who is the omnipotent Parameswara Himself, was camping in Sri Kanchi Matham, Kumbakonam. The Vyasa Puja was being held there with all glory. The ChandraMouleeswara Puja being over, all the devotees were in a hurry to get Maha Periyava's darshan, who was distributing
the abhisheka tIrtham (holy water of ablution) with His holy hands. A devotee's turn came in the line formed by them to receive the prasadam. Giving him the prasadam, the Mahan looked at him, raising His head. He told the devotee, "You come early tomorrow for the Veda parayanam
As ordered by the Mahan the devotee came up early the next morning and participated in the occasion of Veda parayanam. When the parayanam was going on, Maha Periyava made a surprise visit, which was unusual. He noticed that the devotee who got his anugraha the
previous day was reciting the Vedas with sincere devotion. When reciting the Veda mantras, however, the bhakta was having breathing problems, so he faltered as he recited the shlokas with difficulty. Kanchi Mahan realised that the devotee should be having some problem in his
throat or lungs. When it was time to distribute prasadam after the recitation was over, He called the devotee and asked him to wait.
The devotee seemed to have some apprehension in his mind that he did not recite the Vedas properly and the Mahan had found out some errors in his
chanting. After sometime, a physician came and examined the devotee thoroughly as ordered by the Sage. Later when he took the devotee to his hospital and conducted more tests, the physician found out that the devotee had a heart ailment, which caused the falter in the Vedic
Chanting. The physician cured the devotee with good treatment that involved no surgery, in accordance with Sri Maha Periyava's orders.
Some ten days later, the devotee came to have darshan of the Mahan who ordered him, "Now you do the Vedic chanting for some time." The devotee
was able to do the chanting without any falter or other problems. Thus Sri Maha Periyava saved the devotee from an incoming setback of health. Know what the devotee said about this? "As mentioned in Thevaram, when we do sincere prayer and worship to Bhagavan, any setbacks and
difficulties that are to reach us melt away automatically."
Compiled by Jagadguru Sri Maha Periyava - Kanchi Paramacharya/Fb
Sarvam Sri Krishnarpanam