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!
The below been written by my wife Saraswathy: ***** I have always loved Bhagawan Ramana Maharshi, He was a part of my growing up, with my mother's side of the family having spent much time with Him. My parents revered all Acharyas. Probably around 2011-2012, my mother, after watching Sringeri Mahasannidhanam Periva's bhashanams on Sri … Continue reading My wife: Sringeri Periyava gives Meru in dream, Pudhu Periyava gives in real life!
In Yogi Ramsuratkumar-SPARKS published by the Yogi Ashram containing 108 of His Sayings, saying # 86 contains the below gem about Pudhu Periyava Kanchi Shankaracharya HH Jayendra Saraswati Swamigal: "This beggar is not able to take part in politics. This beggar is useless. Sri Jayendra Saraswathi has made a great sacrifice - a great sacrifice … Continue reading Nobody can sacrifice for the nation like Pudhu Periyava! – Yogiar
Kanchi Shankaracharya HH Jayendra Saraswati Swamigal Pudhu Periyava is seen during His Vijaya Yatra to Assam. Not sure of the date, must have been in the late 1990's. Here below are some beautiful pictures, thanks to Shri Vasant Raj. Dibrugarh is located on the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra river: A beautiful day to Everyone. … Continue reading Pudhu Periyava in Dibrugarh, Assam!
The below picture of Kanchi Shankaracharya HH Jayendra Saraswati Swamigal (Pudhu Periyava) was taken on July 8th, 1998 when He did pratishta (installation/consecration) of Adi Shankara at Kailash Manasarovar. Thanks a ton to Shri Vasant Raj for this precious picture. Shankara, how beautiful it is. A close devotee of our Acharyas, Raji Jayaraman was blessed … Continue reading Unseen pictures of Pudhu Periyava and Bala Periyava!
'We may belong to the Royal family of Greece, but we want only You, Periyava. We want nothing else. We just want to have Your darshan all the time. It does not matter which place. We will come flying to wherever You are camping, be it in small villages near Sholapur or the dusty road … Continue reading Princess Irene of Greece and her Amma, with our Shankaracharyas!
HH Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati Swamigal, 68th pontiff, travelled extensively across Tirunelveli at least twice, says HH Sri Sankara Vijayendra Saraswati Swamigal, present Pontiff. Mahaperiyava’s first visit happened in 1922. Starting on December 12, from Madurai, He reached Tirunelveli via Triumangalam, Srivilliputhur, Rajapalayam and so on. At Veeraraghavapuram, He presided over the anniversary celebration of Vivekasamvardini … Continue reading Thirunelveli Vijaya Yatra of Swamigal in 1922!
Thanks to Shri Hariharan for these lovely pictures of HH Jayendra Saraswati Swamigal, the Shankaracharya of Kanchi. Shankara. No words to describe the beauty of Ambal wearing the Lemon garland. A beautiful weekend to Everyone. Shankara.
When Chennai was Madras, there were horse-drawn carriages, empty lanes, and a few iconic places. One among them was Amir Mahal, the official residence of Nawab of Arcot (also called as Nawab of Carnatic). Originally constructed in 1798 by the East India Company, and used as a police court, it was renovated for the Nawab’s … Continue reading When Pudhu Periyava visited Amir Mahal in Madras in 1991!
Here are couple of exemplary pictures of our illustrious Gurus. In the above picture are seen from the left, Puri Shankaracharya HH Nischalananda Saraswati Swamigal,Sringeri Shankaracharya HH Bharati Tirtha Swamigal, Dwarakapeeth (and Jyothir Mutt) Shankaracharya HH Swaroopananda Saraswati Swamigal and Kanchi Shankaracharya HH Jayendra Saraswati Swamigal. Thanks a ton to Manas Bharadwaaj for this precious … Continue reading Four Shankaracharyas in one picture!