Thursday, June 22, 2017

Weekend Trip with Nayanmars --- July 15/16 2017!

A heritage trip for two days on July 15th and July 16th, 2017. Visit to Thiruppugalur, Karaikal, Nagapattinam etc and Nachiyar koil. Trip curated by Smt Padmapriya Baskaran.

The above is from a report in The Hindu's Metropolis Travel today June 22nd, 2017 under caption "Checklist".

Please see the above picture for more details.

Thanks to Shri Vaidyanathan Ramamurthy for sharing this with us.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Kanchi Periyavas on Modern day Palanquins! :)))

HH Pudhu Periyava being carried by devotees. Oh, what blessed shoulders they are!

HH Pudhu Periyava being carried by devotees as seen in the first picture. Oh, what blessed shoulders they are! Vigraham of Kanchi Mahaperiyava being carried atop a Toyota car!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

President does Pada Pooja to Adi Shankara Padukas!

President of India Pranab Mukherjee performed puja for the Bhagavathpada’s Padugai at Kanchi Sankara Mutt at Kanchi on Tuesday June 13th, 2017.

Mr. Mukherjee arrived at Kancheepuram at around 2-30 p.m. by road from Arakkonam, after he reached the Rajali Naval Air Base by air from New Delhi by 1.20 p.m.

At the Kanchi Kamakshi Amman temple, where he offered his prayers to the presiding deity Goddess Kamakshi, the Junior seer, HH Vijayendra Saraswati Swamigal, briefed him about the temple’s history and the renovation works that were carried out within its precincts recently.

When the President reached Kanchi Sankara Mutt at around 3.45 p.m., HH Vijayendra Saraswati Swamigal received him at the entrance amidst chanting of mantras as the Mutt staff presented poornakumbam honours to Mr. Mukherjee.

Accompanied by Bala Periyava the President offered his prayers at the athishtanam of Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi and also performed puja to the padugai (metal covered wooden footwear) of Sri Adi Sankara.

Subsequently, he had a brief interaction with the Senior Seer, HH Jayendra Saraswati Swamigal, and the Junior Seer HH Vijayendra Saraswati Swamigal, according to Mutt sources.

Source: The Hindu

Saturday, June 10, 2017

More unseen pictures of Pudhu Periyava!

Periyava during Kumbhamela in Allahabad.

Periyava at the event of Hindu Spiritual Poets Meet at Kanchi Kumara Koshtam in the year 1984.

Periyava on a makeshift Palanquin!

HH Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati Swamigal is seen at Kumbha Mela event at Allahabad in the first picture. He is seen at the event of Hindu Spiritual Poets Meet at Kanchi Kumara Koshtam in the year 1984 in the second picture. And atop the makeshift Palanquin in the third one.

Thanks to Shri Vasant Raj for these precious pictures.


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Pratyaksha Deivame --- Mahaperiyava Music Book/CD by Gayathri Girish and Rukmini Ramani released on April 15th, 2017!

A book and CD titled ‘Prathyaksha Deivame The Veritable God’ by Dr. Rukmini Ramani was released on April 15 2017 at an event held at P. S. School, Mylapore in Madras.

The music book which consists of Pancharatna Kritis on Sri Kanchi Mahaperiyava was composed on the Mela kartha ragas Todi, Simhendramandyamam, Chakravaham, Dharmavathi and Sarasangi. Smt Gayathri Girish has rendered the kritis in the CD.

The event was presided over by Sri Ganesh Sarma. Dr. K. V. S. Gopalakrishnan, secretary, P. S. Educational Society welcomed the gathering. The sale proceeds of the book and CD will be given to Sri Matha Cancer Care and veda patashala respectively.

Guru T. V. Gopalakrishnan, N. Rajeswari, sub-editor, The Hindu (Tamil), guru P. S. Narayanaswami and K. N. Ramaswamy, director, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and several others were the guests at the event.

Those interested in the Book and music CD please contact Dr Rukmani at the below address:

Dr. Rukmini Ramani, 
Shivanugraha Trust,
Flat P, Saradambal Apartments, 3rd Floor, 
36, Kripasankari Street, 
West Mambalam, Chennai-600033

Phone number: +91 98403 48638

For more details please check the below link:

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Orissa Sankara Eye Hospital's First Annual Day on June 7th, 2017!

Shankara Eye Hospital in Odisha (Orissa) celebrates its First Annual Day on June 7th, 2017. Thanks to for sharing this with us. Those nearby the location in Orissa please do attend the event and make it a success.