Chronological order of Mahaperiyava Photos


It brings a great happiness and satisfaction that one of my longest dreams has come true. This one, in particular has been my dream for the past 5+ years. We have 1000s of photos of periyava – how good it would be if they all are sorted in an order starting from His jananam till mukthi?! For those who haven’t seen Periyava and wants to know how He looked in 60s, 70s etc, such an album would tremendously help. Even for elders, if they want to recollect how Periyava looked when they had their darshan, this would be a great avenue for all that….

Periyava had made this done through http://www.periyava.org team, who has done an extraordinary job of taking enormous time to put a border, caption and mentioning the year in  almost 500 photos!!! Simply breathtaking to see these photos. They were so generous in sending me the entire album to be shared with our readers. My heart-felt thanks to them!

Please take a minute to appreciate the team who has done this outstanding job after enjoying the photos. Then only one can understand the effort that has gone behind this.

It is truly a divya-darshan for all of us!

In fact, I have received few requests to identify the names of the people who are with Periyava – unfortunately, I would be the wrong person to do that! Maybe someone might do that too, if Periyava wishes!!!

Thank you http://www.periyava.org!

Hara Hara Sankara Jaya Jaya Sankara!



Categories: Mahesh's Picks, Photos

44 replies

  1. Ram Ram – Excellent! Thanks a ton to Periyava.org. Do we have all these photos in a PDF format? Ram Ram

  2. ABSOLUTELY FEELING TOTALLY BLESSED TO GO THROUGH THIS ENTIRE COLLECTION. THE PEOPLE WHO WERE WITH HIM THROUGH HIS JOURNEY ARE THE MOST BLESSED INDEED. THE PERSON WHO HAS PUT THIS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER DESERVES TO BE APPRECIATED IN EACH AND EVERY SENSE OF THE WORD..COULD NOT CONTROL THE TEARS DURING THE LAST FEW PHOTOGRAPHS. ——-THIS NEEDS TO BE PUT IN A PHOTO FRAME TO BE DISPLAYED IN OUR PRAYER ROOMS. ONCE AGAIN THANKS A LOT FOR THIS WONDERFUL WORK—-RAMESH MAHALINGAM

  3. Divine Dharshan of Maha Periyava provided by the tremendous work and service rendered by periyava.org team. All pictures particularly BW photos are very powerful and show Great Divinity of Maha Periyava! Thanks a lot! Hara Hara Shankara, Jaya Jaya Shankara!

  4. Excellent collection of happenings during one century and the photos are blessings to many people like me.

  5. Excellent compilation of H H Sri Mahaperiava’s Avatharam. Kudos to all those involved. May His blessings continue to be showered on all.

  6. Great Exemplary Work done. Today early morning I am blessed to see H H Sri Mahaperiava”s photos. His blessings are always there for all. Once again thanks.

  7. Amazing work. Namaskaram. Periyava Charanam

  8. Omg. I am just waking up and hearing the ting sound open my pho e and periava periava filling my life. Who is blessed. Mahesh buvana who have brought this out or the biological ones
    in .org or me o the people who are going to see. Shannkaraaaaaaaaaaa neeyethan because you are the only one who can be all around and all the time Shankaraaaaaaaaaa.

  9. The photos of Kanchi Periava are great and I am blessed to see them . My sincere heart felt thanks to the entire team who worked hard to post them For more than two hours of viewing each photo I have been able to complete only half the photos and the battery of the tablet drained off. Thanks a ton and lots of love to all the members .

  10. நமஸ்காரம் 🙏 ரொம்ப அமோகமா திவ்யமாக இருக்கு 😀 வாழ்கையில் நாம் எல்லாம் கிடைக்கபெற்றாலும் , இப்படி ஸ்ரீ ஸ்ரீ ஸ்ரீ மகாபெரியவாளை ஜனனம் முதல் முக்திவரை கோர்வையாக தரிசிப்பது கிடைத்தற்கரிய பெரும் பேருதான் 🙏🌹🔯
    I wish to buy a digital foto frame and watch all these pictures as slide show on my TV 😀

  11. பாக்யசாலிகளால் அறிந்து தரிசிக்கப்படுபவர் துறவி.

    om shree anusha jyothiye potri avarthamm thiruppaadhangale potri potri

    nandri

  12. Dear Sri Mahesh

    Thank you so much for this Blessed compilation and treasure for life.

    I am blessed to identify 1956 picture, abhishegam is done by Sri Esayanur Appakutti Sastrigal, Sri Mut Vadhyar and father of Sri Ekambaram Mama, who was blessed to serve sri Sri Maha Periyava and blessed to be in His camp during Sadara Yatra… This picture appears with identity in ‘ Maha Periyavalum Ekambaramahiya Nanum’ ….. We were blessed by Sri Sri Mahaperiyava to translate the tamil version to English by His Grace,

    Will trace the picture where Sri Sri Maha Periyava offered with His blessings for ‘ Sri Bhuvaneswari Prathitai’ at Pudukottai along with Sri Santhananda Swamigal

    Jaya Jaya Shankara, Hara Hara Shankara

    Ramanarpanam

  13. Kodi Namaskaram to all those who have done such a devoted task.

  14. Wow !! Excellent collections. Nicely done.

  15. Herculean task fulfilled excellently with HIS blessings!

  16. Wonderful Collection. Thanks for uploading this.

  17. Dear Maheshji,

    Hats off to who all have contributed in sequencing this wonderful collection. Thanks to you for sharing this. Really amazing work… Some pictures,though seen earlier, it is a pleasure to see them with the description. Many of them are new…for example, pic 213 – Sivaneyaana Thiruvidaimarudhur Sivanum, Sankararaana Sivanum, Periyavaalaana nam Parameswaranum serndhu tharum arpudha kaatchi… kaana kaana thevittaadha collection… Today is one of my very satisfying couple of hours of a saturday evening 🙂

    Thanks once again to all those who have contributed to this!

