Wednesday, March 5, 2014

At the Lotus Feet / Padukas of our Gurus!

"Salutations and Salutations to the sandals of my Guru,
Which attracts us, to lotus like feet of our Guru,
Which cures us, of the unwanted desires,
And which helps fulfill the desires of those who salute."

A collage of Padams and Padukas of Lord Rama, Adi Shankara, Mahaswamigal, Ramana Maharshi, Sringeri Swamigal, Pudhu Periyava, Bala Periyava, Mettur Swamigal

Here is Adi Shankara's Guru Paduka Stothram recited melodiously:


2) Lyrics and Meaning: Sanskrit and English (courtesy:

3) Lyrics in Tamil (courtesy:

Lord Rama (in Alangudi Hanuman Temple. courtesy:

Ramas padam at a place called Kodiyakarai, which is around 55 Km from Nagapattinam.This 

is the location where Lord Sri Rama sees Sri Lanka as said in scriptures. Sri Lanka is very 

nearer from this location. Sri Ramar first choose this location to go to Sri Lanka. But since this 

route will reach backside (otherside) of Sri Lanka, He went to Lanka via Rameswaram Sethu 

Karai. Near Kodiyakarai Ramar padham is also called as Point Calimere. This forest is called 

as Kodiyakadu and one can see lot of Deers and Monkey. A beautiful place everybody must 

visit to have darshan of Ramar Thiruvadi!


Adi Shankara's ivory padukas in a golden case!

The below One is the Sri Paduka of Srimad Acharyal Himself (Adi Shankara), which is present in our SriMatam only and in no other Mutt. This Paduka, covered with several layers of gold, is actually made of ivory, and has imprints of Srimad Acharyal's Padaravindam. With this same Paduka, the Bala Sanyasin (Adi Shankara) made Bharatha holy by treading across, spreading Sanathana Dharma and Advaita Siddhantha.

The Paduka can be seen during the Deepa Namaskaram every evening.

Thanks a ton to Shri Sudarshan for this treasure. Just one look at it will erase all our sins!

Adi Shankara at Pashupathinath Temple in Kathmandu. Nepal

Kanchi Mahaperiyava


The Paduka with silver encasing is with Nochiam Rajalakshmi Mami.


This is a Swamigal Paduka drawing by Shri L.S. Venkatesan.

The above Paduka on the right is with Shri Rajaji Mama.


The above is Swamigal's Padukas at Marundheeswarar Temple in Thiruvanmayur, Madras

Shri Seetharaman Ramasubramanian of New Zealand was blessed with the above Padukas.

Padukas at the residence of Shri Senthil Kumar Ghanapadigal in Thiruvannamalai in Tamil Nadu.

Padukas at the home of Shri Suresh Mecheri Nagarajan.

Padukas with Smt Sumathi Agambaranathan.

The above are the Padhukas of Mahaswamigal blessed and handed over to Smt Chithra Subramanian by HH Pudhu Periyava. Please read the story behind that here 

Jayendra Periyava Swamigal's pada pooja done by Bala periyava 

Ramana Maharshi

HH Sri Sacchidananda Shivabhinava Nrisimha Bharati's paduka (Parameshti Guru of HH Bharathi Theertha Swamigal of Sringeri)

HH Bharathi Theertha Swamigal

Mettur Swamigal (left below) and Bala Periyava ( below right)

Kanchi Mahaswamigal's Padukas at the residence of Shivaraman Sir (below)

Kanchi Swamigal's padukas kept during His Jayanthi celebration at Sathyamangalam Agraharam.

Sivan Sir's paduka below (Kanchi Swamigal's poorvashrama younger brother)

The above Padukas are from the Home of Sathya Gurumurthy!

Below from Erode Nagaraj's Home

This one is at the Home of Yogesh Rajan Iyer.

 This one below is from Suresh Saanu Puthiran.

This is from Sri Kamakshi Community Center in Santa Clara, California

The below are Mahaswamigal's Padhukas in a Golden Case kept at Thenambakkam (which is about 10 kms from Kanchi). Please read more about it in this link:

This page will be updated with more Padukas as and when they are obtained!


  1. Replies
    1. hari om,
      I am so happy to see the padhukas of these mahans thanks a lot for that though I would like to have the padhuka os perriava at home I am not that much lucky anyhow by seeing them here I am blessed I should say God bless you

    2. Thanks so much for the kind words.

    3. hari om,
      I am so happy to see the padhukas of these mahans thanks a lot for that though I would like to have the padhuka os perriava at home I am not that much lucky anyhow by seeing them here I am blessed I should say God bless you

    4. I am really blessed to have Darshan of all Padukas on Monday. Thanks a lot for giving me an opportunity to be a part of your yajnam Suresh!! God bless you my son!! Shankara sharanam.

