Chikkamagaluru: Exemplary - 80-year-old woman beggar donates Rs 20,000 to temple

Daijiworld Media Network - Chikkamagaluru (SP)

Chikkamagaluru, Nov 24: A woman in her eighties, who ekes out a living out of begging, has donated Rs 20,000 to a temple in Kadur in this district by pooling her savings. The people are more impressed by her selflessness in giving this money to the temple without imposing conditions like etching her name on the temple wall.

The woman who donated this money is Kempajji. She begs in front of Saibaba Mandir in Kote extension, Kadur. She donated the money to Sri Patalanjaneya Swamy temple which was dedicated to the world recently.

The woman was waiting outside the temple when the inaugural of the temple was held between November 15 and 17. When a temple staff tried to send her away, she handed over the money to him and requested him to submit her contribution or Rs 10,000 to the presiding deity with devotion on her behalf. She then approached the head of Sri Sanchari Ramanjaneya Swamy Peetam, Dattu Vasudeva Swamy and handed over Rs 10,000. At that time, it also transpired that she had already donated Rs 10,000 to the temple when it was under construction.

Kempajji, who is too weak to work for a living, has been staying in Saibaba Mandir and begging there. Owner of Vinayaka Cafe located next to the Saibaba Mandir, Bhaskar, provides her breakfast and lunch.

Mallikarjun, president of Sri Patalanjaneya Swamy Temple Committee, said that as a token of reverence towards the devotion of Kempajji, the Samithi will take over the responsibility of looking after Kempajji. Her story reminds one of Kanchogodu Aswathamma who donated one lac rupees to Lord Gurunarasimha temple, Saligrama in Udupi district during February this year as donation for the community feast programme there. She was a beggar who begs near Lord Anjaneya Swamy temple, Saligrama.





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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Thu, Nov 25 2021

    Begging itself nonsense accepting again? From beggar

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Thu, Nov 25 2021

    She made a mistake by donating whatever she accumulated through out her life. God forbid if she falls sick and needs money to fend herself no temple authorities or public come forward to act as a good Samaritan ! Temples are getting good amount of collection from devotees and rich people that's why now some authorities are after the authorities to submit their accounts books/file their returns to monitor their revenues/income v/s expenses !

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Suratkal

    Thu, Nov 25 2021

    Mera Desh Badal Raha Hai …

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  • KS Mayya, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Wed, Nov 24 2021

    We have multi-crore electoral candidates (current and past MLAs of Mangalore [Congress and BJP both]). When are they going to emulate the mantra that this lady demonstrated..."keraya neeranu kerege chelli"? Let us not bring saints like DKShi, and the expensive candidate from Karnataka Congress who could have only considered worthy for a MLC seat. Not MLA, not MP, and not any other seat...MLC.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Wed, Nov 24 2021

    places of worship should offer help and succour to poorest of the poor, old, destitutes etc.... but in this case they are accepting donation from an 80 year old begging woman....?

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  • Rita, Germany

    Thu, Nov 25 2021

    k.b r-mangalauruI too was of same thinking.Other side she offered it without anyones pressure.Other side she has no other facilities to stay somewhere.Nowadays criminals are not less .Anyway temple is giving her shelter ,food .Thats more than enough.Instead of get stolen by criminals ,let it be.More hearty ,sympathyful lady.Respect .Wish some other people too follow her example.May God bless her.I even heard once ,may be same woman ?donated once to temple.

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Wed, Nov 24 2021

    "Bhaskar, provides her breakfast and lunch".....although Bhaskar is doing a good job, he is running his hotel for his families benefit. I don't think God needs money.

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Bangalore

    Wed, Nov 24 2021

    It is indeed a noble deed she did. When we go to Dubai or America, our rupee does not work there and therefore, we convert it for those countries' currencies. Can we take our wealth when we die ? Yes, we can. We have to convert our money and wealth to the currency of heaven. How ? we have to, as far as possible, should use our extra money on charitable pursuits. That is the same thing this old beggar did. Her good deeds will be noted down in heaven.

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  • El En Tea, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 24 2021

    Shame oh this Chaddi Govt. Beggar can donate but chaddi cannot

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  • Ashi, Udupi

    Wed, Nov 24 2021

    Unfortunately same beggar's not allowed to enter temples and money acceptable.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Wed, Nov 24 2021

    temple should use this money for charity to old begging women...

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  • Varun, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 24 2021

    Yes noble deed.. but what does it say about our society if a 80 old woman has to beg for a living

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    Wed, Nov 24 2021

    beggars don't have to pay income Tax...anyways hats off to this lady beggar, may her tribe increase!!

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  • mohan prabhu, mangalore/canada

    Wed, Nov 24 2021

    What a noble thing to do. She saved from her earnings and didn't gorge on anything, but donated for a worthy cause. God will undoubtedly bless her million fold.

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  • Alwyn Dsouza, Canada

    Wed, Nov 24 2021

    Learn from this people to forget higher caste or lower caste to forget everything and allow everyone to temple of god without bias gender or age religious etc. In the eyes of god all are equal that included rich and poor

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  • Jeevan, Kudlaa

    Wed, Nov 24 2021

    Hatsoff amma....

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