Foe of the tobacco fume

Thanks Shri Venkatesan for the article….Amazing incident that shows the intensity of Periyava’s nethra-anugraham!



Maha Swamigal’s mukham–camp, in Karnool. I went there for kshetradanam and darshanam.

Young age (we were of). Owing to circumstances, some of us (including me) were caught in the bad habit of smoking tobacco. I was praying to God for a long time that the habit should leave for ever. But then I did not give it up and continued to smoke.

We went for darshan of Maha Swamigal at Karnool. He was seated at a distance. Looking at Swamigal, I did a manasika prarthana–mental prayer, deeply, and with tears. He blessed me. Neither did I speak to him about my mental worry nor did he ask anything about it. But then his very compassionate look rattled me.

When I was returning to Tiruppur, I had intense fever and body pain. Was admitted to a hospital after I reached my place. I became a new man within the ten days I stayed there! I got the yogyata–propriety to say of myself as a bhakta of Maha Swamigal whose bad habit was gone. Even today, our family is praying to that deity who changed me as a man.

Today’s youth who are afflicted with a bad habit, if they go round the brindavanam of Maha Swamigal at ShriMatham, Kanchipuram, and do an Atmarta prarthana, falling at his feet with tears and a melting heart, they would surely be relieved of the habit and live a good life.

author: Venkataraman, Tiruppur
compiler: T.S.Kothandarama Sarma
translator: saidevo
source: Maha Periyaval darisana anubhavangal
publisher: Vanathi Padhippaham (May 2005 Edition)

Categories: Devotee Experiences

3 replies

  1. Bhava Rogha Vaidhyanatha PerumaaLee CharaNam! Hara Hara Shankara, Jaya Jaya Shankara!

  2. Yes.It is true as it is full of vibration.

  3. Periyava, Cleanse us also from all the bad habits

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