Shri Santhananda Swamigal and Shri Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi Swamigal Maha Periyava of Kanchi Kamakoti peetam.
According to Salem Sri Tyagarajan – Trustee, Om Sri Skandasramam, Salem, Shri Santhananda Swamigal was in Kanchi temple for long doing Japam. During that time due to Goddess Kamakshi’s grace Shri Swamigal got Purna Jnana Brahma Siddhi. Kanchi Mahaperiya would tell the Salem Auditor Sri Sankaraiyer that Shri Santhananda Swamigal was Shakti Svarupam and that one must think of Swamiji as Shakti Svarupa and do puja for him. Whenever Shri Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi Swamigal, affectionately called as Shri Maha Periyava used to see Shri Santhananda Swamigal, he used to keep his Dandam on Swamiji. Shri Santhananda Swamigal is a yuga purushar, brahma jnani, Sakti Svarupam, Karuna murthi, Thapo Valimaiyudaiyavar and astama siddhigalum kaikudiyavar. Many devotees have seen Shri Santhananda Swamigal in Jala Samadhi and also seen Shri Swamigal sit up on air due to his `asta ma siddhis’.