[Advaita-l] Sringeri Jagatguru announces His Successor

Vidyasankar Sundaresan svidyasankar at hotmail.com
Mon Jan 5 17:57:44 CST 2015

I guess this exchange just goes to prove that no matter what, there will always
be someone who finds an apparent problem with things!
As others have pointed out, there is simply no room for language criteria in who
is chosen as a successor in Sringeri. The Acharyas don't think that way nor do the
vast majority of followers. What one sees instead, is that the person chosen to 
lead the Peetham invariably demonstrates an amazing ability with many different
languages, including Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Marathi and nowadays English
too, in addition to Samskritam. And they don't study these languages the way
students generally learn them in modern schools.

If there is a heavier representation of Mulakanadu community people, then perhaps
one should look at how that community has been at the forefront of preserving the
vaidika traditions, from both pravRtti and nivRtti perspectives.
Best regards,

> Namaste Sri Vidyasankar
> On Mon, Jan 5, 2015 at 10:48 PM, Vidyasankar Sundaresan <
> svidyasankar at hotmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> > Iyers or Nambudiris or Konkanis. Narasimha Sastri, who became Swami
> > Chandrasekhara
> > Bharati (till 1954) was born in a Kannada speaking family, by the way, not
> > Telugu.
> >
> Thank you for clarification. But I have one point. Swamiji Chandrasekhara
> Bharati was from Mulukunadu Brahmin community. This is a Telugu speaking
> community but living in Karnataka. They use many words from Kannada but the
> language is Telugu only. But they do not use Urdu words like Telugu in
> other places. But the word Muluku I think is from  Urdu word 'Mulk' meaning
> country. According to SK Ramachandra Rao's book on Swamiji Chandrashekhara
> Bharati of Sringeri Peetha also he was from Mulukunadu community.
> Not only Swamiji Chandrashekhara Bharati of Sringeri Peetha but also
>    - Sri Sacchidananda Shivabhinava Narasimha Bharathi
>    <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Sacchidananda_Shivabhinava_Narasimha_Bharathi>-
>    33rd Jagadguru of Sringeri Sharada Peetham
>    <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sringeri_Sharada_Peetham>
>    - Sri Abhinava Vidyatirtha
>    <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abhinava_Vidyatirtha>- 35th Jagadguru
> of Sringeri
>    Sharada Peetham <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sringeri_Sharada_Peetham>
>    - Sri Sankara Vijayendra Saraswathi
>    <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vijayendra_Saraswati>- 70th Jagadguru and
>    Junior Seer of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham
>    <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanchi_Kamakoti_Peetham>
> The above also are from Mulukunadu Brahmin community. They are Telugu
> speaking. Source is -
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Mulukanadu_Brahmins
> The last 3 Swamijis plus present Swamiji plus next Swamiji are from Telugu
> speaking families. I do not know about earlier Swamijis.


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