Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam

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Sri Adi Sankara Paramparagatha Moolamnaya Sarvagnya Peetam

Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam

CALENDAR
Kali Yugam 5113 Shalivahana Shaka 1933

Khara Samvatsara

April 14, 2011 ~ April 13, 2012
Sri Adi Sankara, after his Digvijaya Yatras of Bharatvarsha, settled in Mokshapuri Kanchi and established the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam in 482 B.C. for himself, as his own Matham. Thus the Great Sankara Bhagavadpada, the Lord himself, was the first Acharya of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam and from then on until today, an unbroken lineage of Peetadhipathis have adorned this Peetam. Sankara Bhagavatpada established four “Aamnaya Peetams” in the four corners of Bharatavarsha. Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam, with Adi Sankara as the first Acharya, supervised over the other peetams and thus was called the “Moolamnaya Peetam”. “Kamakoti” means “the end to all desires.” The “kshetram,” the place where the Peetam is situated, is called “Satyavrata Kanchi.” The reigning god and goddess of this kshetram are Ekambaranathar and Devi Kamakshi. The teertham or the name of the river on the banks of which the Matham is situated is “Kampasara,” because the river Kampa flows beneath the Ekambaranathar temple as “Antharvani,” meaning “invisible.” The Veda for the Matham is Rig Veda. The Peetam is presently graced by the 69th Acharya, Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal and the 70th Acharya, Sri Sankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Swamigal. Adhishtanam: The earlier Acharyas who attained videha mukti have been interred in adhishtanams. When such a Sankaracharya or a realised soul attains mukti, his jivatma (individual consciousness) is supposed to have merged with the paramatma (absolute consciousness). However, even so, a fraction of this individual consciousness is said to continue to remain in his body, even as the rest merges with the absolute. The body thus is interred into a pit, a construction is built above it and a sacred tulsi plant or a Shiva lingam planted on top of this construction. This is called a brindavan or an adhishtanam. Since these adhishtanams continue to contain a portion of the individual’s consciousness, they continue to radiate their blessings for all eternity. Bhaktas who pray even now in these sacred environs have always experienced their grace and blessings. Daily poojas are performed at the adhishtanam. On the anniversary of the videha mukti of that Sankaracharya, a special pooja called the Aradhana is performed. This calendar lists the individual Aradhana dates of the illustrious Acharyas of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam. On the back of each page are found brief summaries of their lives to help us remember and pay obeisance to them on their Aradhana thithi. Guru Droham: Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal, Periyaval, recounted an incident where a person had approached the Paramacharya, beset with problems. The Paramacharya however, refused to meet him and explained this person’s background. “This person had a personal Guru with whom he was very close. His Guru had various devotees, one of whom was an old widow. She had a few hundred rupees that she had saved for carrying out her last rites. She had requested this Guru to hold the money in safe keeping. The Guru in turn, gave the money to this person who used it in his business without the Guru’s knowledge. After a few months, the widow started pestering the Guru to return her money as she felt that her end was near and that she needed to entrust this money to one of her relatives to carry out her last rites. The Guru in turn asked this person to return the money, but he didn’t. The widow used to abuse the Guru every day and eventually died. So did the Guru, who never got the money back from this person. The curse of this Guru was the reason of the person’s downfall. I too can’t suggest any Pariharam as there is none available”, concluded the Paramacharya. “A Sishya insulting another person’s Guru ends up earning his own Guru’s curse.” A misguided devotee who wished to show his Adi Guru’s supremacy over Adi Sankara himself, created a monument showing his Adi Guru as the first Guru in the Kanchi Guru Parampara. This unfounded history earned the ire of Adi Sankara devotees, who mutilated the Adi Guru’s monument. Thus in his enthusiasm to prove the supremacy of his Adi Guru, he had blemished his Guru’s name. Later, as a token of expiation for this sin, he built a separate temple for his Adi Guru. We pray that the blessings of Sri Mahatripurasundari sameetha Chandramouleswara be showered on one and all.

Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam

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Adi Sankara Bhagvadpadacharya (509 BC - 477 BC) along with his disciples sruti smriti purananam alayam karunalayam namami bhagavatpadam sankaram lokasankaram

The compassionate Guru Dakshinamurthi himself descended on this earth to destroy the Ajnana that had spread and to re-establish the truth of Advaita. His advent was at Kaladi, Kerala to the blessed namboodri couple Sivaguru and Aryambal on Vaishaka Shukla Panchami, Punarvasu Nakshatra, Nandana Samvatsara, 509BC. His miraculous life span of 32 years has been summarized in a couplet: “ashtavarshe chaturvedo, dwadashe sarvashastravith shodashe krithavan bhashyam, dvatrimsho munirabhyagath” Mastery over the four Vedas by his eighth year and all Sastras by his twelfth year, the advaitic rendition of the Brahma Sutras, the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita by his sixteenth year - accomplishments impossible for an ordinary mortal, the Acharya, in his short life span swept like a tornado not once, but thrice through Bharata Varsha. He uprooted many heresies and re-established the pristine truth of Advaita. Here in Kanchipuram, Adi Sankara ascended the sarvagnya peetam in the precints of the Kamakshi Temple. Then, settling down at Kanchi, he founded the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam over which he himself presided and we now have an uninterrupted lineage of 70 Sankaracharyas presiding this illustrious Peetam. In his thirty second year, he attained Videha Mukti in the presence of Kamakshi, the Brahmavidya swaroopini. Adi Sankara’s akshara-abhyasa was performed when he was three years old, his brahmopadesam when he was just five. Sankara, a sruthidhara – able to recite any work after hearing it only once, had in span of just two years, mastered all the scriptures and returned home from the Gurukul. At the age of eight, young Sankara, left home after taking permission from his mother promising to be at her bedside during her last stages. Sankara met his Guru, Govinda Bhagavatpada, who initiated him into sanyasa on the banks of the Narmada River. On completing his learning under his Guru, Sankara authored Bhashyas, Prakarnagranthas and stotras He also received darshan and blessings of his Paramaguru, Gaudapada. In the process of his Digvijay yatras, Sankara uprooted Buddhism, Jainism, Sankhya and Mimamsa systems of thought and firmly re-established Advaita Vedanta in the land. Adi Sankara established four main Mathas in the four corners of the country to spread the message of Advaita Vedanta. These are at Jyothir Mutt in the north near the Himalayas, on the island of Dwaraka by the western sea, at Jagannatha on the shores of the eastern sea, and finally, in the south at Kudali- Sringeri, at the confluence of Tunga and Bhadra rivers. He established the combined worship of the six deities i.e. Siva, Vishnu, Ambika, Surya, Vinayaka and Subrahmanya and was therefore called as Shanmatha Sthapanacharya. Going to Mahakailash, Sankara obtained five spatika lingams and the Soundaryalahari. Sankara installed these five lingams - the Mukti-Lingam, Vara-Lingam, Moksha-Lingam, Bhoga-Lingam and Yoga-Lingam in Badrinath, Neelakanta Kshetram (Nepal), Chidambaram, Kudali-Sringeri and Kanchipuram respectively. In his short life span, the Acharya succeeded in reviving temple worship and Advaita Vedanta in every corner of the land. The Acharya was the rarest union of Sage and Saint; of Philosopher and Devotee; of Mystic and Logician; of Original Writer and Commentator; of Traditionalist and Innovator; of Establisher and Integrator; of total renunciation and Intense Activity, all characterizing the loftiest of Gurus to have graced our land.

Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam

APRIL 2011
Phalguni: March 15 - April 13 Chitrai: April 14 - May 14

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Satabhisha 08:26 AM

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P. Bhadrapada 11:24 AM

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Trayodashi 03:06 PM

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GURU ARADHANAS
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Date 04/04 04/04 04/04 05/04 12/04 25/04 Name 15. Sri Gangadharendra Saraswati 27. Sri Chidvilasendra Saraswati 52. Sri Sankaranandendra Saraswati 60. Sri Advaitatma Prakashendra Saraswati 43. Sri Anandaghanendra Saraswati 56. Sri Sarvajna Sadasiva Bodhendra Saraswati Siddhisthal Kanchi Kanchi Kanchi Kirzh Ambi Kanchi Rameswaram

Chaturdashi 05:35 PM

U. Bhadrapada 02:22 PM

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Revati 05:15 PM

Amavasya 08:02 PM

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Ashwini 07:59 PM

Prathamai 10:24 PM

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Dwithiya Ashtami 05:07 AM

Bharani 10:30 PM

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Dwithiya 00:35 AM

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Aslesha 02:15 AM Dashami 01:28 AM Anuradha 06:16 AM

Krittika 00:43 AM

Rohini 02:32 AM

Trithiya 02:31 AM

Chaturthi 04:08 AM

Panchami 05:18 AM

Mrigasira 03:49 AM

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Shasti 05:55 AM Sapthami 05:52 AM Navami 03:39 AM Ekadashi 10:41 PM Dwadashi 07:24 PM

Ardra 04:29 AM

Punarvasu 04:27 AM

Pushya 03:42 AM

Magha 00:13 AM

P.Phalguni 09:41 PM

U.Phalguni 06:50 PM

Trayodashi 03:47 PM

Hindu Festivals
April 14 April 15 April 17 April 18 April 21 April 28 April 30 Tamil New Year, Visu Punyakalam, Ekadashi Mahapradosham Pournami Pooja Chitra Pournima Sankatahara Chaturthi Sarva Ekadashi Sani Mahapradosham

Hasta 03:51 PM

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Chaturdashi 12.00 Noon Pournami 08:14 AM Prathamai 04:40 AM Dwithiya 01:29 AM Trithiya 10:50 PM Chaturthi 08:52 PM Panchami 07:41 PM Uttarashada 07:13 AM Shravana 09:17 AM Dhanishta 11:50 AM Shatabishta 02:42 PM P.Bhadrapada 05:42 PM U.Bhadrapada 08:40 PM Sapthami 07:47 PM Ashtami 08:57 PM Navami 10:44 PM Dashami Dashami 00:55 AM Ekadashi 03:20 AM

Chitra 12:54 PM

Swaati 10:13 AM

Vishaakha 07:57 AM

Jyeshta 05:19 AM

Moola 05:09 AM

Shasti 07:19 PM

Poorvashada 05:48 AM

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Dwadashi 05:49 AM

Ending times are shown for each thithi and nakshatram.

