Sri Vidyadheesha Theertharu
Sri Vidyadheesha Theertha took Ashrama from Sri Vedavyasa Theertha. He comes in the lineage of Uttaradhi mutt.
Poorvashrama Name : Sri Narasimhacharya
Ashrama Guru : Sri Vedavyasa Theertha
Ashrama Shishya : Sri Vedanidhi Theertha
Aradhana : Pushya Bahula Chaturdashi
Vrundavana : Ekachakranagar
Sri Narasimhacharya was born with the blessings of Sri Vadiraja Theertha. He underwent his education under his father Ananda Bhattaraka. After becoming the head of Uttaradhi mutt, he travelled extensively all over India. He is believed to have installed the idols of Vishnu and Mukhyaprana in Penugonda. During his tour he reached Srirangapattana, where the king was facing eating problem. Swamiji helped him in getting rid of the problem. He has built one mutt in Gaya for performing rituals by the pilgrims. He also installed idol of Mukhyaprana in Gaya. He later visited Kashi and Badari etc. he wrote many works on dwaitha Siddhanta out of which “Vakhyartha Chandrika” is famous work which is commentary on Nyaya Sudha. He also wrote about ‘Tithi Nirnaya’ on ekadashi, Uttaradhi mutt follows this while calculating ekadashi. He got many sishyas who studied under him. They include Vedanidhi Theertha, Satyavratha Theertha, Narasimha Theertha, Madhusudana Bhikshu who are sanyasis and gruhasta sishyas include Pandurangi Kesavacharya, Yadavarya etc. After handing over the Peeta to Vedanidhi theertha he entered Vrundavana at Ekachakranagar near Kurukshetra. His Vrundavana is not traceable now, but his idol is kept at Ranibennur which is getting worshipped today.
వాక్యార్థచంద్రికాకారాన్ విద్యాధీశగురూన్ భజే
ವಾಕ್ಯಾರ್ಥಚಂದ್ರಿಕಾಕಾರಾನ್ ವಿದ್ಯಾಧೀಶಗುರೂನ್ ಭಜೇ
vAkyArthacaMdrikAkAraan vidyAdhISagurUn bhajE
Source: Uttaradhi mutt sampradaya paddathi, Guru Parampare by Krishna Kolhar Kulkarni, and other sources etc.