Sri Abhinava Vidyatirtha Mahaswamiji

Abhinava Vidyatirtha Swami Sringeri jagadguru shankaracharya

Abhinava Vidyatirtha Swami Sringeri jagadguru shankaracharya

Abhinava Vidyatirtha (1917-1989) was the 35th Jagadguru of the Sringeri Sharada Peetham. His birth name was Srinivasa Sastri.

He was born in Bangalore. At the age of 14, he was given Sanyasa by Sri Chandrashekhara Bharati. Sri Abhinava Vidyatirtha Mahaswami was well versed in Vedas and Yoga. He was an eminent scholar and a master in Hindu sacred texts.

In the year 1954, Sri Abhinava VidyaTirtha took charge as the Shankaracharya of the Sringeri Math. He occupied a major role in the functioning of the Math. He renovated several shrines in the Sharada temple, constructed a guest house and established a school. He had done puja regularly to Goddess Sharadambigai.

He appointed his successor in 1974 and gave him the Holy title Sri Bharathi Teertha Mahaswami. He died on 1989.

Sri Vidyateertha foundation was established in order to honour him, and a scholarship programme was also established in his name.


During his period, he has travelled to all parts of India, and cultivated the bhakti among the people. He visited several holy shrines in India. He also made several spiritual discussions, and won in several debates during his period. He also clarified the doubts of his devotees with regard to spiritual matters, and helped them to attain the spiritual path.

He mingled with the people in a good manner and solved their problems. He advises the people to spare some time for devotion on god. It is also known from several old age devotees, that by seeing his glittering face, the devotees will forget their worries and worship him with bhakti.

Let us pray to the great saint and be blessed.


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