Extended downtime!


 

Every time I think about resuming my blogging something else happens….Soon after my return from Kailash yatra, my mother-in-law passed away  here in US and was busy with all the  rituals etc. It so happened that she was holding up until she had the manasarover theertham from our trip! Within few days after that, she passed away…It has been a long time since I have been through the final rites etc. Last time something I witnessed was when I was a kid when my grandparents passed away….It is a very difficult process to be part of…Also this is the first time, I see the process in US.

Few observations…The priests here do a very thorough job within the available infrastructure. Infrastructure is a big issue here in US for such things… Due to the local legal mandate, the body can’t be kept at home and should be in the funeral home etc and the cremation place and what vedic procedures could be done are fairly limited. Despite that, the priests here are very sincere in doing these properly. Only during this time, I realized that we should do something about building a place in major cities etc where one can do these kind of rites properly and all the shrardhams as well on a regular basis. Maybe with the blessings of HH Balaperiyava such an infrastructure might come in US too..

After going through the 13 day process, one can see how our veda mantras are so powerful that it literally takes the soul to depart from this loka to pithru loka. I am sure one who has seen this process would fairly believe and wanting to do shraardhams without fail. Mahaperiyava had talked in length about the importance of pithru kaaryams and how it negatively impacts if not done or missed out etc.

Soon after I am back after this tragedy, I got drowned into work related issues and travels….Hopefully soon (next week onwards) I should be back on track with few good announcements and active blogging.

Hara Hara Sankara Jaya Jaya Sankara

 



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24 replies

  1. Dear Mahesh,

    1. Very sorry to hear about your mother-in- law’s demise.
    i pray to Periyava that He ‘May bless her soul rest in peace in Moksahm’.
    May He give the courage to you and all your family members to move on forward with life.

    2. Periyava has said Sanatana Dharma was the only Dharma prevalent all over the world as creation evolved but later got sidelined with other religions and our own Hindus.
    May your wishes that,
    “we should do something about building a place in major cities etc where one can do these kind of rites properly and all the shrardhams as well on a regular basis. Maybe with the blessings of HH Balaperiyava such an infrastructure might come in US too..”
    be another step towards restoring the whole world with Sanatana Dharma-
    -‘another step’ because, i read that Sastras prohibit Brahmins crossing seas. But one hidden blessing is that with Indians of all varnas settling overseas, there are possibilities for Sanatana Dharma taking roots and spreading world over again for complete salvation to all people of mankind.

    May Periyava bless and uplift humanity with Sanatana Dharma.

    This may not be mistaken as dominance over other religions of the world / superiority of Sanatana Dharma, please.

  2. Mahesh, My heaartiest condolences to you and your family.

    May the noble soul attain the lotus feet of Shri Mahaperiyava.

  3. My heartfelt condolences Mahesh

  4. My heartfelt condolences. May her soul rest in peace.

  5. Very sorry to hear about the sad news. May the noble soul rest in the lotus feet of Mahaperiyava.

  6. dear sir, my heartfelt condolences to you and your family for the sudden demise of your mother in law.even though this is inevitable it is a satisfaction that she could get the holy theertham with MAHAPERIVA anugraham.i pray for her soul to rest in peace.

  7. Mahesh.
    My heartfelt condolences to you and your family on the bereavement .
    May Mahaperiyavaa Bless the departed soul and all of you for your sincerity in performing the Anthima-Kriyas as per the scriptures.
    It was indeed heartening to note that the Vaideekas in US performed all the ceremonies sincerely.

    I was always under the impression that all these Vaideekas Brahmana’s leave fo US and the West just for a ‘few dollars more’ like their counterparts in other professions.
    I am happy to be proved wrong on this aspect .

