The 23rd Pontiff of Suttur Math, Jagadguru Dr. Sri Shivarathri Rajendra Mahaswamiji was a great visionary who even at the tender age of 12, initiated the establishment of a boarding home for poor students from rural areas under the auspices of the Math. The first was kyathanahalli pathashala boarding home in Vanivilasa road, Mysuru. A number of free hostels and primary schools and High Schools were started later in this area. He was a religious Guru to the Maharaja of Mysuru Sri Jayachamarajendra Odeyar. So he was called as “Rajaguru Thilaka”.
His vision of socio-Economic and Educational upliftment of people led to establishment of JSS Mahavidyapeetha in 1954.