Celebrated cartoonist Shri Keshav Venkataraghavan of ‘The Hindu’ in his own words posted in Sage of Kanchi in Facebook.
This work was blessed by Periyava. An electrifying experience. This is the culmination of various darshans in the past. 1989, to be precise. When i began my career. He spoke humorously and taught me about the politics, and stunned me with questions which i did not even think of. A time when you crumble to dust before his presence.He blessed me with a mattai thengai, which i preserve to this date. This painting was shown to him in 1993, immediately after it was completed. There was a huge crowd. Thought it was impossible to get his darshan. I had this work with me which was quite big. One of his disciples saw this and took it inside. It was inside with Periyava for more than an hour when we stood in the queue outside. When it was our turn, The disciple showed it to Him. They put a garland around it, and was returned to me.
His comments for the above drawing — ” yes,Sir. It was my sketch for Charukesi’s story for the Friday page. It was indeed a blessed occasion. I was searching for Periyava’s pictures. Thought it would be really difficult to find a picture of Periyava appreciating music with the thaalam. But when you have his blessings, it happens. I had to search nowhere. The first picture in google search had this picture of Periyava. 🙂 ”
Another of His painting which was blessed by Him:
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