The historical significance of the Yadugiri Yathiraja Mutt is its association with the 12th Century saint-reformer, Sri Ramanujacharya.Yadugiri Yathiraja Mutt is the only original mutt of Melkote which exists from the time of Sri Ramanujacharya. It was started by the saint-reformer for services and control of the temple of Sri Tirunarayana. According to legend, Sri Ramanujacharya founded the mutt with the commands that he received from his gurus, chiefly, Sri Alavandar (Yamunacharya).


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