Mahaperiyava Visual Ashtothra Namavali



This has been a project in my mind for more than a year. Every time I chant Periyava Ashtothram, some of these images run through my mind. I had always wanted to create a visual collection relating to the ashtothram. For some reason, it was getting pushed a lot…Finally two weeks back, I spent some time to do this. Spent some time in creating some images etc. Many of the photos (at least to me) seem relevant that namavali. However, there are some namavalis for which we can’t really tie a photo – so, I picked a generic photo for them….If the whole thing looks good, it is all because of the blessing of Periyava. If something doesn’t look good, it is because of me – lack of Sanskrit knowledge etc.

Thanks to my friend RV Padmanabhan to help me with Sanskrit words/meanings and Mrs Lalitha for typing these namavalis in Unicode.

For the first time, I made a video from a powerpoint presentation – learnt something new today!

Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara


Categories: Periyava TV

28 replies

  1. Not able to access the video now. Has it been removed?

  2. Great Job.a visual treat for all periyava devotees..maha periyava sharanam!!!!

  3. Very great effort. Very appropriate Images of Maha Periyava to suit the Naamaas in Ashththram. May Maha Periya’s Blessings be ever on you! Jaya Jaya Shankara, Hara Hara Shankara!

  4. Thanks a lot for this effort and spreading the greatness of Our most beloved Mahaperiava.I am not competent to make suggestions but felt audio pronounciation of ashtothra would greatly added to the beauty

  5. Excellent work

  6. Brilliant. Thanks a lot for providing this visualization.


  8. Superrrrrrrrrrrr. Btw, the chant stops after 3 min. Is it designed that way? If possible pl extend it till the end

  9. What a tribute to the One to whom no tribute is complete or sufficient! Only a true devotee can even imagine, let alone offer, these “Mantrapushpam” to Sri Maha Periyava!

  10. It has come out very well, since the devotee is Mahesh. Once again you have established that you are a ardent devotee of Shri Kanchi Madam.
    Jaya Jaya Sankara ! Hara Hara Sankara!

  11. Mr.Mahesh,

    Great attempt !!! Even for a lay man like me the way you attached the images helps to understand. Thanks a lot.

    A suggestion please {Not a criticism at all} I know it is an visual treat….

    1. Audio – If you can play the exact pronunciation it will help to say the way it should be recited.
    2. Below the image if you can add the meaning for each it will be very useful.

    Note: If you can accept I can also find the meaning for each and send it to you. Please do let me know.

  12. Dear Sri Mahesh : It is a well prepared, imaginative audio visual. I was moved to tears. God bless you.

  13. Great attempt and most of them represent the namavali. Worth preserving this.

  14. very very nice and apt mahesh. Hats off to you. Jaya Jaya shankara. Hara Hara shankara!

  15. very very apt pictures..thank you


  17. Excellant, Very good. It comes out so well. Several of them exactly fits the photos. Can we get the text of these namavalis for taking printout for chanting.

    Periyava Saranam

  18. Sir,
    This visualisation of the namavali makes me feel very close to my heart even without knowing the Sanskrit language. Fantastic.

  19. excellent service. Without Mahaperiyava’s paripoorna blessings, one cannot always think about doing these things. mahaperiyava charanam.

  20. no words to express………. tears…… wonderful job… thank you so much for sharing….,mahaperiva saranam

  21. simply superb

  22. Excellent work. Yesterday only jayanthi n myself (Jayanthi) was talking about this. Great job can’t express our gratitude.

  23. This is indeed a wonderful work mahesh!!! Totally His grace and inspiration, as you mentioned. thank u

  24. very good.
    jaya jaya shankara hara hara shankara

  25. Splendid!

  26. This is excellent, Mahesh! Thanks for the treat.

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