Math has the been succeded by 33 pontiffs. Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Krishnanda
Theetha Majaswamiji adorns the Peetham as the present Peedathipathi, the 33rd in the
illustious line of succession. Ascending this trancendental religious seat in Feb 22, 1981
at the tender age of Thirteen, His holiness continues to be a symbol of enthusiasm and an
Born on the 23rd of December 1967, in Artho Gothra as Kodur
Village in Sringeri Taluka, His Holiness was the second son of Brahmashri Rameshwara Bhat/
Smt Lalithamba. His Poorvashrama Name wass Lakshminarayana Bhatta and had his education in
Arakalakoodoor and Houlanarasipura in Hassaan District.
He was initiated into Sanaasa on February
22nd 1984 and was the "Sri Badari Shankaracharya Sri Shakatapura Matadhipathi".
After ascending the Peetha at the age of 14, Swamiji studied Nyaya Vedanta Shastra at
Dharwar. Even as a student,he exhibited talent in composing Stotraslike Shri Saguru
Charanaashtakam, Shri Sanskararthiyastavamm Shri Sarada Vijayastavam, Shri Raja Rajeshwari
Arthikyastavam and presented several articles from Kavyas, which all displayed his
scholarship and peity. All his works have been compiled abd publcushed in a single volume