!!! Sri Gurubyo namaha !!!
When VenkataSubramanyam was 6 months old, Yogeeswarar and his wife went to ALWARKURICHI to console the family for the death of SivaSubramanian who is the brother in law for Yogeeswarar. After the rituals were completed, Yogeeswarar planned to return to Athalikulam with his wife. Shrimathi Yagnammal suddenly fell ill due to Chickenpox. So, Yogeeswarar left alone to Athalikulam village. After few days, Shrimathi Yagnammal reached the holy feet of god due to Chickenpox. Yogeeswarar was informed about this incident. He came back to ALWARKURICHI immediately to perform the rites and rituals. After the rituals were completed, Yogeeswarar left the place without informing anyone. As per Hindu tradition and customs, when a person leaves the home after he came to partake in the death related rites and rituals, they will not inform the family members when they leave. So, the family members in the ALWARKURICHI thought that Yogeeswarar has gone to Athalikulam. In Adhalikulam, family members were under impression that Yogeeswarar is in ALWARKURICHI. Like that a year has gone by and the relatives again got together to perform the yearly rites and rituals after the death of Shrimathi Yagnammal. That is when, family members realized that Yogeeswarar has gone to some place without informing anyone. Those days, we didn’t have the technology and infrastructure like we have now-a-days to find a missing person. Family members were then living with difficult thoughts as Yogeeswarar has gone to some place and they were worried about his well being.
In ALWARKURICHI, Yogeeswarar’s another brother-in-law called as Sundareswarar then took care of upbringing of Yogeeswarar’s son. Sundareswarar brought him up as his own son as he didn’t have any kids at that time. When VenkataSubramanyam was 12 years old, Sundareswarar was blessed with baby girl. Since Yogeeswarar’s family was having marriage alliance with maternal uncle family in the past 3 generations, continuing the same tradition, Sundareswarar made a Sankalpam to marry his daughter with VenkataSubramanyam after she grew up. She was named as Gowri Parvathi. When Gowri Parvathi was 8 years, Sundareswarar performed the marriage of Gowri Parvathi with VenkataSubramanyan. In the due course Sundareswarar was blessed with 2 more childrens and they were name as Pattabirmaiyer and Sita Lakshmi.
In Athalikulam, since Yogeeswarar didn’t return for few years, his relatives split and shared the Yogeeswarar’s wealth among themselves.
Stay tuned for what happened after 12 years since Yogeeswarar has left ALWARKURICHI following the death of Shrimathi Yagnammal in my next post.