Dakshinamnaya Sri Sharada Peethadhipati Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Sri Bharati
Tirtha Mahaswamigal has announced His Shishya Sweekara. Sri Kuppa Venkatesha
Prasada Sharma to be His Uttaradhikari - the successor-designate to the Dakshinamnaya
Sri Sharada Peetham. He will be the 37th Acharya in the Sringeri lineage of Acharyas. He
is 22 years Aged. He had his school education at Hyderabad,and then studied at Veda
Patashala at Tirupathi. For the last 5 years He is in Sringeri and expertised on Sasthras,
Thargam, Meemamsam etc.,
His parents are Sri Siva Subramanya Avadhanigal and Smt Sita Nagalakshmi.The would-
be Acharya's parents and family are very well known to Kanchi Periyavas. He
chathurmasya stay in Madras couple of years ago.The present Swamiji's parents (along
with their Son before becoming Sanyasi) have done Pada Puja to HH Sri Mahaperiyava
when HH toured AP with HH Pudhu Periayava.
Kaundinya Gotra and is a native of Anantavaram, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh. The
Brahmachari had his Upanayanam at the age of five and began his first lessons in Krishna
Yajur Veda under his grandfather and Yajur Vedic scholar, Sri Kuppa Ramagopala
Vajapeyayaaji. He continued his Vedic education up to Krishna Yajur Veda Kramanta under
his illustrious father, who is currently serving as Principal of TTD Veda Pathashala in
Tirumala and as Project Officer in Dharma Prachara Parishad managed by TTD.
Born in a family of disciples of the Sringeri Jagadguru, the Brahmachari had accompanied
his father while the latter had come to Sringeri to participate in Dharmic activities in the
years 2006, 2008 and 2009. The Darshan of Jagadguru Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji
during these visits made a profound impact on the Brahmachari. The Brahmachari
expressed his desire of studying Shastras directly under the Jagadguru in early 2009. With
the blessings and consent of Jagadguru Mahaswamiji, the Brahmachari took refuge under
His Lotus Feet of the in June 2009. Under the tutelage of the Jagadguru, the Brahmachari
mastered the Sanskrit language. Then, the Jagadguru Himself taught the Brahmachari the
entire Tarka Shastra. The Brahmachari is endowed with Guru Bhakti, scholarship in the
Vedas and Shastras, adherence to tradition and dispassion.
Sishya sweekaram is slated to be on Jan 22nd and Jan 23rd, and Sanyasa day is on Jan
23rd, 2015 at Sringeri!. The next 3 days are the 125th year celebrations of Sringeri
Patashala which was started by His Holiness Sri Sri Sachidananda Shivabinava Narasimha
Sringeri Jagathguru Pahimam
Bharathi Theertha Pahimam!
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