Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham

Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham, Kanchipuram

Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham

Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham

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Krishnamoorthy G
Chennai (Madras), India433 contributions
Mar 2020
I paid visit to the Kanchi Kamakoti Mutt last Monday. Now the Bridavanam has The Holy Samadhis of both Mahaperiva and Jayendra Saraswathy Swamigal, making it more powerful. A very Divine place and you can feel the vibrations when you sit and meditate there. Daily Poojas are performed as per tradition.
A place one must visit to seek the Blessings of The Guru.
Written March 6, 2020
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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India357 contributions
Dec 2014 • Couples
Peace prevails in this place which gets into you when you stand before the Samadi of Maha Periyaval the former Shankaracharya of Kanchi Sri Chandrasekhara Saraswati. It lets one forget any other shortcomings in managing the Peetham.
Written December 22, 2014
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Subramanian K
Chennai (Madras), India131 contributions
Nov 2014 • Family
The Peetham claims to be founded by Adi Sankara.

Sri Sri Jayendra Saraswati Swamigal is the current pontiff - The 69th head in succession, tracing its history back to the fifth century BCE.

Sri Adi Sankara came to Kanchipuram, and that he established the Kanchi Kamkoti Peetham named "Dakshina Moolamnaya Sarvagnya Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam" in a position of supremacy (Sarvagnya Peetha) over the other mathas of the subcontinent, before his attaining samadhi there.

The Kamakoti Peetam however, traditionally refers to Kamakshi referred popularly as Kamakodi. 'Kamakodi' is of Tamil origin, referring to Goddess Durga. 'Kodi' refers to Durga in the ancient Tamil Sangam literature. Kanchipuram is referred to as Kachi. The Vyakarana Mahabhashya of Patanjali uses the word 'Kanchi' and it can be thus understood that the word Kanchi also has a Sanskrit base. Under The guidance of Sureshvarachaya Adi Shankara appointed Sarvajnatman as the Second Peetadhipathi.

This place is very close to the bus stand, Sri Ekaambareswarar temple and Kamakshi Amman temple.

One of the oldest institution and is worth paying a visit there!
Written December 13, 2014
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Sangeetha Vikram
Coimbatore, India1,391 contributions
Aug 2014 • Family
I have visited this monastic institution with few relatives recently, it was founded by Aadhi Sankara and was situated near Kamakshi amman temple.

Nice divine place for doing meditation.
Written September 4, 2014
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Hyderabad, India164 contributions
Aug 2014 • Family
We were lucky to get swamiji's blessings when we visited the place. Lunch is served, but we didn't stay back as we had other things planned.
Written August 20, 2014
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Sivalingam Sankar
17 contributions
Dec 2018 • Solo
Complete disciple of Maha periyava, want to witness Chandramouleeswara pooja which Adhisankar used to do. But asking for time of performance, reply was very pathetic and I am sure they are noticing people attire (I went with jean Tshirt with backbag- seeing more temples on single day). Mahaperiyavas kindness and politeness was not followed by their forth coming team. This sort of things make only very few to turn around. Jaya jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara
Written December 1, 2018
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Nairobi, Kenya736 contributions
May 2014 • Family
it is the Peetam,where Adi Sankara is said to have initiated years back.Kanchi Paramacharya,who adorned this peetam for 100 yrs,is revered by millions,as the Avatar of Adi Sankara Himself!Attending Daily pujas andDarshan of Paramacharya's Brindavanam are sure to bring all devotee's wishes fulfilled!
Written March 10, 2015
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bangalore15 contributions
Nov 2014 • Family
We visited Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham on 11th November 2014. It is situated in the heart of the city about a kilometer from Sri Kamakshi Amman Temple and is open throughout the day.As you enter the mutt, you will begin to feel that you have entered a hermitage reverberating with the chantings of vedic hymns and recital of verses from holy scriptures.You can find groups of vedic scholars in traditional attire chanting hymns and performing rituals.Evenings and mornings are preferable to get a full feel of the divinity permeating the whole length and breadth of the mutt.Well,the small shops inside the mutt selling all kinds of things sold in most temples may make one feel that the whole establishment is being commercialized but once you put a seal on such thoughts and stay focused on its rich heritage,your outlook will change and you will begin to regard it as a rich legacy bequeathed to the posterity by Adi Sankaracharya. We were indeed blessed to be in the holy presence of the present Sankaracharya His Holiness Sri Swaroopand Sarawathi and be blessed by him. That one moment was really momentous and worth the visit to the mutt. Do not forget to have a leisurely look at the murthi of one of the Sankaracharyas of the lineage as you pass by the mutt . The murthy is full of life and has an aura of divinity about it.The great thing about the mutt is it has stood the test of time for nearly twenty five centuries. It is said to have been under the stewardship of as many as seventy sankarachayas till date.One can really experience peace and bliss here if he or she is really pining for them.
Written March 9, 2015
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Ahmedabad, India4,020 contributions
Feb 2015 • Couples
Shri Kanchi Kamkoti peetham is mutt of Shankaracharya and present Shankaracharya is Sri swaroopanand Saraswati. At our visit on 26.2.2015, shankaracharya was present in mutt and we begged blessing from him. There is samadhi sthal and gaushala on mutt, not a big cmpus. However it is in center of city. I could not understand why they gave place in front of mutt by hire or other means for ATM.
Written March 1, 2015
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Bengaluru, India546 contributions
Aug 2014 • Family
‘Kanchi’ is the short form of Kanchipuram. It is a world famous city in Tamil Nadu. It is famous for many things. Silk sarees with golden thread knitted border called “Pattu” or Pattu saree is the most popular product of this city which is in great demand. During marriage season thousands of customers camp at Kanchi for purchasing the sarees of their choice at their range. The sarees are available to the capacity of a poorest man to richest man. That is the special attraction. The quality is satisfactory and the merchants have established a very good rapport with their customers.

