Re: Sreemath Hariharapura
Yes, the Tercentenary year (2008-2009) of the Chituapur Saraswat Math was celebrated recently. To my
knowledge the Math was without a guru for close to half a century, when their guru at his old age, left
Goa for Varanasi due to the atrocities of the Portuguese government and neither he could return nor he
could appoint his successor before leaving Goa. The Sringeri math helped that community to have a new
guru ordained at that time three centuries ago. Again towards the end of the twentieth century the
previous guru passed away at his young age without nominating a successor and the Sringeri Math helped in
ordination of a new guru, respected Sadyojat Sankarashramji, Probably he too qualifies to be called a Sankaracharya.
Sunil K. Bhattacharjya
--- On Fri, 4/15/11, Praveen R. Bhat <bhatpraveen@...> wrote:
From: Praveen R. Bhat <bhatpraveen@...>
Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Sreemath Hariharapura
To: "A discussion group for Advaita Vedanta" <advaita-l@...ta.org>
Date: Friday, April 15, 2011, 8:03 PM
There are also some other maThAs that the jagatgurus of Sringeri have helped
set up for particular communities such as the Chitrapur maTha of the
Saraswat community at Shirali, or the daivajna maTha at Karki, vaishya maTha
at Haldipur, etc.
The Havyaka maThas mentioned by Vidyasankarji are also followed by
Ramakshatriyas, Sheeligas, Siddhis, Marathis, Goulis, Bhandaris and Kunbis.