Saturday, January 27, 2018

Proud of Prabhu Mahalingam and his team! What have they done?...

Dear Sir,

Mahaperiyava Charanam

I wanted to write to you with a special thanks for your support.

Please find the attached Kumbabhishekam photos for your reference. Also the photo of the old temple.  This is the 8th project completed by Akshayam Trust by Mahaperiyava's grace. HH Bala Periyava attended the Kumababishegam of  Vanmeega Nathar too.

It would be helpful to reach out to more people for more Kaingaryam's in future. Can you please upload this in the blog. Thanks for your continued support.

With Regards,

Prabhu Mahalingam



So proud of Prabhu and his team.

May God SHOWER them with All the Blessings.


Here is a background about that Temple:Swamy Vanmeega Naathar is the name of the Lord residing in the middle of the paddy field, at Pilayar Palayam, Padalam, Kanchipuram. 

Sthala Puranam  of this temple is available in KANCHI PURANAM and is narrated as follows. 

Once, all the Devas were performing Yagyam for the sake of attaining Glory & Fame. This yagyam was performed in Kurushektra. At the end of the Yagyam, unlimited fame and glory was showered by Lord Shiva. But Lord Narayana stole all the Glory and Fame from the Devas and drove them away. 

Devas under the leadership of Indra could not compete with Lord Narayana’s Bow and Arrow. They started receding back. Seeing this Narayana laughed at them with pride and was standing with his Bow near an ant-hill (Puttru). Immediately Indra came down to Kanchipuram, installed and Shiva Lingam to the south west of Kailasanathar temple and started  doing Pooja.

Pleased with his penance, Lord Shiva appeared and asked about his wish.  Indra requested the Lord to grant back the lost fame and glory from Lord Narayana. Lord Shiva replied thus “Indra, you take the roopa of the termite in the ant-hill and make the bow string of Lord Vishnu to break so as to get back the lost Fame and Glory”. Indra performed as   per the words of Lord Shiva.  By taking the roopa of a termite, Indra destroyed the bow which suddenly broke down the head of Tirumal (which was resting on the bow)   and it severed and fell down. 

By this the Deva’s & Indra regained their lost Glory & Fame. Since then, this place was called “ Chinna Maakesavadhaanam” with the river China Chenniyaru flowing through this place.  

But soon the Devas realized that without Lord Vishnu, who was the real cause of yagya, they would not be able to receive their “Havi- Baagam. The Devas longed for the Havi-Baagam and became sad. 

Once again Indra reached Kanchi and prayed the same Lingam to get the head of Lord Vishnu restored and for Him to regain His form. Lord Shiva appeared again and replied that Lord Narayana’s head would be restored back by the Aswini Devas and he instructed that  Havi-Baagam should be given to them too each time during the yagyam. Accordingly Indra prayed to Aswini Devas and Lord Vishnu’s head was restored. 

The place where Indra prayed and got his wishes full filled is call   “Vanmeega Naatham” and the Lingam is called Vanmeega Naathar.  

It is said that those who pray to this Shiva Linga will never have rebirth.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Give Skins of Bananas used for Panchamrutham to Ghoshalas! --- Bala Periyava! Why?

Inspired by Shirdi Baba, I have started a programme on my own to make Banaras cows Banana cows and not Plastic cows at Kasi as HOD of Dept of Cardiology in Banaras Hindu University, since 33 crore Devathaas are residing in the cows.

I have inspired all marriage caterers in Benaras to collect the skins of the bananas and give to the stray cows as well as ghoshalaa cows so that milk will not become white poison. More over it is rich in minerals, vitamins and fibres.  When we buy bananas we give money for both skin and inner portion of the fruit. On children’s day at Benaras I gave 1500 bananas to children of Kendriya Vidyalaya and made them celebrate banana day by eating them and collecting the skins and gave to all stray cows.

