KANCHI MAHA SWAMI
All the devotees at Chidhambaram,
Gathered themselves at its border,
Waiting for Maha Swami’s arrival
At the right time, to bless them all.
He was invited by the Temple Heads,
With all the usual temple honors,
That appeared like a grand festival
Specially arranged for by the temple.
He was taken to the town proper,
In a grand procession thereafter,
That gave thousands of people,
Happiness in seeing a great Soul.
After going round the temple,
He gave lecture to the people
Telling them the hidden secrets
Behind all the installed Deities.
Next day, in the early hours,
He was the first one to appear.
Before the Lord of the Temple
Unseen by any other people.
A Dikshadar doing puja at that time,
To the Lord Nataraja, saw him,
And invited all other members
To give him the due temple honors.
Without receiving the due honors
Why he came alone at the early hours?
When they asked him, he simply said,
That he just came alone to see the Lord.
He didn’t mind other formalities,
When his personal interest was,
To meditate on the Lord alone,
Without being disturbed by anyone.
With his side of explanation,
He convinced them, everyone,
And went back to his place,
After worshiping His Grace.
As he always remained so simple,
He was respected by all people,
Wherever he went on pilgrimage,
Irrespective of their status or age.