Sri Satyasandha Tirtha

|| Shri Satyasandha Teertha Gurubhyonamaha ||

|| Shri Gurubhyonamaha ||

|| Shri Hari Om ||

विष्णोः पदश्रित् गोव्रातैः स्वान्तध्वान्तनिवारकः।
श्रीसत्यसन्धसूर्योऽयं भासतां नो हृदम्बरे॥

||  viShNoH padashrit govrAtaiH svAntadhvAntanivArakaH .
shrIsatyasandhasUryo.ayaM bhAsatAM no hR^idambare ||


Introduction to Shri 1008 Shri Satyasandha Teertharu:

Shri Satyasanda Tirtha was the next pontiff to adore the seat of Sri Uttaradi Math after Shri Satyabodha Tirtha. He was ordained into sanyasa by the doyen of Madhva Philosophy Shri Satyabodha Teertharu. He was the pontiff of Shri Uttaradi Matha for 10 years, 2 months and 19 days.



Since Satyasanda Teertha was with his guru for many years at one place, he started his sanchara only after becoming a pontiff. At Pandarapur he got the darshan of Lord Vithala as a brahmachari.



During his sanchara, it so happened that on one day he had no flowers at all to offer to Moola Rama at the time of his daily worship. He could not get any flowers in spite of his best efforts. When he was thus worried, an old man appeared as if from no where with lotus flowers and offered them for the pooja and disappeared even as everyone was watching him.


Shri Satyasandha Teertha Swamiji felt supremely happy that Lord Moola Rama himself had sent these lotus flowers for his own worship. On this occasion, in his supreme happiness he offered all the lotuses to Moola Rama and other deities and found that he had none left to offer to Shri Sita. He was greatly worried. Miracle of miracles happened! A lotus flower jumped from Shri Moola Rama and sat on Shri Sita making him very happy.



When he visited Gaya, he found the Gayawallas did not allow him to enter the temple. They locked the temple doors. They said that they would not open the doors unless a large sum of money is paid. When swamiji went there, the doors burst open facilitating the devotees to do their shastric rites themselves without the involvement of Gayawallas. This happened day after day for seven days. When the gayawallas realised their loss as no pilgrims came to them, they pleaded to be excused for their arrogance.



When Shri Satyasandha Teertha visited Udupi, he met the pontiffs of the eight Mathas established specially for worship of the God in the Shri Krishna Matha. He spent some time there in scholarly discussions. He impressed the pontiffs with his superiority and knowledge of the Sastras, He was then cordially and respectfully invited to worship the Uttaradi Matha Samsthana Murthy one day each in everyone of the eight MAtha with their own Samsthana Murthy. He left Udupi after giving Udupi Krishna sizeable Kanike and deep sense of admiration in the hearts of the noble pontiffs.



On one occasion when he visited Sangli, he performed his daily worship of Samsthana deties in fort of the Vrindavana of Shri Satyavrata Teertharu, and did his Nyaya-Sudha pravachana. The Brindavana, shook extensively side to side, many times, as if nodding its head in great appreciation of the pooja and pravachana of this saint. This was seen by everyone present including the King Balaraj Urs. Everone present was all thrilled at this miracle and praised the greatness of Shri Satyasandha Teertha.



At this stage he knew he had only a few days left in his life. He installed Jhulupi Krishnacharya Balacharya to succed him with name of Shri Satyavara Tirtharu. He gave detailed instructions how his body, in case he passed away during sanchara, should be taken to Mahishi where he would like to have his Brindavana.



He advised everyone of his entourage and all the sishyas of Shri Uttaradi Matha and all the other Madhvas that they should all follow the example of himself and the two pontiffs of Shri Vyasaraya Matha and Shri Raghavendra Swamy Matha, who respect one another, not to have confrontations and differences among themselves but work for the good of the entire Madhwa community as such, as they were all, first and foremost, the followers of the great Acharya and that petty and narrow minded differences among them would do no good to any of them but weaken them in the long run.



Shri Satyasandha Vijaya is a hagiological work on Sri Satyasandhatirtharu. It records his pre and post sanyasa life giving details of his pooja, patha-pravachana, sanchara and brindavana. It also records many significant events that occured during his time.



Shri Satyasandha Vijaya describes two marvelous incidents one of Panduranga Vithala coming in the form of an old brahmin to receive Mudra from Shri Satyasandha Teertha swamiji and another as is already written is of Brindavana of Shri Satyavrata Teertha moving to and fro during the time of his puja and Bhashya pravachana.

|| Shri Krishnarpnamstu ||

Works by Shri Satyasandha Teertharu:

Among his great achievements is a commentary on Shri Vishnu - Sahasranama and Vishnustuti.

Contact Information:


Sri Satyasandha Tirtha Vrindavan,


Taluk: Tirthalli,

District: Shimoga,

State: Karnataka.

Phone: 08181 235059

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bhakrivadiraj  - 1008 sri sathyasanda thirtha sripadangalavaru   |Registered |2008-08-12 10:55:07
on 10th august I had great privelegeand ashirwada of srigalavaru to have
darshan of sri sathyasanda thirtharu.
during the rainy season water by
falling on the sheets make much unwanted noice. this is can be minimised by
constructing hollw glass brick work replacing zinc sheets along.
sri hari
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bhakrivadiraj  - anu bashyam with anuvada   |Registered |2009-03-19 19:58:32
namasthe srimadanda thirtha,nameshthe pranesha srimannarayana namo namah

please let me know whther anu bashyam with anuvada if available plese lead
kindly the light.
shriharsha1008  - prathimas of uttaradhimath   |Registered |2009-06-22 21:12:32
Respected sir,
I request you to enlighten me regarding all the
prathimas and saligramas that are being worshipped by our pointiff in the math
and enlighten me with the history of the prathimas{murthies)like moola
ramdevaru and sita devi etc.. and saligrams present in math.Plz notify
regarding this to me to my email if possible.Thank you...

R.P.Venkatesan  - Sandhyavandane meaning Book or CD   |Registered |2009-08-19 14:30:49
Hare Srinivasa. namaskara. I am 71yrs old and I am the sishya of
Sri.Raghukannachar and Murdi.Gururajachar.I am teaching our siddhantha and
guiding my relatives young and old.Now these educated boys want pramana for
everything.I want a Sandhyavandane book with full meaning.I have "Sandhya
Rahasya" of our math.But a book with word to word meaning and ref.will be of
great use to me where I can get.
Further in discussion forum I
replied to one reg. cooking in gas for naivedyam.I was asked not to write.Sorry
for writing.
with utmost regards,
prasanna venkatesa
raghutham  - mahishi   |Registered |2009-09-22 18:53:03
yesterday i came from mahishi.i've been following this place for more than 10
years.our family has grown pritty well because of shri stya sandha tirtha.
godhavari  - mahishi   |Registered |2010-04-28 05:28:54
Pl inform how to reach this sacred place from Shimoga and also Bruindavans of
other Swamigalu nearby this place. MURTHY HYDERABAD
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Sri Satyasandha Tirtha



Preceptor: Sri Satyabodha Tirtha

Pithadhipati: 10 Years , 17 Days

Aradhane: Jyeshtha Shuddha Dwitiya

Brindavana At: Mahishi

River: Tunga

District: Shimoga

State: Karnataka

Poorvasharama Name: Haveri Ramachandra Rao All rights reserved.
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