Kashi Math Samsthan
The Saintly Vijayendra Tirtha Swamiji, whose service have been requisitioned from the Vyasaraya Math by Surendra Tirtha of Kumbakonam Math to defeat a Lingayat Guru of Kumbakonam in a discussion and who succeeded him as Guru of Kumbakonam Math.
The Cochin Gowda Saraswats invited Sri Vijayindra Thirtha to Cochin for Chathurmasya Vrita in 1539–1540. They requested him to take a Saraswata boy to give sanyasashrama. He Selected Sri Hanumantha Bhaktha and who was taken to Kumbakonam Math and was carefully educated in Kumbakonam Math as Yadavendra Tirtha.
Yadavendra Tirtha refused to take any disciple to succeed Vijayendra Thirtha as the guru of Kumbakonam Math as his predecessor Surendra Thirtha had already taken Sudindra Thirtha to succeed Vijayendra Thirtha. Thus, Shri Kashi Math, was founded in 1542 AD and the first Swamiji, Yadavendra Tirtha was given Deeksha by Shrimat Vijayindra Tirtha Swamiji of Kumbhakonam Math. The saraswat people of South Kanara and Kerala transferred into this new Math.
Shree Surendra Tirtha made the required declaration enpowering Sri Yadavendra Tirtha to be the head of Kashi Mutt and the spiritual leader of Gowda Saraswat Brahmins. Further, he declared that Kashi Math can have its own guruparambara. However, the Kumbakonam Math reserved the right of the Math to mediate in any infights which may arise in the Kashi Math. According to a Copper Plate inscription Surendra Thirtha Swamiji of Kumbakonam Math gave some gifts to Yadavendra Thirtha Swamiji soon after his initiation. The idols of Ramachandra (Lord Raghupati) and Veda Vyasa, A saligram, and all paraphernailia used in Kumbakonam Math such as a Palanquin, White Umbrella, White Shanka (Conch), Ubaya Chamara, Ubyasana (seat), Ubaya Hagalu Divatige (Two Torches), Makaratorana, Nagara (Big Drum), Pathaka (Flag), Tala (Cymbal) etc. were given.
The Cochin Gowda Saraswats invited Sri Vijayindra Thirtha to Cochin for Chathurmasya Vrita in 1539–1540. They requested him to take a Saraswata boy to give sanyasashrama. He Selected Sri Hanumantha Bhaktha and who was taken to Kumbakonam Math and was carefully educated in Kumbakonam Math as Yadavendra Tirtha.
Yadavendra Tirtha refused to take any disciple to succeed Vijayendra Thirtha as the guru of Kumbakonam Math as his predecessor Surendra Thirtha had already taken Sudindra Thirtha to succeed Vijayendra Thirtha. Thus, Shri Kashi Math, was founded in 1542 AD and the first Swamiji, Yadavendra Tirtha was given Deeksha by Shrimat Vijayindra Tirtha Swamiji of Kumbhakonam Math. The saraswat people of South Kanara and Kerala transferred into this new Math.
Shree Surendra Tirtha made the required declaration enpowering Sri Yadavendra Tirtha to be the head of Kashi Mutt and the spiritual leader of Gowda Saraswat Brahmins. Further, he declared that Kashi Math can have its own guruparambara. However, the Kumbakonam Math reserved the right of the Math to mediate in any infights which may arise in the Kashi Math. According to a Copper Plate inscription Surendra Thirtha Swamiji of Kumbakonam Math gave some gifts to Yadavendra Thirtha Swamiji soon after his initiation. The idols of Ramachandra (Lord Raghupati) and Veda Vyasa, A saligram, and all paraphernailia used in Kumbakonam Math such as a Palanquin, White Umbrella, White Shanka (Conch), Ubaya Chamara, Ubyasana (seat), Ubaya Hagalu Divatige (Two Torches), Makaratorana, Nagara (Big Drum), Pathaka (Flag), Tala (Cymbal) etc. were given.
The following are the Swamijis of Shri Kashi Math Samsthan: Their Holinesses, Shrimath
