Author: Prof S.Kalyanaraman, Neurosurgeon, Chennai
Compiled by Jagadguru Sri Maha Periyava – Kanchi Paramacharya/Fb
On one occasion, I went along with my doctor friend to a town in Maharashtra to have darshan of Maha Periyava. We found that His Holiness had left the town three days earlier and was camping in the outskirts of the town near a small river in a mango grove. When we reached the camp, all facilities for the visiting devotees had been made in the grove. The officials of the Mutt told me a very interesting anecdote of how His Holiness came to stay there.
Maha Periyava was staying in the centre of the town and performing pooja everyday, one elderly gentleman used to come and stand at the boundary of the crowd, watch the pooja and go away without coming near His Holiness. Maha Periyava noted this and called him one day and asked him whether he wanted anything.
He replied. “I came to this place as a daily wage earner. Gradually I became the supervisor and then a small scale contractor. In course of time because of my prayers to you, I became a big contractor and amassed a lot of money and bought a lot of property in the outskirts of the town. To my good fortune I heard that you were coming to this town. I wanted to invite you to come to my place and place your feet in my house, but everyone here told me that since I belong to the scheduled caste, Maha Periyava would not come to my house. Everyday I wanted to request you but could not muster enough courage to ask you directly, fearing that I may get a refusal”.
His Holiness replied, “I have come to this town mainly to see you. Not only will I come to your house but the whole camp and pooja will be shifted to your place today. Sri Maha Periyava stayed for ten days in that devotee’s house and mango grove, performed pooja and blessed him.
Sarvam Sri Krishnarpanam 🙏🏻
Categories: Devotee Experiences