This is the magnificent painting of Kanchi Mahaswamigal HH Chandrasekharendra Saraswati Shankaracharya Swamigal done by Shri Narayanan Bala. It is his latest painting of MahaPeriava, and he has done it after a very very long gap. Shankara. How beautiful it is. A blessed Guruvaram day to Everyone. # Kanchipuram Kanchi Shankaracharya Sankaracharya Chandrashekarendra Saraswati Swamigal … Continue reading Lovely painting by Shri Narayanan Bala!
What is a Parivattam? They are cloths, usually made of silk, that are tied to the heads of Shankaracharyas (or to anyone), by temple priests, as part of offering the temple Prasadams to Them. Here below are a collection of such beautiful pictures of Kanchi Mahaperiyava, Pudhu Periyava HH Jayendra Saraswati Swamigal and Bala Periyava … Continue reading Colorful Parivattams (turbans) for our Acharyas!
The morning before I left, Dr. Syed, philosophy professor at Allahabad University, put a question: ‘Bhagavan, What is the purpose of creation?’ Usually Bhagavan has his replies in Telugu, Tamil or Malayalam and then got them interpreted/translated. This time Sri Bhagavan spoke directly in English! He put a counter question: "Can the eye see itself?" … Continue reading My 3rd drawing – When Ramana spoke in English!
Sriram Raju got this treasure of a photo of Kanchi Matam Manager Shri Viswanatha Iyer with Kanchi Mahaswami. He was blessed to meet the grandson of Viswanatha Iyer, Shri Hariharan. Says Shri Hariharan, "I have, as a small boy, met Mahaswami along with my Grandfather at Kanchi. One person used to read the newspaper daily … Continue reading Rare picture of Manager Viswanatha Iyer with Kanchi Mahaswamigal!
This is my second drawing. I tried to sketch Kanchi Shankaracharya HH Jayendra Saraswati Swamigal. Periyava seemed to be in His 30s ie in the 1960s. It was quite challenging for me to bring out His face, this being a small picture. Hope you all like it. Submitting at His Lotus Feet. A blessed Guruvaram … Continue reading My 2nd Drawing – Kanchi Pudhu Periyava
The noble volunteers of Brahmana Sabha organization prepared and distributed Deepavali bakshanams (sweets and savouries) for Veda Patashalas, Old Age homes and Temples last week in October 2019. The below update is from the team. The bakshanams were made and packed at Sankaralayam, Madras on 17th, 18th and 19th of October. The deepawali lehiyam (also … Continue reading Deepavali Treat for Veda Patashalas, Goshalas and Old Age Homes!
Inspired by the magnificent drawings of Sudhan, Umesh, Shri Narayanan Bala, Sowmya, Meenakshi and a few others (very sorry that I missed out other illustrious names), I had wanted to try my hand at drawing Kanchi Mahaswamigal for many years. A few days back, I finally mustered up some courage to attempt this. So I … Continue reading My first drawing!
At the time of sunrise, after Snanam, take a pot of water and a pot of milk and go to the nearest Vinayaka (Lord Ganesh) idol close to your house. Pour a pot of water on Him. Then pour the pot of milk on Him. And again pour water on Him.. Then apply Holy Ash … Continue reading Marriage will happen for Girls if they did this!
This is Shri Parvati sametha Shri Baleswarar temple at Thiruthalaiyur village in Tamil Nadu. Shri Vaidyanathan Ramamurthy says that this is the birth place of Sri Rudhra Pasupathy Nayanar, who reached the Lotus Feet of Lord Shiva on a Purattasi Ashwini day. He chanted Sri Rudhram by standing in neck deep water daily. So Rudhra … Continue reading Shankara Matam’s Lord Ganesh in Thiruthalaiyur village!
I spoke to Shri Chandra Ghanapatigal on Oct 5th. He said after the birth of his son, His father Shri Gopala Ghanapatigal is the one who has taken up on him to start and run the Veda Patashala in Mylapore. His grandson, that is, Shri Chandra Ghanapatigal's son's Upanayanam was held at Kanchi Mahaswamigal's adhistanam … Continue reading A Veda Patashala born with Bala Periyava’s anugraham!