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He consider this mantra as very special as it was given to me by Pujya sri. Mahaperiyava himself.
This was recorded by “Aishwarya Shankar”, a budding artist from Chennai who has come for Cleveland Aradhana.
Here is the background behind this mantra: (More details can be seen in his interview)
I had a vivid dream once when I find myself floating in a very small capsule (similar to a small parisal in Tamil), in a very large water body where I cannot see the shores, like a big lake or an ocean. Suddenly I fall into the water and seek help by praying to Pujya Sri. Mahaperiyava.
Immediately, listening to my prayer, His Holiness appears in a big boat by Himself. He looks at me and tells me that I am struggling in the ocean of samsara, like many others. To come out of the samsara cycle, His Holiness asks me to chant this mantra “AUM NAMO BHAGAVATE KAMAKOTI CHANDRASEKHARAYA”. He helps me to get into the boat and then drifts away. The dream disappears. After that I had been constantly chanting the mantra, which has been a tremendous source of strength.
Since I was a boy, I learnt a particular sloka (pranaumi dakshinamurthi ….) from my uncle. I chant that sloka and do namaskaram using the mantra “OM NAMO BHAGAVATE CHANDRASEKHARAYA”. Mahaperiyava added the word KAMAKOTI to that line. Hence, I thought it was very special, having listened from Him.
Several family members and friends have seen the darshan of Pujya sri Mahaswamiji in the dream after they vow to repeat the mantra for 10000 times and start the counts daily (300, 500 etc).
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