Here it is – Periyava Radio!


Shri Gurubhyo Namaha

With our humble namaskarams to our great acharyas, on this auspicious Pournami day combined with Arudhra Darshan of Lord Nataraja, this blog & Kanchi Guruparampara Foundation (KGF) is pleased to present you all the fully functional first-ever 24×7 Periyava Radio ( – dedicated to the acharyas of the great Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam.

First and foremost, my namaskaram to Mahaperiyava who made this idea come to my mind. HH Balaperiyava’s blessings to this initiative was a pleasant surprise. When I wrote to Him, I was not optimistic at all in receiving blessings as I thought this request is too small for Him! Yet He showed His kindness in sending His divine blessings on an auspicious day like Vijayadasami!

Second, it didn’t take too long to realize that this effort is not something like running a blog that can be done by one person ! This is lot more labor intensive, time-sensitive effort that requires a team to do. Thanks to Mahaperiyava, who sent me a fine set of team members without whom this would not have been possible. They are not just bodies who do some work – they are passionate about what they’re doing to Mahaperiyava. Great mix of people – newly married couples, bachelors, just-became-moms, IT professionals, my colleagues etc. With the entire house washed away in the Chennai flood, this volunteer from Chennai was worried about not contributing to this project!! Only 1 in a million could think like that! While traveling on work, attending calls in midnights, having a new-born baby and still willing to contribute, taking calls amidst a house-shifting and sitting in parking lots shows nothing but their devotion to Periyava. Special thanks to our web and mobile developers for delivering a great output – this trio team do not compromise an inch on quality!! There are other folks who got disconnected due to flood etc. My sincere thanks to all who participated in every way – they all will have opportunities to engage with us in the future too. If I write about each of them, I need several posts to detail their commitments. I sincerely pray Periyava to bless these people with everything and keep them with me to run this station successfully for a long time!

Please note that the entire program schedule will be played both in Indian Time and US Eastern Time.

Finally, we aren’t perfect. We learnt a lot about internet radio during this journey and still learning. Together as a team, we constructed this station from all aspects based on our assumptions on how  folks would listen, when etc. We have put together a good program schedule to begin with that has the mix of all – periyava speeches, upanyasams, Periyava mahimai, bhajans, veda goshams/bashyams etc…

We aren’t stopping here! We intend to refine this schedule as we progress based on your listening preferences and suggestions too. We could be wrong in certain assumptions. Please remember that we have spent a lot of time, effort and money spent on this initiative. Only by receiving your feedback and continued support, we will be motivated to run this station and make it better for you.  It is very important that we hear your feedback about everything – timing, program schedules, content, quality etc. Please suggest how we can make this station better. If you have any audio content to be submitted, please use the form in the radio site to send to us.

Our mobile team has done an outstanding job in creating a beautiful app. It has lots of sections (1) Dheivathin Kural (2) Photos (3) Videos (4) Radio etc. This is an app to keep.

    1. iOS – the updated app is already available in the Appstore – Search for “Kanchi Sankara”. Please go to appstore and install it if you haven’t done in the past or update if you have the previous version.
    2. Android – the “updated” app is ready in the appstore – Search for “Kanchi Sankara” and install it if you haven’t done in the past. If you already have this installed, please uninstall this and install the new one (just to be safe)
    3. iOS/Android/Windows/Kindle Fire – Install the app “TuneIn” on your phone (Android/iOS/Windows). After installing, within the app, search for “Periyava Radio” – you will find two stations – (1) Periyava Radio (2) Periyava Radio – World. First station is for India. Make both your favorites and you can listen to the stations. This TuneIn app will work on all phones….
    4. From your computer – Please visit from your computer and click on the player to listen.

Our special thanks to Periyava upanyasakas like Sri Ganesha Sharma, Sri P.Swaminathan etc who immediately agreed to help us in every way and also gave their consent to broadcast their lectures in this radio and also willing to work with us to make this better. Thanks to you all for your support!

Radio Team – My hearty congratulations to you all for the launch….I am really lucky to know each of you through this initiative.

On behalf of the team, our namaskarams to Acharyas.

Hope you enjoy the radio!

Happy Holidays!

Looking forward to hearing from you all!

Hara Hara Sankara Jaya Jaya Sankara!

