Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati, the 68th Peethadhipati of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti peetham, whose grace is felt even now by innumerable devotees across the world, has been Sanakra Nethralaya’s guiding light and the inspiration for our dear founder, Dr. S. S. Badrinath to establish India’s first eye hospital focusing on vitreoretinal subspecialty. In remembrance of Sri Maha Periyava, the 28th Aradhana of Sri Maha Periyava was held on 04th January 2022, at 5:00 pm in Sri V. D. Swami Auditorium. Dr. N. Angayarkanni compered the evening’s events, which was a blessed and refreshing beginning to the New Year.
The event opened with the auspicious Veda Gosham, followed by a prayer song sung by Mr. Durai Raj D. Junior Research Fellow, Projects – CSIR – Histopathology Lab. Dr. Anuradha, Principal, Elite School of Optometry, gave the welcome address and introduced Sri Ganesh Sharmaji. Dr. Girish Shiva Rao presented the honoured chief guest with a silk shawl.
Sri Ganesh Sharma shared anecdotes from Sri Mahaperiyava’s life that illuminated the holy saint’s selfless, sage insights into human nature and inspired everyone who listened. Dr. Sripriya Krishnamurthy, Director, General Ophthalmology, gave the closing speech thanking Sri Ganesha Sharmaji for his moving and insightful discourse on Sri Maha Perivaya’s life and his philosophies. Sri Mahaperiyava’s wisdom was such that he was able to offer advice to individuals from all walks of life.
After the moving discourse ended, Dr. Angayarkanni gave the closing speech and everyone offered flowers to Sri Maha Periyava and paid their respects at the end of the ceremony.