Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae
HOW NANJUNDAPPA BECAME “NIRANJANA”
Some portions of the manuscript of a work written by Sri Ganganarya had been destroyed by white ants. Sri Ganganarya was worried over this and Nanjundappa asked Sri Ganganarya as to why he was worried. He replied that his mind had been agitated as his literary work had been destroyed. The Swamiji assured him that he would restore the portion eaten away by white ants.
Sri Ganganarya was wondering how Nanjundappa could do it when he himself did not remember what he had written. So saying, he went out for a while. Before he came back, the Swamiji had prepared a new copy. Sri Ganganarya was baffled and exclaimed to him, “You are not an ordinary soul. You are a Nirnajanamurthy.” Thus he came to be known as ‘Niranjana.’