Thursday, April 30, 2009

SarvaSamarpana Gadyam -4

"svahridayamadhyastithasushmna nadi .................... tavatsankhyakedanadishu tattaadyogya tatkalanusar prapt tattannadisthith "

In the middle of heart of the human being ,there is sushhumna nadi . It has  nadi to its right  by name pingala  with  50 branches . similarly Ida to left also 50 in number of  sub nadis .

In these nadis namely Ida and Pingala exist

  • 16  swaras from " A to Am Aha " Akaradi swaras ,
  • 34 kakaradi [ ka ga ta etc] vyanjana 
  • totalling 50 in number of Aksharas .
  • Lord dwells in these nadis with the lordship of Aksharas ie
  • Am Ajaya namaha ,.............
  • kam kapilay namaha ,...............
  • ksham srilaxminarsimhaya namaha etc;

As according to the capacity of the jeeva ,at the relevant hours, Lord as present in these nadis carry out soul's journey .

note: In the sthula deha [body] of humans , from the muladhar [ place between the testicles and rectum ] to the centre of the head[skull] runs a nadi by name Sushumna . It is composed of five sub nadis by name vajrika, arya, prakashini ,vaidhruti ,bramha nadi .

When this Sushumns reaches navel , it splits into Ida and Pingala to left and right side of the body . These Ida And Pingala end in the nostrills of human body , they are primarily responsible for the flow of breath and its porting to various parts of the body .

These Ida and Pingla furthers splits into branches to be spread across the body to form 72000 nadis in the body . Lord is present in these nadis , exhibits his qualities according to the capacity and karma of the /jeeva  . Tattva devatas also while carrying out the karma of the soul , carry out their upasana of Lord as present in these nadis of each and every human being .


SarvaSamarpana Gadyam -3

" Hinkaradi shat saam Pratipadya "

Saamveda has six parts and each is presided by  the Lord by the same name . They are

  1. hinkar
  2. gayatri
  3. rathantar
  4. bruhat
  5. bhadra
  6. rajas

because Lord is prayed by these six saam , he is also known by name  SAAM ;

"ShatKaal Niyamak "

we have six parts in a day

    1. pratah kaal      6-8.24 am
    2. poorvaanha     8.24 - 10.48 am
    3. madhyanha       10.48 - 1.12 pm
    4. aparanha             1.12 - 3.36 pm
    5. sayankaal              3.36 - 6 pm
    6. ratri kaal                 6pm -6 am
  1. krutyuga
  2. tretayuga
  3. dwaparyuga
  4. kaliyuga
  5. yugasandhi kaal
  6. pralayakaal

these are also shatkaal and Lord  Sriman MoolRamchandra is the niyamak ,regulator for all these .

" Aniruddha Pradyumna sankarshana vasudev varaah narsimha shanmurtyaatmak "

these above mentioned six kaal are regulated by

  1. Aniruddha
  2. Pradyumna
  3. sankarshana
  4. vasudev
  5. varaah
  6. narsimha

Lord in this forms is also present in us , so at those different time periods , being externally in the time and internally in our body those forms inspire at those times the Tattvadevatas to regulate our appropriate karma and karya as prescribed at befitting those periods of yuga and time of the day .

note : as we have shat kaal in a day , yuga are also shat kaal for bramha and others ; entire kalpa is also a day for bramha .


Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sarva Samarpan Gadyam -2

Vishva : Lord Vishnu remains in the right eye of the beholder as Vishva to show him and give him the experiences of the real world. Vishva has 19 heads ,two legs and five hands . 19 heads are , 9 on left and nine on right with central head as that of Elephant . This was the upasya moorthy of Shri Vinayak[ ganapathy] , Vinayak after completing the upasana of this Vishva [Lord Vishnu]  became known as Ganesh .

" Vinayakastu Vishvasya gnyanat ait gajavaktram " -mandookya bhashya  mentions . Because this roop shows the world to everyone , and it is pertaining vishva and nara in general , it is also known as " Vaishvanar "

Vedas proclaim " shubham pibetyasau  nityam na ashubham sa hari: "  Lord only partakes the good in the world that the man sees and what is evil and unchaste unto the experience is not absorbed by the lord but only the soul partakes it .

TAijas : Taijas stays in the neck region of the body , more precisely at the place where there is man[mind ] . Taijas is akin to Vishva in limbs and heads . Taijas gives the experience of the Dreamworld in sleep . Because he cretes a vasanamay world in the antahkarna of the jeeva , he is known as Antah:pragnya

Svapnasthanah: Antahpragnya - mandookya upanishat

Pragnya : Lord as pragnya resides in heart of the body he gives deep sleep to the soul .  here lord  keeps only the knowledge of self , time and ignorance and withdraws all other things . [prakarshan]

Prakarshen na gnyapayati

here jeeva experiences a liitle bit of sukha happiness that can be observed in Moksha .

note : only satvikas observe this sukha as swaroop is sukhamaya , as daityas have dukhmaya swaroop they must obtain dukha in sleep as well , but Lord with his Achintyaadbhut shakti gives those daityas also sleep .

Awakening is shuddh satva activity dream is rajas and sleep is tamasik in nature.


Friday, April 24, 2009

Sarva Samarpana Gadyam-1 [SSG]

Lord Narayana has three rupas namely

  • Vishwa
  • Taijas
  • Pragnya.

