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August 10, 2017 !

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This week we have added the sixty first , sixty second, sixty third, sixty fourth, sixty fifth Sargas of Sundarakanda.

The link page for this update is Sundarakanda Slokas with Prose order and Translation

The sixty first Sarga we see the returning host of Vanaras entering the Madhuvana , a protected garden of Sugriva. Valmiki described the true monkey like actions of Vanaras in this Sarga.. The protector of Madhuvana by named Dadhimukha , an old Vanara and uncle of Sugriva tries to stop them and in turn gets pushed around by the Vanaras. So he retreats and proceeds to meet and appraise the king Sugriva in Sarga sixty two with hopes of retribution for the offending Vanaras. In Sarga sixty three we see Dadhimukha complaining to Sugriva about the actions of Vanaras returning from south. Sugriva realizes that the Vanaras must have seen Sita and hence the unusual exuberance witnessed in Madhuvana . He shares this thought with Lakshmana too. Then he asks Dadhimukha to ask the Vanaras to come and meet the king post haste. In Sarga sixty four we see Angada and all others returning to and tell Rama -'Niayataam akshataam devi'- meaning there by that Sita is seen and safe. In Sixty fifth Sarga we hear Hanuman telling Rama about Sita. This is also the first time we hear from Rama directly asking about Sita.

The one more thing this week is on the problem of facing angry people !The logic presented may be tough , but once we apply our thought the reasoning stands out.

We also have the Sarga summaries in English and Sanskrit. Corresponding links are available on the main link page.

The prose order with meanings in English are presented as usual in four languages. The Sanskrit script is provided in Devanagari, Telugu, Kannada and Gujarati. While we read through the Devanagari, Kannada and Telugu text , the Gujarati script was taken as is. Since all of this is Transliteration and transliteration was checked for three languages it was taken as is without a secondary reading in the case of Gujarati due to lack of resources.

Earlier we started on our favorite Upanishad - namely Kathopanishad in Telugu.

When we started the page for " Athato Brahma Jignyasa" we were meandering along like we do on the shore of an ocean talking about Vedas or Mahavakyas etc !

We were tempted to take one Upanishad in its entirety. Then we came across an on stage musical performance of 'Kathopanishad'.

Then we started on Kathopanishad which has gone through two iterations . Presenting the same in Telugu will virtually be a third iteration. Apart from the commentary on each Valli , the Telugu page also will have the Slokas too unlike in the English versions. In this week edition we have the commentary on Valli 1 and Slokas of Valli 1. Hope this increases the interest of our reader

Earlier we completed Devimahatmyam or Sapta Sati Parayana Sanskrit Slokas in Devanagari , Telugu and Kannada

A few weeks ago we highlighted our usual review of the visitors to the site. We are happy with the readership.

We also have a new announcement on our Trust pages.

That is about the four scholarships offered through Athato Foundation at the Gayathri Vidya Parishad(GVP) Engineering college in Visakhapatnam in AP( India).

Happy reading !

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||om tat sat||

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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