We were taken by surprise by this and gently drove him out. After a few minutes,he was again at the gate and we got him Agathi Keerai( for Rs. 50) ,thinking that he was still hungry. He ate all of it but again entered the building and had to be shooed away. This happened repeatedly seven to eight times, every time we would prod him with a stick and he would go away,only to return again,climb up the steps into the building … We were beginning to get exasperated,not knowing how to deal with the situation.
Here, I have to tell you about the Matam-for those who have not visited this place- the Avatharasthalam is a small room on the right hand side near the entrance and this room is considered as the Sannidhi .It houses Periava`s Padugai and Panchaloga Idol -where
pooja and Abishegam are done daily .
This bull, for the last time,entered the building , walked along the passage but did not come straight into the hall where the homam was under progress but suddenly turned right into the narrow passage along the sannidhi, ,,circumambulated the room and climbed down the steps and went away and did not return again!
What do you make of this?!! < Shankara>
To me , it appeared as though it was the Rishaba deva offering pradhakshinam to his lord Parameswara on this special day!What other explanation can be there for this curious episode?
Everyday, by performing various miracles in the life of many devotees, MahaPeriava is showing us that He is always among us, guiding us in our daily material life as well as in our spiritual pursuits .We are indeed blessed!
Jaya Jaya Sankara, Hara Hara Sankara!
Wishing you all a very Happy, Peaceful and Prosperous New Year!
The miracles never cease!
This was sent by Smt Rukmani Anantaraman wife of the Manager of Sankara Matam at Villupuram, His birth place. Thanks a ton to Smt Viji Narayanan for sharing it with me.
In this picture Swamigal is seen at Guntur Ananthalakshmi Go Samrakshana Sangam in the year 1938!
Smt Rukmani reached out to me with this:
Dear Sri. Suresh,
Thanks a lot for posting my mail in the Sage of Kanchi. I request you to post the following reply as well..
“My thanks to all devotees who have shared their thoughts on this post. and for their valuable feedback. Very happy to note that this incident has given joy to many.
To Sri. L, Sorry, we did not have the presence of mind to take a snap at that time and so we dont have a photo. I had mentioned the amount spent only to convey the fact that even after consuming a substantial amount of keerai, the bull kept coming back again and again. It was meant to emphasize my impression that he could not have still been hungry and that there must have been a reason beyond hunger which had prompted such a behaviour.
This is my first post(actually a part of a mail to a friend) and I am yet to learn how to write in a public forum. Kindly bear with me! “
Thanks once again for your initiative. Wishing you a very Happy and Prosperous New Year.
Jaya Jaya Sankara! Hara Hara Sankara!
Best wishes and regards, Rukmani Anantaraman.
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