Experience of Papanasam Shri Ramani Baghavathar with Mahaperiyava

I had a great opportunity to meet Sri Ramani Bagavathar in Chicago. He and his entire family are great devotees of Mahaperiyava and staunch followers of Sri Kanchi Matam. Exactly on the Deepawali day, I interviewed him at his daughter’s place in Chicago. He spent more than an hour talking about Periyava….

This was not exactly an interview – this was a combination of personal experience and some pravachanam 🙂

Some of the highlights::

  • Mama is blessed to see Periyava in samadhi state – one of the few to see probably
  • Breaking His vow of silence for mama’s song on Dakshinamurthy
  • Spontaneously composing a stuthi on Periyava that was approved by Him too..My son sang this song last year – here is the link
  • Periyava as Vaideeswaran
  • Periyava as vittal to another devotee
  • Why go to mosque when we have all mantras?
  • Mama and HH Pudhu and Bala Periyavas

One more incident that mama did not cover in the interview.  He mentioned later in October Anusham event at my place. Apparently this was told by HH Pudhu Periyava to mama.

“During early days of Pudhu Periyava, once Mahaperiyava fell sick due to stomach pain….He was suffering a lot….Pudhu Periyava could not see the sufferings and started doing some japam and transferred the stomach pain to a dharbai…..Dharbai started to jump up and down…After seeing this Mahaperiyava hurriedly said, “what are you doing? we are not here for doing these things….do not do these anymore…I have taken this body and let me go through all these sufferings…”

As you can see in the video I had a struggle in deciding if I should cover Radha Krishna in the background or just Periyava alone. That struggle can be seen in me zooming in and out and finally focusing on Periyava and mama!!!

As you can see from his talk, he consistently samarpans  all his success, fame, well-being to Periyava….It is my fortune to see someone like mama who has utmost devotion to Periyava! Thanks mama for the time…


Categories: Devotee Experiences


7 replies

  1. Great interview. Great experience to hear firsthand from a great Bhagavathar with great Heritage, talk about his experiences with Maha Periyava on Deepavali Day! The more we hear about these experiences, we want to hear more and more about Maha Periyava! I pray that this great work continues for ever! Hara Hara Shankara, Jaya Jaya Shankara!

  2. அன்புள்ள மகேஷ் அவர்களுக்கு
    ஸ்ரீ ரமணி பாகவதர் நேர்காணல் மிகஅருமை .பல நாட்களாய் எதிர்பார்த்தது கிடைதது . பெரியவா பற்றின நேர்காணல்களில் புது பெரியவா பற்றியும் , பால பெரியவா பற்றிய தகவல்களும் கிடைத்தமைக்கு .

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  3. Amazing interview. Learned about the importance of Sandhyavandanam in the last 10 minutes of the interview..

  4. Dear Sir

    Interview is very excellent. Mama mentioned that “T.nagar” temple Madley subway right side is Kasi viswanathar temple not Ekambareswarar. temple. Sorry if i anything wrong. Sri Guru pahimam

  5. Amazing interview…just like Maama says Periyavaa’s Karunai and aasirvathams and Kataksham is something comparable to none. His description of Periyavaa as Adi Kamakshi and a 95 year old Sumangali is so moving…too bad I have had His darshan just once in person…:-(

    Thanks Mahesh for bringing this to us…Sri Medhaa Dakshinamurthaye Namaha.

    Sai Saravanan


  1. Papanasam Shri Ramani Baghavathar shares… : MahaPeriyava.Org

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