Similarly we all have three states

  • Jagruta [awakening]
  • Swapna[dream]
  • Sushupta[Sleep]

Human body has 1. indriyas [eyes ,ears ,nose etc] and 2. mind [manas] .When both are active then we are in state of awakening and we perceive things of the external world .[Jagruta avastha] This state is also regulated by Lord Vishva

When external organs are inactive but inner organs and mind are active we are in state of dream .[svapna avastha] . Here our body divides into two parts , one the physical body and second our kantiswarup . The physical body is in sleep but  this kanti svaroopa is culled out of the vasana that exist in the mind . With this a vasnamaya world is created which contains , vehicles ,roads ,buildings and people and we experience the dream just as if we are living in that world and our experiences we record as dream. Even in this state a soul is regulated by Lord Taijas as it is he who separates the kantiswaroop and creates objects of desire in the dreamworld culled out of our mind and vasana.

WHen both mind and indriyas are inactive we are in the state of deep slumber . This state is also regulated by Lord Pragnya .

All this state is regulated by Lord as present in Mukhyaprana in our body inside us. Mukhyaprana is jeevottama and is present in all the bodies and helps us to take breath in and out and sustains us and hence he is known as Prana. Mukhyaprana being present in us breaths 21600 times everyday . this breathing makes a sound of "So" HAM"  thus Mukhyaprana makes the japa of " Soham " [ Hansa mantra japa] in every body everyday every second . This gives us life and also life to everyone in the universe, the life force to live , thus Mukhyaprana [Hanuman] is the life of everyone in the world . He is primarily responsible to make us all feel as alive . Once Mukhyaprana stops this japa , we stop breathing and people say - he has kicked the bucket . Some say he has lost prana. Thus Hanuman is chief deity giving life to us by the grace of LOrd Vishnu . We must pray this lord as present in Mukhyaprana in our heart . [ Madantaryami Mukhyapranantargata sriman moolrama ],

Note: There are three types of soul, for each type Mukhyaprana does the same japa "SoHAM" , but it gives the anusandhana of different type to three different souls ,1 . soham [ I am like HIM] , but different from,2 I am like him as long as I am not Him 3. I am him ; The first believes in distinction and superiority of lord from the self attains Moksha . second one keeps returning to samsara and third one reaches hell . SO three different types achieve three different sadhanas and different gati but all are controlled and regulated by Mukhyaprana and Lord Narsimha according to their swaroop and yogyata.


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

SarvaSamarpan Gadyam

Shri Raghavendra swamy has written many granthas to uphold Madhva Sidhdhanta of SrimadAnandateertha . Of these Pratah Sankalpa gadya highlights the resolution one has to make towards his future course of action during the day about to begin .

After we have competed our work by evening , we normally end our day by praying ;

" yasya smrutyacha namoktya tapoyagnya kriyadishu nyunam sampoortaam yati sadyo vande tam achyutam , kayen vacha manasndriyeirva buddhyatmnaa vaanusrutsvabhava: karomi yadyat  sakalam parasmai Narayanayeti samarpayami "

So we attribute everything to the lord.While such samarpana , what kind of thought and anusandhana about the our self , guru , Vayu and lord , as detailed by Acharya Madhva  has been beautifully captured by Shri Raghavendra Swamy in his Sarva Samarpan Gadyam .

Starting from " Jagrut swapnasushuptakhya avasthatraya niyamaka..........."  till ............" tvayi samarpiten tvatpoojaiva astu " ending thus Sarvam Narayanayeti samarpayaami .

If pratah sankalpa gadyam is a Sankalpa to start the day , Sarva samarpana gadyam is a KRishnarpanamastu at the end of the day .But highlighting role of MUkhyaprana in all the parts of dayand even while we are asleep , shows how devoted Shri Raghavendra swmy was to Mukhyaprana and Prana to the Mukhyaprana shri Vedvyasa .

starting from tomorrow , each shloka of Sarvasamrpana gadyam will be translated ....... May lord Vedvyasa bless us all .


Sunday, April 19, 2009

Mystical experiences at Tirupati continues again...

Year later I alighted at Renigunta to visit Tirupati Again . It was 1.30 am . I came out of the station , Just then a taxi driver came up to me and said HE would take me up to Tirumala directly [ normal route would be to take a bus to Tirupati and then take a special bus to Tirumala at the available time , this was a good time saver ] . I agreed , he demanded only Rs 200 . That was a bonus . Second he promised to drop just right before the temple to save my time for Darshan .

Then we moved on ,it was a comfortable ambassador car . I dozed off for next few hours and then  the driver called his acquaintance , he gave me tonsure at a nearby guest house, we reached pushkarni , I took a bath and wore a red silk dhoti and red shalya . The driver told he will leave me at a place where i could easily get a ticket for special darshan but that would still make me wait for four hours to get the darshan  as it was a holiday  and bramhotsavam was to commence . I was okay with it , he took me to somewhat backside of the temple , But no tickets were available , I requested for any seva tickets if available. But none were available . Sad as I was , Driver too said he had done his maximum bit , so he said lets drive back to main entrance , on the way he stopped at nearby pedestal [ it was still dark ] , his vehicle needed some attention , he got down , I too came out of the car .

By the footpath someone was sleeping with a blanket on. HE was alone and none other were there nearby . driver was busy with his car bonnet , he went to fetch water , I was standing by the foot of sleeping person.

