The passing away of a scholar

He ascended the holy peetha of the Mantralaya matha after a long and distinguished academic career. He joined a Vidyapeetha in Bangalore first as a teacher and then went on to become its principal.

After his retirement as a Principal, he decided to dedicate his life to the service of Raghavendra Swamy or Rayaru. Impressed by his devotion to Rayaru and his dedication to the cause of Madhwa philosophy, Sushemendra Theertha, the then pontiff of the Mantralaya Matha (Sri Raghavendra Swamy Mantralaya Matha) chose him as his successor. He then came to be known as Suyatheerdra Theertha.

Suyatheendra Theertha ascended the Mantralaya Matha peetha after Sushemendra Theerthe entered Brindavana in Mantralaya in 2009. Suyatheendra Theertha entered Brindavana just a few days ago at Mantralaya and he was laid to rest next to the Brindavana of his ashrama Gurugalu, Sushemendr Theertha.

He was born as Susheelendracharya in Pete Alur in Mundargi taluk of Gadag district. His parents were Ananthacharya and Yamunabai of Gouthama Gothra and they belonged to the ‘Beegamudre’ family which is the poorvashrama lineage of  Raghavendra Swamy himself.

Susheelendracharya completed his primary education at Pete Alur and high school at Mundargi. He did his BSc from Karnatak university, Dharwad. He came to Bangalore and completed B.Ed. He also completed AMIE which is equivalent to Bachelor’s degree in Engineering.

Susheelendracharya studied Sahitya and Veda under Suyameendra Theertha and Nyaya Sudha and other Shastras by Ramacharya, a scholar at the Mantralaya Mutt.

He then joined Bharatheeya Samskruthi Vidyapeetha of Bangalore as a teacher for thirty years after which he was elevated as its principal.  He served as the  principal for sic years.

After his retirement, Susheelendracharya was appointed by Sushameendra Theertha, the pontiff of the Mantralaya Matha, as the Dharmadhikari at the Seethapathi Agrahara branch of the Mutha in Bangalore. Subsequently, he became the Dewan of the Mantralaya Matha.

On 4-7-2006, Susheelendracharya was appointed as the junior seer of the Mantralaya Matha. He was renamed as Suyatheendra Theertha.

On March 21, the Suyatheendra Theertha passed away just after midnight. He had earlier on the day participated in matha rituals and pooje. He entered Brindavana in Mantralaya itself.    

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