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Vijayendra Saraswathi Head of Kanchi Kamakoti Peedam

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47 year old Sri Sankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Swamigal, the junior pontiff, has ascended as the 70 th Head of Kanchi Kamakoti Peedam with effect from March 1.

He was appointed as junior pontiff in1983. He has become the head of the institution after 35 years of ascetic life. He was initiated into the holy order on May 29, 1983, in the precincts of Sri Kamakshi Temple in Kancheepuram and was given the Deeksha name -Sri Shankara Vijayendra Saraswathi. He has travelled extensively across the country and the neighbouring Nepal.

He assumes the position as Head sequel to Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Swamigal passing away.

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