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July 18, 2014

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This is the 212th issue of kasarabada.org.

This week we are starting another venture - to bring Balakanda in its entirety as we did with Sundarakanda

Specifically this week we are bringing Samkshipta Ramayanam - in all its glory !. The first chapter of Balakanda or the first chapter of entire Ramayana so to say, has a brief narrative of the complete Ramayana story . In a hundred slokas of the first chapter of Balakanda, we have Narada narrate the story of Rama, a king of Ikshwaku line ! The Narada narrative is in response to Valmiki's question which forms the first five slokas of Balakanda . Valmiki wanted to know as to who is the best person ( Nara ) among the whole world . Narada's reply covers the complete story of Ramayana in the subsequent ninety five slokas.

We are delighted to bring the chapter 1 in its entirety , the hundred slokas !! As stated it is also called Samkshipta Ramayanam . We are bringing Samkshipta Ramayanam in Sanskrit Devanagari script , as well as Telugu and Kannada script with Telugu and English translations. We will be adding the same as down loads.

Compressing the whole Ramayana into ninety five slokas requires being very brief and in fact the slokas are as cryptic as the Sutras of Sanskrit lore. The translation necessarily follows the compressed style of the story. To some extent it may sound stilted , yet it is beautiful.

The regular features as usual continue !!

Yes, Telugu home Page is also getting updated resolving technology issues !!.

For Telugu lovers - the Samkshipta Ramayanamu in Telugu in katha form ( gadyamu) as well as with Sanskrit slokas are made available.

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With this Ugadi we started a page in Telugu titled - "Subbalakshmigari Kalam loninchi" . There is also a technology change. We are adding language support so that Indian language text van easily be accepted . Readers may see a bit of not so well formatted texts on the Telugu pages. Hopefully this will be resolved.

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

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 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 all 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 Samkshipta 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

Athato Brahma Jignyasaa . This page is focused on Indian Philosophy /Darsanas. This has been started soem time 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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Witty Wisdom

- contributed by Kamaraju Turaga


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