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
‘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.
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
“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.
MANASCHE NA LAGNAM GURO RANGHRI PADME,
TATAH KIM, TATAH KIM, TATAH KIM, TATAH KIM………
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”
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:
Dr.R.Ganesh states that it was his privilege to have been a ‘sishya’ of Sri Maharajapuram Santhanam..His narration of the experiences of Sri Santhanam and himself with Mahaperiyava.
Sri Pattabi is one among the very few ‘Privileged’ people to have served Mahperiyava as his ‘Anukkath Thondar’ (personal aide).Some of his experiences……
Sri Periyasaami Thooran is stated to have been blessed by Lord Muruga , when he was a baby.Indeed his hundreds of compositions on Lord Muruga and other deities could only have been created by one divinely gifted.His many compositions continue to be sung in kutcheris all over the world.
In addition to his poetry, he has been the Primary Member of the group That completed the monumental ‘Kalaikkalanjiam’ and the Children’s Encyclopedia (both in Tamil and of 10 volumes each).
He was awarded the ‘Padma Bhushan’, among the many Honors bestowed on him..
His Daughter and his Son in Law share their experiences with us.
We end the video with Sri Thooran’s Sahana Composition on MahaPeriyava rendered by Smt. M.S.Subbulakshi, at whose request,he had composed this song.
Shri Ganapathy mama is the brother Professor Sundaraman, author of “I lived with God”, who lives here in NJ, USA. Shri Ganapathi mama has been associated with Sri matham and Periyava since his very young age. He shares his experience::
1. Part of Periyava’s High Command team
2. Periyava’s anger and punishment
3. Karma and its effect on Periyava Himself
4. Periyava’s headache – similar to Sri Appaya Dikshitar’s stomach pain
5. Kaalagraha vaasam horoscope for Periyava – explains the structure of Thenambakkam room
6. Cho family’s bakthi towards Periyava
7. The art/beauty of applying viboothi