Jayanti Mahotsavam of Pujyashri Shankaracharya Swamigal celebrated
Jayanthi Mahotsavam of HH Pujyashri Shankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamigal was celebrated at Shrimatam camp at Vishakapatnam, at Kanchipuram and various other places with divine fervor.
At Vishakapatnam, where Pujya Shankaracharya Swamiji is camping as part of Vijaya Yatra, the Jayanthi day began with Mangala Vadyam early in the morning, with more than 10 sets of Nadaswaram and Tavil artists rendering melliflous ragas ushering in the dawn. The devotees who were keenly awaiting the first darshan of the day (Vishwaroopa darshan) had the opportunity to witness the Go-Puja in the Sri Chandramouleeswara Swami Sannadhi. Pujya Shankaracharya Swamigal accepted garlands of flowers, turmeric, cardamom, flower kreetams, and other offerings made by devotees, before proceeding to perform Sri Chandramouleeswara puja.
After the puja, His Holiness visited the Yagashala where the Maharudram and Shata Chandi Yagams were being performed since the 14th Feb. 2023, and blessed the devotees with Puja teertha prasadam. The Poornahuti of the ishtis, and homams were peformed in the benign presence of Pujyashri Shankaracharya Swamigal. Abhishekam was performed to HH Pujyashri Shankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamigal with the sanctified water from the homa kalashams accompanied by chanting of veda mantras.
Prasadam from various temples were offered to Pujya Shankaracharya Swamigal, including Sri Kanchi Kamakshi Ammavaru Devasthanam and Sri Bangaru Kamakshi temple, Thanjavur. Sri Venkateswara Swami prasadam from Tirumala- Tirupati Devasthanam was offered by priests with chanting of veda mantras and Sri Srinivasa Gadyam, in presence of TTD Chairman Sri Subba Reddy and other officials. Prasadam from Sri Akhilandeswari temple, Tiruvanaikovil, Srirangam temple, Sri Ucchi Pillayar- Malaikottai, Sri Samayapuram Mariyamman, Sri Sathyanarayana Swami Devasthanam Annavaram, Simhachalam Sri Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Swami, Sri Kanaka Mahalaskhi temple, Sri Bhodendra Swamigal Brindvana Prasadam, Mavattakudi Sri Bhumi Neela Sametha Sri Prasanna Venkatramana Swami, Mavattakudi Sri Sivakami Ambal Sameta Sri Kailasanatha Swami, Sri Kasi Viswanatha Swami, Skandagiri Sri Subrahmanya Swamig, Sri Sampath Vinayakar (Vizag) and other temples were offered.
Kanya Puja, Vatu Puja and Dhampati Pujas were performed which witnessed the enthusiastic participation of a large number of devotees. His Holiness performed Swarna pada puja to Pujyashri Jayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamigal, and proceeded to perform the Mahashivaratri pujas.
Nada Samarpanam was performed in the evening by Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam Aasthana vidwan Sri Mandolin U Rajesh and group of accompanying artists.
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