In this Kali Yuga, all the great saints who have incarnated in this holy ‘Bharata’ Desa have chiefly shown us one of the easiest paths to liberation – singing the Divine Names of God. The chief among them was the great saint from South India by the name Bhagavan Nama Bodendra Saraswati Swamigal.
All the Mahans who have ascended the Kanchi Kamaktoti Mutt have belonged to Adi Sankara’s lineage, Bodendra Swamigal being one of the most prominent among them.
More than 300 years ago, in the ‘Mandana Misra Agraharam’ of Kanchipuram, Suguna Devi, the wife of Sri Mohana Pandurangan gave birth to a handsome baby boy. They named him Purushottaman.