Ahobila Mutt (also called Ahobila Matam) is a Vadakalai Sri Vaishnava religious institution established 600 years ago at Ahobilam in India by Athivan Satakopa Svami (originally known as Srinivasacharya). Athivan Satakopa, a Vadakalai Brahmin, who was a great grand disciple of Vedanta Desika and a sishya of Brahmatantra Swatantra Jiyar of Parakala Mutt, founded and established the Muth, based on the Pancharatra tradition.
As per legend, one of the nine Narasimhas of Ahobilam called Lord Malolan jumped into the hands of Srinivasacharya and ordered him to travel the length and breadth of the country. The current pontiff is the 46th Jeeyar Sri Satakopa Sri Ranganatha Yateendra Mahadesikan. He succeeded the previous pontiff 45th Jeeyar Sri Satakopa Sri Narayana Yateendra Mahadesikan who attained Acharyan Thiruvadi on 19 May 2013 following a prolonged illness.
Temples under purview
Sri Ahobila Mutt Lakshmi Narasimha Lakshmi Narayana Temple, Ahobila Mutt Marg, Chembur in Mumbai. The Ahobila Mutt temple in Chembur, Established in 1968, is a preeminent religious center in this northern suburb of Mumbai.
Several other temples such as the Nine(Nava) Narasimha temples of Ahobilam, Veeraraghava temple in Tiruvallur and Valvil Rama temple in the outskirts of Kumbakonam (Pullaboothankudi), are administered by Ahobila Muth. The Mutt also has several branches across India.
The Ahobila Mutt has several religious and educational institutions in India which are:
- Sri Ahobila Muth Sanskrit College (Est. 1942)
- Sri Ahobila Muth Veda Patashala (Est. 1942)
- Sri Ahobila Muth Oriental High School (Est. 1952)
- Sri Ahobila Muth Center for Human Resource Development (Est. 2002)
- Sri Malolan College of Arts and Science, Madurantakam, (Est. 2009)
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