Sri Abhinava Vidyatirtha - Initiation

Initiation

Sri Chandrasekhara Bharati eventually announced that Sri Srinivasa Sastri would succeed him as the next Jagadguru Shankaracharya of Sringeri. The sacred initiation ceremony was held on May 22, 1931. The Acharya named his holy successor designate "Abhinava Vidyateertha". Srinivasa Sastri was only thirteen years old at the time of his initiation into Sannyasa (Asceticism). He was popularly known as Mahasannidhanam amongst his sishyas.

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