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Adhistanam of the 65th Acharya at Ilayathangudi
Ilayathangudi - 65th Acharya's Adhistanam
65th Acharya
65th Acharya's portrait

His Holiness Pujyasri Sudarsana Mahadevendra Saraswati Shankaracharya Swamiji was known as Mahalingam prior to his Sanyasa and anointment as the 65th Shankaracharya of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam. He toured extensively  and had gone on pilgrimage touching the borders of Orissa.  The 65th Shankaracharya attained siddhi at Ilaiyattangudi in Tamilnadu on Amavasya in the month of Phalguna of the cyclic year Virodhi (1891 AD). A Temple has been built by the Nattukottai Chettiars on his samadhi.

Ilayathangudi - 65th Acharya's Adhistanam
His Holiness Sri Sankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji
at the Adhistanam during a yatra to Ilayathangudi
Ilayathangudi - 65th Acharya's Adhistanam
External view of the Adhistanam
Ilayathangudi - 65th Acharya's Adhistanam
Plaque with details of date and place of the Adhistanam

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