Jayendra Saraswati

Devotees carry out final rituals before burying the mortal remains of Sri Jayendra Saraswathi, the 69th pontiff of the Kanchi Mutt, in Kanchipuram.

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BJP President Amit Shah seeks blessings of Kanchi seers Jayendra Saraswathi and Vijayendra Saraswathi at a function to celebrate the 80th birth day of Jayendra Saraswathi.in Chennai.

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Jayendra Saraswati The Shankaracharya of Kanchi matth was arrested in November 2004 for the murder of a manager of one of the matth-run temples. Actress Ranjitha also filed a defamation suit against him for allegedly maligning the swami- devotee relationship she had with Swami Nithyananda.