KANCHI MAHA SWAMIGAL
At Kuzhumani Village near Nerur
Maha Swami was staying there.
A young man from Kerala came
And had a consultation with him.
He told Maha Swami that his intention
Was to convert himself as a Christian,
As advised to him by some Priests
From the Christian missionaries.
The importance of Hindu religion
Maha Swamy then explained to him
For three days that convinced him
To give up the idea of conversion.
Padagachery Swamigal was born
On 9.5.1876 to his mother Ardhanari
And his father Kandhaswami
In a village near Pollachi Town.
When he was a very young boy,
They both died unfortunately,
Leaving him as a helpless orphan,
To manage himself somehow then.
At Bellary, he became a disciple
Under Sri Erinatha Swamigal,
Who for hundred years lived
And in the year 1922 he died.
He cured many diseases
Where the doctors failed,
And they were surprised
At his wonderful powers.
Even leprosy, cancer patients
He cured with his sacred ashes
And turned stone into diamond,
As well as brass metal into gold.
He collected funds from all donors
And started repairing several temples
Which were in dilapidated status
With all the accumulated donations
His helping nature was visible,
And appreciated by one and all.
Maha Swami well appreciated
His charitable activities indeed.