Many Jaya Jaya Sankara to Shri Narayanan for the share. Ram Ram
Experiences of Maha Periyava: Do the concert again today at 7 o’clock (Inru Nee 7 Manikku Thirumbi Kacheri Pannu)
When Sri Maha Periyava was camping in Meeraj, for His Jayanthi, our troupe had come from Chennai for performing a Kacheri (concert).
The next day when Periyava was in meditation wearing a ‘Parivattam’ (head dress/turban), He issued an order, “Ask Venkatesan to play Deekshithar’s Kruthis exclusively.” After an hour of playing Raagams and Keerthanais, He came out of His meditation and indicated that His Parivattam be placed on my head. I still have it placed safely in my Puja room.
The following day, after doing Kacheri from 8am to 12 noon, we asked for permission to return to Chennai at 8 pm on the Mahalakshmi Express. At 7:10, Periyava asked me to start playing again. When we were worrying about how to cancel the return ticket that we had booked, the Aavur HTC came there for Periyava’s Darshan along with friends and relatives. When Sri Srikantan and Ramamoorthy conveyed the matter to him, he said, “I will take care of everything. I will make all arrangements in tomorrow morning’s Mylai Express and I will take leave along with the three of them.”
There was a Kacheri from 6pm to 9pm. There were people as far as the eye could see, enjoying the Kacheri. Just then the Sangli Maharaja came there with his family. He brought with him plates of flowers and fruits. He also brought green, white and blue Kashmir shawls and submitted them to Periyava. Periyava was adorned with a blue shawl on His right side, a white shawl on the left and red shawl on His head. It was simply wonderful to see Him like that!
After 30 minutes, as per His orders, the Maharaja himself placed a red shawl on the plate of flowers and fruits and presented it to my father, presented a blue shawl to me and presented a white shawl to Mridangam Ramesh. We consider this a great honour and a symbol of His protection.
The following morning at 7am, the chief ticket inspector came to escort us. Periyava gave all of us Vibhuthi, Kumkum and Prasadam, blessed us and sent us on our way.
During our travel, we happened to see the newspaper and were shocked to learn that 6 bogies of the Mahalakshmi Express in which we were to travel the previous night had got derailed. We realised that it was due to Sri Maha Periyava who was a walking God that we cancelled our journey and stayed back. We wondered at His foresight!
Source: Flautist G Venkatesan shares this experience in ‘Darisana Anubavangal’ part 4. His father was BrahmaRishi Chitoor Gopala Krishna Iyer.
Compiled by Jagadguru Sri Maha Periyava – Kanchi Paramacharya Fb
Hara Hara Shankara Jaya Jaya Shankara
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