Jagadguru of Sringeri Sharada Peetham

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The list of Jagadgurus of Sringeri Sharada Peetham given here, is as taken from the official site of the Sringeri maţha[1]. The dates refer to the period during which the maţha was governed by that particular guru.

Divine Group[edit]

Semi-Divine Group[edit]

Jagadgurus[edit]

  1. Sri Shankara Bhagavatpada (? - 820) (videha-mukti)
  2. Sri Sureshwaracharya (820-834)
  3. Sri Nityabodaghana (834-848)
  4. Sri Jnanaghana (848-910)
  5. Sri Jnanotthma (910-954 )
  6. Sri Jnanagiri (954-1038)
  7. Sri Simhagiri (1038-1098 )
  8. Sri Ishwara Tirtha (1098-1146)
  9. Sri Nrusimha Tirtha (1146-1229 )
  10. Sri Vidya Shankara Tirtha (1229-1333)
  11. Sri Bharati Krishna Tirtha (1333-1380)
  12. Sri Vidyaranya (1380-1386 )
  13. Sri Chandrasekhara Bharati I (1386-1389 )
  14. Sri Nrusimha Bharati I (1389-1408 )
  15. Sri Purushotthama Bharati I](1408-1448 )
  16. Sri Shankara Bharati (1448-1455 )
  17. Sri Chandrasekhara Bharati II (1455-1464 )
  18. Sri Nrusimha Bharati II (1464-1479 )
  19. Sri Purushotthama Bharati II (1479-1517 )
  20. Sri Ramachandra Bharati (1517-1560 )
  21. Sri Nrusimha Bharati III (1560-1573 )
  22. Sri Nrusimha Bharati IV (1573-1576 )
  23. Sri Nrusimha Bharati V (1576-1600 )
  24. Sri Abhinava Nrusimha Bharati (1600-1623 )
  25. Sri Sacchidananda Bharati I (1623-1663 )
  26. Sri Nrusimha Bharati VI (1663-1706 )
  27. Sri Sacchidananda Bharati II (1706-1741 )
  28. Sri Abhinava Sacchidananda Bharati I (1741-1767)
  29. Sri Nrusimha Bharati VII (1767-1770)
  30. Sri Sacchidananda Bharati III (1770-1814)
  31. Sri Abhinava Sacchidananda Bharati II (1814-1817 )
  32. Sri Nrusimha Bharati VIII (1817-1879 )
  33. Sri Sacchidananda Shivabhinava Nrusimha Bharati (1879-1912 )
  34. Sri Chandrasekhara Bharati III (1912-1954 )
  35. Sri Abhinava Vidyatirtha (1954-1989 )
  36. Sri Bharati Tirtha (1989-Present)

Other titles of the Jagadguru[edit]

Some of the other respectful titles given to the Jagadguru include:

  • Swaminah
  • Mahaswami
  • Jagadguru Shankaracharya

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Sri Sringeri Sharada Peetham- The official website of Sri Sri Jagadguru Shankaracharya Mahasamsthanam, Dakshninamnaya Sri Sharada Peetham, Sringeri
  • Jagadgurus- Contains biographies of the last four Jagadgurus of the Sharda Peetham
  • Sri Sachchidananda Bharati - 25th Pontiff at Sringeri- (ENGLISH edition 1967) By R Krishnaswami Iyer (Swami Gnanananda Bharati) - Published by The Akhila Bharata Sankara Seva Samiti, Coimbatore Branch, 1967