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Experiences with Maha Periyava: Recite the following mantra 108 times!
Once a Sri Vaishnavite family had come for the darshan of Sri Maha Periyava. Even though they followed the Sri Vaishnava tradition, they had deep devotion (bhakti) towards Sri Maha Periyava and believed that He was Sakshat Sriman Narayana Swaroopam. They had come to have darshan of Periyava since the head of their family who was old was suddenly suffering from paralysis and chitta bramhai (paranoia). They had come there with the whole family.
Sri Maha Periyava asked them to be seated. He then asked for a small pot of water to be brought. Once it was brought, He put some tulsi leaves in the pot of water from the mala (garland) He was wearing. As they belonged to the Sri Vaishanavite tradition, He then advised all the family members to recite the following mantra 108 times.
Achyutananda Govinda Namoch Charana Bheshajat
Nashyanti Sakala Rogaha Satyam Satyam Vadamyaham
All the family members devotedly did as they were instructed. Periyava then sprinkled some water on the paralytic man. He then asked a strong, hefty man who was present there to give a sharp blow on the affected man’s head. Everyone hesitated and no one was willing to hit the affected man. How could they strike a sick man?
But Sri Maha Periyava’s leelas (divine plays) are amazing. Finally, a strong hefty man came forward willing to do as instructed. He clenched his fist and raised his arm to give a hard blow on the affected man’s head. The invalid man suddenly started speaking and asked, “Why are you trying to hit me?” All the family members were surprised. The motionless man speaking made all the family members extremely happy. Sri Maha Periyava’s boundless grace and the water sprinkled on him made him regain his consciousness and lost memory.
All the family members were extremely grateful and happy and thanked Sri Maha Periyava profusely and offered their prostrations and expressed their gratitude to Sri Maha Periyava.
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