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.
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).
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.
Kamakoti Peetham, Kanchipuram in 2009.