Experience of Shri S.Rajah Iyer, one of our blog readers, with Mahaperiyava

I was always taking Hisblessings before I join any position.It was 1979..I am an MBA and was doing well as a GM of a Mahalingam’s co and because of my integrit,honesty and hardwork I was very popular amidst Textile Cos in Coimbatore.Thee was one P.K.Doraisamy,a very Honest IAS who wanted to turn the sick NTC Mills into a money spinner.Thanks to PKD I was selcted as Gm of Rengavilas Mills with 1000 workers.I didnt accept the position as I wanted to take His blessings.

It was Dec19179..Mahaperiyavaa was camping in Ugar,near Pune.I had booked by train from Bangalore to Ugar on a particular date.The train leaves at 9PM from Blr via Belgaum.I took a State Transport Bus from Chennai at 8AM so that I will go to Blr by bus andcatch this train.My bus met with an accident near Vellore.

Time was running out and we were in Vellore till 7 PM.

The arranged another Bus and when we reached Blr it was 3 AM.I missed the train..

I took another train and reached Ugar next day morning at 6 AM.I was surprised by the reception at the station of Ugar Sugar Fac officers..”Saab..Swamiji Dheknekeliye Madras se..”They gave all the help and I went and prostrated befoe Maha periyava.It was a bit cold and He was sitting under a nice Pillayar.Many visitors were there,particularly one Krishnaswamy of Asian bank.

Whn I prostrated(He knows me only as Son of Rajah Iyer)He enquired ‘why yo have come?”

I said “I have got this Job as GM in Rengavilas Mills.I want to join after seking Periyavaa’s Blessings..”

He was evr smiling as susual.He asked Krishnaswamy”Enna ithu nall velaiya?Cheralama?”

He said”At this young ageif he joins as GM he might even become an MD sooner..It is good..He can..”

Mahaperiyavaa was a bit silent.”Evvaluvau ambala?”

I said …”….”

Periyavaa was again silent for a few mts.Nishabdham…

“Ithunoondu Paiyyan.Ivvaluvu sambathikiraan.Enna Annadurai Iyengar.Neththu BelgaumleVeda school aarambichele.Evvaluvu pasanga?”

Annadurai Iyengar comes and tells Him”!2 per”

“Enna Vayasu”

“12 to 13 irukkum”


Mahapeiyavaa  “Ithunoondu pasangalai 12 to 13 vaysile pidichchu,kudumiyai vachchukka cholli..Rupai 100 kooda kodukkamudiyama,Vedam Kaththukkonna Eppadi Kaththupaanga..”

I imm understood His agony..I prostrated and said “Periyavaa ennai evvaluvu Kodukka cholelo Nan Kodukkare..”

Smiling He said..”Nee Onnum Pannavendaam.Unga appa Neraiya Panniirukkar.Krishnaswamy ivar appa illainna namba Madam peyaraiye kedukkaparthargal..Iva appa ennai athigam Vanthu Paththathu illai.Aaanal avr Kunnakudi adigalar Madaththai paththi Assembly thappa pesina odene,Rajah Iyer ezhunthirunthu avar pesiyathi ‘Thappunnu’proove panni,apology vankachonnar..Athunale..Nee Onnum panna vendam..Velele Poi Cheru..”He blessed me..

I was in tears…

When I came this side Baalu mama told me”Lucky you didnt come Yesteday,It was moolam.He wdnt have talked so much”(See how I missed the train!

Within a year I did a very good job at Rengavilas Mills but I didnt like the Govt co.I went to Nigeria.Earned a lot and there also I usd to conduct Periyava Jayanthi evry year.In 1985 I had published a Jayanthi souvenir and distributed to all Indians (I have copies if anyone wishes) When I cam on a vacation I went with a cheque for Rs10000 to Mahagaon.Annadurai Iyengar was there.He said”Lucky you have at ritght timePeriyavaa is about to go into NIshta”

Mahaperiyavaa asked me”Looking at the cheque of Rs10000…inthango Annaduraiiengar..yetho aasai padaran.eduththukongo..”

