Ramachandra Tirtha

Sri Ramachandra Tirtharu

He is the tenth pontiff from Sri Madhwacharyaru

Ashrama Gurugalu – Sri Vageesha Tirtharu

Ashrama Shishyaru – Sri Vibudhendra Tirtharu for Rayara Mutt

Ashrama Shishyaru – Sri Vidyanidhi Tirtharu for Uttaradimutt

द्युमण्यभिजनाभ्जेंदू रामव्यासपदार्चक: ।
रामचंद्रगुरुर्भूयात् कामितार्थप्रदायक: ॥

ದ್ಯುಮಣ್ಯಭಿಜನಾಭ್ಜೇಂದೂ ರಾಮವ್ಯಾಸಪದಾರ್ಚಕ: |
ರಾಮಚಂದ್ರಗುರುರ್ಭೂಯಾತ್ ಕಾಮಿತಾರ್ಥಪ್ರದಾಯಕ: ||

dyumaNyabhijanaabhjEndU raamavyaasapadaarchaka: |
raamachandragururbhUyaat kaamitaarthapradaayaka: ||

Sri Ramachandra Tirtharu initially gave ashrama to Sri Vibudendra Tirtharu and appointed him as his successor.  The period of shishya sweekar is not recorded.  It is said that he went on Tirtha yatre & Digvijaya,  as he could not return during the last stages of Sri Ramachandra Tirtharu, he decided to accept another pontiff  as his successor renamed him as “Sri Vidyanidhi Tirtharu”.    Later on Sri Vibudendra Tirtharu also returned from his digvijaya, and both the seers continued the parampare for the good of Madhwa philosophy.  As a result, more and more people had the opportunity of upadcesha of Madhwa philosophy.    There emerged two mutts, one with Vibudendra Tirtha parampare – now called as Rayara Mutt; and the other one with Vidyanidhi Tirtha parampare – called as Uttaradimutt.  This enabled spread of Tatva amongst larger section of the world – with different mutts.

The vrundavana of Sri Ramachandra Tirtharu is situated near the cave where Teekaraayaru wrote most of his teekas and Srimanyaayasudha Granthaas, i.e., @ Yergola Cave which is about 17 Kilometers from Yadgir, Sedam Taluk in Gulbarga District

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