RAJAGURUS/JAGADGURUS

  • Avidyaranya kaanthare bramanthaam praninaam sada, Vidya margopadestaram vidyaranya gurum sreye.

  • Namami shankaracharyam sarva lokaika pujitham, Bhaje sri vidyaranya bharati maha swami virupaksha peetha sadgurum.

In our Indian tradition, a very high position has been accorded to the Guru. Without the grace of the Guru, no one can attain fulfilment of the purpose of life. We all desire Moksha, and the sole means to its attainment is Jnana (knowledge). The Veda says It is only by knowing the Supreme Brahman that one attains immortality. There is no other path.

How can that knowledge be obtained by us? Can it be got by perusal of texts? No, this knowledge can be procured only from a Guru. In the Upanishads, we hear of holy ones going to Gurus who are well versed in the scriptures and established in the Supreme and making a request of the form, O Guru! Please impart knowledge to me. Even though the Rishis seeking knowledge may have been scholarly, it is certain that their acquisition of knowledge was solely dependent on their seeking it from a Guru. Only that knowledge which is obtained from the lotus mouth of the Guru is potent. Sans a Guru, no matter how many texts we may delve into, we cannot attain that knowledge. There is a hoary tradition everywhere which can be learnt only from the Guru.

Sri Sri Sri Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Hampi Virupaksha Vidyaranya Mahasamsthanam Guru Parampara



