Born on October 9, 1940, to Mrs. Jayalakshmi and Mr. T.S. Ramachandran, Sri. Akka was no ordinary child. The divinity within her was first revealed by none other than the great saint, the “Paramacharya,” Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi, Jagadguru Sankaracharya of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam, as the Power Incarnate of Sri Akhilandeswari of Thirvanaikovil.
From a very young age, she has tirelessly lent herself to consoling, comforting, and healing the thousands of people who come to her daily. She provides solace to restless, troubled minds. She patiently listens to all the outpourings of the needy who come to her and alleviates their grief… and that gentle smile never slips off her serene countenance.
She shares a special bond with every individual. She is a sister to one, a mother to another, a guru (teacher) to yet another, a friend to some… She is Everything to many. Thus, she continues in her efforts to build a better world for everyone, especially the children who are the citizens of tomorrow, through various activities that stimulate their minds and delights their senses. She progresses towards the creating of this, her own “Utopia,” through the Krishna temple, Nandalala Seva Samithi and Nandalala Mission.
“Nothing is impossible” was the title of her first poem. That remains her philosophy in life. And with her beside us, nothing seems impossible. She is, indeed, a special person, our very own Akka: one in many… many in one R. K. Swami writes in the foreword of “Pranamamyaham,” as follows:
Sri Amma’s divine personality is so well established. We are indeed a blessed lot to be living around this time when She is in our midst. Most people know Her as a simple lady who is a friend, a philosopher, and a guide to them. She leads a simple life, living with us as one of us.
Akka has been writing under the name of Mathioli Saraswathy for many years. She is a prolific writer, having penned many poems, songs, prayers, stories for children and adults, as well as philosophical commentaries in Tamil. Some of her books have been translated into English as well.
In 1998 and 1999, she was awarded the national NCERT award by the Indian Government for her books for children.
It has been a tradition for over two decades for one of her books to be published on Christmas Day every year. Books are also released on other days of significance to the Nandalala family of Organizations.
The unique feature of her books is that each one of them is a work of art as well. Carefully thought out and published, the material is presented in a manner that beckons one to pick up the book and enjoy reading.
Our Founder presides over several events held by Nandalala Family of Organizations on a daily basis. She loves to interact with the audience in an engaging style that makes the listener feel part of her message for the day. From time to time, we will share the text of some of her speeches here.
There is Peace Speech at World Alliance of Religions Peace Summit 2014 Seoul, South Korea Peace is in Proximity of Truth Peace is in Awareness Peace is in Service to Humanity There is peace within us. It is not unreachable like the sky. We are neither aware of love within us nor attempt to realize […]Continue reading
Excerpts from Pujya Shri Mathioli Saraswathy’s speech at the Lancaster Hindu Temple of Antelope Valley. The speech included advice on wealth and prosperity so that surplus funds may be used for good charitable purposes. 1. Use curry leaves in the food you cook as it is not only good for health, growth of hair, cure […]Continue reading
Venue: Kanthimthi Kalyana Mandapam, Chennai, India Wish you all a very happy, peaceful & prosperous New Year!! The New Year Darshan began with Sri Amma’s benevolent wishes (Aasigal). Here are some salient points from Her speech! 2016 adds up to the number 9, which is the aadhikkam (influence) of Sevvai (Mars) and the color Red […]Continue reading
Blessings to All who are assembled here at Mahakaleshwar temple. What is the time? 7:15. In India we would say night but here it is pradosham. Nithya pradosham is at this time daily. I am happy you all, knowingly/unknowingly, are assembled here at the auspicious time of pradosham to have darshan of Lord Shiva. This […]Continue reading
Pujya Shri Mathioli Saraswathy is a prolific writer of books, essays, and articles relevant to a particular event or celebration. We will share some of her writings here. Read on and reflect on the message contained within.
Speech is silver; Silence is gold. Let us first speak about “silver”. Our speech or words should be fertile. They should be meaningful. The tongue is the instrument for all the words we utter. That is why it is often advised to control the tongue. The tongue has a dual responsibility viz. speech & taste. […]Continue reading
Our Founder has written several books under the pen name "Mathi Oli," literally meaning "Light of the Moon" but also signifying "Illuminance of the Mind." Every Christmas Day, a book is released in Chennai, and this book release event is eagerly awaited by the community. Most of the books are fashioned into 18 chapters. Below, we give a collection of the cover page of some of the books. We will be following up with a brief synopsis of each book. Stay Tuned!
- Kattril Varum Seithi
- Sollil Irrukkirarkal
- Sindhitha Velayil
- Pesum Unarvugal
- Nindru Nilaiperuga
- Muthal Seer
- Kooda Vanga
- Karpoora Kanal
- Indre Ingeye Ippozhuthe
- Enathu Parvayil
- Bhuvana Thediya Puthayal
- Anjarai Petti
- Sollil Irukkirarkal