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Sage of Kanchi

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When Smt DK Pattammal was seven years old, she had the rarest opportunity of taking the blessings of Mahaperiyava of Kanchi Mutt, His Holiness Sri Sri Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi Swamigal. She was a regular visitor to the Kanchi mutt and her father would always insist on her to chant slokas in the mutt regularly after having dharshan at Kanchipuram Kamakshi Amman Temple.

Having noticed the little girl’s potential, Mahaperiyava personally requested DKP’s father to bring DKP to Esanur (when she was only 7 or 8 years of age) where he was stationed for observing the Chathurmasya Vratha. He wanted Krishnaswami Dhikshithar to participate during the Navarathri Pooja and wanted Young Pattammal to sing during his nine day Pooja.

DKP remembered with gratitude how Mahaperiyavaa himself offered the coconut kept in the Navarathri kalasam to DKP’s father and asked him to make Payasam (Kheer) out…

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