KMS005. STAY AT MAHENDRA MANGALAM

a poem by Rajaram Ramachandran, India - poetry writer, author, poet

KANCHI MAHA SWAMI

During 1909-10, at Kanchi Mutt,
Young Maha Swami learnt
Lessons in Vedas and Sanskrit,
From various eminent Pundits.

It was a surprise to them,
How, within a short time,
He learnt all these lessons,
Which are not so easy ones.

When he stayed at Kumbakonam,
A crowd of visitors disturbed him,
Almost every day, from his studies,
So, they shifted him to a remote place.

At Mahendra Mangalam Town,
During 1911-14, he was able to learn,
Grammar, philosophy, logic, Vedas,
Critical analysis, like these subjects.

He was already familiar with Tamil
And English languages, but still,
Two more languages he learnt well
On French and Marathi as well.

In Tamil, he studied Thevaram,
Thirukkural, Thiruvachakam,
Also Thiruvilayadal Puranam,
Thiruvaimozhi and Periapuranam.

On the top of everything, Music,
Photography, Mathematics,
Astrology, and Astronomy were
Taught to him then and there.

He was 20 years old by then,
To learn every practical lesson,
And back to Kumbakonam Mutt,
In the year 1914, he went straight.

In the temple of King Rajendra Cholan,
At Gangai Konda Chozhapuram Town
He spent more time to study the statues
And took deep interest in architectures.

He had a joint study with Masters
Like Sri. Ananthalwar, Sri. Jagadeesa Iyer,
The Research Scholars in architectures,
Who guided him with their lectures.








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