Periyavaa asked them to bring a picture of His(a pose taken on the river bed)and put some kukum and gave it to me..”

That picture is the centre piece in my Pooja room..

I have never looked back.

Both my daughters are married and well sttled.

Both of them got scholarships..For Undergraduate studies..Elder to Princeton Younger to Harvarad(if any one family has got such a gift..it is certainly due to His anugraham only ..what else,as I used to take them to Kanchipuram when they were young..

These episodes will stand the test of time even in 3012..whoever reads them to know Mahaperiyavaa was God HImself..

None in USA wd believe that a joker in Chennai is talking about Princeton and Harvard for UG studies with Full Scholarship..

In my own family none believes it cd happen..

I believ firmly it wd happen,privided I submit eveytime I have a good thing happening to me to dedicate it to His lotus Feet!

Categories: Devotee Experiences

13 replies

  1. can you please bless me with a copy of that Jayanthi Souvenir? N S Padmanabhan-C-3/Flat No.206, Tripura Lokdhara,Kalyan(e), Dist :Thana, Maharashtra State-Pincode-421306, Contact No.+91-8898823783Hara Hara Sankara, Jaya Jaya Sankara. Hara Hara Sankara, Jaya Jaya Sankara. Hara Hara Sankara, Jaya Jaya Sankara. Hara Hara Sankara, Jaya Jaya Sankara

  2. I am an ardent devotee of Mahaperiyava and i too want to have that souvenir with the blessings of periyava. Presently i am in usa and i will be back to chennai (Besant nagar)in December.I will meet you in person and get it by Peryava anughraham.

  3. Hara Hara Sankara, Jaya Jaya Sankara. Hara Hara Sankara, Jaya Jaya Sankara. Hara Hara Sankara, Jaya Jaya Sankara. Hara Hara Sankara, Jaya Jaya Sankara. Hara Hara Sankara, Jaya Jaya Sankara. Hara Hara Sankara, Jaya Jaya Sankara. Hara Hara Sankara, Jaya Jaya Sankara. Hara Hara Sankara, Jaya Jaya Sankara. Hara Hara Sankara, Jaya Jaya Sankara. Hara Hara Sankara, Jaya Jaya Sankara. Hara Hara Sankara, Jaya Jaya Sankara.

  4. Indeed a very nice experience and sir u r blessed. can anyone let me know y periyava wont talk during moolam ?? any particular reason?
    thx in advance

  5. This forum affords sharing of one’s experience with Maha Periyaval and get HIS Blessings.
    I consider this as a DIVINE GIFT,
    Hara Hara Sankara,
    jaya Jaya Sankara.

  6. Dear Shri Rajah Iyer,

    My sincere pranams to you. Am too small before your age and experience with Maha Periyava.

    My name is Swaaminathan Narayanan hailing from East Tambaram, Chennai. Am a new entrant to this blog and as one of the ardent devotees of Maha Periyava, I cherish reading and knowing anything about Maha Periyava, It will ever be interesting and enticing for me to read about Maha Periyava how much ever times it may be reading the same article. All the people in this forum are so blessed, where Maha Periyava is the binding force making us unite. Would be more interested to obtain a copy of the souvenir which you had published in hard copy form. That would be a priceless treasure for me, whatever cost it takes am willing to pay if you could kindly courier it to me. While reading it in e-form is a pleasure, preserving the souvenir carrying the images of Maha Periyava in hard copy form for life is a boon. My mobile No. is 72999 31927, email address : swaaminathan.narayanan@gmail.com, address : F4, Jayam’s Varalakshmi Homes, 12/23, Anjaneyar Koil Street, East Tambaram, Chennai – 600059. If Maha Periyava willing, I would receive a copy of it.

    With profound regards
    Swaaminathan N

  7. Dear Shri Rajah Iyer,

    You email address is not visible. Can you please email me the souvenir to suresh.gm@gmail.com?

