Shankaracharya of the Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam passed away

Highlights:

  • Jayendra Saraswathi, the Shankaracharya of the Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam – passed away.
  • Vijayendra Saraswathi succeeded him as the 70th Shankaracharya of the Kanchi Peetam.
  • Jayendra Saraswathi – the 69th Shankaracharya of the Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam, passed away following a cardiac arrest at Kanchipuram.
  • He was the senior pontiff of the mutt founded by Adi Shankaracharya, receiving the mantle from his predecessor, the late Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi Swamigal.
  • Jayendra Saraswathi was at the forefront of innumerable community service initiatives such as the chain of ‘Sankara Eye Hospital’.
  • The junior pontiff Vijayendra Saraswathi succeeded Jayendra Saraswathi.