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    ஶ்ருதி ஸ்மிருதி புராணானாம் ஆலயம் கருணாலயம்
    நமாமி பகவத் பாதம் சங்கரம் லோக சங்கரம்


    பெரியவா சரணம் !!


    Experiences with Maha Periyava: Sorry, Uncle!

    There is an organisation in America called the Paul Brunton mission, extolling the British journalist who came to see the Sages here. Brunton had Sri Maha Periyava’s darshan and on his advice went to Ramana Maharishi whose gracious glance he received. Every year the students who were members of this association, would visit Kanchipuram and stay on for 10 or 15 days, immersing themselves in Periyava’s blissful darshan.

    The Group had come as usual one year. One day, Periyava was seated under the Night-flowering jasmine (Pavazhamalli) tree, which used to be in SriMatham in those days and was giving them the darshan. Periyava was sitting with his eyes closed. The American boys were seated around Periyava with their eyes closed in meditation. It was very silent, not a whisper anywhere. The attendants Balu Mama and Vedapuri Mama moved away and came out of SriMatham. A car came to stop there. A middle-aged couple and their three children got down. It was clear from the clothes they wore that the children were thoroughly westernised. They looked at Balu Mama and Vedapuri Mama who were standing there. Old, discoloured dhoties, hair knotted in a tuft, stripes of sacred ash, rudraksha beads around their neck. The ultra-modern kids found them amusing. “Who are these ancients? Some saints around here it seems? Wonder if he too is like this? Dirty people….uncivilised…..fools….. beggars…..who are they?”

    Balu Mama and Vedapuri Mama went away listening to all this. The family of five went in and sat before Periyava. The parents too had never seen Periyava before. They had come shopping for Kanchipuram silk sarees and on their way back thought of dropping in at SriMatham for a short while. But, what were these foreign boys doing around Periyava? Sitting with legs folded, eyes closed and meditating? The Indian children from America began to hold whispered conversation with the American children from America.

    Where have you come from? What's special here? How many days is it since you came here?
    One of the American boys replied enthusiastically. “We came here with just one purpose. Periyava’s darshan. We come just for that. We believe that he is the incarnation of God. Seeing Him invigorates our soul. It will stay on throughout our lives. This is our good fortune.”

    The Indian Children from abroad now saw the light. “Aha! Here are these American boys coming to see the Indian Saint and here are we Indians, knowing nothing about this Saint….What a shame!”
    Periyava broke his silence. He made kind enquiries to the couple and their children. The children watched Periyava without batting an eyelid. Some kind of alchemy took place. The children resolved, “From now on, when we come to India, we will not go back without this Saint’s darshan”.

    When the family came out of SriMatham after receiving prasadam, they spotted Balu Mama and Vedapuri Mama once again. The same old, dirty beggars! But after Periyava’s darshan, they were not dirty any more. The three children said in one voice, “Sorry Uncle!” Beggars before Periyava’s darshan become Uncle after meeting his gracious glance.

    Narrated by an attendant at SriMatham

    Source: Maha Periyaval Darisana Anubhavangal Vol 3

    Source: MAHA PERIYAVA Public Group/Face Book

    ஹர ஹர சங்கர ஜெய ஜெய சங்கர !!
    ஹர ஹர சங்கர ஜெய ஜெய சங்கர !!

    You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.... Rosa Parks.
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    ஶ்ருதி ஸ்மிருதி புராணானாம் ஆலயம் கருணாலயம்
    நமாமி பகவத் பாதம் சங்கரம் லோக சங்கரம்


    பெரியவா சரணம் !!


    Experiences with Maha Periyava: Give grass, the sins will go away!

    A rich devotee sent a friend in his car to an outstation on an errand of his. Unfortunately, there was an accident on the way causing heavy damage to the car, and the friend passed away immediately.

    There was no end to the grief this caused to the devotee. His remorse that a family lost its head because of him did not let him rest in peace. He donated plenty of cash to the family, but then how would the cash compensate their loss?

    The devotee was in doubt if the Brahmahatya dosha (the sin of killing a Brahman) had befallen him.

    There was no way to share his mental anguish with anyone and seek shastra pramana (scriptural authority) consultations.

    So he came to the supreme authority.

    Sri Maha Periyava patiently listened to everything the devotee told him. Then he said, "The car accident was predestined. There is no bad intention in your thoughts. Somehow, your mind is now burdened with restlessness. Besides, you are also at the receiving end of the society's accusation.

    "To start with, you do Sethu snanam (bathing in the sea waters at Rameswaram). Get up before the sunrise and give grass to a cow that goes in the street, have daily Shiva darshan and do pradakshina in the temple, eat only one meal a day. Do all these things, and the guilt and sin will go away from you."

    Satisfied, the devotee received the prasadam, but stood hesitant.

    Periyava's look asked him "What other doubt have you got?"

    "All the other things can be done, but it does not seem possible to give grass to a cow. I am in a city where cows don't go around the streets in the mornings."

    Pat came the reply. "So what? There will be a goshala (cow shed) somewhere around? You have a car. Get up at five in the morning, go by car to the goshala and feed all the cows in the shed with grass."

    The devotee was fully consoled, his sorrow giving way to peace.

    Source: Maha Periyaval Darisana Anubhavangal

    Compiled by Jagadguru Sri Maha Periyava - Kanchi Paramacharya/Fb

    ஹர ஹர சங்கர ஜெய ஜெய சங்கர !!
    ஹர ஹர சங்கர ஜெய ஜெய சங்கர !!


