[Advaita-l] Sreemath Hariharapura

Sunil Bhattacharjya sunil_bhattacharjya at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 15 22:33:52 CDT 2011


Yes,  the Tercentenary year (2008-2009) of the Chituapur Saraswat Math  was celebrated recently. To my knowledge the Math was without a guru for close to half a century, when their  guru at his old age,  left Goa  for Varanasi due to the atrocities of the Portuguese government and neither he could return nor  he could  appoint his successor before leaving Goa. The Sringeri math helped that community to have a new guru ordained at that time three centuries ago. Again towards the end of the twentieth century the previous guru passed away at his young age without nominating a successor and the Sringeri Math helped in ordination of a new guru, respected Sadyojat Sankarashramji, Probably he too qualifies to be called a Sankaracharya.

Sunil K. Bhattacharjya

--- On Fri, 4/15/11, Praveen R. Bhat <bhatpraveen at gmail.com> wrote:

From: Praveen R. Bhat <bhatpraveen at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Sreemath Hariharapura
To: "A discussion group for Advaita Vedanta" <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
Date: Friday, April 15, 2011, 8:03 PM

Hari OM,

There are also some other maThAs that the jagatgurus of Sringeri have helped
set up for particular communities such as the Chitrapur maTha of the
Saraswat community at Shirali, or the daivajna maTha at Karki, vaishya maTha
at Haldipur, etc.

The Havyaka maThas mentioned by Vidyasankarji are also followed by
Ramakshatriyas, Sheeligas, Siddhis, Marathis, Goulis, Bhandaris and Kunbis.

--Praveen R. Bhat
/* Through what should one know That owing to which all this is known!
[Br.Up. 4.5.15] */

On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 10:57 PM, Vidyasankar Sundaresan <
svidyasankar at hotmail.com> wrote:

> The name Sankaracharya has become a title, more so within the last 100
> years or
> so than ever before. There is a Matha at Karavir (near Kolhapur) in
> Maharashtra,
> the Ramachandrapura and Swarnavalli Sonda Mathas in Karnataka (associated
> with
> the Havyaka Brahmin community) and many other traditional institutions
> within the
> Advaita tradition. All these Mathadhipati-s are also titled
> Sankaracharya-s.
> The Hariharapura Matha is perhaps one of the oldest branches of Sringeri
> Peetham.
> Hariharapura is a village very close to Sringeri and many successive heads
> of this
> Matha have had "Swayamprakasha" included in their dIksha names.
> Regards,
> Vidyasankar
> > Please forgive me for my ignorance but to my orthodox knowledge
> > Shankaracharya established four peethams. Although I know Kanchi peetham
> is
> > regarded as authoritative to some devotees. I have however never heard of
> > this Shankaracharya or peetham. Can someone please enlighten me.
> >
> > Although I mean no disrespect I know there are a considerable amount of
> > "Swami's" who claim to be a Shankaracharya and want to know if there is
> any
> > authenticity or conspiracy regarding this particular one.
> >
> > Guru krupahi kevalam
> >
> > Krunal
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