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Updated: May 22, 2013 10:55 IST

New Jeer to take over

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Sri Ranganatha Yatheendra Mahadesikan. Photo: R.M. Rajarathinam
The Hindu Sri Ranganatha Yatheendra Mahadesikan. Photo: R.M. Rajarathinam

Sri Ranganatha Yatheendra Mahadesikan will take over as the 46 pontiff of Sri Ahobila Mutt on Thursday following the recent demise of Sri Narayana Yatheendra Mahadesikan, the 45 Azhagiyasingar of the mutt.

A renowned Vedic scholar, the 57-year-old pontiff hails from Thirukannamangai village near Kumbakonam. He was chosen by the 45 Azhagiyasingar to be the next jeer. Sri Ranganatha Yatheendra Mahadesikan took ‘sanyasa ashram’ in 2009.

The ‘pattabishekam’ of the new pontiff will be held at 8.30 a.m. at the Dasavathara Sannidhi in Srirangam on Thursday.

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