  8. My sincere condolences to the bereaved family. May Maha Periyava Grant Mohsha to the departed soul. She had the benefit of anasarovar Theertham and Dharshan of the Kailash Yaathri. The difficulties of doing Pitrhu Karmas in foreign lands are always felt deeply, but when done with sincerity will reach full realisation. Time is a great healer. Hara Hara Shankara, Jaya Jaya Shankara!

  9. Oh… I am sorry to hear this news, although it is inevitable to everyone. May her soul rest in peace by the grace of God and Maha Periva. In the though moments of your life juncture, we are all with you Mahesh Garu. Jaya Jaya Shankara….. Hara Hara Shankara.

  10. dear mr mahesh, my sincere condolonces on the bereavement. It is the blessings of the guru that she was able to have the theertham.

  11. My deep condolences to You Mahesh and your family members.

    “”Only during this time, I realized that we should do something about building a place in major cities etc where one can do these kind of rites properly and all the shrardhams as well on a regular basis. Maybe with the blessings of HH Balaperiyava such an infrastructure might come in US too..””

    All members in this group too will pray to Periyava for making this good necessity thought to come to reality and trust our Periyava will make it happen within a few months.

  12. Dear Mahesh,
    Our heartfelt condolences to all your family members
    On this sad demise.
    Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara

  13. Our prayers are with you all at this hour of grief. May your mother in law’s soul rest in the feet of the Almighty.

  14. That is really a shocking news. My prayers for you, your wife and other members of the family at this moment.

  15. Sorry to hear the sad news. Kindly accept and pass on to your family our heartfelt condolences. In spite of all these disturbances, your yeomen service in the name of Maha Periyavaa is indeed GREAT. Our prayers for the departed soul.

  16. SriSriSriMahaperiyavaacharanam—-Charanam–Charanam–Charanam—

    dear mahesh, Yes u are correct.Because u are blessed for all the good things u are doing Periyavaa allowed her to wait until u return.She had the PRAPTHAM to take water from the HOLY place. U are not only a dutiful SON but also SON-IN-LAW. We are thankful to our priests who are doing their best with available things. Pl.convey my hearty felt condolances to ur wife. Anbuden parameswaran

    On Wed, Aug 10, 2016 at 10:37 AM, Sage of Kanchi wrote:

    > Mahesh posted: ” Every time I think about resuming my blogging something > else happens….Soon after my return from Kailash yatra, my mother-in-law > passed away here in US and was busy with all the rituals etc. It so > happened that she was holding up until she had th” >

  17. Very sorry to hear about the loss of your MIL, may her soul rest in peace and surely she must have waited to receive the holy waters.

    Yes, the process can be draining and uplifting at the same time if explained correctly.

    As much as we all cannot have enough from the Blog, your downtime is well deserved. May Periyava give you and family to bear the loss and continue your daily activities in peace.

    Best wishes
    Bhuvana

  18. Mahesh sir.

    I was really breaking my head why no reply from such a nice person to my mails. anyhow, our HEART FELT CONDOLENCES TO YOU AND ALL YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS ON THIS SAD OCCASION.
    MAY HER SOUL REST IN PEACE.
    Of course I am ALSO likely to do my fathers annual ceremony here in Houston, Meenakshi amman temple annex, under Hiranyam type,as told by Pundit.

    Sundararaman.R
    919382669536 on Whats App only

  19. Heartfelt condolences.

    Just FYI, SVBF in Stroudsburg PA and Guruvayurappan Temple in NJ have shraddha bhavanams.

  20. Dear Mahesh,
    Heartfelt condolences to you and family.
    Somu

  21. Dear Mr.Mahesh,
    I am sorry to hear the demise of your mother in law.
    May her soul rest in peace.
    Jaya Jaya sankara
    Hara hara sankara

  22. MAHESH—MY HEARTY CONDOLENCES TO YOU AND ALL YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS ON THIS OCCASION. MAY HER SOUL REST IN PEACE.

  23. Mahesh,
    Sorry to hear about the loss. I pray for the departed soul.
    B. Srinivasan, Cupertino

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