Maha Periyavaa Aaradhanai

Sri Sri Sri Maha Periyava’s Aaradhanai falls on January 1, 2019. In keeping with the tradition of following the teachings of Maha Periyava, Brahmasri Chandramouli Narayanasastrigal and SKCC have planned “Sri Sri Sri Maha Periyava Ati-Rudra-Aardhana-Mahotsavam” - a GRAND and devotion-filled way to start the New Year 2019 with a unique event where we have over 1331 ruthviks chanting the Sri Rudram in unison. Register NOW as a Ruthvik / volunteer for this one of a kind event.

Being the 25th year of Maha Periyava's aaradhanai and also his 125th Jayanthi celebrations year, SKCC plans to perform Kanakabhishekam for Sri Sri Maha Periyava. Devotees can sponsor the Kanakabhisheka coin (1g of Gold) and will receive the coin as Prasadam.

About Sri Sri Sri Maha Periyava Aaradhanai

Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati, lovingly called as Maha Periyavaa or the Sage of Kanchi, was the  Jagadguru of the Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham from 9 May 1907 – 8 January 1994. Maha Periyavaa attained Samadhi on 8th January 1994 in Kancheepuram.

SKCC has been following the footsteps of Maha Periyavaa and has been conducting special Pujas to commemorate Maha Periyava's Aaradhanai for the last few years.

Everyone is well aware of the greatness of Sri Rudram, the verses in praise and salutation of Lord Parameswara alias Sri Rudran. Chanting of Sri Rudram, verses that form the central portion of Krishna Yajur vedam is considered very auspicious and effective in invoking the blessings of the Supreme Lord.

  • Chanting Sri Rudram at a stretch eleven times over with one chapter of Chamakam every time in between is known as "One Rudra Ekadasini" (11 times).
  • Repeating this Rudra ekadasini eleven times is called a "Laghu Rudram" (11 x 11 = 121 times).
  • Repeating this Laghu Rudram eleven times is called "Maha Rudram" (11x11x11 = 1331 times). 121 members usually perform "Maha Rudram", each chanting eleven times.
  • Repeating "Maha Rudram" eleven times is called "Athi Rudram".

This is normally performed by 121 members chanting Sri Rudram eleven times everyday for eleven days continuously; i.e. Maha Rudram repeated for eleven full days. (11x11x11x11 = 14641 times)

We are making an unique attempt to have 1331 Ruthviks chant the Sri Rudram 11 times in unison on January 1, 2019 on the eve of Sri Maha Periyava Aaradhanai. We need the support from the community to make this happen. Please spread the word around and show your support for this unique event.