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June 22, 2018 !

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This week the Sundarakanda Sargas Sixty seven and Sixty eight are updated with Telugu Translation, with this we are completing the Telugu Sundarakanda too. The links for these pages are available on the Sundarakanda main page

In the last sloka of the sixty eighth Sarga Hanuman himself tells Rama that he, through his words, brought peace to the troubled mind of Sita, who was troubled to hear about the sorrow of Rama in separation. This one reference of bringing peace to a troubled mind, is what probably led to the age old belief that the Sundarakanda Parayana brings peace to people in difficulties.

But it is not necessary that one has to be immersed in difficulties to take up reading of Sundarakanda. The word "Sundara" refers to beauty. There is an age old saying about Sundarakanda, using the word "Sundara". It is said that " in Sundara kanda Sita is a Sundari (beautiful), Rama is a Sundara ( beautiful), the Kapi ( Hanuman) is a Sundara( beautiful). What is not Sundar in Sundarakanda?" The poem is indeed beautiful. One shall read Sundarakanda, the beautiful poem, for the love of reading the same. If there are benefits , that is a bonus !

While we completed Sundarakanda in Telugu this week and along the way we also updated the Ramayan page. Looking at the Ramayan page, the thought that occurred was how a small beginning on the very first Ramayana page blossomed into a nice collection ! The same thought is elaborated in One more thing' as - a small beginning that blossomed !.

Earlier issues reviewed our Trust activities. Highlight being that Trust continued with providing benches for one more classroom in the Govt. Upper primary School in KR Puram, Bangalore and supporting four Kasarabada Scholars. Happily this year the Trust it self has been beneficiary of benevolent patrons. Mrs. Lakshmi Vijay Raghav Rao donated Rs Sixty five thousand towards the provision of benches for one classroom, and also donated Rs thirty five thousand to to support two Kasarabada scholars of the GVP College , Visakhapatnam for the year 2018-19. The Trust also received Rupees thirty five thousand form the Chundi family Dr. & Mrs. Chundi Satyanarayana garu to support the other two Kasarabada Scholars in the GVP College for the year 2018-19. The Athato Foundation is grateful for the generous support which goes to strengthen the Foundation for the long term. Each of the Kasarabada four Scholars in the four year engineering program receive Rs two thousand per month during the academic years ( 9 months). These are detailed on Trust pages

Trust pages also carry the information about the Kasarabada Scholars program

Happy reading !

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What is on the Kasarabada.org?

For the new visitors - the site has a layered structure with with Four main pages :

- Ramayanam which includes (i) Sundarakanda, (ii) Role models of Ramayana, (iii) Vijayraghavrao gari Telugu Sundarakanda (iv) Balakanda etc. These links are all seen on Ramayanam page

- Bhagavatam which includes (i) Dasama Skandha and (ii) Uddhava Gita

Athato Brahma jignyasaa which includes (i) Kathopanishad and (ii) Tatvabhodha (iii) Bhagavadgita. All links can also be seen on the Athato main page.

One more thing is a page where we have articles which could be on anything , informative and educative handled with a light heart and a touch of contemporary realities.

These pages list all contents of those segments !

In effect to have a look at what is available from the earlier issues you only need to visit the four pages of Ramayanam , Bhagavatam , one more thing. and Athato Brahma Jignyasaa. Each page of these banner pages carry the list of all earlier articles .

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