Sunday, July 27, 2014

Voices of Devotees of God! (in downloadable mp3 format)

Kanchi Periyava Devotees' kural (downloadable mp3 audio files)

Have stripped the audio portion in mp3 format from the video interviews of the experiences of the devotees with Kanchi Periyava. From the below links search by pressing control F, click on the desired link and download whatever audio you want to hear onto your portable audio device.

Now you can enjoy them on the move!

1) Brahmasri Gopala Ganapadigal.mp3

2) Brahmasri Chandramouli Samaveda.mp3

3) Isaignani Ilayarajas experience.mp3

4) Dr Veezhinathan.mp3

5) Experience of Udayapalayam Samasthanam.mp3

6) Experience of Ramanathapuram Samasthanam.mp3

7) Experience of   Shri Ganapathi.mp3

8) Experience of Sri Venkateshwaranandha Swamigal.mp3

9) Brahmasri Ramakrishna Dikshitar Part II.mp3

10) Smt Satanur Ganapadigal shares her experience with Mahaperiyava.mp3

11) Smt Savithri Mahadevan shares her experience .....mp3

12) Transformed by Deivathin Kural - Mr.Sreedhar.mp3

13) Two short incidents narrated by Smt Srimathy Kadamba.mp3

14) Thiruvanaika Sri Lakshminarayana Sharma.mp3

15) Experience of Shri VJR.mp3

16) Sri Balasubramaniam Sastrigal.mp3

17) Shri Ganesa Sharma shares his experience.mp3

18) Ponds Mama.mp3

19) Shri Mettur Ganesan.mp3

20) Jeer Swamigal

21) Smt Prathyangara Padmasini.mp3

22) Mudikondan Sri Viswanathan with Mahaperiyava.mp3

23) Kumbakonam Sri Bindu talks about Periyava.mp3

24) Shri Kamakshi Dasan.mp3

25) Experiences of Shri Ramadurai Mama Part II.mp3

26) Experience with Mahaperiyava - Shri Ramanathan Chettiar.mp3

27) Experience with Mahaperiyava - Shri Rajaji.mp3

28) Experiences with Shri Anjaneya Swamis Relatives.mp3

29) Experiences of Sri Bharani Mani.mp3

30) Experiences Of Sri Lakshmanan.mp3

31) Experiences of Pollachi Jayam Patti Part II.mp3

32) Experiences Of Sri S Rajah Iyer.mp3

33 A) Experiences of Sri SundaraRamamurthy Part I.mp3

33 B) Experience With Maha Periyava- By Sri SundaraRamamurthy Part II.mp3

34) Experience with Mahaperiyava Dr Ravichandran.mp3

35) Experiences Of Srimathi Saradamani And Sri Chinnasami.mp3

36) Experiences Of Nochiam Vittal Rajalakshmi Mami.mp3

37) Experience With Maha Periyava  Sri Thiruvottriyur Visu.mp3

38) Experience With Maha Periyava of Smt Meera.mp3

39) Experiences Of Kalancheri Sri Kalyanakrishna Dikshithar.mp3

40 A) Experiences Of Salem Sri Ravi Part I.mp3

40 B) Experiences Of Salem Sri Ravi Part II.mp3

40 C) Experiences Of Salem Sri Ravi Part III.mp3

41) Experiences Of Brahmasri Sivaramakrishna Sastrigal.mp3

42) Experiences Of Dr R Ganesh.mp3

43) Experiences Of Dr Alagappan.mp3

44) Experience with Mahaperiyava - Shri Thiagarajan.mp3

45) Experiences Of Sri Rajaraman.mp3

46) Pudukottai Rajas Family and Mahaperiyava.mp3

47) Experiences Of Sri Kanakadara Lakshminarayanan.mp3

48) Experiences Of Sri Pattabi.mp3

49) Sri Appaya Dikshitar Charithram Part II.mp3

50) Shri Ravi Venkatraman's experience.mp3

51) Experience of Hosur Smt Vijayalakshmi with Mahaperiyava.mp3

52) Experience of Kattupaiyur Shri S.Krishnamoorthy.mp3

53 A) Experience of Sri Kalyanapuram -Venga- - Part1.mp3

53 B) Experience of Kalyanapuram Sri -Venga- Mama - Part II.mp3

54) Experience with Mahaperiyava - Dr Badrinath.mp3

55) Experience of Kizhathanjavur Sri Subramanian with Mahaperiyava.mp3

56) Experience of Hubli Shri Ramaswamy with Mahaperiyava.mp3

57) Experience With Mahaperiyava - Shri Rajagopal.mp3

58) Experience of Thiruvannamalai Shri Gowrishankar with Mahaperiyava.mp3

59) Dr_Revathi_Ananthasubramanian.wmv.mp3

60) Experience With Maha Periyava By -Varagur Sri Krishnamurthy.mp3

61) Experiences With Maha Periyava- By  Kumbakonam Srimathi Lakshmikantha Sarma.mp3

