I have three more postings pending from my India trip including this one.
Ganapathy is known to our forum as one of the disciples of HH Govinda Damodara Swamigal a.k.a HH Triplicane Periyava, Sri Sivan Sar and Ramayanam & Mooka panchasathi devotee. His messaging style is very unique – very gentle, powerful, no dramatic exaggerations and keeping it simple. We got introduced to each other probably an year back and have been in communication often but never had a chance to meet.
During my recent trip, I had a good opportunity to meet the face behind that soft voice we all heard in his audio. A very simple man – man of few words on loukeeka matters and man of lots of words when it comes to Ramayanam, ambal, Mooka Panchasathi and Mahaperiyava!! We had a good discussion for some time. Since Ganapathy is also in the IT industry, it is easier to jump topics between IT & spirituality. I don’t know what triggered him – suddenly he pulled out mooka panchasathi book and read 10-15 slokas slowly and also gave the meaning. I felt very blessed – that was the first time I am hearing mooka panchasathi in my life! I was quite impressed with his personality – simple, honest, humble, very contented in life, avoids popularity, stays away from politics etc – wants to stay focused on the spiritual growth as directed by his guru.
He has been doing a great job in delivering great materials/lectures on topics and he beautifully relates with Mahaperiyava in almost all of them. I suggested on why he can’t consider doing similar lectures in outside events. He is definitely looking for right opportunity. As we know that just chanting mooka panchasathi itself will remove so many problems in life, he is also contemplating doing mooka panchasathi parayanam in devotees’ houses by invitation. Not sure when he would actually start to do that….I found that a great idea! I am taking the liberty in writing this – if anyone wants to do a mooka panchasathi parayanam or a lecture on Mahaperiyava/Sar etc on anusham kind of auspicious days, I guess we could contact him.
If all goes well, he will be seen behind a mic on a stage soon. As we know, he is more than ready to step-up the game! Let us wish him all the bests and hoping to see more of his audios/articles on Mahaperiyava and other Mahans.
Thank you Ganapathy for your time and hospitality.
Please visit him at http://valmikiramayanam.in
Hara Hara Sankara Jaya Jaya Sankara!