Jothishya Vidwan Sri Ramaprasad Udupa
Vedantha Vidwan Sri Mahendra Somayaji
Sri Sri Ramaprasad Udupa Swamy was born on the 7th April, 1987(On Sri Rama Navami Day) as the first child of Sri. Manjunatha Udupa & Smt. Sathyavathi, a devout couple from "Vadiraj Mutt" Hoovinakere, Kundapur. He is a "Satvik" nature from childhood and hugely interested in Puranas & Vedas. The early education & "VedaAdhyayana" of Sri. Ramaprasad Udupa happened in "Pejavar Mutt" & "Sodhe Mutt" of Udupi. "Sri. Vishwavallabha Theertharu" of "Sodhe Mutt" & "Sri. Shivaprasada Thantrigalu" of Udupi helped to transform Sri. Ramaprasad Udupa into a knowledgeable and erudite scholar of Vedanta &Shastra’s. He has served 14 years seva ("Sadhane") in "Vadiraj Mutt"(Birth Place of Sri. Vadiraja Guru Sarvabhowmaru) Hoovinakere, Kundapur. Sri. Ramaprasad Udupa is also "Jyothishya Vidwath" from SMSP Sanskrit College, Udupi.It is a well-known fact that even the most scholarly pandits have been stunned by the depth and breadth of "Shastric" knowledge exhibited by Sri. Ramaprasad Udupa. Goddess has bestowed Sri. Ramaprasad Udupa with the mental abilities and the rigor & discipline required for study of the Shastra’s.
After "Punarprathishtapana" of "Sri Savaramma Devi Temple" Sri N. Radhakrishna was in search of knowledgeable "Sadbrahmana"(Priest) & got in touch with Vedantha Jyothishobhaya Vidwan Sri. Mahendra Somayaji, Meljaddu, Bachappu, Hebri who was a main advisor for temple’s "Punarprathishtapana" & he discussed about Sri. Ramaprasad Udupa to Sri. N. Radhakrishna for the "Archakaru" position at "Sri Kshethra" as he didn’t had much exposure.
Later, Sri. N Radhakrishna obtained permission from Devi before offering Sri. Ramaprasad Udupa as "Sri Savaramma Devi" temple’s "Archakaru", decided to give all the facilities and exposure to prove his abilities and honesty towards goddess.