Poojya Shri La Shri Kamakshi Swamiji is a holy Pontiff of Shri Kamakshi Peetham who ignites the spark of hope and fosters faith in the Supreme Mother Kamakshi to the countless devotees who throng his abode everyday at Nanganallur,Chennai.
Swamiji was born in Mettur, Salem district in a highly orthodox and religious family. He was born to Shri Nataraja Sastrigal who was a Vedic scholar and Shrimati Lakshmi and received formal training in the Vedas and Sastras and mastered the Sanskrit language.
He became an ardent disciple of His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Paramacharya Chandrashekarendra Saraswathi Swamigal (68th Pontiff) of Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham, Kanchipuram and served him. He was conferred the title of "Shri Shankara Sastrigal" and blessed with divinity by the Kanchi Paramacharya himself to alleviate the distress of those who seek Him.
Irrespective of caste,creed or religion,the rich and the poor alike throng the Swamiji's abode at Nanganallur to be blessed by his divine grace.He is a balm to wounded souls.He provides solace and comfort to the needy and is the source of spiritual enlightenment to the ignorant.
His humble frame, a crimson shawl around his slender shoulder and an enchanting Tilak in his forehead are the symbolic representations of his ardent devotion to Mother Goddess Kamakshi. Any individual who approaches Swamiji is electrified by His divine presence and is filled with reverence and respect. His amazing power to elevate His children from mundane living to a higher spiritual plane through his "Arul Vaakku" (Blessed Utterance) endears Him to one and all. He is truly a beacon of hope and wisdom in a world ridden with despair and ignorance. His message to mankind is simple yet profound. It is a message of abject surrender and unflinching faith in the Divine Mother Kamakshi, who is the very embodiment of the Supreme Mother (Adhiparasakthi Swaroopa – Embodiment of the Divine Mother).