HIS Presence at Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana Festival

The moment we hear “Maadu Meikkum Kanna” , our hearts travel back to Gokulam and starts to think of Krishnar Umaachi… Tagged along with us in that journey is the vibrant voice of Padmasri Smt Aruna Sairam. So true… Isn’t it?

The moment that vibrant voice gets stuck with cold and cough, whom could she tag along for an exceptional concert journey other than Our Umaachi Thatha???

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A devotee from the volunteer team of Sri MahaPeriyava Manimandapam, NJ USA initiative gave their brochure with Periyava Photo to Smt Aruna Sairam as she was entering the stage. Many times, we do not realize that it is not a photo, it is HIM…

Here is Smt Aruna Sairam sharing with us on what it meant to her during her concert at Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana Festival (#ctf2016) on Sunday, March 27th 2016.

Special thanks to Sri Mohan Murali of JANA SEVA (An organization with a vision to bridge the gap between the Urban and Rural societies in India through access to Education, Health & Livelihood opportunities) for capturing this special moment and sharing it with us.


This experience of Smt Aruna Sairam takes us back to a flash back of what MS Amma had to say about her experience during the United Nation concert.


குரல் கொடுத்த தெய்வம்!
குறை தீர்க்கும் தெய்வம்!

நடுக்கம் தீர்த்த தெய்வம்!
நம்மிடை நடமாடும் தெய்வம்!

அருள் புரிய வேண்டும்
அற வழியே போக!

Thanks to navEdaham – Ardent Devotee of Periyava and Sri Sivan SAR And a disciple of Triplicane Periyava for these beautiful verses on HIM.


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  1. navEdaham says

    குரல் கொடுத்த தெய்வம்!
    குறை தீர்க்கும் தெய்வம்!

    நடுக்கம் தீர்த்த தெய்வம்!
    நம்மிடை நடமாடும் தெய்வம்!

    அருள் புரிய வேண்டும்
    அற வழியே போக!

    Ram. Ram.
    Jai GuruDev!

  2. navEdaham says

    Also, Sri Thiyagu Thaatha when he got shivering while standing before 1000s of people to talk…
    He closed his eyes…. cried ‘Periyavaaaaaa…..’, internally &…
    saw a ‘kaavi’ color, filling his closed eyes & the heart & mind….
    Then he talked fluently with a punching finish.

    Even the organizer thought that Sri Thiyagu was probably even counted the words, as he was eloquently talked & also sharply completed within the time.

    When returning Periyava was repeating the very first words what Sri Thiyagu Thaatha said, “Student-Gems! Teacher-community!” [“மாணவ மணிகளே….! ஆசிரிய பெருமக்களே….!”] and also said, “It was excellent, what you talked!” [“ரொம்ப நன்னா இருந்துது, நீ பேசினது!”]

    Sri Thiyagu Thaatha recollects, “When you remember Periyava, everything will flow properly!” [“பெரியவாவை நினைசிண்டாக்கா, எல்லாமே தானே (சரியா) வரும்!”

    Ram. Ram.

    Jai GuruDev!

  3. kailasam says

    the apara karunai of mahaperiyava is drenching the world without any exception. Those who hold an umbrella over their heads will miss the blessings, the more one thinks of him the more blessed is he, so the less you think of him or don’t think of him the loss is entirely the individuals and not on the copious shower of his blessings.

  4. M.Narayanan says

    What can one tell? Maha Periyava always takes care of us like a Mother! Hara Hara Shankara, Jaya Jya Shankara!

    • p. Thirugnanasambandam says

      One who has Sincerity in devotion , dignity in life punctuality in duty pronouncing devotional songs you will be blessed by guru periyava

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