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Source: Maha Periyaval Darisana Anubhavangal

A wrestler whose strength it was said was immeasurable, came to Kanchipuram. If a fistful of sesame seeds were given to him, he could crush it to oil quite casually. He had also won a number of competitions in boxing Image
and martial arts. So he had a horde of followers that admired him. His intention was to get a prize from Periyava. He was ready to exhibit his prowess in front of Periyava and was all set to wrestle with any one Periyava deputed as his opponent. A youngster who visited SriMatham
now and then and served there, let us call him Manakkal Krishna Sastri was a hefty, well-built man. Periyava sent for Krishna Sastri.

“Krishna, stand near the entrance for an hour. You must not move, what do you say?”

“As commanded”

Although no one including Krishna Sastri
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From Mr P. Swaminathan who is well known in giving talks on Mahaperiyava at various places in and outside India.(Check YouTube)

Today (19.6.23 Monday) I gave a lecture on The greatness of Maha Periyava at Mylapore Kapalishwarar Temple. I spoke about Veda and Image
Vedanta. At one point I said, Veda Mantras can be realized, benefitted and enjoyed only through sound, by hearing them. The power of Vedas are such I told. After the event was over I went to Karpagambal Sannadhi with my wife and friend Ravi. We sat in front of Ambal on the left
side. Next second 4 young boys who are learning Veda came and sat opposite us. During Aarathi they chanted the Veda in a loud voice. I was very surprised. I have never seen boys reciting Veda there so far. “Veda can be enjoyed through sound and listening is what you said, so have
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Author: Prof S.Kalyanaraman, Neurosurgeon, Chennai
Compiled by Jagadguru Sri Maha Periyava - Kanchi Paramacharya/Fb
On several occasions I have learnt of Maha Periyava’s telepathic powers. Once my father’s bhiksha vandanam was fixed for a particular day in a town. Image
The previous evening at about six o’clock several persons from that town came to Maha Periyava and requested that they may be permitted to do Samashti bhiksha vandanam the next day. Maha Periyava said “The Dental Surgeon, Dr.Subramanian will be coming” The devotees said “Usually
he comes the previous afternoon itself. May be, he is held up at work and will not be able to come; Maha Periyava replied “You go out and see. He is just entering”. And sure enough my father appeared on the scene in a few seconds. At Sholapur I had the very unique opportunity of
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This is a wonderful Guruvayurappan temple constructed 11 kms from Trichy. It is an exact replica of the Guruvayur temple. Construction time took only 15 months. There is a huge hall adjoining the temple for reciting #SriNarayaneeyam. #MahaPeriyava ImageImage
came in the dream of one disciple and told him that there is a Krishna (Guruvayurappan) vigraham under the banyan tree and told him to take it out and construct a temple which is a replica of the one in Guruvayur. The Temple pooja is performed by Namboodiris from Guruvayur and ImageImage
done exactly as it is in Guruvayur. There is a guest house with several rooms for pilgrims to stay. There is a Goshala with more than 100 cows. Free food including breakfast, lunch & dinner served free of cost with a very clean kitchen, dining areas, rest rooms are available. Image
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Author: A.S. Vedanarayanan, Model Colony, Pune
Source: Maha Periyaval Darisana Anubhavangal Vol 2
Compiled by Jagadguru Sri Maha Periyava - Kanchi Paramacharya

It was in 1986. The Sri Rama Navami festival was being celebrated in the suburban layout of Khar Road, in Image
Dadar in Mumbai. I had gone there to listen to the spiritual discourse. A short while after the discourse started, I began to feel uneasy. I could not sit. I did not know what had gone wrong all of a sudden. I got into the bus because I thought it would be good to travel with a
number of people. I wrote down my home address and telephone number on a piece of paper and put it into my pocket. I chanted the Vishnu Sahasranamam continuously. When I reached my house, a doctor who lived close by saw me and enquired, “What is it? Are you not well?” He took me
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Narrated by Chandrasekara Sarma
Writer R. Venkatasami
Typed by Varagur Narayanan
Thanks Kumudham Life

During Maha Periyava’s Kasi Yatra a milkman used to supply milk every day to the camp. He did not know who Maha Periyava was or His greatness to get his blessings Image
as he was a Marathi and not heard about Him. He dutifully supplied milk every day. His wife fell ill and her health deteriorated rapidly. He took her to the doctor and the doctors there diagnosed her as having a type of cancer which cannot be cured as it was in an advanced stage.
He became very sad. Yet he continued to bring milk to the camp everyday. The helpers in the Matham seeing him, knew something was wrong with him, so enquired. He told about his wife’s diagnosis and that the doctors had told him to give any food she desired to eat as her days
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Narrated by Sri Salem Ravi

