On February 4, 2020
He indulged in the purity of thought and preached religious tolerance and empathy. He was one of those rare seers with extraordinary insight and morality and the mere being in his presence was considered a major blessing. His transcended mind saw him treat everyone with equal love and care and deserving of his respect. During the course of his lifetime, Mahaperiyava renovated a number of old temples across India and even traveled by foot twice to Varanasi. He encouraged increased recitals of Shri Vishnu Saharsanamam and various mantras towards god. He also encouraged greater devotion towards the Sabarimala Ayyappan temple and Tirumala Venkateswara temples. He executed strict implementation of the Agama Shastra rules to fructify devotion in religious places and made changes towards the entry of devotees inside temple premises.
He was also of the opinion that performing miracles by sages was a desirous thing as it encouraged devotees to be more dedicated in their beliefs towards their God. He believed that the miracles performed and the relief attained by the devotees were actually an act of God, but delivered through the holy men. He is also believed to have said that holy men who performed miracles were actually trying to increase the faith of the devotees in God and making them better ‘bhakts’.
Mahaperiyava’s Samadhi is in Kancheepuram and a grand structure has been put up to honor him.