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**Kanakona, Goa, Feb 3, 2017:** Sri Vidyadhiraja Theertha Swamiji, the revered pontiff of the Shree Samsthan Gokarna Partagali Jeevottam Mutt, Goa, has anointed Uday Bhat, the second son of Vedamurthi Lakshminarayan Bhat of Belagavi as his disciple. The Shishya Sweekar Samarambh was held at Parthagali Jeevottam Mutt premises at Kanakona, Goa. Shishya is named as “SHRIMAD VIDYADEESHA THIRTHA SRIPAD WADER SWAMIJI”

The historic moment held today in Shree Gokarna Parthagali Jeevotham Math in the presence of Matadhipathi Shrimad Vidyadhiraj Teerth Shripad Vader Swamiji of Shree Samsthan Gokarn Partagali Jeevottam Math and thousands of devotees.

GOKARNA MATH : This Math for Vaishnava Saraswats was started at Bhatkal in 1476. It enjoyed the patronage of the Keladi rulers and the Vaishnava Saraswats of Goa and most of those from undivided Kanara were its followers. This Math was named after Swamy Jeevottam Tirtha and was later shifted to Partagali (Goa). Vira Vithala is the deity worshippped by the swamis of the math. H.H. Shreemad Vidhyadhiraj Teertha succeeded to the Peetha in 1973 has been vigorously pursuing his religious duties despite his indifferent health in initial years.

The Math has its head quarters at Partagali and has establishments at Bhatkal, Gokurna, Basrur, Bicholim, Rivona, Manglore, Ankola, Karwar, Varanasi, Wadala (Mumbai), Vasco, Gangolli, Venkatapur, Honnavar, Yellapur, Badrinath, Siddapur, Belgaum, Hubli, Porvorim, Madgaon, Bhadravati, Mardol-Kunkoliem, and Manki. This Math has celebrated its Panch-Shatabadi (Quin-centenary) to mark the beginning of the process of integration of the community.