Jagadguru of Sringeri Sharada Peetham

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The list of Jagadgurus of Sringeri Sharada Peetha 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]

Lineage of Gurus

Semi-divine group[edit]

Jagadgurus[edit]

  1. Adi Shankara (AD 788–820) (videha-mukti)
  2. Sureśvara (820–834)(14)
  3. Nityabodaghana (834–848)(14)
  4. Jnanaghana (848–910) (62)
  5. Jnanotthma (910–954)(44)
  6. Jnanagiri (954–1038) (84)
  7. Simhagiri (1038–1098) (60)
  8. Ishwara Tirtha (1098–1146) (48)
  9. Nrusimha Tirtha (1146–1229)(83)
  10. Vidya Shankara Tirtha (1229–1333)
  11. Bharathi Tirtha (1333–1380)
  12. Vidyaranya (1380–1386)
  13. Chandrasekhara Bharati I (1386–1389)
  14. Nrusimha Bharati I (1389–1408)
  15. Purushotthama Bharati I](1408–1448)
  16. Shankara Bharati (1448–1455)
  17. Chandrasekhara Bharati II (1455–1464)
  18. Nrusimha Bharati II (1464–1479)
  19. Purushotthama Bharati II (1479–1517)
  20. Ramachandra Bharati (1517–1560)
  21. Nrusimha Bharati III (1560–1573)
  22. Nrusimha Bharati IV (1573–1576)
  23. Nrusimha Bharati V (1576–1600)
  24. Sri Abhinava Nrusimha Bharati (1600–1623)
  25. Sri Sacchidananda Bharati I (1623–1663)
  26. Nrusimha Bharati VI (1663–1706)
  27. Sacchidananda Bharati II (1706–1741)
  28. Abhinava Sacchidananda Bharati I (1741–1767)
  29. Nrusimha Bharati VII (1767–1770)
  30. Sacchidananda Bharati III (1770–1814)
  31. Abhinava Sacchidananda Bharati II (1814–1817)
  32. Nrusimha Bharati VIII (1817–1879)
  33. Sacchidananda Shivabhinava Nrusimha Bharati (1879–1912)
  34. Chandrashekhara Bharati III (1912–1954)
  35. Abhinava Vidyatirtha (1954–1989)
  36. Bharati Tirtha (1989–present)
  37. Vidhushekhara Bharati (successor)

Other titles of the Jagadguru[edit]

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

  • Swaminah
  • Mahaswami
  • Jagadguru Shankaracharya
  • MahaSannidhanam

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • 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

External links[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