Our Pranams to a Great Soul
Sri Janakiraman was born in Vilangudi village. He was a brilliant student, an IIT alumnus and a civil engineer by profession. He worked in the private sector in many exceptional infrastructure projects.
He and his wife Late Shrimati Jayanthi Janakiraman had the great fortune of having their first darshan of our Guru Maharaj in the early 90s when Sri Swamiji was still in the wandering phase. Since then, for the past 30 years Sri Janakiraman was the most gracious host to Sri Swamiji. He was the first devotee to have the bhagyam of building an abode exclusively for Sri Swamiji and satsang, at the first floor of his house, now known to us all as Premika Bhavanam in Ashok Nagar, Chennai. This place is where our satsang journey began. Sri Premika Srinivasa Perumal pradishta was done there. Sri Janakiraman’s modesty and humility truly set him apart as was evident in the manner in which he would conduct himself just as every other devotee who came to Premika Bhavanam would. He would be so unassuming that none would even know that Premika Bhavanam is his residence. The entire family very gracefully accommodated themselves to the different dimensions that the public life of Sri Swamiji entails and dedicated themselves to Bhagavata Dharma and Guru Seva. After quitting his profession, he lived the life of a renunciate, ever engaged in Dwadasakshari japa and Srimad Bhagavata parayan. He had darshan of Sri Madhurisakhi in the form of a little infant who sat with him and played with him. He had many such spiritual experiences which he shared only with Guru Maharaj.
As a testimony to his Hari bhakti and Guru bhakti he merged at the holy feet of Madhuri Sakhi samedha Sri Premika Varadhan on 8th April 2021 at 7:50 pm, Ekadasi day (auspicious day for Bhagavan Sri Vishnu), which also happens to be a Thursday (auspicious day for worship of Guru).
We bow down to this exemplary devotee of Sri Swamiji. We request all to chant the Mahamantra for this great soul.
Personal Secretary to Sri Swamiji
8th April 2021
Note: We request all to refrain from visiting Premika Bhavanam to pay your respect. You may kindly do so from your respective residences itself by chanting Mahamantra.