    You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.... Rosa Parks.
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    ஶ்ருதி ஸ்மிருதி புராணானாம் ஆலயம் கருணாலயம்
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    பெரியவா சரணம் !!

    "காவேரிப்பட்டணம் போஸ்ட் மாஸ்டர்.." என்று அடி எடுத்துக் கொடுக்க, மகான் புன்முறுவலுடன் அவரை கைகளினால் ஆசீர்வதித்து, “பரத்வாஜ கோத்திரம் என்றார்!”
    காஞ்சி பெரியவா ..

    தர்மபுரி மாவட்டத்தில் கிருஷ்ணகிரிக்கு அடுத்த ஊர் காவேரிப்பட்டணம். 1944-ம் ஆண்டு மகா பெரியவா அங்கே முகாமிட்டிருந்தார. ஒரு மாத காலமாக மகான் அங்கே தங்கியிருந்தபோது நித்திய நிகழ்ச்சிகளில் தினந்தோறும், ஊர் பொதுமக்கள், பக்தர்கள், பிரபலங்கள், அரசாங்க அலுவலர்கள் போன்றோர் தவறாமல் பங்கேற்பது உண்டு.

    இந்தக் கும்பலில் அஞ்சல்துறை அதிகாரி கோபால கிருஷ்ணனும் ஒருவர். மெத்தப் படித்தவர். காஞ்சி மகான் மீது அளவுகடந்த பக்தி கொண்டவர். அதனால் காவேரிப்பட்டணத்திஅதிகாரியாகப் பணியாற்றிக் கொண்டு இருந்தபோது ஓயுவு நேரத்தில், மடத்துக் காரியங்களிலும் தன்னை ஈடுபடுத்திக் கொண்டார். அதனால் மகானின் நேர் பார்வையிலும் பலமுறை தென்படக் கூடிய வாய்ப்பு அவருக்குக் கிடைத்த்து. அதுவே பெரிய பாக்கியமல்லவா? தான் அல்லும் பகலும் போற்றும் தெய்வம் தன்னைப் பார்க்கிரார் என்பதே, அருள் பெற்றது போலத்தானே?

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    சில தினங்களில் மகான் வேறு ஊருக்கு தனது முகாமை மாற்றிக் கொண்டார்.

    இது நடந்து பல வருடங்களுக்குப் பின், மகான் வேறு ஓர் இடத்தில் முகாமிட்டிருந்தார. நிறைய பக்தர்கள் வரிசையாக ஆசி பெற்றுச் சென்றவண்ணம் இருந்தனர். அந்த வரிசையில் நின்றவர்களில் அஞ்சல் அதிகாரி கோபால கிருஷ்ணனும் ஒருவர். ஓவ்வொருவராக நகர்ந்தபின், இவர் முறையும் வந்தது. நமஸ்காரம் செய்தபின் தீர்த்ததுக்காக தன் கையை நீட்டினார்.
    தீர்த்தம் கொடுக்கும் முன், மகான் திடீரென நிமிர்ந்து பார்த்தார். ஏதோ கேள்வி கேட்கும் பாவனையில் கண்களைச் சுரிக்கி இவரைப் பார்த்தார்.

    எதையோ ஞாபகத்துக்குக் கொண்டு வருகிறார் என்று நினைத்த அதிகார், “காவேரிப்பட்டணம் போஸ்ட் மாஸ்டர்.." என்று அடி எடுத்துக் கொடுக்க, மகான் புன்முறுவலுடன் அவரை கைகளினால் ஆசீர்வதித்து, “பரத்வாஜ கோத்திரம்!” என்றார்.

    இரண்டே வினாடிகளில் இந்த சந்திப்பு நிகழ்ந்துவிட்டது என்றாலும், அதிகாரிக்கு ஆனந்தம் தாங்கவில்லை.

    அவ்வளவு கும்பலிலும் தன்னைக் கைதூக்கி ஆசீர்வதித்து தனது கோத்திரத்தை மறக்காமல் சொன்னார் என்றால், ஒவ்வொரு பக்தனின் சரித்திரத்தையும் அவர் ஞாபகம் வைத்துக் கொண்டு இருக்கிறார் என்றுதானே அர்த்தம்?

    ஹர ஹர சங்கர ஜெய ஜெய சங்கர !!
    ஹர ஹர சங்கர ஜெய ஜெய சங்கர !!

    Source: MAHA PERIYAVA Public Group/Face Book
    You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.... Rosa Parks.
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    ஶ்ருதி ஸ்மிருதி புராணானாம் ஆலயம் கருணாலயம்
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    பெரியவா சரணம் !!


    Experiences with Maha Periyava: Foresight….Be Patient…You will know what is correct!

    It was at the time of the establishment of Nanganallur Anjaneya Swamy temple and the construction works of the temple was being carried out in the beginning of 1993.

    A lot of devotees were visiting the temple.

    At that time, one day I went to have the Darshan of Sri Maha Periyava to seek His blessings. I prostrated before Him and paid my obeisance. MahaSwamigal knows me and about the construction of the temple. “Stay blessed. I have heard from many people who are coming here about the news of people thronging at your temple. Being a giant sized Anjaneyar, He must have had a great Aakarshana Shakthi” (the power of attracting the masses).

