Rameshwaram Yatra- HH Shankaracharya Swamigal performs Abhishekam & Pujas to Sri Ramanathaswami at the Garbha Gruham -22/2/2021
HH Pujyashri Shankara Vijayendra Saraswati Shankaracharya Swamigal visited Sri Ramanathaswami temple in Rameshwaram Kshetra and performed Abhishekam & Pujas to Sri Ramanathaswamy in the Garbha Gruham on 22/2/2021.
In the morning , the Peshkar of Ramanathaswamy Devasthanam came to Kanchi Math along with Sarvasadhakam Priest to invite His Holiness and then escorted His Holiness to the temple. Reception with Poornakumbham was accorded to Sri Acharyal at the temple entrance by Raja of Ramnad- Thakkar of the temple, Joint Commissioner, Peshkar, Officials and priests.
As per traditions and customs, His Holiness Jagadguru Pujyashri Sankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamigal performed Gangabishekam to Ramanathaswamy at the Garbha Gruha (Sanctum Sanctorum) with his divine hands followed by Vastra Samarpanam, Ashtottara Archana and Deeparadhana Shodashopachara Pujas. Special Abharanams - Three petalled Bilva studded with Maragatham stone, Bilva Mala, 108 Kasu Malai and a slender Yagnopaveetam in Gold and Silver were adorned to Ramanathaswamy by His Holiness. Two Silver buckets, Deeparadhana Thattu, Kumbha Harathi, 11 Silver Kalashams were presented by Kanchi Math to Ramanathaswamy Devasthanam during this visit of His Holiness.
At the Parvatavardhini Amman Sannadhi, His Holiness adorned Abharanam, performed Archana and Deeparadhana. Sri Acharyal visited the Sri Sethumadhava Swami Sannadhi and after pradakshinam, returned to Shrimatam, Agniteertham at 11:45 AM.
Earlier in the day, Sri Acharyal performed Sri Chandramouleeshwara Puja at Shrimatam. His Holiness also prayed at the Ujjayini Kali Temple right next to the Math and then left for the temple at 9:15 AM. Veda Pandits accompanied His Holiness with the Ganga Teertha Kalashams amidst accompaniment of Nadaswaram & Veda Parayanam.
Several dignitaries including Raja & Rani of Ramnad, Uppuru Sri Narayana Chettiar , Sri OS Manian, Minister of Handlooms & Textiles, Sri S Gurumurty, Sri H Raja, Sri Vedantamji and Rameswaram public participated and witnessed in the event. Veda Pathashala Vidyarthis, Veda Vidwans, Rameswaram Kshetra Vaidiks & Purohits too participated in large numbers.