A nice incident that Adiyen has read in Shri Ra Ganapathy Anna’s Maha Periyava Virundhu. Many Jaya Jaya Sankara to Shri Narayanan for the share. Ram Ram
Experiences of Maha Periyava: Helping the Poor is Pooja we do to Bhagawan
Sri Maha Periyava was travelling in the Kodavasal–Koradacherry route in Thanjavoor district in Tamil Nadu. On the way in Tirukklambur, the slum people met Him and submitted their humble offerings.
Maha Periyava spoke to everyone, heard their welfare and woes. Unhurriedly, He discussed the details with the Manager as to what Sri Matam could do to mitigate their woes, either in their own capacity or with the charity of affordable devotees.
The Managers and the other officials started worrying about the ensuing delay for their next camp and the following pujas. The God of the poor, however, seated Himself among them, and ordered dhotis and saris for everyone present there from the local textile shop. If that shop did not have the required goods, Maha Periyava ordered them bought from Kodavasal. He also ordered preparation of thick sambar rice to be served to the people under the shade of the trees.
The Manager was worried that the two or three hours time spent in these activities would delay reaching their next camp and that it would be very tedious for Periyava to undertake the long pooja thereafter.
When He started to express his feeings, Maha Periyava simply said, “This is also a pooja.”
What a Divine message: Helping the poor and supporting the poor is also pooja we do to Bhagawan.
Source: Maha Periyaval Virundhu by Shri R.Ganapathi Anna
Compiled by Jagadguru Sri Maha Periyava – Kanchi Paramacharya fb
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