Couple of months back, Shri Ravi Venkataraman commented in our blog that he has a book on how to do puja for Mahaperiyava. I was so curious and requested him to send me a copy. Book was promptly sent – I quickly glanced at it – it was a puja vidhanam..I didn’t read it fully. I wrote a note thanking him for sending this.
A week back, I started reading this book and ended up calling Shri Ravi and he narrated me how this book came to this shape. The entire poorvanga, utharanga puja is about Mahaperiyava. This book was fully blessed by both the Periyavas. HH Pudhu Periyava blessed with Sri Mukham. HH Balaperiyava helped Shri Ravi with a very well-known/read Ganapadigal to chant this for the audio version to benefit all of us. The entire book was proof-read/corrected by Dr Radhakrishna Sastrigal, an authority in Sanskrit and the author of HH Pudhu Periyava ashtotram.
While writing this book, Mahaperiyava came in Shri Ravi’s dream and asked him to include anga puja to represent all chakras in our body – what a blessing! Shri Ravi is so humble that he doesn’t even want to be called as an author etc – he calls himself a mere “compiler” and leaves all the credit to none other than Mahaperiyava.
As I understand this book was distributed both in India (at our matam) and abroad and currently out of stock…Here are the links to the audio files:
- Intro by Shri Ravi – Listen Download
- Main puja – Listen Download
- Mahaperiyava Sricharana Smrithi – Listen Download
- Pudhu Periyava Ashtotrams – Listen Download
Since we have lots of devotees doing puja regularly, this book should be used to structure our puja to do it right and get the blessings.
Thank you Shri Ravi Venkataraman for your time and sending this great book.