During his permanent stay at Chennai until , my services were readily accepted by Swami and thereafter hardly a day passed without my meeting him till the end. After a few hours, he could recollect and told us that he had darsan of Lord Murukan while he was conducting the festival. By the grace of Bhagawan, he mastered everything and rendered the songs in an emotional manner. The four stringed one has a thrilling effect when Swami played during Tiruppukal recitals.
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The significance of this trip occurred to me later.
My experience with Vallimalai Satchidananda Swamigal
Last but not least, an interesting incident happened at Vallimalai during Swami's stay. But he always spent away then and there whatever money came to him and never retained a pie for morrow. Skanda Cult in India: Subsequently Devi had Her domain very prominently at Tirumullaivayal near Chennai, attracting very many devotees from for and wide. For more information, visit the Valli Malai official website.
This upadesa had a marvellous effect upon the lives of those visitors who left Vallimalai fully charged with the grace of Valli-Murukan and Swami. At that time Swami needed help owing to old age.
The Alexander Romance in India. For the trivial services I rendered to him, I find he continues to shower his grace on me since that time. On the 12th day 22nd November he attained samadhi at about 4 a. As such this instrument has been nick-named by Cel as Pongi vadyam played with help of two sticks one thin and another thick.
Pazhayanur Subramania Krishnan Iyerb. As usual they were received at Vallimalai and given a warm reception over a cup of coffee, which they never expected to get at the top of Mraal.
My experience with Vallimalai Satchidananda Swami
As they started questioning Swami about their doubts, with a smile on his face Swami read out Tiruppukal songs narrated by Saint Arunagirinathar in his Cittu Vakuppudetailing items to be procured and used properly as directed therein.
Early one day three people -- a mara, mendicant, a leading lawer, and an industrialist -- were curious to meet Swami in connection with a hearsay that Swami had the ability to convert iron into gold. At Vallimalai he was a true illustrator of ideal bhakti.
One has to enjoy the result by reciting this vakuppu systematically.
He never suffered for want of money or means of sustenance. The dream and its symbolism became a key factor in my life. After a few hours, he could recollect and told us that he had darsan of Lord Murukan while he was conducting the festival. During Swami's lifetime I had the rare opportunity to receive and own and play his four-stringed instrument called jati vadyama very rare instrument invented by Swami and as a replacement of eratara which he had earlier a single-stringed instrument.
However it is my attempt to present information received directly from Swami as well some of the earliest episodes prior to narrated to me during the period of my contact with him. During his permanent stay at Chennai untilmy services were readily accepted by Swami and thereafter hardly a day passed without my meeting him till the end.
Lord Murukan tested Valli in three ordeals, namely: Tiruppankiri Janiurai Saravana Perumalar. Saint Arunagirinathar at Tiruvannamalai. Vallimalai Pongi Devi Valli Malai At Vallimalai he inducted farmers, simple village youths, great scholars and well-known musicians all into his fold effortlessly as a way of stating that soul has no creed or cast.
Kalyanasundaram and Swami Anvananda but few copies remain as they are long out of print.
He continued to live in the asram and maintained the samadhi from that date onwards for seventeen years. He never claimed to any power to work miracles or cure diseases or grant earthly requests.
Supreme Deity or Divine Rascal? Swami could not proceed further and retired. In the middle he disappeared and in his place a stalwart figure was leading me further up. Devi fulfils the love and marral that Swami was pouring on the devotees even after His lifetime.