HH Sri MAHA PERIAVAA of Kanchi was camping at Kuthalam near Mayuram. Periavaa
used to go Mayuram to take Holy bath in Cauvery Thulakattam. One day while going to Mayuram through Kozhikuthy village (Padayatra),
HH went to Halasyam's house at 4AM. Halasyam was not in the House. His wife Saraswathi came out and informed the Village Headman
and VIPs about the visit of Swamiji. About hundreds of persons came and had Darshan of MAHA PERIAVAA. Saraswathi and other family members offered Vandanams. Immediately PERIAVAA asked the gathering about the
identity of Saraswathi. Everyone told Maha Periavaa that Saraswathi was the wife of Halasyam Iyer.
While Sri Subramania Sastrigal was camping at Kanchi Mutt Kancheepuram (Sastrigal used to stay in Kamakoti
Mutt with HH Sri Mahaperiyavaa for six months once in a year !!) an interesting incident occured .
One great Sanskrit Pandit and Scholar came from Calcutta and had Darsan of Mahaperiyavaa. He asked Periyavaa to clarify
certain doubts on Upanishads. Mahaperiyavaa wanted to bring the TALENT of Sastrigal.So He gave some incorrect replies and
asked the Pandit to get it clarified if he wants to do so.Then,the Pandit came to the room of Sastrigal and putforth his questions.
Sastrigal answered to all his questions by quoting 'Pramanams' from Vedas.Then the Pandit returned to Mahaperiavaa and told
about the verdict. Mahaperiavaa called Sastrigal and Sastrigal explained to Him about various 'pramanams' on this. Eventhough
He knew everything Mahaperiyavaa wanted to bring the intelligency and clarity of Sastrigal to the Pandit and did so. Everybody
was happy on this event !!!