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July 25, 2014

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This week we bring the 2nd chapter of Balakanda in Ramayana.

Last week we are started on our latest venture - to bring Balakanda in its entirety as we did with Sundarakanda

The starting on Balakanda meant that we presented the first chapter as the Samkshipta Ramayanam ! The first chapter of Balakanda or the first chapter of entire Ramayana so to say, has a brief narrative of the complete Ramayana story as told by Narada

The second chapter presented this week is equally momentous. It includes that sloka which many a Sanskrit student would have by-hearted in those school days. That famous sloka is treated as the first sloka in Sanskrit lore !

मानिषाद प्रतिष्ठां त्वमगमः शाश्वतीः समाः ।
यत् क्रौंचमिथुनादेकं अवधीः काममोहितः ॥
మానిషాద ప్రతిష్ఠాం త్వమగమః శాశ్వతీః సమాః |
యత్ క్రౌంచమిథునాదేకం అవధీః కామమోహితః ||
ಮಾನಿಷಾದ ಪ್ರತಿಷ್ಠಾಂ ತ್ವಮಗಮಃ ಶಾಶ್ವತೀಃ ಸಮಾಃ |
ಯತ್ ಕ್ರೌಂಚಮಿಥುನಾದೇಕಂ ಅವಧೀಃ ಕಾಮಮೋಹಿತಃ ||

This sloka came in the form of an outpouring of a heart touched by compassion . In the first chapter we had the presence of the celestial age Narada . In the second chapter we have the presence of the creator Brahma himself to give Valmiki one more push by saying that the Rama katha to be told by Valmiki will be retold a hundred million times so long as the mountains stay and rivers flow on this earth

It is one more chapter of a gripping story told in all its simplicity.

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 some 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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