Experience With MahaPeriyava By: Sri Ramnath Poojari – Rameswaram

Sri Ramnath Poojari, a Maharastrian Brahmin lived in Rameswaram. He was a trustee and Archakar in Ekantha Ramar temple in Rameswaram. He has shared his experiences with Sri MahaPeriyava.

To him, Sri MahaPeriyava is Prathyaksha Deivam.

எங்க மகாராஷ்டிரா சமுகமே மஹா பெரியவாளுக்கு கடமை பட்டிற்கு – says Sri Ramnath Poojari.


  1. Ramani Balasubramanian says

    Good Interview. I spoke to the present care taker of the temple. He mentioned Sri Ramnath Poojari passed way about 2 yrs ago. Currently the Ekanatha Ramar temple does not have manpower to run the temple. The person who is running the temple performs pooja in morning and leaves for Vaideega karyam by 8:30 am and returns in evening. Looks like they need money and manpower.
    The person I spoke explained the historical significance of the temple.

  2. R Balasubramanian says

    Ramnath Pujari’s faithful account of Prathyaksha Deivam Periyava ,acknowledging Periyava’s Blessings in a free fiow interview is interesting and informative. Sad to know that he is no more.
    Thanks for this video.

  3. k.subramanian says

    IISri Sri Sri Vruddha narasimha bharathi(1798-1879) achrya of sringeri wanted to teach a lesson to the priests of koti theertha .copied the content from sringeri site Linl alos given (http://www.sringeri.net/jagadgurus/sri-vruddha-nrisimha-bharati) This acharya also did similar thing in madurai temple where took out the shakthi of ambal and got it installed in a coconut with the result peole stopped having darshan of meenakshi.


    In 1838 the Acharya went on a tour to Rameshwaram and halted in the third corridor of the great temple of Ramanatha. Among several wells round the shrine, Koti-tirtha was considered to be the most important. When the Acharya went there for a bath, He instructed His personal attendants to draw the sacred water from the well for His bath, but the staff of the temple objected to it. They maintained that only they had the rights to draw the water from the well and offer it to others. They were very adamant and unyielding. Finding their behaviour disrespectful, and wanting to teach them a lesson, His Holiness went to another well to the south of the inner shrine, known as Sarva-tirtha and concluded his bath with the water from this well. He announced to the people assembled that hence forth it would be enough for pilgrims to conclude their baths with the water of Sarva-tirtha due to which the water of Koti-tirtha was forsaken by pilgrims and it became filthy and insanitary for want of use.

    Paramacharyal rectified the damage done to maharashtra brahmin by earlier sringeri acharyal.

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