Few days back, I had a visitor from India, who narrated an incident that happened in 2017. As parents, they have been looking for a proper alliance for his son, who has been working with TCS. For some unknown reason, it has been dragging for a long time with no result.
In Nov-Dec of 2017, I guess Sri (Bala) Periyava was visiting Chennai and was in Mylapore. A friend called him to let him know about Periyava’s visit to someone’s house, which is not too far from his place.
He went there with his son too. Luckily, his son was working from home that day – this is what dheiva sankalpam means! They rushed to the place. Periyava was sitting in small cow-shed. Not many devotees were there. His friend told Periyava about him and his son and his alliance-search process etc. Periyava blessed them all.
(Above picture was taken when he is being introduced to Periyava – Thanks Sankar!)
Later he distributed fruits to all the devotees, who gathered there. Of all the devotees, his son was the only one to receive mango. At that time also, to them, it was just another darshan & prasadam.
When Periyava was leaving and was on the car, He called “Where is that TCS boy?” – the boy was brought forward. He again blessed him and left.
After He left someone apparently mentioned that receiving mango is considered as purna anugraham. Until then, he never knew that – until he told me I did not know that too. That does not mean that other prasadams are not good 🙂
Within few months, the TCS boy got engaged and married few months back.
The guruparampara anugraham flows through all acharyas. The hands that have been doing nithya chandramouleeswarar and Tripurasundari puja have so much powers. Even if it is a small piece of kalkandu we receive from them, gets extremely blessed and gives us enough. If those hands bless us, that is enough – even if no prasadam is given.
Our namaskaram to Sri Periyava and the great acharya peetam!
The father, who narrated this is none other than the person in this video. He is a good friend of Sri Ganesa Sharma and actively participates in monthly anusham at Mylai. His brother is my neighbor in Chicago. To them, Periyava is everything. One of the staunch Periyava devotee families that I know of.