- Parakala Mutt
The Bramhatantra Parakala Mutt is an ancient
HinduMonastic order established in South India. It was the first monastery of the Sri Vaishnavasect of BrahminHindu society.
There have been 33 jeers (heads) so far. The head of this Matha is the heredetary Acharya of the Mysore Royal Family. The
Hayagrivaidol worshipped here is said to be handed down from Vedanta Desika. [Swami Swahananda: "Monasteries in South Asia", page 50. Vedanta Press, 1989.]
Parakala Mutt is among the organizations that follow Sri Vedanta Desika as the torch bearer of Sri Ramanuja's teachings. The others are
Ahobila Mutt, Sri Srirangam Andavan Ashramam and Sri Powndareekapuram Andavan Ashramam.
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