His Holiness
Dr. Sri Shivamuruthy Murugha Sharanaru

Dr. Sri Shivamurthy Murugha Sharanaru is the present pontiff of the math, who was coronated on the Holy throne on 31st January, 1991, as the successor of Sri Mallikarjuna Murugharajendra Swamiji. Sri Shivamurthy Murugha Sharanaru was born on 11th April, 1958, in a small village called Godabanahal, near Chitradurga. He did his basic education in Chitradurga and completed his graduation from the University of Mysore. His sober, sincere and spiritual attitudes and aptitudes drew the attention of Sri Mallikarjuna Murugharajendra Swamiji, who declared him as his successor. Before enthroning him a Shoonya Peetha, Sri Mallikarjuna Murugharajendra Swamiji provided spiritual and social training at different branches of the Bruhanmath, including Sri Murugharajendra math at Haveri, which is popularly called Haveri Hosamath.