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Annual South Indian Purohit Conference held - 16 Aug 2014
Veda Rakshana Nidhi Trust - Sanmaan Programme held -15 Aug 2014
Sama Veda Sabha held - 12-14 Aug 2014
Shastra Sadas held - 11-13 Aug 2014
80th Jayanti Mahotsavam at Ahmedabad, Gujarat - 10 Aug 2014
Open-air auditorium inaugurated-10 Aug. 2014
Annual Panchaanga Sadas held - 4 Aug. 2014
Yajur Upakarma performed at Shrimatam, Kanchipuram - 10 Aug 2014
80th Jayanthi Mahotsavam of HH Pujyashri Jayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji- Sanmaan Samaaroh at New Delhi- 10 Aug 2014
Yajur Upakarma at Ahmedabad, Gujarat - 10 Aug 2014
Veda Parayanam held at Swamimalai - July - Aug 2014
Bala Bharatam - Inter School Quiz Programme on Indian Culture & Heritage - 10 Aug. 2014 onwards
80th Jayanthi Mahotsavam, Adi Festival and Vinayaka Chaturti at Devi Kamakshi Mandir, New Delhi - July - Aug. 2014
80th Jayanthi Mahotsavam at Pune- 11 Aug 2014
Laksha Kumkumarchana performed at Nellore Sankara Matam 18 July 2014
Atharva Veda Parayanam & Vastra Samarpanam at Swamimalai - 30 July - 2 Aug 2014
Veda Parayanam performed at Swamimalai on Mahaswamiji's Jayanthi Day - 12 June 2014
Swamimalai - Veda Parayanam Performed - May-June 2014
80th Jayanthi Mahotsavam at Kolkata Ved Bhavan- 11 Aug 2014
Janmashtami Mahotsavam at Kolkata Ved Bhavan - 17-25 Aug. 2014
Maharudram and Chandi Havan at Ved Bhavan, Kolkata - 31 July to 3 Aug 2014
Annual Agnihotra Sadas to be held - 1-3 Aug 2014
Refresher Course on Values & Ethics in Pancha Kavya- the five gems of Sanskrit Literature
Chandi Havan performed at Nellore - 12 July 2014
Rig Veda Samhita Havan Performed at Noida - 29 June - 4 July 2014
His Holiness blesses Shodasha Ganapati Mandir Kumbabhisheka Mahotsavam -Taradevi, Shimla, Himachal - 27 - 29 July 2014
Malai Mandir Kumbabhishekam performed in the benign presence of His Holiness- New Delhi - 2 July 2014
Shodasha Ganapati Mandir - Taradevi, Shimla, Himachal - Kumbabhisheka Mahotsavam 27-29 June 2014
CHATURMASYAM- Guru Vandana Naada Samarpanam - Schedule -12 July - 9 September 2014
Rig Samhita Havan performed at Delhi - 26-28 June 2014
Tirukkovil Vazhipaatu Kuzhu - Schedule for May - July 2014


Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam
Rameswaram, Tamilnadu


Rameswaram is one of the most important religious centres in India. Hailed as the Varanasi of the South, the town has several landmarks associated with Ramayana , including the Ramanathaswamy Temple.

Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam Sankara Matam, Rameswaram is located right on the sea-shore at Agni Teertham, at a short distance from the Ramanathaswamy Temple. The tall tower in the Srimatam has the statues of Sri Adi Sankara and his four disciples facing the sea.

View of statues of Sri Adi Sankara with disciples from Agni Teertham

View of Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple Gopuram from Sri Sankara Matam

The main deity at Sri Sankara Matam is located in a three story tower bloc. On the ground floor, one can have the darshan of Lord Dakshinamurthy facing the sea. The walls of first floor tower have the inlaid sculptures (painted) of various saints like Bakta Ramadass etc. Sri Acharya's Paduka Mandir is located in the tower. Daily pujas are offered in the Mandir. The Life History of Adi Sankara is depicted in the form of colourful carvings on the tower. Statues of Sri Adi Sankara with his four principal disciples is located at the top of the tower, facing the sea.

View of Sri Sankara Matam Entrance

There is another tower with a bell at the top with a cow reaching for the bell with a rope. This is called Araychi Mani Mandapam. Apart from this, temples for 12 Jyothir lingas and for Lord Ganesa and Lord Subramanya are also located in the Matam. Devi Saraswathi is also installed here.

A discourse and events hall plays host to various dharmic activities. A Go-Shala provides shelter to cows. There is a full fledged Yatri Niwas having 10 rooms out of which 2 rooms are air-conditioned. This is about 2 Km from Railway Station and Bus Stand and is hardly two minutes walk from the temple. Annadaan is offered to pilgrims every day.

Pilgrims can contact the manager for information about Rameswaram and other holy places around like Dhanushkoti, Ramnad, Tirupullani, and Uttara Kosa Mangai Nava Pashanam etc. Further details can be had from the Manager, Sri Sankara Matam, Rameswaram (Phone: 04573 221661 ).

View of Agni Teertham from Sri Sankara Matam

Araychi Mani Mandapam
Guest House
Office Complex
Yatri Nivas

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