Jayendra Saraswathi

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Jayendra Saraswati Swamigal
Jayendra Saraswati Swamigal
Jayendra Saraswati Swamigal
Religion Hinduism
Nationality Indian
Born M.Subrahmanyam
(1935-07-18) 18 July 1935 (age 82)
Irulneeki, Thanjavur dt, Tamil Nadu
Honors Shankaracharya
Kanchi Kāmakoti Pīṭādipati
In office
22 March 1954 – Incumbent
Preceded by Sri Chandrashekarendra Saraswati Swamigal
Succeeded by Vijayendra Saraswati
Personal details
Residence Kanchi Kamakoti Mutt

Jagadguru Sri Jayendra Saraswathi shankaracharya (born 18 July 1935 as Subramanyam Mahadeva ) is the 69th Shankaracharya Guru and head or pontiff (Pïțhādhipati) of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham.[1] Subramanyam Mahadeva Iyer was nominated by his predecessor, Chandrashekarendra Saraswati Swamigal, as his successor and was given the divinely ordained pontifical title Sri Jayendra Saraswathi on 22 March 1954. [2]


On account of his sacerdotal office and his profound knowledge of the Hindu religion, Chatur Vedas, Puranas, Upanishads; he remains widely respected all over the World. The Kanchi Math has grown into a strong organization under him.

The Kanchi Mutt runs many schools, eye clinics and hospitals. CHILDS Trust Hospital, Hindu Mission Hospital, Tamil Nadu Hospital and countless other public welfare institutions.

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Religious titles
Preceded by
Sri Chandrashekarendra Saraswati Swamigal
Kanchi Kāmakoti Pīṭādipati
Elected on: 22 March 1954
Succeeded on: 9 January 1995
Vijayendra Saraswati Swamigal