    Blessing me, He asked me with concern,” He is quite a big Swamy. Don’t you have to offer Him a lot of Prasadam to eat?” At once I replied,” We cook a big bag of rice and offer Him every day Periyava.”

    “Just plain rice?”

    “No Periyava. We prepare Chithraannams (mixed Rice) and offer Him.”

    “What are the items you are preparing?”

    “From morning onwards we make a variety of Ven Pongal, Sakkarai Pongal (Jaggery rice), Puliyodharai, (Tamarind Rice), Milahorai (Pepper Rice), Curd Rice etc. in an order, Periyava.”

    “So a lot of devotees are coming to get all these?”

    “An extraordinary number turn in everyday Periyava. All the items are used up daily,” I replied
    proudly.

    Periyava was silent for some time. Then He asked,” Are you giving the Prasadam in small quantity or large quantity?”

    I replied to Swamigal with a lot of pride,” We give them a piece of plantain leaf and offer them a lot, Periyava”

    At once MahaSwamigal asked,” I heard of it from people who come here. Let me ask you one thing. Should the Prasadam be given in small quantity as Prasadam or should it be given as meals in plenty?” The question came eagerly.

    I didn’t know how to reply this.

    I was standing there confused.

    The great saint said laughing, “Why are standing awestruck? I’m asking you this question, only to get an idea about it myself,” He asked again.

    I replied humbly with some hesitation,” No Periyava, the devotees visiting the temple are coming from far off places. They might be hungry. That’s why we are offering the Prasadam in plenty….,” even before I could complete the sentence, Swamigal replied, “I could understand what you are thinking. But I feel Prasadam should be given in small quantity as Prasadam and the hungry masses can be fed properly by making them sit and have their meals.” He stopped and continued to say, “Though all our Vedas and Sastras have laid down many rules for the Do’s and Don’ts, many things in life can be comprehended only by personal experience,” He said in a non-committal way and I couldn’t get it properly.

    I asked confusedly.” I don’t understand Periyava, which is right? Should the Prasadam be given less or more? You have to guide me in this,” I requested humbly.

    “No, no. You will know which is right from your own personal experience. Till then, be patient,” the great saint had seen me off without letting out the answer.

    Presently I am constructing a temple at Panchavadi, situated on the way from Pondichery to Dindivanam, for a 36 foot high Panchamukha Anjaneya Swamy. Construction work is being carried out now. It is customary here too, to give a plantain leaf to the devotees and give away Prasadam to their heart’s full. Sometimes I myself used to undertake the job of giving it. Recently one day I was giving away the Prasadams in large quantity as usual. I was distributing Kadhambam (Sambar Rice) in one leaf and Curd Rice in another leaf. A few of the men sitting nearby and tasting them, approached me. One among them told me seriously,” You are giving Sambar Rice and Curd Rice in large quantity and they are all very tasty too. But then, we would like to suggest one thing. It would be better still if you could offer some Poriyal (a side dish) to the Sambar Rice and a hot pickle for Curd Rice.” I was flabbergasted by it. At once the everlasting sentence of the great Foreseer of Kanchi uttered in 1993 flashed through my mind.

    “No, no. You will know which is right from your own personal experience. Till then, be patient.”

    I have learnt the truth that ‘Prasadam should be given as Prasadam only, in small quantity,’ from this personal experience.

    Author: Sri Ramani Anna
    Source: Maha Periyavar
    Compiled by Jagadguru Sri Maha Periyava - Kanchi Paramacharya/Fb


    ஹர ஹர சங்கர ஜெய ஜெய சங்கர !!
    ஹர ஹர சங்கர ஜெய ஜெய சங்கர !!

    Source: MAHA PERIYAVA Public Group/Face Book

    You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.... Rosa Parks.
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    ஶ்ருதி ஸ்மிருதி புராணானாம் ஆலயம் கருணாலயம்
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    பெரியவா சரணம் !!


    Experiences with Maha Periyava: Gold Sahasranama Kasumalai (1000 Coin Necklace) for Mylapore Karpagambal

    The very famous temple of “Karpagambal Udanurai Kapaleeshwarar” temple is situated in Mylapore, Chennai. Starting in 1950, my mother, Smt. Anandavalli along with her women associates used to do “Lalitha Saharanamam” chanting in this temple on a daily basis. Smt. Muthulakshmi Ammal was their group leader. This group was called “Karpagambal Sahasranama Goshti” and the leader Smt. Muthulakshmi Ammal was called “Guru Paati”. My mother (Smt. Anandavalli) was the Secretary. In addition to the daily chanting they also participated in other devotional activities during the festive season.

    In 1970, one night, Karpagambal came in Guru Paati’s dreams and asked her “You and your group are performing Sahasranama chanting for me everyday. I want a Sahasranama gold coin kasumalai (a gold necklace made out of 1000 gold coins with the 1000 names of the Goddess engraved on it) for me just like Visalakshi and Kamakshi (Goddesses in Varanasi, UP and Kanchipuram, TN respectively). Can you do it for me?”. Guru Paati happily informed everyone in the group about her dream. All of them decided to collect donations from like minded devotees and make the Gold Coin Necklace for Karpagambal.

