The Paramacharya has touched the lives of those who revere Him in myriad ways. There was an instance in my case. That was soon after my marriage and I had gone to Kanchi in 1964 with my wife, her grand mother, my grand mother and her aunt.
It was 11.30 in the morning and we were told that Paramacharya was in Kollachatram. We went there and as He was doing the Japam (one hour) we waited in the courtyard. After the Japam the Acharya came out, His face flushed. Never had I seen Him like that!
He went straight into the open courtyard and what followed was something rarely witnessed. He moved, waving His “Dhandam” in the air. Was it a dance or was He fencing with an invisible foe?
The few of us watched in stunned silence! This went on for nearly five minutes at the end of which He slowly regained His composure and went inside.
After a few minutes, we were called in. And I saw the Acharya in His usual calm and composed state!
Narrated by Shri N. Subrahmanyan in The Hindu some years back.
Shankara! What a surreal Sight that must have been! The Seer Who can see what the mortals cannot! :)))
Categories: Devotee Experiences