Jayendra Saraswati Shankaracharya

Sankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati dies

Question- Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati passed away recently. With which of the following bench (Peeth) he was attached?
(a) Dwarikadheesh (b) Kardarath
(c) Badrishashram
(d) Kanchi Kamakoti
Answer: (d)
Related Facts:

  • On February 28th, 2018, 69th Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati of Kanchi Kamkoti Peeth passed away. He was 82 years old.
  • He was born on July 18th, 1935 in the then Thanjavur district.
  • He was made the 69th Shankaracharya of Kanchi Kamkoti Peeth after the death of Chandrashekharendra Saraswati Swamigal in 1994.
  • On March 22nd, 1954, Jayendra Saraswati was declared successor of Chandrashekharan Saraswati Swamigal.
  • Jayendra Saraswati had declared Shankar Vijender Saraswati as his successor in the year 1983.


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