    Years passed but the middle-class women of the group were unable to collect the huge amount required to make the gold necklace. As per suggestions from others, in 1978, Guru Paati and my mother along with their group went to Kanchi Matham to meet Paramacharya and ask for His guidance. When they were waiting to get His darshan, one of the persons working in the Matham came to them and said “Periyava is calling you immediately – Go inside” and so all of them rushed in. Once in, they were mesmerized by looking at Him. Periyava asked them “Are you in short of gold and money for the Gold Coin Necklace?”. My mother and their group were speechless on hearing this, since Periyava Himself had asked about this before they could even utter a word about the Gold Coin Necklace. Periyava continued “The Goddess (Ambal) only asked you right? She herself will take care of it. You don’t have to worry! And He added “Visalakshi and Kamakshi have Gold Coin Necklaces made out of riches. But Karpagambal is going to get a Gold Coin Necklace made of devotion (Bhakthi).” He then turned to Guru Paati and my mother and told
    “Name your group as “Karpagam Suvasini Sangam” and keep performing many Suvasini and Bala Thirupura Sundari pujas” and blessed them and gave Prasadam.

    Since they strictly followed Sri Maha Periyava’s words, gold and money started to flow in abundance. In 1982, the work for the Gold Coin Necklace began. The responsibility of making it was handed over to “Vummidi Bangaru Kannan”. On one side of every coin was one name of the Goddess and the other side contained the temple seal (Ambal in the background with Shivalinga being worshipped by a peacock in the foreground). At frequent intervals, the progress of the work was informed to Maha Periyava via Kanchi Mutt. Maha Periyava sent few scholarly Pandits from the Mutt’s Veda Patasala to ensure that the names of Goddess being engraved in the coin and their order were correct.

    This great task also faced multiple barriers in the form of Religious Endowment Board, few members of the Temple board, few jobless social organizations and few anti-social elements. But due to the blessings of Sri Maha Periyava and due to the help rendered by the Managing Director, Sugavaneswarar, Thakkar Kuppuswamy, Head Priest Viswanatha Sivaachariyaar, Lawyer Krishnaswamy the task was completed successfully. The dedication of the Lalitha Saharanama Gold Coin Necklace to Arulmigu Karpagambal as decided to be celebrated on 26-2-1986 and Vivek & Co were designated as the host of the function.

    Unfortunately, on 20-1-1986, my father was admitted in hospital due to ill-health. He lost his consciousness and lost movements in his hands and legs. Doctors who treated him lost hope and told that at the maximum he may live for 48 hours. My mother was unable to bear this, and she confined herself to our pooja room. Guru Paati along with the group, Vummidi Kannan and Vivek, carrying the completed Gold Coin Necklace, went to meet Maha Periyava in Kanchi Mutt. Seeing all of them, Periyava asked “What happened? Why didn’t your secretary come along?”. They emotionally informed Periyava about my father’s condition and my mother’s situation. Periyava looked the Gold Coin Necklace and said “The chain has come out very well. Your secretary will be present to put this chain to Karpagambal. Carry on and don’t worry”. He blessed everyone and gave Prasadam. On their way back, everyone directly came to my home and informed my mother about Periyava’s blessings and gave Prasadam as well.

    What a miracle! At the same time, we got news from the hospital that my father was back to conscious state and was doing very well. The doctors were surprised at the progress and they said, “Some miracle has happened” and discharged my father the very next day. He walked back home from the hospital which is at a distance of 2 blocks.

    On 26-2-1986, the function to dedicate the Gold Coin Necklace to Goddess Karpagambal happened in a very grand way. My father also participated in the festivities for some time. My mother, being the secretary of the group, presided the function in the morning and did her work. She participated in the evening meeting as well and submitted her report. Also, on behalf of the Suvasini group, she presented a Godrej Almirah to safeguard the chain and the documents related to the Gold Coin Necklace.

    Even now, on all Fridays, on all Full Moon days and every year on February 26th, the Goddess can be seen wearing this Gold Coin Necklace. On 13-3-1986, my father reached the lotus feet of the Goddess without any sufferings. There are no words to describe the Kindness of Sri Maha Periyava, who, in the state when the doctors lost hope and told that my father won’t survive, gave the life back to my father and ensured that my mother did her duties very well and also gave us few more days with our father. Even to this date, me and my family along with my relatives and friends discuss about this wonderful incident and happily remember Sri Maha Periyava’s grace and blessings.

    Author: Gowri Sukumar (in Tamil)

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    "ஸ்ரீ பரமேஸ்வரர் கையால சால்வை பெற தனக்கு தகுதி இல்லை' என்று உருக, உடனே 'தகுதி இல்லேன்னா நான் கொடுப்பேனா. "

    திருநெல்வேலி சுவாமிநாதனுக்கு பீஹாரில் போஸ்டிங் என்று ஆணை பிறப்பிக்கப்பட்டு கடிதம் வர, அவர் அதை எடுத்துக் கொண்டு மஹான் பாதங்களில் அர்ப்பணித்து பணிந்தார்.

    மஹாஸ்வாமிகள் 'எங்கு போஸ்டிங்' என கேட்க, 'பீஹாரில்' என்ற உடன் 'என்ன அந்த இடத்திற்கா? நான் உன்னை ஆதிசங்கரர் பிறந்த பூமியில் அல்லவா கலெக்டர் ஆக்கிப் பார்க்க ஆசைப்பட்டேன். அப்பொழுது தானே நீ மடத்திற்கு நிறைய திருப்பணி செய்ய முடியும்' என்று கூற வீடு சென்ற சுவாமிநாதனுக்கு மீண்டும் இன்ப அதிர்ச்சி காத்திருந்தது. என்னவென்றால் பீகாரில் செய்திருந்த நியமனத்தை விலக்கி கேரளத்தில் போஸ்டிங் செய்து வந்திருந்த அரசு ஆணை தான் அது. இதில் இருந்தே ப்ரம்ம ஞானிகள் எப்படி விரும்புகிறார்களோ அப்படித்தான் நடக்கும் என்பதும், அவர்கள் தீர்மானத்தை மீறி இயங்க எந்த சக்தியாலும் இயலாது என்பதும் விளங்குகிறது. இதே போல் சங்கிலித் தொடராய் சுவாமிநாதன் வாழ்வில் மட்டுமே எத்தனை அருள் விளையாட்டு.

