Raja told me that once my brother (Shri L Vaidyanathan) took him to Mookambika. My
brother used to go there regularly. My brother told him, 'Even though you do not believe in
God, you just accompany me once!'.
Raja told me once he stepped in, something happened to him and he felt some vibrations.
Even though he was already a composer by that time, post his visit, there was a big change
and transition in his compositions. From then on, everything he composed clicked with the
public and his life changed. Raja then also went to Tiruvannamalai and he told me that after
going there, whatever questions he had, got answered. Raja became completely spiritual
and used to go to these two places from that time onwards. Raja has been one of my
Once he came to my concert and told me:
'Tomorrow, I am going to meet all three Shankaracharyas. Would you like to come?'
I went with him and that is the first time I met all three of Them together. I had once played
for the senior Shankaracharya many years back and I was shocked when He looked at me
and immediately recognised me!
Raja and me sat with Him in the dark with just a little candle for a lot of time and Raja also
contributed to the building of His Gopuram (top part of the Srirangam temple).
Source: Times of India
Narrated by eminent violinist Shri L Subramanian. 'Raja' is legendary music composer Shri
Ilayaraja! The occasion was, when for the first time in the history of the Sri Kanchi Matam,
the three Acharyas performed Vyasa puja at Kurnool in the year 1983.
Shri L Subramanian was honoured with the title 'Tantri Nada Mani' by Kanchi Kamakoti
Peetham, Kanchipuram in 2009