What we do
Shri Puttige Mutt the original pontiff of this Mutt was Sri Upendra Teertha, a direct disciple of Sri Madhwacharya and the deity is `Sri Vittala'. Sri Bhuvanendra Teertha, the 23rd pontiff in this lineage, renovated the Sri Ananthasana temple premises. Sri Sudheendra Teertha, the 25th pontiff in this lineage received sanyasa in 1878 (Bahudhanya, Chaitra Shuddha, Navami) from the hands of Sri Vidyadhisha Teertha of Sri Krishnapur Math. His centenary was celebrated in Udupi pompusly on 24th March 1956. To commemorate this centenary celebration, a silver chariot was built for Sri Krishna. The present pontiff, Sri Sugunendra Teertha the 27th in his lineage, was born in 1962 (Shubhakrithu Bhadrapada Bahula Thritheeya) and received sanyasa in 1974 (Chaandra Aananda, Chaithra, Bahula Dvirheeya).
Though our beloved swamiji is busy with international commitments, he continues to serve and guide his followers in India. He is one of the few pontiffs in Udupi to have adorned Paryaya Peeta for three times so far. It was during one of his paryaya when the Majestic Gita Bhavan, Anna Brahma Bhojanashala, Sumatheendra Theertha and Swagatha Gopuram were built in the devine vicinity of Shri Krishna matha, Udupi. He offered Navarathna Chariot to Lord Krishna during his paryaya.