    மதுரையில் பெரியவாள் முகாம் இட்டிருந்த பொழுது சப் கலெக்டராக இருந்த சுவாமிநாதன் நண்பர்களுடன் சென்று அவரை தரிசனம் செய்து விட்டு அங்கேயே ஒருநாள் தங்கி இருக்க முடிவு செய்தார். இதை அறிந்த சுவாமிகள் 'ஒரு ஜில்லா கலெக்டராக இருந்து கொண்டு ஒரு சன்னியாசி பின்னால் சுற்றிக் கொண்டிருந்தால் பணிகள் என்னாவது' என்று கேட்டு விட்டு உடனே அலுவலகம் செல்லுமாறு அவருக்கு உத்தரவிட்டார். சப்-கலெக்டராக இருக்கும் தன்னை ஜில்லா கலெக்டர் என்கிறாரே என்று நினைத்தபடியே சுவாமிநாதன் அலுவலகம் சென்றார். அங்கு காத்திருந்தது ஜில்லா கலெக்டராக அவரை பிரமோஷன் செய்து அனுப்பியிருந்த அரசு ஆணை.

    இவர் ஏலக்காய் Board Chariman ஆக இருந்தபொழுது ஒருமுறை தரிசனம் செய்ய வந்திருந்தார். "ஏலக்காய் போர்டு சேர்மன் சுவாமிநாதன் வந்திருக்கிறார்" என்று மஹாஸ்வாமிகளிடம் சிப்பந்தி கூற, 'என்ன? எப்பொழுதும் ஏலம் போர்டு, காபி போர்டு, டீ போர்டுன்னு சொன்னா எப்போ ரெவின்யூ போர்டு சேர்மன் ஆவாய்" என்று கூற அந்த தெய்வவாக்கும் உடனே பலித்தது. சுவாமிநாதனை ரெவின்யூபோர்டு சேர்மன் ஆக நியமித்த உத்தரவு அவருக்கு மறு நாள் கிடைத்தது. சுவாமிநாதன் வாழ்வில் படிப்படியாய் அதிசயம் நடந்ததற்கு நடமாடும் தெய்வத்திடம் அவர் கொண்டிருந்த திடமான பக்தி தான் காரணம்.

    ஐ.ஏ.எஸ்.எழுதி கலெக்டர் உள்ளிட்ட பலவித உயர் பதவிகள் வகித்த இவர் தமிழ் கவிஞரும் கூட. இவர் பெரியவாளின் பேரில் பல கவிதைகள் எழுதி இருக்கிறார்.

    ஒருமுறை மஹாஸ்வாமிகள் ஒரு விலை உயர்ந்த சால்வையை தன் திருக்கரத்தால் ஒரு அன்பரிடம் கொடுத்து அதை சுவாமிநாதனுக்கு போர்த்தும்படி ஆணையிட, மனம் நெகிழ்ந்த அன்பர் 'ஸ்ரீ பரமேஸ்வரர் கையால சால்வை பெற தனக்கு தகுதி இல்லை' என்று உருக, உடனே 'தகுதி இல்லேன்னா நான் கொடுப்பேனா' என்று சுவாமிகள் கேட்க, சுவாமிநாதன் 'தகுதி பார்த்துக் கொடாமல் தாயிற் சிறந்த தயவினால் பெரியவா தந்த பரிசு' என எண்ணி உருகினார். அவருடைய பக்தர் என்பதே பெரிய தகுதி தான்.


    Source: MAHA PERIYAVA Public Group/Face Book

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    பெரியவா சரணம் !!

    Experiences with Maha Periyava: Ayana Devudu

    This experience by Shri M.V. Pasupathy shows that Periyava is an all knowing great Seer. In 1964, Pasupathy was working as a Tamil Teacher in a Government High School in Cholavaram near Chennai. In a few days after he started his job, Periyava visited the village.

    The School headmaster came to the class Pasupathy was teaching and said, “I want you to stop teaching now, because there is a Kainkaryam (job) waiting for you. Sri Maha Periyava and Pudhu Periyava are coming to our town and on behalf of all the people here, I want you to write a welcome letter in the form of a poem”.

    Pasupathy did not realize this to be a blessing. Instead he started to fear this opportunity. The reason for this was an incident that happened when Pasupathy was young.

    When Pasupathy was young, their family lived in Thirupananthal near Kumbakonam. His father was the Principal at Senthamizh College. They lived in Thadakai Echaram Temple Sannithi Street. Periyava was visiting that town and the entire family were waiting outside to welcome Him. Pasupathy’s mother turned to look at the boy and suddenly a thought struck her.

    She immediately grabbed Pasupathy’s hand and took him inside and locked him in a room. Pasupathy did not understand what was going on. He was thinking why his mother was punishing him like this, even though he had not committed any mistake.