A person who was working for a company at Ambattur had lots of problems in his life! Sick wife, useless children to name a few. He had a friend who was Maha Periyava’s devotee.
The friend advised the person, “Instead of going through the Image
trauma of facing your difficulties alone, go to Kancheepuram. Have darshan of our Maha Periyava once. All your difficulties will vanish at that instant”. The person listened to this advice and came to Kancheepuram. He thought, “Even Kings from different parts of the world,
Presidents and also poor peasants come for Maha Periyava’s darshan. There will be lots of people around Periyava all the time. In the midst of all the crowd, how can I go near Him and explain my problems”. He got out the bus and reached the Sri Matham. Big Surprise! There was
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Author: Raa. Ganapathi
Book: Maha Periyavalh Virundhu

Paramacharya used to quote the Tamil saying ‘Feed everyone without any distinction’ (yaarukkum idumin, avar ivar ennanmin யாருக்கும் இடுமின், அவர் இவர் எண்ணாமின்) and explain that no distinction of any kind Image
must be entertained in offering food. He would be delighted to explain the Keralite tradition of feeding even the thieves at night! This custom existed in the place called Cherukkunnam, Kerala, in the Annapurani temple. After feeding the bhaktas in the temple, food packets were
prepared and kept tied to the trees in the night, for the use of any prowling thieves. Paramacharya also took delight in explaining the reference in the Sangam Literature of how the Chera king Udhiyan Cheraladhan earned the name Perum Sotru Cheraladhan (the king who was the chief
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Periyava was an incarnation of God Himself and He followed all the daily rituals and observed all the vrathams to make sure He set an example for all us.
Aippasi pooram is the Janma Nakshatram of Kamakshi Amman. On this day, Periyava does milk Abhishekam for Devi Image
Kamakshi. As usual on this day, as soon as Periyava woke up, He bathed and completed His daily rituals and Pooja. He did not drink a single drop of water until then.
Without further delay He started walking towards Kamakshi Amman temple. Periyava’s disciples carried milk and
Periyava carried milk in His wooden pot. It was 4 o’clock in the evening.
Periyava without drinking even a drop of water was walking to Kamakshi Amman temple. He could take Bhiksha only after returning to SriMatham after having darshan and seeing the abhishekam at the temple.
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Author: SriMatham Balu Mama
Source: Maha Periyaval Darisana Anubhavangal Vol. 2
Compiled by Jagadguru Sri Maha Periyava - Kanchi Paramacharya/Fb

Sri Maha Periyava was giving darshan to devotees in the Kumbakonam Matham after completing His ChandraMouleeswara pooja. Image
A farmer who was connected to the SriMatham came rushing to Him with anxiety and fell at His legs and wailed, "Save my son, Kadavule (God)!"

Periyava asked one of His assistants to find out what happened. The farmer had only one son. When he was taking food, a snake had climbed
up his body and slithered away. The boy had fainted with fear. It was not possible to ascertain whether the snake had bitten the boy. Usually snake bites were countered with the chanting of certain mantras by people who were skilled at it but there was no one nearby who knew the
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Author: Mrs Seetha Chidambaram
My mother Mrs. M.S. Chidambaram and her mother visited Paramacharya of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham in 1952 at a Siva temple in Mambalam to ask and receive His benign blessing before Sri M.A. Chidambaram Image
started to build the Adyar House at Kotturpuram, Madras. The Paramacharyal greeted the proposal heartily. He recalled His stay many times at the residence of Mrs. Chidambaram's father in Konapet in Chettinad and reminisced His carrying her as a baby.
At this meeting, His Holiness
was seated under the Nelli tree. Suddenly Nelli fruit got dislodged and fell on the ground. His Holiness asked my mother to eat the fruit remarking that it would taste sweet. Then He blessed her and granted her wish. He said that the house to be built at Kotturpuram will be
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Author: Radha Ramamoorthy, Pudukottai (in Tamil)
Source: Maha Periyaval Darisana Anubhavangal Vol.2
Compiled by Jagadguru Sri Maha Periyava - Kanchi Paramacharya/Fb

