Mathrushri Vedhambal Mami


Thanks to “Hinduism” for the nice write-up in FB. I was fortunate to visit their place and do my nithyakarma there, spend some time with mami, talk to others at home etc. It was very soothing to talk to mami…She is so innocent and so real, so pure. After talking to her, I felt like my heart wasn’t heavy anymore. Mahaperiyava had blessed their place with Goddess Annapoorni kadaksham – there is always food served at their place for anyone who goes there – regardless of the time of the day – no matter how many people go there. Periyava had said that anyone who helps mami/mama will get His poorna anugraham.

Now read on…..

We all know Pradosham Mama also known as Pradosham Venkatrama Iyer (Meela Adimai as he refers himself), the 64th Nayanmar as fondly referred by none other than the Pratyaksha Parameshwara Sri Sri Sri Maha Periyava….

Mama’s Bhakthi towards Maha Periyava is beyond words… One of the depictions of Mama’s Bhakthi is “Mani Mantapam For Maha Periyava” – The Spiritual & Architectural Marvel Of The World In This Century !!!
Pradosham mama’s divine celebration of Maha Periyava never rests a single day (till date carried over with intense bhakthi by mama’s followers) nor does it settles for anything less than a Celestial Festival. As much as mama is known for his Bhakthi, we also hear about mama’s kovam (though it vanishes the next moment)…

Besides his daughter Lalithambal, Mama had two sons Arunachala Ramanan & Ganesan who were physically /mentally challenged from the world views though referred to as “Rishi Avatharam” by Periyava Himself… We can keep reading and hearing more & more about Pradosham Mama…

As much as we come to know about Pradosham Mama, His Bhakthi, His Followers & Their Ardent Bhakthi towards Maha Periyava, we cannot help but adore yet another great soul who is none other than Smt. Vedhambal, wife of Sri Pradosham mama.

Sri Sivan Sar – Maha Periyava’s Purvaasharamam Brother says

“யாவற்றையும் உதறி பதிக்கு அடிமையேற்றால்தான் மகான்” (79 H)
“பெண்டிரால் அடைய முடியாத நிலை துறவி” (79 I)
in his book Yenipadigalil Maandhargal…

Sri Sar explains it further as
புருஷர்கள் உலக பாசங்களனைத்தையும் விலக்கி தெய்வ பாசத்தில் மட்டும் லயிக்காத வரையில் அவர்கள் ‘மகான்’ நிலையை அடைய முடியாது. ஆனால் உலக ஆசைகளை துறந்து பகவானுக்கும் முக்யமாக கணவனுக்கும் அடிமையேற்று விட்டாலே ஓர் மனைவி மகானாக மாறி விடலாம். மகான்களாக இயங்கக்கூடிய ஸ்திரீகள் மறுபிறவியில் புருஷர்களாக பிறந்து துறவியின் நிலையை அடைபவர்களாவர்.

Mami has been a real pillar of strength in Pradosham mama’s life.
There is a quote that goes like this: “Motherhood is near to divinity. It is the highest, holiest service to be assumed by mankind”. We all know that no occupation in this world is more trying to soul and body than the care of young children and specially children with special needs! What patience and wisdom, skill and unlimited love it calls for. Mami has proved her divinity by taking care of her kids besides mama’s busy commitments.

Being a devoted wife and a loving mother, her bhakthi towards Maha Periyava has been equally intense like mama’s.

Here is Mathrushri Vedhambal Mami’s Photo in her ripe age today.



Categories: Devotee Experiences


10 replies

  1. Is is possible to publish RISHI AVATHAR Arunachala Ramanan & Ganesan. They can also install along with MAMA.

  2. We nice article. I am longing to read more about Prodosham Mama. Publish more. Salem Ravi , Vinayakaram interviews also highlighted some information about Prodosham Mama

    In Orikkai Mani Mantapam , if we can install Statue of Pradosham Mama along with Nandimandapam will be the great return what we can do it for MAMA. I am ready to send my fist contribution for this cause.


  3. Thanks for the photograph of Mami.
    It was sheer bliss to watch her face after such a long time.
    I still remember my monthly visit to Mama’s Griham during 1985-1994.
    Mama was ever-immersed in the thought of Periavaa, as usually he is.
    But it was Mami, who would welcome each and everyone coming to the house, with a huge smile.
    In fact on one such visits, someone jocularly remarked to Pradosham Mama, “See you have to do so much poojas and ritual to attain Maha Periavaa. But Mami could attain the same status by just smiling and serving the athithi’s coming to your Griham”.
    Pradosham Mama had a hearty Laugh and then said ‘Yes. You speak the TRUTH’.
    Thanks for the photo of Mami, once again.

  4. Ramadurai mama in his interview (Part I I think) says Mami is such a divine soul, committed to true karma yogam, that whatever words she uttered would come true. What all tragedies she underwent throughout her life, and came out of it all like molten gold due to Mahaperiyava’s anugraham and her Pati bhakti. Even today, at that ripe age, it is moving to see her perform namaskaram to Mama with utmost respect. And it’s a treat to the soul to watch and listen her sing Tamizh Padigam of the Nayanmargal with unmatched bhavam and a beautiful voice. Ananthakoti pranamam!!!!

  5. Mahesh, where can I go and meet her

  6. ஐயனின் உயிர்மூச்சு வேதமும், (காமாக்ஷி) அம்பாளும்…

    வேதமும், அம்பாளும் கலந்த வேதாம்பாள், என்றால் கேட்கவா வேண்டும்?

    ஐயனின் அபரிமித அருளைப் பெற?

    பிரதோஷத்துக்கு பின்னாடியே வெகு குறைந்த இடைவெளியில் வந்த பௌர்ணமி…

    நமஸ்காரங்கள்…ஒரு வார்த்தை போதாது…

    நன்றி ஸ்ரீ மகேஷ் சார்.

  7. Thank you very much ! I would like to visit Pradosham Mama’s house and do namaskarams to Mami as well. Can you pls publish the address to their home ? I have read in the articles that it is in the Railway Colony, Egmore.

    Thank you for all that you do to bring us closer to Periyava each day !


  1. Mahaperiyava Mahimai Newsletter – July 2019 – பதிவ்ரதை ஸ்ரீமதி ப்ரதோஷம் மாமி – Sage of Kanchi

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