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July 29, 2017 !

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

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

The fifty first Sarga is about Hanuman trying to convince Ravana that he better return Sita to Rama if he wants to save his life .He goes about it methodically starting gently and ending with a flourish. He tells Ravana that nobody can save him from Rama's arrows. Fifty second Sarga is about Ravana ordering that Hanuman be killed and Vibhishana salvaging the situation by convincing Ravana that shooting the messenger is not correct, though he may be punished. The fifty third Sarga is about an obliging Hanuman's tail being set on fire. Sita coming to know of this makes dramatic prayer staking her own chaste conduct to protect Hanuman from the fire on his tail. Fifty fourth Sarga is about the burning down of Lanka. Some of the slokas sound stirring and dramatic. The fifty Sarga is Hanuman's fear about having burnt Sita along with the rest of Lanka in his furious response. This setting provides Valmiki a setting for a message to all on the evils of anger. This is worth reading for introspection. The slokas too are nice, rolling off easily on the tongue for reciting on occasion to make a point.

The one more thing this week is a repetition of the problem of 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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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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