Mumbai: The 26th Aradhana Mahotsavam of Pujyashri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Mahaswamigal – the 68th Shankaracharya of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam was celebrated at the Sri Sankara Mattham, Matunga today. The Paramacharya was a great spiritual master and leader of yester century, led the society through his life and teachings for more than 80 years. He attained Samadhi in the year 1994 at the age of 100. He excelled all his contemporary spiritual masters and had the power that transforms everybody who comes under His vision to spiritual vision.
The greatest contribution of Mahaswami of Kanchi was the preservation of our Vedas, the repository of our culture, tradition, and knowledge. The Seer ensured that the Vedas
are safeguarded in their permanence through a network of institutions. The Vedas represent the quintessence of truth. If the Vedas decay or become a sealed room, India
dies and the world which has drawn spiritual sustenance from India through the ages will degenerate into a colossal jungle.
The day started at Sri Sankara Mattham with Ganapathi homam, Pavamanasooktha homam, Avahanti homam, Upanishad parayanam. This was followed by singing of
Pancharatna Kritis of Saint Thyagaraja by the students and teachers of Sri Shanmukhananda music school led by its director Mrs. Sidhi Krishnamurthy. In the evening there was chanting of Sampoorna Bhagavad Gita parayanam by the students of Gita Class of Sankara mattham.
The Aradhana was also held at the Sri Shanmukhananda Sabha in the evening by a team of musicians led by Vidhushi Smt. Kalyani Sharma.