  2. I am very much blessed today having darshan of all Periyavas' padukas and this my wis always in my life. Having Darshan my feelings can n't be described and tears blur my eyes. Thanks Suresh.

  3. punniyam seidhirukkirom. Mahaperiyava porpaadhangal potri

  4. Really to blessed to have the dharshan of Padukaas of all Periyavaa's

  5. Very great Dharshan of Holy Padukas of Mahaans. Much Blessed to be a follower of this blog. Great service Sri Suresh. Jaya Jaya Shankara, Hara Hara Shankara! may Maha Periyava's Blessings be always with you!

    1. the feet of mahaperiyava is radiating blessings and energy and support all

      jayam rajaram

  6. To have darshan of AdiShankara's paduka too in your blog , my wishes in my life fulfilled .Periyavas' blessings are always with you Suresh. Yam petra inbam peruga ivvaiyagam, that is the motive of your mission. Shankara will take care of in your punida yatra.

  7. பெரியவா சரணம். தங்கள் செய்த இப்பெறும் கைங்கர்யத்திற்க்கு என்ன கைம்மாறு செய்ய முடியுமோ என்று தெரியவில்லை. அனேக கோடி வணக்கங்களை சமர்ப்பிக்கிறேன். ஜெய ஜெய ஷங்கர ஹர ஹர ஷங்கர!

  8. What more does one need in this life than this?

  9. Harihi: Om Prabhu,

    Thanks a ton for the Great Darshanam !, Jai Sri Krishna !

  10. Great darshanam of all Padukas and Padams. You made my day today . Thank you so much .

  11. பஞ்சநாதன் சுரேஷ் அவர்களுக்கு மிக்க நன்றி . வாழ்க தங்கள் தொண்டு
    ஜெய ஜெய ஷங்கர ஹர ஹர ஷங்கர!

    என்றும் அன்புடன்,
    அனந்த கிருஷ்ணன்
    தொலை பேசி எண் 4087719672

  12. Periyava charanam,

    My name is Priya and I live in the US. It's been my prayers for long, to have the fortune of Periyava's padhukas at home. God willing, I would like to know whether it is possible to get padhukkas of any of our periyavas (Pudhu or Bala Periyava) and if so, what is the process of getting that?


    1. Hi Priya, you must go to Kanchi Matam and have Their darshan and should supplicate to Them to bestow you with Their Padukas. If you are destined to get it, it will happen! My best wishes.

  13. Thank you so much i feel i am elevated seeing allour maha gurus pathukas. So much punniyam i have done to see this.

    1. Thanks so much for your kind words Shri Raghavan, yes you are blessed indeed!

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  15. Such a Darshan of many PADHUKAS OF OUR MAHANS at one go! Only u can do this Mr. Suresh. Kudos to your service to mankind. I feel so blessed. I too received a drawing of SRI MAHA PERIYAVA'S PADHUKAS from Mr. L.S. Venkatesan. I received them on Kanu pongal day and that too on ANUSHAM day. That too was possible for me only because of you. I happened to watch Mr. L.S. Venkatesan's interview which gave me the bhagiyam of having our Maha Periyava's Padhukas at my home. Thanks a lot.

    1. How generous you have been with your praise, Smt Hemalatha! You have a big Heart indeed. Without wasting a second, I will duly place them at Their Lotus Feet here. :))) So blessed you are, that you received the drawing on Kanu Pongal/Anusham day. Shankara. Thanks so much for your kind words. May His Grace always be with you. Shankara.

  16. Blessed to see Acharyas' padukas today . Thanks very much for up loading the photos.


  17. ஹர ஹர ஷங்கரா ஜெய ஜெய ஷங்கரா ...
    இன்று மிகவும் ஆனந்தமாக இருக்கிறது.
    காலையில் தான் பாதுகா தரிசனம் வேண்டுமே என்று
    நினைத்தேன். பெரியவா இத்தனை பாதுகைகளை
    தரிசனம் பண்ணைச் செய்து ஆசீர்வாதம் செய்திருக்கிறார்.
    பெரியவா போற்றி...பெரியவா சரணம்...

  18. Panchanathan and Hemalatha I have also received drawing of Mahaperiyava Padhuka from Sri L S Venkatesan. As I live in UK my father in law collected the drawing. I requested him to post in ordinary post and said it is okay if the post arrive in 2 weeks.Then suddenly I prayed to Mahaperiyava if the post can arrive on Anusham day exactly.. To my blessing the post arrived exactly on Anusham day..Jaya Jaya Shankara Hara Hara Shankara

    1. How incredibly blessed you are. Shankara.