The Durga Saptashati is comprised of three Charitras, namely Prathama, Madhyama and Uttama in thirteen chapters. The Prathama Charitra describes the glories of the Divine mother as revealed by a Rishi
Sri Mahasannidhanam Abhinava Vidyatirtha Mahaswamiji, the 35th Jagadguru Shankaracharya in the unbroken lineage of the Sringeri Sharada Peetham, had an innate ability to explain even complex topics lucidly through apt parables from the like the Puranas, Itihasas and other scriptures. On the eve of the Aradhana of Sri Mahasannidhanam, published below is a small yet profound parable elucidated by the Mahaswamiji expounding an aspect devotion of a devotee towards the Omniscient Lord.
It was at Kalady that the birth of Sri Shankaracharya took place. It was the great Acharya who arrested and paved the path for the resurgence of the country’s Dharma and restored it to its resplendent glory.
Sri Moolam Tirunal handed over the deed to the officials from Sringeri as an offering to the Mahaswamiji. The Maharaja also sanctioned a sum of Rupees ten-thousand for clearing the land and building a shrine there.
Conferring with the sacred intention of the Guru and without wasting any time, Seshadri Iyer proceeded to the Malabar region. The Madhaviya Shankara Digvijaya – the traditional account of the great saint philosopher clearly pointed about His birthplace as Kalady.
Jagadguru Sri Sacchidananda Shivabhinava Narasimha Bharati Mahaswamiji was intensely devoted to Sri Adi Shankaracharya and had unparalleled reverence towards Him.
Jagadguru Sri Sacchidananda Shivabhinava Narasimha Bharati Mahaswamiji, the 33rd Jagadguru in the unbroken chain of Acharyas of Sringeri Sri Sharada Peetham is hailed as the re-discoverer of Kalady.