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53 replies

  1. Dear Mahesh

    Sorry, sorry Respected Mahesh laudable is a very small word to describe what you are doing. To transform this into a movement there is a desperate need to take periyavaa’s teachings to the edu campuses across India. I suggest a few noble souls who will most probably be willing to help. One, Sri. Gurumurthy, Columnist whom everybody knows as a disciple of Periyavaa and Sri. Sarma Sastrigall who has taken upon himself to spread our vaideeka and Sastric practices among our Hindu community or telecast their speeches on Periyavaa radio, they can elaborate well on the greatness of Bharathabhoomi.

  2. Great. A great job done for people like us who are devotees of Periyava the living God

  3. Excellent… Mahesh…

  4. Dear Mahesh,

    Great Initiative. I was listening to the Radio today and Periyava spoke about the importance of understanding at least 100 shlokas with meaning. He also speaks about a collection of shlokas called Neeti Saram. I managed to find the malayalam version of the same in .

    Looks like a treasure. Do you any possible Sanskrit version of this work with meaning in English/Tamil?

  5. Dear Mahesh,

    I was one of the volunteers who had wished to contribute but I did not even respond to your email – and no excuses for that. I wish to still contribute going forward in whatever small manner possible. I will surely respond with details to your email and hopefully there still should be some bit of work to manage this on a daily basis. Please accept my apologies.

    Mahaperiyava charanam!

  6. Congratulations!!!! Mahaperiyava blessings be with u always!!!!

  7. Namaskarams Sri Mahesh 🙏
    I have installed the appas in my iPhone. iPad and just now in android phone.
    But please clarify, why I am hearing vedaparayanam live on ” now playing ” on my android and Pravachaanam the iPhone and iPad .
    It is not live , I feel.There is no ” now playing ” option .
    Could this be because iOS is yet to be approved ?

  8. Heard the radio and was deeply moved . Maheshji, no words to describe your unlimited devotion and hard work in this noble cause

  9. Blessed to have seen this website, giving all the devotees of MAHAPERIYAVA, a very rare treat , a real treasure, the greatest opportunity to know every facet of the DIVINE AVATHARS lectures and injunctions, which should be the GITA for all of us. We are blessed to have been born when the great AVATHAR was in our midst. What we missed during our life time, due to unavoidable official preoccupations can now savour our long felt need of listening to his Divine Spoeches, his videos, photos, millions of anecdotes related to his teachings etc. We are for ever indebted to you to bring to our doorsteps all the above, giving us the opportunities if a life time. Thank you so much.

  10. Excellent initiative!

  11. My humble namaskarams to MahaPeriyava!

    // They are not just bodies who do some work – they are passionate about what they’re doing to Mahaperiyava. … .. . With the entire house washed away in the Chennai flood, this volunteer from Chennai was worried about not contributing to this project!! Only 1 in a million could think like that! While traveling on work, attending calls in midnights, having a new-born baby and still willing to contribute, taking calls amidst a house-shifting and sitting in parking lots shows nothing but their devotion to Periyava. //
    What devotion! I am amazed. My thanks from the bottom of my heart to all of them. My great many great many great many namaskarams to all of them. Blessed are all those who are involved in this great divine work.

    Periyava Radio – a huge solace, strength, happiness and peace for all and everything.

    I have given my feedback (very much sought by you) in

    Humbly yours – Viswanathan

  12. Well done Mahesh and congratulations to the entire team who worked on this project. I am sure all of you will receive the wholesome blessings of the Peiryavaas of our Mutt.I hope we listeners are able to contribute to the content as well meaningfully. If the content is in CD form where do we send it for using as content in the radio?

  13. Great teaching…superb programme…Jaya shankara

  14. Dear Mahesh and Team,

    I sincerely pray that Periyava may bless you all.
    i know He has already done it, so many times.

    thanks, all of you.


  15. Congrats and wishing all the best for the entire team.





  17. Mangalani Bhavanthu

  18. Excellent. Heart congrats. Great effort achieved by His grace perhaps effortlessly. Blessings and best wishes Mahesh

  19. Periyava charanam. Really a wonderful initiative. Periyava’s blessings always with the radio team and all devotees.

  20. Hearty Hearty Congratulations to the entire team for making this Periyava Radio a grand success.

    Mahesh Sir, I have a humble request to ask of you. Can you please upload the Anusham dates for 2016 whenever you get the time?

    Once again a big namaskaram to the entire ream for making this a grand success.


  21. my congrats for you and your team who have a great service to the mankind in bringing the radio to all those who are the devotees of Mahaperiyava and all those people who will become devotees of our perivaya. All the best for your continued support and i pray mahaperiyava to shower his blessing to you and your team

  22. Tremandrous effort. Periyava anugraham. With His blessings everything will run smoothly. Jaya Jaya Sankara. Hara Hara sankara.

