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Vanumamalai Mutt Head Passes Away

Published: 01st May 2014 11:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st May 2014 11:03 AM   |  A+A-

By PTI

The head of the 600-year- old Vanumamalai Mutt near here Sri Kaliyan Ramanuja Jeer has passed away.

Mutt officials said in a statement said the 84-year-old "attained Mukthi" at 4 PM yesterday.

He died at a private hospital where he was admitted for old age-related ailments.

The body would be laid to rest at the 'Tiruvarasu' (special burial place for Sanyasis) at Nanguneri, near here.

Thandu Narayanan (71), a Tamil scholar, has been appointed by the Mutt committee as the new pontiff of the Vaishnavite mutt which has disciples all over India and Nepal.

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