As you all are aware, Sri Sriram has been doing a Himalayan task of collecting the details of each and every agnihotris in India and meet them in-person and pay respect to them by offering a simple veshti, saree and some dakshinai for each. This is not a small activity to travel around the country and do this. It is all Sri Kailasanathar’s and Periyava’s anugrahams that keeps motivating him to do this. In fact he took short interviews of these great people and shared in FB – not all but with many. However, due to my bandwidth I could not post all – I post one or two in the past. Now, he has compiled a small file of ALL agnihotris and their photos. Take a minute to see them and offer your namaskaram virtually. Thanks to my local friend who shared this with me.
Looks like Tenali/Vijayawada area has most number – I could be wrong. When you go through this document, don’t just keep skipping pages quickly – take a minute to see through the photo of their living condition and their simplicity and the calmness in their faces, a sense of contentment. I have interacted with few agnihotris and I know to some extent how hard their life is – meaning, how much committed one should be to take that path. These people have dedicated their life to this and we are least qualified to even appreciate any of these. We are still busy with our loukeeka worries of when restaurants and malls would be reopened etc!
It is a perfect timing to see their photos amidst this deadly situation that prevails in the world now. We seek their blessings to save from this disaster.
The very first photo speaks for itself – it is our Kanchi Matam who has been taking care of honoring these agnihotris since Mahaperiyava days.
Hats off to you Sriram for your relentless service. Sitting on the couch and writing like me is easier than getting on the ground and actually doing things. You are setting a great example for others.
Hara Hara Sankara Jaya Jaya Sankara!
Click here to download- Nitya agnihotris – India