Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati passed away at the age of 99, PM expressed grief

Pankaj Prasad
Sankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati
Sankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati

Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati will be given samadhi at his ashram at 5 pm on Monday.

Dwarka Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati passed away on Sunday at the age of 99. He breathed his last in Narsinghpur, Madhya Pradesh. A few days back, he celebrated his 99th birthday. Shankaracharya was running ill for a long time. He breathed his last at 3:30 pm on Sunday. There is a wave of mourning due to the death of Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati.

Samadhi will be given on Monday

There is news that Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati will be given samadhi in his ashram at 5 pm on Monday. Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati was the greatest Mahant of the Hindus. Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati was the Shankaracharya of two mathas, Dwarka and Jyotirmath.


PM Modi expressed grief

Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the death of Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati by tweeting. He tweeted and wrote, Extremely saddened by the demise of Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati ji, Shankaracharya of Dwarka Sharda Peeth. My condolences to his followers in this time of mourning. om Shanti!


Shankaracharya also played a big role in the freedom struggle

In 1942, when Mahatma Gandhi gave the slogan of Quit India, Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati also jumped into the freedom struggle after hearing it. At the age of just 19, he became famous as a revolutionary monk. In 1950, he was made a Dandi Sanyasi. In 1981, he was given the title of Shankaracharya. In 1950 itself, he took initiation from Sharda Peeth Shankaracharya Swami Brahmanand Saraswati for Dand Sannyasa. After that he came to be known as Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati.

At the age of nine, Shankaracharya had given up the house

Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati was born on 2 September 1924. He left home at the age of only nine. After being away from home, he started religious tours. During this he traveled to Kashi and then learned Veda-Vedang and scriptures from Swami Karpatri Maharaj.


Priyanka Gandhi Vadra tweeted

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra tweeted on the death of Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati and wrote, "Deeply saddened to hear the news of Mahaprayana of Jagatguru Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati Ji Maharaj. Swamiji devoted his whole life to religion, spirituality and charity. After taking his blessings after bathing in the Ganges in Prayagraj in the year 2021, I got a chance to discuss with him the generosity and goodwill of the country and religion. Swamiji had done our Griha Pravesh Puja in 1990 while my father was there. This is an irreparable loss to the entire society. Praying to God to give courage to the followers of Swamiji to bear the hardships in this difficult time. Peace!