Inauguration of Shankara Bhavanam & Veda Vyasa Bhavanam
Sankara Matam, Tiruvannamalai
30 Nov. 2011
With the benign blessings of Their Holinesses Pujyasri Shankaracharya Swamijis of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam, the new buildings - Shankara Bhavanam and Veda Vyasa Bhavanam will be inaugurated on Wednesday, 30 Nov. 2011. The deities of Sri Kamakshi and Sri Adi Sankara in the Matam will be adorned with the newly-made Kavachams (metal coverings) on the same day. Bhumi Puja will be performed for the construction of a Yatri Nivas at the Matam premises. The Veda Vyasa Bhavanam has been constructed to accommodate the Veda Patasala students.
About the Sankara Matam, Tiruvannamalai:
Tiruvannamalai is the famous Agni Kshetra where Lord Shiva assumed the formless- form of a huge blazing flame. The Arunachala Hill is revered as Shiva himself and devotees visiting this holy town make it a point to perform Girivalam around the sacred hill. Sri Sankara Matam is located on the Girivalam path. Regular pujas are offered to the Shrines of Sri Adi Shankara and Sri Kamakshi Devi inside Srimatam. A Veda Patasala and goshala is located inside the Srimatam premises. On all the full-moon days(Pournami), Chandi Homam is performed at Srimatam. Click here to view the photo profile.