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  1. We have deviated far away from our original culture. I am now 80 years old; I remember to have visited many pilgrim centres with my grand-father and noticed almost all the temples and choultries were places where mid-day meal was distributed as ‘PRASAADAM’. Even temples in every village fed the ‘yatris’ as they were treated as ‘athithis’. Those days every house had a frontage specially constructed for such ‘yatris’ to relax if they happen to pass the place after dusk. Remember, centuries ago people went for pilgrimages from Rameswaram to Kashi and from Dwaraka to Puri by walking all the way or by taking help of the bullock carts enroute. In every village they were treated as true ‘athithis’ as per our dictum “ATHITHI DEVO BHAVA”. Every paisa (1/192 part of the Rupee then) had real value. No member of the society felt it as a burden to feed ‘strangers’ with great devotion. HUMANITARIAN values were on display everyday our forefathers lived. Can we still boast of our tradition any longer?


  2. quite eager to give participation for this noble deed….

  3. IN Madambakkam branch of Janakalyan, there are so many volunteers engaged in the collection of Pidi arisi and distributing the same to various needy organisations like old age homes, veda patasalas,orphanages etc for the past 25 years. A selfless service initiative given to us by Periva.

  4. DEar BHuvana Mahesh what a great heart maha periyava had for the poor .THE KIND MASTER INDEED

  5. This system is well adopted in our town Neyveli, thanks to one Shri Narayanan, a social service worker, also an employee of NLC. He has enrolled morethan 100 houses., goes monthly once, collects rice thus saved, plus Rs.50/ for other expenses as suggested by Maha Periyava. He also distributes notes to write RAMA namam, free of cost. (any number that you could finish during his next visit} and pass it on to Vaikundanatha Perumal Koil at Villupuram. Let him and his family be blessed with Maha Periyava”s anugraham. This system, if possible, may be tried in other towns also. We are all very happy to be a part of this Agjai of Maha Periyava. Jaya Jaya Sankara! Haa Hara Sankara.

  6. This is Pidi Arisi Thittam Blessed by HHH Maha Periva from 1965 onwards
    we are the volunteers o f this Thittam
    very nice to see this Divine Thughts By Bhuvana Mahesh
    In Perambur Chennai ,Tamilnadu we are celeberating 50 th Ponn Vizha with all the Three Jeers of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam. Blessings
    Requesting all Acharya devotees should come and Participate in this Noble function at Perambur
    Guru Seva Mani Sankara Yegnanarayanan
    jaya Jaya Sankara hara Hara Sankara

  7. ‘PIDI ARICI THITTAM’ – Sri Periyava’s noble advice… If one can not practise this every day, they can offer their might once in a month or year in quantities of their might….

    NARAYANA SEVA at many holy places offer this, one can contribute… Sri RAMANASRAMAM at Tiruvannamalai is one of the holy places.


    Om Namo Bagawathe Sri Ramanayah!

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