Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara – A great lesson for Shri Kannadasan and for all of us as well. Thanks to Shri Karthik Rajagopal for the Whatsapp share. Ram Ram
Noted lyricist Kannadasan visited Maha Periyava and as usual they discussed Aaanmigam. Kannadasan was earlier an atheist and wrote articles criticizing religion.
Slowly he changed due to the effect of Maha Periyava who weaned him from useless rationalism. But the basic nature of criticism still Continued.
He asked Maha Periyava when milk is White then how come the Parkadal is shown as Megavarnam? Has the colour of Mahavishnu dissolved in the ocean of milk.
Acharyal gave a smile. He just said ‘Enjoy you will get the reply by noon’.
Kannadasan was perplexed. He dare not sat anything. Vummidi Bangaru Chetty visited the Sri Matham that afternoon. Both Kannadasan and Vummidiyar belonged to the same Chettiar community and greeted each other in their traditional way. Afterwards Vummidiyar placed a Large Green Emerald at the Acharyal’s feet pleading him to accept . The sage had no discrimination for a gem and a monolithic rock.
He asked the staff member of the mutt to bring milk in a vessel. After it was brought he asked Vummidiyar to immerse the emerald in milk.
Now this was a shock to the Jeweller. This is the process used to check the genuineness of emerald in his field.
Did the Kanchi seer suspected his intentions or the gem. Silently he did. Acharyal then Called Kannadasan to see. Kannadasan was shocked. The milk turned pale green and a tinge of light emanated from the Emerald immersed in milk.
Kannadasan was speechless. How did this happen? The Acharyal explained the reason in a scientific way about the change of colour and drew parallel with Parkadal “When Parandaaman is lying in the parkadal,he too emits such radiance. Hence it is Megavarnam’.
Tears filled Kannadasan who then immediately composed the famous song ‘Tiruparkadalil pallikondar Sriman Narayana……….’
As for Vummidiyar, Acharyal Blessed him requesting him to take the Emerald to the Varadaraja perumal kovil and make a Magudam for the Perumal’.
He too wept for his ignorance that he had felt humiliated earlier when Acharyal told him to immerse the emerald in milk. It was not to test the Genuineness of the Gem.
It was the greatness of this Gnana Guru to drive away ignorance and guide people.
Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara!
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