    His mother started to explain him that Periyava, their Guru and God, will definitely know that Upanayanam has not been performed for you and will ask why that has not been done. “We do not have an answer for that and that is why we do not want Periyava to see you”, she explained in Telugu through the room’s window.

    Pasupathy was both angry and crying. The entire town was celebrating the arrival of Periyava and he was locked up in his room. If Periyava was God, then He would also know that Pasupathy was being locked up in the room.

    Even though he was locked up, the room had a window overlooking the street. He could see what was happening outside. He was able to see Periyava coming in His mena and also his family prostrate before Him. Periyava pointed towards Pasupathi’s maternal grandmother and asked something. Since Pasupathy was a little further away, he could not hear the conversation.
    Once Periyava left for the temple’s SriMatham, located at the same street, Pasupathy’s mother came running inside and said, “I told that He is God and we realized it again”. Pasupathy calmed down now, but was still confused. He thought that Periyava would have asked his mother, why upanayanam had not been performed for Pasupathy.

    But Pasupathy came to know the truth only when he talked to his grandmother. Periyava pointing to his grandmother had said that He had seen her with Sulaimeni Duraiswamy Iyer. Long time back, his grandmother as a sumangali had the darshan of Periyava with her husband, Duraiswamy Iyer. She had moved to Thirupananthal twenty years ago after her husband’s demise. After so many years, even from a long distance, Periyava could easily identify his grandmother, who had His darshan along with so many other devotees.

    Pasupathy was reminded of this incident at Thirupananthal. He had completed his education, got a job as a teacher and now was employed at Cholavaram. Now he had an opportunity to write the welcome letter for Sri Periyava. His uncle and brother encouraged him and he wanted to publish the letter as a book, so that people could keep it in their homes. With the blessings of Periyava, the same night, Pasupathy wrote “Poojyashree Shankaracharya Swamigal Irattai Manimalai”.

    With some funding, he was also able to publish about 500 books.

    He kept 100 books with himself and handed over the remaining to the welcome committee. On Dec 9, 1965, Periyava visited the town and blessed the people from a small house. The welcome committee gave the book along with flowers and fruits in a bamboo plate. Pasupathy was not with the welcome committee. He was standing separately along with the other devotees, similar to how he had the darshan through the window many years back.

    As Pasupathy was trying to catch a glimpse of Periyava among the other devotees, he saw Periyava was reading his book. His happiness knew no bounds seeing Periyava reading his book. He was looking at Periyava reading the book. When Periyava came to the last page, Pasupathy was feeling a little nervous, thinking what His comments would be.

    Suddenly the devotee before Pasupathy bent down and Periyava looked straight at him. “Pasupathy, have you studied Sri Rudram before?” Periyava asked a shocked Pasupathy in Telugu.

    Pasupathy answered shivering, “No Swami”.

    “This publication has all the elements of Sri Rudram”, Periyava said to Pasupathy in Telugu.
    Pasupathy was astonished. How did Periyava know that he had written the book? He had found him in the large number of devotees who had gathered there and He conversed in his mother tongue, Telugu with Pasupathy. No one had introduced him. There was no photo of Pasupathy in the publication. Several years back when he had Sri Periyava’s darshan through the window, Periyava had only recognised his grandmother. He was only a young boy then. Periyava also surprised Pasupathy by saying his full name Mantravadhi Venkataramayaa Pasupathy for M.V.Pasupathy.

    Pasupathy realized why his mother called Periyava “Ayana Devudu”. There is no doubt that Sri Maha Periyava will bless all His devotees.

    Source: Sri Periyava Mahimai Newsletter – April 30 2010

    Source: MAHA PERIYAVA Public Group/Face Book

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    Experiences with Maha Periyava: For this Sanyasi, perform the Thirukalyanam for the Ninth time!

    This is an incident that happened many years ago. It was evening time. There was a large crowd in Kanchi SriMatham waiting for darshan of Sri Maha Periyava. Periyava came out of His room. He came to the stage where He usually sat and seated Himself leaning on the wall.

    One by one the people came before Him, prostrated to Him and appealed to Him with earnest prayers to solve their problems. Maha Periyava gave them suitable answers, blessed them and gave them prasadam.

    It was eight thirty at night and all the people had gone after darshan. Periyava was about to get back to His room. A dampati (couple) came hurrying up. Behind them rushed a young girl. All the three of them prostrated to Paramacharya. Then they took out the articles they had brought from four 'big shopper' bags, spread them out on the large cane plates that were seen near them, and submitted them to the sage.

    Acharyal looked at the cane plates for some time. They were filled with sugar lumps, cashews, pistachio nuts, almonds, dry grapes and dates. Surprised, Swamiji looked at the people who brought them and happiness ran through His face lines.

    Adede! It's our Viswanathan! When did you come from America? Has your wife also come...? Besh, besh! Very glad. Is everyone fine? Endappa, why have you brought such a lot of cashews and dry fruits? Any good news of a marriage? Here, standing by your side, isn't she your daughter? Oho... you have fixed her marriage! Why, Viswanathaa, there is no marriage invitation on any of these plates?" Periyava asked.

    That was it. The three of them fell at Acharyal's feet, sobbing loudly, as if a torrent was released and a flood of water gushed forth.

