Sri Vidyakanta Theertharu
Sri Vidyakanta Theertha took Ashrama from Sri Vidyavallabha Theertha and is Twenty Eighth saint from Madhwacharya. Below is his brief introduction.
Period – 1812-1824
Poorvashrama Name – Nacchappacharya
Ashrama guru – Sri Vidyavallabha Theertha
Ashrama Shishya – Sri Vidyanidhi Theertha
Aradhana – Jeshta Shudha Navami
Vrundavana Place – Sosale
He was Poorvashrama relative of Sri Vidyavallabha Theertha. He also received honours from kings of Mysore, Kochi, Tiruvankore etc. he received villages like Halkurike Sarthanahalli as gifts from Mysore king. Samsthana main deity Sri Moola Gopalakrishna received vaijayantimala during his time. He wrote many Kannada songs after Sri Vyasaraja with ankita as “Vidyakanta”.
After handing over mahasamsthana to Sri Vidyanidhi Theertha, he entered Vrundavana at Sosale.