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Ahobila Mutt Jeer laid to rest

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Sri Narayana Yatheendra Mahadesikan, the 45{+t}{+h}Azhagiyasingar of Sri Ahobila Mutt.
Sri Narayana Yatheendra Mahadesikan, the 45{+t}{+h}Azhagiyasingar of Sri Ahobila Mutt.

Sri Narayana Yatheendra Mahadesikan, the 45{+t}{+h}Azhagiyasingar of Sri Ahobila Mutt, was laid to rest at Srirangam on Sunday.

Devotees from across the country gathered at Sri Dasavathara Sannidhi and paid their last respects to the Jeer.

The rituals commenced at 10 a.m. with Veda Parayanam and recital of verses from the Nalayira Divya Prabandam for about two-and-a-half hours. It was followed by an hour-long ‘Tirumanjanam’ which was performed by his ‘poorvashrama’ sons P. K. Lakshmi Narasimhan, P.K. Sridharan, and P.K. Rangarajan . At 3 p.m., the mortal remains of the pontiff was brought to ‘Brahmmaratham’ and taken to the pit near the Brindavan where the 44{+t}{+h}Jeer was laid to rest. Sri Ranganatha Yatheendra Mahadesikan, his successor, and Sri Raghu Veera Mahadesikan, Jeer of Poundarikapuram, were present.

The 45th Azhagiyasingar was the eighth swami in the hierarchy of Sri Ahobila Mutt to bear the asrama name “Narayana.” Born on December 12, 1926 at Villivalam in North Arcot, the swami, known as Sri Krishnamacharya before he took up sanyas, was a student of Madras University and passed Nyaya Siromani in 1949, bagging first prize for general proficiency. Krishnamacharya was trained by great scholars in Srivaishnava texts and commentaries, the Bhagavad Gita and Nalayira Divya Prabandam . He ascended the throne when the 44th Jeeyar, who was responsible for construction of the Rajagopuram at Srirangam, suddenly took ill in October 1991 and asked Krishnamacharya to take over the reins of the Mutt.


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