Shri Kuthymba Rao
Bhagawan Sri Sathya
Late Kutumba Rao was an
ardent devotee of Baba, he came to Parthi in late
40s to see who this wonder kid is, after being impressed and convinced
Bhagawan he stayed back and did a great service at various levels in
Trust and passed away in late 80s. I feel this is appropriate occasion
say that when he passed away in 1989 (I was a student in Parthi)
asked senior students to go for visitation. Usually it was a custom
students were not allowed to go out of Hostel and Mandir. Swami
him so much.
Well, this happened in 1950 when Shri Kutumba Rao came to Parthi for
Dharshan enroute to Tirupathi (the abode of Lord Venkateswara). His
intentions were to stay at Parthi for 3 days and from there to go to
Tirupathi for a couple of day's stay. As he spent time at Parthi,
a few sessions of Chtravathi, bhajans he forgot the time. He only
the time when his money coffers became empty. With full faith he
Bhagawan for the success of his remaining part of the tour. As a
that he heard a message in the evening that Swami would be leaving for
Brindavan by late evening, which means that he lost the opportunity to
to Bhagawan in the next morning.
The determined Kutumba Rao prayed and
stayed. A few hours passed and Swami left for Brindavan. Shri Kutumba
was completely at lost as he left with penniless to go home or
journey. When he was in that dilemma a person came in search of Shri
Kutumba Rao and asked him are you Mr. Kutumba Rao. After hearing in
affirmative the stranger put a pocket in Kutmba Rao's hand, to his
surprise, told him, Swami asked me to give you. Shri Kutumba Rao
found a set of currency notes in that packet.
The overjoyed devotee
the omniscient Lord and pursued his journey. He never counted how much
was there in that pocket. As the Lord sent, it should have sufficient
to take care of his journey. As he started spending money to his
kept on getting money. He reached home and after spending some time
family he went inside the Pooja room to open the packet to count the
To his Surprise, there was only a Rupee note left in that.
This note is still in the Pooja room of the family members of Shri
Rao. That was the faith and that was the response of Lord.