The religiously it is one of the holy shrines for Hindus for the Goddess Kamakshi dwells here in the form of Shakti (Divine Power). According to scriptures Kanchi is one of the 51 Shakti Peetas in the country. The mother goddess dwelling in Kanchi is known “Sri Kamakshi”. In this combination of Sanskrit words “Ka” means Goddess Saraswathi (God of Knowledge), “Ma” to mean mother namely the Goddess Lakshmi (God of Wealth), “Akshi” is the “Eye”. Thus Her name specify that she is the Goddess Saraswathi as well as Goddess Lakshmi. Her two eyes indicate Knowledge and Wealth, which are essentially required for every human being.

As per Hindu scriptures there are seven Mokshapuris in our country. One Mokshapuri out of them is situated in South India at Kanchipuram as ‘Sri Kamakoti peetam’. The main deity is Kamakshi Amman. The temple is known by Her name as Kamakshi Amman temple. Inside the temple the idol is seen at “Gayathri Mandapam”.
The mother Goddess is seen in three forms namely Sri Kamakshi, Sri Bilahasam and Sri Chakram. Sri Kamakshi is sitting in “Padmasana” posture. She has four hands (Chathurbhuje) and holding Pasa, Ankusha, Pushpabhana (arrow of flowers) and Sugarcane in the hands. The Saint Adisankaracharya is said to have made the most powerful and holy “Shree Chakram” which is found in front of Her. This shree Chakram is visible to the devotees as well.
There are idols of other gods inside this temple and the one important among them is that of “Adivaraha Perumal”, one of the 108 Vaishnaivaite deities. The faith is the essential thing required to get the grace of divine mother. It is believed that if childless couple were to pray sincerely She will bless them with child. She has been so graceful to a dumb devotee in making the devotee a poet. She destroys evil and helps goodness to prosper throughout the world.

The special occasions observed in this temple are Navarathri, Bhramotsavam and Pournami (Full Moon Day). She is believed to be distinctively powerful during these periods. It is, therefore, more auspicious to visit the temple in those days to get Her grace, than any other days.

Saint Adisankaracharya is the profounder of Advaitha (Monism) doctrine. He was the person to claim “Aham Brahmasmi” (I am Brahma). It means the human soul and divine soul are not separate. It is one and the same. He had established the Mutt attached to the temple called Kanchi matt. It has been gaining prominence since the 18th century. At present days it is one of the most important religious institutions in South India. The matt has seen many scholars and philanthropist as its pontiffs. The 68th Pontiff was Sri Chandrasekhara Bharathiar, who lived for more than a century and presided over the Mutt for more than half a century. The present Pontiff is well educated, highly knowledgeable and more humanitarian. He is swamiji Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swami and assisted by his junior (70th) Pontiff. The Mutt is involved in many service activities beneficial to the society mainly keeping in view the poor people in the society, without any caste barricades.

Kanchipuram is a city of temples as such it is a celebrated place of pilgrimage. There are other important temples namely Sri Ekambaranatha, Sri Varadaraja, Sri Kailasanathar, Sri Vaikunta Perumal, Ulakalantha Perumal and many others. It is situated at about 74 km to Chennai by road. There is a railway station, which stands midway between Chengalpattu and Arakkonam Junctions. Nearest airport is Chennai.

Om Sri Kamakshiye Namah
Written August 24, 2014
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