SRINGERI, INDIA, October 13, 2013: The following proclamation was issued today by Sri Jagadguru Sri Bharati Teertha Mahaswami, Sri Sri Jagadguru Sankaracarya Organization, Southern Vedic Seat, Sringeri, to honor Sri Yegnasubramanian of New Jersey, long a key leader of the Hindu community in America. He was awarded the rare title of Dharmatma.
"Leading with our thoughts on Lord Narayana, may these blessings shine forth in the matter of our dearest student, Sri Yegnasubramanian. You, from a young age, having placed faith and devotion in matters of Dharma, Guru and the Devi, have been engaged in the path of honored believers. Living in America for a very long time, you have undertaken there the special task of propagating the Sanatana Dharma. You have distinctly pleased us by your multifaceted help in establishing branches of Sri Sringeri Mutts in both America and Canada. By organizing Vedic Conferences, by the honoring the Vedic scholars, by constructing many temples and by rejuvenating old ones, etc., by propagating the message of the Bhagavadgita all over, by protecting thousands of cows, by performing great sacrifices like the Ati-Rudra MahAyajna, etc., the not-so-ordinary tasks undertaken by you are worthy of ongoing praise. Having placed great devotion in the lineage of Sri Sringeri Sharada Pitha, you have given unparalleled service. Having seen your exemplary qualities, being always inwardly pleased, we congratulate and honor you with the title: Dharmatma. Being so celebrated by the title, we wish that you along with your family and friends be the recipients of great merit and recurring good fortune by the grace of Sri Sharada and Sri Chandramouleeshwara. Given this 9th day of the bright half of Ashvina in the year Vijaya."