[Advaita-l] Mahaan Sri P.S.Ananthanarayana Vajapeyayajee (Musiri Periyava)

Balasubramanian Ramakrishnan rama.balasubramanian at gmail.com
Thu Feb 20 17:33:02 EST 2020

I read the article on Musiri Periyava. It is very inspiring - thanks for


On Fri, Feb 7, 2020 at 7:32 AM Divya Meedin via Advaita-l <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:

> श्री गुरुभ्यो नमः
> Mahaan Sri P.S.Ananthanarayana Vajapeyayajee (Musiri Periyava)
> The life and legacy of a Mahaan, on the occasion of the completion of the
> first year of His Brahma Sayujyam on Magha Pournami
> *****A short write-up in English, on Brahmasri P.S. Ananthanarayana
> Vajapeyayajee (Dikshitar) by Brahmasri Kannamani Dikshitar:
> https://namadwaar.org/news-entries/musiri-shri-ananthanarayana-vajapeyaji/
> *****An eloquent moving tribute to the Mahaan by His exceptional Sishya
> Brahmasri V. Rajagopala Ganapatigal, in His April 2019 Vaithikasri
> editorial (Tamil):
> https://ia800701.us.archive.org/15/items/DailyUpanyasamByMusiriBrahmasriYagnaramaSomayaji_201805/20190323%20musiri%20periyava.pdf
> A few details contained in the Tamil article on the Mahaan:
> -Took to Unchavrutti, Pravachanam, Nitya Karmaanushtaanam, Gosamrakshanam,
> Nityaagnihotram after quitting His Principal post at Tirupati, upon the
> directives of Kanchi Jagadguru Srimad Chandrasekharendra Saraswati Swamigal
> -Performed several Homams to ensure proper rainfall
> -Performed Chaturmasya Yaga once every four months for several years
> -The Kanchi Matam sent Him a White Parasol as is tradition upon His
> completion of Vajapeya Yagam
> -Sringeri Jagadguru Srimad Bharathi Tirtha Mahaswamigal has graced His
> abode
> -Sri Rajagopala Ganapatigal has mentioned how His Guru perfomed His
> Nithyanushtanams even during the train journey on their way to Narasaraopet
> to have dharshan of the Poorvashrama father of Sringeri Jagadguru Srimad
> Bharathi Tirtha Mahaswamigal
> -"We shouldn't go to see Acharyal frequently; living as per His advice is
> the best way of paying our respects to Him" - His advice to His Sishyas
> -Was instrumental in arranging the marriages of several Vaideekas ; He went
> voluntarily and spoke to the brides' families for the cause
> -Presided over the Ahitagni Sadas at Kanchi Sri Shankara Matha
> -Stressed on many occasions that learning of Vedas was not enough and that
> Oupasanam, Agnihotram, Somayagam etc are to also be performed
> -Sri Rajagopala Ganapatigal mentions an incident when His Guru did not
> desist from airing his disagreement regarding a particular issue during
> performance of a Agnishtoma Soma Yaga in Kumbakonam, but later presided
> over the performance of the same - illustrating that it is Dharma to point
> out Adharma without focus on the outcome, but had the magnanimity to aid
> even those in disagreement
> -Has been referred to as Mahaan and Maharishi by Kanchi Jagadguru Srimad
> Chandrasekharendra Saraswati Swamigal on several occasions
> -Focussed on Japa of Trayodasakshari (Sri Rama Jaya Rama...) for three
> years prior to His shedding His mortal coil on Magha Poornima 2019
> *****Photos and videos of the Maharishi / Mahaan and His Rishi Patni
> Madhusree Anandavalli Ammal, may be accessed here:
> https://www.facebook.com/Musiri-Brahma-Sri-P-S-Ananthanarayana-Somayaji-169413119764963/
> *****A comprehensive, enlightening website created by the family of the
> Mahaan (with list of Ahithagnis, and articles in English on Yaagam and
> Yaagasala by Sri A. Sundaresa Vajapeyee, son of the Mahaan) :
> http://sankaranna.com/index.htm
> The sons and sons-in-law of the Mahaan are all Nityagnihotrins and have
> performed several Yagas
> *****Sri Yagnyarama Somayaji, son of the Mahaan, maintains a Goshala and
> helms a traditional Vedapatasala at Musiri, Tamil Nadu. He renders daily
> Upanyasams on several topics such as Aacharam, Vratams, Sraddam, Dharma
> Shastram, Sandhya Vandanam etc. that are shared through Telegram and
> Whatsapp. He may be contacted on Whatsapp +919488976124 to be added to
> these broadcast channels.
> श्री गुरुभ्यो नमः
> Namaskaram,
> Divya
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