15 Sri Gangadharendra Saraswati : Hailing from Andhra, he was the son of Bhadragiri of Kanchi. His former name was Subhadra. Gangadhara was renowned for his great erudition. He attained mukti near the Agastya hill. 27 Sri Chidvilasendra Saraswati : He was the son of Madhusudhana, a native of Hastigiri. He was a native of Andhra and was known by the name Hari Kesava prior to becoming a sanyasi. He attained mukti at Kanchi. 52 Sri Sankaranandendra Saraswati : He was the son of Balachandra, a native of Madhyarjuna or Tiruvidaimarudur. His former name was Mahesa. Before ascending the pontifical throne, he had accompanied Vidya Tirtha to the Himalayas. It was Sankarananda who was largely instrumental in the founding of eight new Advaita Mutts in Karnataka. He was the author of Dipikas on Isa, Kena, Prasna and Brhadaranyaka Upanishads. He was the author of Atma Purana and a commentary on the Bhagavat Gita. He vigorously combated the aggressive propaganda carried on by Vaishnava and Madhwa sectarians. He attained mukti at Kanchi. 60 Sri Advaitatma Prakashendra Saraswati : He was also known as Govinda. He was the son of Parasurama, a native of a village adjoining the river Vasistha. His former name was Sruti-Pandita. For some time, he lived in Govindapuram where his predecessor had attained mukti. He was held in very great veneration by Sahaji, the King of Tanjore. He attained mukti at the village Ambi, near Kanchi. His brindavan at Ambi is in daily worship. 43 Sri Anandaghanendra Saraswati : He was the son of Sudeva Bhatta, a native of a village in the Tungabhadra valley. His name before initiation into the ascetic order was Sankara Pandita. He attained eternal bliss at Kanchi. 56 Sri Sarvajna Sadasiva Bhodhendra Saraswati : He was the son of Chiruta Chikkanna, a native of a village on the banks of the north Pennar. He was the Guru of Pravira Setupati Raja of Ramnad. It is said that he was the author of Svatma Nirupana. He attained mukti at Rameswaram.

Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam

MAY 2011
Chitrai: April 14 - May 14 Vaikashi: May 15 - June 14

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Revati 11:30 PM

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Ashwini 02:07 AM

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Bharani 04:27 AM

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Krittika 06:27 AM

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Rohini 08:05 AM

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Mrigasira 09:19 AM

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Trayodashi 08:12 AM

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Punarvasu 10:20 AM

Chaturdashi 10:24 AM

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Amavasya 12:21 PM

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Prathamai 01:58 PM

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Dwithiya 03:15 PM

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Trithiya 04:07 PM

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GURU ARADHANAS
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Date 02/05 09/05 11/05 13/05 16/05 20/05 25/05 31/05 Name 47. Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati 40. Sri Mahadevendra Saraswati 26. Sri Prajnanghanendra Saraswati 01. Sri Sankara Bhagavatpada 39. Sri Sacchidvilasendra Saraswati 30. Sri Bodhendra Saraswati 07. Sri Anandajnanendra Saraswati 03. Sri Sarvajnatmendra Saraswati Siddhisthal Arunachalam Kanchi Kanchi Kanchi Kanchi Kanchi Srisailam Kanchi

Chaturthi 04:34 PM

Ardra 10:05 AM

Panchami 04:30 PM Chitra 11:08 PM

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Pushya 10:04 AM

Shasti 03:56 PM

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Sapthami 02:49 PM Ashtami 01:09 PM Navami 10:59 AM Dashami 08:22 AM Anuradha 04:41 PM Jyeshta 03:23 PM Moola 02:43 PM Poorvashada 02:47 PM Pournami 04:39 PM Prathamai 01:59 PM Dwithiya 11:49 AM Trithiya 10:18 AM Shatabishta 09:52 PM P.Bhadrapada P.Bhadrapada 00:45 AM U.Bhadrapada 03:43 AM

Aslesha 09:15 AM

Magha 07:55 AM

P.Phalguni 06:09 AM

U.Phalguni 04:00 AM

Ekadashi 05:24 AM

Hasta 01:37 AM

Hindu Festivals
May 02 May 06 May 08 May 13 May 15 May 16 May 17 May 20 May 28 May 30 Sarva Amavasya Akshaya Triteeya Sri Sankara Jayanthi Smartha Ekadashi Mahapradosham Pournami Pooja, Sri Nrusimha Jayanthi Vaikasi Vishakam Sankatahara Chaturthi Sarva Ekadashi Mahapradosham

Dwadashi 02:12.AM

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Trayodashi 10:54 PM Chaturdashi 07:40 PM

Swaati 08:43 PM

Vishaakha 06:31 PM

Chaturthi 09:29 AM

Uttarashada 03:35 PM

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Panchami 09:25 AM Shasti 10:07 AM Sapthami 11:29 AM Ashtami 01:23 PM Navami 03:38 PM Dashami 06:02 PM

Shravana 05:07 PM

Dhanishta 07:15 PM

Ekadashi 08:22 PM

Revati 06:34 AM

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Dwadashi 10:30 PM Trayodashi

Ashwini 09:09 AM

Bharani 11:23 AM

Trayodashi 00:17 AM

Ending times are shown for each thithi and nakshatram.

47 Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati : Otherwise known as Chandrachuda. He was the son of Suka Deva, a native of Kundini riverside. He was a Dravida Brahmin and his pre-sanyasa name was Srikantha. He went on tours of digvijaya and defeated in argument Hemacharya, a great Jain teacher in the court of Vidyalola Kumarapala, and author of Kumarapala Charita. This Acharya was also held in considerable veneration by Mankha, the author of Srikantha Charita, by Krishna Misra, the author of Prabhoda Chandrodaya and Guruvijaya, and Jayadeva, author of Prasanna Raghavan, Chandraloka and Bhakti Kalpa Latika, and Suhala, and also by a physician of Kashmir and author of a medical lexicon, known as Vaidyabhidhana Chintamani. Jayadeva has celebrated the victory of Chandrasekhara over Hemacharya in his Bhakti Kalpalatika. Jayasimha, King of Kashmir, considered himself blessed in the service of this great Acharya. He attained mukti at Arunachala Kshetra. 40 Sri Mahadevendra Saraswati : He was the son of one Kannayya, a native of Karnataka. His poorvasrama name was Sivaramabhatta. He was very handsome and hence referred to as Sobhana and Ujjvala. He attained mukti at Kanchi. 26 Sri Prajnanghanendra Saraswati : He was the son of Prabhakara, a native of a village on the bank of the Pinakini. His former name was Sonagiri. He attained mukti at Kanchi. 1 Sri Sankara Bhagavatpada : On reaching Kanchi, after the digvijaya tours, Sri Sankaracharya settled down at Kanchi, and established a Mutt for his own residence. He gave sanyasa diksha to a very young boy of Thambaravarni valley, and named him Sarvajnatman. He also nominated him as successor Acharya of the Kanchi Sankaracharya Mutt under the care of Sri Suresvaracharya. A long line of unbroken erudite and pious Acharyas have adorned the Kamakoti Peetam since then. Some of the most famous in this line of Acharyas are Sri Krpa Sankara, Sri Muka Sankara, Sri Abhinava Sankara, Sri Paramasivendra Saraswati, Sri Bhodhendra Saraswati and the world renowned 68th Acharya, Pujyasri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati Swamigal (Maha Periyaval). Adi Sankara took to sanyasa directly from Brahmacharya asrama. The same order is being followed till now where the Head of the Mutt is selected from Brahmacharis only. The Acharyas of Kamakoti Peetam have the title “Indra-Saraswati”The Acharyas themselves perform the daily tri-kala pooja to Sri Chandramau. leeswara. 39 Sri Sacchidvilasendra Saraswati : He was the son of Kamaleswara of Kanyakubja and was known by the name Sripati before sanyasa. For a long time, he lived in Padmapura He attained mukti at Kanchi. 30 Sri Bhodhendra Saraswati : He was the son of one Kalahasti. His poorvasrama name was Balayya. He attained mukti at Kanchi. 7 Sri Anandajnanendra Saraswati : He was known as Chinnayya before sanyasa. He was the son of Suryanarayana Makhi. He hailed from Chera country. A great votary of Gauri, through divine grace of God, he obtained extraordinary literary powers. He wrote commentaries on the Sankara Bhashyas and Sureswaracharya’s Vartikas. He attained mukti at Sri Saila. 3 Sri Sarvajnatmendra Saraswati : After having conquered the leaders of many heretic sects prevalent in many parts of India, Sri Sankara Bhagavatpada reached Kanchi, the southern Mokshapuri to spend the evening years of His life in that holy city. One of the famous incidents of Sri Sankara’s stay at Kanchi is his Sarvajna Peetarohanam or ascending the seat of Omniscience. On knowing about this, scholars from various parts of the Tamil regions gathered at Kanchi to witness the grand event. Among those, a band of scholars from Brahmadesam and its neighborhood had a debate with the Acharya on Deva bedha, Moorthy bedha, etc. By his clear exposition of the Advaita doctrine, the Acharya silenced their arguments. After the successful ascending of the Sarvajna Peeta, Sri Sankara was attracted by a boy of 7 summers. He sent word for the parents of the boy. They came with their son and bowed before Sri Sankara. Then the great Acharya expressed His wish to nominate the little boy as his successor to the Kanchi Peetam. The parents greatly rejoiced and agreed to the Acharya’s proposal. Thereafter the Acharya initiated the boy into sanyasa asrama, gave him the diksha name of Sarvajnatman. The Bala Sanyasi was put under the care of Sri Sureswaracharya. Sri Sarvajnatman presided over the Sri Kanchi Sankaracharya Mutt for a long number of years. He wrote a lucid summary or rather a further commentary on Sri Sankara’s Sutra Bashya. Sri Sarvajnatman’s commentary is known as The Samkshepa Sareeraka. It is also said that he is the author of a poetical thesis called Sarvajna Vilasa. The Samkshepa Sareeraka of Sri Sarvajnatman contains 1267 verses couched in elegance and easy style. After an eventful and glorious career Sri Sarvajnatman attained videha mukthi in Kanchi.

Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam

JUNE 2011
Vaikashi: May 15 - June 14 Aani: June 15 - July 16
Lunar Eclipse
Date: June 15, 2011 (Wednesday) Khara - Aani 01 Timing: Starting: 11:56 pm Middle: 01:45 am Ending: 03:34 am Magnitude of the eclipse: 1.705 Affected Nakshatrams: Visibility: Aslesha, Jyeshta, Revati, Anuradha, and Moola Visible all over India
Punarvasu 03:50 PM Pushya 03:28 PM Aslesha 02:44 PM

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Krittika 01:10 PM

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Rohini 02:30 PM

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Mrigasira 03:23 PM

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Ardra 03:49 PM

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Chaturdashi 01:39 AM

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Amavasya 02:33 AM

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Prathamai 02:58 AM

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GURU ARADHANAS
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Date 07/06 07/06 08/06 09/06 10/06 11/06 11/06 12/06 Name 06. Sri Suddhanandendra Saraswati 50. Sri Chandrachudendra Saraswati 23. Sri Satchitsukhendra Saraswati 16. Sri Ujjvala Sankarendra Saraswati 61. Sri Mahadevendra Saraswati 17. Sri Sadasivendra Saraswati 53. Sri Purnananda Sadasivendra Saraswati 02. Sri Sureswaracharya Siddhisthal Kanchi Kadilam Jagannatham Kashmir Tiruvottriyur Trayamabakam Kanchi Kanchi

Dwithiya 02:56 AM

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Trithiya 02:28 AM

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Chaturthi 01:34 AM

Panchami 00:18 AM

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Magha 01:40 PM

P.Phalguni 12:20 PM

U.Phalguni 10:45 AM

Shasti 10:41 PM

Sapthami 08:45 PM

Ashtami 06:33 PM

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Navami 04:08 PM Poorvashada 00:16 AM Dwithiya 11:24 PM Revati 02:22 PM

Hasta 09:01 AM

Dashami 01:34 PM

Chitra 07:12 AM

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Ekadashi 10:56 AM Dwadashi 08:20 AM Trayodashi 05:52 AM Chaturdashi 03:37 AM Pournami 01:44 AM Prathamai 00:17 AM

Swaati 05:23 AM

Vishaakha 03:41 AM

Anuradha 02:13 AM

Jyeshta 01:05 AM

Moola 00.24 AM

Hindu Festivals
June 01 June 12 June 13 June 14 June 15 June 19 June 27 June 28 Sarva Amavasya Sarva Ekadashi Mahapradosham Sri Kanchi Mahaperiyaval Jayanthi Pournami Pooja Total Lunar Eclipse Sankatahara Chaturthi Sarva Ekadashi Mahapradosham

Trithiya 11:07 PM

Uttarashada 00:44 AM

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Chaturthi 11:30 PM Panchami Bharani 07:22 PM Krittika 09:09 PM Panchami 00:32 AM Shasti 02:08 AM Sapthami 04:10 AM Ashtami 06:28 AM

Shravana 01:51 AM

Dhanishta 03:36 AM

Shatabishta 05:53 AM

P.Bhadrapada 08:34 AM

U.Bhadrapada 11:28 AM

Navami 08:49 AM

Ashwini 05:04 PM

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Dashami 10:59 AM Ekadashi 12:47 PM Dwadashi 02:04 PM Trayodashi 02:47 PM

Rohini 10:22 PM

Mrigasira 10:58 PM

Chaturdashi 02:53 PM

Ending times are shown for each thithi and nakshatram.

6 Sri Sudhanandendra Saraswati : He was the son of Bharvu Pandita and a native of Vedaranyam. His former name was Viswanatha. He was a Dravida Brahmin. Sri Suddhanandendra Saraswati attained mukti at Kanchi. 50 Sri Chandrachudendra Saraswati : He was the son of Arunagiri and was known as Gangesa before sanyasa. Like his Guru Mahadeva, he was also an ardent devotee of Parasakti and offered one crore of oblations in a homa performed to propitiate Paradevata. He attained mukti on the banks of the Gadilam river. 23 Sri Satchitsukhendra Saraswati : He was a native of Srikakulam in Andhra and son of Somanarayan. His former name was Girisa. He was a great votary of Subramanya. He attained mukti near Jagannatha Kshetra. 16 Sri Ujjvala Sankarendra Saraswati : Before sanyasa, he was known as Achyuta Kesava. He was the son of Kesava Sankara. He was a Maharastrian Brahmin by birth. He was a great fighter of heretics. He went on Digvijaya and during his tours he drove the followers of Jainism beyond the Sindhu. He visited Kashmir and attained mukti at Kalapuri. Since then the place came to be known as Ujjvala Maha Yatipura. 61 Sri Mahadevendra Saraswati : He was previously known as Narayana. He was a great Yogi. It was during his pontificate that Atma Bodha wrote his commentary Susama on the Gururatna Malika. He attained mukti at Tiruvottiyur, now a part of Chennai. 17 Sri Sadasivendra Saraswati : He was the son of Deva Misra, a brahmin minister of Kashmir. He showed a leaning towards Vedanta in his early years. He was ordained in sanyasa by Sri Ujjvala Sankara. Wherever he went, he fed a number of brahmins every day. He attained mukti at Tryambaka (near Nasik). 53 Sri Purnananda Sadasivendra Saraswati : He was a native of Nagaranya. He was the son of one Naganatha. He went on a tour to Nepal and was accorded royal honours by the King of Nepal. He attained mukti at Kanchi. 2 Sri Sureswaracharya : Sri Sureswaracharya was the most learned and aged of Sri Bhagavatpada’s disciples. He was a native of Mahishmati. He was known as Mandana Mishra before he was initiated into the ascetic order by Sri Sankara Bhagavatpada. History of how Sri Sankara had a long debate with Sri Mandana Mishra on various topics in the Poorva Mimamsa and in Advaita Vedanta, and how Sri Mandana Mishra was defeated in arguments and how he was subsequently given sanyasa and taken along with Him by the great Acharya, is recorded in most biographies of Sankara. After a long and eventful career and having been the author of the Vaathika on Sankara’s Brhadaranyopanishad Bhashya and having authored the famous philosophical treatise known as Naishkarmya-Sidhi, Sri Sureswaracharya cast off his mortal remains at Kanchi, the southern Mokshapuri. The presence of a street till recently under the name of Mandana Misra Agraharam, and the presence of a stone icon of Sri Sureswaracharya inside the Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Sankaracharya Mutt (which is in daily worship) confirm the connection of Sri Sureswaracharya with Kanchi Sankara Mutt and his videha mukthi at Kanchi.

Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam

JULY 2011
Aani: June 15 - July 16 Aadi: July 17 - August 16

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Pushya 05:58 AM

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Ardra 11:02 PM

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Punarvasu 10:35 PM

Amavasya 00:10 AM Pushya 09:45 PM

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Prathamai 09:48 PM Aslesha 08:35 PM Magha 07:13 PM P.Phalguni 05:43 PM U.Phalguni 04:10 PM

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Amavasya 02:24 PM

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GURU ARADHANAS
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Date 02/07 06/07 09/07 10/07 12/07 12/07 14/07 15/07 30/07 30/07 31/07 Name 25. Sri Sacchidanandaghanendra Saraswati 35. Sri Chitsukhendra Saraswati 12. Sri Chandrashekharandra Saraswati 48. Sri Advaitananda Bhodhendra Saraswati 31. Sri Brahmananda Ghanendra Saraswati 63. Sri Mahadevendra Saraswati 10. Sri Sureshvarendra Saraswati 54. Sri Vyasachala Mahadevendra Saraswati 38. Sri Abhinava Sankarendra Saraswati 46. Sri Sandranandabhodhendra Saraswati 41. Sri Gangadharendra Saraswati Siddhisthal Gokarnam Sakya Mountain Seshachalam Chidambaram Kanchi Kumbakonam Kanchi Vyasachalam Imayadooth Caves Arunachalam Kanchi

Prathamai 01:23 PM

Dwithiya 11:56 AM

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Trithiya 10:08 AM

5

Chaturthi 08:04 AM

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Panchami 05:49 AM

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Hasta 02:38 PM

Chitra 01:11 PM

Shasti 03:30 AM

Sapthami 01:09 AM

Ashtami 10:51 PM

Navami 08:39 PM

Swaati 11:52 AM

Hindu Festivals
July 01 July 07 July 11 July 12 July 14 July 15 July 16 July 18 July 26 July 28 July 30 Sarva Amavasya Aani Tirumanjanam Sarva Ekadashi Mahapradosham Pournami pooja Vyasa Pooja, Gurupoornima, Chaturmasya Vrath begins. Dakshinayana Punya kala begins Sankatahara Chaturthi Sarva Ekadashi Mahapradosham Sarva Aadi Amavasya

10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Dashami 06:35 PM Ekadashi 04:43 PM Dwadashi 03:05 PM Trayodashi 01:45 PM Chaturdashi 12:45 PM Pournami 12:10 PM

Vishaakha 10:43 AM

Anuradha 09:48 AM

Jyeshta 09:09 AM

Moola 08:50 AM

Poorvashada 08:55 AM

Uttarashada 09:27 AM

Prathamai 12:03 PM

Shravana 10:29 AM

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Dwithiya 12:26 PM Trithiya 01:23 PM Chaturthi 02:50 PM Panchami 04:45 PM Shasti 06:59 PM Sapthami 09:22 PM

Dhanishta 12:03 PM

Shatabishta 02:07 PM

P.Bhadrapada 04:38 PM

U.Bhadrapada 07:27 PM

Revati 10:24 PM

Ashwini

Ashtami 11:39 PM

Ashwini 01:16 AM

24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Navami Navami 01:39 AM Dashami 03:07 AM Ekadashi 03:57 AM Dwadashi 04:02 AM Trayodashi 03:24 AM

Bharani 03:49 AM

Krittika 05:52 AM

Rohini 07:16 AM

Mrigasira 07:57 AM

Ardra 07:55 AM

Punarvasu 07:12 AM

Chaturdashi 02:04 AM

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25 Sri Sacchidanandaghanendra Saraswati : He was the son of Krishna, a native of Srimushnam. He was a Dravida Brahmin. He extensively toured all over India thrice . He was a great Yogi, and by his yogic powers, he is said to have turned into a Linga at Gokarna. 35 Sri Chitsukhendra Saraswati : He was the son of Vimalaksha, a native of Vedachala. His pre-sanyasa name was Susila Kamalaksha. He attained mukti in the Sahya mountain area. 12 Sri Chandrashekharendra Saraswati : He was a native of a village near River Palar and was the son of Vatsa Bhatta. His former name was Hari. He entrusted the affairs of the Mutt in the hands of one of his sishyas and engaged himself in a special type of Yoga. After a reign of sixty-three years, he disappeared into a cave in Seshachala. 48 Sri Advaitananda Bhodhendra Saraswati : Also called Chidvilasa. He was the son of Premesa, who was a native of a village on the bank of the Pinakini. His poorvasrama name was Sitapati. He defeated in argument Sri Harsha, author of Khandana Khanda Khadya and Naishada, as also Abhinava Gupta, a tantrik writer. He was the author of Brahmavidyabharana, Santi Vivarana and Gurupradipa. He attained mukti at Chidambaram. 31 Sri Brahmananda Ghanendra Saraswati : He was the son of one Ananta, a native of a village on the bank of the river Gadilam. A Dravida Brahmana by birth, his former name was Jyestha Rudra. He was an authority in the six Darsanas. He was held in high veneration by King Lalitaditya Muktapida of Kashmir and by the great dramatist Bhavabhuti. He attained mukti at Kanchi. 63 Sri Mahadevendra Saraswati : He was a great yogi. His former name was Anna Srauti. He was a native of Kumbakonam. He attained mukti at Kumbakonam. 10 Sri Sureshvarendra Saraswati : Who succeeded Sri Krpa Sankara was a Maharashtrian Brahmin and his poorvasrama name was Maheswara. He was the son of Iswara Pandita. He attained mukti at Kanchi. 54 Sri Vyasachala Mahadevendra Saraswati : He was the son of Kamesvara and Kamalamba who belonged to Kanchi. His pre-sanyasa name was Kuppanna. He is the author of a Sankara Vijaya. He attained mukti at Vyasachala. 38 Sri Abhinava Sankarendra Saraswati : He was one of the greatest among the successors of Adi Sankara - so great indeed that he and his deeds are often confused with those of the Great Bhagavatpada. His life story has been described in detail in a work entitled the “Sankara Vilasa” by Vakpati Bhatta. His father was one Visvajit of Chidambaram. He was invested with Yajnopavita at the age of five and taught Vedas. He showed an extraordinary promise in dialectics and soon he became a formidable disputant on intricate questions in philosophy. He defeated Vakpati Bhatta, a great scholar of that time, in argument. He ascended the Sarvajna Peeta in Kashmir. It is said that he entered the Dattatreya cave in the Atreya Mountains in the Himalayas and that it was the end of his mortal presence. 46 Sri Sandranandabhodhendra Saraswati : He was the son of Surya. His former name was Somadeva and he spent a large part of his early life in attending on his Guru and predecessor Paramasiva I. He was the author of Katha-Sarit Sagara. He was presented with a palanquin bedecked with pearls by King Bhoja of Dhara. He attained mukti at Arunachala Kshetra. 41 Sri Gangadharendra Saraswati : He was the successor of Sri Mahadevendra and he was the son of Umesabhatta, a native of a village on the bank of the Bhima river. His former name was Appanna, and he hailed from Karnataka. He is said to have restored vision to the poet Rajasekhara, who had become blind. He attained mukthi at Kanchi.

Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam

AUGUST 2011
Aadi: July 17 - August 16 Aavani: August 17 - September 16

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Mon
Aslesha 04:17 AM

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Magha 02:40 AM

Wed
P.Phalguni U.Phalguni 00:16 AM 10:12 PM

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Hasta 08:17 PM

Fri
Chitra 06:37 PM

Sat
Swaati 05:15 PM

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Dwithiya 07:07 PM

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Trithiya 04:16 PM

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Chaturthi 01:22 PM

4

Panchami 10:35 AM

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Shasti 07:59 AM

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GURU ARADHANAS
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Date 08/08 09/08 13/08 22/08 23/08 Name 57. Sri Paramasivendra Saraswati 29. Sri Purnabhodhendra Saraswati 20. Sri Muka Sankarendra Saraswati 21. Sri Chandrachudendra Saraswati 24. Sri Chitsukhendra Saraswati Siddhisthal Chetharanyam Kanchi Godhavari Kasi Ratnagiri

Sapthami 05:40 AM

Vishaakha 04:15 PM

Hindu Festivals
August 02 August 03 August 04 August 09 August 11 August 12 August 13 August 14 August 17 August 21 August 25 August 26 August 28 August 31 Aadi Pooram Naaga Chaturthi, Aadi Perukku Naaga Panchami Sarva Ekadashi Mahapradosham Varalakshmi Vritham Rig Upakarma, Yajur Upakarma, Pournami Pooja Gayatri Japam, Sri Kanchi Sankaracharya Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal Jayanthi Maha Sankatahara Chaturthi Gokulashtami Sarva Ekadashi Mahapradosham Sarva Amavasya Sama Veda Upakarma

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Anuradha 03:37 PM

Jyeshta 03:22 PM

Moola 03:29 PM

Ashtami 03:42 AM

Navami 02:06 AM

Dashami 00:52 AM

Ekadashi 00:01 AM

10 11 12 13
Dwadashi 11:33 PM Trayodashi 11:28 PM Chaturdashi 11:46 PM Pournami Ashwini 09:01 AM U.Bhadrapada 03:01 AM Revati 05:59 AM Trithiya 05:02 AM Chaturthi 07:17 AM Panchami 09:43 AM Shasti 12:10 PM Ardra 05:36 PM Punarvasu 05:05 PM Pushya 03:50 PM

Poorvashada 03:58 PM

Uttarashada 04:50 PM

Shravana 06:05 PM

Dhanishta 07:44 PM

14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Pournami 00:28 AM Prathamai 01:34 AM Dwithiya 03:06 AM Krittika 02:19 PM Rohini 04:11 PM Mrigasira 05:18 PM Sapthami 02:26 PM Ashtami 04:15 PM Navami 05:27 PM Dashami 05:53 PM Ekadashi 05:28 PM Dwadashi 04:14 PM Magha 11:38 AM P.Phalguni 09:02 AM U.Phalguni 06:21 AM

Shatabishta 09:48 PM

P.Bhadrapada

P.Bhadrapada 00:15 AM

Bharani 11:51 AM

21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Chaturdashi 11:39 AM Amavasya 08:34 AM Prathamai 05:12 AM Dwithiya 01:42 AM Trithiya 10:16 PM

