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Their Holinesses Perform Viswaroopa Yatra - 23 Sep. 2010

Viswaroopa Yatra

Their Holinesses Pujyasri Jayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji and Pujyasri Sankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji performed the Viswaroopa Yatra this evening.

The Viswaroopa Yatra is performed on the Bhadrapada Poornima day (on 23 September 2010 this year), signifying the conclusion of the Chaturmasya Vratam beginning with the Vyasa Pooja on the Ashada Poornima day on the 25th July 2010.

A large gathering of the devotees had assembled at Srimatam to take part in this unique function. At around 4-30 PM , both the Acharyas gave darshan at the hall opposite the Brindavan of the Mahaswami.

A book on the prabhava of Sri Mata, as Durga, was released by the Holinesses and there after, both the Acharyas proceeded to the Sannidhi of Sri Chandramouleeshvara and Sri Maha Tripurasundari in Srimatam.
Yatra danam was performed here, after which, Their Holinesses proceeded on the Vishvaroopa Yatra.

At the main entrance of the Srimatam, Sri Adi SankaraBhagavadpada’s Utsava Vigraham brought from the Sri Kamakshi Amman temple in a procession, was worshipped by their Holinesses and the assembled gathering.
Where upon, the procession started, accompanied by elephants and dundubhi vadyam, and all the devotees, and walked  towards East first and then towards North, in the direction of the Ellai Amman temple, situated near the new Kanchi Railway Station, and forming the Northern perimeter of the Kanchipuram City. En route, Pujyasri Vijayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji , entered the Mrityunjayeshvara temple situated on the way side, and described the significance of  the ancient Chola
sculptures of Lord Shiva, Dakshinamoorthi, Oordhvathandava Murthi etc., and of Durga sculpted on the vimanas of its Garbhagruha, to the devotees who were accompanying Him in processsion. Traditional poornakumbham was offered to His Holiness at the temple. After crossing the railway line, the> procession entered the new and upcoming township under formation. A convenient Mandapam under construction was chosen as the venue for assembling of the members of the  procession. 

Both Holinesses and the Sannyasis who accompanied the procession were seated in a small platform here.
Sri Rama Sarma, Manger of the Mutt, invoked Lord Krishna with the Shloka
Vasudeva sutam Devam, Kamsa Chanoora Mardanam I
Devaki Paramanandam Krishnam Vande jagadgurum 
and performed Sri Krishna Pooja. After this, he started reading the traditional XI Chapter of Srimad Bhagavad Gita, that is being read customarily on these occasions. He read this in a slow gait, padam after padam (Padam- quarter), so that all in the assembly could repeat the verses conveniently.
Reading of the Gita chapter over,  there was deepa Aradhana for Lord Krishna, followed by distribution of
Prasadam to every one.  With the Vishvaroopa Yatra over thus, both Holinesses  returned to the Mutt.

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