Thiruvisanallur is a small village in the bank of cauvery river near Kumbakonam, Thanjavur District. There were only 30-40 brahmin families and the total population was around 300 only. Rukku Mami's family was a very poor and orthodox family. She got married at the age of nine and lost her husband in her sixteenth year. She had only one daughter by name Mogambal. In 1907 female children going out for schooling was very rare. Hence Mogam was not able to go to school. But due to her keen interest, she learnt Sanskrit by herself from the Sastrigals who were her neighbours. Rukku Mami used to make appalam etc and sell for her livelyhood. She used to go for samayal work also. She made her daughter marry to Sri Appudu, who was working in the Cooperative Society in Thiruvidaimarudur. Mogam's MIL was also a widow and hence all of them were living with MIL's brother Mali. They were living in a neighbouring Village Veppathur. When Mogam got married there were 7 children in the age group 2 to 8 and they all used to call her Athaamanni. By then she had become Athaamanni to the whole village and she was Athaamanni for everyone till her death. Athaamanni hardly lived 8 years with her husband and he died of Cancer. Since then she had started living for others only. She had a daughter Rajeswari,a pretty girl. Somehow Athaamanni made her to do her school final and got her married to a person who was a teacher in Ganapathi Agraharam. After her daughter's marriage Athaamanni went to Kasi (Gaya) removed her hair and started wearing Naarmadi, those days widow's style of saree. Even after that also her problems were not over. Her daughter who came for delivery died on 16th day of her delivery. Now Athaamanni started living for her grand daughter Exactly one year after the birth her grand daughter also died of Jaundice. Meanwhile she lost her MIL also. At the age of 40 she came to Madras to help one of her distant relatives girl, who was having heart problem, not got married and working in a school. Again Athaamanni 's work started. She had to get up early morning to make everything ready for the girl. Athaamanni was helping her till her death. She used to tell that she should die without troubling anyone. As per wish, she died at the age of 80 with no trouble to anyone. She had even kept some money for, whoever does her last rites. She herself arranged for performing yearly DEVASAM at Raghavendra Temple. The only work she left for others were, to inform the month and thithi of her death to the Mutt. I would prefer this opportunity to show my gratitude to her. I hope she will definitely bless us from the Heaven.