॥ आसेतोरातुषाराद्रेर्योदिशो जितवान् मुहुः।
सत्यध्यानगुरुः पातु यतीन्द्रैरपि पूजितः॥
|| AsetorAtuShArAdreryodisho jitavAn muhuH |
satyadhyAnaguruH pAtu yatIndrairapi pUjitaH ||
Shri 1008 Shri Satyadhyana Teertharu was born in an ancient family of erudite scholars in a village called Chikkodi, Karnataka state in 1872. It is a prestige and honor to the family. His purvashrama name was Sethuramacharya, his father's name was Jayacharya.
As usual in all orthodox Brahmin families, Sethurama had his Brahmopadesa at the age of 8 and started his serious studies in Sanskrit language and shastras under the guidance of his father who was a great scholar himself. Sethurama continued to study under his father and other well known pundits of the day. He was extremely intelligent and became an accomplished, erudite scholar in all branches of Indian philosophy, grammar and literature in Sanskrit before he completed his 20th year. He would pick up any gauntlet thrown by any adversary in any branch of orthodox learning and win a resounding victory over him. He was married and lead a normal life of a learned Brahmin householder, teaching Shastras to many students and scholars.
At the age of 40, in 1912 he entered the fourth Ashrama, Sannyasa, and became Satyadhyana Teertharu by name and Peethadhipathi of Uttaradhi Matha.
Shri Satyadhyana Tirtharu was a prince among scholars and a great lover of his students. He was prepared to help any one who wished to learn true philosophy to any extent. The great services he rendered to the Indian Philosophy are Writing of books and teaching of philosophy in kannada so that even the very ordinary person who is interested in philosophy could have access to all the high and profound ideas of philosophy which are available only in great works on the subject in difficult Sanskrit. Shri Satyadhyana Tirtharu was the author of the following books. Sanskrit: 1.GitSarasangraha 2.GitaPradhipadharthaChandrika 3.BhedaParanyevaKhaluBrahmaSuthrani 4. Chandrika Mandanam Kannada: 1. Sabhasara Sangraha Part-I (Civil Suit) II, and III 2. Geethopanyasagalu
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