[Advaita-l] How to get Guidance and Divine Blessing from Sri Jagadguru Shankaracharya peetam's ( Kanchipuram or Sringeri)

Vidyasankar Sundaresan via Advaita-l advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org
Fri Sep 26 17:38:26 CDT 2014

I would second Sri Subrahmanian's suggestions. Please have someone make a trip in person,
equipped with details of your plans to ask for blessings directly from the Acharyas. As you
mention that you are not physically located in India, I would urge you to remember that the
people at all the Sankaracharya Mathas understand and follow age old Indian traditions and
protocols of behavior. They may still not be quite comfortable with things that we assume for
granted in this globally connected age. 
Going through the administrators and managers are fine for other purposes, but if you want
to get religious guidance or blessings for building a temple, personal interaction with the
Acharya is necessary. There is no point in ruing the absence of response to emails or phone
calls. The reality is that the managers gets tens of thousands of emails and regular postal mails
per day and they are severely short staffed. It is really impossible for them to attend to
everything immediately.
So, to reiterate, I'm sure there are people on the ground who are helping you implement your
project, so have somebody go to the Acharya in person, with details. And while it is not necessary
to specially highlight your devotion to Sai Baba, it is also not necessary to hide it either. Swami
Bharati Tirtha of Sringeri appreciates honesty, sincerity and dedication, but it is almost impossible
to gauge these qualities through emails and phone calls. If you go in person with the requisite
qualifications, I think you will find that things progress that much easier. And let me hasten to
add that the person who goes first and talks about this doesn't have to be a brAhmaNa man either.
Find the best person who can represent this and ask him or her to do the needful.
The only other specific suggestion I would make is to go after Navaratri is over, because there are
many prior time commitments for the Acharya during this period!
Best regards,
> Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 09:39:43 +0100
> To: advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org
> Subject: [Advaita-l] How to get Guidance and Divine Blessing from Sri Jagadguru Shankaracharya peetam's ( Kanchipuram or Sringeri)
> From: advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org
> Dear All,
> Loving Sairam to you.Hope you are doing well.
> As you are aware that Sanathana Dharma is declining in Rural India, We have
> personally noticed this fact and started serving our bit by establishing
> Sri Maha Lakshmi Temple institution. As we are not very knowledgeable in
> spiritual practices and also not physically living in India therefore we
> want to run these Temple institutions in the guidelines Sri Jagadguru
> Shankaracharya Peethams. We strongly believe & feel that whatever hard work
> we have done & doing for this project will only reach its goal with the
> Divine guidance of Sri Jagadguru Shankaracharya.
> I have approached Sringeri  Dakshinamnaya Sri Sharada Peetham to get the
> blessing of  Sri Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha
> Mahaswamiji but as I am new to this lineage none responded for my request.
> next best option is Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam Kanchipuram , I have high
> regards towards Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Swamigal. but don't know
> anyone in that peetam, can any one guide me how to get blessing from
> present Swamiji of that peetam please.All I need to get Blessing for
> the *statues
> *of Sri Mahakali,Sri Mahalakshmi and Sri Mahasaraswati.

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