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June 13, 2015 !!

Kasarabada.org welcomes you all ...

This is a momentous week for kasarabada.org. With the passing away of the eldest kasarabada family member aged 102 years, this week marks the end of a generation. She was the last one of that generation , probably she may be one of the youngest members of that generation too. That was a generation of elders born towards the end of 19th century and the early part of the 20th century. That was also the generation which inspired this venture. There is a lot to celebrate for and our thoughts are titled , 'Homage to a generation'

This week Balakanda continues with Sarga 47.

Recently somebody asked us what is the purpose of our Ramayan pages etc . He did not say we are wasting time ! But his demeanor bordered on those lines. We were immediately reminded of the Rt. Honourable Srinivasa Sastri's memorable talks on Ramayan at Madras Sanskrit Academy in 1944. In his preface to his talks ,speaking in his inimitable self deprecating style he raised and answered several similar questions. We have an admiration admixed with fascination for his talks . As an answer to my friends queries we updated our introduction to Ramayan pages . The updated new page does state with some clarity some of our thoughts on the Ramayan pages we are bringing !

These are months for filing " ACRs( annual confidential reports) in many organizations with the Boss's PA sending reminders on his own ! In Ramayana Yuddhakanda SriRama defined the three categories of performers " outstanding" "good" and "poor". the outstanding performer is called " Purushottam" and the poor performer is called " Athama" We have a small submission on "Purushottam" under one more thing. It can be see on the last weeks home page too as usual !!

We have been revisiting Bhagavatam pages. Now the main page of Dasama Skandha or the book Ten of Bhagavatam is revised. We have added links to several important events of the tenth Book of Bhagavatam.

Some of the key stories of Dasama Skandha or the Book Ten of Bhagavatam so highlighted are : Krishna's Birth , Raslila, or Gopikas and Krishna , Rukmini kalyanam. The page on Krishna and Gopikas is interesting because we tried to present the gradual evolution of Gopis from the early days of admiration of Krishna in his childhood to the last stages where Krishna meets Gopis at the Syamantapanchaka.

Complete Sundarakanda has been revisited to delete 2500 links ( each page having links to all other sixty eight Sargas) and leave all of the chapter /Sarga links to only one page listing Sundarakanda chapters or Sargas . Each chapter has link to next and previous Sarga. Next on our list is Bhagavatam . We will gradually move to the simplification in unnecessary links.!

We hope to make this the norm !.

Happy Reading !

What is on the kasarabada.org?

For the new visitors - the site has a layered structure with with Four main pages :

- Ramayanam which includes (i) Sundarakanda, (ii) Role models of Ramayana, (iii) Vijayraghavrao gari Telugu Sundarakanda (iv) Balakanda

- Bhagavatam which includes (i) Dasama Skandha and (ii) Uddhava Gita

Athato Brahma jignyasaa which includes (i) Kathopanishad and (ii) Tatvabhodha

One more thing is a page where we have articles which could be on anything , informative and educative handled with a light heart and a touch of contemporary realities.

These pages list all contents of those segments !

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