Story of Pundalik & Vitthal at Pandharpur
Pundalik was highly devoted to his parents. He was always busy to serve his parents. He believed that his parents were everything for him. Pundalik’s parents were suffering from Leprosy. They had irritating behavior. Although Pundalik served them diligently, yet they insulted him. Still he continued to serve politely.
Happy with his excessive and non-stop service to the parents, almighty appeared to give him darshan (divine vision). When almighty came at his door-steps, Pundalik was busy in serving his parents. Almighty called Pundalik. Pundalik replied almighty that presently, he is busy in serving his parents and wait for some time. After completion of service of parents, he would come to meet him.
He was very poor person and had only small room which could not accommodate anybody else. Almighty kept waiting at door steps. Pundalik said to almighty that he has met due to serving parents and he would have to serve them first. He gave almighty a brick and asked him to take rest on it.
When almighty was tired of standing, then he kept his one hand on his belly. Today also almighty idol in Pandharpur is in the same mode. After completion of the service of parents, Pundalik met almighty. Almighty personally visited still Pundalik did not leave his service in between.
Source:- Skand Purana.