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Sankara Jayanthi celebrated at Srimatam
With the benign blessings of His Holiness Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetadhipati Sri Sankaracharya Swamiji, the Jayanthi Mahotsavam of Sri Adi Sankaracharya was celebrated from 4th May 2011 to 8th May 2011 at Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam, Kanchipuram and at Srimatam's various branches across the country and abroad.

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Their Holinesses performing puja to Sri Adi Sankara

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Sri Sankara Avatara Ghatta Parayanam being performed

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Sri Acharyal on the Golden Chariot
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Sri Acharyal in the flower-bedecked palanquin

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Chenda Vadyam

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Devotees having darshan of the Puja

Veda Parayanam, Bhashya Parayanam, Bhajans, Sloka Parayanam, discourses etc. were conducted on all days. Every evening, the vigraham of Sri Acharyal was taken to different holy Teerthas in Kanchipuram in procession and abhishekam and pujas were performed.

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Sri Adi Sankara's Vigraha being carried on 'Jayanthi' - the temple elephant to Sri Ekambareswara Temple tank.

On the Jayanthi Day (8th May), Rudrabhishekam was performed to Sri Acharya. Avatara Ghata Parayanam was performed and special pujas were performed to Sri Adi Sankara by Their Holinesses Pujyasri Jayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji and Sri Sankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji. In the evening, the utsava vigraham and portrait of Sri Adi Shankara was taken out in a processsion around the four Raja Veethis on Srimatam's Golden Chariot. His Holiness Pujyasri Jayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji participated in the procession.

At the Kamakshi Temple, the Mahotsavam commenced from 8 May 2011( Chittirai Month 25th). Visesha Abhishekam and pujas were performed at Adi Sankara's shrine in the temple. In the evenings, the Acharya's Utsava vigraham was taken around the presiding deity Devi Kamakshi's shrine. 10 slokas from the Soundaryalahari were chanted every day.

On 17th May 2011, the utsava vigraham of Sri Acharya along with devi Kamakshi was taken out in a procession along the four Raja Veedhis.

Earlier updates on the celebrations:

Sankara Jayanthi Mahotsavam at Kanchipuram - 2nd update - 5 May, 2011

Sankara Jayanthi Celebrations begin at Kanchipuram- 4 May, 2011


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