Trayodashi 02:15 PM

Aslesha 01:58 PM

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57 Sri Paramasivendra Saraswati : 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 was a 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 immortalized him in his Atma Vidya Vilasa. This Acharya wrote a commentary on Siva Gita. He attained mukti at Svetaranya (Tiruvenkadu) in Tanjore District. 29 Sri Purnabhodhendra Saraswati : He was the son of Sripati. His former name was Krishna. He attained mukti at Kanchi. 20 Sri Muka Sankarendra Saraswati : He was the son of one Vidyavati, an astrologer and astronomer. He was a deaf-mute from birth. But through the grace of Goddess Kamakshi he gained the power of speech. On knowing this attainment of speech by Muka because of the grace of Devi, the then Acharya of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam, Sri Vidyaghana, sent for the boy’s parents and told them of his intention of giving sanyasa to the boy and, with their consent, ordained him as his successor in the Kamakoti Mutt. Vikramaditya Sakari of Ujjain, Matrugupta, some time king of Kashmir, and Pravarasena, who succeeded Matrugupta on the throne, all considered it a rare privilege to serve at the feet of this great Acharya. Muka Sankara is the author of Muka Panchasati, a lyrical flow of poetry on Kamakshi. The mellifluence of the work is said to be rivaled only by Lila Suka’s Krishna Karnamrta. He attained mukti at a village near Godavari. 21 Sri Chandrachudendra Saraswati : He was a native of Konkan and the son of Achyuta. He succeeded Muka Sankara as the Pontiff of the Kamakoti Peetam and attained mukti at Banares. 24 Sri Chitsukhendra Saraswati : He was a native of Konkan and was known as Siva Sarma before sanyasa. All through his pontificate, he remained in Konkan and attained mukti near Ratnagiri.

Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam

SEPTEMBER 2011
Aavani: August 17 - September 16 Purattaasi: September 17 - October 17

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Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu
Hasta 03:46 AM

Fri
Chitra 01:26 AM

Sat
Vishaakha 10:02 PM

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Chaturthi 07:03 PM

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Swaati 11:29 PM

Panchami 04:10 PM

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GURU ARADHANAS
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Date 12/09 18/09 25/09 Name 59. Sri Bhagavannama Bhodhendra Saraswati 33. Sri Sacchidanandaghanendra Saraswati 44. Sri Purnabhodhendra Saraswati Siddhisthal Govindapuram Kanchi Kanchi

Shasti 01:46 PM

Anuradha 09:07 PM

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Jyeshta 08:47 PM

Hindu Festivals
September 01 September 02 September 08 September 09 September 11 September 12 September 13 September 16 September 23 September 24 September 25 September 27 September 28 Vinayaka Chaturthi Rishi Panchami Sarva Ekadashi Mahapradosham Pournami Pooja Chaturmasyavratha Poorthi, Vishwarupa Yatra Mahalayam begins Sankatahara Chaturthi Smartha Ekadashi Sannyastha (Yati) Mahalayam Mahapradosham Sarva Mahalaya Amavasya Sarada Navaratri begins

Sapthami 11:53 AM

5

Moola 08:59 PM

Ashtami 10:34 AM

6

Poorvashada 09:41 PM

Navami 09:50 AM

7

Uttarashada 10:50 PM

Shravana

Shravana 00:23 AM

Dashami 09:37 AM

Ekadashi 09:54 AM

Dwadashi 10:37 AM

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Trayodashi 11:43 AM

Dhanishta 02:18 AM

11 12 13 14 15 16 17
Chaturdashi 01:10 PM Pournami 02:57 PM Prathamai 05:01 PM Dwithiya 07:20 PM Trithiya 09:50 PM Chaturthi Punarvasu 02:45 AM Pushya 02:00 AM

Shatabishta 04:31 AM

P.Bhadrapada 07:02 AM

U.Bhadrapada 09:49 AM

Revati 12:47 PM

Ashwini 03:51 PM

Bharani 06:52 PM

Chaturthi 00:23 AM

Krittika 09:39 PM

18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Panchami 02:50 AM Magha 10:18 PM Shasti 04:58 AM Sapthami 06:35 AM Ashtami 07:31 AM Navami 07:38 AM Dashami 06:52 AM

Rohini 11:59 pm

Mrigasira

Mrigasira 01:43 AM

Ardra 02:39 AM

Ekadashi 05:16 AM

Aslesha 00:28 AM

Dwadashi 02:53 AM

25 26 27 28 29 30
Trayodashi 11:53 PM Chaturdashi 08:24 PM Amavasya 04:39 PM Prathamai 12:48 PM Dwithiya 09:02 AM

P.Phalguni 07:38 PM

U.Phalguni 04:41 PM

Hasta 01:38 PM

Chitra 10:41 AM

Swaati 08:01 AM

Trithiya 05:33 AM

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59 Sri Bhagavannama Bhodhendra Saraswati : He was born in Mandana Misra Agraharam at Kanchi as the son of one Kesava Panduranga. Bhodendra’s former name was Purushottama. It was he that stressed the efficacy of devotion as a means to liberation in Kaliyuga. He therefore undertook the great task of Nama Siddhanta, or establishing the supreme efficacy of reciting the names of Bhagavan in many of his writings, chiefly in Namamrta Rasayana and Namamrta Rasodaya. His mission of Nama Siddhanta was pursued with equal vigour by Sridhara Venkatesa, or Ayyaval of Tiruvisainallur and by Sadguru Swami of Marudanallur. It was the Nama Siddhanta of Bodhendra that was ultimately responsible for the evolution of Bhajana Sampradaya as an institution in the religious life of the Hindu community in South India. Bodhendra performed Tatanka Pratistha at Jambukeswaram and while returning to Kanchi he attained videha mukti at Govindapuram in the year 1692. It is believed that the spiritual presence of Bodhendra still abides at his Adhisthana at Govindapuram. It is said that in the calm silence of the night a melodious voice uttering Rama Nama is heard rising from subdued tones to a crescendo, and then fading into silence again. 33 Sri Sacchidanandaghanendra Saraswati : Otherwise known as Bhaskara Paramesthi. He was the son of one Praudha Ramanna, a native of a village on the bank of the Chandrabhaga. His former name was Timmanna, and he was a versatile linguist. He carried out extensive repairs to the Mutt buildings at Kanchi and attained mukti at Kanchi. 44 Sri Purnabhodhendra Saraswati : His father was Siva, a native of Karnataka region. His name in the former ashrama was Hari. He attained videha mukti at Kanchi.

Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam

OCTOBER 2011
Purattaasi: September 17 - October 17 Aippasi: October 18 - November 16

Sun
Jyeshta 11:57 AM

Mon
Moola 10:55 AM

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

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Vishaakha 05:49 AM

30 31
Chaturthi 12:47 PM

Panchami 11:04 AM Moola 02:57 AM Poorvashada 03:22 AM Uttarashada 04:26 AM Shravana 06:02 AM

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GURU ARADHANAS
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Date 03/10 05/10 11/10 Name 45. Sri Paramasivendra Saraswati 19. Sri Marthanda Vidyaghanendra Saraswati 36. Sri Chitsukhanandendra Saraswati Siddhisthal Kanchi Godavari Kanchi

Chaturthi 02:30 AM

Anuradha 04:11 AM

Hindu Festivals
October 04 October 05 October 06 October 07 October 09 October 11 October 15 October 17 October 18 October 23 October 24 October 25 October 26 October 31 Durgashtami Saraswathi Pooja Vijayadashami Sarva Ekadashi Mahapradosham Pournami Pooja Sankatahara Chaturthi Tula Punyakaalam begins (11:44 pm) Cauvery Tulasnaanam begins Sarva Ekadashi Mahapradosham Narakachaturdashi (night snaanam) - Amavasya, Deepavali, - Lakshmi Pooja - Skanda Sashti, Soorasamhaaram

Panchami 00:01 AM

2

Jyeshta 03:13 AM

Shasti 10:11 PM

3

Sapthami 09:03 PM

4

Ashtami 08:38 PM

5

Navami 08:53 PM

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Dashami 09:44 PM Bharani

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Dhanishta 08:05 AM

Ekadashi 11:05 PM

Dwadashi Bharani 01:00 AM

Shatabishta 10:29 AM

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P.Bhadrapada 01:09 PM

Dwadashi 00:49 AM

10 11 12 13 14 15
Trayodashi 02:53 AM Chaturdashi 05:09 AM Pournami 07:36 AM Prathamai 10:07 AM Dwithiya 12:40 PM Mrigasira 08:28 AM Ardra 09:59 AM Punarvasu 10:47 AM Pushya 10:47 AM Aslesha 10:01 AM Panchami 07:07 PM Shasti 08:23 PM Sapthami 08:59 PM Chitra 09:44 PM Ashtami 08:49 PM Navami 07:51 PM U.Phalguni 03:44 AM Hasta 00:47 AM Swaati 06:44 PM Vishaakha 04:00 PM Anuradha 01:41 PM

U.Bhadrapada 04:00 PM

Revati 06:59 PM

Ashwini 10:00 PM

Trithiya 03:06 PM

Krittika 03:50 AM

16 17 18 19 20 21 22
Chaturthi 05:18 PM

Rohini 06:22 AM

Dashami 06:04 PM

Magha 08:30 AM

23 24 25 26 27 28 29
Ekadashi 03:36 PM Dwadashi 12:32 PM Trayodashi 09:02 AM Chaturdashi 05:16 AM Amavasya 01:26 AM Prathamai 09:41 PM Dwithiya 06:14 PM

P.Phalguni 06:22 AM

Trithiya 03:13 PM

Ending times are shown for each thithi and nakshatram.

