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Aug 16 , 2013

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This week Sundarakanda moves to Chapter 58 .

Jambavan and all others want to hear the full story of Hanumans exploits and that is what comes in the long Chapter 58 of Sundarakanda !!!

This is the second longest chapter with 170 slokas. Normally story of the Chapter can be summarised by referring to a few slokas. But in Chapter 58 each sloka carries a part of the story . So to retain a true thread of the story as told in the chapter nearly fifty percent of the slokas needed to be used. So this time the Sankshipta Sundarakanda we have been tittling is not really true. The chapter quoted a very large number of slokas . So have a happpy reading !!

We can see that through out Sundarakanda Valmiki gives expressions to his views on a number of aspects of life ( like the thoughts about the angry man ! in chapter 56 ). While these thoughts are to be seen referring that time and that place , they are also universal truths. That is the greatness of the Adikavi Valmiki !!

The regular features as usual continue !!

The Kathopanishad in Simple words continues with Part3, as continuation of earlier Part 1 and Part 2 - this goes as part of our Athato Brahma Jignyasa. This week Part 3 completes the Kathopanishad Second Adhyaya with Valli4. The Valli 1 and 2 were part of Part 1 . Part 2 covers the Valli 3 which 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. . 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 completed yet !!

With this Ugadi we started a page in Telugu titled - "Subbalakshmigari Kalam loninchi" . This is now moving at its own pace . This time we have " Srividyagadyamu as part of Subbalakshmigari kalamlonimchi ; elaboration of Sivoham in inkomaata !!

The extracts of an old book( 1899) by an Oxford Scholar on the History of Sanskrit Literature , appeared earlier under "one more thing" !!

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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 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 58 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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