    Maha Periyava could not understand. He checked himself and asked with affection, "Why Viswanatha... did I say something inappropriate? You people are sobbing like children?"
    Immediately Viswanathan patted his cheeks loudly and said hastily, "Shiva, Shiva! Apacharam! Apacharam! Nothing of that kind, Periyava. The moment you asked, “Arranged your daughter's wedding, where is the invitation?” the three of us couldn't contain our sorrow, Periyava! She is now twenty five years old. We are trying, since her seventeenth year, coming over from America and staying here for two months. Not a single varan (proposal) has cropped up.
    Periyava! Somehow the chance slips by. She is educated. Has got beauty. We have money. With all these things, there is no luck!" He started crying again.

    It was nine thirty at night. Acharyal understood the situation. He thought of easing the tension that prevailed. "It is alright, don't feel sad. Come and sit here, all the three of you!" He pointed to the floor opposite Him.

    The three people sat meekly. Acharyal started speaking: "Viswanatha! I know that you are doing plenty of daana dharma for temples/ponds and the poor and destitute. Such a mental agony for you! Alright, how many years is it since you went and settled in America?"

    "Twenty years, Periyava" replied Viswanathan.

    Periyava pointed to the girl. "She is your eka putri (only daughter)?" He asked smilingly, "What is her name?"

    Closing his mouth, Viswanathan replied, "Her name is Aparna. Yes, my only daughter, Periyava."

    "Did you show her horoscope to the jyotishikahs?"

    "Checked with a number of astrologers, Periyava. Every one of them talks about some dosha or other. They also suggest remedies. I have done everything they recommended!"

    "What are the things you did?" asked Acharyal inquisitively.

    "I did Pitru dosha parihara with tila homam at Rameswaram. Then Shukra preeti at Kanchanur, Rahu preeti at Tirunageswaram, Guru Preeti at Alangudi. Special puja at Tirumananjeri near Kuttralam. Shani preeti at Tirunallar with a bath in the Nala Tirtham... I did so many of such things, Periyava!" said Viswanathan.

    Before he could finish, Swamiji clinched it with the words, "So you say it is a lack of phala prapti." Abruptly Periyava said to Viswanathan's wife, "You have got the jewels ready for your daughter's marriage?"

    "Everything is ready, Periyava", she replied.

    "Besh, besh! How many sovereigns (of gold) are you giving her?"

    Viswanathan replied, "Thirty sovereigns for our daughter, Periyava. In addition, we have made two separate sets of jewels worth twenty sovereigns each."

    "What for are those two separate sets of twenty sovereigns?"

    "It is like this Periyava. If Aparna's marriage is fixed, along with that marriage, we have decided to perform the marriages of two poor girls, meeting all the expenses. Which is why the two separate sets of jewels. But then Aparna's marriage itself is not getting fixed,
    Periyava!" Viswanathan expressed his longing, tears brimming up in his eyes.

    Periyava slipped into some serious thinking. It was ten thirty at night. Then He asked Viswanathan, "Within how many days should you people return to America?"

    "Twenty days more, Periyava."

    "Besh, besh," Periyava was happy. "Have you people have finished your dinner?"

    "Not yet", said Viswanathan.

    Periyava sent word for the cook and asked him when he showed up, "What is available?"
    "Rice uppuma and pumpkin sambar", said the cook.

    Swamiji asked Viswanathan's family to go the kitchen and have their food. He waited until they came back. It was eleven in the night then. He looked at Viswanathan affectionately.

    "Viswanathaa, you have a noble heart! With your daughter's marriage, you are ready and waiting with jewels for performing dharmic marriages for two other girls. What a broad mind you have! Kamakshi will guard you". Swamiji assuaged him with gentle words.

    He then said, "Do one thing. You go to Tiruvanaikkaval tomorrow morning with your family. There you perform abhisheka aradhanam to Mother Akhilandeswari and Jambukeswarar and pray to them. What you ask of your daughter Aparna is that... there they would have adorned Mother Akhilandeswari with a shining tatangakah (ear ornament) on her ears. Ask your daughter to have a keen darshan of the ornaments without blinking her eyes and praying 'Let me be married soon!’
    After doing this--"

    Viswanathan interruped Periyava as he said excitedly, "Periyava, our family deity herself is Tiruvanaikkaval Akhilandeswari!"

    Periyava said, "Besh! It is a good thing then. So, you go with family tomorrow morning and do this. Then you go straight to Tirupathi. There you perform a Thirukalyana utsavam for Srinivasa Perumal and pray to Him. Everything will turn out well. All these cashews, dry grapes and sugar lumps that you have kept here.... take all those things and offer them to Akhilandeswari." As He said this, Periyava got up.

    Viswanathan's family prostrated to Him.

    Viswanathan looked at Swamiji and said hesitantly, "Periyava, since the seventeenth year of my daughter Aparna, every year when I came here, I performed Thirukalyana utsavam to Tirumala Srinivasa Perumal. So far, we have have done it eight times, Periyava!"

    "Alright Viswanathaa! What is there to lose? Please do it for the ninth time at the request of this Sanyasi! (Sari viswanatha athanala enna koranjuda porathu? Intha sanyasi solrathukaga ombathavathu thadavaiya nadathi vaiyen), Periyava said laughingly and hurried to His room.
    In the next two days, Viswanathan's family completed the worship and tatangakah darshan at Tiruvanaikkaval as advised by Paramacharya and reached Tirupathi.

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    On that day, a number of bhaktas had remitted money to perform Srinivasa Thirukalyanam.

