I was blessed to visit Keezhambhi adishtanam on Saturday. One can’t find a serene atmosphere than this – in the middle of green fields next to a Shivan Kovil – about 8 kms from Kanchipuram. Went with my friends and had a peaceful darshan. If I am not mistaken, this acharya is the sishya of Govindapuram Sri Bodendral. If you have not been to this place, pl include this in your next visit to Kanchi.
From what I understand, nithya puja is not happening here, which was heart-breaking for me. I have requested few folks to inquire about the details and see what we can do to resume nithya puja, if it had stopped.Will share more once I hear….
Here is the little info about the acharya:: (Thanks to Dr Ravishankar’s blog)
Sri Advaitatma Prakasendra Saraswati : He was also known as Govinda. He was the son of Parasurama, a native of a village adjoining the river Vasistha. His former name was Sruti-Pandita. For some time, he lived in Govindapuram where his predecessor had attained mukti. He was held in very great veneration by Sahaji, , the King of Tanjore. He attained mukti at the village Ambi, near Kanchi on Krishna Dwitiya in the month of Chaitra of the cyclic year Svabhanu (1704 AD). His brindavan at Ambi is in daily worship.
(weblink:history of the kanchi mutt)
The following video was not shot by me – must be by Dr Ravishankar – found at his blog….