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Śrī Lakṣmīpati Tīrtha
lakṣmīnāthābdhisambhūto lakṣmīpatyākhyacandramāḥ | sādhusandohakumudāmodassampātu nassadā |
About Śrī Lakṣmīpati Tīrtha
Śrī Lakṣmīpati Tīrtha was ordained the 20th Pīṭhādhipati by Lakṣmīnātha Tīrtha. The saint closely followed the footsteps of his Guru – Śrī Lakṣmīnātha Tīrtha – and seemed to have been equally well respected by the rulers of his time. His Holiness was as much endearing to the common ones as is noticeable from his charama shloka. The Saint is compared to the moon that rose from the ocean by name Lakṣmīnātha and always was a source of happiness to groups of sajjanas – compared to lotuses here.
His Holiness seems to have undertaken tours in the southern parts of Tamilnadu – such as Trichy, Madurai etc.. We understand from tradition that the saint brought riches to the Śrīmaṭha – as perhaps indicative of his Āśrama Nāma. Available epigraphical evidence of his time indicates the saint being a recipient of a land grant from Rangakrishna Muthu Virappa Nayak that was a ruler of the Madurai Nayak dynasty.
The saint ordained Śrī Lakśmīnārāyaṇa Tīrtha as his successor to the Pīṭha and attained Haripāda. His Vṛndavana is alongside His Guru in Śrīranga Kṣetra.