E-Book: In The Presence Of The Divine : Chapter 1

Namaskarangal !!!

On the auspicious occasion of the forthcoming Anusham, Periyava Puranam is happy to launch “IN THE PRESENCE OF THE DIVINE – VOLUME II” – an E-Book translating all video experiences with Sri MahaPeriyava by devotees across the world…

Thinking retrospectively, capturing and documenting the experiences of the devotees of Sri MahaPeriyava was never a planned initiative. With a camcorder in hand, it all started so casually… It is  the “Paripoorana Anugraham” and “Krupai” of Sri Sivan SAR that has given Periyava Puranam a great shape.  The driving force behind this initiative is Sri Mettur Swamigal.

It was Sri Mettur Swamigal’s wish to translate the narratives documented as video experiences into book. Professor Sujatha Vijayaraghavan of Pondicherry University made His dream come to reality. She has voluntarily taken up this mammoth initiative which is going to serve as a beacon for the future ‘English Only’ generation.

In the Presence of the Divine, Volume-I was published in 2011 by Professor Sujatha Vijayaraghavan. This book was her translation into English, of the first three volumes of the Tamil series, Darisana Anubhavangal, so that those who could not read Tamil, could experience a little of the infinite saga of the play of His grace through these narratives.

We pray to Sri MahaPeriyava and Sri Sivan SAR to pour THEIR divine blessings on Professor Sujatha Vijayaraghavan for her selfless effort.

This E-Book will be published periodically with the respective devotee’s video experience in Periyava Puranam.

The first chapter of this book is Experiences With MahaPeriyava by Sri Thiagu Thatha.

In the Presence of Divine – Vol 2 – Chapter 1 : Sri Thiagu Thatha

Hara Hara Sankara Jaya Jaya Sankara


  1. Kannan Balakrishnan says

    Om Sri Gurubhyo Namaha; this unique photo of Pujya Mahaperiyava was taken with His blessings by my father V. Balakrishnan at Giddappa Garden in Shahabad. This is the only photo of Mahaperiyava with Chinmudra; he showed it just for a second – while speaking to a devotee; & yes – appa was blessed to click during that very second !


    A very good book indeed. Prayers to Maha Periyava invoking HIS special blessings to Professor Sujatha.
    Where can I get the e-book “In the Presence of the Divine, Volume-I” published in 2011 by Professor Sujatha Vijayaraghavan? Thanks.



    Please let me know where I can get “In the Presence of the Divine, Volume-I “….thanks

  4. M.Narayanan says

    May Maha Periyava Bless the selfless service rendered by so many PuNyaathmaas! Such experiences similar to Thyagu Thaatha’s bring tears to the eyes! HH Mettur SwamigaL, Sri. Sivaraman and Smt. Sujatha Vijayaraghavan are true KarmaYogis and deserve eternal gratitude from Maha Periyava Devotees! humble thanks from all of us! Look forward for the entire series! Hara Hara Shankara, Jaya Jaya Shankara!


      Thanks for the information. I am at US. Is there any chance of availability of Volume I on oine?

      R Venkataraman

  5. Santosh says

    So far i have read the 2 pdf files made available thru this website. Thank you very much for sharing. I’m in US and i want to read this book Vol I. I tried searching for its availability online but its NOT available here. If someone could share a link where we can read/download the book, that’d be appreciated. Thanks again for all your efforts.

  6. says

    Sir , this is a very great initiative. I am a Telugu person, whose ancestors have been graced by Sri Kanchi Paramacharya. I have heard about his greatness from my grandmother in my childhood and since then he has been my guru, the guiding light of my life. I have read many translations at Kanchi Periva forum, Facebook etc. The interviews on YouTube always attracted me but I could understand very little. There was only one interview with English subtitles and there was no end to my joy on watching that video. Yesterday I came across this link IN PRESENCE of DIVINE , and I read the experience of Sri Balu Swami Garu , I felt elated and wept tears of joy. Thanks Sir, very very much.
    Jatajutamu vidanadi bala chandruni vidanaadi
    Ganga Veedi mariyu gouri Veedi
    Bhuvi na velasinatti bhavunda nivamdu
    Chandrasekharendra Samyamindra !

  7. Sanjay Waghamode says

    Namaskara Sir,
    Since long time I am searching this book, it is out of print since last three years (information given by giri sales Mumbai). Sir Where can i buy this book i live in Pune. I am ready to pay book price and its shipping charges. please guide me and help me in buying this book. Thanks and Regards, Sanjay Waghamode

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