Satyatma Tirtha

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Shri Shri 1008 Shri Satyatma Tirtha Shripad[1]
Sri Satyatma Tirtha in 2014
Birth Date(1973-03-08)8 March 1973
Mumbai, Maharashtra
Birth nameSarvajnacharya Guttal
Guru/teacherSatyapramoda Tirtha
PhilosophyDvaita Vedanta
Titles/honorsAbhinava Raghūttama

Sri Satyatma Tirtha, is an Indian Hindu philosopher, guru and scholar. He is the Swamiji of the Sri Uttaradi Matha, a Matha belonging to the Dvaita school of philosophy, founded by Sri Madhvacharya. Sri Satyatma Tirtha is the 42nd in the lineage of the Uttaradi Matha, starting from Madhvacharya. Satyatma Tirtha was born in Mumbai, India.[2][3][4][5] He is the founder of Vishwa Madhwa Maha Parishat.[6]

Social responsibility[change | change source]

Shri Satyatma Tirtha, through Uttaradi Math, encouraged water harvesting and management expert, the waterman of India and Ramon Magsaysay Award winner Rajendra Singh to give lecture on water conservation and other topics.[7] Through Uttaradi Math and jointly with Vishwa Madhva Maha Parishat, he is instrumental in helping needy students every year to the tune of Rs.5.00 lakhs (About US$10,000).[8]

Flood relief[change | change source]

He has supplied relief materials to flood victims of Bellary, Bijapur, Raichur and Bagalkot districts during 2009 floods and also took measures to construct 100 low cost houses to those who lost houses in the flood.[8] He has also adopted a rural village in Raichur, Karnataka[3] for integrated development of the village. He is reportedly trying to redefine the role of religious 'math' in modern day society, so that present day 'math' should try to get rid of evils of modern society.[3]

Spiritual discourses[change | change source]

His spiritual discourses (pravachana) attract large gatherings, mainly from followers of Madhvacharya and he specialises in talks on Vedic subjects.[9] He has given spiritual discourses at several places like Bangalore,[10] Gulbarga, Malkheda, Udupi, Rajahmundry,[9] Hyderabad (India),[3] Pune,[4] Raichur,[3] Dharwad[3] and Chennai.[3] He has also conducted personality development programmes and has written several books on topics like personality development, religion and philosophy.[11] Satyatma Tirtha, as the present head of Uttaradi Matha, has also encouraged other authors to write books on religious experiences.[12]

References[change | change source]

  1. Bhushan 2005, p. 193.
  2. Sharma 2000, p. 650.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 "For Preservation of Dharma". The Hindu (Hyderabad). 5 March 2003. Retrieved 5 September 2012.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Times news network (4 September 2008). "City plays host to Uttaradi pontiff's religious rite". The Times of India (Pune). Retrieved 16 September 2012.
  5. Naqvī & Rao 2005, p. 780.
  6. Radhavallabh Tripathi (2012). Ṣaṣṭyabdasaṃskr̥tam: India. Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan. p. 204. ISBN 978-81-246-0629-2. VISHVA MADHWA MAHA PARISHAT, BANGALORE Founded by pontiff of Sri Uttaradi Mutt, Sri Satyatmathirta Swamiji
  7. Express News Service, newindianexpress.com (13 August 2012). "Save Arkavathi, Kumudvathi basins, says Rajendra Singh". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 5 September 2012.
  8. 8.0 8.1 correspondent, Staff (12 October 2009). "Math to construct houses for flood affected". The Hindu. Retrieved 5 September 2012.
  9. 9.0 9.1 staff reporter, thehindu.com (3 February 2012). "Protect Vedic Dharma, Youth told". The Hindu. Retrieved 5 September 2012.
  10. thehindu.com (7 August 2012). "Spiritual Discourse". The Hindu, Bangalore. Retrieved 5 September 2012.
  11. MyLib.in: Online Book Library in Bangalore, Corporate Library solutions
  12. Prasad, PVRK (IAS) (2008). When I saw Tirupati Balaji (2008 ed.). ISBN 978-81-212-0933-5. Retrieved 19 September 2012.

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