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Reṇukācārya (also known as Revaṇārādhya or Revaṇasiddha) was one of the five acharyas , mythical saints who emerge out of Shiva lingas in each of the four yugas. He is considerd as one of the two dwarapala's or door keepers of Antah pura or Inner court of lord shiva, along with Darukacharya [1]. His apperacnce in Dvapar Yuga is known by the name Reṇukācārya , and in the Kali Yuga by the name Revaṇārādhya or Revaṇasiddha. He bestowed the "Padvidee Sutra" to sage Agastya. He is said to have been appeared from the Someśvara linga, but to have travelled using astral travel or Akasha Gamana Siddhi, all over India to teach priciples of Vīraśaivism[1]. The Someśvara temple is located in Kollipāki or Kolanupaka in Aler City, Yadadri district, Telangana, India. He has established Mutts for 18 Kulas in the Kollipaki.

Texts date this mythical saint to the time of the Rāmāyaṇa since he was the teacher of the great sage Agastya of Pañcāvati. This saint is said to have consecrated 30 million liṇgas at the behest of Rāvaṇā's brother, Vibhīṣaṇa, after Rāvaṇa's death.

He finally established the Rambhāpuri maṭha at Balehonnur, a village in Narasimharajapura taluk, Chikkamagaluru district in the Indian state of Karnataka. The Reṇuka gotra of the Vīraśaivas is named after him.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 2. 1008 Jagadguru Dr. Chandrashekhara Shivacharya Mahaswamiji (2015) , Shri Siddhanta Shikhamani, 2-33, P 21
  2. Nandimath, S.C. (1942). A handbook of Vīraśaivism. Dharwar, S. India: L.E. Association. pp. 14–15.