The Grace of Siddha – Episode 13 – Bhadrachalam

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If you go to Badrachalam, you will get to see a number of surprises” – I began to think if the Sage said this for me to get stuck this way. It appeared as if the flood level was increasing minute by minute. I looked here and there. It may take up to 10 days for the water to recede.

The shops, houses that surrounded the temple were at hip-level water. Hence it was not possible to climb down the hill to go to bus stand or railway station.

Image courtesy: The Hindu

Image courtesy: The Hindu

I calmed my mind.

“Let us sit right here in the sanctum sanctorum of Sri Rama and ask Agastya Muni Himself, I opened the Nãdi. The information He shared took me to surprise.

You must have known the Ram Bhakth Ramadasa. This temple was built for Rama after looting the government’s treasury. Hence Ramadasa was arrested and was imprisoned. Though it was a mistake and he did get the results of it, Sri Rama did appreciate the devotion of Ramadasa. Today is indeed that day when Sri Rama appeared Himself before Ramadasa in the prison he was. Godavari floodded on the day when Sri Rama appeared too. Even today it floods unexpectedly. After appearing before Ramadasa, Sri Rama came to this temple along with Seetha, Lakshmana and Hanuman on the same day. In this auspicious day, I thought you should get the bhagyam and I made you come here“.

In about one and a half naazhigai (1 nazhigai equals 24 minutes), Sri Rama will come here in to this Sanctom Sanctorum in an invisible form (arooba) so close your eyes and meditate. Do not open your eyes for whatever reasons. You can see Sri Rama’s arrival within. The darshan will last for just one nazhigai. Then as Sri Rama descends through these steps, he will do Namaskar to Mother Godavari with flowers. He will show Deepa Harathi as well, which you can witness in your meditation too. Once this worship gets over, the agitation of Mother Godavari will subdue and the water will recede in four hours. Then you shall get down” – said the Maha Muni. 

I was so relieved only after reading this.

I took the Nãdi to my eyes, slightly touched both my eyes with it, as if worshiping, the administration officer of the temple had seen me and he came to me in a few minutes with hesitation. He inquired about the Nãdi as well. I explained him about Nãdi overall and didn’t say anything in particular.

He could not believe this at all.

“If there is such a palm leaves at hand, one could do so many good things for the world, why is it not possible?” he spoke with disbelief.

“Just leave it if you do not believe” said I.

But he could not. “Ask me what the Sage tells about me right here please”

I was in a dilemma. As the sage had mentioned, I need to prepare myself for Sri Rama’s darshan within half a nazhigai and so I said “bear with me for a couple of hours, then I shall read the Nãdi for you”. I could not go against him as he might say he wants to close the door of sanctum sanctorum and he may well ask me to get down. What if I don’t get the darshan as the Muni said?” – it was indeed a worry based on selfish motive.

Fortunately, the officer accepted. He gave me the temple prasad and asked me to sit inside the temple where there wasn’t any rain water. I was surprised. I thanked Agastya Muni and began to meditate on Sri Rama.

Just as the Maharshi said, right after 1.5 nazhigai, the closed sanctum sanctorum was opened. It appeared as if someone is entering in! My nose began to smell rare variety of flowers, along with some other divine aroma – all this accompanied with Veda Kosha which I could hear!!


Seetha Lakshmana Hanumath sametha Sri Ramachandra

Seetha Lakshmana Hanumath sametha Sri Ramachandra – Image courtesy – FridolinFroehlich,

A well built and robust figure came out of the sanctum sanctorum slowly followed by 3 others swiftly – I felt. I closed my eyes even more and the Rama Nama began to come out of my tongue and I continued my meditation with divine bliss. I saw in my mental vision of the four who are now standing in the banks of Godavari river and were showing Deepa Harathi to the Mother. After a few seconds, this vision disappeared and I slowly opened my eyes.

The officer was standing in front of me.

“What?” – I asked.

“Did someone went inside the sanctum (Garbha Gruha)? Did you see?” – he inquired.

“Why? What’s the matter?” – I asked as if I didn’t know anything.

“Nothing, the fruits kept for offering (naivedhyam) appear to be bitten. The amount of milk has reduced. The pomegranate skin lies down in the ground, as if the fruit has been taken by someone. That’s why” – he said.

I was pleasantly surprised. Sri Rama had come and he also has tasted the fruit he likes. I began to understand the sukshuma (the secret, as a close translation).

The officer continued in a couple of minutes, “this does not happen frequently, this probably is the act of the monkeys” he said to himself. I felt relieved.

“Ok, now, shall we read the Nãdi?” – he asked. I accepted and began to read the Nãdi.

You were born in a wealthy family and were intended to follow the good morals strictly. But because of the errors committed by your forefathers, you are involved in an immoral relationship with a woman, though you are also living with the lady whom your parents got you married to. But you are cheating both and since both their grief affects you, you will be affected by paralysis within a year. Even though, since you sought Agastya (Agathiyanai Nãdi is the exact phrase in Tamil) through Nãdi, there is a way out of your hideous sin. You have hidden the wealth looted from this Rama temple inside the rice crop, take it and put it back in the temple Hundi.

