Jayendra Saraswathi

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Subramanyam Mahadeva Iyer, Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal, Shankaracharya
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Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal is the 69th Shankaracharya (guru and head or pontiff (Peetadhipathi)) of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham.

Sri Jayendra Saraswati Swamigal was nominated by his predecessor, Sri Chandrasekarendra Saraswati Swamigal as his successor and was given the title Sri Jayendra Saraswathi on March 22, 1954. He is one of the leading religious figures in Hinduism today.

On account of his sacerdotal office and his profound knowledge of the Hindu religion, he commands wide respect in India, particularly in religious Hindu circles. The Kanchi Math has grown into a strong organization under him.


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recent coments on telangana movement

mbnarayana's picture

Sri swamiji commented adversely on telangana movement in guntur and the activists burnt his effigy in telangana area of a.p

Nathyogi's picture

Re: recent coments on telangana movement

This is not a cause to understand a spiritual person.
We are free to give our opinions on any cause.
The wise feel your opinion about the seer is wrong.
It is the duty of seers and saints to keep people united irrespective of religion, region, caste, creed, language, area, etc.
Telangana people are fooled by selfish leaders. As a seer he tried to educate them.
They proved that fools do not learn even Lord Brahma comes and teaches them.
Burning effigy cannot affect his spiritual stature.
Giving power to and praising film actors and actresses whose character is not strong cannot affect the status of saints and seers who are truthful and virtuous.

Nathyogi | Thu, 09/25/2014 - 09:19