  23. Periyava Karunai.

    First words listened in the radio…Manikavasagar’s Thirucchathagam…Message conveyed…!!!

    தரிக்கிலேன் காய வாழ்க்கை
    சங்கரா போற்றி வான
    விருத்தனே போற்றி எங்கள்
    விடலையே போற்றி ஒப்பில்
    ஒருத்தனே போற்றி உம்பர்
    தம்பிரான் போற்றி தில்லை
    நிருத்தனே போற்றி எங்கள்
    நின்மலா போற்றி போற்றி.

    கடவுளே! சங்கரனே! விருத்தனே! ஒப்பில்லாத தலைவனே! தேவர் தலைவனே! வணக்கம். இந்த உடம்போடு கூடி வாழும் வாழ்க்கையைச் சகித்திலேன். ஆதலால் இதனை ஒழித்து உன் திருவடியை அடைவிக்க வேண்டும்.

  24. Wonderful initiative and a very laudable effort… Pranams to Maha Periyavaa…Jaya Jaya Shankara Hara Hara Shankara….

  25. Reblogged this on kahanam and commented:
    24×7 Radio Divine and Unique experience! Free! Listen regularly and benefit! Started on 25th December 2015, on the Holy Marghazhi PaurNami and just prior to Arudra Dharisanam! Great work of Devotion by young Maha Periyava Devotees for the benefit of all!

  26. Great. Salute to all the soul. Who has made this our dream project live 24 hours. May periyavaa wishes with their family for ever. Periyava charanam.jaya jaya Sankara hara hara Sankara.

  27. Hara Hara Shankara, Jaya Jaya Shankara! Maha Periyava ThiruvadigaLe CharaNam! May Maha Periyava’s Blessings be ever on these young developers who harness technology to help Maha Periyava Devotees all over the world.

  28. I can only sincerely thank you all who have put in so much effort to bring us this great audio content
    I feel blessed b

  29. Congrats and best wishes to the entire team. Hope at some point of time we also have opportunities to serve for this noble cause. Hara Hara Sankara Jaya Jaya Sankara

  30. Amazing. Listening to shri. Ganesha sharmas upanyasam. Thnak you so much. There is no stopping you. You are all set to go on and on with spreading and sharing maha periavaas messages. What dedication! Kudos.

  31. Dear Sri Mahesh, let their Holiness continue to shower their GRACE on you for all the good work that benefits billions.

    Jaya Jaya Shankara

    Om Namo Bagawathe Sri Ramanayah

  32. Dear Shri Mahesh. Great efforts by you. Thank you so much. People like Shri Sivaraman, Ganesha sharma, Many devotees helped us have bhakthi on Mahapriyava. through their sharings and upanyasams. We are with you.

  33. What better service one can offer more than this to Periva! HIS blessings will always with you Mahesh Garu. We are drenched in the ‘கருணை கடல்’. Thanks once again Mahesh Garu.

  34. hearty congrates and thank you so much for your feast to our souls

  35. om shree anusha jyothiye potri avarthamm thiruppaadhangale potri potri

  36. Really commendable samarpanam to Mahaperiyava

  37. Brilliant idea Mahesh! You may also want to add the audio portion of Devotees’ experiences with Swamigal. I have stripped just the audio from 70 to 80 interviews. Please let me know if you want them. My best wishes. Shankara.

    • Thanks for the offer….

      However, Sri Shivaraman does not want the devotees experiences (interviewed by him) to be broadcasted through this radio. If you have any content outside of his interviews, please zip and email me.

      • How can there be a copyright for a Periyava experience? Even if there were one, the experience is shared by the individual and henceforth the right should be owned by the individual. Unless the videos were recorded under the banner of any registered recording house, there is no question!

        More than anything, since these experiences are about mahaperiyava – NO “INDIVIDUAL” can own the rights to the same.

        It will not take too long to convert all the experiences into soundcloud and soon host it on a separate site and see who comes to claim rights?

      • Dear Sir,

        I am not qualified enough to comment on the ownership part. I suggest we leave this topic here.

      • I hope everyone takes things in good spirit ahead of Periyava Aradhana. As the dawn of 2015 sets and 2016 rises, all of us should be able to move on with a positive outlook. Naa Irukaen!

  38. JAYA JAYA SHANKARA thanks for the blessing

  39. Congratulations.listening to navagraha suktams.

  40. Outstanding ..

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