Some of the Gopurams of the Kanchi Kamakshi temple. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Kanchi Kamakoti Mutt Jayendra Saraswati is caught up in a New Controversy over missing Gold ,83 Kgs., belonging to Kamakshi Amman .
Radhakrishnan ,Auditor of the Mutt had deposed in the Court that a committee under the Chairmanship of A.C.Muthaiah was formed in 2002 to refurbish the Kanchi Kamakshi Temple Vimana, of which Radhakrishnan was a member.
Seventeen kilo- of Gold was collected and 83 kg were imported from abroad.
Total one hundred kg was reported to be kept in locker.
Jayendra Saraswati is reported to have pressurised Radhakrishnan to hand over the Gold to Jayendra Sarawati.
On Radha Krishnan’s refusal,Jayendra Saraswati was reported to have hired Dadas to attack Radha Krishnan,
Jayendrar was reported to have grabbed the gold thereafter.
Elaborating further Radha Krishnan stated that only 17 kg. was used for the temple and the balance 83 kgs.is missing.
One has to await the Court’s verdict.
It may be mentioned that Jayendra Saraswati is facing criminal case in Puduchery for the murder of Sankarara Raman a Mutt Employee.
Another enquiry is on for his attempt to bribe the Judge who was trying his case in Puduchery( read my blog on this)
It may also be mentioned that Jayendra Saraswati left(I think that is the decent expression) a decade back with out the knowledge of Periyavar and caused incalculable hurt to Periyava,
As one who had a ring side view of this sordid episode at Bangalore and ThalaCauvery, I was deeply embarrassed by the snide remarks of the Swamijis of Kailash Ashram, Bangalore about Kanchi Mutt.
I could not answer anything as it was the Tiruchi Swamigal of Kailash Ashram who helped Jayendrar to get accommodation at Thalacauvery and he was one of the few people who urged Jayendrar to return to Kanchi Mutt and desist from hurting the Periyava.
Why can’t Jayendra Saraswati perform his duty as an Ascetic of the Kanchi Mutt?
He seems to be doing every thing other than this,exceptng of course some publicity gimmicks.
He can never go anywhere near Periyava, but he can at least try not to hurt the Periyava even after his shedding His Mortal Frame.
Source: TV 9.
Kanchi Mutt’s Press Release .
At the time of posting the original(being updated on March 13, 2013),the press release was not availabel to me.
I am able to get it and am publishing it.
1.Some explanations, to my mind, are not valid, like the one questioning why Ms.Anuradha rRmanan kept quiet for 12 years,as itself would make her a liar.
I know her personally , she was a very pious woman dedicated to the Kanhchi Mutt.
The case is pending on other issues, cell phone,Sankar Raman murder,etc.
Let the Truth come out.
The charge by Sankara Raman that 100 kgs of gold were imported to make a gold chariot for Kanchi Kamakshi deity. and only 35 kgs were used while the remaining went missing, was re-iterated by the police in the high court for probe.
Here are the facts.
Sri. Adi Sankarar Swarna Vimana Trust with registered office at VHS Campus, Chennai 600 113 was entrusted with the Gold cladding work of Sri Adi Sankarar Vimanam, Sri Kamakshi Ambal Vimanam and Simha Vahanam. The board of trustees of this trust comprised of eminent persons. The gold cladding work was done on copper sections by the conventional methods of beating gold strips into foils and pasting the gold foils over mercury base, heating and polishing. The entire gold plating work was completed and handed over to the authorities of Sri Kamakshi Ambal Devasthanam, Kanchipuram as per the details given below.
The trust imported 85.31 kgs of Gold (and not 100 kgs as alleged) comprising of Gold bars 71.31 kgs, Biscuits 14.00 kgs.
This was used as follows:
1. Sri Adi Sankarar Vimanam 21.875 kgs
2. Sri Kamakshi Ambal Vimanam – upper portion 5.996 kgs
3. Sri Kamakshi Ambal Vimanam – lower portion 41.411 kgs
4. Sri Kamakshi Ambal Kavacham 7.495 kgs
5. Rajagopuram Kalasam 3.932 kgs
6. Simha Vahanam 4.430 kgs
Total 85.139 kgs
The balance gold of 171 gms has been duly accounted.
The full description of the various kanikkais together with the receipt numbers are recorded in the register maintained by the temple trust. These accounts have been verified by the HR&CE department of the government from time to time.
Sankar Raman Issue. ?!
First. Sankara Raman was never an employee of the Mutt as it is made out to be. He was an employee of a temple in Kanchipuram at the time of his death. Sankara Raman wrote several letters to His Holiness over the last several years accusing the Swamiji and several others of various acts of omission and commission, to put it mildly.
He marked copies of several of his letters to the CM, the leader of the opposition , HRCE Department and several other prominent citizens and devotees. Every one just ignored the letters as those of a disgruntled black mailer who was threatening to ‘expose’ the two Swamijis & The Mutt. These letters were being freely circulated by Sankara Raman. In one of his letters he claims that he was a man of average means and that ‘some kind hearted man’ was paying for the mass copying and postage of the letters.
We cannot speculate as to why he was killed or who was involved. The only thing we believe unequivocally, is that His Holiness is being falsely implicated in this.
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9. Who is Radhakrishnan? What is his relationship with the Mutt? Why was he attacked? Who attacked him? Why is the Swamiji implicated in this?
Radharishnan is a former associate of the Mutt, and has his own business. In 1994 when it was discovered that he was involved in a malicious defamation campaign against the Mutt, he was relieved of his services. He was one of the trustees of the Sri. Adi Sankara trust, for the golden chariot for Kamakshi Amman. The case about an attack on Radhakrishnan is 2 years and 3 months old. In the FIR filed in this case neither the Mutt nor Swamiji were mentioned.
As far as I know no body attacks the Karachi;they point out information regarding the individuals.
Being men of The Holy Order and one holds a position of Trust and representing a Great Religion, it is essential that the accusations are disproved, instead of pleading injured innocence.
No body even dares to dream of leveling such a charge against the Periyavar.
Accusing people of bad faith only confirms suspicions.