Experience With MahaPeriyava: By Sri Chandramouli Sastrigal – Canada

Sri Chandramouli Sastrigal lives in Canada, since 1996. He is the grandson of Sri Malaikottai Sethurama Sastrigal who has been very close to Sri MahaPeriyava. Chandramouli mama had his first darshan of Periyava in 1963 during his Upanayanam that was blessed and done in front of HIM. Since then, Sastrigal mama surrendered to the Holy Feet of Sri MahaPeriyava …

“நம்ம மடத்து குழந்தை” – What a special way to be addressed and pampered by Periyava? Periyava has showered so much Anugraham on Sastrigal mama… Mama, a very blessed soul indeed – What else could we say after listening to mama saying that:

  • Periyava sang a Krishnar Paattu in Neelambari ragam to mama (and few others) in the midnight of Krishna Janmashtami day
  • Periyava kept HIS HOLY FEET on Sastrigal mama’s head and asked mama “ரொம்ப கனமா இருக்கொட குழந்தை?”…
  • Periyava blessed mama and Sri Salem Ravi to do Abhishekam on HIM with the holy water of the Ati Rudram conducted in Salem in 1993

Sastrigal mama narrates many interesting incidents like:

– Periyava guiding mama to do “Puthra Kameshti Yagam”…
– Periyava saving mama’s life by preventing him from taking up foreign opportunity in 1983
– Periyava’s Anugraham to Veda Patti who is the elder sister of Vazhuthur Rajagopala Sarma…
– Periyava’s Anugraham to Salem Rajagopalan (“Salem Periyava Gruham”)

Mama has been primarily based out of Salem before he came to Canada. He has been the sastrigal for all the MahaPeriyava Vaibhavam celebrated in Salem by Salem Ravi and Rajagopalan.

Above all, from 1977 – 1996, on the orders of Sri MahaPeriyava, mama took up a holy task of Performing “Shraddam” with “Homam” at people’s house without taking any money. Even after Mama moved to Canada, he brought the awareness on “Importance of  Shraddam” to so many people and has been a driving force in conducting them.

Sri Chandramouli Sastrigal Mama is Founder President and Secretary of the Aathiparasakthi Temple, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada.

Our Hearty Thanks to Sri Baskaran Rajamani for all his efforts in bringing out such a great interview.

Hara Hara Sankara Jaya Jaya Sankara


  1. R Balasubramanian says

    It was a wonderful experience listening to the blessed experiences of MADATHU KUZHANDAI Sri Chandra mouli Sastrigal with Maha Periyava.
    2015 la Periyava Kanchi Brindavanathulerundhu Canadala nadatthina anugraha leelai nijamagave pullarikka vaikkirathu.
    Many many thanks Administrators for sharing this video clipping.

  2. Meenakshi Vanchinathan says

    What a blessing!. Mahaperiyava is saaksath paramaswaran. I feel like i’m completely blessed simply by listening to Shri Chandramouli Sastrigal’s speech here.
    Periyava saranam. Hari om!.

  3. ambi says

    sri periyavaa illamal orum kariyamum kidaithu intha temple il. Great great interview of great bhakta.
    Pranams to mama. jaya jaya sankara hara hara sankara

  4. Vasudevan says

    One of the most scintillating and unique experience. This is truly inspiring and would make everyone to follow the path of sanathan dharma margam. Excellent. Wishes

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  6. M.R. KUMAR says

    Thanks for sharing this Mahaperiava experiences !
    Mahaperiava charanam and Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !

  7. J. Thanam says

    I have been to the temple whenever I visit Southern Ontario from British Columbia.I never
    knew sastrigal was with Mahaperiava because in the older part of the temple I did not
    notice perivar’s photos.

  8. R Krishnamurthy says

    It is a great experience to listen to Sastriagal. It is Paramacharyal’s கருணை that we could listen to Sastrigal.
    Thank you Sir for bringing it out.
    Hara Hara Sankara, Jaya Jaya Sankara

  9. R Krishnamurthy says

    Can we get email id and phone number of the Sastrigal? I need to get enlightened on certain aspects of hindu procedures.
    Thanks and regards

  10. Indira Balasubramanian says

    Please let me know your phone number and mailid.I have read about you in books.Yesterday when i was doing pooja to Mahaperiyava this thought came to my mind.suddenly I thought i should visit your house. All these days i did not think about it .Now I think it must be periyaval’s wish .But i have problems that i can not start from here ie Thane Maharashtra.so i want to talk to you or to your wife.Please help.

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