(Shri Chandrashekhar Saraswati)20 May 1894 – 8 January 1994
Paramacharya or ‘Mahaarriwal’ is also called.
His father’s name was Shri Subramanyam Shastri and the name of the mother was Mrs. Mahalakshmi. He lived in Villipuram of Tamil Nadu. His name was Swaminathan from birth.
In the tender age of only 13 years, Chandrasekhar was declared the head of the Kanchi work category bench. He had learned all the holy books, including scriptures and Vedas. He could better understand the length and breadth of the country and the people who were trying to reach them, to better understand the true essence of Hinduism. He also tried to create relevant age-old practices in today’s rapidly changing world.
He was a Guru of Thousands of Hindus from all over the world. He believed in ethics with right behavior and conduct. He believed that world peace can only be achieved when everyone has studied and interpreted the Vedas correctly. The Dalai Lama called him his big brother in the world of religion and spirituality.
He believed in peaceful relations between different religions of the world and leaders tried to bring harmony between the Hindu and other religions.