Sakthi Vikatan- 05 Jan, 2016


சித்தமெல்லாம் சித்தமல்லி – 11

Sithamalli Tiruvēnkatanātha Perumāḷ, worshipped with oblations by Mahāṉ Rāgavēndirar is a manifest deity, a fact realized by many devotees. Worshipped by Rāgavēndirar, Perumāḷ and Thāyār disappeared under the earth a long time ago. To rescue people from the nature’s fury, Perumāḷ and Thāyār manifested themselves.

Perumāḷ, the Great gem, by his will wanted to be unearthed from his burial place. He desired to have his own temple. He sought after Sundaranarayanan (SN), an atheist, made his mind mature by his gracious acts and cultivated in him Bakthi, which gradually thrived and prospered. Perumāḷ made him do all the temple services.

Sundaranarayanan was anxious about seeking funds for performing services at Perumāl’s temple. Here too, Perumāl’s help was forthcoming. Countless devotees in need enjoyed miracles in their lives because of the grace of Perumāḷ, who made them give contributions for the temple maintenance. SN shared the stories of the countless devotees in need who benefitted from Perumāl’s grace.

Sitarama Iyar is a well-known auditor. His son Rangarajan and his wife Kalpana had two sons, who were married into good families. Both sons did not have children after many years of marriage. The doctors could not help them.

Rangarajan and his family were in mental distress and came to know of Sithamalli Perumāḷ. Because of multiple family circumstances, they could not visit Sithamalli to worship Perumāḷ in person.  Staying in place, the couple worshipped Perumāḷ with their heart, mind and soul and supplicated to him to bless his two sons with progeny.

Sithamalli Tiruvēnkatanātha Perumāḷ, though devotees did not come in person but worshipped him with sincere devotion, showers them with grace. Perumāḷ had the divine will to help them.  

Kumar is the son of Vaidyanathan, hailing from Virālūr near Mayilāduthurai. His daughter, of pristine character and higher education, was in a job. Many prospective grooms were coming and going: no wedding was in the offing. There were many excuses from the prospective grooms. These caused mental distress to him, though there was nothing wrong with his daughter. He heard of Sithamalli Tiruvēnkatanātha Perumāḷ from a friend.

His friend told him about the power of his grace. Kumar worshipped Perumāḷ with great mental fervor. Kumar received a firm proposal and soon wedding took place. Kumar realized Perumāḷ took pity on him, upon hearing his supplication without darśan in person at the temple. Discovering Perumāl’s power of compassion, Kumar expressed his gratitude to him with teary eyes. Soon after the wedding, Kumar went to Sithamalli, worshipped Perumāḷ and Thāyār and as a gift presented Tirumāṅgalyam (Wedding Badge) to Thāyār.

Nagarajan lives in the house right across the street from Sundaranarayanan.  Nagarajan’s son Srīkānth with his wife Dīpā lives in Kanchi. Both are engineers and their daughter Srīnithi wanted to be a doctor to serve people. If selection is on a merit basis, their desire will be fulfilled. Srīnithi graduated with high marks in Plus II. She got a seat on merit and is a student at Stanley Medical College, Chennai.

Sundaranarayanan (SN) shared with us the details of the grant of grace to every one of his relatives.

SN’s brother-in-law Sundaresan’s son Nagarajan lives in Chennai Saidapettai. He has no children for 13 years since his marriage. Hearing about the munificence of Sithamalli Perumāḷ, he offered his worship remaining in Chennai. By the grace of Perumāḷ, Nagarajan and his wife had a son recently.

Though the devotees had the desire to obtain Darśan in person, and because of multiple reasons, they could not go in person, and Perumāḷ with compassion, grace and a great will fulfills their desires.

But, one person had every opportunity to have darśan of Perumāḷ in person, he, not appearing in person before Perumāḷ, submitted a supplication.

Did his supplication receive his grace?

Mind will tingle.

Images: K. Satishkumar.