Beerendra Keshava Tarakananda Puri

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Beerendra Keshava Tarakananda Puri is the first pontiff of the Kaginele Kanaka Guru Peetha, the cultural and spiritual centre of Kuruba Gowdas of Karnataka, India. He is said to have started many educational institutions and schools to help the rural poor acquire education. Beerendra Keshava Tarakananda Puri was felicitated to mark the 13th anniversary of his ascending the peetha in 2005. At least 50,000 people attended the convention. Swamiji attained moksha recently and Sri Nirajnananda Puri Swamiji has been selected as the new head of the Mutt.[citation needed]

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