This happened at a village near Villupuram. A man from the Narikurava tribe who was camping there Image
decided to commit suicide due to family complications. He came to the railway station and stretched himself on the platform, with the intention of jumping onto the rails when the next train came.
The man slept in a place nearby thinking about this in his mind. He had a dream-like
vision, wherein a sage appeared before him and said, "You need not end your life. Come and see me. I shall grant you peace." He woke up with a start. A wave of freshness spread through his body. It occurred him to search for the sage who came in his dream. He sold the gold ring
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Narrated by Sri Balu Mama
Source: E-book In the Presence of the Divine Vol II
There was a very poor old lady by the name Parvati. She made her living by selling Kolam (rangoli) books. She had drawn many different kinds of kolam, printed it all in a little book and Image
went from door to door selling it, priced it at fifty paise. She made a rupeeor two every day and managed somehow. She was among those that put up in thatched huts near Periyava’s camp. She did not compromise with her orthodoxy. She would follow the camp. A cluster of huts would
come up near the camp and such devotees would stay on near the camp for Periyava’s darśan. Every day she was given a small quantity of rice grain and along with a brinjal or a handful of green vegetable which she procured, she would cook herself one frugal meal. She came to give
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#uthiramerur #Modi #NewParliamentBuilding #MahaPeriyava
While performing Bhumi Puja of the New Parliament building, our PM mentioned about a place known as Uthiramerur. There's some very good information about the Democratic Processes in ancient Bharateeya cities and villages! Image
Uthiramerur (TamilNadu) is a model of Democracy! Uthiramerur is situated in Kancheepuram District, about 90 kms from Chennai. It has a 1,250-year old history! There are three important Temples. The three Temples have a large number of inscriptions, notably those from the reigns Image
of Raja Raja Chola (985-1014 CE.) his son Rajendra Chola, and the Vijayanagar Emperor Krishnadeva Raya! During the period of Parantaka Chola [907-955 CE.] the village administration was honed into a perfect system, through elections by the people! In fact, inscriptions on Image
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Author: SriMatham Balu Mama
Source: Maha Periyaval Darisana Anubhavangal Vol. 2
Compiled by Jagadguru Sri Maha Periyava - Kanchi Paramacharya/Fb

A devotee who had been connected for long with the SriMatham was talking to Periyava. He was complaining about another Image
man saying, "That man is an utter kaarkotaka (the king of snakes)!"
After a moment’s silence,
Periyava said, "Do you mean he is good?"
The devotee could not understand. "I meant he is a kaarkotaka who has the dreadfully, poisonous venom..."

Periyava asked him: "You know
praatasmarana shloka?

Kaarkotakasya Naagasya Damayanthyaa Nalasya Cha
Rithuparnasya Raajarsheha Keerthanam Kalinaashanam

"Kaarkotaka, Damayanti, Nala, Rituparna just remembering them removes one of their sins. They are such punyavaans (sacred souls)."

The bhakta who had spoken
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Author: Prof S.Kalyanaraman, Neurosurgeon, Chennai
Source: Moments of a lifetime

The parents of a mentally retarded child went to Kancheepuram and told Maha Periyaval that the child was in a terrible condition and prayed to Him for some improvement in the child’s Image
condition. A conversation, more or less similar to what I report below ensued.
His Holiness: “Does the child suffer from pain?”
The parents replied “No”

His Holiness: "Does he ask for or refuse food?”

Parents: “No he eats whatever is given to him”

His Holiness: Is he mentally
distressed by his abnormality?”

Parents: “No, he is not even aware that he is different from others.”

His Holiness: “Our sages have done tapas (Meditation) for years to attain the equanimity of mind which your child has, to be free of want, free of pain, free of hunger and free
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Author: Prof S.Kalyanaraman, Neurosurgeon, Chennai
Source: Moments of a lifetime
Compiled by Jagadguru Sri Maha Periyava - Kanchi Paramacharya/Fb

This story was related to me by one of my patients from Coimbatore. Sometime in the 1960s when Maha Periyaval visited Image
Coimbatore, this gentleman offered poornakumbham as Periyaval came along the road. He told the Paramacharya “Periyaval may not remember but on the same road thirty years ago my father too offered poornakumbam to you when you came. Maha Periyaval said “Yes, but were you not living
in the opposite house at that time, and not in the present house?” For such a memory, the word superhuman is an understatement.
Once by accident we overheard a history and geography lesson at Kurnool. We were standing outside one of the huts of the Mutt camp and could faintly
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Narrated by Sri Balu Mama
Source: E-book In the Presence of the Divine Vol II

