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The Shankaracharya Returns!

June 08, 2005

A large crowd, weeping women and rituals greeted the Shankaracharya of Kanchi, Jayendra Saraswati, at the Kanchi Mutt on Wednesday.

The shankaracharya has stayed away from the Mutt after the Tamil Nadu government charged him with allegedly masterminding the murder of a former aide.

The Shankaracharya in trouble

The celebrations for Jayendra Saraswati's return were muted. The junior Kanchi shankaracharya, Vijayendra Saraswati, accompanied him to Kanchi.

The shankaracharya brought with him the Mutt deity Chandramouliswara, which had been taken to Kalavai so that Jayendra Saraswati could perform the daily rituals after he was released from jail in January. He was ordered by a court to stay away from the Mutt after the prosecution alleged he could tamper with evidence.

Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

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Truth prevails and this return clearly indicates the win over wrong allegations just to tarnish the image of saintly persons. Had this situation been in ...

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I am happy to note that Shri. Jayendra Saraswatiji has arrived to Math. I hope and trust that the Math shall come back to its ...


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Tamilnadu will escape from the disaster. Again if some wrong step is taken by the politicians Tamilnadu will be completely wiped out from the map


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Welcome back Shri Jayendra. The two greatest saints of recent years are Shri Jayendra Saraswathi and Shri Thirumuruga Krupananda Warrior.

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Could you not call Jayendra Saraswati "The Shankaracharya"? He is only one of many. He certainly had a field day during the NDA rule, but ...

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