*Indian Saint 32
Raghavendra Swami (1595 – 1671)
Among the great Indian Hindu Saints gifted by our holy
Barata Matha, one is Srī Rāghavēndra Tīrtha born in
Fifteen Ninety Five and reached HIS feet in Sixteen Seventy one
Hindu scholar, theologian and saint. known asSudhā Parimaḷācārya
His diverse commentaries on the works of Madhva, Jayathirtha
And Vyasatirtha, interpretation of the Principal Upanishads as a Dwaithic
And a treatise on Purva Mimamsa. served as the pontiff of
Shri Kumbakonam Matha- Raghavendra Matha for half a decade.
An accomplished player of the Veena , composed several songs
Under the name of Venu Gopala. His shrine is at Mantralayam.
He was born as Venkatanatha in the town of Bhuvanagiri, Tamil Nadu
In a Kannada family of musicians and scholars. great-grandfather
Krishna Bhattar a tutor to Vijayanagara king Krishnadevaraya
His father Timman Acharya scholar and musician.
Venkatanatha was ordained as a monk in Sixteen Twenty one
After death of Sudhindra Tirtha in Sixteen Twenty Three
Succeeded him as the pontiff the mutt and became
Raghavendra Tirtha.took a pilgrimage to Udupi, Kolhapur and Bijapur.
And settled down in Mantralayam, presented by the Governor of Adoni.
Pujyaya Raghavendraya Sathya Dharma Rathayacha Bajatham Kalpa Vrukshaya Namatham Kamadehnave
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