Pejavara Matha chief Sri Vishveshwara Teertha Swami called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday.
A highly respected saint, the swami has many prominent disciples including former Union minister Uma Bharati.
Tweeting about his interaction with the Swami, Prime Minister Modi said: “A special day made even more special. On the blessed occasion of #GuruPurnima, had the honour of spending time with Sri Vishvesha Teertha Swamiji of the Sri Pejawara Matha, Udupi. Learning from him and hearing his thoughts is a very humbling experience.”
Pejavara Matha is one of the Ashta Mathas of Udupi, which was started by Sri Adhokshaja Tirtha, who was a direct disciple of Sri Madhvacharya, the founder of the Dvaita school of Hindu philosophy.