Mahatma Letter to G S Chetty - LMW 1 No. 48

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Written by: Koot Hoomi
Received by: G. Soobiah Chetty
Sent via: Helena Petrovna Blavatsky
Written on: unknown
Received on: July 1883
Other dates: 17 July 1883
Sent from: unknown
Received at: Madras
Via: Ootacamund, Nilgiri Hills

This letter is Letter No. 48 in Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, First Series. Mahatma Koot Hoomi sends a brief message to G. Soobiah Chetty.[1]

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Page 1 transcription, image, and notes

You better come. Give my thanks to your father. He has done what he could, and — could do no more.




Context and background

Mr. Jinarajadasa provided these notes about this letter:

Transcribed from the original at Adyar. This brief note comes in a letter sent by H.P.B. on 17 July 1883, from Ootacamund, Nilgiri Hills, to Mr G. Soobiah Chetty in Madras, in which she sends him an invitation to visit her in the hills. The main part of the letter refers to Mr G. Muttuswamy Chetty, a judge of the Small Causes Court of Madras, and father of Mr G. Soobiah Chetty. Mr Muttuswamy Chetty received in Tamil a letter, posted at Amritsar, from the Master K.H., the translation of which, I am informed, was as follows: ‘Sinnett’s paper is the only saviour for India. You must work towards it. Koot Hoomi.’ On receipt of this, Mr Muttuswamy Chetty tried among his friends to raise something towards the capital required for The Phoenix newspaper (see Letter 14). He was not, however, successful.[2]

Physical description of letter

The original of this letter is preserved at the Theosophical Society, Adyar, Chennai, India.

Publication history

This letter was published in 1919 as Letter 35 in the first edition of Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, 1881-1888, later known as the First Series.[3] It seems not to have been published previously.

Commentary about this letter

Mr. Chetty and his brother Narasimhalu Chetty met Master Morya in his physical body even before the founding of the Theosophical Society, when the Mahatma visited Madras in 1874.[4]

Additional resources


  1. C. Jinarajadasa, Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, First Series (Adyar, Chennai, India: Theosophical Publishing House, 2011), 105, 164-165.
  2. C. Jinarajadasa, 164-165.
  3. Letters from the Masters of the Wisdom, 1881-1888. Adyar, Madras, India; London: Theosophical Publishing House, 1919. Foreword by Annie Besant; transcribed and compiled by C. Jinarajadasa.
  4. G. Subbiah Chetty, "Master M.'s Visit to Madras in 1874" at