Shri Santhananda Swamigal and His Guru Shri Swayam Prakasa Swamigal.
Shri Santhananda Swamigal was very fond of his guru Shri Swayam prakasha Swamigal and obeyed, followed whatever his Guru had told him. He was a strict follower of his Gurus words. His guru Shri Swayam prakasa Swamigal had told Him to see HIS GURU in whatever HE SEES, then to do Pilgrimage and also to take BIKSHAI (alms) and eat like a true sannayasi. Shri Santhananda Swamigal followed this as exactly as his GURU had wanted HIM to do. After doing pilgrimage when he met His Guru Shri Swayam Prakasa Swamigal, Shri Santhananda Swamigal, the very embodiment of Goddess Matha Bhuvaneswari told HIS GURU that HE followed whatever HIS GURU had ordained. But Shri Swayam Prakasa Swamigal said that Shri Santhananda Swamigal failed in the Karadala Bikshai, but Shri Santhananda Swamigal said that He had only followed whatever HIS GURU had said. But Shri Swayam Prakasa Swamigal said some months back when Swamigal was in a pilgrimage, he had sat down and ate in a leaf and that HE was supposed to eat only 3 handful which is Karadala Bikshai and that too the devotee who is offering the food should give the food only in the hand. But one devotee gave the food in the leaf and this is what Shri Swayam Prakasar Meant. Shri Swayam Prakasar had so much of affection for his disciple Shri Santhananda Swamigal and Shri Santhananda Swamigal has his GURUS SHRI SWAYAM PRAKASA SWAMIGAL’S GRACE FULLY.