Thanks to Sri Sridhar Thyagarajan for the article…Although I enjoyed this, I am not that surprised as this mani mandapam was built by Mahaperiyava’s most favorite baktha Sri Pradosham mama. This thaapam to build this is known to everyone. His struggle to bring this one up is probably not known to everyone. Only yesterday, I posted a newsletter from Sri Pradosham mama gruham. Periyava is prathyaksham in his house – He has told this and this has been captured in several incidents also….This article simply validates what I posted yesterday. Wherever things are done out of pure bakthi, Periyava will be there!
Blessed are those two souls who heard Periyava chanting!
Hara Hara Sankara Jaya Jaya Sankara!
(I have reproduced Sridhar’s email as-is – not made any changes)
It was 2013 Aug when I visited Maha Periava’s temple at Orirukkai. Around 4PM, just about the time when the temple opened up. I had a lovely darshan of Maha Periava and after offering my prayers and while doing pradakshina something inside me said to speak to the vadiyar mama at the temple and ask him if he had any experience of Maha Periava.
I did pradakshina and waited for Ganapathi mama (Vadiyar at the temple) to become free as there were few more devotees taking prasadam from him. Once hew became free I approached him quite nervously and asked him if he had any experience which he would share with me. At once he agreed and started narrating which I carry to the wider people with his permission.
As usual, one day early in the morning, opening the sanctum sanctorum Ganesh mama could hear someone chanting ‘Jaya jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara’ in a faingt voice and it did sound to him as Maha Periava’s voice. He did admit that he got little nervous and looked at the security person close to him. To his surprise before he could say something, security person (Sorry I do not know his name) expressed the same thing and said that he could hear someone chanting.
On his return, he could still hear the chanting. They both decided to go round the Sanctum Snctorum, one clockwise and the other ant-iclockwise to check if some one was left behind inside fromprevious night. No one was there.
Something stuck Ganapathi mama and he immediately called one of the office bearers in Chennai and asked him about Mettur Swami’s health. Ofice bearer from the other end said that he had seen Mettur swami an evening before and his health was stable and nothing to be worried about.
However, later that day the same office bearer called Ganapathi mama to say the Mettur swamigal had attained his siddhi. Yes it was on a Diwali day this happened. Ganapathi mama said to me that he is one hundred percent positive that Maha Periava is living still in Orirukkai and is blessing all his devotees with extreme karunai.
Categories: Devotee Experiences