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The Sankaracharya of the Shaiva Ramachandrapura Math (monastery) is a Hindu monastery located in Hosanagara taluk of Shimoga, Karnataka. The Matha is followed mainly by the Havyaka Brahmins in Uttara Kannada, Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Shimoga districts of Karnataka and Kasaragod district of Kerala . It was established by Adi Shankaracharya originally near Gokarna, a holy town on the west coast of India. The matha was initially known as Raghuthama Matha. The Swami (or guru) of the matha is a celibate and a Havyaka by birth. He adds the title Bharati to his name. The present guru is Shri Raghaveshwara Bharathi Swamiji. Adi Shankaracharya appointed his disciple Shri Vidyananda as the first guru of the matha. Read more…..