    There was a large crowd in the marriage hall. Viswanathan's family was sitting in a corner in the centre portion of the hall. The Vaikanasa bhattacharyas were conducting the celestial wedding of Lord Srinivasa chanting vaivahika mantras in a grand manner. Their intonations reached a peak and vibrated throughout the hall.

    Viswanathan grieved within his heart thus: 'Appa Srinivasa! Is this your dharma and nyaya? You get your wedding performed every day in such grand manner! What sin did my daughter Aparna commit? Why do you not get her married to a suitable varan?' He started uttering a sob. His wife and daughter began to sob and weep, suffocating in their grief.

    A family was sitting near Viswanathan. The family head appeared to be fifty or fifty five years old. He rubbed Viswanathan's back comfortingly. "Sir, my name is Vaidyanathan from Madras. I have been watching you for a long time. On this occasion of witnessing the Thirukalyanam with joy and happiness, it is not proper for you three people to sob and weep," he said tactfully.

    Viswanathan was moved. Briefly he poured forth his worries to the gentleman who comforted him. Vaidyanathan turned and looked at Aparna. His mind told him that the girl was dignified and beautiful.

    Vaidyanathan asked him: "Your gotra?"

    "Vathula gotra", said Viswanathan.

    "We are Srivatsa. Alright, your daughter's age?"

    "She is now twenty five; why do you ask?"

    Vaidyanathan said, "Let this Thirukalyanam be over. Then I shall take you and talk to you in detail."

    Srinivasa Kalyanam came to a completion and everyone was given prasadam. Vaidyanathan took Viswanathan's family to the quarters where he was staying for the occasion.

    There he told Viswanathan, "I have only one son. He is twenty six now. His name is Srinivasan. We belong to Melattur on the Thanjavur side. I am now working in the Defence Accounts in Madras. My son is employed in America in the Ford Motors company with a good salary. He is coming tomorrow to Madras on leave. I have been searching for a suitable alliance for him for the last three years, but nothing has been settled. We are all devotees of Kanchi Kamakoti Matham. Three months back we had darshan of Periyava and prayed to Him with the grievance of our son's marriage being delayed. He said 'Pray to Tirumalai Srinivasa and perform a Thirukalyana Utsavam, your son will get married immediately.' The praptam has come only today. If Periyava's anugraham is there, even you daughter can become our daughter-in-law!"

    They exchanged the horoscopes and showed them to a famous josiyar (astrologer) in Tirumalai. What a surprise! The astrologer who examined the horoscopes said that they matched on all the ten aspects perfectly! Both the families were very happy. They returned to Chennai the same night.

    Srinivasan arrived from America the next day. He found Aparna suitable for him. Aparna also found him suitable for her.

    Within fifteen days, Viswanathan fixed an auspicious day and booked the Rajeswari Kalyana Mandapam in Chennai. After the arrangements, both the families went to have darshan of the Kanchi Mahan. Since there was a heavy rush, only around nine in the night could Viswanathan's and Vaiyanathan's family approach the sage.

    Periyava looked at them keenly, His two palms shading His eyebrows. Both the families prostrated to Him. Vaidyanathan was standing behind Viswanathan. As before, Viswanathan submitted the generous offerings of sugar lumps, dry grapes, cashews and so on and stood before the sage, his hands folded across his chest.

    A divine happiness was seen on Periyava's face. After looking at Viswanathan for sometime, He said in a loud voice, "Endappa Viswanathaa! Immediately after performing the Thirukalyanam to Srinivasa for the ninth time for this Sanyasi, has not the phala prapti been gained? Besh, besh, your daughter Aparna is indeed lucky!" and let out a rolling laughter.

    Both the families were stunned. No one could raise a tongue.

    Periyava continued: "Viswanathaa! You grieved and wept very much the other day. It occurred to my mind that your daughter was having the janmantriya vivaha prati bandhaka dosha. Only for the nivritti of the dosha, I asked for Akhilandeswari's tatangakah darshan and the performance of Srinivasa Thirukalyanam for the ninth time! You understand now?"

    Following Periyava's laughter complete silence prevailed there.

    Periyava continued: "Who is going to be your sambandhi? What is his native place?"
    Vaidyanathan, who was standing behind Viswanathan, came to the front and prostrated to Acharyal. He said, "It is me, Periyava, who is going to be his sambhandi! It's all your anugraha."

    Periyava placed his finger on his nose. "Who is this? Oh, Melattur Vaidyanathan! Enda Vaidyanathaa, three months back you came and told me that no girl's horoscope was found to be matching for your son working in America. I remember having asked you to perform Thirukalyana Utsavam for Tirumalai Srinivasan and pray to Him.

    Alright, when did you perform the Thirukalyana Utsavam?"

    Vaidyanathan said, "Both of us performed the Thirukalyanam on the same day Periyava! We finalised the alliance in Tirumalai itself. All your blessings!" His voice turned husky as he spoke.

    "Rest in prosperity!" Acharyal blessed them with a filled heart. It was ten in the night. Swamiji said laughingly, "It is getting late, Viswanatha! They said that it is the same rice uppuma and pumpkin sambar in the Matham today. Do have your tiffin here without fail!" He bid them farewell with the compassion of a mother.

    Author: Sri Ramani Anna (in Tamil)

    Source: Sakthi Vikatan issue dated Nov 20, 2006

    Compiled by Jagadguru Sri Maha Periyava - Kanchi Paramacharya/Fb

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