My mom used to listen to swamy’s lectures during Marghahi (December) month on Podhigai television channel and due to the advertisement that followed, she used to take to listen to the lectures. That is how I got addicted to listening his lectures.
I am a travel bug. So when swamy announced the very first Sri Rama Anuyatra, I took an unauthorized leave for over a month during 2006 (till date I did not get salary or dearness allowance arrears or pay scale) and booked a ticket for my mom and myself.during our journey to Delhi from Chennai, me and my mom occupied seat no.4 & 6 of the 3-tier AC coach and Swamy and his wife were travelling in berth 9-16. I traveled all along the train giving lectures on Mukundamala in Kannada/English and broken Tamil to different groups of people in different compartments.
My mom used to pay about 240 rupees every quarter (1000 rupees per annum) for MP3 cds.