This photo narrates an touching incident that took place coinciding with the utsavam at Sri Varadaraja Perumal temple at Kanchipuram. It is an established practice that Sri Varadaraja Perumal visits Srimatam during the utsavams.
Anticipating this visit, Mahaperiyava with great enthusiasm came and sat at the entrance of Srimatam right in the early morning itself although there were many more hours to go before Perumal would arrive near Srimatam premises. And He would not have His Bhiksha until He had the darshan of Perumal. In spite of all the kainkaryaparas requesting Mahaperiyava to come back inside since there was a long time to go until Perumal arrived, He would not budge.
They had no other option other than request Sri Pudu Periyava to speak and convince Mahaperiyava to come inside the Srimatam, and this is the sight where Pudu Periyava is trying to convince Mahaperiyava to return back inside and come back later when Perumal arrives at the premises.
Photo & Article Courtesy: Vasanth from srimatam