This is translated from the magasine Trishakthi
Once when Shri Santhananda Swamigal was in Pudukottai Judge Swamigal Adhistanam, Singer Pithukuli Murugadas got a message from Swamigal to come to Pudukottai and see Him. Though Murugadas did not have much acquaintance with Shri Swamigal then, he was very happy to have got an invitation from Swamigal. He rushed to Pudukottai immediately and was very happy to receive the blessings of Shri Santhananda Swamigal. Swamigal told him to have a darshan of Matha Bhuvaneswari and after that Shri Santhananda Swamigal gave him an idol of Goddess Shri Matha Bhuvaneswari. Murugadas was overwhelmed, he came to have a darshan of Matha Bhuvaneswari and Lo she is was right in his hands…thinking this way Murugadas looked at Swamigal. Shri Swamigal said, `I’m not giving this to you but She herself came in my dream and asked me to give Her idol to you. Hence according to Matha Bhuvaneswari’s wish I am giving this idol to you’. Sri Murugadas was overwhelmed with tears of joy. He got the blessings of Shri Santhananda Swamigal and Shri Matha Bhuvaneswari and took the idol home carefully and kept it in his puja room for daily worship.
Goddess Bhuvaneswari not only comes in Swamigal’s dreams but speaks to Him many times directly.
This is Shri Santhananda Swamigal, who is Himself the very embodiment of Goddess Shri Matha Bhuvaneswari.
Trishakthi, Aug 2009