Vijayendra Saraswathi becomes 70th Sankaracharya of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam
Vijayendra Saraswathi has become the 70th Sankaracharya of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam, traditionally referred to as Kamakshi, on 28th February 2018 with the demise of Sri Jayendra Saraswati Swamiji. The Kanchipuram mutt is a Hindu monastic institution, located in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu. It is a pilgrimage for Hindus all around the world and particularly in South India. It is known as Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam, and the head of the matha is referred to as a “Sankaracharya”. The mutt was established by Adi Shankaracharya about 2520 years ago.
Topics: Advaita Vedanta • Hindu pilgrimage sites in India • Hinduism in Tamil Nadu • Jayendra • Jayendra Saraswathi • Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham • Kanchipuram • Nondualism • religion • Shankaracharyas • Spirituality • Vijayendra Saraswati Swamigal