62) Experience with MahaPeriyava By- Sri Suresh & Smt Bhavani (Transformed by Deivathin Kural).mp3

63) Experience With Maha Periyava- By  Sri Vaishnava Venkatraman.mp3

64) Experience With Maha Periyava- By Shri Photo Seetharaman.mp3

65) Experience with Mahaperiyava - Shri Thiagarajan.mp3

66) Experiences With Maha Periyava- By  Kumbakonam Pazhakkadai Sri Thiagu Mama.mp3

67 A) Experiences with MahaPeriyava By Shri Balu mama Part 1.mp3

67 B) Experiences with Maha Periyava By Shri Balu mama Part 2.mp3

67 C) Experiences with Maha Periyava By Balu mama Part 3.mp3

68 D) Experiences with Mahaperiyava_Shri Balu mama PART 4.mp3

69) Experiences With Maha Periyava- By Sri K G Krishnamurthy.mp3

70) Experience with Mahaperiyava By Mayavaram Shri CRK.mp3

71) Experiences with MahaPeriyava By Shri Vashishta Guha Swamiji.mp3

72) Experiences with MahaPeriyava By Peralam Sri Sundaresan.mp3

73) Experience With Maha Periyava- By Nithya Agnihothri Brahmasri Sirugumani Parasuramachar.mp3

74) Dr Padma Subrahmanyam talks about Sri Maha Periva.mp3

75) Experience With Maha Periyava By - Shri Thiruvottiyur Ramaswamy.mp3

76) Sri Rathnagiriswarar Temple Sadas -  Dr. L Mahadevan, Ayurvedic Doctor.mp3

77) Sri Rathnagiriswarar Temple Sadas - Padmabushan Sri TN Seshagopalan.mp3

78) Sri Rathnagiriswarar Temple Sadas - Dr Mythili.mp3

79) Sri Rathnagiriswarar Temple Sadas - Sri Ganesa Sharma (TAFE).mp3 (this is the second one, first one is at # 17 above)

80) Sri Rathnagiriswarar Temple Sadas - Sri T S Chari (AIR).mp3

81) Sri Rathnagiriswarar Temple Sadas - Dr Tatwamasi Dikshit.mp3

82) Sri Rathnagiriswarar Temple Sadas - Dr. N. Veezhinathan.mp3 (his second one, first one is at # 4 above)

83) Sri Rathnagiriswarar Temple Sadas - Bringi T Venkatarama Sastrigal.mp3

84) Sri Rathnagiriswarar Shatapdi Vedic Sadas - Kanchi Forum - Sri Chandrasekara Sthapathi.mp3

85) Sri Rathnagiriswarar Temple Sadas - Sri Ayampatti Ganesan.mp3

86) Sri Rathnagiriswarar Temple Sadas - Brahmasri Mullaivasal S Krishnamurthy Sastr.mp3

87) Sri Rathnagiriswarar Temple Sadas - Brahma Sri Seshadrinatha Sastrigal.mp3

88) Sri Rathnagiriswarar Temple Sadas - Sri CL Ramakrishnan.mp3

89) Sri Rathnagiriswarar Temple Sadas - Sangeetha Kalanidhi Sri V Rajam Iyer.mp3

90) Sri Rathnagiriswarar Temple Sadas -  BrahmaSri Nannilam Rajagopalan Ganapadigal.mp3

91) Sri Rathnagiriswarar Temple Sadas -  Sri Umapathy Sivacharyar.mp3

92) Sri Rathnagiriswarar Temple Sadas - Sri Subbu Arumugam.mp3

93) Sri Rathnagiriswarar Temple Sadas -  Sri TS Raghavan.mp3

94) Sri Rathnagiriswarar Temple Sadas -  padmasri SM Muthiah Sthapathy.mp3


This page will be updated continuously as and when new experiences are available. This was possible courtesy of, thanks a ton to them.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Shri Shankaracharya varyam!

Hymn to Sri Adi Shankaracharya composed by the 36th Jagadguru Shankaracharya of the Sringeri Sharada Peetham, Shri Shri Bharathi Theertha Mahaswami.