Suddenly he woke up and asked me " swamy want to have a darshan " I said " yes but seems not possible ", He took some special pass kind of thing out of his pocket and gave it to me and slept again . I hurriedly went to the temple gates , looking at the pass , they took me straight to garbhagudi , Their I joined the archakas for the Tulasi pooja ,

I recited Vishnu panjar stotra , Venkatesh stotra , and gazed with indebtedness n bhakti [ I was so overwhelmed because God was so merciful at a papi , pamar like me , I didn't knew of single outstanding quality in me that would entitle me to such love and affection, thus I was indebted , and my only desire was to fall at the lotus feet again and again ] ,

After a grand tulasi pooja and aarti , I was out of the temple with full bag of laddoos . I was out of temple by 7 am . meanwhile my luggage was in the car itself , The driver was worried , he was waiting at the same spot , He was happy at my sight , I asked where was the person sleeping here , he said no one was there . I told him I had a beautiful darshan , He asked would I like to visit Padmavathy temple . I told I had a train back at 2.30 , would I be able to catch it . He said he would enable me . HE drove fast towards padmavathy temple , there was a huge rush , standing in the queue would mean , darshan by evening ,

I was still in red silk and shalya and tonsured head and Gopichandan , My dress was mistaken for a swamiji , just then some temple insider came by , looked at me bowed at me in reverence , I smiled at him , He welcomed me , with loud cry said , Swamiji had come , all of you give way in tamil , , everyone , cleared the way , I reached directly sanctum sanctorium and Srisukta kumkumarchana and pushparchana were done , with loads of prasadam , I was accompanied back to the car. I stood at the temple Main gopuram looked back ,made  a small prayer . I thought I might have done some good punya in my previous birth for such love is being bestowed by Lord and Laxmi devi . I decided I would serve all my life the lord and prayed for inspiration to do so . I resolved many other things in my life to lead a pious life to justify myself for such divine experience . But slowly I realised , my Parents and grand parents were famous for  daily serving food to atleast  150 people in their hay days , My gotra Mudgal rishi himself was known to be famous for annadana , perhaps being born in his lineage , I had inherited this punya to get such a closer  darshan of Lord  each and everytime . I was also afraid , whether this would end next time , or I was getting attached to this special treatment , but would that not mean I am overestimating myself ,me and mine [  I remembered Purandar dasa  song , "Garva yatako ninage  PAmara manuja ........."] , OH leave it . Let me be  a simple devotee of Lord .

Venkatramana Govinda Govinda .

Mystical experiences at Tirupati continues....

Few years later I decided to again visit the Lord VEnkataramana . This time I reached Tirupati by 11 am.

[ for those who do not know ; Tirumala is hill top ,where Lord 's Standing to bless us and Tirupati is foothill ,a bustling city , a bus has to be boarded to to go atop for daraan , at any given point of time  daily estimated 2 lakh gather atop and and at foothills and estimated 60000 take darshan everyday ,that leaves  few seconds of darshan for each after gruelling 5-6 hours of standing in queue for special darshan and full 24 hours in general queue ,this was way back ]

But on that day rush was unusual , the bus stand below itself was so full with people that a ticket way up could be bought only after standing in a queue for 5 hours ,and then after taking the ticket the bus to be boarded would be allocated after 1 hour , you reach Tirumala after another hour and then Darshan delayed for another day. But I had a return reservation the next day . So me trying to stand in the queue was ruled out as that would mean I would be missing my train back.

Oh Venkatesha ! Wont I be able to have your darshan Atop  As I was thinking this I , started reciting Venkatesha Srotra . Just as I finished " RAja dware pathed Ghore Sangrame ripusankate " , Who is Raja , Oh Lord You are the only King for me , mortals dont' make sense as Kings in its true spirit . Raja dware . I am at your doorstep , please Let me in !!!

As I was in these thoughts , a Very plush[posh] car came by  , a man in early thirty's  opened the door , asked me " hey We are only three people in this car , and going  for Darshan atop for the Lord , although this car is our own we plan take somebody smart with us , would you mind joining us  "

Oh what a chance  ! , I jumped at the offer and got onto a rear seat of the Mercedes . Inside the three people seemed quiet educated and all in early thirty's and well settled  People . I was an unemployed youth .After the initial introduction , two of them gave introduction as a GM in two of the best MNC 's in the country , for the third they dismissed him off as a big shot known to them .  Both were unmarried , one was a quite shy person and other was a over and over flirt . They used to stop at every sight of  young lass and he would get down and try to have a chat with her , nearly successful everytime , and as he came back he would make fun of the shy guy and show off his charming prowess . I dismissed it as saying you are in chandra dasa , it is usual to have such success with woman , but you would not be successful to people opposite to your dasa and rasi . HE dismissed my logic as just dogmatic view ,  I asked him take a bet ,  If he could get away with ease with the girl I show , I would walk up the hill , and I serially showed him girls opposite to his nature , and his every attempt was thwarted with either a slap or warning ,after eight attempts he admitted " either his charm has lost or what  was saying made sense " I said the second is more correct , as his dasa was intact , to prove my point , I showed a beautiful girl , and asked the shy One to go and just approach her , he was very reluctant " the smarter one having eight slaps had an adverse effect on him , But everybody forced him out of the car " As he approached her , it so happened they talked for pretty 15 minutes and refused to leave each others company till we had to horn back " { later they  married } . By now all  the three were very much impressed by my analysis , and asked me many questions about their future .

