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His Holiness' visit to Jammu - A report

His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Jayendra Saraswati Shankaracharya Swamiji visited Jammu from 28 Oct. 2010 to 2 November 2010.


Immediately on arrival at Jammu, a programme was held at Vidya Mandir School where reception was accorded to His Holiness with traditional Poornakumbh. His Holiness blessed the gathering of devotees with anugraha Bhashan.

Jammu & Kashmir PhotosA young devotee who offered the Poornakumbh receives the abundant grace and bountiful blessings of His Holiness.

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Traditional Poornakumbh with a flavor of Kashmir being offered to His Holiness
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His Holiness adorned with Traditional Kashmiri Malas offered by the devotees
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Students from the school staged a play depicting Shiva Tandava and other scenes from Indian epics.

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During His stay in Jammu, His Holiness visited various temples, starting with the Vaishnodevi Mandir. With the Blessings of Their Holiness, Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam had arranged for a Viswa Shanti Yagna at Vaishnodevi. The Yagna commenced in the benign presence of His Holiness. The Yagna was supported by the Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board and sponsored by the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams.


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His Holiness arriving at the Vaishno Devi temple on a dholi
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Devotees climbing along-side His Holiness
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His Holiness looks at the Valley from the hill top
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Arrival at the Mandir
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Viswa Shanti Yagna Commences
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Yagna being performed in the presence of His Holiness
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His Holiness Blessing the temple authorities
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The journey back to the valley commences
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