lived about found hundred years ago. His parents had their home at a place called
Champaranya. His father was Lakshmana Bhatta and his mother Ilamma. They were Telugu
For several generations, the family of
Lakshmana Bhatta had been performing Soma Yaga, a kind of sacrifice to God.
When a family performs a hundred such Yagas, they say God
himself takes birth in that family.
At the end of the hundredth Soma Yaga, the parents went to
Kasi to feed a lakh of Brahmins. On the way Vallabha was born. So every one said that Agni
or the Fire- God Himself came to be born as Vallabha.
After taking the sacred thread, Vallabha studied the Vedas
and Sastras at Kasi for twelve years under a teacher named Madhavendra.
God came to Vallabha in a dream and asked him to marry.