author:...... 'Guru kaingarya siromaNi' T.V.R.Chary, Kanchipuram
compiler:... T.S. Kothandarama Sarma
book:......... vol. 2, pages 57-63
publisher:.. Vanathi Padhippaham (May 2005 Edition)
As with the world-famous Adi Sankara, the world would also know well about the greatness of Sri Chandrasekharendra Sarasvati, the sixty-eightth PiThAdhipati of Sri Kanchi KamakoTi PiTham.
Miracles happen rarely. At those times, the world is in a position to know about the divinity of sages. Through those incidents we can realize that they are (made of divinity), that they are s. In that way, it is the fortune (myself) received through Sri MahaSwamigaL's --the miracle of making the inarticulate child of mine speak.
The time I was working in All India Radio Station, Puduvai (Puducherry). Pondicherry Gopala Aiyar was the one who helped, by taking me to Sri MahaSwamigaL and making me have the of the sage. I used to come every week, to look up my family, which was residing at Kanchipuram. Every month, the was also conducted in Pondy. To submit the to MahaSwamigaL, Gopala Aiyar would bring the other devotees also, arranging a separate bus. Accompanying him, and bringing the artistes of the Pondicherry Radio Station also and making them sing in Guru Sannidhi, I received the fortune of this service through the grace of Guru. It also made me suitable to receive AcharyaaL's (affection).
During the years 1969 and 1970, Sri MahaSwamigaL was in his blessing stance in the SivAsthAnam at Tenambakkam. My second daughter Santhalakshmi was inarticulate though she completed three years of age. Even the words 'Amma, Appa' did not come out of her mouth. Since it happened in birth, the doctors told that it was an impossible task to make her talk. They said no treatment could be effective since it is 'genetically predetermined'. They (also) said that only by a miracle happending through the divine power of Vaidhyanatha Swami or Lord Sri dakSiNAmUrti, would it be possible to make my child talk.
If Sri Adi Sankara is an avatara of Lord Sri dakSiNAmUrti, my family and I were adoring in mind Sri MahaSwamigaL as talking Kamakshi.
Having heard about the of Sri Kamakshi whose divine power made Sri Muka Sankara (of Kanchi)--who was deaf and dumb since birth--talk and gave him the skill of singing hymns, and made him compose and sing the called 'Sri Muka Panchasati', adoring Her as '; and about the of AcharyaaL Sri Adi Sankara who made the dumb Hastamalaka talk; my wife prompted me to take the child to Sri MahaSwamigaL and pray for his !
I took the child to the of Sri MahaSwamigaL. On that way, there was not much crowd near Sri SwamigaL. Disciples like Sri Balu, Sri Ramamurthy, Sri SrikaNTan, Sri Kumaresan were with him.
"Chary has come!"--Sri Balu supplicates to MahaSwamigaL.
"Who is this child?"--Sri MahaSwamigaL's question.
"Adiyen's child. She can't talk. With Periyavaa's she must talk. My (wife) asked me to pray to you..."
"Why, you don't have that desire?"
Knowing nothing to reply, I looked stupid.
"She will talk well, and she will talk much, go!" Sri MahaSwamigaL blossomed his holy mouth and spoke the words of grace.
"All Periyavaa ", I said, prostrated, and returned home.
During that three-four hours time when we went to SriMaTham and returned, the child could have been hungry, thirsty. Still, because of the greatness of Sri AchayaaL's look of grace, the child was calm until we reached home. Once we reached home, the child ran inside, brought her dining plate and spoke, " (Mommy, give me food!)!" What a wonder! The inarticulate child talks! Our bodies were shivering in ecstasy. The miracle that happened by the divine power of Sri Acharya's favour. No words to express it. Thinking about the supreme compassion of that walking God, and holding on to his holy lotus feet in mind, we adored him and felt happy. What can the (power of the planets) do, only the Acharya's is the power, we realized and started adoring the Guru's grace.
Since it was already night time, we met Sri MahaSwamigaL on the next day, prostrated and told him the miracle of the child talking.
I supplicated to him, "By Periyavaa , speech has come to the child."