As both your wife and this woman were your wives in your past life too, accept both as your life-partners in front of everyone. This will have some bad effects, which is your karma you have to bear. Then pray to Agastya again. You will be guided well” – said the Agastya Muni to the person who appeared shocked and frozen.

“If I began to live that way (accepting both as wives), they will take me off from this post…” – he was afraid.

“Let it be, but you will not be affected of the paralysis right?” – I said. This he could not accept.

“Who hath the fate spared?” – I thought.

What Agastya Muni said is true, knew the officer, but he did not reveal it completely. He thought he has done what any common man would have done and paralysis being a result of this must have been untrue – he thought.

“Had it been true if paralysis will affect those who loots temple treasure, then there are many who has looted even bigger temples, they must have gotten worser effects than paralysis, but nothing of that sort appears to have happened. So nothing will happen to me” – he said this stubbornly.

“If you are well, then it’s good indeed. Let Agastya Muni’s words go untrue, what’s there?” I said smilingly.

“No. Let me prove the words of Agastya Muni wrong” – he was adamant.

I was embarrassed. What is true is not being accepted. He does not want to put the looted wealth back to the temple. Even pointing to the extra marital affair, he is not accepting it as ‘yes’. All he is scared off is to lose the job of administration offcer of this temple. The job should not be lost, won’t accept any of his mistakes either, and on top of everything, he claims he will disprove Agastya Muni’s words and says won’t change his future based on this palm leaves. I thought if he should be in the athiest category or the one who believes in God, I myself became a little confused.

A brief moment passed by.

The rain had subdued greatly. I stood up and looked. The flood indeed appeared to have reduced and as per the Muni, the flood should recede in two hours time and so I kept patience for this two hours. Not sure what he felt, this officer called me to his room.

“I am being appointed here temporarily as an officer. I will go to Vijayawada temple via transfer tomorrow. I somehow do not want to lose you and at the same time, I can’t believe what you said completely either. Bhakth Ramadasa has decorated Sri Rama with many an ornaments here. Those are wonderful ornaments, rich in antique value and culture. We have kept them very safe due to security issues, in a separate room. Even I have not seen them completely. Anyway the rain is not stopping and you can’t stay anywhere else either. Come let’s go and take a look at those jewels” – he said.

Happily I said “I shall”.

It was a secret chamber. We went along with security guards following us, by opening door after door.

Was Ramadasa such a devotee of Sri Rama and Seetha Mata? What a beauty? All the ornaments that Ramadasa has made contained all precious gems and stones like Gold, Ruby, Diamond and all sorts of rare stones. One must have been truly fortunate to even look at them.

I had the fortune of witnessing all those precious ornaments that Bhakth Ramadasa had made for his Sri Rama, for two hours. Normally, no common man can see all of them together, which I got that day. I thanked Agastya Muni heartily. I felt very happy on what he said as “you will witness various surprises at Badrachalam“.

But why did this officer take me to show all these ornaments, was something I could not decipher. How did he trust me was a puzzle too. After having verified all the ornaments, and placing the Government’s seal, they came out closing the doors, ensuring more than once if they got closed properly. All of a sudden, the officer felt giddiness as soon as we both came to his room and he fell flat on his chair.

I was scared. Such a well built person, who could defeat almost 6 grown ups at the same time in duel, who is more than 6 feet tall and robust, who speaks in very clear tone in Telugu, English and somewhat ok Tamil, how did he collapse all of a sudden?

Maybe because of the less ventillated room he must have felt giddiness, someone said. It seemed logical. They smeared water on his face and brought him hot coffee. He got up after a while. Though he was awake, he could not speak. He blinked royally.

“You don’t have to talk anything. Take rest for sometime. The rain has just come down with the water receding slowly. We shall start in a few while and see a doctor after climbing down. Just remain relaxed and brave” – said the attendees.

He wanted to say something for all these, but could not.

After a while, when they tried to take him along, it was known that his legs was not functioning properly. His face borne the pain. As he could not speak about it, he expressed it in moans. The temple authority was shocked to see the officer not able to walk. He rushed to bring a doctor.

That I was witnessing all these, felt sad that what has to happen in a year’s time has become a reality right away. I went near the temple’s sanctum sanctorum and prayed to Lord Rama and Agastya earnestly for this person to become alright and to have him go to Vijayawada tomorrow with good health, and opened the Jeeva Nãdi.

To be born in a good family (the Sage mentions Uyar Kulam or high-class-family and we know for sure that the Maha Muni refers to a noble family here) and to do spiritual services only, was this birth happened to him. We showed him his mistakes and also guided him to get out of it. But he only shows acts of carelessness and negligence. Only when there is good blood flow, one can talk all and do whatever they want. If the blood is patted once, what is his state the next second? What happened is only to show him that. And who gave this lesson now is none other than Sri Rama who came here a while ago. This person will become normal in about 40 minutes. But he should do something before that. That is, a devotee has given some ornaments for Sri Rama. This person has kept that in his room as against adding it to the temple Hundi. He must take it and put it in the Hundi at once. If he does so, everything will be alright” – concluded the Sage.

