Monday, May 27, 2013

Visit to Eechangudi the maternal house of Maha Periyava

Early may I was travelling near tiruvaiyaru when I was given the chance to visit the maternal house of MahaPeriyava. This has been acquired by the Kanchi mutt and a Veda patashala is running here. It was also the time when preparations were being made for the Athi rudram to be held there .
How to reach:
Eechangudi is a sleepy hamlet just out side Thiruvaiyaru on the Kumbakonam road. We will cross Thirupazhanam and Eecchangudi is the next  big village.There is a kalyana mandapam on the road and the road to the agraharam is very narrow and likely to be missed opposite tis mandapam. Ask for the agraharam and you can go in the narrow lane. You will reach the lakshmi narayana temple and take a right there to see the new building of the VedapatashalaDSC04426
Inside there is a large hall with modern amneties  and many statues and pics of Mahaperiyava and his parents.
The lakshminarayana temple seen belowDSC04439 DSC04429 DSC04430 DSC04431 DSC04432   DSC04435 DSC04436 DSC04437
preparations were on for the athi rudhram and here are a FEW snaps of the same
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for more details on the athi rudram please click on the link below

video link to athi rudram