Adi Sankara Jayanti Puja

भव शङ्कर देशिक मे शरणम् |
Thou be my refuge, O Master, Sankara
– Totakashtakam

Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth (CVV) and Chinmaya International Foundation (CIF) together started the auspicious celebrations of Adi Sankara Jayanti with a puja in the birth-room of Bhagavan Adi Sankaracharya, situated at Adi Sankara Nilayam, Ernakulam, Kerala, His maternal home. The puja was followed by concluding blessing address by Pujya Swami Swaroopananda, the Global Head of Chinmaya Mission.

The puja was streamed LIVE on YouTube and is available on the Chinmaya Channel at

Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda had once addressed Sri Adi Sankara as, “An exquisite thinker, a brilliant intellect, a personality scintillating with the vision of Truth, a heart throbbing with industrious faith and ardent desire to save the nation, sweetly emotional and relentlessly logical, in Sankara the Upanishads discovered the fittest Spiritual General.”

Let us all follow in His footsteps and tread the path towards self-unfoldment, intellect and the Ultimate Truth.