Sri Raghavendra Swamy-tdl

Sri Raghavendra Swamy

Sri Raghavendra Swamy (1595– 1671) was a Hindu researcher, scholar, and holy person. His assorted oeuvre incorporates discourses crafted by Madhva, Jayatirtha and Vyasatirtha, understanding of the Principal Upanishads from the point of view of Dvaita and a treatise on Purva Mimamsa. Guru Raghavendra Swamy filled in as the pontiff of the Madhvacharya Mutt at Kumbakonam from 1624 to 1671. Raghavendra was likewise a refined player of the Veena and he formed a few tunes under the name of Venu Gopala. His tomb at Mantralayam (Brindavana) attracts thousands of visitors every year. Sri Guru Raghavendra Swamy was born as Venkatanathan in the town of Bhuvanagiri, Tamil Nadu into a family of artists and researchers. His great-grandfather Krishnabhattar was a tutor to Vijayanagara king Krishnadeva Raya and his father Timmanacharya was an accomplished scholar and musician. After the fall of Vijayanagara empire, Timmanacharya migrated to Kanchi with his wife Gopikamba.