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Maha Periyava and Deivathin Kural: References

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Books on Maha Periyava were the primary sources of information for the common man. These were written by people who had interacted with Maha Periyava over a long period. Often they would have undertaken a task prescribed by him, a task that would bring benefits to the society in many ways.

It may be noted that during the past two decades, scores of devotees had talked about their personal experiences in meeting Maha Periyava. Vanathi Pathippagam, the publishers of Deivathin Kural, have brough out a series of volumes under the title "Maha Periyaval Dharisana Anubhavangal". Bulk of these experiences relate to the periods after 1960s. Stories of Maha Periyava's travels and meeting with people, his involvements in temple renovations, lending a helping hand during calamities have much to tell about the greatness of the Acharya.

மகா பெரியவாள் தரிசன அனுபவங்கள் (Part 1,2,3,4,5,6 & 7)
Compiled by Sri. T. S. Kothadarama Sarma
Vanathi Pathippagam

Given below is a list of publications considered essentail reading by any one interested in the life and times of Maha Periyava.

Divya Charitram

பூஜ்யஸ்ரீ மஹா ஸ்வாமிகள் வரலாறு - Pujyasri Mahaswamigal Varalaru

Sri Sambamurthy Sastrigal, Sri Kuppuswamy Iyer, Sri 'Sollin Selvan' P.N. Parasuraman, Alliance Publication (original Tamil version-1957)

Books by Ra. Ganapathy himself

Ra. Ganapathy has documented some aspects of Maha Periyava's life, based on his closed interaction with the Acharya. Many of these books were published by Divya Vidya Trust, Madras and were once made available for free download. Presently the web site of the trust is not accessible. However, one can read some of the books on Scribd.

காஞ்சி முனிவர் - நினைவுக் கதம்பம் : Kanchi Munivar Ninaivuk Kadambam
கருணைக்கடலில் சில அலைகள் : Karunaik Kadalil Sila Alaigal
கருணைக்காஞ்சி கனகதாரை : Karunaik Kanchi Kanakadharai
காமகோடி ராமகோடி : Kamakoti Ramakoti
சொல்லின் செல்வர் --- ஸ்ரீ காஞ்சி முனிவர் : Sollin Selvar- Kanchi Munivar
மைத்ரீம் பஜத : Maitreem Bhajata
பெண்மை : Penmai

Related Publications
நவராத்ரி நாயகி : Navaratri Nayaki
ஜய ஹனுமான் : Jaya Hanuman
ஸ்ரீ மாதா : Shri Mata

Books published by Vikatan Media Services

காஞ்சி மகானின் கருணை நிழலில்- Kanchi Mahanin Karunai Nizhalil

சங்கீத சங்கரர் காஞ்சி மகா பெரியவர்-Sangeetha Sankarar Kanchi Mahaperiyavar
S. Ganesa Sharma

கருணை தெய்வம் காஞ்சி மாமுனிவர் - Karunai deivam Kanchi Mamunivar
S. Ganesa Sarma

காமகோடி பெரியவா - Kamakoti Periyava
Sri. Charukesi

மகா பெரியவர்-Maha Periyavar
S. Ramani Anna
Also look for "Kanchi-Mahaswamy-Greatness.pdf" on the web which has some interesting anecdotes from the Tamil version above, translated in English.

Other references

அன்பே அருளே - Anbe Arule
Sri Bharnidharan, Surabhi Jagatguru Shatabdi Publications
The English translation of the Tamil version is available from Kanchi Periyava Forum

பரமாச்சாரியார் : Paramacharyar by Sri. Paranthaman
Narmadha Pathippgam - 1992

அலகிலா விளையாட்டுடையான் : Alagila Vilayattudaiyan
Compilation by Sri S. Ganesa Sarma from articles in "kamakoti".

ஸ்ரீ மகா ஸ்வாமிகள் அருளுரை --- Shri Mahaswamigal Arulurai
K. J. Ramanarayanan, Kalaimagal Publications

மஹா பெரியவா : Maha Periyava
P.Swaminathan, Publisher Sri Media Works. The author offers regular programs on a television channel on "Deivathin Kural"

மஹா பெரியவா திவ்ய சரிதம் - Sri Maha Periyava Divya Charitham
Saraswathy Swaminathan, Sri. Vignesh&Co.

அருள் மழை : பெரியவா சொன்னதும், செய்ததும் : Arul mazhai
Compilation of anecdotes. Found on the web. Source unknown.
(Check the downloads page at this site for a copy)

References in print

Some of the books published between 1930-1960 are accounts of Maha Periyava's discourses and his meeting with people during his travels. Many of them are probably out of print. Quite likely they may be available with senior devotees or old libraries. Here is list.

Old and rare books about Periyava published during 1930-40

Our Dharma (in Tamil) published in 1932

Maha Periyava's Lectures at Sanskrit College, Madras -1932, Translated by Sundararaman

Book on Kalavai Periyava, 66th Peethatipati of Kanchi math

Satguru Nitya Dharisanam- 1933

Maha Periyava's Chaturmasyam stay at Chittoor-1931

Last Pada Yatra of Maha Periyava by Mettur Swamigal

The above can be read on the web but downloads may be restricted at the Scribd site. Please contact the site's administrator ((contact.php) if you wish to have a personal copy

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