As we all know, sanyasa day is a critical day – that is like a rebirth – remember, how Adi Sankara got out of crocodile’s clutches? Only in sanyasa dharma and in Sridevi upasana, this deeksha dhinam is celebrated.
For Mahaperiyava, the world has been celebrating Anusham as Jayanthi day for almost 40+ years. I heard that Brahmasri Mecheri Pattu Sastrigal and few others started this with the blessings of Mahaperiyava. However, at least to the best of “my” little knowledge, deeksha dhina is either not celebrated or not done as prevalently as Anusham. Periyava assumed sanyasa on February 13, 1907 (maasi moolam).
Sri Kumar of Vignesh studio, as I have mentioned in one of my earlier posts, is one of the few staunch Kanchi Matam devotees who breathes Mahaperiyava and doing so many services to Sri Matam. One has to write a book about the services he is doing. He has approached HH Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swamigal with this idea of celebrating moolam and requested His blessings and anugrahams. Periyava has graciously given blessings to start celebrating this special day in addition to Anusham celebrations.
Starting this Friday (May 8th), on every mooam, there will be abishekam at adishtanam and at Orikkai mani mandapam. I requested Sri Kumar to video capture this for us to view as well.
Our sincere thanks to Sri Kumar for taking this request to Periyava and anantha koti namaskarams to our Periyavas for blessing this request.
For Periyava devotees, we have one more reason/day to do satsang and talk about Him and receive His blessings!
Hara Hara Sankara Jaya Jaya Sankara!