If I tell this to him, it will be chaos, I thought and kept quiet. The time went by and there came a doctor rushing towards the officer. He gave some medicine for the half-awaken person and to cure his paralysis.

“Nothing to worry, it will be alright soon” – he said and everyone became satisfied.

Either its the mercy of God or nature, the flood receded pretty soon. As the rain stopped almost, the people around the basement of the temple started walking freely. What am I going to do here? I had the darshan of Sri Rama and also witnessed the ornaments that Sri Ramadasa had made. I also have read the Jeeva Nãdi for the officer, let me start now” – thinking this I prayed to Sri Rama and came out. Though not in a position to speak, what I saw took me to surprise.

The temporary officer, with the help of the attendees, took some offering and put it in the temple hundi. I mentioned “let me bid farewell, thanks for your help” in general and asked “you had put something in to the hundi, is that for any prayer?”

“Oh its nothing, three days ago, there came a person and gave me a parcel and asked me to put it in the Hundi. I remembered it just now and I had done so” – he said slowly.

“You could’ve done it a little later as you don’t seem feeling good?”

“No sir. I was thinking about what Agastya Muni said from the Nãdi. I shall do just what he says?” the words came feeble. “I could not bear this pain for even this half an hour. If in case I get a paralysis, what will become of me?” I thought and was totally scared. So let me do what the Maharshi said” – he said with determination.

“Please do so” – having said this, when I began to descend on the steps, a surprise awaited. “Sir, do you remember me?” – a person who was climbing up said in Tamil. I looked at the person who was folding his hands closely. I must have met him only sometime back, I felt, but I could not identify who. I stood hesitantly.

Behind him stood a middle aged lady, two grown up girls, all appearing rich, gasping and this person wearing a silk pajama, thick gold chain and the aroma of perfume, expensive dhoti etc, came closer smilingly.

“Aren’t you able to identify who I am?” he asked and answered himself. “I came to your house an evening after consuming poison, in the form of beggar, it is me indeed” – he said! It is age Agastya’s words, that made me who I am today” he said and he introduced his wife and daughters to me.

I was reminded of him. Those who wanted to get hold of his property drove him out, he went to North India as a sanyasin and roamed there, came back to Tamil Nadu and heard about Jeeva Nãdi, came to me, wanted to test Agastya and Me and so consumed poison and because of the medicine and Pazhani prasad, his stomach ache disappeared. Where was the look of the beggar and where is this look of royal? – I was surprised indeed.

He said that he is with his family and those who wanted to drive him away for for property got in to trouble and disappeared, he has given one-third of his property to an Asharm who takes care of orphans and now he is in a pilgrimage in Andhra.

“There was heavy flood, how did you come here?” – he said, then “this indeed is Agastya Muni’s grace”.


“When I started here, I was scared off that there is heavy flood and not to go by the car. But for me, I had to come here today to have the darshan of Sri Rama. I prayed to Shri Agastya. I stuck a picture of the Sage in the front glass of my car. I summoned courage. Thankfully, the flood receded and we have reached safe” – said the millionaire.

He inquired about me for which I said I had good darshan and I am about to start. He requested if I can stay for one more hour, he can drop me to the place where I want to go”

“Why wait, I shall start in the bus itself, I thought at first. But what if the bus doesn’t come because of the rain and so I decided to accompany him “ok I shall wait, please have the darshan of Sri Rama and come back” – I sat on the steps.

He was very happy and he began to climb up with his family. I never dreamed of meeting him in this happy mood at Badrachalam. What came in front of eyes is his appearance like a beggar with a poison-bottle at hand.

“The Fate”, in what all ways it makes the man dance, I was surprised. I also thought, “Badrachalam has many surprises for you, said the Maharshi. Is this all, or is there some more?” I spent the time thinking. He had finished the darshan sooner and so we all came down happily.

Right there in the car, Agastya Muni was smiling in the front glass. I placed the Jeeva Nãdi carefully as it touches the Holy Feet of the Muni and I prayed. The millionaire felt very happy in talking to me, but I was worried that he should drop me in the railway station as the road was affected due to the heavy rain. The driver was rash. Though worried a little, Sage Agastya will save me, I felt and kept quiet.

Maybe because of the flood or as it is naturally, there wasn’t power. It was night time as well. The driver was new to the place and so he went in a different direction than that of the railway station. Though he missed the track, he saw a light in the distance and began to drive towards the direction.

Before we could determine, a gang of six barged in front of the car. Some banged the car with their hands. All were wearing a red shirt and a trouser of khaki color. They all had the flag of a political party. I felt ‘ok, here we are, totally stuck’ and was scared completely.

