Swami Brahmananda Saraswati

Shankaracharya of Jyotir Math (1941-1953)

'Guru Dev'

Jyotir Math, Joshimath - 1978

Swami Vasudevanand
Ashram,

Jyotir Math,

Joshimath,

Uttaranchal, 246443

India

30°33'18"N 79°33'35"E

Jyotir Math,

Joshimath,

Uttaranchal, 246443

India

30°33'18"N 79°33'35"E

In
1941, after being appointed Shankaracharya of Jyotir Math, Swami
Brahmananda Saraswati set about rebuilding the peeth
at Joshimath, a project that, even in spite of the difficulties of
difficult communications and rough track roads, is said to have been
completed within only three months.

Jyotir
Math, Joshimath in 2004 (photo
1 of 27)

Jyotir Math, Joshimath in 2004 (photo 2 of 27)

'Shrii Jyotir MaTh'

'PurNagiri Devii'

Jyotir Math, Joshimath in 2004 (photo 3 of 27)

Jyotir Math, Joshimath in 2004 (photo 4 of 27)

Jyotir Math, Joshimath in 2004 (photo 5 of 27)

"Maatru devo bhava, Pitru devo bhava, Acharya devo bhava, Atithi devo bhava".

'be one for whom the Mother is God, be one for whom the Father is God,

be one for whom the Teacher is God, be one for whom the guest is God.'

- Taittiriya Upanishad 1:20

Jyotir Math, Joshimath in 2004 (photo 6 of 27)

Jyotir Math, Joshimath in 2004 (photo 7 of 27)

Jyotir Math, Joshimath in 2004 (photo 8 of 27)

"Shrii Shankararaya Dwara"

'The door to Shri Shankaracharya'

Jyotir Math, Joshimath in 2004 (photo 9 of 27)

Jyotir Math, Joshimath in 2004 (photo 10 of 27)

Jyotir Math, Joshimath in 2004 (photo 11 of 27)

Jyotir Math, Joshimath in 2004 (photo 12 of 27)

"Shri Shankaracharya Vijayate"

(vijayate = victorious)

Jyotir Math, Joshimath in 2004 (photo 13 of 27)

Jyotir Math, Joshimath in 2004 (photo 14 of 27)

Jyotir Math, Joshimath in 2004 (photo 15 of 27)

Jyotir Math, Joshimath in 2004 (photo 16 of 27)

Jyotir Math, Joshimath in 2004 (photo 17 of 27)

Jyotir Math, Joshimath in 2004 (photo 18 of 27)

Jyotir Math, Joshimath in 2004 (photo 19 of 27)

Jyotir Math, Joshimath in 2004 (photo 20 of 27)

Jyotir Math, Joshimath in 2004 (photo 21 of 27)

Jyotir Math, Joshimath in 2004 (photo 22 of 27)

Jyotir Math, Joshimath in 2004 (photo 23 of 27)

'Bhavaateet Dhyaana karo' - 'Do Transcendental Meditation!'

Jyotir Math, Joshimath in 2004 (detail of photo 23 of 27)

Jyotir Math, Joshimath in 2004 (photo 24 of 27)

link to YouTube video of Jyotir Math

Adi Shankara Gupha

Jyotir Math, Joshimath in 2004 (photo 25 of 27)

Adi Shankara Gupha

Jyotir Math, Joshimath in 2004 (photo 26 of 27)

Kalpa Vriksha - Ancient mulberry tree

Jyotir Math, Joshimath in 2004 (photo 27 of 27)

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In
1973, Swami Swaroopanand ordered the construction of another peeth, at the site
of Trotacharya's Gupha. The two peeths
are run by different swamis
with different followers, the older math run by Swami
Vasudevanand Saraswati, and the newer, grander building, run
by Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati.Jyotir Math, Joshimath in 2004 (photo 2 of 27)

'Shrii Jyotir MaTh'

'PurNagiri Devii'

Jyotir Math, Joshimath in 2004 (photo 3 of 27)

Jyotir Math, Joshimath in 2004 (photo 4 of 27)

Jyotir Math, Joshimath in 2004 (photo 5 of 27)

"Maatru devo bhava, Pitru devo bhava, Acharya devo bhava, Atithi devo bhava".

'be one for whom the Mother is God, be one for whom the Father is God,

be one for whom the Teacher is God, be one for whom the guest is God.'

- Taittiriya Upanishad 1:20

Jyotir Math, Joshimath in 2004 (photo 6 of 27)

Jyotir Math, Joshimath in 2004 (photo 7 of 27)

Jyotir Math, Joshimath in 2004 (photo 8 of 27)

"Shrii Shankararaya Dwara"

'The door to Shri Shankaracharya'

Jyotir Math, Joshimath in 2004 (photo 9 of 27)

Jyotir Math, Joshimath in 2004 (photo 10 of 27)

Jyotir Math, Joshimath in 2004 (photo 11 of 27)

Jyotir Math, Joshimath in 2004 (photo 12 of 27)

"Shri Shankaracharya Vijayate"

(vijayate = victorious)

Jyotir Math, Joshimath in 2004 (photo 13 of 27)

Jyotir Math, Joshimath in 2004 (photo 14 of 27)

Jyotir Math, Joshimath in 2004 (photo 15 of 27)

Jyotir Math, Joshimath in 2004 (photo 16 of 27)

Jyotir Math, Joshimath in 2004 (photo 17 of 27)

Jyotir Math, Joshimath in 2004 (photo 18 of 27)

Jyotir Math, Joshimath in 2004 (photo 19 of 27)

Jyotir Math, Joshimath in 2004 (photo 20 of 27)

Jyotir Math, Joshimath in 2004 (photo 21 of 27)

Jyotir Math, Joshimath in 2004 (photo 22 of 27)

Jyotir Math, Joshimath in 2004 (photo 23 of 27)

'Bhavaateet Dhyaana karo' - 'Do Transcendental Meditation!'

Jyotir Math, Joshimath in 2004 (detail of photo 23 of 27)

Jyotir Math, Joshimath in 2004 (photo 24 of 27)

link to YouTube video of Jyotir Math

Adi Shankara Gupha

Jyotir Math, Joshimath in 2004 (photo 25 of 27)

Adi Shankara Gupha

Jyotir Math, Joshimath in 2004 (photo 26 of 27)

Kalpa Vriksha - Ancient mulberry tree

Jyotir Math, Joshimath in 2004 (photo 27 of 27)

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