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CAMP CHENNAI - HH Pujyashri Shankaracharya Swamigals will perform the Nitya Pujas at Shrimatam camp in the Madras Sanskrit College, Mylapore, Chennai from 18 May 2015 to 4 June 2015. Various spiritual & cultural programmes will take place right through the day. Devotees are invited to attend the pujas and receive the blessings of Sri Chandramouleeswara Swamy and Pujyashri Acharya Swamigals.  For further details, contact - 98400 56148, 98404 12086, 98410 13074, 99405 56633
29 May - Sanyasa Sweekara Day of HH Pujyashri Shankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji - It was on this day in 1983 that His Holiness received Sanyasa Deeksha at the age of 13.
Madras Sanskrit College - Alumni Function held in the presence of His Holiness
Yajur Veda Sammelan Concludes - Shrimatam Camp at Mylapore - 24 May 2015
Kal Vaitta Vaaram held at Shrimatam Camp, Mylapore- 24 May 2015
Pushpabhishekam performed to His Holiness- Shrimatam Camp at Mylapore - 24 May 2015
Veda Dharma Shastra Paripalana Sabha - Visesha Upanyasam -31 May2015
Veda Parayanam performed at Swamimalai - May 2015
Nada Samarpanam at Shrimatam Camp, Mylapore
Yajur Veda Sammelan at Shrimatam Camp, Mylapore
Chidambaram Shri Nataraja Temple - Yagashala and Kumbhabhishekam in benign presence of Their Holinesses

Adi Shankara Jayanthi celebrated at Shrinagar, J&K
25 & 26 April 2012

The week-long Vedic Sammelan held at the ancient Zeashta Mata Mandir in Shrinagar, Jammu and Kashmir from 20 to 26th April 2012 in the benign presence of His Holiness Pujyashri Jayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji of Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham culminated with Adi Shankara Jayanthi celebrations on the Vaishaka Shukla Panchami day at Shrinagar.

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Utsava Vigraham and Murthi of Shri Shankara

Shri Adi Shankaracharya is credited with unifying our country through his own yatras across the country and also by establishing the practice of Kashi-Rameshwar and Chardham yatras that are prevalent till date. The celebration of Shri Shankaracharya Jayanthi at Kashmir by Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham with the benign blessings of Their Holinesses re-emphasizes this unity and oneness of our country and the prevalence of Sanatana Dharma.

His Holiness Pujyasri Jayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji visited the ancient and revered Adi Shankaracharya Hill Temple in Shrinagar accompanied by devotees. His Holiness performed pujas and abhisheka to the Shiva Linga there amidst the chanting of Shri Rudram and chants of Jaya Jaya Shankara Hara Hara Shankara - Kanchi Shankara Kashmira Shankara. His Holiness visited the cave adjacent to the temple, where Shri Adi Shankara performed penance. Avatara Ghatta Parayan was performed and Adi Shankara Stotras were chanted at this holy shrine.

His Holiness at Shankaracharya Hill
His Holiness at the Shankaracharya Hill
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His Holiness visiting the Shankaracharya Mandir
Plaque commemorating visit of His Holiness to Shankaracharya Hill
Plaque commemorating visit of Their Holinesses to Shankaracharya Hill in June, 1997

The Shankara Jayanthi celebrations continued at the Zeashta Mata Mandir. Special Poojas and Abhishekha was performed to the utsava vigraha of Adi Shankaracharya. The Avatara Ghatta Parayanam was performed, followed by Abhishekam and Pujas. His Holiness performed the Vigraha Pratishta of Shri Adi Shankaracharya adjacent to the Shiva Linga in the Zeastha Mata Mandir. Vedic Scholars, Veda Patashala Students and devotees from various parts of the country took part in these celebrations and received the anugraha and blessings of Pujyasri Adi Shankaracharya Swamiji and Pujyashri Jayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji.

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Abhishekam and Pujas being performed

Shankara Jayanthi Celebrations at Sher-E-Kashmir Auditorium
The Shankara Jayanthi celebrations continued in the evening at the Sher-E-Kashmir auditorium. The programme started with Swasti Vachanam, Totakashtakam and Guru Vandanam by Shrimatam Vidvans. Eminent Scholar Shri Abhyankar Shastri from Aditya Pratishtan, Pune gave a discourse on Advaita Philosophy.Shri Acharya Govindgiriji from Maharshi Veda Vyas Pratishtan, Maharashtra spoke on Bhakti Bhava in the works of Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya.

Shankara Jayanthi at Sher-E-Kashmir
Students rendering prayer
Shankara Jayanthi at SherEKashmir
His Holiness releasing the book - Vaidika Mantra Kalpa Lata

A book titled "Vaidika Mantra Kalpa Lata" was released by His Holiness Pujyashri Jayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji and the first copy was received by eminent Kashmiri Pandit Scholar Shri Omkarnath Shastri. The book, a part of the rich ancient Kashmiri literature, was brought out by Shri Venkateswara Vedic University, Tirupati as per the benign directions of His Holiness.

The mantras from the Vaidika Mantra Kalpa Lata were recorded and brought out in the form of a Compact Disc along with introduction in English and Kashmiri. The CD was released by His Holiness and the first copy was received by Shri Abhyankar Shastriji. Stotras of Adi Shankaracharya, a book published by Adi Shankara Advaita Research Centre, Chennai was released by His Holiness and the first copy was received by Shri Acharya Govindigiriji.

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Book on Adi Shankara Stotras being released by His Holiness

Shankara Jayanthi at SherEKashmir
His Holiness releasing the CD on Vaidika Mantra Kalpa Lata

A Special Sanmaan was given to the eminent Kashmiri Pandit Scholar Shri Omkarnath Shastriji, who is running the Pandit Premnath Sanskruti Shod Sansthan.

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Shri Pandit Onkarnath Shastri being honoured

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His Holiness giving Anugraha Bhashanam

In His Anugraha Bhashan, His Holiness Pujyashri Jayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji highlighted the important parts of the life of Shri Adi Shankara, right from his birth onwards, and the message of Shri Shankara.

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Shri Pandit Onkarnath Shastri Rendering Gauri Stuti

Harati was performed along with rendition of Gauri Stuti by Shri Omkarnath Shastri. The programme concluded with singing of Maitreem Bhajata. This was followed by Cultural programmes by Raja Rajeshwari Natya Kala Kendra led by Shri T. Kalyana Sundaram.

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Cultural programme
Shankara Jayanthi at SherEKashmir
A section of the audience

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