Anjalai, Is your Second Son in Delhi?



Jaya Jaya Shankara Hara Hara Shankara – Thanks to Suresh P for the translation. Ram Ram

The year was 1984. A lady named Anjalai was a Maintenance Worker. She came to know that a ‘Samiyar’ Swamiji was camping in her village and hence came to see Him. She had His darshan and was about to leave when Periyava asked her, “What is your name?”.

She replies, “Anjalai”. (Fearless)

He says, “Oh, that means you do not fear anything?”.

She did not know what to say.

Swamigal continues, “Is your second son in Delhi?”.

But, her 2nd son, about 2 years old, was by her side only, dressed in torn and worn out shirt and shorts!

Again, she did not react!

The year now was 2008. Periyava’s Aradhanai procession is passing through Anjalai’s village. She is there and so too is her 2nd son, 27 years, now an Officer in the HRD Ministry in Delhi!

“Is your second son in Delhi?”.

How did Swamigal say these Golden Words, when her second son was just Two Years Old! Wonder, how Anjalai must have felt when His Words became the Truth, 25 years later!

Categories: Devotee Experiences


6 replies

  1. So much amazing, this incident. New one to me. So much of new photos and incidents are being shared. Thank so much.

  2. Never seen this photo before.

    ஸ்ரீ பெரியவா சரணம் Sri Periyava Saranam

  3. HE knows everything .

  4. thrlling incident. hara hara sankara jaya jaya sankara.

  5. அஞ்சலி என்றால் அஞ்சும் தன்மை இல்லாதவள் என்ற புது அர்த்தத்ததை ஸ்ரீ மகா பெரியவர்கள் சொல்லி இருக்கிறார்கள். மற்ற சந்தர்பங்களில் அவர் சொன்னபடி ‘அஞ்சலி’ என்றால் வழிபடுவது, மரியாதை செய்வது என்றே பொருள் கொள்வோம். ‘பதஞ்சலி’ பத்+அஞ்சலி = பதஞ்சலி ; தன் இரு கைகளையும் கூப்பிக்கொண்டே பிறந்ததால் இந்த முனிவருக்கு பதஞ்சலி முனிவர் என்பார்கள், என்று ஸ்ரீ மகா பெரியவர்கள் கூறியுள்ளார். இன்னொரு விஷயம், ஸ்ரீ ஜெயேந்திரரும் பிறக்கும் சமயம் இரண்டு கைகளையும் கூப்பிக்கொண்டே பிறந்தார் என்று படித்துள்ளேன்.

  6. To Shri Ramakrishnan’s comment earlier …
    The name Periyava referred to as fearless is Anjalai (not Anjali) and the meaning is appropriate in Tamil.

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