Sri. Sriram Sthanu lives in Illinois… He has been blessed with Maha Periyava Darshan in his dream on Sunday, Sep 14th 2014 morning… What a dream … What a darshan… What a blessing !!!

52nd Ashtotram

It is very touching to hear about Sriram’s dream in his own voice! He has shared his experience in the youtube video here…

Let us all pray to Sri Periyavas to make our dream of bringing forth Sri Maha Periyava Mani Mandapam in New Jersey come true!!!

Audio Courtesy: Thank you very much Sriram for sharing your dream with us…

MahaPeriyava not only gave the ‘Shakthi’ to Srimathi Alamelu Aachi to complete the construction of the beautiful ‘Arupadai Murugan’ Temple in Besant nagar, Chennai, but also Blessed her ‘unakku Marupirappu Illai” (‘you have no rebirth’).
What more does anyone require from this life?
Here, is her thrilling experiences in her own words !!!

Sri Mahaperiyava was walking along the fields. Everyone were worried and requested Him to walk in the roadside as lot of thorns were in the pathway of the field. Sri Periyava didn’t listen.

Bombay Nagalakshmi mami (sister of Sri Ponds mama) an ardent devotee of Sri Periyava came for Darshan. Saw the plight of the devotees and Sri Periyava’s “Pidivatham”. Immediately she started “Anga Pradakshinam” in front of Sri Periyava in the field pathway so that the thorns wouldn’t hurt Sri Periyava. Sri Periyava immediately took the road side. Maanikavasagar Peruman’s “அழுதால் உன்னைப் பெறலாமே” seems very apt here…

Sri krishna gave up His vow not to hold weapon for the sake of His devotee Bhishmaacharya …Our Periyava gave up His “Pidivatham” for the sake of His devotee.

May be it is His leelai to show His devotee’s bhakthi to the world.

தேவாரம் – எட்டாம் திருமுறை – 05 திருச்சதகம் – பாடல் எண் : 90

யானேபொய் என்நெஞ்சும் பொய் என்அன்பும்
ஆனால் வினையேன் அழுதால் உன்னைப்
தேனே அமுதே கரும்பின் தெளிவே
மானே அருளாய் அடியேன் உனைவந்

பொழிப்புரை :
இறைவனே! நானும் என் மனம் முதலியனவும் பொய்ம்மையுடையவர்கள் ஆனோம். ஆனால் அழுதால் உன்னைப் பெறலாமோ? தேனே! அமுதே! கரும்பின் தெளிவே! நான் உன்னைப் பெறும் வழியை எனக்கு அறிவித்தல் வேண்டும்.

Article Courtesy: Thanks to Mr.G Sivaraman for this narrative…

Sri Veezhinathan Mama was a Professor in Madras University… He was giving discourses on Srimad Ramayana. Sri TMP Mahadevan appreciated that & asked him to continue every week. Sri Veezhi Mama was bit worried about quality of delivering such discourses. Mama used to have darshan of Sri Maha Periyava frequently and also interact with HIM a lot.

Once while having HIS darshan, mama expressed his concern to Periyava and asked Periyava about His opinion on Mama’s Ramayana discourse, Periyava said…

“நண்ணா பண்ணேன்!” Also added, “நீ சொல்லி முடிச்சவுடனே எல்லோரும் கை தட்டுவா. மாலை போடுவா. உனக்கு தலை கிர்ர்ர்னு சுத்தும். அப்புறம் படிப்பு வராது!”. Mama was confused whether to continue or not and looked at Periyava for solution and Periyava has continued…

“நீ, என்ன பண்ணு… எல்லாத்தையும் எனக்கு சமர்ப்பணம் பண்ணிடு!” Mama got relieved and took the word from Periyava and continued the discourses. Sri Vezzhi Mama has since then continue these discourse, but he always does his Samarpanam to Periyava…

Let’s take this incidence as a great guidance given to us by Sri Maha Periyava through Veezhi mama to avoid the great slip of having pride & getting our ego swollen. Whatever we do, let everything be a ‘samarpan’ to Sri MahaPeriyava…

Article Courtesy: Thanks to Sri Rathinam for sharing the subtle messages that are hidden in such treasurable videos…

Sri Vedavyasa mama is a Madhwa lives in Nanganallur now. He had darshan of Periyava during lectures at Sanskrit College in Mylapore. He has visited with his 2 friends, all working at Simpsons. Since then he used have His darshan periodically. He got some pain in the stomach for long. He consulted the doctor. As usual all tests were done. Echo wasn’t there at that time but the last one was Barium Test. Even that test resulted negative. Rare possibility of a need for surgery, Doctor concluded. No medical insurance exist in those times. Surgery would cost him 10 times his salary. Despite this situation, suddenly Sri Mama begun to insist on surgery.

Doctor was puzzled & asked him… “Who is the Doctor? I’m concluding it as ‘no surgery required’ but you’re insisting on surgery.” But still Sri Vedavyasa Mama insisted.

