Sri Govinda Vodeyar(16th century) previously followed Advaita philosophy, but later become a dvaita saint, with the blessings of his Guru Sri Vyasaraja. He was a great pundit and contains good knowledge in all the subjects.

He was defeated in the debate held with Sri Vyasaraja, and he has accepted his defeat, and changed into a dvaita saint. He attained Samadhi in Nava Brindavana along with eight other saints.

Nava Brindavana is situated in Anegundi, Karnataka.

He was born in a Brahmin family and followed shaivism sect and a sincere devotee of Lord Shiva. He will used to worship Shiva by chanting his mantra “OM NAMAH SHIVAYA” on a daily basis. After making spiritual discussions with the great Madhwa saint Sri Vyasaraja, he has changed his mind, and followed the principles of Dvaita.

He has attained sainthood under Sri Vyasaraja.

He attained Samadhi in 1534 AD at Navabrindavana.


Similar to other Madhwa saints, he was also good at devotion, and done his regular activities in a proper manner. He lived a pious life, and dedicated his entire attention on Lord Krishna, and chanted his glories and offered the Lord’s holy Prasad to the devotees, and removed their sins and illness from their body. He patiently heard the problems of his devotees, and offered proper suggestions to them, and resolved the problems in their life. Through his gentle approach, he was admired and worshipped by the people, and praised him.

Let us worship the great saint and be blessed.