[Advaita-l] Samnyasa directly by the Jagadguru
sankaran_aniruddhan at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 10 20:28:02 CDT 2006
You're right, I read about this incident in one of Sri
Krishnaswamy Iyer's books on Chandrashekhara Bharati
Mahaswamigal (but not the book you are referring to).
Sruti smRti purANAnAm Alayam karuNAlayam
namAmi bhagavatpAda Sam.karam lokaSam.karam
--- venkata subramanian <venkat_advaita at yahoo.com> wrote:
> You are right, I can quote one reference.
> In the life history of Sri Ramananda Saraswathi written
> by Krishnaswamy Iyer, you can find the reference. When
> it came about granting Samnyasa to Krishnaswamy Iyer's
> father, the Jagadguru said that we cannot grant directly.
> The Jagadguru hence asked Nelamavu Matham Peetadhipathi
> (Swami Kamalananda Bharathi) to give Samnyasa.
> It was such a long sighted vision that later the
> Nelamavu Matham Swamigal attained sidhi quite
> unexpectedly and the next successor was initiated by Sri
> Ramananda Saraswathi - as suggested by the Jagadguru.
> I have also read that Mahamhopadhyaya Karungulam
> Krishna Sastrigal too came to Sringeri with his friend
> Hanagal Virupaksha Sasthrigal; but the Jagadguru (Sri
> Chandra Shekhara Bharathi Mahaswamigal) did not consent.
> Sankaran Aniruddhan <sankaran_aniruddhan at yahoo.com>
> > He indeed approached the Sringeri Math for taking
> > Samnyasa, but at that time it was Sri Jagadguru
> > Chandrashekhara Bharathi Swaminaha, who did not
> > Only after that he took from one Bodanandendra
> > Saraswathi.
> I believe it is a custom of the sringeri matha that only
> the Successor to the AcArya is initiated into sannyasa by
> the AcArya Himself. I remember reading this in one of the
> works on Chandrashekhara Bharati Swamigal (I don't
> the exact reference).
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> namAmi bhagavatpAda Sam.karam lokaSam.karam
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