Finally, Doctor tried to take up the rare possibility of surgery. “I’m going to just open & close in half-an-hour for which you’re going to pay!” Doctor has said after scheduling. He is very clear. It has begun by 10am & supposed to be completed by 10.30am but went on till 3pm! Everyone waiting outside was tensed and finally Doctor came out in his Theatre dress & asked who is the mother. She has begun to cry because she guessed something wrong & not sure whether Sri Mama was alive. Doctor says…

Doctor asked “Who is the mother?” She came in front with tears running down. Doctor with his Theatre dress outside his Theatre did shastanga namaskarams to her. She was even more worried, puzzled & burst out with huge cry. Doctor quickly informed her that Sri Vedavyasa mama was doing well and added…”இப்படி ஒரு மகனை பெத்த உங்களுக்கு நான் நமஸ்காரம் பண்ணனும், அதான்…” She was relieved and was glad that her son was fine. After recovery Doctor has asked Sri Mama what made him to insist inspite of medical conclusion (no insurance) & at the cost of ten times his salary. Sri Mama replied…

“Many may not believe. So I haven’t disclosed it to you. Periyava came in my dream and kept on saying “உள்ள இருக்கிறத எடுத்துடு!” I have no option than to insist you so vehemently” Doctor was speechless. Sri Vedavyasa Rao was in hospital for about 30 days & then discharged. He straight went not even to home but to Kanchi Mutt, obviously. And Periyava was sitting on the thinnai outside as if waiting for him, obviously. Sri Rao came out of the car almost rushing, obviously. And Periyava has asked the obvious question…


“உள்ள இருக்கிறத எடுத்துட்டியா?” Sri Mama was burst with devotion. What he was kept on heard in the dream, what people could conclude as just fluke, what everyone could think as just dream, was real here! Periyava has asked the same question again, in person, ” உள்ள இருக்கிறத எடுத்துட்டியா?”. Sri Mama has replied to that Vaidyanatha Swamy, “Surgery is over & it has been taken out”. Periyava blessed & Sri Mama has come home & rejoined the duty.

Even today the huge lump (large size tumor) is preserved as a medical miracle at the Medical College, for the students to learn. And for us to learn too.

We too strongly conclude that everything is fine. But there is a whisper from deep inside the mind that something is wrong. Only Periyava has to get that huge lump outside from our minds & get us into the right path.

Hara Hara Sankara Jaya Jaya Sankara

Article Courtesy: Thanks to Sri Rathinam for sharing the subtle messages that are hidden in such treasurable videos…

‘Arusuvai Arasu’ Sri Natarajan, recounts his long and privileged experiences with MahaPeriyava.In this extempore narration , he goes back and forth in time and we get to know about yet another facet of Periyava viz. cooking, recipes and more!!!!

Sri NV mama (( paala padukaiya )) reached the lotus feet of Sri Maha Periyava. He was doing his daily pooja. When , after the abhishekam he took Sri Anjaneya Swami and was holding on his hand , collapsed on Sri Rama Pattabisheka photo. That was a ekadasi ( Aug 6th 2014 ) day with moola nakshatram (Anjaneya swami star). The same day during Dwadasi, mama was cremated.

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Mama left us on Ekadasi maranam and same day dwadasi thahanam in moola nakshatram doing pooja holding Sri Anjaneya swami in hand and collapsed on Srirama pattabishekam. Oh What a blessing !!!

We all can remember how he sang emotionally in his Periyava experience video . Aneka koti Namaskaram to this Sri Mahaperiyava devotee.

Sri Narayana Iyer reveres Mahaperiyava as ‘Brahma Swaroopi’ and as a reincarnation Bhagawan Adhi Sankaracharya.
In his narration, he talks about,
Mahaperiyava and the rogue elephant,
Soundarya Lahari 28th ‘Sloka mahimai’
Shobaana Panchagam and Periyava
and more….

“I Lived With God” – A Personal experience with Maha Periyava penned by Dr. Sundararaman is one of the soul touching articles that bring down tears in many of us…

Here is an informal video recorded on the auspicious day of Maha Periyava Aradhanai on Jan 8th 2013. Sorry for the vertical video syndrome. It is a great blessing to travel back in time along with mama to his days with Maha Periyava and hear him say it all… Kindly bare with the background noise and low audibility as the video was a spontaneous recording and not a planned event.


While many of us are yearning for “Unconditional Surrender” at our Guru’s feet, Jaya Patti is “Periyava Bhakthi Personified”… She would continue to remain in our hearts forever making us admire her “Guru Bhakthi”

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Patti at the age of 98 has attained the lotus feet of Sri Maha Periyava today (July 12th 2014) on Guru Poornima Day ! “Gurunatha… Gurunatha…” is the last word she uttered. Today, while listening to her son giving her a commentary about the Sri Matam Vyasa Pooja as they occur, She peacefully reached Maha Periyava…

Patti’s Experience With Maha Periyava can be viewed here:

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