இணையில்லா இலையாதங்குடி பெரியவா
Sri Sudarsana Mahadevendra Saraswati (Purvashrama name: Mahalingam) is the 65th Sankaracharya (1851-1890) of Kanchi Kamakoti Sankaracharya Matam Moolamnaya Sarvajna Peetam.
Experience with Sri MahaPeriyava By Sri Kalyana Sundara Gurukkal
Sri Kalyana Sundara Gurukkal is 98 years young and thatha and his family are the Gurukkal for Sri Kalasanathar Kovil in Ilayathangudi for FIVE generations now.
Thatha is reliving his moments with Sri MahaPeriyava doing three Chaturmasyam in Ilayathangudi. And he also recollects how Ilayathangudi Periyava Aradhanai celebrated in a grandeur manner by Sri Sambamoorthy Sastrigal (Purvaashrama Brother of Sri MahaPeriyava), as ordained by Sri MahaPeriyava.
Though I’m a Sivachaaryaar , I always do Namaskaram to Sri MahaPeriyava says Sri Kalyana Sundara Gurukkal Thatha. The glow in his eyes when he says “Namma MahaPeriyava Erukaale….” is quite a sight to watch!
Adistana Sthala Puranam of Ilayathangudi Adistanam & many intriquing details of Sri Ilayathangudi Periyava
Sri Ilayathangudi Periyava Purvaasharamam
Sri Ilayathangudi Periyava and Sri MahaPeriyava : Ilayathangudi Periyava’s Purvashrama father is Sri Seshadri Sastrigal and is younger brother is Sri Ganapathi Sastrigal who served Sri Matam for 50 years as SriKaryam during the regime of 64th and 65th Sankaracharya of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam. Sri Ganapathi Sastrigal is Purvashrama Thatha of Sri MahaPeriyava thereby Ilayathangudi Periyava in Purvashama is (Onnu Vitta) Periappa to Sri MahaPeriyava.
Sri Ilayathangudi Periyava Medha Vilaasam
- Ilayathangudi Periyava an avid Horse rider
- Ilayathangudi Periyava doing Poojai with Vilvam
- Ilayathangudi Periyava and HIS Annadhanam
Sri Ilayathangudi Periyava Anugraham
Sri Ilayathangudi Periyava arranged for Upanayanam of Sri Visveswara Iyer and immensely blessed him. Later, Sri Visveswara became a famous Engineer who built Krishna Raja Sagara, also popularly known as KRS – the name of both a lake and the dam that creates it. It is located close to the settlement of Krishnarajasagara in the Indian State of Karnataka.
Sri Ilayathangudi Periyava Songs in Carnatic Music
- Subbarama Dikshithar (1839-1906) who was the grand son of Sri Baluswamy Dikshithar , the younger brother of Sri Muthuswami Dikshithar composed “Sri Sankaracharyam” in raagam Shankarabharanam on Sri Ilayathangudi Periyava.
- Mysore Sadaashiva Rao – Pra-Shisyar of Sri Thiaga Brahmam composed “shrI SaNmukha janaka candramaulIshvarArdha” in raagam Shankarabharanam on Sri Ilayathangudi Periyava.
History reveals that all Sankaracharya krithis composed during the reign of Sri Ilayathangudi Periyava is on HIM.
Classical Pictures of Sri MahaPeriyava in Ilayathangudi