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Kashi Math

SHREE KASHI MATH

 

            Shree Kashi Mutt belongs to Vaishnava tradition. As per request by Gowda

Saraswat Samaj, Srimat Vijayeendra Tirtha Swamiji of Kumbhakonam mutt, on orders

from his Guru Shreemat Sureendra Tirtha Swamiji, gave sanyasa deeksha to a Gowda

Saraswat vatu from Kochi in 1542 at Kashi and named him Shreemat Yadavendra Tirtha.

He is the first Guru of Shree Kashi Mutt. Shreemat Sudhindra Tirtha Swamiji, 20th in

this Guru parampara is the present Peetadhipati.

 

            Mutt’s Upasya Deva is Shree Vyasa Raghupati and Shree Narasimha Deva.

Mutt’s branches:

 

1) Ambalamedu          2)Bangalore                 3) Basrur                     4) Bantwala    

5) Hemmadi                6) Bhagamandal          7) Bhatkal                   8) Dahisar (Mumbai)  

9) Bandoda (Goa)       10) Kalpi                     11) Karkala                 12) Khed        

13) Konchadi              14) Kota                      15) Chennai                 16) Manjeshwar

17) Nagpur                  18) Nasik                     19) Nayampalli            20) Palliport

21) Prayag (Allahabad)                                   22) Rameshwar           23) Shirva

24) Sasthan                 25) Haridwar               26) Suratkal                 27) Tirupati

28) Kallikote               29) Walkeshwar (Mumbai)                             30) Hubballi

 

 

            In Mangalore Sri Srinivasa Nigamagama school is conducted on behalf of the

mutt. Here, students are provided vaidik education and taught systems of puja etc.

 

            Shree Sukrateendra Balakashram in Srinivasashrama of Karkala, Shree

Bhuvanendra Balakashrama of Basroor and Shree Varadendra Balashrama of

Ambalmedu provide free education (upto metriculation), boarding and lodging to students

of Gowda Saraswat Samaj. In Dahisar (Mumbai) Shree Varadendra Charitable Trust

provides medical aid to the public. Also in Dahisar a magnificent mandir, dedicated to

Shree Vittala Rakumai built in mutt premises has turned out to be a veritable hub of social,

cultural and religious activities of Gowda Saraswats, and a favourite of local communities.

 

            In Haridwar mutt, a medical centre called Shree Madhavendra Charitable Hospital

provides medical facility to locals. Mutt has a goshala (cow shed) here. Every day

annadana (food distribution) is provided on behalf of the mutt.

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