A devotee who had gone to Rameshwaram on yaatra ,offered a bottle of water from the Sethu to Periyaval. Periyaval placed the tirtha on the top shelf inside the palanquin. Every morning , as soon as he woke up ,he would look at the bottle , which contained the Kodi tirtha. Th e attendants did not understand why this was being done everyday. Every act ,every gesture that Periyaval made would be meaningful. He said , ''One is rid of one's sins if one takes a dip in Ganga and one accures merit. As for the Sethu ,its darshan has been recommended. So I thought I would at least look at the Sethu waters everyday and rid myself of my sins''
This was a shock treatment for the attendants ! A lesson in philosophy.