SRI SUBUDHENDRA THEERTHARU

His Holiness Sri Sri Sujayeendra Teertha Swamiji (1963-1986) was always known to foster knowledge and knowledge seekers. He was fond of Vedic Literature and always encouraged his younger son, Pandita Kesari and Mahamopadyaya Vidwan Raja S. Giri Acharya to learn the Shastras & to gain Vedic Wisdom. As indicated by his learned guru and father, Vidwan. Sri Raja S. GiriAcharya grew up to be a scholar of repute. In course of time, by the grace of Guru Sri Raghavendra, Raja S. GiriAcharya’s Wife Smt. Manjula Bai, gave birth to a son, Sri Raja S. Pavamanachar.

Sri Raja S. Pavamanacharya was born on Sri Virodhi Nama Samvatsara – Utharayana – Vasanta Rutu – Chaitra Masa  – Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi i.e. 9th of April, 1971 at Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, as was his upbringing, Vidwan Raja S. GiriAcharya and his wife Smt Manjulabai, brought up Sri Raja S. Pavamanacharya to respect Vedic knowledge and instilled a great sense of respect and interest in the shastras and Vedas. They guided him to upkeep Vedic tradition and study Sanskrit and Vedas as his pathway.

Noticing the keenness and grasping power of the young child, H H Sri Sujayeendra Teertha taught Sri Raja Pavamacharya, stotras and Kavyas. Learning Kannada, Telugu, Sanskrit and English during 12 years of Vedic education at Mantralaya’s Sri Gurusarvabhouma Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, Sri Raja S. Pavamanacharya learnt Dvaita Vedanta from his father Vidwan Raja S. Giri Acharya and Nyayashastra from renowned scholar Vidwan Goda Subrahmanya Shastri. He also completed Mimamsa Shastra education from Vidwan Sri Bala Subrahmanya Shastri and Vidwan Sri Peri Surya NarayanaShastri taught him Vyakarana Shastra.

Thus growing up under the tutelage of his Poorvashrama grandfather and Poorvashrama father, Sri Raja S. Pavamanacharya grew accustomed to the traditions and the mutt and also familiarised himself with Mantralayam and its surroundings. He was immensely interested in and whole-heartedly tool part in, all activities and functions of the mutt from a very young age.

At the appropriate time, Vidwan Raja S. GiriAcharya and Smt Manjulabai, got Sri Raja S. Pavamanacharya married to Kumari Viraja, daughter of Vidwan I.G. Sreenivachar and Smt Tarabai, descendants of Sri Vyasatatvagna (I.G.Achar), from venisomapura. Sri Raja S. Pavamanacharya has four children – 3 daughters and a son – Chi. Aparna, Chi. Abhijna, Chi. Anagha and Chi. Aprameya.

Being research oriented, Sri Raja S. Pavamacharya regularly participated in Srimat Sameera Samaya Vardhini a scholarly retreat organised by SRS Mutt. He gained a lot of knowledge from the scholarly debates he had with his father Vidwan Raja S. GiriAcharya. He started collecting a lot of books. He was the backbone of VYASA-DASA SAHITYA SAMANVAYA PEETHA and assisted his father in setting it up. It has a repository of over 40,000 books. He kept himself busy in collecting, researching & printing rare Dvaita philosophy books. He thus continued his service to Goddess Saraswati. His multilingualism skills- Sanskrit, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Tulu..Etc has earned him a lot of friends and respect in society.

 

The following is a brief list of his multiple contributions and achievements.

·        Serving as a teacher at Sri Gurusarvabhouma Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, Mantralaya.

·        Member of the Editorial board of Telugu Monthly Magazine – Sri Gurusarvabhouma.

·        Served as a writer, translator & editor of Sanskrit Kannada & Telugu Magazines

·        Publisher of Mantralaya’s Vyasa Dasa Samanvaya Peetha’s Almanac (Panchanga)

·        One of the chief propagators of Dvaita Philosophy throughout the country.

·        Represented Andhra Pradesh Govt. In the 10th Vishva Sanskrit Sammelana in 1997.

