|H. H. Sri Sri Vishvesha Tirtha Svamiji
(ಶ್ರೀ ವಿಶ್ವೇಶತೀರ್ಥ ಸ್ವಾಮೀಜಿ)
|Order||Vedanta (Pejawara Matha)|
27 April 1931
|Guru||Shri Vishvamanya Teertha Swamiji|
Sri Vishvesha Tirtharu is the current Svamiji of the Sri Pejavara Adokshaja Matha, one of the Ashta Mathas belonging to the Dvaita school of philosophy, founded by Sri Madhvacharya. Sri Vishvesha Tirtharu is the 32nd in the lineage of the Pejavara matha, starting from Sri Adhokshaja Tirtharu, who was one of the direct disciples of Sri Madhvacharya. He is also the honorary president of Vishva Tulu Sammelana.
Sri Vishvesha Tirtharu was born in 1931 at Ramakunja to a Shivalli Madhwa Brahmin family and his pre-Sanyasa name was Venkatrama. He was ordained into Sanyasa at the young age of 8 years in 1938. His vidya guru is Sri Vidyamanya Tirtharu of Sri Bhandarkeri Math.
Paryaya of swamiji
The Swamiji assumed first paryaya, turn to worship Lord Krishna at Udupi, at a young age. During his first Paryaya in 1954, he organized the All India Madhva Conference in Udupi. During his second Paryaya in 1968, he got the Badagumalige in Udupi repaired. During his third tenure as Paryaya Swamiji in 1984, he has got a new hall built at Udupi called Krishna Dhama.
Social services of swamiji
The swamiji is involved in various social service organisations, and is said to have started many educational and social service organisations.
The Akhila Bharat Madhwa Maha Mandala ABMM center started by the Swami is said to have helped many of poor students. He has established math centres at various holy places in India. These centres are of great help to many pilgrims.
The Akhila Bharat Madhwa Maha Mandala [ABMM] has many hostels all over Karnataka at places like Bengaluru, Hubli, Dharwad to name few. These hostels give preference to very-poor students and give them accommodation and food at almost free. For normal students it charges a very nominal monthly charge to run its various activities. These hostels have the same feeling as Mutts as in the students start their daily activities with Vishnu Sahasranam in morning and then wearing traditional white dhoti during lunch and dinner. The food provided is of Satwik nature and so it doesn't consists of non-veg, onions and garlic.
Sri Vishvesha Tirtharu has ordained Sri Vishvaprasanna Tirtharu as his successor to the Pejavara matha in 1988.
Sahasra Chandra Darshana Shanthi was celebrated for Sri Vishvesha Tirtha Swamiji in Tirumala kshetra on March 7th, 2012 in the presence of several peethadipathis.
His fourth tenure was in 2000 and his fifth tenure is in 2016.
He is known as the 'Rashtra Svamiji', a great social reformer. After Narendra Modi's electoral victory and assumption of the office of Prime Minister of India, Sri Vishvesha Tirtha Swamiji called on him, and blessed him to serve the people with courage and compassion.
- "HH Sri Vishvesha Tirtha Swamiji of Pejawar Mutt calls on PM". narendramodi.in. Retrieved 2014-08-14.