Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Swamiji
Pontiff of Sri Suttur Math
His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji is the 24th pontiff of Sri Suttur Math, established in the 10th century at Suttur, Mysore District, Karnataka. Swamiji who assumed the Peetha in 1986 at the young age of 29 years, had his spiritual training under the guidance of his illustrious predecessor H H Jagadguru Dr Sri Shivarathri Rajendra Mahaswamiji, the founder president of the JSS Mahavidyapeetha, an educational and cultural organization dedicated to the ideal of providing education to the villages of Karnataka. He is responsible for establishing the ‘Bharithya Samskruthika Parishath’, at all India level, by providing collective leadership involving all the heads of different religions, with an aim to take up activities which could benefit the mankind.