Sunday, March 1, 2015

"'Tomorrow, I am going to meet all three Shankaracharyas!"

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.


  1. Great experience! Hara Hara Shankara, Jaya Jaya Shankara!

  2. Great experience! Hara Hara Shankara, Jaya Jaya Shankara!