11th Jagadguru Shri Shivananda Chidganendra Saraswathi Swamigal of Adi Shankara Paramparagatha Moolamnaya Sarvajna Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham – 1851st  Aradhana

Birth Place: Karnataka

Purvashrama Name: Ishvara

Purvashrama Father’s Name: Ujjvala

Years as Pithadhipati: 45

Siddhi: 3272 Virodhikrit Magha Shukla Dashami (CE 0172-Jan-22)

Due to his constant bliss in performing the pooja for Yoga Chandramoulishwara, he was referred to as “Shivananda Chidghanendra” Swamigal.  After receiving the Sri Bashya upadesham, He received His Deeksha from His Guru Sureshwarendra Saraswathi Swamigal. He chose His successor Hari belonging to Sri Vatsa Gothra on the banks of Palar River and anointed Him as the next Peethadipathi.

He attained siddhi in Vriddhachalam. 

स्तुमःसदा शिवानन्द-चिद्घनेन्द्र-सरस्वतीन् ।

कामाक्षी-चन्द्रमौल्यर्चा-कलनैक-लसन्मतीन् ॥ १९ ॥

May we pay obeisance to Chidghanendra Saraswathi, immersed in the bliss of praying to Kamakshi-Chandramoulishwara.