Shri Balu Swamigal Attained Maha Samadhi…

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HH Swaminatha Indra Saraswathi Swamigal (“Shri Balu Swamigal”) reached the Lotus feet of Sri MahaPeriyava today.

Shri Balu Swamigal’s Adishtana Pravesam can be viewed below. Hearty thanks to Vignesh Studios for this video and photos.


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Royapuram Balu fondly called as “Balu Mama” has served Sri MahaPeriyava for many many years. Our eyes can’t skip the sight of Shri Balu Mama (in Purvaasharama) in most of the pictures of Sri MahaPeriyava. That symbolizes his journey with MahaPeriyava for decades and decades. He has been one of the Shiva Ghanas in human body serving our Periyava who is Saksat Parameshwaran.

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Our Shraddanjali to Shri Balu Swamigal.

So many devotees… so many experiences… and in numerous incidents, the name “Balu Mama” gets mentioned repeatedly with so much fondness and respect.

Here is a small video snippet of a devotee from Wisdom’s Golden Rod who had darshan of Sri MahaPeriyava in 1986. She remembered Shri Balu Mama so vividly (by name even after 25+ years) along with her experience with Sri MahaPeriyava…

Few droplets from the ocean of Experiences with MahaPeriyava By Shri Balu Swamigal can be seen here:

Also, Shri Balu Swamigal’s experiences can be read in English here.


{ 25 Comments }

  1. Viswanathan says

    Extremely sad news. The thought of MahaPeriyava inevitably brings up thoughts of all these Thondars. Namaskarams to all these blessed souls. It was sheer magic to behold the sight of MahaPeriyava surrounded by these Thondars. Blessed doubly that it is Uttarayana Punya Kalam. Shankara !!

  2. Subramanian says

    Periyava charanam. Swamigal has reached the lotus feet of our lord Mahaperiyava. Swamigal was so blessed with purva janma punniyam that he served the lord so long. My vandanam to swamigal and namaskarams to our Mahaperiyava

  3. THANGASUBRAMANIAN says

    Sri Swamigal had been Naveena Bheeshmar waited for utharayanam. My benedictions to this adiarkum adiyar joined the eternal Service to His Holiness Mahaswamigal

  4. S.CHANDRAMOULI says

    I lost my best friend, we were friends from 1968 and continued after he left the job in ESIC and completely surrenderd himself to HIS HOLINESS. He has REALLY attained MAHA PERIYAVA”S LOTUS FEET.

  5. Sundaram Jayaraman says

    Namaskkaram. My Parents blessing I have met serval times Shri. Balu Swamji at Sri Mutt. On my birthday 19th Aug”2015 Pradhosam i will neveral forget my life. . Shri. Balu Swamji Blessed and told me that Mahaperiyavaa will come in your dream and bless you. Mahaperiyava blessing same will happened in Dec”2015. Also when Shri. Balu swamji shared periyava experience with me/ my brother during Pradhosam visit to Sri Mutt.
    Jaya Jaya Sankara Hare Hare Sankara

    • navEdaham says

      Aha! MahaPeriyava has given darshan (in your dream) & blessed as told by Sri Balu Swamigal… How doubly blessed you are!

      Will the KarunAmoorthy Periyava ever deny what HIs Sevaka request?

      Serving the Sevaka of Periyava & taking the blessings are the surest way to reach MahaPeriyava….

      Ram. Ram.
      Jai GuruDev!

  6. K S Krishnamurthi says

    My father (Late Shri K V Srikantan) had a close association with Shri Balu Swamiji when my father had the golden opportunity to have darshan of Maha Periyava during his government service in Kancheepuram. Our entire family know him many decades.

    Om Namo Narayana ! Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !

    Ramanan

  7. Thiyagarajen Sundaresan. says

    Bhishma Ekadasi Punya Kalam. Noble service to Maha Periyava by Him. Periyava has taken his soul close to Him.

  8. RADHA says

    IT IS REALLY A SAD NEWS! BUT SRI BALU MAMA ATTAINED SIDDHI ON AN EKADASI DAY AND REACHED HEAVEN ( SURGHAM )TO SERVE SRI MAHA PERIVA THERE ALSO AS HE DID IN THIS LOKAM.
    May his soul rest in peace.MY RESPECTFUL HOMAGE TO HIM

  9. N. Rajagopalan says

    I am blessed to having been worked with Shri. Balu {in ESIC chennai} May his soul rest in peace at the lotus feet of the maha periyava. Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara.

  10. navEdaham says

    Have witnessed Shri Balu Swamigal doing something unexplainable…

    Recently, out of his compassion, like His Periyava, had blessed one of the brahmachari of very little age & who is also not closely known to him, “Periyavaakku sevai seitha punyathil paathi unakku kotuththEn!” & blessed him.

    His life itself is a sacrifice by serving Periyava… And at the end to say like this.. need something more special… Poorna blessing from Periyava!

