Shri Prasanna Venkatesha Acharya was born in the year 3rd May 1970, in a small village called ‘Maniyur’, near the most sacred Temple town of Udupi, in the West Coast of south India, as the son of a very pious couple, Shri Govindacharya and Kamalamma. It is relevant to mention that his elder brother assumed Sanyasa and became the pontiff of Shri Puttige Matha, Shri Madhwacharya Samsthana, at the tender age of 10.