The holy 'padukai' of Sri Paramacharyar given by Sri Kanchi Mutt, were consecrated at Mahendramangalam, near Thottiam on Tuesday.

This is the village where Sri Paramacharyar stayed for three years during his initial training in Vedas till 1914.

Sri M. S. Subramania Srowthigal from Kanchi Mutt brought Sri Padukai to the village at about 2.30 p.m. The 'padukai' were taken from Sri Adi Sankarar Temple and consecrated at the KST Trust building, where Sri Paramacharyar learnt Vedas.

A large number of local villagers offered worship to Sri Padukai. Gandhi Pithan, a local villager, said that the villagers were elated over the Kanchi Mutt's decision in this regard.

K. Krishnamoorthy, Honorary Manager, Sankara Mutt, Mahendramangalam, said the consecration marked the centenary of the stay of Sri Paramacharyar in the village.

V. Ramamurthy Sastrigal who performs the pujai at the temple in the village, said that the Kanchi Mutt had given the 'padukai' to Sri Kanchi Seva Samithi Trust.

Y. Prabhu, managing truste of the Trust, said that the 'Sri Padukai' would be kept in a glass case and would be kept for public darshan.

Earlier, special 'mahanyasa' homam and rudrabhishekam were performed to Sri Adi Sankarar and Sri Paramacharyar as part of celebrations of Mahajayanthi of Mahaperiyaval.