- ✍ Her Holiness Maha Jagadguru Dr. Maate Mahadevi
ಪೂಜ್ಯ ಶ್ರೀ ಮಹಾಜಗದ್ಗುರು ಡಾ|| ಮಾತೆ ಮಹಾದೇವಿ.
The boy Basavarasa was not just intelligent and shrewd but also bold and courageous. He was always first in answering as well as asking questions. He was not quarrelsome but very friendly among his peers. He would interfere whenever they quarrel and would try to pacify them to be calm. The classes were run every day at the corner in a spacious courtyard of Nandi temple at Bagewadi. There was a big pond outside but adjacent to the temple. Once, when children had gone down to wash their slates, a boy accidently stepped on a stone covered with green moss and slipped inot the pond. The children who were fearsticken came up and started shouting causing commotion. Immediately Basavarasa dived into the pond and dragged the drowning boy out. Elders had arrived by the time he brought him up over the steps. Like an experienced swimmer, he laid the boy flat on the ground, sat on his back and pressed rhythmically enabling the boy to omit all the water and he started fanning air.
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