Chant ‘Hari’ in the Morning

Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara – I’m sure we all remember Periyava asking us to chant Hari Nama in the morning, Siva Nama at dusk and Ambal smarnam before going to sleep. This incident closely relates to that.

Many Jaya Jaya Sankara to Smt. Priya for the share.

Experiences with Maha Periyava: Chant ‘Hari’ in the morning

Every day when Sri Maha Periyava got up in the early hours of the morning he would chant, “Sri Hari, Sri Hari!”

A college student noticed this. Periyava had sacred ash on his forehead, rudraksha around his neck, which were signs of Shaivism. But here he was chanting the name of Sri Hari. What was this?

The boy questioned Sri Maha Periyava himself. A vaidhik who was nearby scolded the boy. “You must not question Periyava in this manner.”

Sri Maha Periyava said laughing, “Don’t scold the boy. Let him voice his doubt. I will answer him.”

The boy repeated his question. Sri Maha Periyava gave the boy an explanation. “Creation, preservation, and destruction are the three-fold tasks. Vishnu is the preserver. From the moment we wake up, till we go to bed we perform a number of tasks. We must pray to Hari, Vishnu, to be with us so that all work done during the day is successful and done well. Bhagavan Krishna is called an ‘Idayya’, which means the one who does the job in between creation and destruction. In the evening it is our tradition to offer prayers to Parameswara.”

The boy was very satisfied with the explanation.

Hara Hara Shankara Jaya Jaya Shankara
Source: Kanchi Paramacharya Fb


Categories: Devotee Experiences


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