Shri Subramanian’s experience with Mahaswamigal!

I was fortunate to get the darshan of Kanchi Mahaperiyava  many times in Chennai (Madras).  Often I and my friends walked with Mahaperiva, rather to say, we ran behind him! Mahaperiava  used  to do pooja in a house in Adyar. When He travelled through  Mandavelli from Mylapore we used to join Him up to Adayar.  Then … Continue reading Shri Subramanian’s experience with Mahaswamigal!

Breathtaking Simhasanam and Mandapam for Mahaswamigal!

An incredibly blessed devotee shared the below with me. She wants to be anonymous. She and her mother were already at Kanchi Shankara Matam in the morning hours of January 8th in the year 1994, the day on which Kanchi Mahaswamigal attained Maha Siddhi at around 2.53 pm in the afternoon. After His siddhi, the … Continue reading Breathtaking Simhasanam and Mandapam for Mahaswamigal!

How the picture of Pudhu Periyava made its way to Orikkai temple!

Shankara, what a beautiful picture! The above is the picture of HH Shri Shri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal that was in Orikkai, inside the temple. My grandfather late Shri P T Paani Iyer was an ardent devotee of Kanchi Mahaperiva. He used to celebrate Maha Anusham every year with the blessings of HIS HOLINESS. During one … Continue reading How the picture of Pudhu Periyava made its way to Orikkai temple!

Swamigal’s supernatural memory powers!

My maternal grand father was manager of Kumbakonam Branch of Shankara Mutt. So Kanchi Mahaperiyava knew him very well. When my maternal uncle had darshan of   Periyava at Satara, Maharashtra in 1981 or 82, he introduced himself as son of Shri Ayyadurai Iyer, who was manager of Kumbakonam Shankara Mutt. Periyava immediately asked my uncle, … Continue reading Swamigal’s supernatural memory powers!

Sit in a corner and do Rama Nama japam! — Mahaperiyava to a lady

My father, Shri Veeraraghava Iyer, passed away on Vaikunta Ekadashi day. Only 'punya' athmas (blessed souls) get ‘Ekadashi maranam, Dwadashi dahanam’, people say. After 'Varushapthigam' (annual ceremony), my mother gave me a letter to be handed over to Sri Maha Periyava. She had sealed it. But, I still opened it, as I knew what the … Continue reading Sit in a corner and do Rama Nama japam! — Mahaperiyava to a lady

I am Your child forever, cries Swarna!

The year was 1989. The place, Kanchi Shankara Matam. That 13 year old girl is one of the many hundreds of devotees waiting in the hot May sun. People around are chatting away and often cry out Hara hara Shankara, Jaya Jaya Shankara. The girl's family is excited and hopeful to get a glimpse of … Continue reading I am Your child forever, cries Swarna!

A medical shop is near that house, correct? Shankara.

Last Saturday March 16th, 2019, I met Latha Shankar at Swamigal's Namasankeerthanam event in Los Angeles at the home of Priya Ramnath. Latha mentioned that her parents were close, ardent devotees of Kanchi Mahaswamigal. Her father Shri Mahadevan's family was a big one; Latha had 6 sisters and 1 brother and they grew up in … Continue reading A medical shop is near that house, correct? Shankara.

Film Motorcycle Stuntman’s incredible blessings!

Over 25 years ago, I had a short stint in the tinsel world as a motorcycle stuntman and an actor. Just before the completion of the shooting of my first film in which I acted, I had a major road accident and suffered very serious injuries. It was Divine Grace that prevented my soul from … Continue reading Film Motorcycle Stuntman’s incredible blessings!

Enough, Enough… said Yogi Ramsuratkumar loudly! Why?

ஸ்ரீ யோகி ராம்சுரத்குமார் அவர்களின் திருவடிகள். அடியேன் முதுகில் வாங்கியிருக்கிறேன் அவர் திருக்கரங்களினால் இருஅடிகள்... அதாவது ஓரு சமயம் இந்த திருவடிகளைகெட்டியாக பிடித்துக் கொண்டு அடியேனுடைய சிரசை வைத்து தேய்க்கும் மகா பாக்கியம் அவர் கொடுத்தார். அப்போது, "போதும், போதும்" என்று முதுகில் ஓங்கி அடித்தார். These are the Lotus Feet of HH Yogi Ramsuratkumar of Thiruvannamalai. Shri Madhurakalidasan Veerabadran recalls fondly: "Once, Yogi Ramsuratkumar out of His … Continue reading Enough, Enough… said Yogi Ramsuratkumar loudly! Why?

Little Sashwata’s ‘Grandfather God’!

A proud Mother, who wants to be anonymous, shared this with me about her 5 year old daughter. The little girl's name is Sashwata Mahalakshmi Sai Uthra. Yes, a long name for a small girl :))). She was born on a Tuesday and Uthirattadhi star. Seems, when little Sashwata was three years old, after getting … Continue reading Little Sashwata’s ‘Grandfather God’!