Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi passes away at 82


Chennai: Sri Jayendra Saraswati Swamy, the head of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham, passed away at the age of 82 in a private hospital at Kanchipuram this morning.

The 82-year-old seer succeeded in 1994 as the 69th Shankaracharya Guru of the Kanchi kamakoti Peetham after Sri Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi Swamigal, who was also known as Maha Periyavar.

The Shankaracharya of the Kanchipuram mutt had collapsed on Sunday evening after complaining of a breathing problem, but he was said to be not keeping well for last few days.

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