The funeral of Kanchi seer Jayendra Saraswathi, who died of cardiac arrest in the morning of Wednesday, February 28, will be held on Thursday morning. His mortal remains have been kept at Kamakoti Peetam for public darshan.
Jayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya, the 69th pontiff of the Kanchi Mutt, had reportedly been unwell for past one year. He was rushed to a private hospital near Kamakshi Amman temple in Kanchipuram on Wednesday morning after he complained of problems in breathing. He reportedly died of cardiac arrest in the hospital at 9 am on February 28.
The authorities at Kanchi Mutt confirmed the news of the death of Jayendra Saraswathi on Twitter.
The 69th Acharya of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam Jagadguru Pujyashri Jayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamigal attained Siddhi at 9.00 am today - Shukla Trayodashi - 28 Feb. 2018 at Sri Kanchi Kamakotii Peetam Sankara Matam, Kanchipuram.— KanchiMutt (@KanchiMatham) February 28, 2018
The mortal remains of Jayendra Saraswathi have been kept at the Kamakoti Peetam for his followers to pay their last respects. Over 2,000 devotes had a last glimpse of the Kanchi seer as of 12 pm on Wednesday. Many people, including some politicians, are expected to visit the Peetam to pay their tributes to Swamigal.
The authorities of Kanchi Mutt confirmed that the funeral of Jayendra Saraswathi would be held on Thursday morning. The post on its handle read, "Brindavana Pravesha Karyakramam of HH Pujyashri Jayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamigal will be performed tomorrow ( 1 March 2018) from 8 am. Darshan can be had throughout ( including today night) till tomorrow morning."
Over one 1 lakh devotees including some Celebs had a last darsh of Jayendra Saraswathi. More than 1 lakh people have taken his darshan since yesterday. At 8 am, we will start the rituals. Obituary will be done at this place only, so public can see. He will be decorated & his body will be taken to the place he has to be kept: Sundareshan, Manager of Kanchi Sankara Mutt, told ANI.
Tamil Nadu governor Banwarilal Purohit was one of the big wigs, who paid tributes to the Kanchi Mutt seer Jayendra Saraswathi.
More than 1 lakh people have taken his darshan since yesterday. At 8 am,we will start the rituals.Obituary will be done at this place only, so public can see.He will be decorated & his body will be taken to the place he has to be kept: Sundareshan, Manager of Kanchi Sankara Mutt. pic.twitter.com/Wb5zP7NmTU— ANI (@ANI) March 1, 2018
Tamil Nadu: Last rites ceremony of Kanchi Sankara Mutt head #JayendraSaraswathi begins in Kanchipuram. He had passed away yesterday. His successor Vijayendra Saraswati Swamigal (on right) present. pic.twitter.com/1vngSFBJdV— ANI (@ANI) March 1, 2018
Jayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya's death came as a rude shock for many people. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to his Twitter account to express his grief over his demise.
Deeply anguished by the passing away of Acharya of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam Jagadguru Pujyashri Jayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya. He will live on in the hearts and minds of lakhs of devotees due to his exemplary service and noblest thoughts. Om Shanti to the departed soul. pic.twitter.com/pXqDPxS1Ki— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 28, 2018
Jagadguru Pujyashri Jayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya was at the forefront of innumerable community service initiatives. He nurtured institutions which transformed the lives of the poor and downtrodden. pic.twitter.com/s1vTpSxbbl— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 28, 2018