Ashada Shukla Ekadasi Special – Supreme Medicine (Parama Oushadam)!


Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara – Can’t find a better time (and the picture too…) to post on this auspicious Aashada Shukla Ekadasi day. We find this Parama Oushadham in Ekadasi posting from Deivathin Kural as well (Langanam Parama Oushadam).

Thanks to Smt. Priya for the Whatsapp share of experience below. Ram Ram

Experiences with Maha Periyava: Parama Oushadam (Supreme Medicine)

One day, Sri Maha Periyava returned from his bath in the river. He began to run a high fever. His body seemed to be blazing a high temperature. The doctor came and had a look. “Some milk must be taken and then the tablet”, he said.

It was Ekadashi day, a day of absolute fasting. Not even a drop of water would be taken, what to say of milk?

“Neither milk nor tablet is necessary,” said Periyava firmly.

The Manager came and literally pleaded with Sri Maha Periyava. He argued, “One does not have to fast when one suffers from fever. This is after all medicine. Not food.” The last argument was the strong point in his case.

Periyava told the attendant who was near Him a in a low, quivering voice, “What the doctor prescribed was medicine. I have given myself the supreme medicine, parama oushadam.”

The Manager did not understand. Periyava himself explained to clarify the matter. “It is said that fasting is the most supreme medicine.”

The next morning before dawn, Periyava got up as usual, bathed in cold water and followed it with anushtana and pooja as usual in His own perfect manner.

The fever vanished as rapidly as it had come on.

A thousand and eight instances can be quoted to show that Sri Maha Periyava’s body functioned according to His will.

Categories: Devotee Experiences


4 replies

  1. eyarkkaiyaiyum vasappaduthiya mahan ,nam mahaperiva.a-gnani,agnanigalukkum arul purindhu anugraham seydhar.andha manirtha roopa paramatma.andha mahan thiruvadigale charanam charanam charanam charanam charanam charanam charanam charanam charanam charanam charanam charanam . om namo bagavathe kamakoti namo narayana

  2. Om Namo NaaraayaNaaya! Hara Hara Shankara, Jaya Jaya Shankara!

  3. That was a very informative and interesting reading.
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. One of the 1008 instances, where Maha Periyava dictated to His body…and not allowed His body to dictate.
    There is a similar anecdote. Maha Periyava running high fever. Visitors and Attendants worried. It was time for night pooja.. Maha Swami lying down, closing His eyes, not responding to His attendants.calling.
    When they reminded about evening time, anushtanam , pooja…He sent for all the pandits in the Mutt
    and asked them to sit there and recite VISHNU SAHASRANAMAM . They did. As soon as the portion
    in the last of the paryanam was over
    ..’Arthaa vishannaa schitilascha bheetaa :
    Goreshu cha vyadhishu vartha maanaa :
    Sankeertha Narayana Shabda maatram
    Vimukta dhukha Sukhino Bhanvantu //

    HH got up afresh, as though nothing had happened, called his attendant to prepare for His Snanam,
    Anushtaaanam and Chandra mauleeswara Pooja. H
    HH explained to them…He was running high feeer, could not get up, so He asked all of them to recite
    Vishnu Sahasranamam . whcih is a cure , ‘ Narayana shabda maatram vimukrta’……from any
    ‘goreshu cha Vyaadhi..’ He walked to take bath and perform the Evening Anushanams…and Pooja.
    Hara Hara Sankara……..Andanallur S, Vedanarayanan & Kamala

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