~ to be continued…

The Grace of Siddha–12 – Total transformation

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I was preparing for the arrangements to go do Badrachalam as the Sage had mentioned “Go to Badrachalam. You will get the darshan of Sri Rama!” However, whether the duo got their
medicines in Kolli Hills just how Somasundaram’s legs got cured through the grace of Siddha Agastya, these two must have benefited too, but why haven’t I got any updates so far?” – I wondered.

Just as I thought, I heard the voice “ayya (O sir!)” from the entrance. I opened the door.

There stood no one else than Madasamy, his chief and behind them stood an entire family of children, women etc. I felt something good has indeed happened. I invited them in.

They came in and at once fell at my feet, one by one. They had a huge bunch of banana, beetle leaves, beetle nuts, from a sweet shop called Lala’s sweet shop that’s famous at their place, they had bought Jilebi etc as though they were carrying the items commonly presented to the girl on her wedding!

They showed the child to me. Some herbal juice was oozing from its eyes. Madasamy came and introduced his wife to me.

“Please tell me in detail on what happened in Kolli Hills” – I asked him. He began narrating.

“Sir, we both alone went to Kolli Hills. At first, we could not find who could be that Kolli Hills Siddha. Upon inquiring with so many, somebody said that there will be a person on hill top, a further mile
distance upwards from where we were”.

We searched in two different directions and could not find any Siddha Vaidhya. Our hearts broke. But we felt “As Agastya Muni has said, it must be correct” and slept off spreading our towel in the bare ground, tired as we were roaming really well.

“You see, at that time, an old man woke me up tapping and asked “aren’t you Madasamy?”

“Yes I am sir, may I know who you are?” – I asked.

That I shall tell later. The two of you came along right?

“Yes sir”

Very well. Come with me. I shall give the medicine to your wife! I shall give it to this man’s son also. Do the treatment just as I say once you get it. Your wife will be alright and so will be his son – he said this all by himself sir!”

“I felt that this is indeed the person that Agastya Muni mentioned. But I wondered how he knew my name?!!” I bowed to him and woke up our brother (the chief). Then we followed him”

“He made us sit at the entrance of a hut and went inside, came after a little while. “Pour this herbal juice in the child’s eyes three times a day, daily. He will begin to see the 30th day. Then to get the complete eyesight back, come here and get some more herbal juice. This child will surely get his eyesight back, saying this, he gave a huge bottle full of herbal juice to brother”.

Bottle with herbs

Bottle with herbs

“For me..?” I asked. “What’s the hurry? Have a little patience, would you? yelled at me and he gave me a parcel full of some powder saying ‘here, grab hold’. I received it with utmost care and asked ‘how should we consume this?”

Mix Sendhuram and honey and take it three times a day. Do not add salt in food. You could have butter milk. Say no to coffee or tea. Two days after started consuming this, a slight fever will be there. If it does, grind this medicine with small gall-nut and take. Right on the 27th day, her heart disease will relieve her. Then she can consume anything, nothing would happen to her life” – he said“.

We prostrated before him and offered him money for which he said “this money is sinful, to kill somebody, this has been procured. I wouldn’t accept this. You may go now“, saying this, he went inside the hut only not to come out at all.

We peeped into the hut to see nobody inside! We stood there for long and then we came back to our place” – finished Madasamy.

“Very glad to know. How is your wife’s heart disease?” – I asked.

“Oh she is very fine sir. It looks like the disease is gone indeed, take a look yourself” – said Madasamy happily.

I glanced at the wife of Madasamy. The village girl’s eyes showed no sign of deceit and appeared to be recovering well also.

“How are you Amma?” – Here, this revered person denotes this lady as we do to our Mothers. This is the best part in the Indian culture, to refer the womanhood as Mothers, irrespective of their ages. The English language cannot translate it exactly. So we may say “How are you ma?” – even this appear only a distant closer.

“Sire, for eight long years, I had pain in the chest. There isn’t a doctor whom I have not checked with and there isn’t a treatment I have not undergone. My Father and brother even sold their land for my treatment but nothing worked…”

“How are you now, tell that to Sire first” – intervened Madasamy. “I took the medicine got from Kolli Hills, now I don’t have the pain, I am able to breathe really well, I am very happy O sire!” – her happiness was evident.

“Oh is it?! Very well, I am really glad to know” – I said. Then I turned towards Madasamy and said “its great that your wife is cured, and your brother’s child has got his eyesight back, well, did you visit the Kolli Hills Siddha again?”

“I went once sir, and see the surprise is, where I met him exactly, there isn’t any hut or any Siddha Vaidhya! I inquired here and there and everyone confirmed that there wasn’t any hut or a therapist who lived there!”

“Is it?!”

“Somehow, whose good-karma we don’t know, my brother’s kid got his eyesight back and my wife got cured also. So many thanks to you. We came with the family only to convey our thanks” – said

“So what are you going to do for a living henceforth? Are you going back to the old route of robbery, rowdyism and kidnap-murder etc?” – I asked sarcastically.

