Mahaperiyavar of Sri Kanchi Mutt
When DKP was seven years old, she had the rarest opportunity of taking the blessings of Mahaperiyavar of Kanchi Mutt, His Holiness Sri Sri Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi Swamigal. She was a regular visitor to the Kanchi mutt and her father would always insist on her to chant slokas in the mutt regularly after having dharshan at Kanchipuram Kamakshi Amman Temple. Having noticed the little girl’s potential, Mahaperiyavar personally requested DKP’s father to bring DKP to Esanur (when she was only 7 or 8 years of age) where he was stationed for observing the Chathurmasya Vratha. He wanted Krishnaswami Dhikshithar to participate during the Navarathri Pooja and wanted Young Pattammal to sing during his nine day Pooja. DKP remembered with gratitude how Mahaperiyavaa himself offered the coconut kept in the Navarathri kalasam to DKP’s father and asked him to make Payasam (Kheer) out of the coconut and give it to the little kid. In her later days, she fondly remembered this incident and always believed that her success was due to the rarest blessings that she received from Mahaperiyavar.
Sri Ramana Maharishi
The story goes that when little DKP was a two month old child, her parents took her to Tiruvannamalai, where she received the blessings of Sri Ramana Maharishi who seems to have fed her some honey and he was delighted when the little child enjoyed the taste. DKP in her later days shared that may be her diction and perfect rendition which she is popular for is due to the rare blessings of Sri Ramana Maharishi himself.
Puttaparthi Sri Sathya Sai Baba
DKP was an ardent devotee of Sri Sathya Sai Baba in her later days and she believed that during difficult times she felt at ease praying to Sri Sathya Sai Baba. Sri Sathya Sai Baba sent his blessings during her times of illness in her old age and sent Saree and Dhothi to DKP and her husband Shri Eswaran. She seemed to be attached to the saree blessed by him that whenever she felt low she found a solace wearing the saree.
Thus the musical journey of the child prodigy - Alamelu fondly called ‘Patta’ moulded her and made her bloom to become a phenomenon called ‘THE DKP’ with the rarest of musical trainings from the composers and great stalwarts and blessings of some of the rarest saints known for holiness and sanctity.