A Vedic Pundit by name Ramanatha Ganapadigal hailed from Karur was living in Srirangam. His wife’s name was Dharmambal. They had a daughter by name Kamakshi. Though the pundit is a master in vedas he did not pursue vaideega i.e. performing Vedic rituals as his profession, rather he use to do “upanyasa” or “spiritual discourse” and was living with whatever little income earned through that source. The family was staunch devotees of mahaperiyava.
Ganapadigal gazed at her and she replied that, “don’t worry I have a suggestion please buy some fruits and go to Kancheepuram and meet Mahaperiyava and tell him that our daughter’s marriage has been fixed and we need fifteen thousand rupees and he will definitely help us”. However Ganapadaigal didn’t take up her idea and replied “how is it possible to ask our Jagadguru ‘dhanam’ (money) when we should only ask for ‘jnanam’ (knowledge). However dharmambal argued and convinced her husband and made him travel to Kancheepuram the next day.
Ganapadigal then asked what the assignment was and Periyava told him that some few days ago some one from a village near Kadayanallur (near Thirunelveli) came and told mahaperiyava that the village cows are experiencing miraculous death and the parikara as decided is to conduct a “Bhagavatha Saptaham" i.e. discourse on Srimad Bhagavatham for seven days in the village temple. Periyava then requested him to take some money from the Mutt so that he can start to kadayanallur the same night itself.
Mahaperiyava then thanked him for going there on his request and completing the Saptaham and then gave him “salvai” (cloth given as a token of respect) and a dakshina of rupees thousand and blessed him. Ganapadigal suddenly remembered the original purpose for which he came to Kancheepuram i.e. the marriage of his daughter and informed periyava about the same for that periyava blessed him that the marriage will get over in a very good manner by the grace of Chandramouleeswara “jaam jaam nu nadathi vaipar” and asked him not to worry and gave him sendoff.
The next day Ganapadigal reached Srirangam and he was thinking all the way that how he is going to face his wife and also about the fifteen thousand rupees which she had requested from Mahaperiyava. When he reached his home his wife Dharmambal greeted him and gave water to wash his feet and whisked him inside the pooja room and lo! there was kept a bamboo basket with full of fruits, sari, dhothi, turmeric, kumkum, flower, two Mangala Sutra (thirumangalyam) and a bundle of currency notes!
Ganapadigal was dumb struck and dharmambal said “today morning there were some people came and informed that they are coming from Kanchi Mutt and told that Mahaperiyava has instructed them to handover these gifts for your daughters marriage.” Ganapadigal said “Dharmu I didn’t asked anything but still he had sent to us what a magnanimous person he his” and started counting the currency and it was exactly the fifteen thousand!