    Ananthakoti NamaskAram to Sri Balu Swamigal aka Sri Swaminathendra Swamigal…

    Ram. Ram.
    Jai GuruDev!

  11. S.Mohana Raman says

    I am shocked to hear about Maha samadhi of Shri Balu Swamigal . His devotion and love for
    Maha Periyava is unique. A rare soul that dedicated himself to Him right from his youth, and served him so nobly till his last breath. A Gem of a devotee and disciple rolled into one, he freely shared with
    other devotees his experiences . He formed a bridge between Bhagavan and bhakta as it were.
    The Math and the devoteedom has suffered an irreparable loss .
    Shri Ra.Ganapati was very fond of Shri Balu,and Shri Balu too had great reverence and affection for
    Anna He gave Anna manuscript of experiences of himself for use by him in his books on
    Maha Periyava.. Anna wondered about his great memory reg. even day to day events with Maha
    Periyava. He used to recall and recapture the events so vividly bringing us to feel as if we were
    witnessing them. In his books on Maha Periyava,Anna lavishly quoted from His reminiscences.

    S.Mohana Raman

  12. KARTHIKEYAN says

    GREAT SOUL , HAS DONE GREAT SERVICE TO THE MUTT , HE HAS ATTAINED THE LOTUS FEET OF LORD SIVA , MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE .

    JAYA JAYA SANKARA ,HARA HARA SHANKARA

  13. PALANI says

    PALANI CHENNAI

    The great SHRI BALU MAMA attained siddhi today may his soul rest in peace and also I got blessed from him whenever i go to kanchimadam.

    JAYA JAYA SANKARA HARA HARA SANKARA

  14. Hariharan says

    Have been blessed to get the grace of Balu Swamigal few times. During that time his sharing of his experiences with Maha Periyava was sanctified divinity.
    Jaya Jaya Shankara Hara Hara Shankara

  15. Ganesh S says

    Pranams to Sri Balu Swamigal, one has to learn what’s Guru Seva & Bhakthi from HIM only…HE served, served and only served to HIS guru very cheerily….No other words or person can fulfill..

  16. t.v.kRISHNAN says

    Balu Swamigals Samadhi is really a shocking news. I know him as a friend Balu, Mahaswamigals Parshadar from Belgaum days in 1979, when Mahaswamigal performed Chathurmasyam at Hindwadi, Belgaum. He remembered all thhat happened when i MET HIM LAST fEB.AND WAS FONDLING NARRATING A FEW. hE HAS ATTAINED sAMADHI ON eKADASI, uTTARAYANA AD WILL UNITE WITH mAHASWAMIGAL NO DOUBT. wE SEEK HIS BLESSINGS

  17. Jayasankaran N says

    Sri Balu mama had Remarkable memory, total devotion and firm faith in Mahaperiva,. He was highly loyal, great in recalling all the incidents and never wavered from truth.

    All his vivid experiences on Paramacharya are cent percent pure and unadulterated. Sathyam. He reached the lotus feet of his favourite and ultimate on Bhishma Ekadesi Utharayana punya Kalam. He is at peace now.

  18. K.S.SWARNAMBAL says

    K S SWARNAMBAL FROM CHENNAI

    BALU SWAMIGAL WAS A TRUE DEVOTEE OF MAHA PERIVA AND ADMIRED AND WORSHIPPED MAHAPERIVA
    TRUELY. THE GREAT END CAME ON THE BHISHMA EKADASI AND THIS SHOWS BALU SWAMIGAL’S SINCERE
    DEVOTION TO MAHAPERIVA.

  19. navEdaham says

    Anantha Koti Koti Koti Namaskaram to Sri SwaminathEndra Sarawathi Swamigal…

    None in the last part of the last century could recollect Periyava without saying Sri Balu Mama…such is His non-stop service to Periyava.

    He used to be the bridge between us & Periyava most of the time…introducing us/ our families to Periyava…now we wonder where to seek for…

    Yes. Sri Swamigal must have reached Periyava who is Sri Swamigal’s talk, breath & what not…

    Prayers to Sri Swamigal to remember us & introduce us again to Periyava abode…

    Anantha Koti Koti Koti Namaskaram, again.

    Ram. Ram.
    Jai GuruDev!

  20. Maalathi Natarajan says

    Anantha Koti Namaskarams to the Swamigal !

    We are very fortunate to be related to him in his poorvashramam. He was my father’s first cousin.He adored my father very much.

    We are very grateful to the almighty to have known him personally.

    Our prayers and respects to the swamigal who served Paramacharyal with pure devotion.

    Maalathi Natarajan (Thiruppandurai)

  21. M.Narayanan says

    Maha Periyava’s Close Anukkath ThoNdar and Great Devotee Balu Maama SwamigaL has merged with Para Brahmam, that is Maha Periyava! His Great Experiences with Maha Periyava itself will costitute a Great Puranam for Devotees! Hara Hara Shankara, Jaya Jaya Shankara!

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