Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanad Saraswati Passes Away at 99

Story Highlights
  • Dwarka Peeth Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati breathes last on Sunday afternoon.
  • Samadhi Program will being organized at Paramhansi Ganga Ashram on Monday.
  • PM Modi extends condolences to the followers.

Indore: Dwarka Peeth Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati breathed his last on Sunday afternoon in Narsignhpur district, MP officials said. According to his close-aids, Swami Swaroopanand, who was the Shankracharya of Dwarka, Sharda, and Jyotish Peeth, was not keeping well for over a year.

Confirming his death, Swami Sadanand Maharaj second in command of Dwarka Peeth said the seer died at 3: 30 pm on Sunday.

Shankaracharya born as Pothiram Upadhyay in Dighori village in the Seoni district was 99 years and will be buried in the Ashram itself, a close aide from the ashram said. The Samadhi Program is being organized at Paramhansi Ganga Ashram at 4 pm on Monday, it added. He had left his home at the age of nine in the pursuit of God and was incarcerated during the freedom struggle.

PM Modi expressed deep sadness at his death and extended condolences to the seer’s followers.

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel calling him a “great saint” who illuminated the earth. “Deeply saddened to learn about the demise of Jagat Guru Shankaracharya Swami Shri Swaroopanand Saraswati ji maharaj. Such great saints illuminate the earth. The moment of receiving blessings and knowledge of spirituality by sitting at his feet will always be remembered. Om Shanti,” Baghel tweeted.

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