Thenkarai: March 25-26, 2017

Jagadgurus in Thenkarai

Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahasannidhanam and Jagadguru Sri Sri Vidhushekhara Bharati Sannidhanam arrived at Thenkarai on March 25, 2017. A large number of devotees led by Sri V Vaidyanathan and Sri V Jayaraman (sons of Dharmatma Vaidyasubrahmanya Iyer) welcomed the Jagadgurus to the Thenkarai Agrahara.

Prior to the arrival at Thenkarai, the Jagadgurus were received by the devotees at the neighbouring town of Sholavandan. Sri Sannidhanam had Darshan at the Janakai Mariamman temple.

On arrival at Thenkarai, the Jagadgurus had Darshan of the Murti of Sri Adi Shankaracharya at the Sringeri Shankara Math. After Dhuli Pada Puja was performed by Sri V Vaidyanathan, the Sabha to welcome the Jagadgurus began with Veda Ghosha and a prayer song by Smt. Sharada Ramanan. After a citation in poetic Tamil was offered to the Jagadgurus welcoming them, the Acharyas blessed the gathering with Anugraha Bhashanams.

Sri Sannidhanam in His Anugraha Bhashanam stated that we will all do well to remember the existence of other worlds or Lokas and the fact of the law of Karma. Reflecting on the possible consequences of engaging in adharmic acts would help us to increase our Dharma Shraddha. Sri Mahasannidhanam pointed out that man must cultivate noble qualities and engage in Paropakara. He must never do unto others what he would not want to be done unto his one self – आत्मनः प्रतिकूलानि परेषां न समाचरेत्. Sri Mahasannidhanam also remembered that Thenkarai had been graced by the Sringeri Jagadgurus many times, remembering in particular the first visit of His Guru (Jagadguru Sri Abhinava Vidyatirtha Mahaswamiji) in 1958, when devotees led by Dharmatma Sri Vaidyasubramania Iyer welcomed the Jagadguru.

Sri Sannidhanam performed the Sharada Chandramoulishwara Puja at night.



The following morning, Sri Sannidhanam visited the century old temple of Vishalakshi Sameta Kashi Vishweshwara Swamy temple at Mullipallam. Sri Sannidhanam also visited Mannadimangalam, where He blessed the renovation efforts of the Adhishtanam of Sri Jnanananda Bharati Swamigal (Sri R Krishnaswamy Iyer in Poorvashrama).

Later, at Thenkarai, Sri Mahasannidhanam and Sri Sannidhanam had Darshan at the Sri Moolanatha Swamy temple. The Jagadgurus then gave Darshan, distributed Tirtha Prasada and blessed the devotees with Ashir Mantrakshatas.