    Jaya Jaya Shankara Hara Hara Shankara!

  18. Great service! Treasure forever
    Thanks for sharing these pictures. Is there any album link to access these pictures?

    AVANARULAALEY AVANTHAAL VANANGI
    ஸ்ரீ மஹா பெரியவா ஶரணம்
    ஹர ஹர ஶங்கர ஜய ஜய ஶங்கர

  19. Excellent job! Can understand the level of hardwork and dedication of people at various levels engaged in this task of compilation of all the photos in one Album. Thank you all very very much.

  20. Hará Hara Shankara…jaya jaya sankara. Thanks for this greatest compilation of century. We shall be indebted to this team for bringing back Mahaperiyavaa via pic and also help us in recollecting fond memoirs associated with, related events, thereby immersed in periyvaa thoughts.

  21. Great Work . Thanks to All who are part of this.. Jaya Jaya Shankara Hara Hara Shankara!!!

  22. Very great effort. Thanks a lot on behalf of all Mahaperiyava devotees. Viewing and spiritually enjoying the individual photos in the collection would take long time, for which I submit my wholehearted gratefulness here to all those behind this noble and trustworthy work.

  23. Great, marvelous job indeed. Thanks to those who preserved this treasure all these years. Jaya Jaya Sankara, Hara Hara Sankara.

  24. Sri Sankara Bhaktha Jana Sabha Trust, Chennai has put up a permanent exhibition of more than 500 rare photos of Sri Periyava, depicting His 100 year life span at the Mahaswami Dharsan Hall at Kanchipuram (opposite the Kanchi Kamakoti Mutt) and also there is a 100 feet high Keerti Stupi radiating the Holy Grace of Sri Periyava standing as a majectic monolithic structure.

    The trust has put up all the photos in a treasure book titled “Divya Darshan of Sri Kanchi Mahaswami” in the year 2010 and the book (2 Volumes) was released by Sri Puthu Periyava at Vani Mahal in Chennai in 2010.

    The book in Two Volumes, (with 2 editions in 2010) came with

    a) Guru Vandanam
    b) high quality pictures with narration
    c) biographical sketch of Sri Periyava
    d) Sri Periyava Jadhagam
    e) Sri Periyava Vysa Pooja Details
    f) details of The Great Acharyas of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam
    g) details of Sri Mahaswami’s Vijaya Yatra from Thanjavur to Kasi from 1933 to 1939 with Map
    h) details of Sri Mahaswami’s Pada Yatra from Kanchipuram to Satara from 1978 to 1984 with Map

    The books was by published by G Vaidyanathan, secretary of the Trust,

    Please see photo no. 209, year 1963, where everyone witnessing the Kumbabishegam of Sri Meenakshi Amman Temple, a small boy having a special darshan of Sri Periyava, is really blessed, he is around 50 plus now, can he be identified, who is this blessed ?

    Sri Periyava Saranam

  25. These pictures took us to those days as if we were along with Sri Maha Periyaval. To be viewed everyday slowly and attempt to attain his blessings through these collections.

    Sri Maharaperiyava Saranam.

  26. Maha Periava Charanam
    Great work How did you collect these treasures is it available digitally
    Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara

  27. Excellent collection. Great effort by all. Good darshan on sani pradosham day.jaya jaya sankarahara hara sankara .

  28. Pranams to Maha Periava. The photo compilation is a herculean task. Words are not suffice to thank. It is a heart felt feeling. This is a treasure for all of us. Jaya Jaya Sankara, Hara Hara Sankara

  29. No words to express my feelings. My heart is filled with periva and periva only till the time I finished looking into these excellent compilation of photos. It is really a treasure to us. Kudos to all who made it and special congrats to u for making us blessed by looking into our Periva. Sri Sri Sri Chandrasekara gurur bagavan charanyae

  30. PERIYAVA CHARANAM. REALLY A GREAT JOB.
    JAYA JAYA SANKARA HARA HARA SANAKARA
    BALASURAMANYAM SALEM

  31. Words cannot describe the feeling. Om Namo Maha Periyavaaa. Om Namo Kamakshi Amba

  32. Excellent collection. At least we are fortunate enough to see His photographs.

  33. kamakshiye periyava periva kamakshiye detils be need from kasi to rameswaram yathra on 1939 july especially from pattukkottai to rameswaram if any body have contact 9444455320 jayakumar jaya jaya sankara jaya jaya sankara

  34. When you have a goal in mind which is hanging like ‘democles sword’ over your head always and when you
    accomplish that task, Ah! the feeling and the mental satisfaction you get, words cannot describe.
    Kudos Mahesh! Well done ! Now it is our turn to search for words to appreciate your effort.
    “Jaya Jaya Sanakra ! Hara Hara Sanakra!!

  35. Very great deed done by you to all the mahaperiya bakthas, pray to mahaperiyava for his blessing to all the people

  36. Delighted to see my school teacher Meenakshisundaram sir ( PS High School,Mylapore) in one of the photos.Great efforts by all those involved in bringing out this unique Album.

  37. I am forwarding the photograph taken during the function on 13 th March 2016 to honour the parents of Vidyarties of Vedapatasalai.

  38. Very happy to see all photos. Thanks a lot for this very tedious and marvellous effort.

  39. Pranams to the great souls, whom Perivaya has chosen to do such a beautiful work. No words to explain the happiness and bliss received on seeing the photos. Praying at the Lotus feet of Maha Periyava for peace the world over.

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