HH Mettur Swamigal’s Adhishtanam Update

Mettur_Periyava1 periava with mettur.

As people near Him would know that He always had said “why people are coming to see me? Seeing me is not getting darshan – seeing me is like visiting Vandalur zoo and seeing” etc. I also heard that when people asks for anugraham, He used to say, “when I am not even qualified to be a sishya, how can I give anugraham to you?” etc…. He never considered himself as a Mahan, thapasvi etc. Our natural response is “He is so humble”. Even for that He had commented “it is funny people call me humble when I tell the fact” 🙂  So are His ways of defining Himself. பெரியவாளோட சிஷ்யராச்சே – அப்படித்தான் பேசுவார்!! For us He is someone who is one of the true disciples of Mahaperiyava. Also many who have interacted with Him would have noticed that He had not blessed anyone with two hands etc.

Mettur Swamigal on the day or few hours prior to siddhi showed an unusual way of behavior(in the positive tone), as I understand. He behaved very similar to Mahaperiyava Himself. He suddenly called someone to see if there are any “bakthas” waiting for “darshan”. When he asked, it was midnight 12 o’ clock!! When people went to the gate, there was actually someone waiting. They brought them inside and Swamigal blessed him and kindly asked if he had dinner etc and asked him to go to sleep etc. He asked few times if the devotee from USA had arrived or not. Once arrived, He dearly blessed the whole family with both hands raised.

Interstingly, about a week back, Swamigal called the Mahaperiyava thapovanam priest and told him that He is going to attain siddhi in 4-5 days!! This (secret – no longer!!) conversation happened when all others are actively pursuing all medical attention etc. He told him that linga prathista should be done and gave all detailed instructions on what should be done after His siddhi! He was waiting for something and holding his physical form until then – none of us can tell why and what…All I can say is whoever got darshan before He attained siddhi are blessed ones! Although my body was here in USA, my mind was in Govindapuram. From my part, I conveyed my namaskarams through Shivaraman, which was conveyed to Him. That is the best I could do. I hope He remembered me at that time.

Here is where His adishtanam is situated – soon a structure will come on top of this place. He and His guru are sitting right opposite to each other to bless us all.


I will share some more audio/video on Him shortly.

While I was typing this article, I had a chat with Kanjira Shri Ganesh Kumar, who recollected the days when he used to go do namaskarams to HH Mettur Swamigal when He used to stay in the matham. Kumar remembers the serene scene of Him sitting and doing thapas in His room.

Here is some more from Shri P Swaminathan:

ஸித்தி ஆன மேட்டூர் ஸ்வாமிகள் – ஜீவ சமாதி கொள்வதற்கு முன்னதாக அவரை ஒரு முறை தரிசித்து விட வேண்டும் என்று பகல் 11 மணிக்கு சென்னையில் இருந்து கோவிந்தபுரம் புறப்பட்டுப் போய் தற்போதுதான் இல்லம் திரும்பினேன்.

நான் மகா பெரியவாளை பார்த்ததில்லை; சிவன் சாரைப் பார்த்ததில்லை. ஆனால், இந்த இருவரையும் இவருக்குள் தரிசிக்க முடியும் என்பது என் திடமான நம்பிக்கை. அதை நான் அனுபவித்தேன்.

கோவிந்தபுரம் தபோவனத்துக்குள் நுழைந்ததும் திரளாகக் கூடி இருந்த பக்தர் கூட்டத்தில் இருந்து ஒரு நண்பர் – அங்கு பணி புரிபவர் என்னிடம் வந்தார் (தாம்பரத்தில் வசிப்பவர். என் மாமனாரிடம் ஷார்ட் ஹேண்ட் பயின்றவர். பெயர் சட்டென்று நினைவில் இல்லை). என்னிடம் வந்து, ‘சார்… உங்களுக்கு ஞாபகம் இருக்கா? முதல் தடவை நீங்க மேட்டூர் ஸ்வாமிகளை தரிசிக்க வந்தப்ப உங்க ரெண்டு பேருக்கும் ஒத்துப் போகலை… ஆனால், அப்புறம்தான் உங்களை ஒவ்வொரு தடவையும் கூப்பிட்டுப் பேசிண்டிருந்தார். நீங்களும் வர ஆரம்பிச்சேள்.’

ஆம்! மகா பெரியவா பக்தி என்றால், அப்படி ஒரு பக்தி மேட்டூர் ஸ்வாமிகளுக்கு. பெரியவாளைப் பற்றி ஒரு வரிகூட தவறாக இதழ்களில் வந்து விடக் கூடாது என்பதில் கவனமாக இருந்தார். வாழ்ந்தார்.

மேட்டூர் ஸ்வாமிகளுக்கு நடந்த அபிஷேகக் காட்சிகளைப் பார்த்தபோது அவர் ஸித்தி ஆகி விட்டார் என்பதை நம்ப முடியவில்லை. என்றென்றும் நம்முடன் இருந்து அந்த மகான் நம்மை வழி நடத்துவார்.

ஜய ஜய சங்கர ஹர ஹர சங்கர.

– பி. சுவாமிநாதன்

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21 replies

  1. Hold the feet of mahaperiyava and you will not fall prey to things that produce birth samskaras in us

  2. Just a thought.. If in life time if you get contact with any mahans please do not research thier sayings..blindly follow what they say.. it is hard to find a sanyasi of saraswati or bharati order.. please do not fall prey to wrong conclusions.. once you miss a golden fruit it will take several light years to get in contact with mahans.

