Spiritual Seer, Philosopher, Great Mathematician, Scientist. His Holiness Jagadguru Shankaracharya Shri Bharati Krishna Tirthaji Maharaja is the founder father of Vedic Mathematics and was the ecclesiastical head of most of Hindu India and was the apostolic successor of the first Shankaracharya ( 9 th Century; India's greatest philosopher).
Born on 14 th March, 1884 at Tinnievelly, Tamil Nadu, India of pious parents, Shri Bharti Krishna Tirtha was known as Venkatraman before he became a saint. In July 1899 he was awarded the title of “Saraswati” for all round proficiency and gifted oratory in Sanskrit by the Sanskrit Association of Madras. He had a brilliant academic record with a Masters (MA) degree in six subjects – Sanskrit, English, History, Philosophy, Mathematics and Science from the Bombay Centre of the American College of Science, Rochester, New York. After a brilliant University career he became a lecturer in Mathematics and Science in the Baroda College. Thereafter he became Principal of National College in Rajamundary, Andhra Pradesh, India.
In 1905 when the Freedom movement started in Bengal, Bharti Krishnaji participated in the freedom movement along with Shri Aurobindo Ghosh and Gopal Krishna Gokhale - an ardent nationalist. Bharti Krishnaji wrote to numerous newspapers propagating the freedom movement. He was also appointed “Warden of the Sons of India” by Dr.Annie Besant in 1908.
Shri Aurobindo Ghosh Gopal Krishna Gokhale Dr.Annie Besant
There seemed a devout urge in Him to devote his life in the service of humanity, and he held that man could render such service only after attaining Self Realization . Therefore he proceeded in 1909 to Shringeri Matha to realize it at the feet of Shri Shankaracharya Shri Sachchidananda Shiva Abhinava Narasimha Saraswati.
Sringeri Sharadha Temple Sacchidananda Shivabhinava Narasimha Bharati Vidyasankara Temple at Sringeri...