Laxmisena Bhattaraka Pattacharaya

Published: 12.11.2012
Bhattaraka Laxmisena, Bhattaraka of Melsithamur Jain Math


Laxmisena Bhattaraka Pattacharaya (Swasti Shri Laxmisena Bhattaraka Pattacharaya Swami) is the complete name of the Bhattaraka of the Mel Sithamur Jain Math at Jinakanchi. The abbreviated name is Laxmisena. The Bhattaraka of Mel Sithamur Jain Math is also the head of all Tamil Jain temples so he has also been given the title of Sarva Jinalaya Paribalakar.

  • He is responsible for the management and maintenance of Jain temples in his locality or under the guidance of his Jain Math.
  • He is also responsible for performing various religious ceremonies including the consecration (Panchkalyanak) of new idols.
  • He has also been instrumental in contributing to various social causes. In January 2011, a scheme to donate food grains to the needy was inaugurated by him.


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  6. Panchkalyanak
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