The entire globe is resting after busy Jayanthi day celebration….The scale of the event is getting bigger and bigger year after year. I am seeing this since 2009 onwards. Places where 10 devotees celebrated the Jayanthi, now 100 devotees are doing it. 100 became 500 now.. Now we can’t do these events in our houses as we can’t even hold that many devotees. As usual adishtanam was packed, so was Orikkai, Sri Ganesa Sarmaji’s Mylapore, Sri Pattu Sastrigal/Ghosala W.Mambalam all recorded new heights in attendance. In USA, NJ recorded 400+, Chicago 150, SFO 300+, Dallas 150+ devotees for this jayanthi..More importantly, lots and lots of youngsters are participating….Events of various kinds – atirudrams, maharudrams, namasangeerthanams etc. It reflects our bakthi towards Mahaswami.
This time I heard several people saying this – “Periyava is reaching more and more devotees than when He was in sthoola sareera”. This is true also. This should not be misinterpreted that Periyava was not popular earlier and He needed social media to become famous. As we all know He is the paramathma that is beyond everything. I see this trend more in terms of putting technology in the best use.
Facebook, WhatsApp kind of social media were bombarded with streams of photos from all around the world…I am sure soon, these companies will do special planning to manage the server bandwidth on this day next year onwards!!!
People who could not go to Kanchipuram were gifted by live telecast coverage by Sri Vignesh Studio and Sri Sankara TV (I couldn’t see from here..I am sure they covered too), which was a true blessings…
Special thanks to Sri Vignesh Kumar and his team for outstanding alankarams to Periyava on this special day. Kumar often says “பெரியவா ஜொலிக்க வேண்டாமா?” (Shouldn’t Periyava glitter?) – this team made Periyava really glitter and on top of that, they sent me all the photos on the same day. Sai beat me on posting all those great photos!!!!
Overall, Periyava smaranai is increasing and this should help us to get poorna anugraham from acharyas to spiritually elevate us.
அத்தனை பெரியவா அடியார்களுக்கும் அடியேன்!
Hara Hara Sankara Jaya Jaya Sankara!