Please click the below video:

1) In Sanskrit:


श्रीशङ्कराचार्यवर्यं सर्वलोकैकवन्द्यं भजे देशिकेन्द्रम्

धर्मप्रचारेऽतिदक्षं योगिगोविन्दपादाप्तसन्यासदीक्षम् ।

दुर्वादिगर्वापनोदं पद्मपादादिशिष्यालिसंसेव्यपादम् ॥१॥

शङ्काद्रिदम्भोलिलीलं किङ्कराशेषशिष्यालि सन्त्राणशीलम् ।

बालार्कनीकाशचेलं बोधिताशेषवेदान्त गूढार्थजालम् ॥२॥

रुद्राक्षमालाविभूषं चन्द्रमौलीश्वराराधनावाप्ततोषम् ।

विद्राविताशेषदोषं भद्रपूगप्रदं भक्तलोकस्य नित्यम् ॥३॥

पापाटवीचित्रभानुं ज्ञानदीपेन हार्दं तमो वारयन्तम् ।

द्वैपायनप्रीतिभाजं सर्वतापापहामोघबोधप्रदं तम् ॥४॥

राजाधिराजाभिपूज्यं रम्यशृङ्गाद्रिवासैकलोलं यतीड्यम् ।

राकेन्दुसङ्काशवक्त्रं रत्नगर्भेभवक्त्राङ्घ्रिपूजानुरक्तम् ॥५॥

श्रीभारतीतीर्थगीतं शङ्करार्यस्तवं यः पठेद्भक्तियुक्तः ।

सोऽवाप्नुयात्सर्वमिष्टं शङ्कराचार्यवर्यप्रसादेन तूर्णम् ॥६॥

2) In English (my efforts in transliteration):

|| Shri Shankaraachaaryastavaha ||

Shri Shankaraachaarya varyam sarvalokaika vandhyam deshikendram

dharmaprachaare tidaksham yogi govindapaadaaptha sanyaasadeeksham |

durvadi garvaapanodam padmapaadadi shishyaali samsevyapaadam || 1 ||

Shri Shankaraachaarya varyam...

Shankaadri dambholileelam kinkaraashesha shishyaali santraansheelam |
baalaarkanee kaashachelam bodhitasheshavedaanta goodaarthajaalam || 2 ||

Shri Shankaraachaarya varyam...

rudraakshamaala vibhusham chandramouleeshvaraa dhanavaaptatosham |

vidraavitaasheshadoham bhadrapoogapradam bhaktalokasya nityam || 3 ||

Shri Shankaraachaarya varyam...

paapaatha veechitrabhaanum gnaanadeepena haardam tamo vaarayantam |

dvaipaayana preetibhajam sarvataapaa pahaamogha bodhapradam tam || 4 ||

Shri Shankaraachaarya varyam...

raajaadhiraajaabhi poojyam ramya shrungaadri vaasaikalolam yateenkyam |

raakendu sankaashavaktram rathnagarbhe bhavakthraank ghripoojaanuraktam || 5 ||

Shri Shankaraachaarya varyam...

Shri Bhaarathee theertha geetham shankaraachaaryastavam yaha patedbhakti yuktaha |

sovaapnuyaatsarvamishtam shankaraachaarya varya prasaadena toornam || 6 ||

Shri Shankaraachaarya varyam...

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Kanchi Periyava on the significance of Lemons!


1) When Periyaval was camping in Sivasthanam, a drunk man created a riot in front of the Matam. Devotees coming to the Sri Matam found it very disturbing. It was impossible to bear his crazed shouting. The language he used was terribly foul.

The matter reached Periyaval.

At once Periyava removed the garland of lemon that he was wearing and instructed that it be given to the drunkard. The drunk ripped the garland apart, and taking once fruit at a time, smelt all of them and flung them away on all sides. By the time he came to the last lemon, he was fully cured of his drunkenness. He regretted his behaviour and felt remorseful. From a distance he prostrated to Periyaval and ran away.

The whole thing seemed like magic!

Everyone was stunned to see the drunkard change in a moment, like a snake charmed by a spell. Only medical researchers should tell us if lemon has the capacity to cure a person of drunkenness.

Not only was the man cured of his drunkenness, he also came back to reason. Who effected that? Only Sankara knows....

Source: In the Presence of the Divine
Narratives of Experiences with Maha Periyaval - Volume 1
Translated by: Sujatha Vijayaraghavan

2) Periyaval was wearing a garland made of a number of lemon fruits.  Pointing to it,
He said, "See here, this lemon fruit has a few uses.  As it is capable of attracting divine
powers we make a garland of it and decorate idols of Ambal.  When we do Vyasa Puja taking the
names of each Guru we evoke the presence of each Guru on a number of lemon fruits each.

So this fruit has the powers to convey good thoughts and intentions, remove negative influences
of jealousy and hatred, and carry one's best wishes.  So when meeting respectable senior
citizens and elders it is the tradition to first hand over, if nothing else, at least a lemon.

As it has a pleasant sour taste and fragrance we make pickles and rasam and lemon rice!  It has the effect of countering biliousness and nausea.  Then finally we make use of it in cleaning of copper and silver wares. Between attracting divine forces and cleaning of copper and silver wares, you will agree that there is a vast difference as between a mountain and a valley!  That is the way the divine sound effect of the Mantras and their worldly applications based on word-meanings differ.

