Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Jagadguru Shankaracharya of Dakshinamnaya Sri Sharada Peetham, Sringeri “Sri Sri Bharati Teerth Mahaswami Visits Sri Kshetra Ganagapur”

The Jagadgurus Shobha Yatra till Nirgun Math

The Jagadguru of Sringeri Maha Samsthanam Sri Sri Bharati Teerth Mahasami Visited Ganagapur during his Vijay Yatra in South on 18th March 2014.  The Jagadguru was accorded a Grand Welcome by the Villagers and specially by the Temple Priests with the Poorna Kumbha Swagata at the Entrance near Hanuman Temple. Then there was the Grand Shobha Yatra till the Nirgun Math where the Jagadguru had the Darshanam of Lord Dattatreya. 

The Jagadguru Performing Chandramoulishwara Pooja at Ganagapur Shankara Math
The Jagadguru then moved to the Adi Shankaracharya Math on the Sangam Road where he received the Pada Puja. The Jagadguru then Spoke about the Importance of Sri Kshetra Ganagapur among all the Datta Kshetras and emphasized that one should not see any difference between Sri Dattatreya and Adi Shankara Bhagwatpada. The Jagadguru recalled about his earlier visits to Ganagapur on 3 Occassions and highlited the Sanctity of the Datta Kshetra Ganagapur. He also appreciated the work of the Priests who had built a Shankara Math here and had the shrines built for Sri Sharadamba , Sri Adi Shankara Bhagwatpada and Shri Guru Narasimha Saraswati. The Jagadguru then Performed the Famous Chandramoulishwara Pooja at the Shankara Math.

The Jagadguru at Nirgun Math Ganagapur after delivering Anugraha Bhashanam

On 19th Morning, the Jagadguru performed Special Pooja to the Nirguna Padukas of Shri Guru Narasimha Saraswati. This was followed by the Padapuja to His Holiness performed by the Archakas of the Temple. The Jagadguru then delivered an Anugraha Bhashanam at the Temple in which he explained how the Same God has Manifested himself at Several Kshetras like Lord Shiva at Varanasi,  Lord Rama at Rameshwaram and so on. He said the Same Lord has manifested at Sri Kshetra Ganagapur as Lord Dattatreya , Sripada Sri Vallabha and Sri Narasimha Saraswati.The Jagadguru then explianed the Importance of Maintaining Purity and Spirituality at Teertha Kshetras. He explained as Shri Narasimha Saraswati belongs to the Parampara of Sringeri which flows from Sri Vidyaranya, he said all the followers of Datta Sampradaya are originally the Followers of Sri Sringeri Shankara Math also. He then blessed the Temple Priests who he said are the Ardent devotees of Sringeri Jagadgurus and the devotion of whom made him Visit Sri Kshetra Ganagapur again.

The Jagadguru then Proceeded to Sangam where he had Darshan of  Lord Dattatreya, the Audumbara Tree and Lord Sangameshwara. He then moved to Afzalpur in the Evening after blessing all the People of Ganagaapur.

Shri Gurudeva Datt !

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