Historically, the connection between Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam and the regions of East & NorthEast dates back to 2500 and odd years. Adi Shankara’s ‘Parama guru’ Sri Gowda Pada hailed from Gowda Desha, the present Bengal. The 65th Acharya of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam, Sri MahaDevendra Saraswathi had gone on pilgrimage touching the borders of Orissa.
The visit of His Holiness Sankaracharya Sri Chandrasekharendra Sarawathi, the 68th Acharya to Calcutta and parts of Bengal during 1930s is till today cherished as a memorable event. At a later Date, during the turbulent period of partition, Bengal had to face mass killings, calamities on women etc. HH instilled in them a sense of self confidence, the guts to face the hard realities and thus assured them of a society where they can look for solace, compassion and social security. Also, His Holiness opined that, taking cognisance of the services rendered to the victims of the genocide, the volunteers whether Hindus/Muslims should be duly honoured, irrespective of the victim being an Hindu/Muslim.
The continued interaction between Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam & the East-NorthEast Regions is still today a reality. HH Sankaracharya Sri Sri Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamiji Maharaj has the distinction of covering the land of Bengal and Assam several times on foot and subsequently accompanied by the 70th Acharya Sri Sri Sri Sankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Swamiji during their “Vijaya Yatras”, which paved way for the multifaceted religious, social, medical-care and Temple-related activities in the region.
On the occasion of the 75th year of His Avathar, year-long celebrations are being held throughout the Nation. The Eastern & North Eastern Regions were graced with His Holiness’s recent visit during Apr-May 2010.
LINKS TO REPORTS ON LATEST EVENTS and PROGRAMMES IN THE NORTH EAST:
1) Veda Sammelan at Sikkim – 22-24 March 2014
2) Vishwa Shanti Maha Yagnya,Veda Sammelan & Rudra Japam performed at Arunachal Pradesh -5-9 March 2014
3) Brahmaputra Aarti Performed-10 Mar. 2014
4) Vishwa Shanti Maha Yagnya , Veda Sammelan & Rudra Japam at Arunachal Pradesh – 5-9 March 2014 Invitation
5) Purva Tirupati Balaji Mandir, Guwahati-Assam Annual Brahmotsavam- 5- 15 February 2014
6) Navaratri Mahotsavam at Ved Bhavan – Kolkata – 4 – 14 Oct. 2013
7) Maharudram at Gangtok,Sikkim- 14 – 17 September 2013
8) Sri Shankara Jayanthi Mahotsav performed at Sikkim -13 -20 May 2013
9) Sri Shankara Jayanthi celebrated in Asansol – 22 May 2013
Service Activity Focus in North-East and East:
Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham carries out many Service activities. Health Care, Community Help and Social Service are some of the key areas where it provides assistance to the Public.
While these are carried out largely in India, the Peetam has a Global presence with Members living in different Countries supporting the work areas.
In India, apart from rendering service in various States, the Peetam has been focusing specially on the North East in sync with the intense requirements of the Region. The Peetam has studied the needs in detail through several surveys, visits of Representatives to the Region and dialogue with a wide cross section of the Society. Thereafter, it has evolved implementation plans to extend assistance to the society.
The Plans implemented so far and those which are under consideration are given below State-wise:
Sri Shankar Deb Netralaya
Sri Purva Tirupati Balaji Mandir
Here the plans are to construct a Health Care and Education Complex which will include the following
1) To construct a Health Care Center which will includea full fledged Eye Care Center in or around Agartala for which dialogue with the Government has been initiated on land location.The Government has also assured us of support in making land available.
2) Schools in various places
A Socio Cultural Complex in Imphal including a Health Care Center to cater to the needs of the Manipur Residents is being planned. Dialogue has already been initiated with the Government who are favourably disposed to the allotment of land on a special basis with offer of all support for the successful start of the Complex.
A Shiva Panchayatan Temple has already been constructed in Rani phool close to Gangtok in line with the request of the local Residents.The Temple is a major attraction and satisfies the needs of the Residents.
Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Vidya Bharti School is running under the auspices of the Peetam in Shillong.Further construction plans are under way as a part of expansion
A Ganesh Temple has also been constructed in Shillong based on public request.
Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Shankara Health Education And Charitable Trust (Meghalaya)
Jeewan Ram Mungi Devi Goenka Complex,Upper Mawprem
Lower Bara Pathar( Maw Bah)
Shillong 793002 (Meghalay)
Contact Person Mr Baldev
Dating back to a long tradition in History, Arunachal Pradesh have Social,Cultural and Community requirements which we will be addressing in consultation with the Public and Government of Arunachal Pradesh.
We will also help the patients needing medical attention to be guided to the intended Super Specialty Hospital at Silchar.
Kolkata, West Bengal:
A Hospital is functioning in South Kolkata which offers free medical treatment to Patients.
147,Mukandapur Eastern Metro By Pass
Contact Person Mr Komal Dashora
Siliguri, North Bengal
Sri Triveni Vidyapith (Veda Pathashala) is functioning at Siliguri
Plans are under way to construct a Kanchi Kamakoti Cultural Center at Siliguri to revive the Culture of the Region.
A Complex which will house a Senior Citizen Home with a Mini Hospital, Schools, Exhibition of Indian Murals,Greenery and related facilities like a Library, Recreation arrangements etc over 20 acres of land
Vishva Shanti Maha Yajna Performed at GangaSagar & Siliguri June 5-8, 2012
Immediate needs are a Senior Citizen Home and a Medical ICU.This matter is under study.