Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae
Sri Swami Samarth (Akkalkot Maharaj)1
“One should not violate the vows to God and Saints.”
Once a brahmana vowed to offer milk-sweets to the Swami if he was blessed with children. But with the passage of time he forgot all about the vow, although his wish was fulfilled. By the time he again remembered it the Swami already left his earthly abode. The brahmana was very sore and his one strong desire had been, to feed milk sweets to the Swami with his own hands!
But how could he fulfil it now? One night, Swami appeared in his dream and told him that he was living in Kolhapur in the Kumbhar galli (street) in the form of Sri Krishna Saraswathi and that he could fulfil his vow there.
The brahmana visited Sri Krishna Saraswathi and after the proper worship, he was able to feed the sweets to the saint with his own hands!
1(Appeared at Akkalkot on a Wednesday in the month of Aswini (September-October) in the year 1856. Samadhi Mandir & Yoga Peetam – Holy Banyan tree. Akkalkot- a small town-by road from Solapur (Maharashtra) 39 kms. Akkalkot is 10 kms from Akkalkot Road Railway Station, which is on the Mumbai-Chennai Railway line. Few express trains stops there)