A full-fledged Experiences of Vaideeka with Sri MahaPeriyava…
Periyava Puranam offers this video series as a humble Samarpanam at the Lotus Feet of Sri MahaPeriyava on the very auspicious occasion of Guru Poornima. Vaideeka Series – on one side, it fills us all with emotions seeing how Periyava had lived all HIS life for Vedham and on the other side, it sure puts us all in guilt giving room to introspect on how we have been taking it all for granted.
Vaideeka Series – 1
Experience of Sri Jambunatha Ghanapadigal
Sri Jambunatha Ghanapadigal son of Sri Venkataraman (Poorna Vedha Adhyayi) hails from the village Nallichery which is in between Thanjavur and Kumbakonam. He is none other than Thiruvannamalai Sri Gowri Shankar mama’s Son in law. He runs Sri Chandrashekhara Bharathi Chandrashekharendra Saraswathi Veda Vidyalaya in Coimbatore.
What is special about Nallichery?
Periyava quotes “நல்லிசேரி-ல 8 மணி வரைக்கும் சூரிய உதயம் தெரியவே தெரியாதே” (In Nallichery, we cannot see the sunrise until
Sri Jambunatha Ghanapadigal did his Kramaandharam in Thippirajapuram from Gurunathar Seetharama Ghanapadigal and gave his exam in Kanchipuram right in front of Periyava and passed with all special accolades.
What is Shadaangam?
The six Anga of Veda are Siksha, Chhanda, Vyakarana, Nirukta, Jyotisha and Kalpa together called as Shadaangam. Periyava insisted why Shadaangam is important thereby reviving Shadaangam.
What is Dasagranti?
The one who learns all 4 Vedas and the 6 Angas are called DasaGranti
REVIVAL OF SHADAANGAM BY SRI MAHAPERIYAVA
Periyava sends Sri Jambunathan to Brahmasri Rameswara Avadhaanigal in Hospet to learn Shadaangam. Sri Jambunathan is reluctant to go wanting to learn Ghanam. Periyava says “எனக்காக போய் நீ அத்யயனம் பண்ணு“. நான் நிறைய பேர அனுப்பினேன், பாதிலேயே வந்துடா, நீ முழுசா முடிச்சுண்டு வரணும்-னு ஆசை, நான் சொல்றேன் கேளு… Periyava said, “கனமும் கிடைக்கும்” – thus Sri Jambunathan became Ghanapadigal and Sampoorna Shadaanga Adhyayi – a rarest of the rare treasure revived by Periyava.
Periyava Vaatsalyam – Sri Jambunatha Ghanapadigal when explaining his moments with Sri MahaPeriyava, brings in front of our eyes how Periyava treated all the Veda Vidyaarthis with so much Vaatsalyam.
“அப்படியே பெரியவா ஓடி வருவா, வந்துடேளா வந்துடேளா கேப்பா… நிங்கலாம் சாப்பிடேளா, காத்தால என்ன சாப்பிடேள் கேப்பா…”
It melts once heart to see how Periyava’s every breath has been Vedham and how much tender loving care HE had shed on the
Brahmasri Rameswara Avadhaanigal – Sri Jambunatha Ghanapadigal says all about his guru with tears. His guru has been the epitome of dedication and sincerity.
How many Yajur Veda Shadaanga Adhyayi exist now
Only FOUR so far including Sri Jambunatha Ghanapadigal – It is only through the blessings of Periyava that Shadaangam has been revived from extinction.
Who is Periyava to you?
To Sri Jambunatha Ghanapadigal, Periyava is Vedham. பெரியவா-னா வேதம் – ஒரு வார்த்தை. வேத அபிவிருத்தி.