Sl No Name Period in Yrs Attainment day Samadhi place State
1 Sri Adi-Shankaracharya 788-820 Kailas
2 Sri Sureshwaracharya Kashi U.P
3 Sri Nitya Bhogagana charya Sringeri KAR
4 Sri Gnyanoganacharya Viroopaksham KAR
5 Sri Gnyanottamacharya Sringeri KAR
6 Sri Gnyanagiri Avanti M.P
7 Sri Nrushimhagiri Brahmavartam U.P
8 Sri Ishwara Teertha Naimilam
9 Sri Nrushimha Teertha Ayodhya U.P
10 Sri Vidyashankara Teertha Sringeri KAR
11 Sri Bharati Krishna Teertha Dwaraka GUJ
12 Sri Vidyaranya 1268-13957 Yuva vaishakha Su.3 Viroopaksham KAR
13 Sri Nrusimha Bharati 16 1395-1-410 Vikruti Jyestha sukla 15 Viroopaksham KAR
14 Sri Surendra Bharati 14 1410--1423 Sobha Krit Jyestha sukla 6 Viroopaksham KAR
15 Sri Shankara Bharati 18 1423-1440 Raudri vaishakha B 10 Gokarnam KAR
16 Sri Nrusimha Bharati 10 1440-1449 sukla vaishakha S 9 Viroopaksha KAR
17 Sri Sachhidanamda Bharati 13 1449-1461 Vrusha Ashada sukla 13 Viroopaksha KAR
18 Sri Shankara Bharati 15 1461-1461 Manmatha Sravana sukla 5 Rameshwaram T.N
19 Sri Vidyaranya Bharati 20 1475-1494 Anamda Sravana sukla 5 Srislailam A.P
20 Sri Nrusimha Bharati 9 1494-1502 Dumdughi chatra B 13 Viroopaksha KAR
21 Sri Shankara Bharati 10 1502-1511 Prajotpatti Chaitra B 5 Gautami teeram KAR
22 Sri Sachhidanamda Bharati 13 1511-1523 Chitra Bhanu Palghuna sukla 5 Ahobilam A.P
23 Sri Vidyaranya Bharati 15 1523-1538 Haimalamba Magha B 13 Viroopaksha KAR
24 Sri Shankara Bharati 15 1538-1552 Pariddha Vibhadra Sukla 3 Viroopaksha KAR
25 Sri Sachhidanamda Bharati 8 1552-1559 Siddarthi Ashada sukla 12 Viroopaksha KAR
26 Sri Sadanamda Bharati 10 1559-1568 Vibhava Jestha sukla 9 Gokarnam KAR
27 Sri Shankara Bharati 14 1568-1581 Vrusha Vaishakasukla 7 Pinakini teeram A.P
28 Sri Nrusimha Bharati 5 1581-1585 Partieeva Jestha sukla 10 Viroopaksha KAR
29 Sri Vidyaranya Bharati 12 1585-1596 Durmukhi Margashira sukla 1 Viroopaksha KAR
30 Sri Vidya Nrushimha Bharati 8 1596-1604 Krothi Badra Sukla 15 Viroopaksha KAR
31 Sri Sadanamda Bharati 18 1604-1621 Durmathi jeshta sukla 9 Gokarnam KAR
32 Sri Shankara Bharati 25 1621-1645 Parthava sravana B 10 Kapptrala A.P
33 Sri Vidyabhinava Shankara 28 1645-1672 Parithavisravana B 9 Viroopaksha KAR
34 Sri Uddanda Nrushimha Bharati 29 1672-1700 Vikramashada B 11 Viroopaksha KAR
35 Sri Vidya Shankara Bharati 4 1700-1703 Subhanubadra sukla 15 Viroopaksha KAR
36 Sri Nrusimha Bharati 36 1703-1738 Kala yukti Bhadra sukla 15 Viroopaksha KAR
37 Sri Vidyaranya Bharati 2 1738-1740 Daudri sharavana B 42 Viroopaksha KAR
38 Sri Uddamda Shamkara Bharati 12 1740-1751 Prajotpatti Badra Sukla 5 Viroopaksha KAR
39 Sri Nrusimha Bharati 5 1751-1755 yuva Ashiveeja B 8 Rayadurga A.P
40 Sri Abhinava Shamkara Bharati 9 1755-1763 Subhanubadra B 10 Viroopaksha KAR
41 Sri Uddanda Nrushimha Bharati 8 1763-1770 Vikruti Bhadra B 12 Yenka Palli A.P1
42 Sri Vidyaranya Bharati 14 1770-1784 Shobha Krit Phalguna sukla 8 Alampoor A.P
43 Sri Abhinava Shamkara Bharati 9 1784-1792 Parithavi Chaitra sukla 13 Mahadeva Puram A.P
44 Sri Uddanda Nrushimha Bharati 10 1792- 1801 Durmathi Badra sukla 12 Atee Nagaram A.P
45 Vidyaranya Bharati 6 1801- 1806 Akshya Jestha B 30 Aita bad A.P
46 Sri Abhinava Shamkara Bharati 8 1806- 1814 Sri Mukha Magha sukla Kannepali A.P
47 Sri Abhinavodamda Nrusimha Bharati 27 1814- 1841 Sharva di Palghuna Sukla 12 Kaudinya Kshetra M.A.R
48 Sri Abhinava Vidyaranya Bharati 18 1841- 1859 Kala yukt marga Sheersha B 12 Takkala kota KAR
49 Sri Vidya Shamkara Bharati 3 1859-1861 Durmati marga sheersha B122 Gudi gunta
50 Sri Abhinavodamda Nrusimha Bharati 3 1861-1864 Raktakshi ashva yuja sulkla 12 Papanna Peta A.P
51 Sri Abhinava Vidyaranya Bharati 5 1864-1869 Vibhava Magha sukla 8 Takli MAR
52 Sri Abhinava Vidyaranya Bharati 4M 1869-1869 Sukla Jeshtha Sukla 7 Kuhana
53 Sri Uddamda Vidya Nrushimha Bharati 5 1869-1882 Khara Jeshtha sukla 14 Pyapali A.P
54 Sri Vidyaranya Bharati 43 1882- 1924 Raktakshi Sravana B 30 Yenka Palli A.P
55 Sri Sachhidanamdabhinava Shamkara Bharati 52 1924- 1976 Pairigala Vishakha Sukla 13 Viroopaksha KAR
56 Sri Madabhinavoddamda Nrusimha Bharati 25 1976-2000 Vikrama Sravana B 1 Viroopaksha KAR
57 Sri Vidyaranya Bharati Present Pontiff

U.P- Uttar Pradesh A.P - Andhra Pradesh MAR- Maha Rasthra KAR- Karnataka MP- Madhya Pradesh TN- Tamil Nadu