The Mahan Who Wiped Our Tears

Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara – Recall a similar incident Smt. Mahalakshmi mami narrated to me. Many Jaya Jaya Sanakra to Shri Ganesh for the share. Rama Rama

Experiences with Maha Periyava: The Mahan Who Wiped Our Tears

Devotees saw with their own eyes that water was leaking from the corner of Sri Vishnu Durga’s eyes in the Arulmigu Pandaadu Nayaki Sameta Pasupatinatha Swami temple (at PandanaiNallur)! This happened on 19th Feb.1986.

They rushed and reported the matter to me. I went and had a look. Tears were leaking out of Ambal’s two eyes! There were no words to describe the agony of our heart.

I arranged to bestow worship on a young virgin girl, treating her as Durga, submitting saubhagya dravyas, and performing the Navakshari mantra japam in front of the Kannika Durga.

“Why is this flaw, mother?” I asked her.

The virgin girl who was sitting as Durga told us that she had a vision of a divine girl who wore a green skirt telling her, “Reduce my burden” and disappearing.

Thereafter, we performed special Abhisheka Aradhanam to Vishnu Durga and the tears stopped.

We went to Kanchipuram to supplicate this matter to Sri Maha Periyava and seek His clarification and guidance.

Periyava gave us twenty-five litres of Gangaa Jalam (water from the Ganga). He asked us to spiritually strengthen it with one lakh Avrittis (repetition) of the Navakshari mantra, perform Abhisheka to Vishnu Durga with the strengthened water and then report to Him.

After four months and after carrying out the orders of Periyava, we went to Orirukkai, a village adjacent to Kanchipuram, where Periyava was staying.

I told Periyava that the tears that had been flowing from Durga’s eyes had stopped.

Periyava heard me and then contemplated the matter for sometime. Then He asked, “Does the roof over Durga touch Her head?”

I could not remember if it was so, though I have been performing the daily puja. I said, “I did not notice. I shall go back and have a look.”

When I got back and checked the roof by inserting a thick thread between Durga’s head and the roof, I found out that the roof was indeed touching Her head, for the thread did not appear on the other side. It was also confirmed that a crack in the wall had caused the roof to slant slightly and thus touch Durga’s head.

We came back and apprised Periyava of the details.

Periyava ordered us to take Durga’s statue out, make a shallow dent on the roof, then place the statue back on its base and then perform a Kumbhabhishekam.

Changes were made as directed by Him and the Kumbhabhishekam took place in the Thai month of the year 1987.

We came back for Periyava’s darshan with the prasadam.

Periyava happily listened to the details and accepted the prasadam. He said, “The people of your village are very fortunate. Ambal’s crying was to give everyone her anugraha.”

While we were conversing, a Gujarati devotee came for darshan. Periyava spoke a few words to him.

Then, looking at us, He asked, “What would it cost for you people to make a trip here?”

“About three hundred rupees.”

He asked the Gujarati man to give us three hundred rupees. He considered Periyava’s AGNYA as his parama bhagya and gave the money very happily.

We experienced and melted at the utmost consideration and compassion the divine Periyava had for the prosperity of Shivacharyas who touch the god and do puja.

Periyava not only cleared Durga’s burden on the head, but also the burden in our hearts! Who else except Periyava can give such divine guidance?

Author: Sivasri Jagadeesa Shivacharya, Pandanainallur
Source: Maha Periyaval Darisana Anubhavangal Vol. 2

Categories: Devotee Experiences


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