06. December 1990 – May 1991: Holy Yatras with Guru Mahadev

Om Sri Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae

My Guru commanded me to make arrangements for a holy yatra to various temples and ashrams in Kerala and Dakshina Kannada in December, 1990. He allowed my family to travel along with him. The holy yatra went on for 10 days.

I arranged one more holy Yatra on the request of my Guru. It was during that hot summer days of May 1991. We had the darshan of several special shrines situated in Karnataka & Andhra Pradesh. Then too, my Guru allowed my family again to travel along with him.

We also visited Araiyur Swamigal’s Ashram, Thiruvananthapuram. (Araiyur Swamigal was the Chief Guru of Maharajas’ of South Travancore). It is situated just opposite to the Shri Anantha Padmanabheswara Temple. (It is a very famous Shrine of Lord Vishnu, in SouthernTravancore.)

In Kerala, we visited:

Chotannikara Bhagavathi Temple (16 kms from Cochin), Vaikkam, Ettumannur, Haripad Ambalapuzha (holy shrines of Lord Shiva and Krishna), Thirssur Vadakkunathar (a Shiva Temple), famous for the Adi Pooram festival, Guruvayur Krishna Temple, Attingal Bhagavathi temple, Varkala Sri Narayana Guru Ashram, Kaladi (the birth place of Adi Sankara), and Kannur.

By My Guru’s Grace, we had the darshan of the following temples in Karnataka:

Udupi Krishna, Subramanya, Sri Manjunath and Dharma Devathas of Dharmasthala, Annapooraneswari, Sringeri Sri Saradambal, and Kollur Mookambika.

In Andhra Pradesh, we visited:

Samadhi Mandir of Sri Ragavendra Swamigal (Mantralaya), Sri Seetha Rama Mandir of Bhadrachalam (Sri Bhaktha Ramdoss), Nandyal, Sri Venkatesa Perumal (Tirupati), Sri Kanaka Durga Temple (Vijay Wada), Sri Rama Temple (Rajamundry). Sri Yerri Thatha Swamiji’s Temple (Chellgurgi-40 kms Anathapur-Bellary Road) and Sri Mallikarjuna at Sri Sailam (one of the 12 Jyothir Linga Temples of Siva), were the other Shrines in Andhra Pradesh.

Guru and I alone visited these Shrines in Tamil Nadu on various occasions:

Sri Meenakshi Temple, Madurai, Sri Kallabiran (SriVaikundam), Sri Nammalwar, (Alwaz Thiru Nagari), Azagia Nambi (Thirukurungudi), Sri Vaanama Malai Jeeiyar Mutt (Nanguneri) Sri Balasubramanian Temple (Thiruchendur), Sri Pazhani Murugan Temple (Palani), and some temples in and around Kumbakonam.

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