I would like to bring out an important update on a key initiative from Sri Kanchi Matam. Sri Bala Periyava & Sri Pudu periyava has taken initiative for the past 14 yrs to do viswa shanthi yagyam to protect the border of Bharath. The latest one was done at Arunachala Pradesh – this is the 9 of its kind. For each of these events 50 vaideega came from 8 shakas to do Veda parayanam 50 loukikaas for Sri Rudraabishekam. These are ganapadigals, mamas, thathas with an average of 70+ years who travel to all these remote places There are no words to describe the difficulty in reaching these remote places – 12 hours by train; 12 hours on an absolute bad gravel road and tough mountainous region. I heard from Shivaraman that there were not even any basic infrastructure for these folks to stay. No milk, no proper place to sleep, not proper food….In spite of all these problems, not one person complained about anything. That is what is called guru-bakthi. Just because that our acharyas have asked them to go, they went – no questions asked, no comforts demanded. HH Bala Periyava has a special interest in supporting North-eastern India. Folks who have interacted with Him would know this…
Kanchi Matam spends lot of money to conduct such events in these places purely for the loka kshemam. Our Periyavas strongly believe that our vedas will protect our land from hostile neighbors, which makes them to undertake such a himalayan task of conducting these events. This reminds me of Periyavas padha yatra to Satara – He had no reason to walk except for His karunyam to all people living in those states. He went there only to bless them – nothing else. He could have very well stayed in Thenambakkam at His old age. Same applies here… Our matam also could have done what others do by conducting homams / chaturmasyam / pravachanams in a good rich metropolitan cities, where people come and donate generously. However, we chose differently – purely to help/bless the people, this land. There is no other peetam that is truly dedicated to welfare of this world than Sri Kanchi Matam.
Our pranams to HH Pudhu and Bala Periyavas for their untiring effort under the guidance of Periyava. I will post some video clippings from these events soon.
Thanks to Shivaraman, as always, for narrating me about these events….