The Sage of Kanchi, Pujyasri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Swamigal, is a Mahatma. The word Mahatma means mahān ātmā yasyasaḥ, one whose antaḥkarana,the mind, is expansive. He was the 68th Sankaracharya of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham and while He lived he moved from place to place, giving darshan to people, teaching them the values of life as per the tenets of the vaidika dharma, guiding them in their worldly life and inspiring them in matters of spiritual pursuits.
The ManiMandapam is envisioned to serve as a place of worship of Kanchi Paramacharya - The Sage Of Kanchi. The ManiMandapam is further conceptualized to have a dhyana (meditation) place, veda adhyayana (vedic recitation) place and a congregation place for pravachana on Vedanta, Puranas and Itihasas.