“O No sir! Neither me nor my brother will ever turn towards that side” said Madasamy “as you said, my brother has decided to do service in an Ashram, it is me who don’t know what to do, will you request this to the Sage Agastya?” – he asked.

I prayed to the Maha Muni for them and opened the Jeeva Nãdi. The Sage gave a few advice:

Do the Sun Prayer every Sunday. On the sixth Sunday, you both will get a good job with a very good salary, from a good place. A condition however, take a small portion from the salary you get, and give it for orphaned children’s food” – ordered the Sage.

They accepted it happily and heartily.

Just as the Muni said, both of them got a job from a very big company, that too on the sixth Sunday right after they finished their prayers. They both are sending money to orphaned children every month, owing to their gratitude towards Agastya Muni.

Through the grace of Siddha Agastya, Madasamy studied Siddha Medicine and is helping many a people heal with a smiling face till this day, is indeed a surprise. The brother of Madasamy, as his child got his eyesight back, is helping however he could for anyone who cannot afford to buy medicine for eye-related diseases. A don, involved in murder and kidnapping got transformed totally through the grace of Agastya’s divine words – I felt so proud thinking of this.

I did ask the Sage on who indeed was that Siddha Vaidhya who gave these duo the medicines another day. What the sage replied was…!

He is my beloved Shishya* Bhogan!! As per my request, He Himself went directly to provide them the medicine. This indeed is a good karma of them!” – * Shishya-disciple.

“O! So in that case, will anyone get this bhagyam (blessing)?”

Sure will. Bhoga is still roaming in Kolli Hills. Those who sincerely pray to Bhoganath, he will come in the form of some Vaidhya and treat and save their lives

“In that case, how do identify Sage Bhogar? Any therapist will appear like Bhoga Himself. How will one identify?”

There will appear a bright light in his eyes, if you smell Thulasi or the smell of Bhasm (Vibuthi / holy ash) mixed with Javvadhu (a sort of natural perfume, as said to be the secretion from civet-cat) comes, know that He is Siddha Bhoga!!!

“Oh! then the other therapist whom we might see?”

Those who are the disciples of Bhoga, well versed in Siddha Vaidhya right from their tender ages. They pray only to Bhoga and do their treatments, and so their treatment will also be fruitful” -said the Sage.

I felt a sort of peace on hearing this. Someday I should go to Kolli Hills, and have the darshan of Bhoga Muni, I desired.

The darshan of Bhogar, and the book He wrote on Palm leaves about medicine, both you will get! Having read that, you are going to write a wonderful book in the future, which will be beneficial for others” – the Sage blessed me the other day.

Go to Badrachalam. There you will witness many a surprises. You will get the darshan of Sri Rama indirectly. Do not miss this chance” – since the Sage kept on reminding me about this, I began to set forth. But just before I started, I should have asked the permission from Sage Agastya which I did not. As a result, I got stuck really.


When I went inside the temple of Badrachalam, it started raining, heavily. Due to the heavy rainfall, Godavari river flood surrounded the temple base, up to hip-level. There were water everywhere around the temple. I was stuck in the middle.

~ to be continued…

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The Grace of Siddha–11 – the law of cause and effect

[Slightly long, but very interesting!]

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While I was taken aback by surprise, ‘to go to Badrachalam and I will have Sri Rama’s darshan?!!!”, the door was knocked but the knocking pattern was with a difference. “Badrachalam, Sri Rama’s darshan, door being knocked”, my mind was restless. When I opened the door, there stood an Ambassador car on which a middle aged man was seated. He appeared wealthy whose driver was the one who knocked the door.

“Who are you?” – asked I.

The driver was very pious, “Our Sir has come to see you, from a distant place”

“Please ask him to come in” – I said.

“Sir, he cannot, if you could please come, sit near him and talk, it would be very good” – said the driver in a feeble tone.

“Who is he? Why does he want to see me” – I asked him again.

“Please do not mistake me, and ask these details yourself to our Sir” – he sort of persuaded me.

“Ok” – I walked hesitantly towards the car.

“Greetings O Sire!” saluted the person with folded hands.

I greeted him back and said “why don’t you come in, we can sit comfortably and talk”

He was hesitant and was silent for a while. He then revealed his legs from the dhoti, some creamy medicine had been applied there.

“What, are you hurt?”

“No, I don’t know how to say. But suddenly both my legs have become numb. I cannot walk without help. Can’t walk even with a walking-stick” he said with tears in eyes. I was shocked.

“If you wouldn’t mind, we can talk in this car. Else, in seeking Shri Agastya’s guidance, if I must come in, I will, somehow, anyhow” – he requested with utmost respect.

“It’s ok, I shall speak to you right here in the car, I sat near him. “How did it happen? Right from the birth?”

“No. About two months back when I was visiting my petroleum company, my legs became numb all of a sudden. I couldn’t even get down from the car. It began to pain suddenly and was excruciating. I went to the doctor. He gave a number of medicines, took a series of tests for a month, the pain reduced but the legs remained numb”

“What did the doctor say indeed?”

