Kanchi Seer Sri Jayendra Saraswati Hospitalised
The 69th head of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham, Swami Jayendra Saraswathi, 81, was admitted to Andhra Hospital in Vijayawada on Tuesday following a sudden spurt in his blood pressure.
According to Andhra Hospital authorities, the pontiff is now on a ventilator and is being administered treatment for blodd pressure. His disciples brought him to the hospital in an unconscious state. Earlier in the day Shankaracharya complained of uneasiness.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu had recently joined Jayendra Saraswathi in taking a holy dip in river Krishna at the commencement of the 12-day Krishna Pushkaram festival.