Slowly we reached Tirumala . I got down and thanked them and asked permission to move about my way towards darshan . They held my hand and said , " hey we have come all together we will have darshan also together " Then  as All three came out of the CAR a big team clad in white came Hurriedly towards us and whisked us away , they also pointed to me , and I was also included in the convoy , And within minutes  we were in garbha gudi and I had exclusive VIP Darshan .

"Except Gratitude and indebtedness that Lord took serious note of my words , my questions ,Truly oh Lord you are the King of this universe .As even this second time you made me feel special as You are very special to me , I bow before you with reverence and gratitude , and OH lord let not pride and dambhikta creep into me as I see you divine face and lotus feet , Venkatesha , let my Bhakti grow stronger and stronger and may you call me year after year this way "

As I came out wondering who among us was VVIP , I was introduced to the third Person in  the car by the other two , who was just smiling at me all the while [ HE was son of the personal friend of  then PM ] . and I came back along with them with lots of gifts and cards invitations to the station well before my return journey time .

Bharathi ramana mukhya pranantargata ShriLaxmi Venkatesh supreeto Bhava .

Friday, April 17, 2009

Mystical experiences at Tirupati

My trips to Timmappa did not start till I graduated . It was fear of seven and half saturn that made me first make up my mind to go to Tirupati. Just as the day on which my seven and half saturn [sade sati] started, the same morning I was in Tirupati early 4.30am . Well bathed ,I was standing at the gates of speacial darshan Vaikuntham about to enter ,[this was my first trip as an adult independently] , A temple employee came up to me , asked whether I have enough time with me , whether I could spend time till evening in he temple premises? As I had no other work I replied in affirmative .

Then the temple employee said " follow me". I asked where ? he said " we need witness " . For what " For counting of the amount in the HUndi " . It was interesting , I just followed quietly , Slowly I was taken to a room which had cameras all over and like a cage , inside it were variety of boxes ,steel filters etc . There were few khakhi clad people and few archaka and few accountants . One of the officers asked me to sign the register with my name and identity . Then One of the archakas took me to the garbhagudi [ the sanctum sanctorium where LOrd Tirupati BALAJI stands ] via a a backdoor ,the entrance through which main preist enters . They closed the curtain , the door of the garbha griha was closed . All the devotees were made to wait outside ,[ Darshan was closed for others ] NOw it was a exhilarating moment in my life , I the main priest and one more to do aarti were the only people  in the room before LOrd TIrupati Venkataraman ] A grand pooja was made , tulasi archana was done LORD was decorated with Flowers , Then he was bejeweled with ALANKAR and then a grand aarti took place for nearly 20 minutes I was standing before LOrd VEnkateshwara  all alone gazing at him , the beauty which two eyes could never capture , the smile that gives immense peace to the beholder , the lord in his all majesty  was just not enough to take eyes off or think anything else . WHen after aarti , I was asked to go back to the counting session ,I could not think how lucky I am to have started my day with a experience which perhaps could not have been accorded to most influential or wealthy , here I a humble Bramhin , my Lord had called me so close to him . It enhanced the bhakti in me , I felt earlier that Tirupati was the place only where rich and wealthy have their way the poor always spends days to see the Lord . BUT I was wrong , if you love God ardently , he calls you very close .

But I could not believe my luck still , as archaka took me to the counting room it was six am . The bags [hundi coins] were poured in the steel filters , and only five rupees coins filtered out , there were few accountants counting them , I was told to keep a watch on them , as cameras above were moving , Another filtered only two Rs coins ,some filtered only one rupee coins . The whole lot were counted as the counting completed of the coins , it was noted and shown to me , I had to sign each register after making across check .

Then Notes [currency bills] were counted , Then Gold and diamonds were separated , jewelleries and biscuits and slabs were separated , everything was weighed ,  All were noted down , by the time ordeal finished it was 11 am , a pretty five hours grinding inspection . The total was 43.237 lakhs of rupees and etc , and 20 kgs of gold silver and other articles . I signed the register . and As I was about to leave , Archaka held my hand , took me back to the Temple garbhagriha , all doors were close again and Darshan was stopped . The curtain closed , and agin for another 10 minutes I had a eyes full of Darshan , Archaka asked me whether I was satisfied , I smiled , [ CAN we have enough of NArayana]  , He took me to the bhojanshala , I had a sumptuous pulivogare , pongal , vada and curd rice , sweets . then the Archaka handed over to me a a loadfull of laddos and vadas in a plastic bag . He bid me adieu till the gates of the temple .

I was out of the temple by 12 .30 am .

This was my first day of Sade sati [ seven and half saturn ] Aye , saturn is not that bad man ' I said to myself ' . I thanked saturn to give one of the most exhilarating experiences of my life . THe more I think of it the more I fall at the lotus feet of VEnkataramana .

Bharatiramana Mukhyapranantargata Laxmi Venkatesha supreeto bhava .

BUt this was not the only  time , believe me dear friends ,Lord always gave me a  unique experience whenever I went to Lord's abode Tirumala Tirupati . more in next posts .

Mantralayam - The Mystique

I had very special inclination to rayaru [ i bet everyone has] , with every opportunity available I used to run away to Mantralayam even as we were living central India . In the earlier such visits I found I was slowly accomplishing everything i desired for during childhood ,just by chanting the name of Raghavendra Swamy .

Rayaru was Kalpavruksha [ celestial tree that grants everything] for me .Mantralayam became a mystique place  for me . The mysticism grew as I grew up . But suddenly all that changed , I no longer wished for material aspirations . This was strange , though I knew , I could get it by a mere chant , something in me was not allowing me to go for such practise.

