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 Ac...
Shri Puthige Matha is one among the eight Mathas that was established by Shri Madhwacharaya to perform the rituals to Lord Shri Krishna at Shri Krishna Math, Udupi and also to propagate Dwaitha philosophy. The main branch of Shri Puthige Math is located in a village called Puthige, which is about 20 Kms away from Udupi and hence derives its name. Every Math gets an opportunity to manage the activities of Shri Krishna Math and to perform rituals to Lord Shri Krishna for a term of two consecutive years. Shri Puthige Math takes charge of management for every fourth term.Last Paryaya (Alternation): January, 2008 – January, 2010. Next Paryaya (Alternation): January, 2024- January, 2026.
First Pontiff: Shri Upendra Theertha Swamiji Present Pontiff: Shri Sugunendra Theertha Swamiji
Junior Pontiff: Shri Sushreendra Theertha Swamiji
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Shri Sugunendra Theertha Swamiji of Puthige Math accepted 27-year-old Shri Sushreendra Theertha as his successor, the 30th seer in the lineage or 'guru parampara’ of Puthige Math. Prashanth Acharya is renamed as 'Shri Sushreendra Theertha' on auspicious occasions. He is the eldest son of Shri. Gururaja Acharya and Smt.Vinuta Acharya of Udupi. He had his early education at Indrali English Medium School, Udupi, and Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva Vidyakendra, Alike.