Sri Vidya Vachaspati Theertharu
Sri Vidya Vachaspati Theertha took Ashrama from Sri Vidya Payonidhi Theertha and is Thirty Ninth saint from Madhwacharya. Below is his brief introduction.
Period – 1997-2007
Poorvashrama Name – G.N. Jayatheerthacharya
Ashrama guru – Sri Vidya Payonidhi Theertha
Ashrama Shishya – Sri Vidya Manohara Theertha
Aradhana – Kartika Shudha Dwadashi
Vrundavana Place – Tirumakoodalu
Sri G N Jayatheerthacharya as born on 14-10-1923 at Talakadu. His Father name is Bhagavatha Saptaha Rathna Sri Gumballi Narasimhamurthachar and mother name is Smt Lakshminarasamma.
He studied is shastra education from his father who was a great pandit. He was expert in many languages like Kannada, Sanskrit, English, Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi.
He was conferred with many awards such as Sakala Bhasha Prabhanjana, Purusha Saraswathi, Mathatraya Bhashya Pravachana Bhaskara, Vedashastra bhooshana, sakala shastra tatva ratna, sakala shastra pandita ratna, shata shaastra pandita ratna, sanchaari Granthalaya, soori soorya, Geetopanyaasa visharada, etc.
Those who have done the felicitation and given the awards include –
Mantralaya Swamiji, Palghat Vidvat Mandali, King of Kochin, Kanchi Kama koti Peeta, Mysore Maharaja, Tanjavoor Maharaja, Tiruvankore Maharaja. This is only a sample list. There are more than 100 others apart from the list given.
He has done not less than 2000 Bhagavatha Saptaha and not less than 1000 discourses on Bhagavadgeetha at various places.
He was an expert in Pravachana of “Tiruppaavai”, a Tamil Vyakhyana on Bhagavatha.Even during his other Upanyaasas, he used to quote many narrations from Tiruppavai, that was his knowledge about Tamil grantha.
శుకశాస్త్ర సుధాంభోది చరంతం హంసపుంగవం
విద్యావాచస్పతిం వందే శ్రీకృష్ణపదసంశ్రితం
ಶುಕಶಾಸ್ತ್ರ ಸುಧಾಂಭೋದಿ ಚರಂತಂ ಹಂಸಪುಂಗವಂ
ವಿದ್ಯಾವಾಚಸ್ಪತಿಂ ವಂದೇ ಶ್ರೀಕೃಷ್ಣಪದಸಂಶ್ರಿತಂ
SukaSAstra sudhAMbhOdi caraMtaM haMsapuMgavaM
vidyAvAcaspatiM vaMdE SrIkRuShNapadasaMSritaM
After handing over mahasamsthana to Sri Vidya Manohara Theertha, he entered Vrundavana at Tirumakoodalu.