God’s ways are always beyond human comprehension. Today, on this auspicious Arudra festival day of God Nataraja, during dharsan, I felt like sharing one of my golden memories with Panditji. One fine morning, an old client who was immensely benefited after consulting Panditji before few years back, had come to express his heartfelt gratitude to him. He had brought with him fruits and sweets along with a big garland made of shembagam. When he was about to garland panditji , Panditji stopped it and told him to place the garland on the table itself though he accepted the other offerings telling him that when he saw the beautiful garland, he couldn’t help but think that it would be really wonderful if...
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Great people light up many lives! Even their verandas can light up villages! This peculiar incident happened in our house 40 years ago. We had two open verandas next to the office room, and Panditji who did not have any appointment system met clients on a first come, first served basis. The consultations generally started at around 9.00 am and went up till 9.00 pm. People came from different places and the two verandas were always occupied. Whether he is a billionaire, Zamindar or Textile giant all had to wait for their turn. One evening, at 7.00 pm, while a gentleman clad in white safari was waiting in the veranda to see Panditji, a villager named Mr. Subbiah Mudaliar came and sat next...
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My father, PANDIT SETHURAMAN was a man of simplicity. He always shunned publicity and self-promotion. He maintained diaries meticulously, recording events wherever he went and giving accounts about men, matters and memories. I would like to quote from that treasure-trove, a few interesting incidents related to accounts, traditions and customs of a couple of his clients. Please read them in his own words as given below:- “Accounting is an indispensable factor in every one’s life. It always functions within the specified parameters, and never changes. Neither the time nor the human beings can change it. If we say 5 plus 3 is 8 it is universally accepted. But, the tradition rep-resents two important things. One is the custom and the other...
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