Posted from one of our readers’ comments::
Any ones Bhakthi to our Maha Periyava will never go waste. This incident has happened in my grand fathers life. He lost his father when he was about 9 years old.His relatives only helped him to done Upanayanam for him.He is doing his fathers Shradham from that very tender age itself.He was working as a road maistry at Chengam Thiruvannamalai area about eighty years back.
At that time Our Maha Periyava Visited a place called Kanchi there. There is no brahmin in that particular place. Suddenly his man rushed to my thatha and told him “Sankaracharya swamigal has come to Kanchi, you may please come there immediately ”.Immediately my father,Thatha and Patti reached that place and perform Sastanga Namaskarams. Then he asked my grand father whether he has the knowledge of Rudram Chamakam etc. My grand father told him “I am not aware of those things since my father died when i am nine years old. From that day onwards i am regular in the Pitru karya’s and daily performing Sandhya Vandhan’ Since i am working as a Road Maistry ,i have no chance to study all those things”.
Then Swamigal told my Grand father to learn Vishnu Sahasranama. My grand father study Vishnu Sahasranama writing it in so many note books many number of times and has become an expert chanter of Vishnu Sahasranamam. We saw the greatness of Vishnu Sahasranama in his death bed.
He used to say ” Periyava asked me to chant Vishnu Sahasranama”. Till his last day he was very much regular in that. Since my Grand father was an organiser of Divya Nama Sangeerthanam in our area,ie at Perumbavoor a place very near to the Birth Place of Adi Sankara Bhagavath Padal -Kalady, is very much known as BhajanaPatta ( T.S.Anantha Krishna Iyer). He died Chanting Vishnu Sahasranama only.
You can feel and understand the Greatness of Our Paramacharyal’s Vision here.
Hara Hara Sankara Jaya Jaya Sankara. Kanchi Sankara Kama Koti Sankara.
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