The life of a saint revered in India, but not known outside

A documentary was made recently on Sri Chandrashekarendra Saraswathi, the 68th Shankaracharya of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam. Sri Chandrashekarendra Saraswathi was highly revered in India, especially in the south. He lived a hundred years and his life was a shining example of renunciation, humility and sagacity. He was not very well known internationally compared to sages such as Ramana Maharishi or Swami Vevekananda.

The documentary is broken up into 5 parts. It is worth a watch to not only learn about the Shankaracharya, but also to get a deeper glimpse into an India that most people hear about but seldom see. The throngs of devotees, the tolerance ingrained in Sanatana Dharma (popularly known as Hinduism), the cooperation between hindus, muslims and christians in the service of people and God, the evolution of the country in the 20th century, and so on.

The website,, has aggregated all the videos on one page. Videos can be found here
The Sage of Kanchi: Life of Sri Chandrashekarendra Saraswati


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