“This cannot be cured of medicine, treatment or physio-therapy, but had to get cured of itself. Pray to God and continue to take the medicines, is what every doctor says”.

He couldn’t even complete those sentences as tears fell off his eyes and he frequently wiped his eyes with a towel.

After a brief silence, “what can I do for this?” – I asked.

He then held both my hands together as if requesting and said “Please read the Jeeva Nãdi for me and request Sage Agastya how these legs can be cured. I have come from Madurai just for this”

This kind of made me a little inconvenient. I wanted to help him somehow and so I requested him to be seated in the car and decided I should seek Agastya Muni’s approval and then to read Nãdi for him. I took the Jeeva Nãdi from Puja Room and requested the Sage if He can provide a clairvoyance on curing this person’s legs.

Sage Agastya began to narrate about this person swiftly.

“He is Somasundaran who came up in life after great struggle. About two years back, he started accumulating money in short-cut means. With that money and influence, he started many a businesses at various places, they grew well too and he gained a lot of money.

Whenever he struggles, he used to pray to God earnestly. Once there was surplus money flow, he forgot the Almighty and ignored the parents. He didn’t even consider them. He consumed alcohol and hurt his mother in whatever ways he could, he even kicked her with those legs! They bore all these and even prayed to God for him. Somasundaram did not pay heed to these but made fun out of them. With this, he began to get bad company too. Even this can be ignored, but the torture he gave to an eighteen year old lad made even God furious. Here he is, bearing the fruits of his act, as though he lost both his legs”said the Siddha!

“How indeed did he tortured that lad?”

“He asked him to steal an idol from a temple for which the lad refused. He was thoroughly alcoholised and kicked the lad screaming ‘you servant dog’ and spoke words that none could bear. The lad who got kicked at his stomach struggled for his life and the effect Somasundaram bears is of the lad’s curse”explained Agastya Muni.

On hearing this, “why should I help this guy who tortured so much? Let him bear the fruits of his fate, what big deal?” – I felt.

“Did the young chap die?” – I wanted to ask this but kept quiet. Agastya Muni continued, “Do you know why I tell you these in advance? Do not think that those who commit a sin lives happily. No one else knows when and how Bhagwan pays them back other than the Munis and Siddhas.

“There is a reason for why I reveal you what I know. This is a Deva Ragasya. Affix this in your mind. It is not good to reveal this to anyone till I approve and if you do so….my Jeeva Nãdi won’t be with you!”ordered the great Sage.

Why am I opening my mouth? “Very well” I nodded and placed this request thinking it is the right time. “In all the Olai Suvadi (palm leaves), You speak as in Venpa. Those who know Venpa is very less and many a people say that they could not understand what You say if you say in this literature Tamil. I am required to explain them and translate it with a dictionary. Even this is doubtful if it validates what You reveal correctly”

“What do you want me to do?” – the Sage.

“When I read the Nãdi on behalf of You, let the words be revealed in the Tamil language that is of the present age. Please approve of this”

“I wrote the grammar for good Tamil. Can you ask me such a thing?” – said the Sage.

“I plead you, please accept this request and reveal Your clairvoyance in a Tamil that everyone understands” – a brief moment passed by in silence.

Then the great Sage accepted. What more of a pride do I need?!

So be it! From this Somasundaran, you may see my clairvoyance in simple Tamil” – He blessed me.

Within this, the driver came in search for me as it was a while that I had been in. I took the Nãdi and went to the person who was eagerly awaiting in the car.

He was eagerly expecting that I will tell him some ‘good news’. “Did you ask the Sage? Did He say that my legs will be cured?”

“He said a lot. Let that be. In the recent times, did you kick anyone out of anger?”


“You did, you kicked your own Mother”


“Think well and say. Not being yourself, did you kick her ‘by mistake’, not knowingly?”

He became a little uncomfortable and began to think deeply. Then he said “out of anger I did do it sometimes, but no one has been affected” – he was adamant.

I realized it is not going to be useful to waste time and mentioned to him what Agastya Muni told me, superficially and asked “is that lad still alive or not?”

He could not speak as he was shocked. He bowed down and said “yes, he’s alive, but I don’t know where he is”

“Ok. Are you ready to find out where he is and take care of his future till the end?”

“Why should I help him till the end? How is this related to what I have with my legs?” – he was bewildered.

“Let us ask your question to the Sage Himself” saying this, I opened the Nãdi and began to read.

Just as He promised, as against the classic Tamil Venpa form that used to appear, Sage Agastya started mentioning his clairvoyance in a simple Tamil for Somasundaram. 

“Born in the Kataka rasi under Ayilya star, you began to accumulate ill-gotten money and became rich. Out of the pride, power and money, you forgot the past. You took pattai soru (food given in small amounts in leaf plates, sort of) for 4 Annas (a denomination of those days) in Meenakshi Amman temple and remained hungry for the half the days, which We know. But you forogt all these”

“Money bloated. Your flabby flesh with bad company combined with a rotten brain bloated in a different way. You kicked your own Mother who came to advice you which she bore. But how is it fair to kick that servant boy?”

