The 77th Jayanthi of His Holiness Pujyasri Jayendra Saraswathi Sankaracharya Swamiji was celebrated at Shrimatam, Kanchipuram with devotional fervor. Early in the morning, His Holiness blessed the devotees with Viswaroopa Darshan. His Holiness witnessed the 77 Nadaswaram groups playing on the Mangala Vadyam and blessed them with shawl and prasadam.
At the Adhistanam of Pujyasri Mahaswamiji, His Holiness offered flower garlands and shawl and offered His prayers.
Visit to Kamakshi Amman Temple
Their Holinesses Pujyasri Jayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji and Pujyasri Sankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji went to the Kamakshi Ambal Temple in a colourful procession. The majestic Temple Elephants and the melliflous Mangala Vadyam were followed by a contingent of devotees carrying 108 pots of milk from Srimatam to the Temple to be offered in Abhishekam to the Goddess Kamakshi. Bugles were sounded announcing the arrival of Pujyasri Swamiji in the procession.
At the Kamakshi temple, His Holiness was received with traditional Poornakumbham. His Holiness performed Abhishekam with the 108 pots of milk to the Goddess Kamakshi. After completing the Puja, His Holiness offered prayers at Sri Adi Shankara's Shrine in the temple, where temple prasadams and temple honours were accorded to His Holiness as per tradition.
Swarna Pada Puja
Pujyasri Sankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji performed Swarna Pada Puja to His Holiness Pujyasri Jayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji with the ashtotram of His Holiness being chanted. This was followed by Pushpabhishekam to His Holiness. Pujyasri Sankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji performed abhishekam to His Holiness Pujyasri Jayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji with a variety of flowers and offered flower garlands and Kreetam, followed by Deeparadhana.
Prasadams from various temples in Kanchipuram and other places including Tirupati were offered to His Holiness.
Maharudra Poornahuti took place in the presence of His Holiness. Srimatam was decked with toranams, flower garlands and colourful lights. The Puja Mandapam was decorated with garlands of Fruits and Vegetables. Various programmes including Veda Parayanam, Homam and other cultural events took place at Srimatam. Dampati Puja was conducted as part of the Mahotsavam. His Holiness blessed the participants. Deepa Puja was held in the evening. Smt. Sudha Seshayyan gave a lecture on Guru Bhakti. Rig Veda Ghanapatis who took part in various events were given honours and sambhavana.
A large number of devotees took part in the Jayanthi celebrations and received the blessings of Their Holinesses.