2533rd Shankara jayanti mahotsavam (2024)

2.5.2024 – 12.5.2024: 2533rd shankara Jayanti mahotsavam: SAHASRA CHANDI MAHAYAJNAM, veda parayanam, acharyal puja, MAHALAKSHMI HOMAM

Sri Jagadhguru Veda Parayana Trust is celebrating the 2533rd Jayanti of Shankara Bhagavatpadal this year, for a period of 12 days from 2.5.2024 to 13.5.2024. The programme includes several homams performed for the well-being of the world. Those desirous of participating in specific kamya homams are welcome to do so.

The programme includes Rigveda Krama Parayanam, Chaturveda parayanam, Prasthana traya bhashya parayanam, Abhishekam, Aaradhana, Upanyasams and Nama sankirtanam at Ayodhya Mandapam, West Mambalam.

Budget: ₹42 lakhs (approx.), for Sahasra Chandi Homam, Chaturveda Parayanam, Acharyal Puja (all six days) and procession (on Shankara Jayanti day).

We pray for Acharyal Anugraham for the entire nation and the world and for the health and well-being of all.


The trustees, led by Brahmashri K. Y. Bharaneedhara Sastrigal, secretary of the above trust and a popular exponent of upanyasas, are pioneering an effort to support the vaidikas and pray for the well-being of all. 

With the blessings of Moolāmnāya Sarvajña Kanchi Kamkoti PīṭhādhipatiHis Holiness Sri Sri Shankara Vijayendra Saraswati Swamigal, the trust is raising funds for Sahasra Chandi homam, Chaturveda Parayanam and Acharyal puja on the very special occasion of Shankara Jayanti. 

ABOUT Sri JagadHguru Vedaparayana Trust

Established by the Moolāmnāya Sarvajña Kanchi Kamkoti Pīṭhādhipatis, HH Sri Sri Jayendra Saraswati Swamigal and HH Sri Sri Sankara Vijayendra Saraswati Swamigal two decades ago, the trust has been conducting various dharmic activities including: 

  • Veda pārāyanams in places such as Prayagraj, Rameswaram, etc
  • Ghana and Samhitā pārāyanams at various places
  • Music festivals, Veda sāstra upanyāsams
  • Assisting economically backward students, assistance for marriages, apara karma assistance

They have been conducting various welfare and religious Dharmic activities in the past with the most recent one being the support for over  The Jagadhguru Veda Parayana Trust 

  1. In 2022 and 2023, SJVP trust conducted several activities as part of Shankara Jayanti, which can be viewed here  (2022) and here (2023).
  2. In 2021, SJVP Trust supported a number of vaidikas, pujakas etc. and also organised an Indrakshi Japam and Moksha deepam for the departed souls during the tragic pandemic.
  3. In 2020, SJVP Trust supported 377 vaidikas, gurukkals, pujaris during Shankara Jayanthi (April 2020). The trust disbursed ₹22,49,500  –details of which can be found here
  4. In 2020, SJVP Trust supported 550+ priests associated with the Tiruchendur Murugan Temple in an ongoing campaign – details of which can be found here. 
 Donations to this trust are eligible for income tax deduction under 80G. 


Sri Jagadhguru Vedaparayana Trust

New No.9/C, Kamakshipuram II Street, West Mambalam, Chennai – 600033
Brahmasri Ky. Bharaneedhara Sastrigal


Punjab & Sind Bank
Ashok Nagar Branch, Chennai
A/c. No.: 0999 1000 000 590
IFSC PSIB0020999
UPI: 9940100056@PBSPAY

Send Transaction details, Address, PAN number, Gothram/Nakshatram Details to Brahmashri Ky. Bharaneedhara Sastrigal 99401-00056 for receipt/sankalpam.

80G Tax exemption details 

All donations are eligible for deduction u/s 80G of IT Act 1961 vide order No. DIT(E) No. 2(167)/00-01 dated 15.05.2008. (PAN No. AACTS4049K)