“He was indeed reading my mind!”

In July 1988, I along with my friend decided to have darshan of Mahaperiva.

Early morning we left Chennai via bus to Kanchipuram. On reaching Kanchipuram we came to know that Mahaperiva is observing Chaturmasya in Orikkai. Immediately we took another bus and reached this small village which is about 6 kms from Kanchi.

The village itself is so beautiful, and added to that it was sanctified with Mahaperiva’s presence.

Immediately on reaching (around 10.30 am) we could have a glimpse of Mahaperiva , fortunately only 10 to 15 visitors were present on that day being a weekday.

Within minutes Mahaperiva headed for morning pooja to one of the houses , outside of which a big tree (which is the back drop of now famous photo of Mahaperiva). All of us were informed that Mahaperiva will return and all of us were waiting.

Around 12.00 noon we saw Him returning to the place and we had great opportunity to walk along with Him!!

Then Mahaperiva settled down and he was looking intently at each one of us via a small window and giving blessings! We are so blessed (and even till date, I keep meditating on this scene).

One by one we all prostrated telling who we are and Periva was silently giving blessing nodding His head.

Came my turn and introduced myself as “Kumbakonam Manthramuthi Ganesa Sastrigal Peran (grandson of so and so…)” and prostrated.

Immediately Mahaperiva informs me that,

“Nilambur Sundareswara Satrigalloda Moonavathu Thalaimurai-nnu Sollu!!!”. (Say that you belong to the third generation of Nilambur Sundareswara Sastrigal!!!)

I was so astonished by not only his memory but He was indeed reading my mind as I was not sure whether I should refer to my Great grand father Nilambur Sundareswara Sastrigal or not!!!

This incident give me lot of messages whenever I meditate. Whatever good happens to me till date, it is because of my forefathers who have done lot of samskaras and sacrifices!


Narrated by Shri Ramu
Source: periva.proboards.com
In the picture is a lovely alankaram done to Him on His Aradhana day by Smt Chithra Subramanian.

Categories: Devotee Experiences

6 replies

  1. Very nice experience beautifully narrated. MunnoorkaL Asiirvaatham Eppoothum ThuNai NiRkum! Maha Periyava’s Beautiful Picture! Thanks for the same. Jaya Jaya Shankara, Hara Hara Shankara!

  2. Hello. As we know, tomorrow (Jan 8) as per US day/time, is the day MahaPeriyava attained mukthi. I would like to know how fellow devotees shall advise worshipping Him on this day. I shall be grateful for any advice offered. Thanks.

    Periyava Paadam Charanam.

  3. I am blessed to see the posting everyday relish this incident

    Hara hara Sankara Jaya Shankars

  4. Indeed blessed

  5. He was a thrikalagnani and an avatara purusha.no need for him to read anyone’s mind.The moment he sees someone He immeadiately knows all about you including your poorva Janmams.Hara Hara Sankara Jaya Jaya Sankara

  6. MahaPeriyava Padham Saranam

    I had similar story from my friend recently went Kanchi and spoke to BalaPeriyava. He is also shaping to be like our MahaPeriayva — As gets ripped and matured — He will be same as the our MahaPeriyava

    Guru VijendraSaraswathi Padma Padham Saranam

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