Shekar, get up. It is time to go!

Thanks to Suresh P for sharing this….


During one of my vacations I was getting ready to sleep. I used to sleep anywhere on the floor. I was trained like that by Him not to hanker for a luxurious comfort sleep. This helps me even today. At that place there was a hall outside the pooja room.

There were lots of desks for office staff in the hall. Since it was summer, I could not sleep on the temple floor as the ground was very hot. So, I decided to sleep in the hall between the desks, spread a towel and slept.

It was around 10.30/11 in the night. All lights were off and it was silent. Suddenly I got up disturbed by light from a torch.

As I strained my eyes to see what was going on I saw His silhouette. He was holding a torch on His left Hand along with His Dandam and a water pot in His right Hand.

He said, “Get up, come with Me”!

“Here, take the torch”, said He.

“Do you want to walk in the front or behind Me”, asked He.

I replied, “As You wish”.

“Ok, you come in back but show the light to the front of Me”, said He.

We went, I followed Him. It was a narrow path and We would have walked for almost 3 kms. He stopped at an Old Mandapam. There was a tank of water nearby.

“Ok, sleep here”, said He!

I slept in the floor of the Mandapam.

In the morning I was woken by Him saying softly, “Shekar, get up. It is time to go!”

It has three times like this. I am inexplicably stunned. Why He did this way, I am unable to fathom! Shankara.

Once He advised me, “You know what you should do when you come to the Matam? Watch the Chandramouliswara Pooja, do a namaskaram to Them, do a namaskaram to Me also. And just leave. Do not keep loitering here and indulge in unnecessary gossip. If you look here and there, your Bhakthi will desert you!”

I was trained like this that day itself. And this is what I do even today!


Narrated by the supremely blessed Shri Chandrashekar.

What incredible blessings.

Here is a Rare gem of a Picture.

A happy day to Everyone!


Categories: Devotee Experiences

5 replies

  1. Periyava iam with or without faith praying for Your Protection, Please please Protect me because iam to serve many of my dependencies including me, Oh Great Sage Please please hear me

  2. Watch the Chandramiouli Pooja, don a namaskaram to them and to Me also,,and just leave …don’t loiter here and there qhe gossip…. This Golden advise applies when we visit Mahans.

  3. Sri Maha Periyava Thiruvadegaley Saranam Saranam

    Is there a tamil version of this article please ?

  4. hara hara sankara jaya jaya sankara.

  5. What a Great Blessing and Upadesam by Maha Periyava! Applies equally to all of us! Thanks for sharing. Hara Hara Shankara, Jaya Jaya Shankara!

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