Outstanding Photo-Diary from Sri Mahaswami Trust, Bombay

I have been getting the diaries published by the trust. This is a picture diary – large sized pictures in a very high quality paper – with lots of important dates, facts, activities about Sri Matam etc.

As the technology improves, the quality of the pictures are improving as well. Last year most of the pictures were basic B&W photos enlarged….This time, they have enhanced the old pictures, added some rare photos, very beautifully colored – absolutely gorgeous. I am simply surprised at the quality of the work- skin tone, color of rudraksha was well restored….Being a technical guy, I am still figuring out how they did this!

If you remember, the photo I posted in the post titled “vaanam paarthan sivalingam” with a picture that was digitally touched, colored – looks just awesome….

Out of temptation, I am posting just a couple of photos….If you need this diary, here is the information about the publishers

Sri Kanchi Mahaswami Trust, B-701 Godrej Colieseum, Sion-Chunabhatti, Mumbai – 400022. Ph: 022-2404-4006

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  1. Nadamadum daivam.we are in this BARATHA BHOOMI because of hisblessings.

  2. Thanks for letting us know Mahesh.

  3. For those in USA, the above diary can be had from the KKSF. Last week they brought 2 dozens to NC and were sold out!

  4. Sri Mahesh, am nothing before devotees like you and many more.

    This pictures were released by Sri G Vaidyanathan, ardent devotee of Periayva, fondly called “Vaitha” and given with description when i saw your posting, those pictures was just next to me, immediately i took it and written the description.

    Myself seen Periyava only twice, one in early chilldhood below 5 years, in Ayodhya Mandapam, West Mambalam, Chennai, giving Theertha Prasadham, i also got it, nothing i know about Periyava and little later in Kancheepuram when my parents took me, Periyavaa is in a hut, i saw Periyava from distance, and we have been introduced as Grand Daughter (my mother) of MahaMahoPathyaya Brimhasri Yagyaswami Sastrigal of Kumbakonam (1876 -1940), who is the grandson of Mannarkudi MahaMahoPathyaya Raju Sastrigal (1815-1903) (a.k.a. Mannarkudi Periyava). Those moments are still in my memory.

    There after i never had darshan of Periyava. Am still crying how i have wasted my life so long. My longing for periayava darshan growing day by day and periayava was so Karunyamurthy gave me darshan in my dreams in last few years..

    Periayava “Cycle Pedal” theory all know. Because of our forefathers punya karma, we all still better in life.

    I humbly accept your project. I don’t know how am going to fare on that? if Periyava allows things will falls in place.

    Periyava Saranam

  5. Thank u verymuch for the information sir.

  6. Thank you very much Sir. I shall get in touch with the above address
    for getting a copy.

    Balasubramanian NR

  7. Sir, Please find attached a set of black and white photos of Mahaswami coloured. I am sure every one will like it. With regards, Bhaskaran

  8. Amazing quality pictures. Thanks for sharing the contact information

    Jaya Jaya Shankara, Hara Hara Shankara
    Jaya Jaya Shankara, Hara Hara Shankara

  9. Excellant pictures.

    The first picture is Periyava with devotees at Sri. T. R. Muthuswamy’s house in Tanjore West Street on 7th July 1933.

    The Second picture is abhishekam of Periyava being performed by Mayavaram Sri Krishna Sastri in Calcutta in 1935.

    Periyava Saranam

    • wow!! you’re able to recognize people, placs from 30s??? amazing…..I have a project for you – i intend to sort all mahaperiyava pots by year….right now, there is no such order……also try to spot some known faces in such photos!! can you help?

  10. Thanks for the information Sir ..

  11. Very nice. But to me Black and White conveys the reality better. Jaya Jaya Shankara, Hara Hara Shankara!

  12. karunai in his eyes wonder

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