‘Om Namo bhagavathe kamakoti chandrasekharaya’ – Shri Ravi Venkatraman’s experience

Shri Ravi Venkatraman is an engineer from BITS, pilani. He got attracted to Mahaperiyava from his childhood days itself. He had the good fortune of spending his college summer vacations with Mahaperiyava’s camp. He shares all those experience with us. He has also written a book ‘Sagunopasana(Pooja vidhanam)’ on Mahaperiyava.

Highlights:

  • His mother Smt Jayalakshmi’s experiences
  • The meeting point of Grace and Karma
  • ” 33×3333 ” – Gayathri’s significance
  • Sri Dattatreya swami
  • Acharyal’s ‘Subramanya bhujangam’ – 3 times a day

Our sincere thanks to the interviewer Shri Ravi Gurunathan from Trichy for this interview.



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29 replies

  1. I tried the email address of mr. Ravi Venkatraman. It bounced back.

  2. Enna koduthu vechirukka ivallam Atleast idha pakkara kekkara bhagyamavadu kedaichirukke. Naangagalum Om namo bhagavathe kamakoti Chandrashekaraya namam chant pannarome Thanks a lot.

  3. its really fantastic to hear his experience with maha periava

  4. Ravi,
    I had sent e-mail to you requesting for a copy of the book; hope you had received by e-mail; I am eager to buy the book; I live in Toronto; my e-mail ID: vraghavan@rogers.com
    Periyavaa Charanam
    Raghavan
    Toronto

  5. The puja vidhanam was provided on kanchiforum few years ago and the link is http://www.kanchiforum.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2696. The ashtottara shatanamavali as followed in Sri Matam is available at http://www.kanchiforum.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2706.

  6. I read through your comments taking my time today after recovering from the travel fatigue. Though I feel blessed, I do not think that I am a true devotee of His Holiness, when compared to the great souls who served His Holiness. The true devotees of our Pujya Mahaswami are people like Pradosham mama, his brothers Ghatam Vinayaram and Subash mama, and others like Ramadurai mama. I cannot fathom the scintillating service of Sri. Arakonam Balu mama towards His Holiness for offering vilvam by cycling 60 kms a day. Mettur Swamigal’s service and sacrifice is also extraordinary. and the list of true devotees go on…

    Kanchi Maa Munivar adiyaarkkum adiyen…

    Ravi

    • Dear sir I am venkatavijayan son of raja of etaiyapuram. I saw your experience with mahaperiyawa in you tube.I will be happy if you can talk to me.I live in Tirunelveli.my number is 9443368119.Please reply sir

      regards

      venkatavijayan

  7. Sri. Balasubramanian,

    Thank you for your nice wishes. We published 1000 copies of the book originally. Most of them were given at the mutt. The publisher does not have any copies. Please send your information to the email address I provided. I can ask my family to mail the copies I have in India. I have only 10 copies left in India.

    Thank you.

    Ravi

  8. Thank you Mr Ravi for giving us an opportunity to hear the great version. Really you are a blessed
    soul. Can we have the address of the publisher in Chennai, so that, if it is not available in the Mutt,
    it can be obtained through them.. My mail id is nannilam_balasubramanian@yahoo.co.in
    Jaya Jaya Shankara Hara Hara Shankara

    Balasubramanian NR

  9. Hello All,

    Thanks for your comments. I am thankful for this opportunity to speak my experience here.

    The puja vidhanam (sagunopasana) book should be available at Kanchi mutt. Please ask Pujya Sri. Bala Periyavaa for a copy.

    I have a few copies left with me in the US. I should be able to send to the people in the US. In India I may have only 10 books with me.

    If you cannot the book in Kanchi mutt, please let me know.

    You can email me at “sri,sadguru.puja@gmail.com” with your complete details.

    Thanks,
    Ravi

  10. திரு ரவி அவர்களே… ஒரு மணி நேரம், மிக தெளிவாக, தடங்கல் இல்லாமல் அருவி போல் வார்த்தைகள் வந்தன. பெரியவா அனுக்ரஹம்… 33 நாட்களுக்கு 3333 காயத்ரி.. சிரித்தபடியே பெரியவா கனவில் சொன்னா.. என்று சொன்ன்னீர்கள். 33 நாட்களுக்கு 33 காயத்ரி பண்ணவே உடம்பு வணங்கமாட்டேங்கிறது… என்னையும் சேர்த்து நிறைய பேருக்கு..இருந்தும், “பரவாயில்ல.. நான் சொல்றதுல 1 சதவீதமாவது செய்ய ஆசை படுகிறாயே..போகிறது..போ.”. என்று, அளவிலா கருணையை பொழிகிறது நம் மீது அந்த சர்வம்.. மேலும், நீங்கள் சொன்ன சுப்ரமண்ய ப்ஹுஜங்க விஷயத்தை, ஏற்கனவே வேறு ஒரு தளத்தில் படித்திருக்கிறேன். அன்றிலிருந்து, சரியாக 4 நாட்களில், அதை மனப்பாடம் செய்து, கிட்ட தட்ட 4 – 5 மாதமாக, தினமும் ஒரு முறையாவது சொல்கிறேன்..

    பெரியவா நினைச்சா.. அவாளுக்கு வந்துள்ள இந்த தடங்கலிலேருந்து க்ஷண நேரத்துல வெளில வந்துடலாம்.. அதுக்கும் மேல, பெரியவாளுக்கு பஞ்சு மெத்தையோ இல்லை கட்டாந்தரையோ..எல்லாம் ஒண்ணுதான். அந்த பரமேஸ்வர ஸ்வரூபம், எத்தனையோ பக்தாளுக்கெல்லாம், காருண்யத்தை அளவில்லாமல் பொழிகிறது.. தன்னோட நேர் சிஷ்யனா இருக்கற பெரிவாளுக்கு காருண்யத்தின் அளவிட முடியாத எல்லையாக அல்லவா இருக்கும்.

