Thanks Venkatesh for sharing this article! What a great shiva bakthi!!
There was a famous nadaswaram vidwan in Kumbakonam called Shivakozhundhu. He had a younger brother. He was involved in dharmic activities during his entire life.
There was a Kalahastheeswarer temple situated on the south side of the Sankara mutt in Kumbakonam.
There was no gopuram in the temple and he realized the need for one. He would keep an aluminium bowl on a chair on the road side across from the temple, early in the morning at 5 am. He would rise early in the morning, take a dip in the river, wear rudraksham and vibhuti and stand next to the bowl for a couple of hours reciting “ Shivadharmam, Shivadharmam”.
His appearance and voice would attract everyone going to take a dip in the Cauveri or just passing by. They would not leave without putting at least a small amount of money in the bowl.
Everyday, he could come to the mutt and stand at distance and have darshan of our Swamigal.
He collected money like this for five to six years and built a beautiful gopuram for the Kalahastheeswarer temple. Swamigal would praise this ardent devotee of Shiva in those days.
Source: Pujya Sri Mahaswamy Divya Charitram
Categories: Devotee Experiences