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Adi Sankara temple damaged in Kedarnath

Last Updated: Sunday, June 23, 2013 - 22:40

Kancheepuram: A small Adi Sankara temple built by Kanchi Sankara Mutt at Kedarnath bore the brunt of flood fury in Uttarakhand and would be rebuilt once normality was fully restored, Sankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi said on Sunday.
He said the temple was built in 1983 at the spot traditionally worshipped as the place where Adi Sankara shed his body and ascended to the Kailash mountains from where he is chronicled to have returned with sacred Lingams to be established all over the country, the seer told PTI here.

It was a small temple in which a stone idol brought from
Kanchi mutt had been installed.

It might take about two years for the roads to be cleared
and places restored. The Kanchi Mutt would reconstruct the temple, he said.

The Sankaracharya also said the mutt had made a donation
of Rs 20 lakh to the joint funds set up by the centre and Uttarakhand government towards disaster relief.

The mutt would also mobilise foodgrains, clothes and medicines to be sent to the affected people of the northern state, he added.


First Published: Sunday, June 23, 2013 - 22:40

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