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November 1 , 2013

Happy Diwali !!

This is Diwali week . So Greetings for a Happy Diwali to all our readers !

Knowing our readers profiles we must also wish Happy Halloween to all in US !! By the time this reaches you the Halloween night would have passed !

Festival means new beginings !! Having completed Sundarakanda , we wanted to start off on a new venture. This time it is in Athato Brahma jignyasa ! We are starting an 18 week Tatvabodha reading ! This will be like a primer for all vedantic studies and discourses. We hope you will like it !

Diwali means house cleaning. In that process we put together two more new pages ! These are " Role models in Ramayana and the Telugu Sundarakanda of Shri Vijayaraghavrao . We already have Valmiki Sundarakanda also on page . This is apart from Kathopanishad which is also consolidated on one page ! All these individual pages make the reading through the earlier parts easy !

Earlier writing about Saundaryalahari , we referred to a book on Saundaryalahari published by Theosophical Publishing House, Adayar , Madras ( 1937) authored by Pandit Subramanya Sastri and Srinivasa iyyengar. This book has an interesting Appendix listing for each mantra the method of Japa ( number of times the mantra is to recited ), the chakra associated, the expected benefit , and the number of days for the Japa etc !

To guard against one being carried away by the tantra lore and apply the same for crude materialistic purposes, there is one illuminating line which is as follows. ' The very essence of of Sri-Vidya consists in its being availed by its votaries to serve lofty and altruistic purposes' !!!

A copy of this book is available on the web .

The last week's one more thing !! was a sequel to the earlier story - 'Vakbhushanam bhushanam'. It is about cultured speech!

Recently there was a query on the archives of kasarabada.org ! The structure is simple. Each of the main pages namely (i) Valmiki Ramayanam (ii) Bhagavatam (iii) Athato brahma jignyasa ( iv) one more thing! carry the links for archives in their domain directly on their pages !!. There are four more pages namely Valmiki Sundarakanda , Telugu Sundarakanda of Vijayaraghavrao, Role models in Ramayana , a Turaga presentation , and the Kathopanishad.

The archives for the home page are provided with a link on the main page

Happy reading !!

om tat sat !


This Ugadi beginning is continuing with a Happy Dussera. The page in Telugu titled - "Subbalakshmigari Kalam loninchi" has some notes on Saundaryalahari. This is now moving at its own pace . This time in inkomaata we have some reminiscences from previous Dussera's!!

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 complete 68 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 .

Om Tat Sat ( info@kasarabada.org)



Witty Wisdom

- contributed by Kamaraju Turaga


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