Vishwabhooshana Teertha Swamiji

Sri Sri 108 Sri VishwabooshanaTeerthaSwamiji was initiated into Sanyasa by his Guru, Sri Sri 108 Sri VishweshaTeerthaSwamiji, the senior pontiff of the PejawaraMatha of Udipi in Tirumala in front of Lord Varahaswami and Lord Srinivasa on 28th January 1993. After taking Sanyasa, HH Sri Sri VishwabooshanaTeerthaSwamiji started the Ashrama. The Ashrama is totally independent from PejawaraMatha. The Ashrama is run by an independent trust and has its own charter.

Sri Sri VishwabooshanaTeerthaSwamiji comes from a traditional Madhwa Brahmin family from Kushtagi in Karnataka. He was named Srinivasa by his parents. Srinivasa did his early studies at Hyderabad. He was drawn towards spirituality since childhood. He joined the Sanskrit College, Vidyapeetha, Bangalore in 1976. Over the next 8 years, he studied Sanskrit and Sanathana Dharma at the Vidyapeetha. He gained expertise in Madhwacharya’s writings in addition to Vedas, Upanishads, Logic and Puranas.

The Bangalore Vidyapeetha was started by the veteran Pejawar Matha seer, Sri Sri VishweshaTeerthaSwamiji. Srinivasa came in touch with the seer during his study at the Vidyapeetha and spent the next 7 years with the seer on an extended gurukula. The seer gave him personal training in nyayasudha for two years. During the Chaturmasya at Badri in 1992, he performed Nyaya Sudhamangalam for him. As a part of the preparation for Sanyasa, Srinivasa did rigorous meditation at Hampi’s YantrodarakaPranadeva Temple for 48 days.

On 28th January 1993, the Pejawar seer gave sanyasadeeksha [initiation] to Srinivasa at Tirumala in front of Lord Varaha Swami and Lord Srinivasa and renamed him as VishwabhooshanaTeerthaSwamiji. During the Sanyasadeeksha, the Pejawar seer blessed VishwabhooshanaTeertha by giving pranavamantraupadesha and also gave Narasimha idol as a pradhanadevata. Lord Narasimha is worshipped at the Ashrama every-day.

VishwabhooshanaTeerthaSwamiji purchased a 3 acre plot and started the Ashrama in January 1994. The Madhwanarayana Trust was started & registered in 1994.