Shri Samsthan Gokarna Partagali Jeevottam Math 3 Jeevottam Math, Gokarn
Sausthapak : Shri Jeevottam Teertha (3)
Year of Sthapana : Shaka 1467 Vishvavasu, (1545) Near Koti Teertha
Dev Pratima : Shri Bhoovijay Vittal (Panchaloha) Shri Jeevottam Teertha Swamiji brought during Gandaki yatra
Renovation & Shift :Shifted to present place by Shri Ramachandra Teertha (6) .
Renovation : Shri Laxminath Teertha (16) in the Year 1811
Other Pratima : Gopur for Maruti Temple in front of Math like the one at Partagali from Shri Laxminath Teertha (16) in 1813
: Garud, Hanumanth (Stone Idols)
Dwarapalak : Jaya Vijaya (Wood Painted)
Address : Shri Jeevottam Math, Main Road, GOKARAN, Tal. Kumta , Ph 08386 256121
Brandavan : 1) Shri Purushottam Teertha (4) Shake 1510 Sarvadhari, Margashirsha Bahula Dwitiya.
: 2) Shri Kamalakant Teertha (12) Shake 1679 Ishwar, Pushya Shukla Ashtami.
Shikhar Kalash : Gold Plated Shikhar Kalash Pratishta by Shri Vidyadhiraj Teertha Swamiji (23)
Total Area : 9500 Sq Meters
Built up Area :
Building Details : Garbhagraha, Archak Quarters, Sandyamantap, Agrashala, Hanuman Gopur, Guru Bhavan
Panch Parv Utsav : Vanabhojan - Karteek Poornima
Chaturmas : 7th Chaturmas of Shri Dwarakanath Teertha in the year in 1948
: 8th Chaturmas of Shri Dwarakanath Teertha in the year in 1949
: 11th Chaturmas of Shri Vidyadhiraj Teertha in year 1977
History of Math
Shri Jeevottama Teertha, the 3rd Swameeji of Math Tradition made the pilgrimage to the Himachal and visited Gokarna kshetra and reached the Wadera Math in Bhatkal. Previously there was a dwelling near the Kotiteertha in the possession of the Wader Math. One of the Ashtamathaas of Udupi, the Sode Math, requested for a stay for a few days and then took a different turn, claiming that the place of Kotiteerrtha belonged to them only. Matter was referred to the Court and settled that the place belonged to the Wadera Math. In memory of the recapture of the land that was formerly owned by them, they installed the statue of Vithoba, which they found during their Gandaki Teertha Yatra and renamed it as Bhoovijaya Ramachandra . Thus a branch of the Math was established in Gokarna. In the days when there were no trains and buses, ordinary people who could not go for Kashi yatra would go to Gokarna; popularly known as Dakshina Kashi; to perform pitru karya and kshetra darshana. As the Math became popular, visitors strength increased, available space became insufficient to the growing need, and a new spacious Math was constructed by acquiring spacious land.
Bhatkal was a well-known port on the west coast, importing goods from Vijayanagara times and exporting domestic goods such as rice, sugar and spices. British Portuguese and Dutch were in business. The Portuguese established their own colony in Bhatkal and ruled along the west coast of Goa and they were collecting royalty from the local kings by way of Sugar and rice. Since 1510, local Muslim businessmen and Portuguese traders have been involved in trade disputes. In a quarrel that took place in 1516, local merchants killed 24 Portuguese and looted about 10,000 Pounds worth goods. In 1518, when the officer of the Bhatkal refused to pay tribute (kappa) to the Portuguese, Portuguese came in 3 ships and prevented the merchant ships coming to and from the port of Bhatkal. The Bhatkal officer, who had entered into a compromise, gave the usual tribute (kappa). And this continued for the next 20 years. Then in 1542, when the Queen of Bhatkal refused to pay tribute (kappa) again, Marathim Afonso D'Souza, the governor of Goa, seized the port of Bhatkal by attacking with two-ships and 1400 warriors, entered the town, lit fire to the dwellings and shops, killed lot of civilians. This has caused fear and insecurity among the people.
Looking into the arsonry, looting oof the property and killing of the innocents by the Portuguese Traders, Shri Jeevottam Teertha Swamiji decided to treat the calm and quiet Gokarna as the Central Math and transferred Bhatkal Math to Gokarna, for the benefit of visiting disciples