·        Member of Govt of Andhra Pradesh Endowment Commission’s Examination Board for Archaks from the period 1998 – 2000 and 2012 till May 2013

·        Chairperson of the Discussion Forums held by Karnataka Govt’s Kannada and Sanskrit Depts. in 2000.

·        Guest Reporter for Kannada daily –Samyukta Karnataka & monthly – Karmaveera.

·        Member of Lingasugur’s Sri Varadendra Haridasa Sahitya Mandali.

·        Counsels students who’ve just graduated to take up career in teaching and mentors the.

·        Regularly participated in Tiruchanoor’s Madhva Sidhanta Onahini Sabha.

·        Participated in various scholarly debates in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu and Maharashtra.

·        Chairman of Bala Maruti Vidyaniketan Scholl at Mantralayam.

·        Honourable president of Vyasa Dasa Sahitya Samanvyaya Peetha.

·        Member of Mantralayam Brahmana Sangha’s Advisory Board.

·        Research, preserve and publish Telugu, Kannada Sanskrit and other Indian Language’s Manuscripts (Ancient Indological works).

·        Author, editor and publisher of MANTRALAYAVANI, monthly magazine.

·        He gained popularity in Audio, Video & print media.

·        Endeavoured to protect Ancient, Historical and Religious Monuments.

·        Participated in VHP’s Gang Cauvery Yatra.

·        Participated in Ayodya Rama Shila Yatra

·        Participated in protesting against mining activities at Pajaka.

·        Strived to restore Ancient Temples.

·        Arranged for various medical camps to benefit the poor in and around Mantralayam.

·        Arranged for free medical treatment from doctors of Kurnool, Bellary & Raichur for people of Mantralaya.

·        Arranged for free eye camps and distribution of free glasses

·        Distributed free cycles to poor students of Mantralayam.

·        Distributed free books and writing material to school and college students.

·        Helped protect Mantralaya Mutt’s assets, patrolling the flood ravaged cold streets of Mantralayam during and after the floods in 2009.

·        Distributed free clothing, bed sheets, blankets, etcalong with vessels and other kitchen utensils to flood victims.

·        In recognition of his multifaceted skill sets, Sri Suyateendra Teertha Swamiji, pontiff of Sri Raghavendra Swamy Mutt, appointed him as Diwan of the Mutt in 2012.

·        Later, by the grace of and inspired by Shri Moola Ramachandra Devaru, Sri Raghavendra Teertharu, at the pious Hosaritti Kshetra, on 25th May 2013, Shri Suyateendra Teertharu bestowed sanyasa on Shri Raja S. Pavamanacharya and rechristened him as Sri Subudhendra Teertharu.

 

RECOGNITIONS RECEIVED

·        1993 –     Awarded ‘Nyaya Sudha Vidwan’ & Gold plate of Recognition by Udupi Shri Palimaru Matha’s Sri Vidyamanya Teertharu.

·        1994 –     Honoured by MadhvaSidhantonnahini

·        1995 –     Gold plate of recognition by Udupi Shri Palimaru Matha’s Sri Vidyamanya Teertharu.

·        1997 –     Gold plate of recognition by Madhvaradhanta Samvardhini

·        1998 –     Gold plate of recognition by Ahobila Matha Pontiff at Ahobila.

·        1999 –     Honoured by Pejavar Swamiji at Akhila Bharata Tatvagnaana Sammelana, Hampi.

·        2000 –     Honoured with Bharat Ratna Sri M Vishvesharya National Environment Ratna by National Pollution Control Board & ICC Board at Bangalore.

·        2000 –     Honoured by Sri Vishvesha Teertha Swamiji of Sri Vyasaraja Matha (Sosale)

·        2001 –     Honoured by Pontiff of Sripadaraja Matha at Mulbagilu.

·        2001 –     Honoured by Shri Sushameendra Teertha Swamiji during Bruhati Sahasra Yaga.

·        2013 –     Sri Vijayavittala Award in Gangavati as part of Sri Vijayadasara Aradhana Celebrations.