(On the day of Vyasa puja a silver altar is filled with akshadha ( combination of rice and turmeric) and in the middle an idol of Krishna is placed. Around the idol, otherdeities, rishis and gurus are represented by placing a lemon in the altar and pujas will bedone to each of them. This is a very key event for a Sannyasin that temples around thecountry would send Prasad to Swamigal. Kings and landlords across the nation would send in their offerings on this occasion. Thousands of disciples from all parts of thecountry would come together to witness the puja.)

Source: Thanks a ton to Vidya for running the first two by me; last paragraph about Vyasa Pooja has been taken from Mahaperiyava Charithram.

3) Divine Name redeems all – even the worst sinner

An old lady who was in a queue to get the blessings of Maha Periyava (Sri Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati Swamigal of Kaanchi Kaamakoti Peetam who is reverentially addressed as Nadamadum Deivam or the Walking God) wore an auspicious look. Wearing a pure white saree and the neck adorned with utrasum ( Rudraksha) bead and crystal (Spadiga) maala while the forehead completely covered with the holy ash (vibhuthi), she prostrated at the feet of Periyava in all due respect.

Mahaperiyava, by glancing her, ordered the nearby attendant to immediately bring 100 lemon fruits
from the mutt’s kitchen and the task was performed immediately.

“Hand this over to that old lady”, said Periyava.

The lady was so puzzled because usually the blessed material (prasad) will be one or two lemons
that will be given to devotees but not in hundreds. She looked at Mahaperiyava with a question in her eyes.

“You are spending lot of money in buying lemons in the market to invoke the evil forces in those lemons. By performing the black magic you are eventually wrecking the lives of innocent peoples as a mean to earn money. Now you collect these lemons and it would be useful for your devilish work”, Mahaperiyava said in a stern voice.

Her situation was so perplexed. Crying and wondering how He knew of her profession, she fell at the feet of Mahaperiyava and beseeched His forgiveness.

“You can utter these ill effected mantras to the ears of a cow and forget it once and for all. Never
ever think of performing such black magic in your life. You should not look this as a mean to gain income. Spend the rest of your life by repeating the holy names of the lord (Bhagavan Nama) and
be peaceful. That would suffice”, replied Mahaperiyava.

And then He gave only the holy ash (vibuthi prasadam) to her.

“From this very moment I am going to change my way of life," said she and began to do japa of Rama Nama incessantly.


மஹா பெரியவாளை தரிசிக்க வந்த பில்லிசூனியப் பாட்டி

பார்ப்பதற்கு ரொம்ப நல்ல பாட்டியாகத்தான் தென்பட்டாள். வெள்ளை வெளேரென்று புடவை. நெற்றி நிறைய திருநீறு. கழுத்து கொள்ளாமல் ருத்ராக்ஷம், ஸ்படிக மாலைகள். பெரியவாளை வெகு வினயமாகப் பணிந்து எழுந்தாள்.

பெரியவாள் ஒரு தொண்டரிடம் சமையல் கட்டிலிருந்து நூறு எலுமிச்சம்பழம் கொண்டுவரச் சொன்னார்கள். ஒரு தட்டில் அவைகள் வந்தன.

"அந்தப் பாட்டிகிட்ட குடு".

பாட்டிக்குத் திகைப்பு. பிரசாதம் என்றால், ஓரிரு பழங்கள் போதுமே? நூறு எதற்கு? ’எனக்கு ஏன் இத்தனை பழங்கள்?’ என்கிறார் போல் பார்த்தாள் பாட்டி.

"நீ நிறைய எலுமிச்சம்பழம் காசு கொடுத்து வாங்க வேண்டியிருக்கு, துர்தேவதையை ஆவாஹனம் பண்ணி, பல பேர் வீட்டிலே வைத்து, அவர்கள் குடியைக் கெடுக்க வேண்டியிருக்கு. இந்தப் பழத்தை அள்ளிண்டு போ; உனக்கு ரொம்ப உபயோகமாக இருக்கும்", என்று பொரிந்து தள்ளினார் பெரியவா. அவளோ, தான் ஒரு பில்லி-சூனியக்காரி என்று பெரியவாளுக்கு எப்படித் தெரிந்தது என்று திடுக்கிட்டுப் போனாள்.

அழுதுகொண்டே நமஸ்காரம் செய்தாள்; மன்னிப்புக் கேட்டாள்.

உனக்குத் தெரிந்த துர்தேவதை மந்திரங்களை, ஒரு பசு மாட்டின் காதில் சொல்லிவிட்டு, மறந்துவிடு. இனிமேல் பில்லி-சூன்யம் வேண்டாம். அதனால் வருகிற பணமும் வேண்டாம். பகவான் நாமா சொல்லீண்டிரு, போறும்."


பின்னர் பாட்டிக்கு விபூதிப் பிரசாதம் மட்டும் கொடுத்தார்.

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