44th Jayanthi Celebrations of His Holiness - 19 Feb 2012
The 44th Jayanthi of His Holiness Pujyasri Shankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji was celebrated at Shrimatham, Kanchipuram. The day began early in the morning in Srimatam with Suprabhatam and Viswaroopa Darshan of His Holiness.
His Holiness Pujyasri Jayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji and His Holiness Pujyasri Sankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji adorned the Adhistanam of Pujyasri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Mahaswamiji with garlands, shawl and flower kreetam.
Kanakaabhishekam was performed to His Holiness Pujyasri Jayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji by His Holiness Pujyasri Sankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji as Pandits recited the Pushpanjali Stotra on His Holiness. The Kanakaabhisheka was followed by Pushpabhishekam. As verses from the Mantrapusham were being chanted, abhishekam was performed to His Holiness with varieties of flowers. Harati was performed to His Holiness.
Veda Parayanam, Ganapathi Homam, Navagraha Homam, Ayusha Homam, Pavamana Homam and Maharudra Japa Homam were performed at Srimatam. Poornahuti of the homams took place in the presence of Their Holinesses. Abhishekam was performed to His Holiness with Sanctified water.
Prasadams from various temples were offered to His Holiness . His Holiness performed Chandramouleeswara Puja.
Earlier in the morning, Their Holinesses went to the Kamakshi Temple accompanied by devotees and Mangala Vadyam. Their Holinesses went to the Kamakshi Ambal and Sri Adi Shankaracharya shrines and offered Puja and Harati.
Various cultural and devotional programmes were held in the evening at Srimatam. A large number of devotees participated in the Jayanthi Mahotsavam and received the blessings of Pujyasri Acharya Swamijis.