“The boy Murugan was poverty ridden and struggling for everyday’s meal whom you appointed for work. Somebody compelled you to smuggle a temple idol to a “Milecha’s country” and you agreed as you were alcoholised. You compelled this boy Murugan to steal the same Murugan idol which he worships everyday. He did not obey and out of frustration, you kicked him right on his stomach. He collapsed where you got him admitted in a hospital saying he fell down from somewhere and you escaped. Out of your fear, Murugan fled from there and his family suffered greatly because of this.”

The boy’s poverty striken parents, got another blow of their son absconding that made them lose their mind and are roaming in the streets. This bad karma got to you as well. Their’s and Murugan’s curse, the attempt to steal the idol of deity, all these made your leg hang lose as lifeless. If you find where the boy is and apologize to him for all your deeds, this disease will go off.

Fall in his feet and beg for apology. Help him to live peacefully till his end. Get his parents who are roaming insane treated and protect” – slashed and roared the Agastya Muni upon hearing which the rich man was fear-stricken totally.

“How and where will I search for Murugan?” – he asked. The Sage replied to this also.

“Listen, let me tell you, Murugan is right in the Kalayar Temple at Sivagangai Seemai. He is trembling out of fever and is lying down in the temple Mandapa. Go and find him there and save him and if you did not do so……” paused the Muni and said very slowly “the state of your legs will spread to your hands as well”.

“Is this the only remedy?” asked the rich man.

Sage Agastya announced “Yes, protect the boy Murugan and I shall protect you!

The moment Agastya Muni said “protect the boy Murugan and I shall protect you!”, this man bid farewell to me with folded hands and set forth to Sivagangai. He reached the Kalayar temple in 10
hours time and got his assistant to search for the boy but he could not be found. He inquired about this boy to those who came to the temple, to the priest and everyone else but could not locate the
whereabouts of the boy.

Somasundaram didn’t know what to do. He became very upset and felt “what sort of a testing is this?”


There came an old man who offers flowers to the temple. Somasundaram thought of asking him also, just in case and inquired. The old man said “Oh, that boy! He is with me at my house. He was lying down here for 4 days without having any food. He was feverish and blabbering last night. I went near him and touched him only to know that his body was so very hot. I felt sorry for him and took him to a doctor. Now he is better. Are you related to that boy somehow?”

“I shall tell you who I am a little later, but I must see that boy at once” said Somasundaram.

“Very well, my house is just near the temple, let’s go” the old man proceeded towards his house after offering the flower-basket to the temple. Somasundaram duly followed in his car. There lied Murugan like he was torn apart, wrapped in a woolen blanket on a mat. The fever had reduced and there wasn’t any blabbering. The tumbler and a vessel indicated that he has taken some rice gruel.

With the help of the driver and walking stick, Somasundaram entered the house, saw Murugan and shed tears, unknowing to himself. He touched him slowly and gently stroked his face. Murugan woke up as something cold fell on his face and was shocked to see Somasundaran sitting right in front. He was speechless and scared in fact, thinking that he had come to hurt him again.

“Do not worry, Muruga” said Somasundaram with affection, ‘come with me, I shall take you to the hospital, everything will be alright. Do not worry about what happened the other day”. Murugan could not believe this.

The florist old man emboldened Murugan. He was quiet for a while and he went along with Somasundaram in his car. The florist got in the car as well, as a company. Murugan was thinking
constantly as to whether its a dream or so and how did Somasundaram become good. Is this for his good or bad etc. He had an affection towards the florist who saved him and so he requested him to stay along throughout.

He got treated in a private hospital in Madurai and became alright in 3 days. Somasundaram got him a rented house, made arrangements for his food, clothing etc and took very good care of him. Will this last? Why is Somasundaram doing all these? Murugan kept on thinking and lived there with a sort of fear. Once he became alright healthwise, the florist old man who stayed along bid farewell and returned to Sivagangai.

As a prayaschitta (remedy) for all the sins he committed to Murugan, Somasundaram began his search for his parents. He came to know that they are at the steps that leads to the Mariamman temple tank, having lost their minds. He went with his men and brought them in his car, made arrangements for their treatment and took care of their conveniences as well. All these took Murugan to surprise. What a big shot this Somasundaram is, why is he doing all these, he saved me first and now he found my parents and is helping them too – Murugan was very happy. But at the same time, he did have the same fear as to where all these will lead to.

Having said these –

Somasundaram began to feel depressed within that he did have completed all that Sage Agastya mentioned, but there wasn’t any improvement in his legs. What if the clairvoyance of the Sage falsifies? If so, what will be my condition? Should I have to live with this disability till my end? etc. Slowly the faith he had in the Sage’s words began to fade.

Twenty two days passed by.

I cannot wait any longer. Let me have the Nãdi read again just in case and check what the Sage says, thought Somasundaram and as a reflex, got up!

