Sringeri Shankara Jayanti Celebrations 2022.. To celebrate the birth anniversary of Sri Adi Shankara Bhagavatpada, Shankara Jayanti was observed all over the country on Vaishakha Shukla Panchami on the 6th of May 2022.
It is well-known to all Astikas that Bhagavan Parameshwara, beseeched by the devatas, incarnated as Jagadguru Sri Adi Shankaracharya in Kalady in Kerala twelve centuries ago to protect Sanatana Dharma and propagate the Vedanta Siddhanta.
Jagadguru Sri Shankara Bhagavatpada’s immense contribution was made by penning hundreds of works including profound commentaries on the Prasthana Traya and short treatises such as Ekashloki, by spreading Sanatana Dharma travelling from Rameshwaram to the Himalayas & defeating proponents of opposing schools, and by establishing the four Amnaya Peethams along the four directions for the continued propagation of the tenets of Dharma and Brahman.
It is not possible for anyone even in a hundred lifetimes to repay Jagadguru Sri Shankara Bhagavatpada for His immense contribution. However, with the intent that everyone must render gratitude in accordance with one’s capacity, the 36th Acharya of Dakshinamnaya Sringeri Sri Sharada Peetham, Jagadguru Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji, being a scholar par excellence in the Shastras and having undertaken many Vijaya Yatras across the country to propagate Dharma, had a beautiful granite temple constructed in Sringeri, consecrated the divine Murti of Sri Adi Shankaracharya in it and performed the Mahakumbhabhisheka on Vikriti Samvatsara Magha Shukla Trayodashi (February 16, 2011).
The Jagadguru, whose Sankalpa is ever-fulfilled, has decided to dedicate the Swarna Shikhara of the temples of Sri Adi Shankaracharya and Torana Ganapati and perform the Mahakumbhabhisheka.
This event will take place on the auspicious Shankara Jayanti – Vaishakha Shukla Panchami day (Friday, May 6, 2022, Mithuna lagna from 10:00 am) of this Shubhakrit Samvatsara. On this sacred occasion, many Dharmic activities including Laksha Modaka Mahaganapati Homa, Atirudra Mahayaga, the Rik – Yajus – Sama Samhita Yagas, Parayana of the Prasthana Traya Bhashya etc., will take place. The Kumbhabhisheka of the historic Sri Chaturmurti Vidyeshwara temple located in Simhagiri will also be conducted.