Puttige Mutt

Puttige Mutt : Next to Sode Mutt in the southern portion of the Car Street is Puttige Mutt. The main branch of this Mutt is in the village by name Puttige. The idol of Vithal with Rukmini and Satvabhama gifted to the first pontiff Sri Upendra Tirtha by the Acharya Madhva is worshipped here. The idol has a smiling face with conch in one hand.

The other hand with abhaya mudra is placed on the waist. Since other two Mutts also have the idol of Vithala, the idol of this Mutt is known as Upendra Cvithala to distinguish this from the other idols as the one worshipped by the pontiff Upendra tirtha. The 29th swamiji in the lineage sri Sugunendra tirtha is the present pontiff. He was initiated into the order at the age of 13 on the 8th April, 1974.

The Guru parampara of this Mutt is as follows:

1.Upendra Tirtha

2.Kavindra Tirtha

3.Hamsendra Tirtha

4.Yadavendra Tirtha

5.Dharanidhara Tirtha

6.Damodara Tirtha

7.Raghunatha Tirtha

8.Srivatsanka Tirtha

9.Gopinatha Tirtha

10.Ranganatha Tirtha

11.Lokanatha Tirtha

12.Ramanatha Tirtha

13.Srivallabha Tirtha

14.Srinivasa Tirtha

15.Srinidhi Tirtha

16.Gunanidhi Tirtha

17.Anandanidhi tirtha

18.Taponidhi Tirtha

19.Yadavendra Tirtha

20.Kavindra Tirtha

21.Raghavendra Tirtha

22.Vibudhendra Tirtha

23.Surendra Tirtha

24.Bhuvanendra Tirtha

25.Yogindra Tirtha

26.sumatindra Tirtha

27.sudhindra Tirtha

28.Sujnanendra Tirtha

29.sugunendra Tirtha (The present swamiji)