KANCHI MAHA SWAMI
The beginning of hundred years
In May, 1993, recorded countless
Events in the life of Maha Swami,
Like the immeasurable deep sea.
It was a countrywide celebration
For all, from Kings to laymen,
From Governors to Ministers,
And religious leaders to devotees.
All came to witness the event,
At Kanchi Mutt, day and night,
For them to receive his blessings,
And solve their unending problems.
From 1994, the new year,
He went into deep silence,
Diverting his mind towards
The pathway leading to God.
On 20/05/1894, he appeared,
On 08/01/1994, he disappeared,
Thus, short of a few months,
He completed hundred years.
He is still living in the hearts,
Of all his sincere devotees,
Who read his life history books
What had been written in volumes.
He lived on this sacred earth,
Named after the great Barath,
Speaking on virtuous actions
In simple words of his own.
A legacy of the Hindu Dharma,
He left for us to follow the same,
And for the generations yet to come,
While he was up in the ladder of fame.
The best tribute we can give him
Is to read and follow his lectures
Now coming in the form of books
Written by his close followers.
May Maha Swami lead me on,
For this humble book of mine,
That I submit to his lotus feet,
And for his guidance I still wait.