Nagappa Kuntoji (80), a retired teacher of Surpur Taluk, Yadgir District believes that his mother is his first guru and first god. In honour of his mother, Kuntoji, built a temple in his mother’s name where her deity is worshipped daily. 

 

After he lost his mother Umadevi 5 years ago, he built a temple in the premises of his house. His family takes part in this daily worship. “For me, my mother is God. There is nobody in this world higher than a mother,” he said. His wife, Saroja, added, “He has found his peace of mind by building this temple after my mother-in-law passed away. We worship the deity for his satisfaction and devotion.” 

 

The local people have praised him calling him an ideal son.



 Nagappa Kuntoji has set a monumental example of  love, respect and devotion for mothers.