KMS003. FROM KANCHI TO KUMBAKONAM

a poem by Rajaram Ramachandran, India - poetry writer, author, poet

KANCHI MAHA SWAMI

On taking over as Kanchi Mutt Head
Just to begin his maiden tour he moved
To its Branch at Kumbakonam Town,
In the first round of his travel plan.

All the way he traveled in a palanquin,
Carried by four of the Mutt’s strong men,
With elephants, horses, camels, in front,
Marching ahead, they slowly went.

On the way, they all got down
And stayed at Tindivanam Town,
Where once he was a student,
Just to take rest for three days,

This news of his arrival spread,
When his old class mates rushed,
Along with their class teachers,
To meet him there, as a surprise.

Eager to see this young Mutt Head,
Thousands of people assembled,
And it was a show of big crowd,
Choking the entire place around.

All the people were drowned,
In the sea of joy what they found,
Looking at the charm on his face,
Without any ego, not even a trace.

There the visit of the two queens
Of Tanjore King, Sivaji, had been
The centre of all the attractions,
As a special case, here to mention.

He took this opportunity to visit,
All temples within the town limit.
And to the people, as a celebration,
A grand feast, that day, was given.

They stayed for fifteen days then,
At the request of Prince Thondaiman,
Vijay Raghunath, as well as Diwan
Venkataramadas, at Pudukottai Town.

They reached their final destination,
The Branch Kumbakonam Mutt then
Through the famous Tanjore Town,
Thus finishing their trip in the first run.

KMS002. EARLY LIFE OF MAHASWAMI
KANCHI MAHA SWAMI
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