Naivedyam1 min 19 1 min 19
Ramachandran was a pious Brahmin. He began his day with a shower, followed by Suryamaskara and a fervent rendering of prayer in his grand puja room. He saw different Gods in each and every stone. He would sprinkle puja water on the vessels washed by his maid Kannamma, who was a shudra, as a token of cleansing. He considered her as an untouchable.
Kannamma too got up early. She would light a lamp and prostrate before the postcard size picture of Amman. She would cook a basic meal for her family before proceeding to Ramachandran's house.
Was it karma or something else Ramachandran met with an accident and Kannamma was the first one to spot him. She was resourceful enough to get him admitted to the hospital and donated blood as their group matched.
One month later Ramachandran resumed his morning ritual with two differences. Firstly he would offer her the ‘naivedyam' when she arrived and secondly stopped sprinkling puja water on the vessels.
To Ramachandran, by her life-saving act, she had become Amman herself whom she worshipped daily.