This maddened me . Events were worsening day by day with some hard fought days approaching , but mind was not chanting for desires but instead chants became more intense . I thought perhaps this was effect of Bhagvadgeeta recital . Then I rushed to Mantralayam again . But this time I was not able to even perform seva , my mind wandering  , all I could do was visit the local library and read the granthas , upanishad vyakhyanas . BUT  my answer to the question as to why i am unable to make a sankalpa of ishta siddhi and chant the rayaru japa?

I asked a local scholar , can we really make kamya japa for Rayaru ? The scholar said , nishkaam karma is for the viraktas , for the normal one must employ kamya karma . Moreover , if you need something , don't you ask your father with right . and would you feel it as runa onto your Father  ! NO ! thus Rayaru is the father Figure , there is nothing wrong in asking him your desires.

BUT as I make a sankalpa , rayara dhyana becomes an impossibility ! whats wortha chant without a dhyana. But why am I not able to retain Rayaru dhyana moorthy . HAve I lost ishta siddhi , BUt when without desires , i chanted rayaru dhyana was a spashta , but at the same  time new shastras became clearer and clearer . Slowly I forgot ishtakamya prapti .

Then years passed by seva concept gave way to intense dhyana , no more My body would long for dehik seva , i spent most of the time in japa at tunga teera .

thirdly as I gazed at people around me i found even normal guys who did not have formal education seemed more rich in aura . the canteen guy was also nearly radiant .

I had kept all this thoughts very near to my heart , but One day i could not help but asked my guruji , what was all this about ?

My guruji said , this is a  common experience for all the people [sadhakas ] , Rayaru grants wishes in the initial phases with rapid frequency and slowly the phenomenon stops . why?...........[ next post]

Then he showed me many characters around , one was a staying in mantralayam for 12 years to accomplish something , he had come years ago with a resolution that he would achieve something but 12 years gone by ,he could not ............... [ the reason will be given in next astro blogs] .

Someone was practising 11 namaskara for five years , would not leave mantralayam, then there was a IAS officer retired , he had permanently settled down in mantralayam while on some quest . Many seers expressed sadness at non darshan of Rayaru even in dreams , whereas roadside people claimed they had a divine vision .

One couple had come to Mantralayam for a short visit , and in the after noon after a nap after sumptuous meals , hurriedly went towards the railway station , the train was about to leave back to mumbai , i was also along with them . we were helplessly watching the train speed away before us . Loss of ticket price and a overnight stay all were disheartening, Just then a the canteen bramhin boy came by[ he seemed little retarded ], laughing at us , said " raise your hands call back the train , say raghavendra raghavendra!  , your train will come back " The couple standing were gave him a wierd look , sad as they were , this was becoming another tease . The boy did not give up . he forcefully took the hands of  male among the couple ,raised it and shouted jumping , "Raghavendra Raghavendra ! " the man too hushed Raghavendra Raghavendra ! , and lo the train was coming back in reverse gear  after full fifteen minutes of departures , The driver and lineman ,gangmen all started fighting among themselves for having forgotten to halt for watering .[ Incidentally Mantralayam is a watering station , though officially the stoppage is less , under the pretext of watering trains stop unduly for long time ] .

ANd when we looked back the boy had left hurriedly , we could reach mumbai on same reservation. On my journey back next time I made it a point to inspect this boy and his day today activities . I asked my guruji what rendered this guy [ retarded ] so much aura . My guruji showed me early morning at 4 am this boy sincerely reciting vishnusahasra nama fills the tanks of the locals with a pitcher , thats his lively hood , but reciting vishnusahasra naama , while performing duties for livelihood . He cannot be a normal person.

Gopaldasaru has declared this place MAntralayam is easy for achieving siddhi . Here one need not perform full scale shraddha to pitrus , even if one says " oh father I give this to you and leaves something in Tungabhadra , reaches the manes just like gaya" Devatas reside in this vicinity .

Second I was introduced to a shopkeeper , who could just by waving his hands in air  could tell which part was affected medically ,or was about to get affected, He had mastered pranic healing , he waved from a distant of 10 ft at my uncle and said your heart has blockage , my uncle laughed it out . 10 days later he suffered a severe stroke [but survived ] .

This uneducated shopkeeper , how could he master this art , he waved his hands at my body , he declared I was suffering from abhichara , but since i had no desires in the heart , my vishudha and anahat were clean rest all were disturbed . had i nurtured any desires I would have become insane by disturbed anahat and vishudha .

This was real shocker I refused to believe it .But my guruji agreed with the shopkeeper . BUt guruji , I recite so many mantras ,vayustuti  , how come this happen to me. Because you do the abhichara has not entered your body it is revolving around you . " declared my guruji .

Then I said " i cannot take this like this , i need to inspect , if there is abhichara ,then what is the medium ?"

My guruji told lets go to his guru , we went to archaka of Panchamukhi [ a octogenarian spiritual master] . My guruji requested him to dispel my thoughts . The master smiled , he told I recite a mantra , holding your hand in my hand , I am clean of abhichara , you are carrying abhichara dosha , so my mantra will pull it towards me , the dosha will try to get away from me . so you will experience a jerk . if you get a jerk or a shock , you are affected , else you are not . 

I was a 28 years age well built man, he had crossed 80 so normally he could not pull me physically was a foregone conclusion . But as he recited mantra , i fell pretty 15 feet away in the meanwhile pulling the aged master along with me .

