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Last rites ceremony of Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi begins


Last rites ceremony of Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi begins

Kanchipuram (Tamil Nadu), Mar 01 (ANI): Last rites ceremony of Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi, who passed away on Wednesday, has begun in Kanchipuram. His successor Vijayendra Saraswati Swamigal is also present at the ceremony.

The 82-year old head of the Kanchi Mutt was suffering from diabetes and had collapsed at the mutt with shortness of breath and was admitted to the hospital last month. The last rites, known as the 'Brindavana Pravesha Karyakramam' in Vedic context, are expected to go on until noon today.

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