Friday, April 28, 2017

Pudhu Periyava's Guruvayur/Kalady/Kolhapur Yatra from 27 April to 2 May 2017!

HH Pujyashri Jayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamigal will reach Cochin on Apr 27, 2017 and proceed to Guruvayur.

Programme on Apr 28.- Samarpanam of Golden Flute and Golden Peacock feather bunch to Lord Guruvayurappan.
Apr 29. - Ramanathpuram veda patashala, Palakkad.
Apr 30. Kumbhabhishekam at Kalpati, Kerala. 
Noon - inauguration of procession from Kaladi Stupi on the occassion of Sankara Jayanthi.
Apr 30. - 5pm depart to Bhopal
May 01. - 11am - His Holiness will bless the Adi Shankara Jayanti Samaroh being organized by the Government of Madhya Pradesh 
May 01 - evening - Kolhapur (Maharashtra)
17.00hrs. Golden Palanquin to be donated with HH's blessings by the Kolhapur devotees to Goddess Mahalaxmi.
May 02. Morning abhishekam at Temple.
Evening - His Holiness will return to Shrimatam camp at Thoraipakkam, Madras.

HH Pujyashri Jayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamigal visited Sri Adi Shankara Janma Kshetra in Kalady, Kerala on April 28th, 2017. His Holiness visited the Adi Shankara Keerti Sthamba Mandapam and performed pujas to the Sri Adi Shankaracharya.

About the Keerthi Sthamba at Kalady!

With the benign blessings of Their Holinesses Pujyasri Shankaracharya Swamiji, a Keerthi Sthamba Mandapam has been consecrated at Kalady, the birth place of Sri Adi Sankara. The Keerthi Sthambam is an imposing 8-storey structure. A pair of elephant statues stand at the entrance. Inside the Sthambam is the Paduka Mandapam, where the Padukas of Sri Adi Sankara have been consecrated and regular worship is offered. One can climb the spiral staircase inside the mandapam and see the paintings and statues on the walls, depicting important episodes from the life of Sri Adi Sankara.

Sankara Jayanthi is celebrated every year on the Vaisaka Shukla Panchami day. In May 2003, special celebrations were held here to mark the 2510th birth anniversary of Adi Sankara, the golden jubilee of Pujyasri Jayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji's Peetarohanam and the silver jubilee celebrations of Adi Sankara Keerthi Sthambam. As part of the celebrations, a procession led by Their Holinesses Pujyasri Jayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji and Pujyasri Sankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji was taken out from Angamally to Kalady.

Thanks to Shri Vanjari Shankar and for the lovely pictures.

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