Thief & Tiger
tasya ite kathitaadyaartha prakashamte mahatmanah ||
Once a poor brahmin who was miserable due to lack of money.The daily income was not sufficient to him to run his family . And the daughter of him also grown up to the marriagable age. He was thinking much in mind for the solution. Mean while he heard the name of Shri Chidambar Mahaswamiji who is living in Murugod village . So he thought to go to Shri Chidambar Mahaswamiji to seek help. Accordingly he went to Murugod and took darshana of Shri Chidambar Mahaswamiji and also requested for help. As it was time of meal Shri Chidambar Mahaswamiji told to take food first and then to come back.
The poor brahmin has done accordingly. Shri Chidambar Mahaswamiji asked him to come forword and put a stack of mud in to his cloth and told him to pack in the cloth and not to open till he reaches the house and open in the house itself. As per order of Shri Chidambar Mahaswamiji the man started for his village thinking about the pack of mud. After some hours walk he has travelled half way mark of his way and he was thinking to see the pack all the time and at last with no tolarance he opend the pack. To his surprise half of the portion had became gold and half part remained as usual mud. The poor brahmin teared and with telling badwords himself. He returnd to Shri Chidambar Mahaswamiji and told all about. Shri Chidambar Mahaswamiji smiled to him and told that it is your luck let it be do not worry go to your village with a half portion of gold be happy and perform your daughters marriage with that and every thing will be ok .
On the next day the poor brahmin started for his village . Mean while the news of mud become gold has heard by one to another every where. With listening the same two thieves planed to rob him on his way and accordingly they reached the poor brahmin walking on the way to his village through jungle and threatened for his life and asked for the gold given by Shri Chidambar Mahaswamiji. The poor brahmin was very much frightened and reminding in the mind all the time about Shri Chidambar Mahaswamiji and seeking for help in mind.Shri Chidambar Mahaswamiji understood the matter. All of a sudden a tiger came out of the trees roaring towords them, all of them have frightened one of the thief climbed on the tree but meanwhile the tiger has attacked on the other thief (robber) and killed .While seeing the attack the thief on the tree fall on the ground and lost his his life . The frightened brahmin rememberd Shri Chidambar Mahaswamiji with tears and mean while the tiger disappeared.
The brahmin understood that it was also Shri Chidambar Mahaswamiji's help only and he prostraed to Shri Chidambar Mahaswamiji from there only and started towords his home with enchanting the name of Shri Chidambar Mahaswamiji . After reaching home he told every thing to his family and made the pooja of Shri Chidambar Mahaswamiji and the gold. He and his family since then became the devotees of Shri Chidambar Mahaswamiji and with worshiping Shri Chidambar Mahaswamiji they all lived happily and also they have made the marriage of their daughter as per Shri ChidambarMahaswamiji's word.
Only on remeberance Shri Chidambar Mahaswamiji rush to you to help. Mahaswami also use to punish the evils when time comes.