KANCHI MAHA SWAMI
In the year 1921, the grand festival,
‘Mahamagam,’ attracted many people,
Who visited the Kudandhai Town,
To participate in that grand function.
Maha Swami was present there,
Surrounded by crowd everywhere,
To take bath in the sacred water,
Adjacent to the famous temple there.
All devoted ‘Khilafat’ Muslims,
And Congress Party volunteers,
Controlled the flow of devotees,
Who came there in large numbers.
With no community feelings,
They helped as human beings,
And received well his blessings
For their neat humane services.
Maha Swami was broad minded
And no differences he had found,
In moving closely with one and all,
Particularly, those Harijan people.
The Almighty God he found
In the laughter of the neglected,
Helpless and untouchable people,
Who deserved his kindness well.
He gave them food and dresses,
And many useful discourses,
In order to uplift their lives,
Well up in the social orders.
His kindness to those people,
By nature, was so immeasurable,
That, in words, cannot be written,
Or, by mouth openly spoken.
In the then patriotic movement,
He was showing keen interest,
And wore clothes, hand spun,
Like those Congress men.
No wonder, he was revered,
And was well entertained,
For his kindness to all people,
Rich or poor, as both are equal.