Power of Panchakshara

Smt Mangaiyarkarasi, a Tamil Professor, was speaking on the glory of Sakti Panchakshari MahaMantram to a big audience somewhere that was telecast last week in Vijay TV.

She was mentioning about Appar (Tirunavukkarasar) Swamigal’s absolute faith in the efficacy of ‘NamaSivaya’ which came to his rescue to float him on the waters. You may recall this happened when the Jain King sought to punish him by tying him on a big stone and throwing him in the deep water to make sure he would drown.

She recalled a comparatively recent event from our Maha Periyava’s life. A few devotees built a temple for Lord Siva somewhere in Andhra. When they tried to carry the sculpted Linga made of stone to the sanctum,they could not move IT even an inch. Anxiety writ large on their faces,they came to report the matter to Maha Periyava. After a few minutes’ pause, Maha Periyava. asked them to bring one Sri Vaidyanatha Sastri from somewhere near Trichy. Maha Periyava whispered something into his ears and advised the Andhra devotees to take him along with them to their town.

On reaching their place, Sri Sastrigal was doing Japa for hours together after his daily anushtanams. The devotees were perplexed as they expected this Sastrigal to advise them something useful to allay their predicament. Nonetheless, they
just kept and did not disturb Sri Sastrigal.
On the 21st day of his stay there, after his Japa, Sri Sastrigal asked them to shift the Lingam. Lo ! They were able to do it in no time!

They told Sri Sastrigal that the Lingam which earlier weighed so much not allowing them to move IT by even an inch was now like a mass of cotton, so light and easy to move.

They requested him to explain the miracle to them. Sri Sastrigal told them he too did not know,except that Maha Periyava asked him to do the Panchakshara Japam for 21days devotedly,sitting in front of that Lingam, -that’s all!

Prof Mangaiyarkarasi said Maha Periyava with His Tapomahima could demonstrate in the 20th Century what Appar Swamigal did centuries ago to prove the efficacy of Siva Panchaksharam!

14 replies

  1. When i was 19 years old i went to one astrologer for my four friends accompanying me, those days due to uncertainty not having good job i was loosing faith in God and astrology. so we met a person aged more than 80 yrs completely blind but if u sit in front of him,he will ask your star,then he will start telling your future. my four friends did the same and it was my turn as i have loosing faith, just for a respect i was seeking the astrologer blessings when asked me any thing you want, i replied i wish to get your blessing he called one person and told him to take me to his Pooja room after cleanig my legs. (it was informed to that he never allowed any body to pray in his room) they called me you are lucky to darshan his pooja room where he never allowed any body. simply namesake i prayed and i was taken in front him again he told me to sit and asked my star and after hearing my birth star he told me to visit kanchipuram and have darshan of ‘mahaperiva’ that time i was not interested to visit but he compelled me and taken my promise.
    two days after his advise with my fathers permission i was started a journey to kanchipuram and that time i was not knowing a very big transformation is going to happen …. rest in next week god nite

  2. The Puranas and Vedas eulogize Panchakshara. This mantra is praised as the JEEVARATNA (Life giving jewel) of Yajur Veda. This is embedded right at the middle of SRI RUDRAM. The SKANDA PURANA describe the power of Panchakshara as below:


  3. Remarkable incident..so moved….wish I become so dedicated to my lord Shiva n see him once…

  4. I have recently started to visit origai and i always carry a very positive vibration whenever the visit is made. it has enquenched my thurst for knowing more about mahaswamigal.It is quite amazing to hear and know the divine power of swamji.jai jai sankara hara hara sankara….

  5. Maha periyava avatharitha kaalathil naam piranthatharkku , avarai darisikka, upadesangalai pin patra , avarin mahimaiyai arindhu athisayikka
    naam ellorum perum punniyam seithavargal avom.

  6. it is very amazing , keeps me reading this again and again, It gives a feeling that the narrated events as if it is taking place in front of us.

  7. Dear,
    For those who feel that they missed to have experience with Maha periyava, I would like to share one article publised on the Kalki magazine about the siddhi of Maha periyava. It describes about the feelings of one of the staff working in the Kalaki, He with all his grife and unbearable sorrow he took off for the work on hearing the news of siddihi and want to visit to Kanchipuram. After entering his house his smail daughter (I assume below 5years). asked him why are you crying, He replied showing Maha periyava’s photo that “Ummachi thatha Sethuttar” to make her to understand. The spontenous reply from that child is “Ummachi engayavthu saguma”. This his personal experience. After reading this I strongly belive that He is ever existing and blessing everybody.

  8. Hari Om,
    Namaskaram. Sri Maha Periyavaal is always present among us in the form of his teachings,books,interaction with wide variety of people,so many valuable & informative sites, etc everything His Grace ! If one had the opportunity of having His Darshanam, well, it is great, I will term it has Janma Sabalyam, otherwise, He is always there very near & dear to us thru” His teachings !. I would like to narrate a incident in my next post. Hari Om, Namaskaram,chandar

  9. Dear Shri AR Iyer –

    It is very impressive to hear about your experience. How life changing Deivathin Kural can be. Yes, I also read those books – not completed all of them – finished 4-5 books in one shot. I totally agree that how it can change the perception of things in life. I am amazed that you are able to do nithya sahasra gayathri japam. Without Periyavaa’s and Goddess Gayathri’s blessings, these kind of efforts are next to impossible. It is very evident that you have the blessings. Yes, you have provided a great advice of doing 108 in trikala nithya karma. As a result of hosting this site, I should be the first one to learn from this site also, right? So I will start that effort from today. I’ve been doing sandhyavandhanam daily for several years – most of the times, i do twice and some days i do thrice.

    Once again, thanks for the advice and sharing your experience


  10. When Sri Mahaswaamigal attained siddhi, I was 34. I started earning when I was 19. So sad that I could never get to be under His Shadow at least during those 16 years! Well. In a momentary zeal some 3-4 years back I purchased all the 7 volumes of His Deivaththin Kural which I completed reading as well in one stretch. That has brought tremendous change(s) in my life. Although I am going through one of the toughest/trying periods of my life, still I am confident that I would get out of it unscathed. It is under His advice through His Deivaththin Kural that I started performing sahasra Gayatri (1000 Gayatri) everyday some 3 years back. It is This Gayatri which is sustaining me today. It takes 2 hours at a stretch to perform 1008 Gayatri japam. At times I perform it thrice in a day! The Joy I am experiencing is inexplicable. I pray, anyone who reads this should start with at least 108 Gayatri during his trikaala Sandhyavandanam and by Gayatri’s Grace he will soon start performing 1008 Gs. Good Luck.

  11. it is mind blowing to hear such stories which raise goose bumps… am really amazed and feel unfortunate that I could not witnes such real life situations

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