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My experience with Paramacharya as a devotee

R.Krishnan, I D.A.S.(Retd.)

On 10.10.57, I was to leave for Pune to join duty in Defence Accounts Department as an Upper Division Clerk. It was by chance I came to know that Paramacharya was camping at Ramakrishnapuram in west Mambalam. I was dressed in pant and shirt. I just took a chance and on 9.10.57 I went for darshan. I removed my shirt and did 'Pranam'. I proceeded to Pune with His blessings. Now I have retired as a Class I Officer.

During 1968 my sister was in a very serious condition and had been admitted in the Tanjore Medical Hospital. On my way back from Tanjore to Pune I went to have the darshan of Paramacharya who was observing silence. Through His assistants I handed over some fruits as homage and told Him about my sister's plight. Paramacharya took one orange and asked me to give it to my sister. When I told him that I was not going back to Tanjore He asked me to make juice of the orange and drink it for the welfare of my sister. On reaching Pune I got a letter saying my sister was better and was being discharged from the hospital. This was a surprise as on the day I left Tanjore, the doctors never gave any hope about her life.

In 1985 when I was entering my 50th year, I had the darshan of Paramacharya along with my wife and my mother-in-law. My wife's grandfather, Navaneetham Sarangapani Iyengar, Advocate of Kalyanapuram was a trusted devotee of Paramacharya in Kumbhakonam Matha in the 20's. When my wife just mentioned his name, there was a pause. Then to our surprise He called her and narrated many instances involving Sarangapani Iyengar and enquired about everyone and blessed us. This really is a surprise as Paramacharya has thousands of devotees and to remember one after a lapse of 50 years is something hard to believe.