|Sri.Muthu Ramalinga Thevar, pasumpon millionmp3.net|
|Vacnchinathan who shot to death Collector Ash navrangindia.blogspot.com|
Once Sri.Thevar was on a trip to Madras (now Chennai). At Chennai, he asked one of his assistants to visit a sari shop in the bazaar and get a pair of good quality 9 yard saris along with them a plate full of fresh fruits. His assistant who had been with Sri. Thevar for a pretty long time was quite confused and at the same time was curious about the saris and their use. Sri. Thevar was a bachelor - Brahmachari and was a man of character with spiritualistic orientation. He gave utmost importance to moral values in life and lived accordingly. Upon satisfied with the saris his assistant bought upon his request, Thevar Ayya hopped into a car and asked his assistant to come along with him.
During the ride, his assistant, being anxious, was wondering where Sri. Thevar was heading with these saris and what was he going to do with them. The car at last stopped in front of a lane in Mylapore, a suburb of Chennai. He hurriedly went inside the lane accompanied by his assistant with saris and fruits. He, in a jiff, got into a small house where a woman was sitting in the small hall. No sooner had Thevarji seen the woman, than he reverentially prostrated before her. The woman got up and stood there stupefied as this incident happened in a lightning speed. Upon exchanging pleasantries, he handed over the plate with saris and fruits to the woman. Sri Thevar, before entering the house kept some currency notes between the folds in the sari. He said to the woman who appeared be in distress, "Whenever you need help, you can approach me at any time." The woman immediately responded politely, "Already, you have given me enough help, actually more than I need, for which my family is indebted to you." Seconds later, Thevarji again prostrated before the dignified woman and took leave of her.
On the return ride, the assistant's curiosity hit the brim and asked his boss (Ajamaan).
Assistant: "Ayya, who is that woman whom we met before? May I know?"
Sri. Thevar: "My mother."
Assistant: "The woman that we saw a moment ago appeared to be Aiyar Brahmin, how come...?"
Sri. Thevar: In tears came the reply in choked voice. ''Yes, my mother, wife of Veera Vanchinathan."
|Publication of Ethayanatham may 1960, Rajaji Sri sasivarna thevar, et al thevarkural.blogspot.com|
How many of us know about Vanchinathan who is nick named Bhagat Singh of South India? Vanchinathan, who was a follower of VOC, could not brook the ill treatment meted out to him when he started the shipping company and later when he was jailed by the British government. He thought Tirunelveli Collector Ash was responsible for VOC' s troubled life and his becoming broke. At last, he shot Collector Ash to death on 17 June 1911 at 6. 30 am at Maniachi junction and later shot himself to avoid betraying his organization.
|Robert William Escourt Ashe. en.wikipedia.org|
As for Thevar, being just and charitable as he was, he thought it was his fundamental duty to help the family of a man from Thencheemai, a fellow patriot who gave up his life for the nation. Such streaks of fine gestures of Sri Thevar have made him a shinning star in the firmament. Though out his life, regardless of his circumstances, Thevarji was a Karmayogi - stuck to the path of righteousness; indeed a true associate of Nataji
Thiyagaththai Marappoma? Sri Sarad Yagna Prasadam, page:18, vol: 08, issue:06; June 2016