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His Holiness, Jagadguru Shri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati Swamigal is one of the greatest seers, a respected saint and a spiritual teacher of India. He is also known as Sri Maha Periyava ( The great elder) of Kancheepuram, a district in Tamil Nadu, famous for its Silk Sarees and temples. He is also acknowledged as a great Sadguru ( The greatest teacher) and revered by all.

About Mahaperiyava:

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He was the 68th Jagadguru Shankaracharya of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham.

He was born on 20 May 1894 at Kalavai, Villupuram district in Tamil Nadu. He was named Swaminathan Sharma at birth. His parents were Subrahmanya Sastri, a teacher and Mahalakshmi ( both Kannada speaking Brahmins). He was the second son of his parents.

His upanayanam, a sacred thread ceremony of Hindu Brahmins was performed in Tindivanam, 1905. After the 66th Jagadguru, Chandrashekharendra Saraswati VI attained Siddhi at Kalavai, His Maternal Cousin ascended the Peetham as 67th Acharya. Swaminathan replaced 67th Acharya in the year 1907 with the Sanyasa Name, Shri. Chandrashekharendra Saraswati. He got well trained in Vedas, Puranas, various religious scriptures. He was a Perfect Celibate and a great incarnation of Lord Shiva, who blessed his devotees and looked after their welfare. He would guide those who sought refuge in His Holy Feet with words of Wisdom and Kindness. He travelled all over India for creating awareness of Hindu religion.
He attained Mahasamadhi on 8 January 1994 at the age of 100.

My Experiences

Just like Shri Sai Baba of Shirdi, His Divine Grace helped people to get respite from their troubles, physical, mental as financial. Great saints like Him are always Immortal.

My brother was in search of a job after completing his graduation. My great aunt had asked him to draw a portrait of Shri Mahaperiyava. He obliged her and completed the portrait by His Grace. He got a job within a couple of days after finishing the portrait.

I was going through a low phase in my life. I was desperate and desolate. But He appeared in my dream with a smile on His Face and raised his hands to bless me. He said, ” You will have a good life ahead.” Believe it or not, but the moment He said these words, my life took a favorable upturn. There was no looking back.

Today is His 28th Aradhana Day( dedicated to his Mahasamadhi as Per Tamil Hindu Calendar). He respected all religions and was well versed in all the religious scriptures, because of which He is respected by people of all religious communities.

I would like to share the experiences of other disciples ( devotees) in my upcoming blogs.

Mahaperiyava Sharanam.

Jaya Jaya Shankara! Hara Hara Shankara!


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