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April 25, 2014

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This week we are covering 35th Chapter of Sundarakanda which has ninety slokas depending on which recension you are following ! More importantly this is the chapter where Rama's" excellences " are told . Since we wanted to cover all slokas detailing Rama's"excellences' the Sundarakanda Slokas we are carrying number nearly thirty . To make it easy to read this time we have separate page for Chapter 35 Slokas in Telugu and and Chapter 35 slokas in sanskrit

In the Sundarakanda the chapter 1, the chapter 35 and the chapter 58 are the three biggest chapters. And each has its own significance. My mother would tell me that reading Chapter 58 is like reading the whole of it ! So each person will have their favorite ways and means. We had earlier brought out a publication in Telugu with the title" Sri Raamudu - Sugunaabhi-Raamudu ", carrying Rama's "Gunas". This itself is an extract from "Tatva Dipika" by Bhashyam Appalacharyulu Garu of Vizag. This publication was blessed by Bhashyam Apalacharyulugaru with an introduction. The Telugu speaking friends can access the same to have taste of Appalaacharyulu garus writings. Shri Bhashyam Apalacharyulugaru was my Sanskrit Teacher in BSc and he remains my Guru in that mold !!

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

This week 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

om tat Sat


What is on the

For the new visitors we thought of adding a few lines on navigation , so that they may know what is available on !

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 33 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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