678 years ago, Jagadguru Sri vidyaranya swami travelled throughout India and firmly established the correct import of Vedanta as Advaita of Sri Shankaracharya, with remarkable foresight, established the raja peetham at hampi as hampi virupaksha maha samsthanam to uphold the hoary tradition of Sanatana Dharma that He had revived and to deliver the teachings across generations to come.
From these times, the Jagadgurus started taking active steps towards the propagation of Sanatana Dharma, primarily by undertaking Vijaya Yatras for 8months and 4 months chaturmasya at hampi and benefitting a greater section of the society.
Over the last couple of decades, the activities of the Peetham towards the sustenance and propagation of Sanatana Dharma have intensified. The Jagadgurus of the Peetham began touring extensively establishing branches of Sri virupaksha vidyaranya Peetham, and setting up traditional and sacred gosalalas and mutts.

In the present-day, in an increasingly adhesive society where barriers of distances and boundaries are being broken and the world is evolving into a global village, the Peetham has widened its areas of contribution to involve education, healthcare, and many social and activities.

The activities of the Peetham take place through the bhakta pariwar in the following states of andhrapradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra under the direction and inspiring guidance of the Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri vidyaranya Bharati Mahaswamiji.

This section of the website describes the Peetham’s activities that have evolved over the centuries, while remaining under the scope set by its great founder, Sri vidyaranya swami the sustenance and propagation of Sanatana Dharma and the chatur veda bhasya kartha and the founder the only hindu kingdom vijayanagara empire.

Sri Vidyaranya Swami


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Sri Sri Sri Vidyaranya Bharathi Swami