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Jagadgurus

The Hoary Guru-Shishya Parampara

सदाशिवसमारम्भां शङ्कराचार्यमध्यमाम् ।
अस्मदाचार्य पर्यन्तां वन्दे गुरुपरम्पराम् ॥

Obeissance unto the hoary Guru Parampara, begning from Lord Sri Sadashiva upto the present Acharya with Sri Shankaracharya in middle.

In our Indian tradition, a very high position has been accorded to the Guru. Without the grace of the Guru, no one can attain fulfilment of the purpose of life. We all desire Moksha, and the sole means to its attainment is Jnana (knowledge). The Veda says: “It is only by knowing the Supreme Brahman that one attains immortality. There is no other path”.

How can that knowledge be obtained by us? Can it be got by perusal of texts? No, this knowledge can be procured only from a Guru. In the Upanishads, we hear of holy ones going to Gurus who are well versed in the scriptures and established in the Supreme and making a request of the form, “O Guru! Please impart knowledge to me”. Even though the Rishis seeking knowledge may have been scholarly, it is certain that their acquisition of knowledge was solely dependent on their seeking it from a Guru. Only that knowledge which is obtained from the lotus mouth of the Guru is potent. Sans a Guru, no matter how many texts we may delve into, we cannot attain that knowledge. There is a hoary tradition everywhere which can be learnt only from the Guru.

(Given above the Excerpts from the English translation of Jagadguru Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji Anugraha Bhashanam )

The Hoary Guru-Shishya Parampara, avichchinna ( unbroken) Guruparampara of  Dakshinamnaya Sringeri Sharada Peetham is given below.

Lineage of Gurus

Divine Group
Lord Sadashiva
Lord Narayana
Lord Brahma
Semi-Divine Group
Vasishta Maharishi
Shakti Maharishi
Parashara Maharishi
Veda Vyasa
Sri Shuka Acharya
Sri Gaudapada Acharya
Sri Govinda Bhagavatpada
Sri Shankara Bhagavatpada
# Jagadgurus of the Sringeri Sharada Peetham Period of Reign (CE)
1. Sri Shankara Bhagavatpada 820 (videha-mukti)
2. Sri Sureshwaracharya 820 - 834
3. Sri Nityabodaghana 834-848
4. Sri Jnanaghana 848 - 910
5. Sri Jnanottama 910 - 954
6. Sri Jnanagiri 954 - 1038
7. Sri Simhagiri 1038 - 1098
8. Sri Ishwara Tirtha 1098 - 1146
9. Sri Nrisimha Tirtha 1146 - 1229
10. Sri Vidya Tirtha 1229 - 1333
11. Sri Bharati Tirtha 1333 - 1380
12. Sri Vidyaranya 1380 - 1386
13. Sri Chandrasekhara Bharati I 1386 - 1389
14. Sri Nrisimha Bharati I 1389 - 1408
15. Sri Puroshottama Bharati I 1408 - 1448
16. Sri Shankara Bharati 1448 - 1455
17. Sri Chandrasekhara Bharati II 1455 - 1464
18. Sri Nrisimha Bharati II 1464 - 1479
19. Sri Puroshottama Bharati II 1479 - 1517
20. Sri Ramachandra Bharati 1517 - 1560
21. Sri Nrisimha Bharati III 1560 - 1573
22. Sri Nrisimha Bharati IV 1573 - 1576
23. Sri Nrisimha Bharati V 1576 - 1600
24. Sri Abhinava Nrisimha Bharati 1600 - 1623
25. Sri Sacchidananda Bharati I 1623 - 1663
26. Sri Nrisimha Bharati VI 1663 - 1706
27. Sri Sacchidananda Bharati II 1706 - 1741
28. Sri Abhinava Sacchidananda Bharati I 1741 - 1767
29. Sri Nrisimha Bharati VII 1767 - 1770
30. Sri Sacchidananda Bharati III 1770 - 1814
31. Sri Abhinava Sacchidananda Bharati II 1814 - 1817
32. Sri Nrisimha Bharati VIII 1817 - 1879
33. Sri Sacchidananda Shivabhinava Nrisimha Bharati 1879 - 1912
34. Sri Chandrasekhara Bharati III 1912 - 1954
35. Sri Abhinava Vidyatirtha 1954 - 1989
36. Sri Bharati Tirtha 1989 - Present

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