Another proof for Periyava bhakthi


After almost 18 months of interaction with Smt Rajalakshmi Vittal mami over the phone from US from the inception days, I finally got the opportunity yesterday to visit this great temple on the banks of Cauvery.

I was excited to see mami and temple for the first time….I was simply amazed at the temple and how well it has come up in little over 12 months. Temple has everything as per Periyava would have liked– Rajarajeswari as main deity, Adishankara, Periyava, Vyasa Baghavan, a ghosala, parnasala, veda patasala etc..Veda patasala vaadhyar is doing nithya nava varna puja to ambal!!

An old lady at 80 years stood all by herself in completing a project from scratch – that is close to the tune of Rs 2 crores – working nearly 20 hours is absolutely beyond human comprehension. Till yesterday, she was cooking there too until two women stopped by to meet her and contributed some amount to get a cook hired! Out of her kindness, she brought some sweets, vada for us – she made pure cow’s milk for us etc….Absolutely kind!!

I know mami may not like using the word “achievement”, yet, to me, it is a huge milestone. Honestly, I see another Pradosham mama in mami. This is true. One can understand this statement only after interacting with mami in person – she lives & breathes Periyava. How many challenges – physically, mentally and financially mami went through? All vanished with the blessings of Periyava. Total surrender and feeling too small or feeling nothing about themselves are few things we all can learn from these great people. That alone made this Himalayan task possible…Mami said that the phone did not stop ringing for almost 48 hours after the posting came in the blog. I wasn’t proud – I was happy that I was like that squirrel to Lord Rama in Ramayana. Mami need some more support in maintaining this temple – I will share more details later on this – awaiting some information from mami on that…

The Periyava mani mandapam in NJ is another initiative that is starting to brew…There are lots of challenges in this initiative also. We look at these great examples and rest all the problems at Periyava’s feet for resolution. However, we need more bakthi & surrender and on top of all, the blessings of Periyava to bring more people together in this initiative and complete this project successfully….I am sure Periyava will guide us all the way through. US devotees – We will reach out to you all on this initiative soon.

Jaya Jaya Shankara Hara Hara Shankara

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12 replies

  1. Dear Shri Mahesh,
    The picture shown above is a computer graphic. May be you can upload real photos of temple taken from outside, Mami herself and may be nearby places. Just to see.

  2. Great bhakthi and the total committment to the task is truly remarkable.Humble pranams to Mami.

  3. Maha Periyavalin Thiruvadigale Charanam. Hara Hara Sankara, Jaya Jaya Sankara.

  4. What a beautiful temple’ My humble namaskaram to mami

  5. Thank you Mahesh. It is only after your posting about this temple and Mami at Nochiyam, we came to know and we all visited the temple and met the blessed kind Mami who showed us the Go shaala also. When we complimented about the great work, she, in all humility said “It is He the Mahaperiyavaa who had arranged everything and that Maha Periyavaa used to call her ‘Saamraajya Maha Pattabhishekam”. She gave us all hot cow’s milk fragrant with badam, elaichi, krambu etc. What a noble and blessed lady. Ever darshan of such noble souls would amount to offering praarthanai to Maha Periyavaa.

  6. where is this temple located Maheshji

  7. Dear Sri Mahesh

    Namaskars. It is truly an exciting and Blessed feeling to read. Namaskars to every one on the noble cause.

    There are few things I am Blessed to do. I am willing to provide the programs of the Industries I am providing currently for the educational Institutes which believe or follow in Sri Periyava and in the Religion at the cost affordable to them and shall submit the money collected to this sathkaryam. Less than ant’s contribution for this herculean task.

    Jaya Jaya Sankara, Hara Hara Sankara

    Om Namo Bagawathe Sri Ramanayah

  8. Maha Bhakthi of Maami to Maha Periyava! Hara Hara Shankara, Jaya Jaya Shankara!

  9. Hi Mahesh
    Thanks for your great service. Lot of us are having periodic Periyava darshan because of this website. I have been trying to get some contact details regarding Periyava Mani mantapam in NJ and not able to reach anyone one contact number I have 609-430-2946. I would be blessed to contribute in this initiative. Would be very thankfull for Any help you can provide

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