Shankara Matam’s Lord Ganesh in Thiruthalaiyur village!

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!

A Veda Patashala born with Bala Periyava’s anugraham!

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!

Golu at Periyava Gruham, Bangalore!

Thanks a ton to Priya Suresh for sharing these magnificent pictures with us. She and her friends have helped with arranging the Golu there. What stupendous efforts they have put in. Shankara. Simply brilliant, is it not! 108 Periyava Golu with Mahaperiyava as Shiva Sakthi Swaroopam is from 29th September to 7th October, 2019 at: … Continue reading Golu at Periyava Gruham, Bangalore!

Did you know that Sivan SAR was very briefly married!

Shri Lakshmi Narayanan was one of those few incredibly blessed bunch of devotees who were fortunate to be in the close vicinity of Sivan SAR. During his interactions with Him, SAR told him that, due to enormous pressure from the elders in his family, he was made to get married to a lady. Sivan SAR … Continue reading Did you know that Sivan SAR was very briefly married!

11 precious pictures of Bala Periyava’s poorvashrama Appa!

Brahmashri Krishnamurthy Sastrigal Mama, the poorvashrama father of Kanchi Shankaracharya HH Shankara Vijayendra Saraswati Swamigal, attained the lotus feet of Goddess Kamakshi on Sep 28th, 2019, Saturday, it being Bhadrapada Amavasya  (Mahalaya Amavasya). The end came at around 11.26 am. Final rites will be performed in his native village Thandalam on Sep 29th (near Periyapalayam). … Continue reading 11 precious pictures of Bala Periyava’s poorvashrama Appa!

Should have meeting of Agnihotris — Kanchi Pudhu Periyava in 2005!

Occupying the top place among the plethora of rituals practiced by a grihasta is Agnihotram — worshipping fire through the performance of a yagam. Fire is the source of energy and the fountain head of life. “The Vedas give it a noble place enjoining upon a grihasta to do it daily,” says Shri Balakrishna Rangarajan, … Continue reading Should have meeting of Agnihotris — Kanchi Pudhu Periyava in 2005!

Deepavali Service planned for 50 Veda Patashalas!

WOW! Vinodh Ganapathy reached out to me with the following request: For this Deepavali, as part of Veda Rakshanam Sustenance of Vedas and with blessings of Kanchi Mahaperiyava, Sri Veda Moorthy Chandrashekarendra Saraswathi Charitable Trust wishes to extend their support to 50 Veda Patashalas across Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. Apart from offering … Continue reading Deepavali Service planned for 50 Veda Patashalas!

Answers for QUIZ TIME #6: Lotus Feet of our Gurus

Here below are the answers: 1) HH Puri Shankaracharya HH Nischalananda Saraswati Swamigal 2) HH Kanchi Pudhu Periyava Jayendra Saraswati Swamigal 3) HH Kanchi Bala Periyava Shankara Vijayendra Saraswati Swamigal 4) HH Sringeri Chandrashekara Bharati Mahaswamigal 5) HH Sivan SAR (Kanchi Mahaperiyava's poorvashrama younger brother) 6) HH Sringeri Abhinava Vidyatheertha Swamigal 7) HH Seshadri Swamigal … Continue reading Answers for QUIZ TIME #6: Lotus Feet of our Gurus

My Wife: Which Neivedhyam for which Navarathri day!

The below has been compiled by my wife: ***** We are already into the Festival Season. It would be nice to know what Neivedhyam (Offering to God)  is the right one according to our Shastram and Sampradayam, isn't it? Sometimes we do not know what is the right Neivedhyam, at times we think that what … Continue reading My Wife: Which Neivedhyam for which Navarathri day!

QUIZ TIME #6 – Lotus Feet of our Gurus!

How well do we know the Lotus Feet of our Gurus? :)))  Can we try to identify Them in the below pictures? I will post the answers after 3 days or so, with the complete full pictures. Even if we are unable to recognize the Lotus Feet, at least we will get the Merits Punyam … Continue reading QUIZ TIME #6 – Lotus Feet of our Gurus!