKSHA VIDYARANYA MAHA SAMSTHANAM /VIJAYANAGARA EMPIRE 1336)

   

13

Sri Nrusimha Bharati

16

1395-1-410

Vikruti Jyestha
sukla 15

Viroopaksha

KAR

14

Sri Surendra Bharati

14

1410--1423

Sobha Krit Jyestha
sukla 6

Viroopaksha

KAR

15

Sri Shankara Bharati

18

1423-1440

Raudri  vaishakha B 10

Gokarnam

KAR

16

Sri Nrusimha Bharati

10

1440-1449

sukla vaishakha S 9

Viroopaksha

KAR

17

Sri Sachhidanamda Bharati

13

1449-1461

Vrusha Ashada 
sukla 13

Viroopaksha

KAR

18

Sri Shankara Bharati

15

1461-1461

Manmatha Sravana
sukla 5 

Rameshwaram

T.N

19

Sri Vidyaranya Bharati

20

1475-1494

Anamda Sravana sukla 5

Srislailam

A.P

20

Sri Nrusimha Bharati

9

1494-1502

Dumdughi chatra B 13 

Viroopaksha

KAR

21

Sri Shankara Bharati

10

1502-1511

Prajotpatti Chaitra B 5 

Gautami teeram

A.P

22

Sri Sachhidanamda Bharati

13

1511-1523

Chitra Bhanu Palghuna sukla 5 

Ahobilam 

A.P

23

Sri Vidyaranya Bharati

15

1523-1538

Haimalamba Magha B 13   

Viroopaksha

KAR

24

Sri Shankara Bharati

15

1538-1552

Pariddha Vibhadra
Sukla 3 

Viroopaksha

KAR

25

Sri Sachhidanamda Bharati

8

1552-1559

Siddarthi Ashada
sukla 12

Viroopaksha

KAR

26

Sri Sadanamda  Bharati

10

1559-1568

Vibhava Jestha
sukla 9

Gokarnam

KAR

27

Sri Shankara Bharati

14

1568-1581

Vrusha Vaishakasukla 7 

Pinakini teeram

A.P

28

Sri Nrusimha Bharati

5

1581-1585

Partieeva Jestha
sukla 10 

Viroopaksha

KAR

29

Sri Vidyaranya Bharati

12

1585-1596

Durmukhi Margashira
sukla 1 

Viroopaksha

KAR

30

Sri Vidya Nrushimha Bharati

8

1596-1604

Krothi Badra Sukla 15

Viroopaksha

KAR

31

Sri Sadanamda  Bharati

18

1604-1621

Durmathi jeshta
sukla 9 

Gokarnam

KAR

32

Sri Shankara Bharati

25

1621-1645

Parthava sravana  B 10 

Kapptrala

A.P

 

( Founder of Sri Pushpagiri Mutt - Cuddapa  A.P )

 

33

Sri Vidyabhinava Shankara

28

1645-1672

Parithavisravana B 9  

Viroopaksha

KAR

34

Sri Uddanda Nrushimha
Bharati

29

1672-1700

Vikramashada B 11  

Viroopaksha

KAR

35

Sri Vidya Shankara Bharati

4

1700-1703

Subhanubadra
sukla 15 

Viroopaksha

KAR

36

Sri Nrusimha Bharati

36

1703-1738

Kala yukti Bhadra
sukla 15 

Viroopaksha

KAR

37

Sri Vidyaranya Bharati

2

1738-1740

Daudri sharavana  B 4 

Viroopaksha

KAR

38

Sri Uddamda Shamkara
Bharati

12

1740-1751

Prajotpatti Badra
Sukla 5 

Viroopaksha

KAR

39

Sri Nrusimha Bharati

5

1751-1755

yuva Ashiveeja B 8 

Rayadurga

A.P

40

Sri Abhinava Shamkara
Bharati

9

1755-1763

Subhanubadra B 10 

Viroopaksha

KAR

41

Sri Uddanda Nrushimha 
Bharati

8

1763-1770

Vikruti Bhadra  B 12 

Yenka Palli

A.P

 

( Founder of Sri Abhinava Virupaksha Mutt,  A.P )

 

42

Sri Vidyaranya Bharati

14

1770-1784

Shobha Krit Phalguna
sukla 8  

Alampoor

A.P

43

Sri Abhinava Shamkara
Bharati

9

1784-1792

Parithavi Chaitra
sukla 13 

Mahadeva Puram

A.P

44

Sri Uddanda Nrushimha 
Bharati

10

1792- 1801

Durmathi Badra 
sukla 12 

Atee Nagaram

A.P

45

Vidyaranya Bharati

6

1801- 1806

Akshya Jestha B 30  

Aita bad

A.P

46

Sri Abhinava Shamkara
Bharati

8

1806- 1814

Sri Mukha Magha
sukla 4 

Kannepali

A.P

47

Sri  Abhinavodamda Nrusimha Bharati

27

1814- 1841

Sharva di Palghuna
Sukla 12  

Kaudinya Kshetra

MAR

48

Sri Abhinava Vidyaranya
Bharati

18

1841- 1859

Kala yukt marga
Sheersha B 12

Takkala kota 

KAR

49

Sri Vidya Shamkara Bharati

3

1859-1861

Durmati marga
sheersha B12 

Gudi gunta

 

50

Sri Abhinavodamda Nrusimha Bharati

3

1861-1864

Raktakshi ashva yuja
sulkla 12  

Papanna Peta

A.P

51

Sri Abhinava Vidyaranya
Bharati

5

1864-1869

Vibhava Magha sukla 8  

Takli 

MAR

52

Sri Abhinava Vidyaranya
Bharati

4M

1869-1869

Sukla Jeshtha Sukla 7  

Kuhana

 

53

Sri Uddamda Vidya  Nrushimha  Bharati

5

1869-1882

Khara Jeshtha  sukla 14 

Pyapali

A.P

54

Sri  Vidyaranya Bharati

43

1882- 1924

Raktakshi Sravana B 30  

Yenka Palli

A.P

55

Sri Sachhidanamdabhinava 
Shamkara Bharati

52

1924- 1976

Pairigala Vishakha
Sukla 13  

Viroopaksha

KAR

56

Sri Madabhinavoddamda 
Nrusimha Bharati

25

1976-2000

Vikrama Sravana B 1 

Viroopaksha

KAR

57

Sri Vidyaranya Bharati

  Present Pontiff 

 


U.P- Uttar Pradesh  A.P - Andhra Pradesh  MAR- Maha Rasthra  KAR- Karnataka

MP- Madhya Pradesh TN- Tamil Nadu


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sri Sri Sri

Vidyaranya Bharathi Swami