KMS036. PILGRIMAGE TO KASI-PART 2

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

KANCHI MAHA SWAMI

Maha Swami moved to Kurnool,
Where a large number of people,
Received him with full honors,
For his kind religious services.

He went to Srisailam, a place,
Where the underground Ganges
River flowed below 900 steps,
To reach its water for one’s use.

Without minding the strain,
Maha Swami went down
900 steps to reach the river,
And took his bath in its water.

He went to the famous temple,
Where the Lord Mallikarjuna,
And His consort Brahmarambikai,
Blessed all the visiting people.

There is a Temple Tree,
Known as Arjuna Tree,
Rarely found anywhere,
But standing nicely there.

The Devasthanam Heads
Gave him all the facilities,
Under their personal care,
During his short stay there.

Before the Temple Lord he sang
Both Soundarya Lahari Songs
And Sivananda Lahari Songs
Rendered by the great Adi Sankara.

At Srisailam the hill tribes
Performed their tribal dances
In his presence, as a special case,
Despite Mutt heads objections.

He saw well their earnestness
In their dance performance,
And offered them silver coins,
But they refused to take gifts.

He saw their devotion to him,
For which he praised them,
And gave them all nice food,
With his blessings at the end,










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