Mauni Amavasya Snanam @Maha kumbamela 2013

We all know about the Mahakumbamela. I recently learnt that taking a dip there with a guru on a mouni amavasya day is the ultimate opportunity to end the birth-death cycle. One of my friends were planning to join the Periyava team but had to back out due to lack of accommodation etc. Blessed are these folks who had this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity….

Jaya Jaya Shankara Hara Hara Shankara

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  1. Sri Periyava’s anugraha bhaashanam on Kumba mela

    • With Adhi Guru Blessings my eyes were allowed to see our Mahaguru abishekam on ganges and snanam in mahakumbamela to purify the ganges and us .
      Thanks for sharing and making us to view wiht furu pranams

      jaya jaya shnakara hara hara shankara
      kanachi shankara kamatchi adhiguru shankara
      ram ram
      sriram- sivaram

  2. Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos. My wife and self, along with my elder brother Prof V L Sethuraman and his wife AND our friend Shri K V Venkatasugramanian and his wife had a dip in Prayag on last Tuesday. We were passing through Allahabad some ten hours after the Allahabad Railway junction tragedy. This Kumbha mela is maha kumbha mela which occurs once in 144 years,

  3. It is one great blessing to have the photo of Periyava taking a dip “for all of us ” in the Maha Kumba Mela.and thank s a lot for the details on Mauni Amavasya too.

  4. nice to see a beautiful make over.


    Sent from Samsung tabletSage of Kanchi wrote:

  6. thank you

  7. Dear Sri.Mahesh,
    Thanks a lot for Periyava’s snaps and Thank you Smt.Vaidehi Devadhirajan for a very informative article about Mauni Amavasya.

  8. Namaskaram. I am an ardent reader / viewer of all the articles and videos and I truly appreciate your efforts in bringing Maha Periyava to our desk-top or to our lap-top.

    When I read about Mauni Amavasya…there was an article at the same time, spoken by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev. I thought I can share the same as He talks about the significance of Mauni Amavasya and how this time can be utilised by human beings to evolve to the next stage. May be you can read this and if you feel you can share it for all to benefit. I am just cutting and pasting it below. You need not mention the names. Just the information to be shared with all so that all can get the knowledge of this period and its benefits.

    I mentioned not to mention names because the site is about the one and only Maha Periyava and I had been reading all the comments, sometimes back which created some furore. Hence this request. But I could not keep away the excitement when I read about Mauni Amavasya as mentioned by Maha Periyava and Sadhguru’s talk which coincides. For me wherever and however i get to learn something for self-evolution, HE IS MY GURU.

    Pranam. Vaidehi Devadhirajan


    *Today is Mauni Amavasya, the last Amavasya before Mahashivarathri. Sadhguru looks at the significance of silence and the importance of this period in the year.*

    *Sadhguru:* The existence that one is able to see, hear, smell, taste, and touch through the five senses is essentially a product of reverberations, a play of sound or *nada*. The body and mind of a human being are also reverberations. But body and mind are not an end in themselves they are just the outer peel of a possibility. Most people do not go beyond the peel; they sit on the threshold of the doorway their whole lives. But the purpose of a doorway is to enter. To experience that which is beyond this doorway, the practice of silence is referred to as *maun*.

    The English word silence doesnt really say much. In the Sanskrit language there are many words for silence. Maun and *nishabd* are two significant words. Maun means silence as we generally know it you dont speak; it is an attempt to create nishabd. Nishabd means that which is not sound beyond body, mind and all creation. Beyond sound does not mean absence of sound, but transcending sound. *Silence is of the Core* Sound is of the surface, silence is of the core

    It is a scientific fact that existence is a reverberation of energy. All vibrations in human experience translate into sound. Every form in the creation has a corresponding sound. This complex amalgamation of sounds is what we are experiencing as creation. The basis of all sound is nishabd. Maun is an attempt to transit from being a piece of creation to the source of creation. This attribute-less, dimension-less and boundless state of existence and experience is the aspiration of yoga: union. Nishabd would suggest nothingness. The word nothing has a negative connotation. You would probably understand it better if you put a hyphen between no and thing; it is a no-thing.

