119th Jayanthi of His Holiness celebrated
2-4 June 2012
His Holiiness at the Adhistanam of
HH Pujyasri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji
The 119th Jayanthi Mahotsavam of His Holiness Pujyasri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji, 68th Pontiff of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam, was celebrated at Shrimatam, Kanchipuram in the presence of His Holinesses Pujyasri Jayaendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji and His Holinesses Pujyasri Shankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji.
The 3-day Jayanthi celebrations commenced on the 2nd June. Vedic Pandits performed Chaturveda Parayanam. Eminent Scholars took part in the Vidwat Sadas held in the presence of His Holiness. Spiritual discourses were held every day.
Vidvat Sadas taking place in the presence of His Holiness Pujyasri Sankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji
Vidwans being honoured in the presence of His Holiness Pujyasri Sankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji
On the 4th June - Jayanthi Day, the Mahotsavam commenced early in the morning with Mangala Vadyam recital in Srimatam. His Holiness Pujyasri Shankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji performed Visesha Puja, Abhishekam and Deeparadhana at the Adhisthanam.
Veda Pandits performing Maharudram
Chaturveda Parayanam was performed. Maharudram Poornahuti was performed.
His Holiness performed the Kalasabhishekam at the Adisthanam with the sanctified water of the homam.
Abhishekam to His Holiness with Sanctified Water
His Holiness performing Deeparadhana
His Holiness offering Flower Kreetam
Endowment Lecture held
The Centenarian Trust's Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Swamigal Annual Endowment Lecture was held in the benign presence of His Holiness Pujyasri Shankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji. The Lecture was delivered by Sanskrit Scholar Shri Shrinivasa Sharma. The endowment lecture is organized every year on the Jayanthi day of His Holiness. Staff and members of Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Viswa Mahavidyalaya and other devotees participated.
Annual Endowment Lecture by Shri Shrinivasa Sharma
His Holiness visits Orikkai - Golden Chariot Procession held
In the evening, His Holiness Pujyasri Shankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji visited the Mani Mandapam at Orikkai. His Holiness performed Puja and Deeparadhana to Pujyasri Mahaswamiji. A portrait and padukas of His Holiness Pujyasri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji was taken in a procession in a decorated golden chariot around the Mandapam in the presence of His Holiness.
Traditional welcome to His Holiness with Poornakumbham
Veda Vidyarthis with His Holiness
His Holiness performing Alankaram
His Holiness performing Deeparadhana
His Holiness blessing the Veda Vidyarthis with fruits
Golden Chariot being drawn in the presence of His Holiness
Musical Concerts held
Musical concerts were held in the evenings. On the Jayanthi day, Violin Recital was held. His Holiness Blessed all the artists.
His Holiness blessing the artists
Kacchi Modoor Trust - Honorarium distributed
Honorarium was given to the Village Pujaris, Gurukals and Archakas under the scheme of the Kachi Modoor Welfare Trust. The Trust was instituted with the blessings of His Holiness Pujyasri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji in the year 1986 to provide monthly financial assistance to indigent Archakas in the remote villages of Tamilnadu, under the chairmanship of Late Justice N. Krishnaswamy Reddiar, with other Founder Trustees being Late Sri. A. Srinivasa Iyengar- Mannargudi, Dr. Ramalinga Bhat(also the founder Secretary and Treasurer) and Shri. Lokavinayakam. His Holiness ordained that the trust should conduct oral examinations to select the recipient Archakas consisting of Bhattacharyas, Sivacharyas and Poojaris, whose monthly income should be less than Rs. 1500. The trust disburses Rs.1000 per month at present. The Trust receives voluntary contributions from Individuals and organizations including the Hindu Group of Publications and The City Union Bank Limited.
His Holiness interacting with the Trustees and beneficiaries of the Kacchi Modoor Trust
A Poojari receiving honorarium blessed by His Holiness
His Holiness interacting with a senior Archaka
A large number of devotees participated in the Jayanthi Celebrations and received the blessings of Pujyasri Acharya Swamijis.