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!
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!
A special thematic Kolu has stole the hearts of many Mylapore residents during this year’s Navarathri season. This one-of-a-kind exhibition on ‘Maha Periyava as Shiva Sakthi Swaroopam’ at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan at Mylapore in Madras displays several dolls, drawings and cardboard cutouts of the famous saint, Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati Swami, depicting his teachings and way … Continue reading Meet Smt Sudha, the Swamigal Golu lady!
Satara Uttara Chidambaram's Shri Jagadeesh Bhat Mama shared these pictures with us a few days back. He said, according to the wish and with the blessings of Shri Shivakamasundari Sametha Shri Aananda Natarajar and Shri Shri Mahaperiyava, they were able to provide clothes to Kanya girls there for Navarathri. He also mentioned that arrangements … Continue reading Clothes for Kanya girls in Satara!
The below invitation is from Ms Sudha. She has a planned a themed Navarathri kolu on Kanchi Mahaperiyava! This Golu is going to be held at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in Mylapore, Madras from Oct 10th to Oct 19th, 2018. She did not know anything about our Periyava until last year 2017. But after listening to … Continue reading Swamigal themed Golu at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Madras – Oct 10th to Oct 19th, 2018!
During Navarathri pooja time there was an unmanageable and an unusually large crowd and it was noisy at times. Unable to control this, a display board was put prominently “Keep Silence”. It had no effect and Kanchi Mahaperiyava had an unique way to solve this. In the evening during His address He was telling that … Continue reading Even if there is Noise, I can concentrate on the Navarathri Pooja! — Mahaperiyava!
Not sure when this was written, so I will say approximately 40 years back in Kanchi Matam on Saraswati Pooja day... As usual, Kanchi Mahaperiyava completed the Chandramouliswara pooja and got ready to do the Saraswati pooja. One Vaideekar Purohit Mama was sitting near Him and was reciting the pooja mantras from a book. He … Continue reading Mahaperiyava got Ready to do Saraswati Pooja! :)))
Kanchi Mahaswamigal used to invite famous Carnatic Music vocalists Shri BV Raman and Shri BV Lakshmanan brothers to Kanchi Matam to sing. During one Navarathri the Brothers accepted to sing during on the Third day of Navarathri festival at the Matam. But they also got an invitation to sing at Anantha Padmanabhaswamy temple at … Continue reading “How did you both get Tickets to Kanchi for Navarathri?!”, asks Mahaperiyava innocently!
Once in the 1970s Appa was at Shringeri Mutt during Navarathri. Kasi Kannan met him there and told him that Kanchi Mahaswamigal wanted him to come to Kanchi and sing during Navarathri! He went there on a Pournami day and started to sing. When he had completed this pallavi "Devesi danda needhi..." Swamigal asked him to stop there! … Continue reading “Mahaperiyava, You are our Eternal Poorna Chandran!” — Kalakkad S Ramanarayana Iyer!
Kanchi Mahaperiyava was camping at Pandharpur at that time and my father took us to a western trip that Navarathri (my mother, me and 2 brothers). We stayed in Pandarpur and used to cross the river and visit Mahaperiyava and we stayed there for couple of days. After that, my Dad requested for Utharavu (His … Continue reading Periyava gifted me a Red Silk Skirt on Navarathri in Pandharpur!