45 Sri Paramasivendra Saraswati : He was the son of Sivasamba Panditar. His name before he became an ascetic was Srikanta. He attained mukti at Kanchi. 19 Sri Marthanda Vidyaghanendra Saraswati : Also known as Suryadasa, was the son of one Umesa Sankara. His former name was Srikanta. Early in life, he was afflicted by Leuco-derma. But he got completely cured of the disease by offering 1008 prostrations to Bhagavan Surya every day. He was ordained in his eighteenth year and after a reign of 13 years, he attained mukti at a village on the bank of Godavari. 36 Sri Chitsukhanandendra Saraswati : He was the son of Somagiri, a native of a village adjoining Palar. He was a Dravida Brahmin and his former name was Suresa. He attained mukti at Kanchi.

Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam

NOVEMBER 2011
Aippasi: October 18 - November 16 Karthikai: November 17 - December 15

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Mon

Tue
Poorvashada 10:37 AM

Wed
Uttarashada 11:06 AM

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Shravana 12:19 PM

Fri
Dhanishta 02:09 PM

Sat
Shatabishta 04:30 PM

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Shasti 10:06 AM

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Sapthami 09:56 AM

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Ashtami 10:31 AM

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Navami 11:47 AM

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GURU ARADHANAS
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Date 03/11 10/11 11/11 13/11 18/11 18/11 18/11 20/11 25/11 30/11 Name 22. Sri Paripurna Bodhendra Saraswati Sri Govinda Bhagavatpada 64. Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati 09. Sri Kripa Sankarendra Saraswati 42. Sri Brahamanandaghanendra Saraswati 49. Sri Mahadevendra Saraswati 58. Sri Atma Bhodhendra Saraswati 28. Sri Mahadevendra Saraswati 18. Sri Yogatilaka Surendra Saraswati 32. Sri Chidanandaghanendra Saraswati Siddhisthal Jagannatham Omkareshwar Kumbakonam Vindhyamalai Kanchi Kanchi Kadilam Kanchi Ujjain Kanchi

Dashami 01:35 PM

P.Bhadrapada 07:13 PM

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U.Bhadrapada 10:09 PM

Revati

Ekadashi 03:46 PM

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Revati 01:09 AM

Ashwini 04:09 AM

Dwadashi 06:13 PM

Trayodashi 08:47 PM

Chaturdashi 11:19 PM

10 11 12
Pournami Pournami 01:46 AM Aslesha 05:19 PM Magha 04:35 PM Shasti 09:40 AM Sapthami 09:09 AM Vishaakha 03:13 AM Anuradha 00:44 AM

Bharani 07:01 AM

Krittika 09:42 AM

Prathamai 04:02 AM

Hindu Festivals
November 06 November 07 November 08 November 10 November 14 November 17 November 21 November 23 November 24 November 29 Sarva Ekadashi Tulasi Vivaham Mahapradosham Pournami Pooja, Annaabhishekam Sankatahara Chaturthi Beginning of Kruthika Mandala Parayanam Sarva Ekadashi Mahapradosham, Bharani Deepam Sarva Amavasya Naaga Panchami

Rohini 12:06 PM

13 14 15 16 17 18 19
Dwithiya 06:01 AM Trithiya 07:39 AM Chaturthi 08:52 AM Panchami 09:33 AM

Mrigasira 02:10 PM

Ardra 03:47 PM

Punarvasu 04:53 PM

Pushya 05:24 PM

Ashtami 07:59 AM Jyeshta 10:37 PM

P.Phalguni 03:15 PM

20 21 22 23 24 25 26
Navami 06:12 AM Dashami 03:51 AM Ekadashi 01:02 AM Dwadashi 09:52 PM Trayodashi 06:28 PM Chaturdashi 03:01 PM Amavasya 11:40 AM

U.Phalguni 02:25 PM

Hasta 11:08 AM

Chitra 08:35 AM

Swaati 05:53 AM

Prathamai 08:34 AM

Moola 09:01 PM

27 28 29 30
Dwithiya 05:53 AM Trithiya 03:46 AM Chaturthi 02:19 AM

Poorvashada 08:02 PM

Uttarashada 07:47 PM

Shravana 08:19 PM

Panchami 01:39 AM

Ending times are shown for each thithi and nakshatram.

22 Sri Paripurna Bodhendra Saraswati : He was the son of one Ramanatha, a native of Ratnagiri in Maharashtra. His name prior to sanyasa was Madhura. He was a great physician and yogi. He attained mukti near Jagannatha Kshetra. 64 Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati : He was known as Venkatasubramanya Dikshita prior to his sanyasa and belonged to the talented family of the great Govinda Dikshita, the Brahmana minister of Tanjore, who is still lovingly remembered as “Ayyan” He was adept in Mantra Sastra. The Acharya carried out repairs . to the temple of Sri Kamakshi at Kanchi and performed kumbhabhishekham on 22nd January 1840 AD. He got the Tatankas (ear-oranaments) of Devi Akilandesvari in the Tiruvanaikka koil and reconsecrated them on the ear of the goddess in 1848 AD. 9 Sri. Kripa Sankarendra Saraswati : An Andhra Brahmin by birth, his former name was Gangesopadyaya. He devoted himself, heart and soul, to the eradication of degenerate obscene practices that had once again crept into religion after the Bhagavatpada’s time, and restored purity. It fell to the lot of Krpa Sankara to continue and perfect the noble work that Sri Adi Sankara had initiated. Krpa Sankara pursued with great vigour, the work of the Master and enhanced the greatness of Shanmatas introducing a chastened mode of worshiping Ganapati, Skanda, Siva, Vishnu, Ambika and Surya. In short, he prepared the ground for the growth of the devotional path to be attempted in the future by Saiva Nayanars. These later Saiva and Vaishnava religious reformers owe a lot to both Adi Sankara and Krpa Sankara. Their work was rendered easier by the preliminary religious reforms effected by the two great luminaries. He is said to have attained mukti at a place near Vindhya region. 42 Sri Brahamanandaghanendra Saraswati : He was the son of one Subramanya. He was known by the name Narasambhatta prior to sanyasa. He attained mukti at Kanchi. 49 Sri Mahadevendra Saraswati : He was the son of Achyuta of Chhayavanam in the Tanjore District. His former name was Gurumurthi. He was a devout worshipper of Parasakti but not a tantrik. He attained mukti on the banks of Gadilam River. 58 Sri Atma Bhodhendra Saraswati : He was a native of Vruddhachala, and son of one Viswamakhi. His pre-sanyasa name was Visvesvara. He toured extensively and stayed at Benares for a long time. He wrote a Bhasya on the Sri Rudram. It was Atma Bodha that directed Sadasiva Brahmendra to write the Gururatna Malika. He attained mukti on the banks of the river South Pinakini, known in Tamil as Then Pennai. 28 Sri Mahadevendra Saraswati : He was the son of Bhahu Misra, a native of Bhadrachala. His pre-sanyasa name was Sesanarayana. He was a Maithila Brahmana domiciled in Andhradesa. He attained mukti at Kanchi. 18 Sri Yogatilaka Surendra Saraswati : He was a native of Maharashtra and the son of one Madhava. He vanquished the notorious Charwivaka Durdivi by argument. He attained mukti near Ujjain. 32 Sri Chidanandaghanendra Saraswati : He was the son of one Kanva Sankara. His former name was Padmanabha. He was a great yogi and he subsisted only on dry leaves. He attained mukti at Kanchi.

Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam

DECEMBER 2011
Karthikai: November 17 - December 15
Lunar Eclipse
Date: December 10, 2011 (Saturday) Khara - Karthikai 24 Timing: Starting: 06:13 pm Middle: 08:00 pm Ending: 09:47 pm Magnitude of the eclipse: 1.110 Affected Nakshatrams: Visibility: Krittika, Rohini, Mrigasira, Hasta, Sravana Visible all over India Evening lamp to be lit between 5:45 pm and 6:15 pm
P.Bhadrapada 02:04 AM U.Bhadrapada 04:56 AM Revati 07:58 AM Ashwini 10:59 AM

Margazhi: December 16 - January 14

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu
Dhanishta 09:36 PM

Fri
Shatabishta 11:33 PM

Sat
P.Bhadrapada

1

Shasti 01:46 AM

2

Sapthami 02:40 AM

3
Rohini 06:31 PM P.Phalguni 09:38 PM

GURU ARADHANAS
(Details overleaf)
Date 01/12 11/12 18/12 21/12 24/12 24/12 Name 05. Sri Jnanandendra Saraswati 13. Sri Sacchidghanendra Saraswati 04. Sri Satya Bodhendra Saraswati 68. Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati 14. Sri Vidyaghanendra Saraswati 34. Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati Siddhisthal Kanchi Kanchi Kanchi Kanchi Agasthiyam Kanchi

