Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae
“Om Shiva, Shiva, Om Rama, Rama.” (Palaaathipalaa mantra)”
Shri Siva Prakasa Mudaliar received this Upadesa Mantra from Avathar Sri Seshadri Swamigal. Swami imparted this to him saying that it was a very useful mantra.
The “Palaaathipalaa Mantram” is contained in the Savithri Upanishad and is interspersed with Gayatri Mantram and consists of 100 letters interspersed in a very secret manner. Its Rishi, Chandas and Devathas are also mentioned.
In the Mantra Sastras, it is referred as, “Sathaaksari”, “Kshoocchathi” and every letter has to be doubly pronounced. Swami did not impart it to Mudaliar.
As per the Sastras anything that emanates from the mouth of a Guru is equivalent to Vedas. The disciple should devoutly follow his instructions. As Swami mentioned “Om Shiva, Shiva” as “Palaa Mantra and “Om Rama, Rama” as “Athipalaa” Mantra, one should follow the same with sincere devotion. Such an Upadesam is not usually imparted to anyone.