The Sage of Kanchi – Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati

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The Sage of Kanchi is a wonderful video on Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati who was the 68th Shankaracharya in Kanchipuram from 1894 until his passing in 1994 at the age of 100.  He was profoundly influential and this video captures both the simplicity and power of his presence.  For those of us in the west, the video is a rare insight into the traditional life of a sanyasi in the vedic tradition.

Many of the priests who perform the yagyas for our group worked in the Shankar Mutt when Chandrashekharendra was there, and Seetharama Shastry in particular served him for quite a few years.  Without exception everyone speaks of him with awe and admiration.

The video is presented in two parts.  It can be viewed here or downloaded if you prefer.

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