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Story of Stone Cutter – Frog and and Lord Ranganatha of Srirangam

One day a stonecutter was working in the goshala (cowshed) of Srirangam Ranganatha Swamy Temple. He happened to break a black stone and he found a frog inside alive. It was a great wonder to him.

He immediately thought that when God could help a frog even within a stone, why he should not also not keep quiet and meditate on Ranganatha without doing any work. He strongly believed that Lord Ranganatha would take care of him.

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He resigned from the job and started meditating on the banks of Kaveri River overlooking the sanctum sanctorum of the Srirangam Temple.

Lord Ranganatha every night went in disguise and gave him prasadam.

He was content and happy and after some time he passed away.

This happened during the lifetime of Ramanujacharya.

When the news of the death of the stonecutter was conveyed to the Acharya he simply said that the Lord’s task was over and he would no longer carry food to the stone cutter.