Friday, January 23, 2015

Sringeri's New Bala Periyava!

Sri Guru Pahimam - Paramadhayalo Pahimam!

Dakshinamnaya Sri Sharada Peethadhipati Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamigal has announced His Shishya Sweekara. Sri Kuppa Venkatesha Prasada Sharma to be His Uttaradhikari - the successor-designate to the Dakshinamnaya Sri Sharada Peetham. He will be the 37th Acharya in the Sringeri  lineage of Acharyas. He is 22 years Aged. He had his school education at Hyderabad,and then studied at Veda Patashala at Tirupathi. For the last 5 years He is in Sringeri and expertised on Sasthras, Thargam, Meemamsam etc.,

His parents are Sri Siva Subramanya Avadhanigal and Smt Sita Nagalakshmi.The would-be Acharya's parents and family are very well known to Kanchi Periyavas. He used to fluently chant 'Atharvana Veda' during the present Sringeri Acharya's chathurmasya stay in Madras couple of years ago.The present Swamiji's parents (along with their Son before becoming Sanyasi) have done Pada Puja to HH Sri Mahaperiyava when HH toured AP with HH Pudhu Periayava.Brahmachari Sri Kuppa Venkateshwara Prasada Sharma was born in Tirupati in 1993 to Sri Kuppa Shivasubrahmanya Avadhani and Smt. Seetha Nagalakshmi. He belongs to the Kaundinya Gotra and is a native of Anantavaram, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh. The Brahmachari had his Upanayanam at the age of five and began his first lessons in Krishna Yajur Veda under his grandfather and Yajur Vedic scholar, Sri Kuppa Ramagopala Vajapeyayaaji. He continued his Vedic education up to Krishna Yajur Veda Kramanta under his illustrious father, who is currently serving as Principal of TTD Veda Pathashala in Tirumala and as Project Officer in Dharma Prachara Parishad managed by TTD.

Born in a family of disciples of the Sringeri Jagadguru, the Brahmachari had accompanied his father while the latter had come to Sringeri to participate in Dharmic activities in the years 2006, 2008 and 2009. The Darshan of Jagadguru Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji during these visits made a profound impact on the Brahmachari. The Brahmachari expressed his desire of studying Shastras directly under the Jagadguru in early 2009. With the blessings and consent of Jagadguru Mahaswamiji, the Brahmachari took refuge under His Lotus Feet of the in June 2009. Under the tutelage of the Jagadguru, the Brahmachari mastered the Sanskrit language. Then, the Jagadguru Himself taught the Brahmachari the entire Tarka Shastra. The Brahmachari is endowed with Guru Bhakti, scholarship in the Vedas and Shastras, adherence to tradition and dispassion.

Sishya sweekaram is slated to be on Jan 22nd and Jan 23rd, and Sanyasa day is on Jan 23rd, 2015 at Sringeri!. The next 3 days are the 125th year celebrations of Sringeri 

Patashala which was started by His Holiness Sri Sri Sachidananda Shivabinava Narasimha Bharathi Mahaswamigal.

All are requested to attend the function and obtain the Graces of the Acharyas and be blessed!

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