Today, on this auspicious anusham, the blog reached a significant milestone of having 10 million or 1 crore views as of today! While I have been saying that numbers don’t matter – the impact matters – it is not a small number to ignore. It is a very large number to feel good about.
To me, it shows that the blog has been getting your support consistently. This means that we are doing our best to provide you as much information as possible related to Kanchi Acharyas. This also tells that we all got 10 million times of darshans of Mahaperiyava (collectively) – when you come to the blog there are so many photos of Him – you get a darshan, you read about him etc. We have transformed into a better person by knowing about this mahan, listening to His teachings etc. We are in His smaranai all the time – these are my take-aways from this number.
When I started this blog in 2009, it started off with 10 views per week etc. I used to check the statistics and feel pretty disappointed. Slowly over the period of time, with His blessings, this picked up momentum and today we are here. It is very easy to get demotivated in the beginning..It was not an easy journey. I would have quit this long back but I went on as I had nothing to lose by managing this blog but so much to gain by doing so!!!! Thanks from the bottom of my heart to each and every individual who have kindly shared the contents to be published in the blog – be it an audio, video, photos, poems, books, drawings, paintings, sculptures and so many. Every time, something is created about Periyava (poems, stuthis, drawing, painting, sculptures etc), it is sent to the blog for neiveidhyam!!! I do the neiveidhyam by publishing here 🙂
Also thanks to contributors like Suresh Panchanathan, Sai Srinivasan for their selfless contribution to this kainkaryam. More than anything, thanks to each souls who have been continuously motivating me personally and the team. There are so many individuals who don’t write any comments but silently observe the blog and call/email me to motivate me etc.
I tell this to everyone “Periyava had a reason to build this blog. If He decides to shut this down, it will happen one day – no one can stop”. So, I take no credit for the blog – it is His blog – I am only a web admin. I hope Periyava will allow me to do this job for some more time. Personally, I learn a lot daily from this blog (as a reader), got to know so many great devotees around the world, connected so many people together etc. Together we all joined hands together in several kainkaryams – veda/gho rakshanams, temple renovations etc…Great journey so far!
This blog has reached pretty much every country you could think of. About 2 years back, I was preparing a report to HH Pudhuperiyava about the blog and I was surprised to see that there are readers from countries that we have unheard of! If Sri Pradosham mama were here, He would have been so happy to see the Periyava bakthi reflecting through these numbers and the reach.
This journey should continue. We all need His blessings, our acharyas’ blessings and all your support to keep this running for a much longer time.
At this moment, I want to remember Periyava’s golden quote – “Stay humble and you will find what you are seeking for”.
My namaskarams to each and every one of you for your support.
My ananthakodi namaskaram to Kanchi Acharya Guruparampara for their blessings!
My thanks to some of my friends who do not want to be thanked/recognized 🙂
Hara Hara Shankara Jaya Jaya Shankara!
P.S – I apologize for keeping this a long post than I expected