This article was published in Dinamalar Aanima malar dated 07.01.12 . Thanks to my friend Lavanya for translating the same in english ..
This story was titled as " THEDIVANTHA CHITHAMBARAM". This was a year before his sidhi, when Maha Periyavaa was not feeling very well, one evening he called his disciples and told that he wanted to go to Chidambaram and pray Natarajar and also wish to see the, kunjithapatham. Kunjithapatham is an offering for Natarajar made out of various herbal roots. This is considered to cure many health related diseases also believed to give moksham. Now his disciples were so worried how to take him to Chidambaram in this health condition. For their surprise, the next day, early morning before sunrise, the priests who do the poojai to Chidambaram temple came to visit Kanchi maha periyavaa with prasadam along with the kunchithapatham and requested to meet Kanchi maha periyavaa and give the offerings. This put every disciples of Kanchi maha periyavaa into a great surprise. They went and informed maha periyavaa about the priests arrival and maha periyavaa signed the priests to come near him. He then accepted the offerings and kept the kunjithapatham on his head. This photo was taken then and this event is called as "Thedivantha chidambaram." The above picture is considered to be one of the rarest picture of maha periyavaa.
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Source : dinamalar.com