If we could motivate all children in all schools to eat one banana at school for lunch and collect and give the skins to ghoshaalas,  cows get nutrients and children develop empathy for cows. Children will become happy and soft and gentle since banana has lot of serotonin which makes mind calm. Banana improves memory and intelligence. The Keralites who use bananas have very high IQ.

In my recent visit to Kanchi Mutt I made a humble presentation of my humble idea to HH Sri Bala Periyava. He immediately gave instructions that all the skins of bananas used for panchaamrtham in Mutt must be collected and given to the ghoshaala!

Just imagine if all the hundred crores people eat bananas in this country which has more nutrient value than apples which coming from abroad thereby  losing all its nutients in transit! Our farmers will be benefitted, our chidren and cows will be healthy, cost of taking care of cows will be less and the World will become a neat place!

Cow’s milk will be very nutritive. I wish to start banana movement in every school by everybody. There is no need to have wax coated apples which sap our country’s foreign exchange and produce cancer, since it undergoes gamma radiation for long shelf life.

I pray to Kanchi Paramacharya to inspire everyone to do it for greater benefit of our nations’s health and wealth!


Shared by Smt Geetha Subramanian who is spearheading such a Noble Deed! What an inspiring task she has undertaken! Shankara.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Weekend Trip with Nayanmars --- July 15/16 2017!

A heritage trip for two days on July 15th and July 16th, 2017. Visit to Thiruppugalur, Karaikal, Nagapattinam etc and Nachiyar koil. Trip curated by Smt Padmapriya Baskaran.

The above is from a report in The Hindu's Metropolis Travel today June 22nd, 2017 under caption "Checklist".

Please see the above picture for more details.

Thanks to Shri Vaidyanathan Ramamurthy for sharing this with us.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Kanchi Periyavas on Modern day Palanquins! :)))

HH Pudhu Periyava being carried by devotees. Oh, what blessed shoulders they are!

HH Pudhu Periyava being carried by devotees as seen in the first picture. Oh, what blessed shoulders they are! Vigraham of Kanchi Mahaperiyava being carried atop a Toyota car!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

President does Pada Pooja to Adi Shankara Padukas!

President of India Pranab Mukherjee performed puja for the Bhagavathpada’s Padugai at Kanchi Sankara Mutt at Kanchi on Tuesday June 13th, 2017.

Mr. Mukherjee arrived at Kancheepuram at around 2-30 p.m. by road from Arakkonam, after he reached the Rajali Naval Air Base by air from New Delhi by 1.20 p.m.

At the Kanchi Kamakshi Amman temple, where he offered his prayers to the presiding deity Goddess Kamakshi, the Junior seer, HH Vijayendra Saraswati Swamigal, briefed him about the temple’s history and the renovation works that were carried out within its precincts recently.

When the President reached Kanchi Sankara Mutt at around 3.45 p.m., HH Vijayendra Saraswati Swamigal received him at the entrance amidst chanting of mantras as the Mutt staff presented poornakumbam honours to Mr. Mukherjee.

Accompanied by Bala Periyava the President offered his prayers at the athishtanam of Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi and also performed puja to the padugai (metal covered wooden footwear) of Sri Adi Sankara.

Subsequently, he had a brief interaction with the Senior Seer, HH Jayendra Saraswati Swamigal, and the Junior Seer HH Vijayendra Saraswati Swamigal, according to Mutt sources.

Source: The Hindu

Saturday, June 10, 2017

More unseen pictures of Pudhu Periyava!

Periyava during Kumbhamela in Allahabad.

Periyava at the event of Hindu Spiritual Poets Meet at Kanchi Kumara Koshtam in the year 1984.

Periyava on a makeshift Palanquin!

HH Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati Swamigal is seen at Kumbha Mela event at Allahabad in the first picture. He is seen at the event of Hindu Spiritual Poets Meet at Kanchi Kumara Koshtam in the year 1984 in the second picture. And atop the makeshift Palanquin in the third one.

Thanks to Shri Vasant Raj for these precious pictures.