    Sound is of the surface, silence is of the core. The core is a total absence of sound. Absence of sound means absence of reverberation, life, death, creation; absence of creation in ones experience leads to an enormous presenceof the source of creation. So, a space which is beyond creation, a dimension which is beyond life and death, is what is referred to as silence or nishabd. One cannot do this; one can only become this.

    There is a difference between practicing silence and becoming silence. If you are practicing something, obviously you are not that. Consciously aspiring for silence, there is a possibility of becoming silence. *An Opportunity to Transcend*

    Mauni Amavasya is the second after the winter solstice or the one before Mahashivarathri. It is a generally known fact even to illiterate farmers in our country that during the period of Amavasyaor new moon, sprouting of seeds and plant growth slows down. The sap in a plant faces an uphill task to reach the top and so it is in a human being who has a vertical spine. During these particular three months, from solstice to Mahashivarathri, the phase one of Uttarayana, in latitudes ranging from 0 to 33N, the impact of both full moon and new moon is in an enhanced state.

    Yogic traditions have various processes of making use of this assistance that nature is offering. One of these is to maintain silence from Mauni to Mahashivarathri. This period is of a much greater significance this year as it marks the twelve year solar cycle and there is a great influence upon all water bodies and water vortexes. Not to forget that our body is the most intimate water body that we know, it being over 70% water.

    Cycles of the solar and lunar systemare the basic concept of time in human experience. The choice of either riding the cycles of time or to be trapped in endless cycles of time is the choice one has to make. This time and day offers a great opportunity to transcend. _____________

  9. Sri Chandrasekhara Gurubyo namaha( Sringeri and Kanchi)

    Hara Hara Sankara Jaya Jaya Sankara.

    Dear Balaji VenkataRaman,

    Absolutely True and I continue with my things.

    Chandra Sekhara ChandraSekhara Pahimam,Chandra Sekhara ChandraSekhara Rakshamam

    Jagadesan iyer

  10. Gifted souls to take part in the Mauni Amavasya Snanam in Sangam along with Poojya Sri Jayendra Sarawathi Swamigal.during Maha Kumbamela..
    Hara Hara Sankara,
    Jaya Jaya Sankara.
    Tranquebar Nityanandan .

  11. Blessed to view.

  12. million thanks. blessed for the day

  13. Shankara.

  14. Thanks a lot for giving us the opportunity to view the Sankarachary’s sacred dip at Ganga during Maha kumbha.
    Jaya Jaya Sankara, Hara Hara Sankara.


  15. Thanks for the photos.
    We are all blessed.

  16. Moulau Ganga shashankau, kara caraNa talE shitalanga bhujangaha,
    Vame bhaghe dayadra , himagiri tanaya candanam sarvagAtre,
    Ittam shitam pabhutam, tava kanakasabha natha sodum kvashaktihi citte nirvida tapte,
    yadi bhavati na te nitya vaso madlyE.

    Jaya jaya Shankara , Hara hara Shankara, Kamakoti Shankara Kamakshi Shankara!

  17. Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos. We are really fortunate to see this.

    Jaya Jaya Sankara! Hara Hara Sankara!

  18. Thank you very much for giving these snaps of Kumbha Mela.We too feel we are also there.Our Pranams to Periyava. Hara Hara Sankara–Jaya Jaya Sankara, Kanchi Sankara Kama Koti Sankara,

  19. I may not fortunate enough to have that sacred dip along with the Sage but at least you made me fortunate enough to have the dharshan of His
    snanam. Thank you Shri. Mahesh.
    Jaya Jaya Sankara ! Hara Hara Sankara!.

  20. mahadeva saranam saranam guru padam

  21. Thanks a lot for making us to have Dharsan of Periyava’s Snan on this holy day of Maha Kumbamela.

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