Samashti Upanayanam at Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam in February 2014

Samashti Upanayanam at Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam in February 2014, Samuhika Upanayanam in Kanchipuram Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam..

With the Blessings of Their Holinesses Pujyashri Jayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji and Pujyashri Shankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamiji, Samashti Upanayanam is organised every year at Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham, Sankara Math, No.1, Salai St., Kanchipuram.

This year, the Samashti Upanayanam will be held on Thursday – 20th Feb. 2014.

Those who want to perform Upanayanam may contact Shri. Venkatesh Sastry 9940857445 or write to [email protected]

About Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam, Kanchipuram

Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham is a Hindu monastic institution located in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, one of the five pancha-bhUta-sthalas (Temples denoting the ‘5 Elements’). The five pancha-bhUta-sthalas or material sites represent earth (Kanchipuram), sky (Chidambaram), air (Kalahasti), fire (Thiruvannamalai), and water (Thiruvanaikoil).

It is known formally as Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam, and is claimed to be founded by the Adi Sankara The head of the matha is referred to as a “Sankaracharya”, a title that is also applied to the heads of the four Adi Sankara mathas.

The Kanchi matha has been gaining prominence since the 18th century, when it was at Kumbakonam. Today it is one of the most important religious institutions of SouthIndia.

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