23 to 30 April 2017
With the Benign Blessings of Their Holinesses Pujyasri Shankaracharya Swamijis of Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham, Shankara Jayanthi Mahotsav was celebrated at Srinagar, Kashmir, and Veda Sammelan was conducted at Shankaracharya Hill, Srinagar, J&K from 23rd to 30th April this year.
Krishna Yajur Veda Samhita Parayana, Rigveda Samhita Havan, Rig and Sama Veda Parayanam, Rig Veda Dasha Grantha Parayana, Chandi Parayan, Visesha Havans and Radha Kalyanam were performed. On Sri Shankara Jayanti Day - Vaishakha Shukla Panchami - 30 April 2017, Abhishekam, Arachana and Parayanam was done at Shankaracharya Hill. Adi Shankara Avatara Ghatta Parayanam was performed. Veda Parayana Purti and Poornahuti took place. It is important to observe that with the benign blessings of Pujyashri Acharyas, Shankara Jayanthi is being celebrated annually at Shankaracharya Hill in Kashmir since 2012, and each year's programme is uniquely designed with different Veda Shakhas and other stotras being chanted.