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March 1 st , 2013

Welcome to Kasarabada.org

That we love Sanskrit is more than evident from the web site. Though Sanskrit is "ours" from antiquity, there was a (re) discovery of Sanskrit in 18th and 19th Century by the Europeans which resulted in fresh look at linguistic studies. New areas of linguistic studies started. The coinage of Indo - European languages came about. Even a proto Indo - European language which fathered Sanskrit, Greek Latin etc was postulated . So when we came across a old book( 1899) by an Oxford Scholar on the History of Sanskrit Literature , we were tempted to carry some extracts. These appear under "one more thing" !!

This week Ramayan Sundarakanda moves to the 34th Chapter. 34th Chapter means we are midway through Sundarakanda. It seems like we started this only yesterday! Completing the Sundarakanda will be our goal. There are myths surrounding Sundarakanda parayana and we do wish all the readers benefit of those myths. Each of the chapters 33 to 39 are lengthy and we are ensuring the shortened summary we are uploading covers all the dialogs.

This week Athato completes the Kathopanishad 2nd Adhyaya Part 3 or valli 6 We had started the Kathopanishad because it is exciting. It is a dialog on death. Also it is Yama himself teaching !! . So far we have covered Nachiketa's boon in Valli 1, Yama's teaching on good and pleasant as well as the word “om” in Valli 2, Knowledge of Atman in Valli2 (Sloka 21-25) and Valli 3 (Sloka 1-9). Valli 4 went through again nature of Self leading to perception and attainment of Unity. Valli 5 covered more of the nature of inner soul. Then we also added some more notes " good vs pleasant " , "Blind leading Blind" from Kathopanishad


om tat Sat



What is on the kasarabada.org?

For the new visitors we thought of adding a few lines on navigation , so that they may know what is available on Kasarabada.org !

We now have 89 chapters of Dasama Skandha of Bhagavatam. All these chapters (stories on Krishna) are listed by name and are available on a link on the Bhagavatam page.

We have now 33 chapters of Sundarakanda and also complete bouquet of articles on Ramayana. These articles include "Role models from Ramayana" namely Srirama , Sita , Hanuman , Jataayu , Sabari , Bharata , Lakshmana. Apart from these there were some special articles namely The Message of Ramayana , Going to the Forests and about Hanuman in "In the thick of the Battle " . Along the same lines are the earlier articles in praise of Hunuman 1 , Hanuman 2 and Valmiki Sundarakanda . Added to this bouquet is the Sundarakanda as a Telugu poem by Pandit Vijayraghavrao. We have also added some downloads specifically for the Sankshipta Sundarakanda ( with Sanskrit slokas) reproduced in different language scripts namely Sanskrit , Telugu , Kannada and Malayalam . There is also a Telugu Sundarakanda Katha for those interested in reading the same as a prose story !!,.

One more thing is a page where we get articles which could be on anything , informative and educative handled with a light heart and a touch of contemporary realities. The page lists all the earlier stories on its page

The last new column is Athato Brahma Jignyasaa . This page is focused on Indian Philosophy /Darsanas. This has been started a few months ago and all its earlier issues are listed on its page

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


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