So it was confirmed I had the dosha , but what was the medium , from where did it originate , but who were my enemies ?

An astrological chart was cast , the chart showed the medium was on my body , the origin was in Egypt . now what was the medium on my body , the only thing I was wearing was a gold watch gifted to me as a part of business deal. The master asked me to remove it , he held it in his hands  ,it started jumping in air , then we decided it to put it in the rayaru hundi .

Meanwhile Rayaru restored my ishtasidhdhi and kamyasadhana . I went on to learn more and more things with every seva i continued at MAntralayam . But mysticism too continued with unravelling mystery .


Saturday, April 11, 2009


The Rajhamsa is a bird , which has a very peculiar quality  rejecting the impure and accepting the only pure. For example if milk mixed with water is given to it  , it drinks the milk and water filters out through its ears [ this is a popular thought although not witnessed in recent times as such birds are extinct now a days].

SImilarly in this world our karma is like a milk mixed with water ,

  • milk is that which is intended by Lord , water that which is enshrouded by our desires .
  • Milk is the prarabdha tatva of the karma and water is the agami karma .
  • Milk is the pramatma gyana and water is the jad karma .
  • MIlk is the knowledge in the karma and water is the attachement that comes with the karma.

The Yogi  who can absorb the paramatma tatva and leaves out the d tatva like Hansakshir nyaya is entitled to be known as PARAMHANSA .Such people do not have any karma lepa and are aparokshagyanis . ONly such people should ascend the peeth for sanyansa ,then they can be rightly called , VEdanta samrajya Chakravarti

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Go Bramhanebhyo shubham bhavatu

All are not entitled to learn by reading or meditating on various subjects. Some meditate and learn , some read and learn , some learn from the mouth of bramhins. a larger chunk has to learn from the mouth of  bramhins . In other words , some can know things by themselves and others need some one to explain things to understand. Only bramhins are teachers and hence Bramhins if always in good condition and in swath avastha there will be braodcast of truth and Vedic literature .As after the thorough listening to shastras one needs to practice it and feel closer to God , God has kept his chal moorthy[ movable icons ] in a cow. Thus worshipping cow will be akin to worshiping all the dieties . Thus welfare of bramhins and cows ensures  establishing and flourishing vedic culture.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Abhimani devata

  • Avyakta tatva - MahaVishnu
  • JadPrakruti - MahaLakshmi
  • MAhat -Bramha
  • Ahankara -Rudra
  • Manas-Indra ,Kama
  • Eyes - Sun
  • Ears - YAma
  • Nose - Ashwini devata
  • Jivha -Varun
  • skin -ahankarik prana
  • shabda - pran
  • sparsh-apan
  • roop -vyan
  • ras- udan
  • gandh-saman
  • speech-agni
  • hands-dakshprajapati
  • legs-jayant
  • payu-mitra
  • upastha-manu
  • akash-ganapaty
  • vayu-mukhyaprana
  • tej-vahni
  • aap-varun
  • prithvi-shanaischar

Monday, April 6, 2009


Lord Krishna reduces the excess  punya of his devotees . For this he is glorified in vedas as Aidhmandhwit. EXcess punya , ie punya accrued more than the capacity of a soul ,is an hinderance to the soul to attain moksha. Thus this excess punya has to be either exhausted by enjoying it . or destroyed by uncanny karma. [ enjoyments will naturally be those that are not befitting the grade of the soul ,thus he has to enjoy greater happiness, which he is not entitled to, or sin in a manner not fit to his status.


  1. BAlaram being always in inebriated condition and commanding SHri KRishna . As Laxman he had done excess punya of serving RAm , now that has to be reduced by calling commanding Krishna and at times being unhappy with him , going against him during Subhadra marraige.etc
  2. Karna siding with duryodhana and abusing pandavas , facing failure in every thing he undertook . As Sugreeva he had done excess punya and thus sided opposite Krishna to reduce it .
  3. Sugreeva enjoying Tara on account of excess punya.
  4. Gautam Losing his punya by cursing INdra
  5. MAndhat losing his punya by cursing YAma to become sudra , Yama takes birth as Vidur .


Sunday, April 5, 2009


Urdhwapundra has to be worn bottom up . If one aspires to go to abodes above , he must prctise the urdhwapundra dharan. Wearing vertical pundras with gopi chandana ensures ,aatmashakti to flow upwards. Tiryag jantu are born tiryak and hence they wander laterally .tiryak means lateral . lateral are born animals and their movement is lateral . Men are born downwards and hence all their acts involve use of energy downwards and lose the shakti and go downwards towards hell.

thus those who aspire to go upwards to heavens and moksha should wear urdhwapundra , so says nardiya purana , vadhul smruti . In bhagvat it is mentioned gopis use gomaya to apply punda to krishna after putana samhara.

Pundra can be worn by soil ,gandha[sandal paste], bhasma and water.soil means gopichandana etc , gandha is applied during festivals or while dining, bhasma is applied during homas , it is homa sesha and not ordinary bhasma . water is to be applied when taking bath in holy rivers etc.



Vyahruti is the best digbandhan mantra . Everywhere there are demons and bhutas whose very job is to put some obstacles into good karma . Thus while  japa these attack from all the ten sides.Sadhak has to protect himself from these ,else his pooja phal is drainedout by these forces.

how does digbandhan work? Narayan  panditacharya in his Yogdipika says , every one has a nrasimha agni in his palms. By clapping thrice this agni is lit and intensifies . Then flames of this agni is used to dispel negative forces by clasping middle finger and thumb , the noise generated by clasp , aggravates the flames of this agni and with astra mudra we can drive away the negative forces and sit calmly in japa or sadhana.


