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Shri Puthige Math

The main branch of Shri Puthige Matha is in the village by name Puthige. The idol of Vithal with Rukmini and Satyabhama gifted to the first pontiff Sri Upendra Tirtha by the Acharya Madhva is worshipped here.The idol has a smiling face with conch in one hand. The other hand with abhaya mudra is placed on the waist. Since other two Matha's also have the idol of Vithala, the idol of this Matha is known as Upendra Vithala to distinguish this from the other idols as the one worshipped by the pontiff Upendra Tirtha. The 29th swamiji in the lineage Shri Sugunendra Tirtha is the present pontiff. He was initiated into the order at the age of 13 on the 8th April, 1974.