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June 27, 2015 !!

Starting Bhavad-Gita !

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This week we are starting with Bhagavadgita. This is part of "Athato Brahma jignyaasa " stream. Bhagavadgita comes with all slokas of the chapter and the notes on the chapter separately. As we have been doing, the slokas are made available in Devanagari, Kannada and Telugu scripts. The commentary is in English only. We have started Bhagavadgita in Telugu one week ago as part of our Telugu home page. This is a collective effort of couple of people. Like many families for us too Bhagavdgita holds a family tradition. The story of our involvement with Bhagavadgita ( Our Gita) brings back happy reminiscences of days gone by and is detailed elsewhere !

Balakanda continues with Sarga 49 , completing the story of Ahalya, who is brought back to life with Rama entering the Gautama Ashram. Though Gautama did not give any remedy for Indra , Indra himself pleaded with all other stakeholders and got himself rid of being " Aphal " and be "safal". The logic given by him which is that he has done work for Devas by disrupting Gautama's penance, does paint the Lord of heaven into a corner and not many of us would like to be in his corner anytime !

Krishna tried to simplify complex rituals or issues so common people too can participate in such rituals . Some of things he simplified are Yagnya, Tapas etc so that these are within the reach of common people. Another word he redefined is Yoga. We are sure that in the times gone by these words caused confusion and through Krishna we have a better understanding of what they are. Today probably Yoga is being celebrated all over as though it is mostly related to physical exercise. From the vast ancient literature Yoga is more complex with definition of Ashtanga Yoga etc. But Krishna went farther, he said - Yogah karmasu Kausalam .

We have multilingual pages. An important part of language pages is Telugu. The Telugu home page is restructured . We want all our Telugu visitors to visit the new Telugu page. We created pages for Telugu Balakanda, Telugu Bhagavadgita and Subbalakshmi gari kalamlO. These are in addition to the earlier Vijayraghavrao gari Sundarakanda.

We are excited.

Happy Reading !

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

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

Athato Brahma jignyasaa which includes (i) Kathopanishad and (ii) Tatvabhodha

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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- contributed by Kamaraju Turaga