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Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi Attained Samadhi - Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam

The 69th Acharya of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam Jagadguru Pujyashri Jayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamigal attained Samadhi (died) at 9:00 am on February 28, 2019 (today) – Phalgun Shukla Paksha Trayodashi (Maasi month) - at Sri Kanchi Kamakotii Peetam Sankara Matam, Kanchipuram.

Last rites

Last rites - Brindavana Pravesha Karyakramam of His Holiness Pujyashri Jayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamigal - will be performed on 1st March from 8 AM.

Life History of Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi (1954 – 2019)

  • Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi  was born as Sri Subramaniyam on July 18, 1935 at Irulneekki in Thanjavur District.
  • He had study of Vedas at Tiruvidaimarudur under the direction of Mahaswamigal (Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati Swamigal).
  • He was initiated into Sanyasa on March 22, 1954 and was declared as successor Acharya and given the Sanyasa name Sri Jayendra Saraswati Sri Pada.
  • Jayendra Saraswathi succeeded Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi Swamigal in 1994 as the head of the Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam. 
  • In the footsteps of the Mahaswamigal, He too undertook yatra throughout the country.
  • He attracted people from every nook and corner. 
  • He intensified the activities of the Mutt to cover new social objectives - education, health, employment, temple renovation etc. 
  • It is due to His untiring efforts, Kamakoti Peetam established religious and social institutions in many parts of the country.
  • The only Sankaracharya after the Adi Sankara to visit Manasarovar and Kailash in 1998; there He installed the murti of Adi Sankara.
  • He is the only Sankaracharya to visit Dhaka in Bangladesh in June 2000. In honor of  His visit, Sri Dhakeswari Temple named the entrance to the temple as "Sankaracharya Gate".
  • His most notable contribution is the founding of the Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati Viswa Mahavidyalaya, a Deemed University in the name of His Guru.
Shri Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati will be succeeded by Sri Sankara Vijayendra Saraswati Swamigal.