INDIA, January 6, 2015 (Sringeri Press Release): Jagadguru Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha the Mahaswamiji, the 36th Jagadguru Shankaracharya of the unbroken lineage of Dakshinamnaya Sri Sharada Peetham Sringeri, has announced His decision to nominate Brahmachari Sri Kuppa Venkateshwara Prasada Sharma as His successor-designate.
In a public function organized in Sringeri on January 4, 2015, the Jagadguru expressed that with the divine will of Goddess Sharada, He would initiate Brahmachari Venkateshwara Prasad Sharma into Sannyasa on Jan 23, 2015, to continue the Guru Parampara of the 1200 year old unbroken lineage that stretches directly back to Sri Adi Shankaracharya.
Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji, the presiding Acharya of the Peetham and the thirty-sixth in the Guru Parampara, is a scholar nonpareil. Since becoming the Peethadhipati in 1989, the Jagadguru has propagated and spread the tenets of Sanatana Dharma and the Vedanta philosophy. The Jagadguru has consecrated many new temples and renovated dilapidated ones. He has undertaken several Vijaya Yatras across the country.