Post by Amritha Varshini on Dec 21, 2015 7:03:47 GMT 5.5
While the December Season is getting its phase in Chennai, we are glad to share this Video about Sri Madurai Mani Iyer.
The current generation doesnt know about the greatness of Madurai Mani Iyer.
Once Kanchi Mahaperiyava came to Mylapore. He visited Madurai Mani Iyer’s house early morning, unannounced. Mani Iyer was doing the usual sadakam, when some one said that Paramacharya was entering his house. A stunned Mani Iyer took time to react. Mahaswami asked Mani Iyer to sing a song. Mani Iyer replied hesitantly that he had not even had his bath. “You always swim in the sangita saharam, you do not have to have a bath to sing before me!” told the smiling Acharya. Moved to tears, Madurai Mani fell at his feet, crying “Parameswara!” Meanwhile, the mridanga vidwan had left after being blessed by Mahaswami.
“Now, start!” said the Acharya. “You saw the mridanga vidwan leaving. How do I sing?” pleaded Madurai Mani. “Don’t worry, I will keep the taalam for you!” Paramacharya began the beats with his hands and Mani Iyer had to sing.