His Holiness 1008 Three Shree Sugunendra Theertha Swamiji , pointiff of Jagadguru Shree Madhwaacharya
Moola Mahaa Samsthanam. Shreemadupendra theertha Peetham.Shree Puthige Matha, Udupi , India is a visionary and modern thinker steep in tradition . His Holiness took " Sanyas" (renouncing worldly pleasures in exchange for service to mankind and Almighty) at the age of twelve.
He is considered as a "moving encyclopedia" of Indian philosophy and religious texts. His Holiness has been a promoter and teacher of non-violence. For him religion is a tremendous source of knowledge which can be used positively to overcome violence.
Religion , His Holiness says has a clear vision and can show path for world peace. Beside being a leader of ancient Hindu philosophy , His Holiness has taken up much needed mission - ecology and environment protection , as a part of his ascetic life . Even today He is busy distributing saplings for the growth of forest wealth . He has a target of distributing 10 million saplings in the coming years
In addition to the multifarious activities, His Holiness is the international president of World Conference of Religions for peace (WCRP) New York. His Holiness has been constantly delivering inspiring and enlightening discourses across the world to propagate universal brotherhood and world peace.
Being a Hindu spiritual leader and torch bearer of Dwaitha School of Philosophy , an harbinger of world peace from India , His Holiness is the 30th pontiff in the 750 years old illustrious and everlasting Indian Vedic traditional lineage of Jagadguru Shree Madhwacharya who propounded the Dwaitha school of philosophy in the 12th century A.D.
An erudite scholar , writer and orator, His Holiness has always been in the service of mankind and His multidimensional service activities are widespread across the globe.
His Holiness is having many branches for His Matha and one of them is very attractive at Puthige. On the banks of Suvarna river , near Udupi where Lord Ganapati appeared in the pillar about 500 years ago and has been ever since fulfilling aspirations of the devotees.
As per wishes of His Holiness , five lakh devotees the world over wrote Bhagavad Geetha , a boost to international world peace. To commemorate this historical and unique program, His Holiness constructed the Geetha Mandira at the divine place of Lord Shree Krishna at Udupi.
The foundation stone for the monument for propagation and research of Bhagavad Geetha was laid by H.E.Dr.S.D.Sharma , the president of India , and inaugurated by H.M. Shree Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev , the king of Nepal. This Geeta Mandir has become famous place for devotees and visitors.
Pranaprathista installation of a monolithic , 48 feet height idol of Lord Hanuman performed by His Holiness at Airport Road in New Delhi has become popular as " Sankashtahara Hanuman Mandir" in the capital city.
An exciting spiritual education is the potential weapon to preserve and propagate world peace and friendship. His Holiness is seen teaching higher Vedantha scriptures m Vedas , Upanishads , Brahmasutras , Nyayasudha , Tark , Meemamsa , Astrology and etc at the monastery at Puthige. His Holiness is continuing the ancient tradition of India in which "education" means absolute blessing of Guru.