Saturday, December 27, 2014

"I was shocked when He immediately recognized me!"

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 

closest friends.

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

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