[Advaita-l] Kalady’s Rediscoverer & Rediscovery - 4

S Jayanarayanan sjayana at yahoo.com
Sat May 19 14:46:38 EDT 2018

(Continued from previous post)
Seeds sown for the rediscovery
During His Vijaya Yatras, the Mahaswamiji had observed with frustration the conspicuous absence of reverence and dedication
towards Jagadguru Sri Adi Shankaracharya. After His return to Sringeri, the Mahaswamiji was thinking of what should be done
to check the drifting away of the people of the land from their old moorings. More than a millennium ago,
Sri Adi Shankaracharya had found the country in utter chaos due to conflicting creeds, diabolic superstitions and
abominable practices in the name of religion; and with His indefatigable vigour, intelligence and charisma had brought
about a renaissance of Sanatana Dharma. The Mahaswamiji now sought the great master’s support and guidance to repeat the
While these thoughts were revolving in His mind, the then Diwan of Mysore, Sri K. Seshadri Iyer, a very close disciple
of Mahaswamiji came on a visit to Sringeri to pay his respects. The Guru then broached the subject to him.
This shrine at Sringeri is presently being transformed into a beautiful large temple under the direction of the present
Acharya, Jagadguru Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji.
To be continued …

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