Venkataraman’s elder brother one day taunted him with words that for one who was like this, why all these i.e., studies etc. It was on Saturday, 29th August, 1896 that Venkataraman realizing the truth behind his brother’s admonition, left his home leaving a note informing the elders that he was proceeding in search of his father. He had entered into a good venture and hence no money be spent or effort made to find him. With this parting note he left Madurai for good. Arunachala’s unseen hands guided the youth to his destination.

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