One could understand the relationship and connection of Sringeri Mutt with Madurai for over several hundred years, with the Mutt functioning from the Sannadhi Street of Sri Meenakashi Amman Temple, here in Madurai, said Sri Sringeri Mutt Pontiff Sri Bharati Tirtha Swamigal when He visited the Sringeri Mutt on the Madurai By-Pass Road on Monday March 27th 2017.
He spoke about the presence of the Sringeri Mutt for over hundreds of years and the previous Swamigals who gave discourses and Anugraha bhashanam from the Mutt. He also mentioned about the similarity of performing pooja to Lord Chandramouleeswarar in the temple as well in the Sringeri Mutt.
In the Anugraha Bhashanam, Sri Swamigal said that there must be always devotion, dedication in following one’s Guru’s (teacher’s) advice, which He had been maintaining. Similarly, Bharathi Tirtha Swamigal after introducing the Junior Pontiff HH Vidushekara Bharati Swamigal of the Sringeri Mutt, said, "The amount of respect, bhakthi and devotion which I have had showed towards my Guru has been reciprocated to me by the Junior Acharya (Sri Vidhushekara Swamigal); this shows the unity of Guru and Sishya”.
Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Swamigal that He had been camping in the Mutt in Madurai to perform Maha Rudram and Satha Chandi yagna and also to perform Sri Chandra Mouleeswara Pooja. He asked the people to always lead their lives in the path of right action and perform always Dharma.
In His discourse, the Junior Pontiff Sri Vidhushekara Swamigal said that it is the bounden duty of a student (sishya) to follow the advice of Gurus and perform duties (teacher). One should understand thoroughly what is being told in Shastras and should not give up merely by saying that they could not understand them, Sri Vidhushekhara Swamigal underlined.
According to the Mutt sources, from today (Tuesda March 28th) to April 2, both the Achayars perform Sri Chandra Mouleeswara Pooja in mornings at 7.30 and in evenings at 8. Paadha Poojas are held in mornings at 10 and the discourse and Anugraha Bhashanam will take place at 5 pm every day.
Secretary of the Sringeri Mutt Shri Sankaranarayanan and the Mutt’s incharge Shri Srinivasa Raghavan welcomed both the Sringeri Acharyas with Poorna Kumbham on Monday evening.