In Kerala the Acharyas of Kanchi Kama koti peetam were in the earlier days known as ”kumbakonathu Samiyar” .In the year 1907 the great Savant whom we call with reverence as Maha Periyava ascended the throne of the Kanchi Kama Koti peetam as its 68th Peetadhipadhi under the titular name of Chandrashekara Saraswathi at the age of 13. At the age of 21 SWamigal took over the administaration of the Mutt. He had visited several Palakkad Agraharams around the year 1929. The Brahmins of my native village in Puthukode reverentially remember that Maha Periyava visited their native place and stayed there for two months doing daily worship at the Annapurneswari temple there. It seems he conducted a Veda Sadas there and honoured the great Vedic Pundit Rama Sastrigal.The villagers have preserved a great photo of Maha Periyava when he was in their village .