Saturday, April 4, 2009

Krishna as Sarathi

The mahabharath is the war of senses on behalf of virtues and vices.KAuravas are vices [sins] and pandavas army is set of virtues[punya] . Bheeshma ,Drona ,Kripa ,pandavas etc are all senses . There is great friction that arises in this war that a man [soul] faces everyday.Lord does not interfere directly in this process . Yet he guides the sadhana of the soul [ Arjun] as charioteer seated in the chariot named life. Krishna is pandavpakshapati [ favoured towards pandavas] HE aspires destruction of kauravas [sins , agyana,vipareet gyana] and leads to Moksha.As krishna does not interact directly we see many a times illusions and sadness in our life.  We can overcome them only by abiding by him in our sadhana . ie keep faith in his sarathya. That means as krishna drives our chariot ,he is liable to take us anywhere according to his wishes. We must never doubt his intentions as to where he will take us and keep complete faith him that he will lead us out of darkness . At no time should we feel we  are commanding him because as sarathi he should take us to the place of our choice as well . But do we know the right destination. If we start assuming our independence over him ,it is a folly and leads to destruction like duryodhan and his brothers.But if we totally surrender to him like Arjun , we will win the war of senses and rein supreme with dharma on our side .


Friday, April 3, 2009

Maryada Purushottam Ram

Bhagwaan Ramchandra , the son of Dasharath ,the very God has enacted many leelas [ acts that creat illusions in the minds of people] . All through the avatara Lord illustrated how a ideal human should live a life .Though he remained as simple as manushya , people extoled him as Maryada Purushottam Ram .Contrarily in Krishnaavatara however Lord showed his prowess as divine people dismissed him as just a Kshatriya or Yadav.

