12 July 2014
Their Holinesses Pujyasri Jayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji and Pujyasri Sankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji performed Vyasa Puja at Shrimatam, Kanchipuram today and took the Chaturmasya Anushtana Vratam at Shrimatam, Kanchipuram.
Every year, Vyasa Puja is performed on Guru Poornima - 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 Holinesses on the occasion, as per customs.
Devotees offered their obeisance to the Acharya Swamijis on the holy occasion of Gurupoornima and received Their Blessings. Their Holinesses blessed the devoteees with Sanctified Mantrakshatam.
The Guruvandana Nadasamarpanam programme, a two-month long music festival to be held in the evenings during the Chaturmasya Vratam, will commence this evening . Photos taken during the Vyasa Puja - Chaturmasya Sankalpam:
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