Welcome to kasarabada.org

This site is created by Kasarabada Kamaraju Charitable Trust . The Trust was started by Jagadamba Kasarabada ( 1910-2004) , who spent a life time pursuing reading of scriptures and bringing up children . The scriptures covered included Sundarakanda , Srimad Bhagavatam , Yogavasshistam, and Adhyatmaramayanam . She would read and make copious notes for a simple understanding of esoteric thoughts . It is the wish of the family to bring those thoughts to the web that led to this “kasarabada.org” site.

Sankaracharya, the intellectual genius , who within a span of thirty two years (788-820AD) provided a rational interpretation of ancient texts, has always been the philosophical guru. More so he provided a soul melting sweetness in the hymns , popular in many households , which now thank fully permeate even the “You tube”. Sankaracharya remains the spiritual guru for all our activities and the content .

On an another note the whole of our ancient literature has engaged serious western intellectual curiosity . The doyen of that stream being Max Muller who placed the Vedas being before 1200BC and Haug who placed them even earlier 2400BC . The epics also received serious attention of scholars. While one may not reach the intellectual curiosity levels of the original ancient knowledge seekers or the intensity level of that intellectual curiosity of the last two centuries , there is a lot to know and enjoy entirely from these epics at a common man level of curiosity. Such curiosity can be entirely free from the connotations of “religion” or “ Religious practices”. This site steers clear of both .

The objective of the site is to present literary and spiritual content related to old Sanskrit Classics . The site will be updated on monthly basis. The site is for story telling . To start with  the focus will be on such content from “Ramayana” and “Bhagavatam”.

The Ramayana in its original form( Valmiki) is a very simple story told simply in response to a simple question as to “who is the best man on earth?” . Except for the deeds of Hunuman , rest of Ramayana is indeed like a simple story of a king dedicated to being correct. There is not much of religion or moralizing . The Ramayana section starts with an article on Sundarakanda which is at the heart of Ramayana . This was first published as part of “Samkshipta Sundarakaanda” , a book in English with Slokas from Valmiki‘s original in Devanagari , published by Kasarabada Kamaraju Charitable Trust.

Bhagavatam on the other hand is a virtual collection of one thousand stories, all in praise of Supreme soul. For those not religiously inclined they are wonderful stories. For those religiously inclined there are inner meanings . The Bhagavatam Section has an introductory article on Bhagavatam. In course of time various chapters of the Tenth Skandha of Bhagavatam are proposed to be presented .

Efforts are on to keep the content in English and Telugu and where possible in other Indian languages . The five books added this time are in Telugu, Sanskrit, Kannada, and Malayalam.

The limited activities of this Trust are also detailed under the section “Trust “.

The contacts provide an avenue to receive feedback and suggestions for staying on the path of curiosity on our epics.

The site also has downloads. The five books in downloadable PDFs are on Sundarakanda. Sankshipta Sundarakanda, containing three hundred slokas from Valmiki Ramayana, which constitute the complete story of Sundarakanda , has been brought out in four versions. The four versions are (i) Sankshipta Sundarakanda in Sanskrit or Devanagari, (ii) Sankshipta Sunadarakanda in Telugu with the Sanskrit slokas and meanings written in Telugu , (iii) Sankshipta Sundarakanda in Kannada and (iv) Sankshipta Sundarakanda in Malayalam with the Sanskrit slokas in Kannada and Malayalam. The fifth PDF is the Sundarakanda story told in Telugu,” Sundarakanda Katha “. All of these are works brought out by the Trust earlier in a book form .

The site is not meant to be for the religiously inclined or the overtly religious and steers clear of both Religion and Religious practices .

Om Tat Sat