Puttige Matha

Puthige Matha (Kannada: ಪುತ್ತಿಗೆ ಮಠ) or Puttige Mutt in some records and literature is a Madhwa Vaishnava monastery. It is one of the Ashta Mathas of Udupi founded by Dvaita philosopher Madhvacharya of Udupi.[1] The first pontiff of Puttige matha was Sri Upendra Tirtha,[2] who was a direct disciple of Sri Madhvacharya, the founder of the Dvaita school of philosophy. The main idols worshipped in the Puttige matha are that of Panduranga (Vittala),[3] which was given to Sri Upendra Tirtha by Sri Madhvacharya. Till date, there have been 29 pontiffs who have headed the matha.

Entrance of Puttige matha, Rathabeedi, Udupi
Sri Puthige Math Udupi.JPG
Location Puthige, Dakshina Kannada
Founder Madhvacharya
First Acharya Upendra Tirtha
Website https://www.shriputhige.org/

The current Swamiji of the matha is Shri Sugunendra Tirtha Swamiji[4]

The Lineage of Swamiji's (guru parampara)Edit

  1. Upendra Tirtha-Sri Madhwavijaya mentions a story of Sri Upendra teeertha. Sri Madhva undertook a second trip to Badari. On the way, many interesting incidents took place. Once, after Sri Madhva and his followers crossed the Ganga river, the troops of a Muslim ruler arrested all of them. Sri Madhva explained to the King that it was the same Supreme Being that all people on earth worshipped and therefore he feared none. Looking at the fearless saint and impressed by his words, the King offered many gifts to Sri Madhva (all of which were politely refused) and permitted them to leave. On another occasion, a band of dacoits attacked the party. Sri Madhva asked Upendra Tirtha, his disciple, to confront them. Sri Upendra Tirtha, who went on to become one of the eight disciples who got the opportunity of worshipping Sri Krishna at Udupi, and who is the founder of the Puttige Matha, fought like a man possessed and drove away the bandits.
  2. Kavindra Tirtha
  3. Hamsendra Tirtha
  4. Yadavendra Tirtha
  5. Dharanidhara Tirtha
  6. Damodara Tirtha
  7. Raghunatha Tirtha
  8. Shreevatsanka Tirtha
  9. Gopinatha Tirtha
  10. Ranganatha Tirtha
  11. Lokanatha Tirtha
  12. Ramanatha Tirtha-
  13. Shreevallabha Tirtha-[5] jnAnavairAgyabhaktyAdiguNapuShpArchitAchyutAn| shrIvallabhAkhyayOgIndrAn naumyahaM tatkRupAbalaH|
  14. Shreenivasa Tirtha- Puthige mutt guruparampara shloka describes him as "Vadirajamunisupriyam". His disciple's Shreenidheeya tippani on Nyaayasudha describes that his Vidyaguru had Narasimha's grace shrInivAsapadAMbhOjayugalAsakta mAnasAn| shrInivAsAkhyahaMsEMdrAn naumyahaM buddhishuddhayE|
  15. Shreenidhi Tirtha-He has written commentary on nyaaya sudha written by jayateertha
  16. Gunanidhi Tirtha
  17. Anandanidhi Tirtha
  18. Taponidhi Tirtha
  19. Yadavendra Tirtha
  20. Kavindra Tirtha- There were two pillars opposite to each other on which a lion and an elephant was carved. The villagers of puthige village were in trouble.
    Brindavana of Puttige Matha
    Lord Ganesha came out of the pillar on which elephant was carved hearing to prayers of Kavindra teertha.
  21. Raghavendra Tirtha[6]-He laid steps for Madhvasarovara in Udupi Sri Krishna Mutt. His brindavana is in Hiriyadka, Puthige. Lakshmidhara teertha of Shiroor mutt was his brother in poorvashrama.
  22. Vibudhendra Tirtha
  23. Surendra Tirtha
  24. Bhuvanendra Tirtha-His brindavana is at Kuruvalli in teerthahalli. He has been mentioned in Vishvapriyavilaasa written by kochi rangappacharya. He had done sudha mangala for 12 times.
    He renovated Ananteshvara temple in Udupi. He had many sanyasi shishyaru like Yogindra teertharu of puthige mutt, Vidyadheesha teertharu of Krishnapura mutt, Rajendra yatigalu, etc.
    Rajendra Yati Vrindavana
    of his Panditya, puthige matha got jahgeer at Teerthahalli. His disciple Rajendra yatigaLu entered brindavana before Bhuvanendra Tirtha. So he gave ashrama to Yogindra teertha.
  25. Yogindra Tirtha
  26. Sumatindra Tirtha
  27. Shatayushi Sudhindra tirtha- Sri Sudheendra Teertha took ashrama from Sri Vidyadheesha Teertha of Krishnapura Mutt and ruled the peetha for 79 years. He was born in the year 1856 at Hejamadi Village belonging to Shukla Yajurveda Shakha. He took Sanyasa in 1878. He got his initial education under Sri Vidyadheesha Teertha of Krishnapura Mutt and later studied sudha and other higher education under Sri Lakshmivallabha Teertha of Shiroor Mutt.
  28. Sujnanendra teertha
  29. Sugunendra Tirtha (Present Pitadhipathi)
  30. Sushreendra Tirtha (Junior Pontiff)

Branches & Temples Managed by Shri Puthige MathaEdit

  1. Shri Puthige Vidyapeetha, Hiriyadka, Udupi
  2. Shri Puthige Matha, Car Street, Udupi
  3. Shri Puthige Vidyapeetha, Paadigar, Udupi
  4. Shri Puthige Matha, Theerthahalli
  5. Shri Govardhanagiri Kshetra, Basavanagudi, Bengaluru
  6. Vishnumurthy Temple, Hiriyadka, Udupi
  7. Anantheshwara Chandreshwara Temple, Car Street, Udupi
  8. Gourishankara Temple, Theerthahalli
  9. Shri Mahalingeshwara Temple, Hejamadi
  10. Vishnumurthy Temple, Karamballi
  11. Ananthapadmanabha Temple, Paniyadi
  12. Shri Guru Raghavendra Matha, Hosanagara
  13. Vittala Anjeneya Raghavendra Matha, Habbuvada, Karwar
  14. Shri Karaanjaneya Swamiji Matha, Mailapur, Chennai
  15. Raghavendra Swami Matha, Darmapuri, Tamil Nadu
  16. Shri Krishna Hanuman Gurusarva Bhouma Sannidhi, Kolkata
  17. Subramanya Raghavendra Swami Matha, Taamram, Chennai
  18. Kemmundel Primary School, Udupi.
  19. Sri Hejamadi Mahalingeshvara temple, Hejamadi

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  2. ^ "Shree Krishna Brundaavanam - Puttige Matha". Archived from the original on 27 July 2011. Retrieved 26 June 2008.
  3. ^ "Article in". The Hindu. 19 January 2008. Archived from the original on 10 February 2009. Retrieved 4 August 2010.
  4. ^ Sri Sugunendra Tirtha Swamiji
  5. ^ Nyayasudha commentary srinidheeya. Mantralay: Mantralaya raghavendra swamy mutt.
  6. ^ "Raghavendra teertharu - madhva yatigalu". sites.google.com. Retrieved 22 March 2019.