I met Sri Sriram of Mumbai in Sri Matam last week and he narrated this incident.
As with hundreds of us, he was also longing to get Mahaperiyava padhuka. He reached out to so many people and asked. Almost all the time, the common response was “it is very difficult to get wooden padhuka that was worn by the Mahan. Maybe you should look for silver padhuka that will be kept in the adishtanam and blessed by other Periyavas too”. However, his search / thirst never ended.
During one of his trips to Chennai, he went to Orikkai in the evening and he was greeted by the mama who used to do puja there. He knows Sriram. After some time when Sriram was about to leave, that mama apparently said “go to Matam…a surprise is waiting for you”.
Sriram had no clue on what that meant. He went to the Matam – after having all darshans, he went to see Sri Balu mama and while talking he was mentioning about his search for padhukas etc. The next minute mama blesses Sriram with this padhukas – yes, the exact same padhukas that you see in the picture!
What a great experience and abundant blessing for Sriram and his family! Aho baghyam! Very deserving family for having the holy padhukas.
Devotees in Mumbai should visit Sriram and do namaskaram to the padhukas.
Sriram – pl feel free to correct if I have misstated anything that you narrated me – I am getting old 🙂
Hara Hara Sankara Jaya Jaya Sankara!
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