FED BY NAMBUDRI
millions of adorers liberated by this Parthasarathi, the episode of a Battatiri
affords a reverent reading. There lived a pious Nambudri in Kattoor, very near
to Aranmula. he was a high souled jnani for whom the scriptures were his life
breath. He lived in them and followed every injunction with unsurpassed
devotion. He used to feed a Brahmin on the. auspicious Tiruvonam-day every
month, treating the guest as God - Athithi devo bhava. Unluckily, once in the
month of Chingom falling in August - September he' could not find a guest, tried
however much. As he started self-reproaching, there appeared a Brahmin mysteriously before his house.
He took him home and fed to his satisfaction-
observing all the rituals due including the washing of his feet. In addition, he
prayed to the guest to visit him again next Chingom on the same day to bless
him, but the reply was that he could be seen at Aranmula temple only. So saying,
he vanished as he appeared. Who was this mystery man? Even an infant answers
instantly, doesn't he?