Ashtami 04:14 AM

4

Navami 06:22 AM

5

Dashami 08:50 AM

6

Ekadashi 11:28 AM

7

Bharani 01:49 PM

Dwadashi 02:02 PM

8

Krittika 04:21 PM

Trayodashi 04:25 PM

9

Chaturdashi 06:27 PM

10

Pournami 08:06 PM

Mrigasira 08:16 PM

Hindu Festivals
December 06 December 07 December 08 December 09 December 10 December 14 December 17 December 21 December 22 December 24 Sarva Ekadashi Mahapradosham Karthigai Deepam Pournami Pooja, Annamalai Deepam Sarvaalaya Deepam, Total Lunar Eclipse Sankatahara Chaturthi Dhanur Maasa Pooja begins Sarva Ekadashi, Sri Kanchi Mahaperiyaval Aradhana Mahapradosham Sarva Amavasya, Hanumadh Jayanthi

11 12 13 14 15 16 17
Prathamai 09:19 PM Dwithiya 10:04 PM Trithiya 10:22 PM Chaturthi 10:12 PM Panchami 09:36 PM Shasti 08:35 PM

Ardra 09:34 PM

Punarvasu 10:26 PM

Pushya 10:52 PM

Aslesha 10:52 PM

Magha 10:27 PM

Sapthami 07:09 PM

U.Phalguni 08:28 PM

18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Ashtami 05:21 PM Navami 03:12 PM Dashami 12:47 PM Ekadashi 10:10 AM Dwadashi 07:25 AM Trayodashi 04:40 AM Poorvashada 06:30 AM Uttarashada 05:52 AM Shravana 05:51 AM Dhanishta 06:34 AM Shatabishta 07:59 AM P.Bhadrapada 10:05 AM Prathamai 09:34 PM Dwithiya 08:02 PM Trithiya 07:07 PM Chaturthi 06:54 PM Panchami 07:26 PM Shasti 08:42 PM

Hasta 06:58 PM

Chitra 05:12 PM

Swaati 03:15 PM

Vishaakha 01:12 PM

Anuradha 11:11 AM

Jyeshta 09:18 AM

Chaturdashi Amavasya 02:01 AM 11:36 PM

Moola 07:42 AM

25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Sapthami 10:36 PM

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5 Sri Jnanandendra Saraswati : Was known as Jnanottama before sanyasa. He was the son of Nagesa, a Dravida Brahmin. He was a great tarkika and wrote a commentary called Chandrika, on Sri Sureswaracharya’s Naishkarmya Siddhi. He, in his Chandrika commentary, has spoken of his guru Sri Satyabodha and Parama Guru Sri Sarvajnatman. (This Chandrika commentary was edited by Prof. Hiranayya of the Mysore University and published.) In the preface to this commentary, Sri Jnanandendra Saraswati has spoken of himself as the glory of the Sarvajasrama at Kanchi. He attained mukti at Kanchi. 13 Sri Sacchidghanendra Saraswati : Known as Seshaya in his poorvasrama, he belonged to a village on the bank of the Gadilam river. He was the son of Sridhara Pandita. Like his predecessor, he relinquished his pontificate to his successor and wandered about the environs of Kanchi as an “Avadhuta” After wandering . for over thirty - two years, he disappeared into a temple in Kanchi. It is said that his mortal frame got transformed into a Linga, now identified with Kayarohaneswara at Kanchi. 4 Sri Satya Bodhendra Saraswati : He was a native of Amaravatitheera in Chera country, and was known as Phalinisa in his poorvasrama. He was the son of one Thalinesa Sharma. He fought the Samkhyas, Buddhas and Jainas. He was the author of Padaka-Sata (explanatory treatise on Sankara Bhashya). Sri Sathyabodhendra Saraswati attained mukti at Kanchi. 68 The 68th Pontiff His Holiness Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati Sri Swaminathan (born at Villupuram on 20th May 1894 - Anuradha Star) was taken to Kalavai in his 13th year, when he was studying at Tindivanam, to be initiated into ascetic order and ordained as the 68th Acharya of the Kanchi Kamakoti Mutt. He was given the sanyasa name Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati. He was affectionately called “Mahaswamigal” and “Walking God” He adorned the Peetam from February 13, 1907. True to the tradition of the Peetam . set by Adi Sankara, Mahaswamigal travelled throughout the country by foot or by the traditional palanquin. He also stood by the national sentiments in discarding “foreign cloth” (*he immersed them in water instead of setting them on fire) and started wearing Khadi. He set the trend of creating Trusts for achieving the objectives of the Peetam. His foremost concern was preservation of the Vedas, tradition and dharma. He advocated simplicity, shunned pomp, ostentation and extravagance. His exposition of Vedanta, sastras and the dharmic duties attracted scholars and laymen alike, from far and wide. It has always been rich in values and simple in understanding with a great sense of humor. He had the keen acumen to relate root words of all the languages to Sanskrit highlighting its greatness. He attained moksha at Kanchipuram on 8th January 1994 (Dhanur, Krishna Dwadasi) in his Centenary year. 14 Sri Vidyaghanendra Saraswati : His name before sanyasa was Nayana and hailed from Andhra. Adept in Mantra Sastra, he is said to have mollified Ugra Bhairava. He attained mukti at a place near Agastya hill. 34 Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati : He was the son of Mahadeva, a native of a village adjoining the river Vegavati. His former name was Sambhu. He made extensive tours. and on one occasion, he heroically saved a child that was caught in the midst of wild fire in a forest. He attained mukti at Kanchi.

Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam

JANUARY 2012
Margazhi: December 16 - January 14 Thai: January 15 - February 12

Sun
U.Bhadrapada 12.42 PM

Mon
Revati 03.39 PM

Tue
Ashwini 06.42 PM

Wed
Bharani 09.38 PM

Thu
Krittika

Fri
Krittika 00.14 AM

Sat
Rohini 02.21 AM

1
Ashtami

2

Ashtami 00.59 AM

3

Navami 03.36 AM

4

Dashami 06.13 AM

5
Aslesha 04.48 AM Anuradha 07.10 PM

Ekadashi 08.36 AM

6

Dwadashi 10.33 AM

7

GURU ARADHANAS
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Date 04/01 07/01 10/01 10/01 Name 55. Sri Chandrachudendra Saraswati 08. Sri Kaivalya Ananda Yogendra Saraswati 37. Sri Vidyaghanendra Saraswati 62. Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati Siddhisthal Kanchi kanchi Chidambaram Kumbakonam

Trayodashi 11.58 AM

Mrigasira 03.54 AM

Hindu Festivals
January 05 January 06 January 07 January 08 January 12 January 14 January 15 January 16 January 19 January 20 January 23 January 28 January 30 January 31 Sarva Vaikunta Ekadashi Mahapradosham Aarudra Abhishekam (night) Aarudra Darshanam, Pournami Pooja Sankatahara Chaturthi Bhogi Pongal Maatu Pongal Sarva Ekadashi Mahapradosham Sarva Amavasya Vasantha Panchami Ratha Sapthami Beeshmashtami

8

Ardra 04.53 AM

Chaturdashi 12.47 PM

9

Punarvasu 05.19 AM

Pournami 01.00 PM Chitra 11:14 PM

10 11 12 13 14
Prathamai 12.40 PM Dwithiya 11.52 AM Trithiya 10.41 AM Chaturthi 09.11 AM Vishaakha 08.30 PM Jyeshta 05.56 PM Moola 04.51 PM Navami 11.34 PM Dashami 09.31 PM Ekadashi 07.30 PM Dwadashi 05.35 PM Dhanishta 03.59 PM Shatabishta 05.05 PM P.Bhadrapada 06.49 PM U.Bhadrapada 09.07 PM

Pushya 05.16 AM

Magha 04.02 AM

P.Phalguni 03.02 AM

Panchami 07.28 AM

U.Phalguni 01.51 AM

15 16 17 18 19 20 21
Shasti 05.36 AM Sapthami 03.38 AM Ashtami 01.37 AM

Hasta 00.35 AM

Swaati 09.52 PM

Trayodashi 03.50 PM

Poorvashada 04.01 PM

22 23 24 25 26 27 28
Chaturdashi 02.19 PM Amavasya 01.19 PM Prathamai 12.26 PM Dwithiya 12.15 PM Trithiya 12.42 PM Chaturthi 01.47 PM Ashwini

Uttarashada 03.32 PM

Shravana 03.29 PM

Panchami 03.31 PM

Revati 11.53 PM

29 30 31
Shasti 05.45 PM Sapthami 08.19 PM

Ashwini 02.56 AM

Ashtami 10.59 PM

Ending times are shown for each thithi and nakshatram.

55 Sri Chandrachudendra Saraswati : He was a native of Asmachala, near Manimuttar river in South Arcot District. He was the son of Purari and Srimati. His former name was Arunagiri. He was a Dravida Brahmana. He attained mukti at Kanchi. 8 Sri . Kaivalya Ananda Yogendra Saraswati : A native of Tirupati in Andhra, he was known as Manganna before sanyasa. He was the son of Trailinga Sivayya. He attained mukti at Kanchi. 37 Sri Vidyaghanendra Saraswati : He was the son of Balachandra. His former name was Suryanarayana. He attained mukti at Chidambaram, where he had gone on a pilgrimage. 62 Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati : Kanchi was involved in the Karnatic wars and peaceful existence there had become impossible. Hence the Acharyas of Kamakoti Peetam decided on migrating south though Kanchi still figured as the nominal headquarters. The golden image of Kamakshi (Bangaru Kamakshi) had already been carried away by the sthanikas of the temple first to Udayarpalayam, and later to Tanjore where it has been permanently installed. The Acharya Chandrasekhara himself acceded to the request of Pratapa Simha, Rajah of Tanjore (1740-63) and took up his permanent headquarters at Tanjore. But Kumbakonam, on the banks of the sacred river Kaveri, was found more suitable and shortly thereafter the Acharya shifted to Kumbakonam. Chandrasekhara attained mukti at Kumbakonam.

Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam

FEBRUARY 2012
Thai: January 15 - February 12 Maasi: February 13 - March 13

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed
Bharani 05.59 AM

Thu
Krittika 08.49 AM

Fri
Rohini 11.10 AM

Sat
Mrigasira 12.53 PM

1
Navami

2

Navami 01.28 AM

3

Dashami 03.37 AM

4

GURU ARADHANAS
(Details overleaf)
Date 02/02 08/02 14/02 22/02 Name 11. Sri Sivananda Chidghanendra Saraswati 51. Sri Vidyatheerthendra Saraswati 66. Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati 67. Sri Mahadevendra Saraswati Siddhisthal Vridhachalam Himachalam Kalavai Kalavai

Ekadashi 04.57 AM

Ardra 01.54 PM

5

Punarvasu 02.11 PM

Dwadashi 05.38 AM

6

Pushya 01.48 PM

Trayodashi 05.34 AM

7

Aslesha 12.52 PM

Chaturdashi 04.47 AM

8

Magha 11.30 AM

Pournami 03.24 AM

Prathamai 01.31 AM Anuradha 00.53 AM

9

P.Phalguni 09.53 AM

Dwithiya 11.18 PM

10 11
Trithiya 08.53 PM Moola 11.33 PM Poorvashada 11.16 PM Dashami 06.38 AM U.Bhadrapada 05.20 AM

U.Phalguni 08.07 AM

Chaturthi 06.24 PM

Hasta 06.22 AM

Hindu Festivals
February 03 February 05 February 07 February 10 February 14 February 17 February 19 Sarva Ekadashi Mahapradosham Pournami Pooja, Thai Poosam Sankatahara Chaturthi Kalavai Parameshti Guru Aradhana Smartha Ekadashi Mahapradosham, Sri Kanchi Sankaracharya Sri Vijayendra Saraswati Swamigal Jayanthi - Maha Shivaratri - Sarva Amavasya - Kalavai Guru Aradhana

12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Panchami 03.57 PM Shasti 01.39 PM Sapthami 11.32 AM Ashtami 09.39 AM Navami 08.01 AM

Chitra 04.42 AM

Swaati 03.12 AM

Vishaakha 01.55 AM

Jyeshta 00.05 AM

Ekadashi 05.30 AM

Uttarashada 11.16 PM

19 20 21 22 23 24 25
Dwadashi 04.38 AM Trayodashi 04.05 AM Chaturdashi 03.52 AM Amavasya 04.05 AM Prathamai 04.45 AM Dwithiya 05.57 AM

Shravana 11.38 PM

Dhanishta

Dhanishta 00.20 AM

Shatabishta 01.30 AM

P.Bhadrapada 03.10 AM

Trithiya 07.39 AM

Revati 07.57 AM

February 20 February 21 February 22

26 27 28 29
Chaturthi 09.51 AM Panchami 12.23 PM Shasti 03.54 PM

Ashwini 10.55 AM

Bharani 02.03 PM

Krittika 05.06 PM

Sapthami 05.40 PM

Ending times are shown for each thithi and nakshatram.

11 Sri Sivananda Chidghanendra Saraswati : He was a Karnataka Brahmin and the son of one Ujjala Bhatta. His poorvasrama name was Iswara Vatu. His predilections were towards Sivaadwaita. He attained mukti at Vriddhachala. 51 Sri Vidyatheerthendra Saraswati : He was the son of one Sarangapani, a native of Bilvaranya. His presanyasa name was Sarvajna Vishnu. Sayana, commentator of the Vedas, Madhava (later Vidyaranyaswami), Vedanta Desika, the Vaisnava scholar, and Bharati Krisna Tirtha, were all pupils of Vidya Tirtha. After reigning at the Kanchi Mutt for 73 years, he went to the Himalayas to perform tapas. After spending 15 years in tapas, he attained videha mukti there. 66 Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati : He was the son of Sitarama Sastri. This Acharya’s poorvasrama name was Swaminatha. He was a native of Udayambakkam. He attained mukti at Kalavai in the year 1907. 67 Sri Mahadevendra Saraswati : He was the son of Narasimha Sastri and Lakshmi and was known as Lakshmi Narasimha prior to sanyasa. He occupied the Peeta only for seven days and attained mukti at Kalavai in the year 1907.

Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam

MARCH 2012
Maasi: February 13 - March 13 Panguni: March 14 - April 12

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu
Rohini 07.50 PM

Fri
Mrigasira 11.00 PM

Sat
Ardra 11.25 PM

1 8

Ashtami 07.55 PM

2 9

Navami 09.55 PM

3

GURU ARADHANAS
(Details overleaf)
Date 22/03 Name 65. Sri Sudarsana Mahadevendra Saraswati Siddhisthal Ilayathangudi

Dashami 10.28 PM

Punarvasu

4
Chitra 12.02 PM

Punarvasu 00.02 AM

Ekadashi 10.30 PM

5

Pushya 11.49 PM

Aslesha 10.51 PM

Dwadashi 09.42 PM

6

Magha 09.15 PM

Trayodashi 08.07 PM

7

P.Phalguni 07.12 PM

U.Phalguni 04.52 PM

Hasta 02.26 PM

Chaturdashi 05.53 PM

Pournami 03.09 PM

Prathamai 12.07 PM

10

Dwithiya 08.55 AM

Hindu Festivals
March 04 March 06 March 07 March 11 March 14 March 18 March 19 March 22 March 23 March 31 Sarva Ekadashi Mahapradosham Pournami Pooja, Maasi Magam, Holika Sankatahara Chaturthi Karadai Nombu Sarva Ekadashi Soma Mahapradosham Sarva Amavasya Telugu New Year Sri Rama Navami

11 12 13 14 15 16 17
Trithiya 05.45 AM Chaturthi Panchami 02.44 AM until midnight Shravana 05.48 AM Shasti 09.38 PM Sapthami 07.43 PM Ashtami 06.15 PM Navami 05.15 PM

Swaati 09.51 AM

Vishaakha 07.58 AM

Anuradha 06.30 AM

Jyeshta 05.28 AM

Moola 04.54 AM

Poorvashada 4.47 AM

Dashami 04.42 PM

Uttarashada 05.05 AM

18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Ekadashi 04.34 PM Dwadashi 04.51 PM Trayodashi 05.32 PM Chaturdashi 06.38 PM Amavasya 08.07 PM Prathamai 10.00 PM Dwithiya Ardra 07.59 AM

Dhanishta 06.55 AM

Shatabishta 08.25 AM

P.Bhadrapada 10.18 AM

U.Bhadrapada 12.34 PM

Revati 03.12 PM

Ashwini 06.08 PM

25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Dwithiya 00.15 AM Trithiya 02.47 AM Chaturthi 05.28 AM Panchami 08.08 AM Shasti 10.32 AM Sapthami 12.28 PM

Bharani 09.16 PM

Krittika

Krittika 00.26 AM

Rohini 03.25 AM

Mrigasira 06.00 AM

Ashtami 01.42 PM

Ending times are shown for each thithi and nakshatram.

65 Sri Sudarsana Mahadevendra Saraswati : Son of Seshadri Sastri of Madhyarjuna was known as Mahalingam prior to his sanyasa. He toured extensively and attained siddhi at Ilaiyattangudi in the year 1891. A temple has been built by the Nattukottai Chettiars on his samadhi.

Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam

APRIL 2012
Panguni: March 14 - April 12 Chittirai: April 13 -May 14

Sun
Punarvasu 09.12 AM

Mon
Pushya 09.35 AM

Tue
Aslesha 09.07 AM

Wed
Magha 07.51 AM

Thu
P.Phalguni 05.56 AM

Fri
U.Phalguni 03.31 AM

Sat
Hasta 00.47 AM

1 8

Navami 02.08 PM

2 9

Dashami 01.41 PM

3

Ekadashi 12.23 PM

4

Dwadashi 10.18 AM

5

Trayodashi 07.34 AM

6

Chaturdashi 04.21 AM

Pournami 00.49 AM

7

Chitra 09.54 PM

Prathamai 09.08 PM

Swaati 07.04 PM

Vishaakha 04.27 PM

Anuradha 02.11 PM

Dwithiya 05.30 PM

Trithiya 02.04 PM

10 11 12 13 14
Chaturthi 10.59 AM Panchami 08.21 AM Shasti 06.17 AM Sapthami 04.49 AM P.Bhadrapada 04.17 PM U.Bhadrapada 06.45 PM Revati 09.32 PM Ekadashi 05.07 AM Dwadashi 06.31 AM Trayodashi 08.18 AM Chaturdashi 10.25 AM

Jyeshta 12.24 PM

Moola 11.12 AM

Poorvashada 10.36 AM

Uttarashada 10.38 AM

Ashtami 04.00 AM

Shravana 11.16 AM

15 16 17 18 19 20 21
Navami 03.48 AM Dashami 04.12 AM

Dhanishta 12.28 AM

Shatabishta 02.09 PM

Hindu Festivals
April 03 April 04 April 05 April 06 April 09 Sarva Ekadashi Mahapradosham Panguni Uthiram Pournami Pooja Sankatahara Chaturthi

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Ending times are shown for each thithi and nakshatram.

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