Many Jaya Jaya Sankara to Shri. Narayanan for this share. Hope this incident as well as the temples shown by Periyava will be of use to some one. Ram Ram.
Experiences with Maha Periyava: Mysterious illness cured!
Sri Shankaranarayanan, a devotee used to have darshan of Sri Maha Periyava, as he was a staunch devotee. He got affected by a strange high fever, which affected him once every 10 to 15 days. Since this had become a routine, he tried all sorts of medicines and advice from various doctors. Nonetheless, his hopes and untiring efforts to cure the fever persisted. The man came to a conclusion that the treatment given by doctors could no longer be a remedy and there was only one last resort, none other than the Guru.
One fine morning, he visited Sri Matam and had darshan. Periyava asked, “Ippa than varaya” (Are you coming only now?)
“Have you heard about Jwarahareswara temple in Kanchi? Have you been there before?
“Today is a Sunday in Karthigai masam (Nov-Dec). Come, we shall see Jwarahareswara and Surya Bhagavan” said Periyava and walked down.
Shankaranarayanan followed Periyava like a calf to a cow.
By the time they reached there, the priest had left already but in spite of it, He made him have darshan.
“Do you have some money?”
“No Periyava… I just left my wallet at the Matam itself…”
“Ok… Do one thing… Go to that mandapam and get some money from people who are there…”
Shankaranarayanan managed to get 10 to 15 rupees in a few minutes.
“There is a plate in front of Swami Sannadhi… Go and offer some there and drop some money in the hundi too…”
“Good… Let us go to Kachchabeswarar temple from here… As today is a Sunday in Karthigai, celebrations are taking place there.”
“You know, arogyam baskaradhichcheth (let body be healthy with the grace of Surya)…”
Sri Maha Periyava, after having darshan at Sannidhi and seeing Surya Bhagavan, came to the mandapam and called some Vedic scholars and asked them to chant Surya sadhagam and explained.
He said to Shankaranarayanan, “Ok. The time is up…. You can go and eat and start to your place”.
Though Shankaranarayanan was happy about the visit to temples along with Maha Periyava, he was feeling sad for not telling his health condition to Him. He left the place sadly and realised later on, that the fever had left too and never dared to strike again!
Compiled by Jagadguru Sri Maha Periyava – Kanchi Paramacharya Fb
Hara Hara Shankara Jaya Jaya Shankara
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