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Sept 13 , 2013

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This week Sundarakanda moves to Chapter 62 .

The 'one more thing' has an interesting notes on "Mantras from Ramayana " from Ramayana. As we approach the end of Sundarakanda we were tempted to gather all information about Sundarakanda that would be of general interest. Would the presentation of " Karya siddhi Mantras from Ramayana" qualify such criterion may be a debatable point . More to the point may be whether we recommend using Mantras as a prop , whether detailing such Mantras is taking us back to middle ages. We are certainly concerned about such thoughts. We have presented these only as part of the Sundarakanda folklore, and not in any way either approving or disapproving them.

But it is also true that these mantras serve a purpose. That is to bring the mind to a state of concentration leading to equanimity . In fact all our Upanishads and other Vedic literature make this point . The search for inner self is a long and arduous one. Use of Saguna Brahman as a focal point of life is a need common for almost all. The king emperor of Advaita Philosophy , namely Sankaracharya composed the most soulful stotras in praise of Gods whom he ultimately call as part of Maya.

We also want to add a a few lines about Kathopanishad .

When we started the page for " Athato Brahma Jignyasa" we were meandering along the shore of a great 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' and we were hitched !!

Subsequently we had several pages on Kathopanishad . Kathopanishad1.1 , 1.2 , 1.3 , 2.1 , 2.2 , 2.3 . Kathopanishad in simple words ,Part 1 Part 2 , Part 3 , Part 4 , Part 5!!.

All of these articles are consolidated on one page Kathopanishad

Happy reading !!

om tat sat !


This Ugadi we started a page in Telugu titled - "Subbalakshmigari Kalam loninchi" . This is now moving at its own pace . This time we have " Shanti mamtraalu" as part of Subbalakshmigari kalamlonimchi ; About " Raamayanamloni mantraalu " in inkomaata !!

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 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 62 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 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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