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November 22 , 2013!

Our new venture namely Tatvabhodha continues with Tatvabhodha 4 , the lesson 4 in Athato Brahma jignyasa ! . We hope you will like it !

We have brought together all Dasama Skandha articles under one page Dasama Skandha . This becomes part of Bhagavatam . The clutter of ninety chapter links of Dasama Skandha on Bhagavatam page is reduced to one single link of Dasama Skandha . There is also a interesting Summary of Dasama Skandha with chapter links.

Our Bhagavatam page normally carries this week Bhagavatam story . Now this Bhagavatam page is recast as the main page of Bhagavatam detailing the various topics touched in Bhagavatam namely Dasama Skandha and Uddhava Gita. Unlike the earlier pattern this week's story of Bhagavatam is carried as a Box summary, with a link to the actual page !! . Bhagavatam page also carries story of how Bhagavatam came about after a dialog between Veda Vyasa and Narada , under the title ' The story of Bhagavatam'.

This week in Bhagavatam is Putana Salvation !!

In the last chapters of Sundarakanda , we see an anxious SriRama enquiring about Sita very vividly. But we do not see a word of praise from SriRama for Hanuman. Valmiki sets this right in the very first chapter of Yuddha kanda. In this chapter SriRama expresses his deeply felt appreciation for the achievements of Hanuman in going to Lanka in search of Sita , finding Sita , and smashing the enemies !! This becomes the topic of Ramayanam this week . This is presented in Telugu also

As part of revamping this site , 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)



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