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April 11 , 2013

Greetings for Happy Ugadi

Vijaya nama samvatsara Ugadi

Greetings for Ugadi

- Ugadi is the new year in parts of India specifically AP , Karnataka and Maharashtra!!

With this Ugadi we are starting a page in Telugu titled - "Subbalakshmigari Kalam loninchi" . There is also a technology change. We are adding language support so that Indian language text van easily be accepted . Readers may see a bit of not well formatted texts on the Telugu pages. Hopefully this will be resolved.

The regular features continue !!

This week we are covering 40th Chapter of Sundarakanda . We are continuing the format of separate pages for Chapter 40 - Slokas in Telugu and and Chapter 40- slokas in Sanskrit with English Translation.

The Kathopanishad in Simple words continues with Part2, as continuation of earlier Part 1 - this goes as part of our Athato Brahma Jignyasa. This week Part 2 completes the Kathopanishad first Adhyaya with Valli3. The Valli 1 and 2 were part of Part 1 . This time the Valli 3 threads through a few concepts of duality Jivaatma and Paramatma, Brahman the Un-manifested and the manifested , and the two goals namely one of reaching heaven and the other attaining Moksha. Again we cover all important lines in Sanskrit . While threading through these sanskrit lines the teachings of Kathopanishad come through. This comes in four parts. The first two parts cover Chapter 1 with Valli 1, Valli 2 and 3. The Part 2 covers the Valli 3 of Chapter 1. We called this "Kathopanishad in Simple words". For an interested beginner this should make it easy . No this is not "Kathopanishad for Dummies" !! . The Athato page also carries links to interesting notes on Kathopanishad !! . Now we have quite a bit of material on Kathopanishad; and it is not complete!!

One more thing carries an updated article " Peace does not fall form the sky !!

The extracts of an old book( 1899) by an Oxford Scholar on the History of Sanskrit Literature , appeared earlier.

under "one more thing" !!

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

For Telugu Home page click here

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 40 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 .

Om Tat Sat ( info@kasarabada.org)



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