  3. i was with madurai swamigal for sometime. i didnt realise his value while i was with him. such a great learnt saint. i didnt had the vision to understand his sayings. just recollecting his teachings and i am getting much wounded as i couldnt get in contact with him anymore. great saint equal to mahaperiyava + simplicity + ocean of knowledge. even a worst creature like me was put into path of advaita by him.

    • Respected Mahodaya,

      Can you tell us more of Shri Madurai Swamigal. Is there anyway way we can approach him for learning Vedanta? He is a great learned scholar par excellence, as said by Shri Mettur Swamigal himself. Kindly let me know, I would like to speak with you. It is an immense blessing, and my purva janma sukruta, if you can guide me on this. Otherwise, I have no intention of troubling anyone.
      I’ve sent you a message on Facebook!

      email: msb357du@gmail.com

      • Although I have heard about him, I have not met so far. I attempted once but didnt work. From what I heard, he doesnt see anyone normally. Unfortunately I dont have any contacts to help you. If i come across i will share here.

  4. feeling blessed to watch gurus adhishtana pravesh thanks for posting mahesh sir

  5. namami twam, namo namah


  7. another rare photo of periava WITH Mettur in poorvashrama which appeared in newspapers. i dont know if this was at Hubli karnataka or Secunderabad AP.

  8. let us all pray and ensure that adhistaanam comes up well and daily poojas are done regularly. of course Periava will ensure all that but we mortals should also pray for it.

  9. MahaPeriyava Padham Saranam
    யாரும் மகாபெரியவா கிட்டே சன்யாசம் வந்கிண்டவா Like MahaPeriyava Himself
    Nameskaram Mettru Periyava — Can some one tell His Sayasa Name please —

  10. Thanks a lot Mahesh for this latest and fresh update..which I was longing for….
    I am fortunate to speak and be Blessed by Him both at this Govindhapuram Temple and also at Mahaperiyava’s Brindavanam at Kanchipuram …where He used ti stay in a room behind the Brindavanam….
    Mahaperiyava has said ” Shivalingam vechurundha…adhu Adhishtaanam….
    ” Thusai vechurundha ….adhu Brindavanam…. “…..

    Ram Ram….

  11. Thank you for posting the Samadhi Sthalam of HH Sri Mettur SwamigaL. One can visualise and do Namaskaaram to this Mahaan! It is very apt that Maha Periyava Sannidhi and Sri Mettur SwamigaL athishtaanam will be facing each other, pointing to posterity their close relationship as Guru and Sishya having merged into Brahmam! Can elders tell what is the Sanyasa Dhkishaa Namam of HH Sri. Mettur SwamigaL and whether Maha Periyava gave Sanyasam directly to Him or through a senior Sanyasi? Jaya Jaya Shankara, Hara Hara Shankara!

    • Yes Mettur swamigal was given sanyasa dihakshaa by Maha Periava Himself. HH gave paada dikshaa and no nama saying it was not necessary!!! so all including periava used to call him only as Mettur(swamigal). Apart from the Peetathipadi normally no one is given a naama diksha by periava. of course after the paada diksha to Mettur swamigal Kollegal swamigal was given naama diksha also as Brahmendra diksha before giving the mahaavakoyopadesam. This was kept all along as a secret by we family members as desired by Mettur Himself including Madurai swamigal who narrated this before the abhisekam ceremony and then also gave us advice about prayers. Madurai periava (an earlier Nasa scientist who just left everything as i understand and who also does not like any advertisement or anything to be told about him, like Maathur swamigal near Mysore) should bless us all to learn more on vedanta.

      • Many thanks to Ramaswamy Maama for giving this valuable information. We will pray to Sri Mettur Periyava as such! Jaya jaya Shankara, Hara Hara Shankara! Maha Periyava ThiruvadigaLee Charanam!

      • sir, the Madurai swamigal whom U referred here, Is he called as Swami Hamsa? the author of the book “The science of Bhagavadgita” who is living in some hill near HOSUR.

  12. Mettur Swamigal has attained Moksha ,He has had been in Govindapuram so blessed is Govindapram to have a such a great saint there. My father MR. V.V. Ramani (Govindapuram ) who is yet to be interviewed by Shiva /Mahesh slept the whole night near Swamigal’s Padam , so much Bhakti and Shraddai and The same Shraddai was shown by Mettur Swamigal to My father….So Blessed are the people assocciated with Him.

  13. Thank you very much for this update. Am yet to come to terms with his Siddhi. He will forever remain green in my memory

  14. I offer my humble pranams at the Adhistanam of Swamigal. It was Swamigal who had asked Dr. Sundarraman Mama (Author of I lived with God) to write his experiences with our Mahaperiyava. I did not have an opportunity to have Darshan of Swamigal when he was in Tapvonam. I should atleast go to the Adhishtanam and offer my humblest pranams. I lighted Moksha Deepam today during my Nithya Puja and prayed to Mahaperiyava. Swamigal has merged in the Brahmam and HE will always guide us.

    J. Subramanian

  15. Mr Swaminathan Sir, Thank you very much Sir for a rich information.
    Jaya Jaya Shankara Hara Hara Shankara

  16. What we can do is only this much ” can offer our pranams trough our mind at the feet of Mettur Swamigal who dedicated himself fully at the lotus feet of Sri Kanchi Maha PeriyaVaal” Hara Hara Sankara..Jaya Jaya Sankara..

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