    நமது மனது தான்… மனுஷ மனது.. அனைத்தையும் உழப்பிக்கொள்ளும், என்றே தோன்றுகிறது..இருந்தாலும், “என்னோட கஷ்டத்துக்கு, நீ ஏதாவது பண்ணனுமா.. சரி, சுப்ரமண்ய புஜங்கம் சொல்லு.. என்று கனவில் பெரியவா வந்து சொல்லியிருப்பது”, எப்படி தோன்றுகிறது… இப்படி இருக்குமோ… அம்மா குழந்தைக்காக, ஓடி ஓடி எல்லாம் செய்கிறாள்… சற்று கால் வலிக்கிறது.. உட்கார்ந்து கொள்கிறாள்… குழந்தை வந்து.. அம்மா உனக்கு நான் கால் அமுக்கி விடட்டுமா…என்று கேட்கிறது.. அமுக்கியும் விடுகிறது.. அம்மாவுக்கு, குழந்தை அமுக்குவதெல்லாம் வலி போகுமா?.. இருந்தாலும், வாஞ்சையோடு, குழந்தையை மிக ஆசையாக பார்ப்பாள்.. இதை விளக்க வேண்டுமானால், ஒரு பக்கம் போதாது..

    பெரியவாளும், நமக்காகவே மனுஷ பிறவி எடுத்து வந்து, நம் வாழ்வு மேம்படவே, அல்லும் பகலும் கஷ்டப்படறா… சில நேரங்களில், உங்களை போன்ற பாக்கியம் செய்த குழந்தைகள் ஏதாவது செய்ய ஆசைபட்டால், அதையும் வாஞ்சையோடு ஏற்றுக்கொள்கிறார்கள். வேறென்ன.. பிறவிப்பயன்…

  11. thank you ,please guide me to get where can we buy the book Sagunopasana
    vms_gopalan@yahoo.co.in
    i am in chennai
    thank you sir

  12. Ravi,
    Thank you for sharing your experience. You are a bhaagyavaan for sure. Thank you for helping us picture Mahaperiyava in the rough terrains of Andhra, in the evening, in the natural setting. Though I may never experience the scene with him physically present, your description came the closest to such an experience. I live in the US too (went to Pilani as well) and I have a son who is 5 years old. I am, like you are, very concerned about how we could pass on this precious learning and experience in full or at least in part to him. The best solution, that dawned on me, is to move back to India lock stock and barrel. Moving back to India, taking care of one’s aged parents, and working towards the betterment of the punya theerthas (like you mentioned) can of course remedy the problem of continuing the lineage of the great saints within our own families.

    I watched this interesting short film on Youtube – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufvA_VNj–M . Clearly explains the plight of several hundreds of thousands of Indians in the US. I hope your prayers to Mahaperiyavaa will help us cross this American ocean by burning away the desire, for our entire families, to continue here, and with his mantra rebuild our breaking boats of Sastra and Aachara, and help us land in the lap of Bharata Mata, in whose service, we and our families can earn His true grace.

    भगवते दीनोद्धारिणे दक्षिणाभिमुखात्मने
    रामोत्तरकार्यधारिणे वारिणे दुःखतप्तानां
    पतितानां च मारगकारिणे स्वामिने श्रीकामकोटी
    चन्द्रमौलिने रक्ष मां तुभ्यं नमः

    • Ravi sir is blessed to have swapnams of perivaya and fortunate to act on it. I would like to get details on where the Sagunopasana book is available. Can you please direct?

  13. Ravi, Thanks for sharing your divine experience with Mahaperiyavaa; where can we buy the book Sagunopasana?

  14. What blessed souls are Shri Ravi and his family. Shankara.

  15. Mahesh – on one hand I am so thankful to you for such a wonderful one-stop shop of Mahaperivaa photos, videos and devotee experiences. on the other hand every time I watch a devotee experience I feel sad for being so far behind them in devotion and Mahaperivaa’s Grace. It’s circular logic. One needs Mahaperivaa’s blessings to get Mahaperivaa’s blessings. Blessed are those who somehow got into this circle,

  16. Sri Ravi Venkatraman is flying back to USA by 26th Jan 2013 early morning 2AM – Once he reaches his place he shall respond to the requests.

  17. i seem to remember both. they are very blessed persons. om haraharashankara jayajaya sankara. periavale charanam

  18. mahaperiva charanam

  19. If he is not blessed or proud what else can he be?

  20. Dear Sri Ravi Venkataraman: Namaskaram. From where can I get a copy of this book Sagunopasana (Pooja Vidanam) written by you? Kindly write back to me at your earliest convenience. With best regards, Sri Aiyer Raju Sreenivasan. My email address is: sriaiyerrs@gmail.com

  21. Sri Ravi Venkataraman: You are a Blessed Soul. To have (and to have had) HIS Grace in such abundance, you must be a very special person. My Namaskarams to you and to your parents too.

  22. Wonderful experiences. Can Have email id tel no of Shri Ravi. BITS is my Alma mator too. ( 1965-67). I had also taught in BITS ( 1967-71).My mail id is v.l.swaminathan@gmail.com

  23. I know blessed person Shri Ravi son of our LV Mama who has narrated himself the incident. the Karunamurthy’s yet another miracle. You can not forget the Gurunathar so you have finished the episode as thanks to Ravi Gurunathan instead Ravi Venkataraman ga Guruyo namaha Thangasubramanian

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