Srirangam Srimad Andavan Ashramam’s 12th Pontiff Takes Ashrama Sweekaram Today


Today, October 21, 2018 (Srivilambi Aippasi Dwadasi Sadayam), the 12th Pontiff of Srirangam Srimad Andavan Ashramam, Srimad Srivaraha Mahadesikan, performed Sannyasa sweekaram in the morning at PeriAsramam, the Asramam Headquarters at Melur Road, Srirangam. Prior to anointment as the Peetathipathi of the Ashramam, the Swami performed Jeeva Shrardham on Saturday the 20th October and renounced his wife. Jeeva Shrardham means performing srardham for self as one leaves all karamas and agni karyas except trikala sandhyavandanam. On that day, the Swami performed Jakratha vratam, whereby He remained awake all night, as part of Ashrama sweekaram procedure, discussing veda vedantha dharma sashtra vishayam with srivaishnavas.

HH Srimath Srinivasa Gopala Mahadesikan, the 10th pontiff of Srimad Andavan Poundarikapuram Swamy Asramam (Srirangam), blessed the occasion with His presence.

Srimad Andavan Ashramam shishyas are very enthusiastic on the occasion as they have been eagerly awaiting the anointment of the next Peetadhipathi after HH Srimad Srimushnam Andavan attained acharyan thiruvadi on March 19, 2018.HH Srirangam Srimath Andavan Attains Acharyan Thiruvadi – Live Updates

In poorvashramam, HH 12th Srimad Andavam was known as Dr Shri Srimushnam Vangipuram Yamunachariar. HH was the 3rd son in Poorvasrama of HH Srimad Srimushnam Andavan. Shri Yamunachariar Swami qualified as a PhD from BharathiDasan University in 2009 after qualifying as Vyakarana Siromani (1989), MA (Sanskrit) (2000) & MPhil from BharathiDasan University (2002). Yamunachariar Swami has undergone extensive Kalakshepams (Grantha Chatushtyam) under great srivaishnavaite scholars & saints like HH Srimad Thirukkudanthai Andavan Swami (9th Peetathipathi of Srimad Andavan Asramam) renowned as the Tiruppavai Jeer, HH Srimad Srimushnam Andavan (11th Andavan Swami) & Late Padma Bhushan Dr Shri NS Ramanuja Tatachariar Swami (Retd VC of Sanskrit Vidya Peetam at Tirupati, recipient of ‘President of India’ award for great sanskrit scholars & “Chevalier” award – highest civilian award for foreigners by French Government) et al. The Swami’s PhD thesis is in Mimamsa Sastra by researching on a book by late Shri Tirupputkuzhi Swami on Shri Kumarila Bhattar’s Mimamsa: the Swami is well versed is Sanskrit & Tamizh.

HH Srimad Srimushnam Andavan has performed Manthropadesams (Preksha Mantram) to Shri Yamunachariar many years ago, a pre-requisite for taking Sannyasa. HH Srimad Srimushnam Andavan had also instructed 4 Sishyas that in the event of any danger of the Peetam being vacant, they should ensure that Sri Yamunan must be considered.

The following are some of the photographs and videos taken earlier today and yesterday:

October 21, 2018

October 20, 2018


Photo/video courtesy: STV Trichy, Sri Meiyur Balaji Srinivasan, Sri Devanathan Ranganathan, Sri Ramaswamy Narayanan, Sri Parthasarathi Narasimhan

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