Raghaveshwara Bharathi Philosopher
Shri Raghaveshwara Bharathi ( Kannada: ಶ್ರೀ ರಾಘವೇಶ್ವರ ಭಾರತಿ ) or officially, Shree Shree Jagadguru Sri Shankaracharya Srimad Raghaveshwara Bharathi Swamiji is the present pontiff (Guru) of Ramachandrapura Mutt. He is the 36th pontiff in the unbroken lineage of the mutt. His holiness took sannyasa from Late Shri Raghavendra Bharati, the previous pontiff, in April 1994. Since his ascent in April 1999, the pontiff is working for spirutual progress. Swamiji's intellectual and spiritual strength, moral vision, love and compassion have made him popular. Shree Swamiji in his supposed prior life was known by the name Hareesha Sharma . He was born in the village called Chaduravalli, Sagara Taluk, Shimoga District in Karnataka. He had the formal education until high school. He had his vedic education in Gokarna and Varnasi and at the age of 18 years he took sannyasa from His Holiness Brahmaikya Shree Shree Raghavendra Bharati Swamiji and further continued the vedic education in Mysore. After the Samadhi (death) of Sri Raghavendra Bharathi Sri Raghaveshwara Bharathi was crowned in as the seer at his young age of 23 years.