KANCHI MAHA SWAMI
King Nambirajan ruled Chitoor
Where his princess daughter
Was married to Lord Murugan,
Like this an ancient story ran.
There still exists a mountain,
Called Vallimalai, a sacred one,
And there is a temple there
For Lotd Aghastheeswarar.
Maha Swami did Vyasa Puja
And also Navarathri Puja
Inside that famous temple,
As desired by the local people.
He went to Kalahasti thereafter,
To worship Lord Kalahastiswarar,
And Gnanaprasana Ambigai,
And took bath in the sacred water.
King of Kalahasti also walked
Along with him, side by side,
On rough mountainous roads,
For almost fifteen trying hours.
Though the local devotees told,
About that painful rough road,
Maha Swami didn’t mind it
But went on to complete it.
Not to mind any such hardship,
He advised them to take up
Any challenge that may confront
Their attempts in the right spirit.
King of Kalahasti performed then
Patha Puja, namely washing
Maha Swami’s feet as an honour,
Bestowed on the respected Seer.
He then requested Maha Swami,
Who was leaving for Tirupathi,
To stay in the palace with him,
So he stayed for a week’s time.
This shows how in those days
Kings were treating Sanyasis
With respects to their sacrifices,
And their noble public services.