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22 July 2013, Kanchipuram
Their Holinesses Pujyasri Jayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji and Pujyasri Sankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji performed Vyasa Puja at Shrimatham, Kanchipuram today and took the vow of observing the Chaturmasya Anushtana at Srimatam, Kanchipuram.
Every year, Vyasa Puja is performed on the Full Moon Day of the Aashada Month, considered auspicious and holy for worshipping the spiritual preceptors beginning with Sage Vyasa, the avatara of Lord Vishnu, who has done great service to humanity by classifying the Vedas, writing the eighteen puranas, the great epic Mahabharata and Srimad Bhagvata.
Earlier in the day, the Utsava Vigraha of Sri Adi Sankara was taken out in a procession to Shrimatham and along the four Raja Streets around Sri Kamakshi Amman Temple. Temple prasadams from several temples were offered to Their Holiness on the occasion, as per customs.
Devotees from far and wide offered their obeisance to the Acharya Swamijis on the holy occasion of Gurupoornima and received Their Blessings. Their Holiness blessed the devoteees with Sanctified Mantrakshatam.
The Guruvandana Nadasamarpanam programme, a three-month long music festival to be held in the evenings during the Chaturmasya Vratam, commenced this evening with saxophone recital by Sri. Kadri Gopalnath, accompanied by Sel. A. Kanyakumari on Violin, Sri Manikudi Chandrasekaran on Mridangam and Sri. D. Chadrajith on the Tabla.
Photos taken on the Vyasa Puja Day: