Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Adhishtanams of the Kanchi seers- Sri Patramasivendra saraswathi the 57 th acharya at Tiruvengadu

The Thiruvenkadu adhishtanam

On the east coast road  after leaving Sirkazhi in about 15 kms you will see the road to Poompuhar. Take a left here this is the approach road to both Tiruvengadu and Keezh peumpallam the Kethusthalam just before reaching Poompuhar you will see the left turning to tiruvenkadu. Tiruvenkadu houses the great Swetaaranteshwarar temple with the famous budhan kshetram Agora Murthy and Chidambaresa it also has the Adhistanam of Brahma the father of the Goddess Gnambikai..This is the town where the 57 the pontiff of the Kanchi mutt is in. Jeeva samadhi. You will have to ask for the kanchi mutt samadhi in the sarboji agraharam which is just behind the temple in a road that is parrallel to the north  side of the temple.
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There is a small temple in front of the adhishtanam
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57.Sri Paramasivendra Saraswati II :
http://www.kamakoti.org/peeth/origin.html#appendix2
He was the son of Parameswara, native of a village on the bank of the river Pampa. He was known as Sivaramakrishna before Sanyasa. He was the Guru of the great Sadasiva Brahmendra, the author of the Gururatna malika and the great Brahma Jnani. The greatness of Paramasivendra may be gauged from the fact that Sadasiva Brahmendra used to carry the sandals of the Acharya always on his head. And the greatness of Sadasiva Brahmendra may also be understood by an incident, which is recounted in popular tradition, Sadasiva steeped in the bliss of Brahman, was wandering about as an Avadhuta, to all appearances like a mad man. Some one reported to Paramasivendra that Sadasiva had gone mad. The Acharya is reported to have answered "I wish I had but a touch of that madness". So great indeed was Paramasivendra that Sadasiva Brahmendra has immortalised him in his Atma Vjdya Vilasa. This Acharya wrote a commentary on Siva Gita. He attained mukti at Svetaranya (Tiruvenkadu) in Tanjore District on Sukla Dasami in the month of Sravana of the cyclic year Parthiva (1586 AD).His pontificate was for 47 years.He is the preceding Guru of Sri Vishwadikendra Atma bodendra Saraswathi who is interned at Vadavambalam
The adhishtanam is being taken taken care of by Sri.Sivaramakrishnan who  family has been in this holy duty for the last 3 generations. DSC06207
The adhishtanam of the saint is a jeeva samadhi and strict rules to be followed here asexplained by sri.Sivaramakrishnan  are
1.Do not come empty handed some fruit, flower, oils etc to be carried
2.please remove the shirt as you enter
3. please wash all sides of your feet before entering the sanctum
There is a Chakrini temple inside on the northern side where a srichakram has been buried by Mahaperiyava , The south facing goddess is  very powerful
there is also an adhishtanam of the pet sishya the avadhoota Sadashiva brahmendra.( This sage has multiple adhishtanams at Nerur, here, lahore etc)DSC06192

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below is the samadhi of Sri. Atma bodendra
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other dieties in the outer praharam
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Entrance of the sanctumDSC06210DSC06211DSC06212
A truly memorable experience which i perceived in this second visitof mine
Contact: Sri Sivaramakrishnan::9488210744