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Raghaveshwara Bharathi

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Shri Raghaveshwara Bharathi ( Kannada: ಶ್ರೀ ರಾಘವೇಶ್ವರ ಭಾರತಿ ) or officially, Shree Shree Jagadguru Sri Shankaracharya Srimad Raghaveshwara Bharathi Swamiji is the present pontiff (Guru) of Shri Ramachandrapura Mutt, Hosanagara in Shimoga district in the Indian state of Karnataka.He is the 36th pontiff of the mutt. He took sannyasa from Late Shri Raghavendra Bharati, the previous pontiff, in April 1994. He is the follower of Advaita Vedanta. Shree Swamiji in his early days before taking initiation was known by the name Hareesha Sharma. He was born in the village called Chaduravalli, Sagara Taluk, Shimoga District in Karnataka as a Havyaka Brahmin. After the Samadhi (death) of Sri Raghavendra Bharathi Sri Raghaveshwara Bharathi was crowned in as the seer at his young age of 23 years. Since then he is known for pious nature and various social activities. He is a very popular sanyasi. He stresses the need to protect Vedic culture, and its activities along with other social activities. He started and his matha maintains many educational institutions including Shri Bharathi Vidyalaya in Bangalore, Shri Bharathi College at Mangalore, Shri Bharathi Vidyapeetha in Badiyadka, many temples  ( Wikipedia article )

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