Yet certain incidents in Ramayana clearly depicted his divine nature

  1. Vishwamitra asking Dasharath to send Ram to kill the rakshas [ These rakshasas could not be killed by Dasharath or any other kings nor could they be destroyed by the curse of Vishwamitra ]
  2. Breaking Shiva Dhanush [ The whole world could not even lift the dhanush , but mere touch of Ram broke the bow]
  3. Fight ensuing between Parshuram and RAM [ both are vishnu ] they appeared to be different and fought to create illusion.
    • Because , once there  was a demon named Atul ,he completed great penance and asked Bramha a boon that he wants to pervade the entire universe. As only Lord Vishnu alone can pervade entire universe , Bramha asked him to stay in a PArshuram's stomach . But he could pervade entire universe only till he does not think Vishnu as seperate from himself. ie There is no difference between Vishnu and his avataras and there is no difference among avataras as well .
    • As fight ensued between the Parshuraam and Ram , Parshuram enacted to be very angry with Ram as he was Kshatriya and also he broke the Shiva Dhanush which was given by Parshuram .
    • But Ram seemed to vanquish Parshuram and as astras flew towards Parshuram and Parshuram showed himself weak against it , Atul inside starteed fearing for his life and contemplated that Parshuram was different from Ram and he would die if any astra hits Parshuram.This contemplation killed Atul and put a stop to his allpervasiveness.
  4. Accepting exile on Father's words rejecting coronation
  5. Relieving Ahalya from the curse of Gautam by mere touch of his toe.[ clearly divine]
    • Not only Ahalya had shap vimochan ,this was simply not enough ; Gautam had cursed her in anger , she needed her husband's love and affection too mere restoration of body was not enough . {INDRA particularly had requested to restore love and affection between the couples]
    • Story goes , in olden days all the men and women were born equally beautiful and had same features common and equal . Thus there was no jealousy or misery owing to possession of beauty.
    • Bramha once insoected all the creatures looking alike , he felt bored and created a uniquely beautiful woman called Ahalya . everyone was amused by this new beauty and were secretly hoping to marry her.
    • Bramha after long thought called upon Gaitam to look after his new creation carefully till he finalises on the groom for her.Gautam took care of his new guest but never lusted her .
    • Impressed by the Gautam's dedication and indriya nigraha , Bramha gave her in marriage to Gautam .
    • Gautam had amassed a lot of punya by that time , this would hamper his chances of gaining Mukti . Those who have excess punya have to lose their punya either  by giving away the punya or losing it by misdeeds.
    • Indra hoping to bestow mercy on Gautam , planned to annoy him , he induced feeling of having enjoyed Ahalya in Gautam in wee hours , when he appeared in the guise of Gautam leaving his house.
    • Gautam cursed Indra to have multiple eyes all over his body .
    • Gautam cursed Ahalya [ who had not defaulted at all] to be a stone .
    • GAutam lost interest in the world and went away to forest for penance.
    • Gautam had lost his punya by cursing elders like INDRA.
    • Indra though not at fault had indeed felt bad for Gautam and recommended Ram  to restore love between the couples.[ love between the couples is not a independent feature of humans , even this is also dependent on God], if God wishes two people can always be locked in love]
    • But past incidents can disturb this peace and loving disposition , so INdra asked Lord Ram to give Gautam a vismarana [ forgeting ;selective amnesia] about this incident.
    • This incident shows how merciful lord Ram is !!!!
  6. Using RAM BANA on a crow because it hurt his wife Seeta on the breast.
  7. Running after Golden deer [ even though everyone knows such a deer does not exist ] and weeping for Seeta [ abducted]
    • There were few rakshasa who had done great tapasya and asked Bramha that they wanted to achieve Moksha .
    • Bramha granted they will achieve their goals only when they do not assume seperation [VIYOGA] between LAxmi and Vishnu
    • Laxmi Vishnu are AVIYOGI according to the VEDAS . LAxmi always resides on the chest of NARAYANA as  mole named Srivatsa ! Both Laxmi And Vishnu are equal in space as they occupy every part of the universe and space [ both vyakta and avyakta AKAASHA]
    • Thus Laxmi and Vishnu are never seperated from each other ;
    • Thus Narayana is known as SRIDHAR and Laxmi is known as AMBHRANI as they are never for a moment without each other's company.
    • Thus even when Ravan took [sitakruti] , seetha was still with RAM as Srivatsa .
    • Ram never missed his wife , but he enacted as a grief stricken man asking trees and clouds and lakes about the whereabouts of his wife Seeta.
    • This generated the doubt in the minds of the demons that Ram and seeta had seperated and they were not divine but mere humans who cry at mere separations and long for union. This thought entitled these demons perish from the path of moksha .
  8. Hitting Dundhubhi with toe touch;
  9. Piercing seven zigzag Tad Vrakshas with one arrow
  10. Sitting before the Ocean to ask for a way .
  11. Showing anger on the ocean to dry up if not appeared .
  12. Building a bridge [ every stone scribed RAM floated on the water]
    • All the monkeys were writing RAM on the stones and it floated on the water to be cemented for the bridge.
    • Looking at this RAM lord took one stone and threw it the ocean , it sank .
    • STrange , you write his name ,it has a power to float ,but he himself throws it does not float
    • some say RAM naam is more powerful than RAM
    • This is faulty thinking .
    • Hanuman explains : BY taking the name of RAM we can float in the ocean named samsara [ jeevan maran] and reach the shore named Moksha [ Vaikuntha]; But if ,such lord Ram himself leaves his hand [support] onto us , then we are sure to be drowned in this samsara without recourse. Thus one must always engage in RAM NAMA!!!
  13. Making a saashtanga Namaskara to Ravana
    • RAvana was a bramhin and learned , Lord made  sashtanga namaskara to illustrate ,all bramhins are respectable irrespective of nature.
    • When elders make a sashtanga to the lesser ones , their longevity is reduced .
    • Ram the lord is the greatest GOD , ravana is a mere soul , only GOD has right to the namaskar , thus by this namaskar Ravans punya was absorbed by the lord and his longevity nullified .
  14. War with Ravana
    • Ravana with the boon of bramha had 10 to the power of 32  clones equally powerfull as Ravan hidden in a cave.
    • They all came out of the cave and ran towards the Lord RAM to attack him
    • RAM seemed to be still without movement ,yet all the clones of RAVAN died one after the other with arrows even before they emerged from the cave
    • Hanuman explains ; RAM was so fast in leaving arrows that it defied persistence of vision , thus he appeared still , yet within 1/10 of the second he applied crores of arrows to kill 100000000.............00000(32 zeros) in few minutes.Yet he appeared to others as if he was still doing nothing.
  15. Agni PAriksha :
    • Ravana had never abducted real seeta he had abducted Seetakrutii ,enacted by INdra and Agni [ with Vedavati as instrumental Seeta].
    • HAving accepted it Ram  would have accepted a different woman .
    • Thus Agnipariksha was enacted to exchange it with original seeta who was his Wife .
    • Had Laxmidevi [ Seeta ] were to be in Lanka , Lanka would never have vanquished or Ravan would never have been defeated . Where there is Laxmi[ jaya laxmi ,vijayalaxmi etc] there cannot be defeat and misfortunes. Thus LAxmi could not have been abducted by Ravan to face misfortune.
    • Ram with Seeta ruled Ayodhya for 13000 years.RamRajya.

!!Ram rameti rame raame manorame sahasra naam tulyam tannamparanane!!


Let sri MoolRama bless all of us on this auspicious day of RAMNAVAMI .


Thursday, April 2, 2009

BHoot preta pisachadi bhayam nasti kadachana

At mantralayam , etherial beings cannot enter or remain seems to be a common belief. Also every stotra speaks of these beings causing terror can be kept away. As every other stotra or kavach or mantra phalashruti religiously mentions about these beings , it should have a paramount significance. So why is it found near temple areas . WHich authority allows them to stay near these sacred places.
Mantralayam is abound with stories of such beings present by the side of river tungabhadra . Those having a habbit of taking bath at 3 am can swear by rayaru and recount innumerable experiences with this ethereal forces.
Every new case that enters the temple premises recounts its own story and never fails to mention the peace it is getting in the vicinity.
Raghavendra swamy is so generous that he has granted peace and serenity to these unfortunate beings and allowed them to carry their remaining life in ethereal body in the service of lord Pradyumna .
But ethereal as they are their very presence emantes interest from humans and some sense of extra ordinary always appears in such interactions.
Many such beings are by the banks of tungabhadra surrounding the temple performing austere services, even places occupied by them if occupied by humans cause heavy disturbance , especially the south corners , where every one who falls asleep on the altar keeps falling down on the ground. many a times posseses seem to be very fond of teertha , what makes them aspire is relief from tantric activities ,that they have undergone,relief and taste of freedom from such captivity is assured by Raghavendra swamy.