Om SathGuru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae
MAHAAN SRI SESHADRI SWAMIGAL OF THIRUVANNAMALAI
Sesha Mahaan loved service and held up Paropakara (selfless service) to others.
There might have been saints who would have been content to achieve realization for themselves and those who neither moved with society nor their little finger, for the benefit of others. Mahan Sri Seshadri Swamigal, Shri Sai Baba of Shirdi, Hazrat Tajuddin Baba, Shri Swami Samarth, Sri Gajanan Maharaj etc; were certainly not one of those self-centered ones. They loved service and held, Paropakara, or service to others, as a noble ideal, to live up to.
THE TEMPLE CAR (RATH) MOVES
On one festive day, during the Brahmotsavam for Lord Arunachaleswara of Thiruvannamalai (10 days celebration – Karthikai-Deepam) with thousands of people drawing the Chariot (Rath) for Sri Ambal (Sri Unnamulai Amman), it got stuck in a depression at a point with inadequate space for movement. Lot of efforts at pulling it out, did not succeed. The chariot car (Rath) had got firmly anchored in the depression. In spite of strenuous efforts, for about two three hours it could not be moved.
Swami appeared all of a sudden from nowhere. Swami applied His hand at two or three spots of the stuck wheel and with His own hand pulled the hemp rope. Seeing that Swami Himself was giving a helping hand, the other people joined in the effort. Immediately the temple car (Rath) started moving freely! People expressed their appreciation saying that the Devi Herself had pulled the car (Rath).