A great and famous saint who is known as the founder of Karnataka. When people had lost
all hope, he provided inspiration to Hakka and Bukka who tilled the people with hope and
courage. He adorned the Sharada Peetha of Sringeri. He strove to strong then the
foundations of the Empire of Vijayanagar.
- Korati Srinivasa Rao
This happened about six hundred and fifty years ago. One morning in the city of Kanchi,
the chief of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetha, Sri Vidyateertha, was seated among his disciples. The
ruler of the kingdom was also seated among them close to the Swami. The Swami had decided
to test the ability of these disciples. He put the same question to every one: "What
is the ambition of your life?"