(Thanks to Sudarshan for the photo)
I am sad to share that our beloved and highly respected Sri Musiri Dikshitar is no more. He was addressed as Musiri Periyava by Mahaperiyava Himself for his authority on vedas, karma anushtanams etc. He gave up a lucrative position with Tirupati upon the explicit instructions of Mahaperiyava and took up Srimad Ramayana Parayanam. Further on, he embraced a life of Agnihotram and Yagna-s, and initiated several people into it. All his life dikshitar was insisting all of us to do sandhyavandhanam and Nithya karma anushtanams without fail. His entire family is into agnihothram and they run veda Patasala and ghosala – in the way Mahaperiyava wanted.
While it is sad to see great Mahans leaving this place, our only way of showing respect is to follow their advices.
Our namaskaram to Dikshitar mama.