(Thanks to Echangudi Ambi for sharing this rare photo!)
Thanks to Bharath Subramanian for this interview. Since it is in Hindi, I was able to partially understand as my Hindi is lot rusty. Thankfully, someone did a translation in English and I have given that as well.
Another blessed family. They are going to host a major paduka yatra and rig veda event which is explained in the video. Needless to say, they would need lot of support to make this happen.
Please support this event in whatever way possible.
“Mahaperiyava stayed in this very room in 1981-82. My father, Shri Krishna Shastri Joshi ji, and my grandfather used to teach students every day. One day, Mahaperiyava called a student and spoke to him for sometime. My father later asked the boy ‘in what language did you speak with Him?’ He replied ‘Marathi’. The next day when he spoke to Mahaperiyava, my father tried to listen secretly. But Mahaperiyava never spoke in Marathi. My father then realized the Sarvajnathva or omniscience of His holiness. 2. Mahaperiyava commiserated with Smt Indira Gandhi. They sat on either sides of the window. He spoke to the translator, not to her directly. *shows pic of IG 3. Mahaperiyava would randomly summon appa, even at 2 am sometimes, show him a grantha and ask him what the book contained. Appa was convinced that He is veritably Lord Shiva Himself, when Mahaperiyava would indicate the contents in specific pages by page-numbers. 4. My parents wanted a son, after 4 daughters. 5. The father I prayed to His holiness. He gave me a coconut as prasadu, which I partook. Then my eldest son Chandrashekhara, was born. I informed Mahaperiyava who was in Pandharpur then. I expressed my desire to name him Chandra shekhara. Mahaperiyava finally said ok, name him so. 6. When the son was 1 year old, my wife was expecting. Desirous of another son, I offered a coconut and Thulasi to the Lord, who was in Kurnool. He gave only Thulasi as prasadu, after which we were blessed with a baby girl. Thereafter we were offered the coconut prasadu, after which the second son was born. 7. The father, in Kurnool, taught nyaayashaastra and kaavya for the first time, to Bala Periyava on order from Mahaperiyava. 8. The son This paadhukaa worn by Mahaperiyava was given by Pudhu Periyava to my father. 9. Mahaperiyava walked all over this place where our old house was, now renovated by His grace. There is a waterfall close by, where Mahaperiyava used to bathe. Entirely by Mahaperiyava’s grace, we have started a trust, Sadhguru charanaambuja sevaa vishvastha nidhi, under the auspices of which, the following programme is planned from 13th to 24th in the divine presence of the paadhukaa. A sadas on rig Vedha Dasha Grantha. We are mere instruments. HE does everything! 13th – Ganapathi sahasra aavarthana and Maha rudra abhishekam for the paadhukaa 14 to 23rd – sadas on Rig Vedha Dasha Grantha 15th – shaastra Sabhaa by eminent sanskrit scholars on nyaaya, vyaakarana etc 16 to 23rd – naaman sankeerthana 18 to 23 – Rig Vedha samhithaa ***not clear 24th – distribution of prasaadham to all This is a big programme that involves very big expenditures. Mahaperiyava will take care of completely. All are welcome to visit and take the blessings of Mahaperiyava 🙏🏾