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Saundarya Lahari Camp and Utram Mahotsavam

The Saundarya Lahari Camp, focussing on the devotional poem of one hundred hymns composed by Sri Adi Sankaracharya, will be conducted at Adi Sankara Nilayam from 31 March to 5 April 2023. The Camp will be facilitated by Swami Sharadananda Sarasvati, an eloquent well-read teacher, known specially for his reverence of Devi worship and clarity in Vedantic texts.

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Saundarya Lahari of Sri Adi Sankaracharya

The Saundarya Lahari is a devotional poem of one hundred hymns composed by Sri Adi Sankaracharya. The poem is divided into two parts – the first part, comprising verses: 1 to 41, is called the Ananda Lahari, or Wave of Bliss; and verses 42 to 100 comprise the Saundarya Lahari, or Wave of Beauty.

The hymn, written in the shikharini metre, extols in the Ananda Lahari, the dynamic aspect of Brahman, as Shakti, manifestations for worship, and the modes of internal meditation. The second part, the Saundarya Lahari, contains a magnificent exposition of the beauties of the charming form of the Divine Mother.  Swami Sharadananda Sarasvati, facilitator of the camp, will enlighten the participants on the essence of the verses, their significance and benefits in our daily lives to awaken the devotion within.

Camp Highlight:

Utram Mahotsavam is an annual festival celebrated on the Janmanakshatra of Lord Ayyappa. This year, the festival will be celebrated from 3 to 5 April 2023 showcasing the performance of traditional dance and art-forms such as Thiruvathira Kali, Kathakali, Kalam Paatu and so on.

There will also be several pujas and rituals at Chinmaya Swayambhu Ayyappa Temple, Adi Sankara Nilayam, which will include: Rigveda Sukta Japa and Archana, Kalasha Puja to Lord Ayyappa and other special pujas to invoke the grace and blessings of Lord Ayyappa.


About Camp Facilitator - Swami Sharadananda Sarasvati

Swami Sharadananda Sarasvati, is a polyglot with expertise in Sanskrit, Indian Philosophy (Yoga and Advaita Vedanta) with an in-depth understanding of ritualistic and cultural traditions. With a postgraduate degree in Advaita Vedanta, Swamiji combines the best of Gurukula learning with academic excellence.

Camp schedule:

6:00 AM 

Saundarya Lahari chanting.

6:30 AM


7:00 AM

Meditation and Lecture on Saundarya Lahari

8:15 AM


10:00 AM

Lecture 2

11:45 AM

Saundarya Lahari Chanting class

12:30 PM


3:30 PM


4:00 PM

Lecture 3

6:30 PM


7:00 PM

Lecture/ Cultural program

8:15 PM


Camp Details:

Dates: 31 March to 5 April 2023

Suggested arrival date on campus:

Camp Donation (inclusive of food and accommodation)

Non-AC Accommodation: ₹5000 | US$ 145

AC Accommodation: ₹7500 | US$ 215


For queries, contact: Sri Yathu Krishnan

Phone: +91 92077 11136 Email: welcometocif@chinfo.org

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$ 145
  • Camp Starts on (31-03-2023)
  • Last Date for Registration (25-04-2023)