An eminent Indian-American Hindu religious leader from New Jersey has been honoured with the title of ‘Dharmatma’ by Sringeri Shankaracharya, making him only the third person in more than 1200 years of Sringeri Peetham’s history to receive this honour.
S Yegnasubramanian was honoured by the Sringeri Shankaracharya Bharati Teerthananda Mahaswami earlier this month, a media release said. Yegnasubramanian is the chairman of Hindu American Temple and Cultural Centre and Sringeri Vidya Bharati Foundation in New Jersey.
“In the history of 1200 years no foreign citizen had ever been the recipient of such recognition; Yegnasubramanian is the first and probably only one in my time,” said V R Gowrishankar, CEO of Sringeri Peetham.
Yegnasubramanian was conferred the title in the ‘August Dharbar’ in front of the Sanctum for Sri Sharadamba.