We lived in Mylapore then. Every morning and evening, twice a day, I would go to the Kapāleeśwara temple for Śiva darśan. Periyava would have bouts of pain in his chest. Ramakrishnaiyer, Image
the homeopath–he was not a doctor - would consult his Homeopathy dictionary and give some small white pills. Periyava would take the pills for two days or so and then would find some relief. That was the time when Ayyappa and Sabarimala were becoming popular. Crowds dressed in
black dhoti would come to the temple. We associate black clothes with DK (Dravida Kazhagam, a political party), so I was puzzled. I made enquiries and one of them said, “Oh, don’t you know! We are going to Sabarimala. Such a powerful diety! Those without children are blessed with
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There came a lady from Kerala who wanted to have the darshan of Mahaperiyava. When She was pregnant she fell down and got hurt on her head and from that day she often got fits. She lost her eyesight. They consulted their friend who was a Namboodri. He checked her Image
horoscope and gave assurance that she would get back her eyes and as per his advice she was advised to visit temples from guruvayurappan temple till Kumbakonam Thiruvidaimaruthur temple. So as per the advice of the nambudri she started on a pligrimage and reached Vaitheeswaran
Temple. There when the Gurukal showed the Aarti she slowly kept in our eyes and put rupees hundred as dakshina. Gurukkal was surprised and told her that that this was not rs 10 note and it was it was 100 rupee note. They lady said it doesn't matter. Suddenly the Gurukul asked if
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Sri Lakshminarayanan, an elderly gentleman 76 years old, living at Maangadu, is blessed to have been staying with Sri Mahaperiyava and performing services to Him for over 40 years. Here is a share of his experience.
Sri Kanchi Maha Periyava was walking along with Image
devotees. Near Luz, Cadres of Dravida Kazhagam were standing with sticks and woods to provoke Him and His devotees. People like T.T.K, Sadasivam were standing tensed and having palpitations thinking about that they would not be able to tolerate if something untoward were to
happen to Sri Maha Periyava.  They requested Sri Maha Periyava not to proceed. Policemen were there for protection. In spite of this, worried about the safety of Him, they pleaded and requested Sri Maha Periyava not to proceed as they feared things might go out of hand. Sri Maha
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Narrated by Sri Balu Mama
Source: E-book In the Presence of the Divine Vol II
There were two brothers, inheriting their ancestral land, the northern and southern portions, which had to be divided between the two of them. The southern portion was more fertile and Image
yielded more while the northern one was less productive. Both wanted the southern portion and there was a quarrel over the division of the land.
Neither would give in and the quarrel worsened. Both refused to come to any kind of compromise, like drawing lots or something like
that. The younger brother wielded clout locally and so he got a band ready to support his claim over the southern portion. Suddenly one day, Periyava went to that village in the dead of the night and lay down on the pyol of the elder brother’s house. No one was aware of this.
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Today is #MahaPeriyava date of birth. He was born on 20.05.1894

Author: Prof S.Kalyanaraman, Neurosurgeon, Chennai
Source: Moments of a lifetime

The camp was at Sholapur at that time and one afternoon we arrived there. After lunch I was taken to Maha Periyaval’s presence. I was Image
told that He was suffering from high fever in addition to His earlier complaint of neck pain. He asked me to go ahead with the examination. I performed Shashtanga Namaskaram to Him first. He asked me why I was performing namaskaram. I replied “Before I examine every patient in my
clinic. I perform namaskaram mentally to you and pray to you that the patient should be cured. When you are yourself my patient now, to whom can I pray except to you and I should be successful in my treatment? His Holiness smiled and said “Go ahead”.

After completing the
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The Sage of Kanchi
Author: Shri A.R.Lakshmi Narayanan, Chennai
Source: Moments of a lifetime

I cannot explain why, but I had the sudden overwhelming urge to see the Sage. However, I had learnt the previous day that the Vice-President of India, Honourable Sri Image
Shankar Dayal Sharma was to visit Kanchipuram that day. That morning, as I sat for my prayers, I wondered how I would get to see the Sage, with the Vice President there. As I closed my eyes in prayer, the sage appeared in my vision. At about 7 pm, that evening, I entered
Sri Matam with my family. I stood bare-footed, against the wall between the two rooms. One was the room where Pooja to the Lord Sri Chandramouleeswarar is performed by the Sage every morning. We were waiting very anxiously and eagerly for the arrival of the Sage for the
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Narrated by Srimatam Balu
There was this young lady, a sadhu by nature, deeply devoted to Periyava and would often come for darśan. She was quiet, never asked for anything or spoke about herself. She married and settled down. When Periyava was camping in Chennai, he Image
was walking through T. Nagar one day. This young lady lived there. She came out of her house when Periyava walked down that street, prostrated to Periyava. “Periyava must be gracious to give me his pādukas” she said. It was mid-day and blistering hot.
“How shall I walk if I give
you my pādukas?”
“Here, Periyava,” said the lady in readiness and placed another pair she had brought with her, at Periyava’s feet.
“Why! I thought that I was smart, but she is smarter than I thought I was! She has never asked me anything for herself.” Periyava stepped out his
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