    Thank you very much.

  8. Kahanam,
    Yes my father was an MLC representing TEachers.He has rarely gone to see Mahaperiyavaa excepting in 1962 when Periyavaa came on Patnapravesam to Ramnad.My father’s younger brother Adhi Narayanan was always with Periyavaa and he used to carry out all His commands in that area.He was responsible to rebuild the Navapashanam at Devipatnam and the Sankara Mutt at Rameswaram.Shri Viswanathan and my chithappa only used to celeberate Periyavaa’s Jayanthi @ Rameswaram every year in a grand manner.We all used to contribute.My father was always helping his younger brother but his outstanding speech when Kundrakudi Adigalar made some remarks about Kanchi Mutt to forced Adigalar to apologise to my father.That made Mahaperiyavaa to send special Prasadam to my father all the way to Ramnad..

    Thanks to Mahaperiyavaa’s anugraham so many of you are interested in that souvenir.I can email the pages as I have scanned them and you can get them printed.I see one Gentleman from Besant Nagar.My Mobile no is 9840083124 in Vibha apts,Ooorur Kuppam Road,5th ave., Besant Nagar and I can send it across one copy if you want.

    For all the other devotees and Mahesh also,pls read the Sathabdhi souvenir(1993)where in my article “Experiences of an ardent devotee by Rajah Iyer Surianarain wd be more touching and infact unbelievable.I wd request Mahesh to cut that article and paste it here so that all such articles can be in one place..Mahesh can you pls kindly correct some mistakes in this article also ‘like ambala’ instead of sambalam tc.,sorry for the mistakes made in a hurry and my eys were chokd when I wrote that spontaneously,as I also had similar experiences..I never used to drink even water if I go to see Mahaperiyavaa,till I get a Darshan..whatever no of hrs it might take!
    In conclusion I can tell only onething..
    I sincerely feel that whatever I possess is His..I am only giving a tiny portion as a token of love.This I used to share with Shri Annadurai Iyengar mama,with whom I was closely associated in Veda Rakshana NIdhi Tust and Shri Rajagopala Mama who was in NIgeria and retd as Air India Fin Controller.I can never forget Annadurai Iyengar mama’s single minded devotion for Mahaperiyavaa and exceution of all His orders walking in the hot sun’without any slippers even.’He was closely associated with Nani Palkiwala who was always the Chairman of this Trust.

    Pls email me for the copies to

    I will send you the copies.
    Placing all I have at His lotus feet.

  9. I think that the author is the son of Sri. Raja Iyer, who served as MLC, member of Upper House. Legislative Council during those days. Was he a teacher? Is the author addressed in the caption as per his surname? Sir, if you are in Chennai now, I would like to get a copy of the souvenir you published on Maha swamigal in 1985. That should be priceless. My address: M.Narayanan, “Sri Chakra”, M-30(GF). Third Main Road, Besant Nagar, Chennai 600 090. E-mail: kahanam@yahoo.com Mobile: 9444024606 During this month, when Adi Shankara Jayanthi and Maha PeriyavaL Jayanthi come together, it is extremely auspicious to read about your great experience with and Blessings from Maha PeriyavaL. May God bless you! What is impossible in the World when Maha PeriyavaL is with you?

  10. Wow.. great experience… I dont know why i was into tears when i read this… Sir please, please, please send me a copy of souvenir, I stay in Bangalore , my email id is expresshan@gmail.com . Mobile # 91 97403 29997. My postal address # Shaan Shanmugam , s/o Komalan, # 6/12, D’street, Near Sri Renuka devi Temple, Shanthinagar, Bangalore – 560027

  11. Namaskaram Sir, I also would like to get a copy of that Souvenir. Am in Chennai. Are you still in Nigeria sir?

  12. Shankara. Amma. Shri Rajah Iyer, can you please bless me with a copy of that Jayanthi Souvenir? My address is 380 Auburn Way, Apt #7, San Jose, CA 95129. Shankara.

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