Thiruvavaduthurai mutt head dies, successor named - The New Indian Express

Thiruvavaduthurai mutt head dies, successor named

Published: 23rd November 2012 09:02 AM

Last Updated: 23rd November 2012 09:02 AM

Shri Sivaprakasa Desiga Paramacharya Swamigal, the 23rd head of Thiruvavaduthurai Adheenam, the ancient Saivaite mutt at Thiruvavaduthurai in the district, passed away in the wee hours of Thursday.

The 65-year-old Sivaprakasa Swamigal suffered health problems earlier this month. About 15-days back, the Swamigal was hospitalised following breathing complaints. He breathed his last on the way to Kumbakonam at Aduthurai. The end came around 2 am, said mutt sources.  The last rites towards ‘Dhikshai’ for the swamigal were performed on Thursday noon. He was laid to rest in the Adheenam’s Nandavanam, where the samadhis of 11 previous adheenams are located.

Following the death of  Sivaprakasa Swamigal, Sri Meenakshisundara Desiga Paramachaya Swamigal (52), Kattalai Thambiran at Thiruvidaimaruthur temple , took over as the 24th head of the Adheenam. He has taken the title of Ambalavana Desiga Parmacharya Swamigal.

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