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Experiences with Maha Periyava: Auspicious Time
I had requested Mudaliyar in Kanchipuram to lend me some money to meet the expenses of my daughter’s wedding. He agreed to help and told me to meet him on a particular day at three in the afternoon. I started from Chengalpat and went to Kanchipuram on the appointed day. Before meeting the gentleman, I desired to receive Sri Maha Periyava’s darshan and so went to the Sri Matam. It was possible to receive Sri Maha Periyava’s darshan that day only at two o’clock in the afternoon.
Moreover, Sri Maha Periyava began to chat with me at leisure about everything under the sun, in the most unusual manner. As for my mind, it was solely fixed upon my appointment with Mudaliyar at three. Finally at about 5.30, Sri Maha Periyava gave me leave to depart.
I almost ran to Mudaliyar’s house. I was worried that the gentleman might change his mind and refuse to lend me the money. In trepidation, I knocked on his door softly. The Mudaliyar himself opened the door and welcomed me heartily. He said, “I had agreed to meet you at three o’clock. But I had to go out on some work and returned only now. Besides, I learnt that till six this evening, it is inauspicious time according to the almanac. So I wished I had told you to come at about six o’clock. It is good that you have yourself come now. The hour is now auspicious. You may take your loan now.”
I felt as if someone had given me a hard knock on my head. It was then clear to me as to why Sri Maha Periyava had made me stay there for so long before giving me permission to leave.
Author: P.K. Ramanathan, Chennai-24
Source: Maha Periyaval – Darisana Anubhavangal Vol. 2
Categories: Devotee Experiences