Today is Sri Pudhu Periyava’s 87th Jayanthi mahotsvam day. Let us pray to Him to bless us all with devotion, guru bakthi and progress in our spiritual path. He is always “pudhu” – new and fresh every day with a mesmerizing smile – He always worked hard like a young man even in his 70s. His guru bakthi is unparalleled, his love for world prosperity and particularly uplifting poor people is unmatched. His support to vaideeaks, sivacharyas and honoring agnihotris is beyond words. His love towards Kamakshi is priceless! His compassion for everyone is experienced by so many devotees who were working closely with Him. When doing chandramouleeswarar puja on Pradosham days, He would look like Parameswaran Himself – I personally experienced this during His camp in Chennai few years back. We can’t see any other acharya like our dearest Pudhu Periyava.
The following ashtothram chanting was done by Sri Venugopala of Kanchipuram. The pictures are so appropriate for each namavali, which I usually call as visual namavali! Pronunciation is perfect!
Along with you all, I prostrate in front of this mahan and pray for Loka kshemam.
Hara Hara Sankara Jaya Jaya Sankara!