Lo and behold!

Without the walking stick, without anybody’s help, Somasundaram was standing and began to walk. He pinched himself to see if its indeed true. He could just not bear the happiness that the case that the doctors dropped, has been cured by Agastya Muni. He also felt blissful that God had shown him such immense mercy in spite of him having committed such hideous sins.

He decided that he must follow the spiritual path and do dharmic seva. The punishment given by God for planning to smuggle the idol has been nullified by the Sage’s mercy – Somasundaram felt so blissful that he planned to construct many a temple for Sage Agastya in various places.

For the boy Murugan who gave him the wisdom and for his parents, he made all arrangements for theirstay and for a permanent income. He narrated all these stories when he came to meet me along with
Murugan and asked him to pay his respects to me. Today, Somasundaram walks in the streets of Madurai without anybody’s help and with great health. He tells others that it is Sage Agastya who changed his life, happily.

~ to be continued…

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What is your benchmark of piousness?

What’s your score in possessing good qualities?

And how far have you been successful in following those qualities?

For instance, speaking only the truth. This seems simple isn’t it? Give it a try and ye shall find the road-block within five minutes! 

Sage Valmiki had a longing. He wanted to know if there is anyone who is a perfect picture of all the qualities good. When Narada appeared before him, he lists them with utmost sincerity and expectation. Each of those qualities when looked deeper, takes at least a life time to get comfortable with, as against mastering and yet, Valmiki wants to know that: 

“Who in this world is a person:

1) of adorable and admirable character, 2) of great valor, 3) of acute discernment about right and wrong, 4) that appreciates, remembers and grateful for the help received from everyone, 5) that stands by his word all the time, 6) and pursues his goals to their completion, unswerving? 7) Who is a man of proven record and reputation, 8) who always wishes and does good to all beings, 9) who is well read about all aspects of life, 10) who is capable of getting the most challenging things done, 11) who is also approachable, personable and pleasing to all alike, at all times?
Who is a person 12) of exemplary courage, 13) in complete control of his temperament, 14) of great intellect, 15) that is unbiased and doesn’t indulge in slander, 16) and whose displeasure would be taken note by even the gods?

Greedy he must have been, ain’t he? No! Yet, there lived a person flesh and blood in this very Earth, who not only possessed the quality of speaking only the truth, but was the very picture of all these qualities above. Do we need to say he was Sri Ramachandra? His glory is sung in Ramayana. 

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The Grace of Siddha – 10 – Jeeva Nadi & Ganda Nadi

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Though related to Sage Agastya’s Jeeva Nãdi for forty years, I couldn’t perceive a few things completely.

They come to read Nãdi with great enthusiasm and a lot of expectation.. When I am reading Nãdi for them, the Sage will reveal some seemingly unrelated information. Sometimes, nothing will come as a clairvoyance for the person sitting in front.

This will cause a great inconvenience for me. I can’t lie to them. I can’t compel the Maharishi to say something either and thus I will be handling a twin edged sword. I faced such a situation now. By saving the girl  from a critical condition through the Golden Street Musalman, the people had developed great faith in Sage Agastya. Those who came to thank for that were shocked to hear what the uncle is about to do.

“Sire, what should we do now?”

“From where can we find them, can you please ask this to the Sage?” – hurried one.

“If we don’t go there within 9 hours, won’t we be able to see them alive? Please ask the Sage on this as well” – said another rightfully and faithfully.

I listened to them patiently and opened the Jeeva Nãdi.

The passage that heads North outside the city, cross that to find a farm land. Go through that straight to see a small canal. Go by the grassland close to the canal to find a tamarind tree of 100 years old in the Northeast corner. Surrounding the tree will be a small platform made with a mixture of mortar, sand and cement. Both of them are there in that platform” – pointed the sage, as they show the whereabouts of some treasure in thriller novels.

But for some reason, Agastya did not mention the name of the city. He didn’t say where will they head further either. One of them who listened carefully to the directions said “Oh, they are in Thekkur, come let’s go at once and we can find them”

“Before we reach Thekkur, this man shouldn’t do anything to the boy right?”

“The sage mentioned know, that there is 9 hours left?”

“No no, right there in Thekkur there is Thirumukkulam, which is referred as that takes revenge on people, covered with spread, as moss. If one does not keep a careful foot hold on the steps, that’s all, in one slip, it will push inside the water. I am scared that these two should not go in there”

“Why imagining unnecessarily? Let’s go at once. Agastya will save them, I have complete faith” – said themselves and set forth.

All we wanted is to say something good to people, why is the Sage scaring me off by saying all these? Is this necessary?” – I thought.

Nãdi means that which solves the misery or that which guides. It would be better if it says ‘go to this temple, do this parikara’ etc, it will be happy then. The Nãdi that I got is not of these types, which I felt a little sad and there is a reason for it. The Jeeva Nãdi which I have, Sage Agastya talks to me in the form of light. It is not like the Ganda Nãdi that others have. Those who come to read Ganda Nãdi, their name, their parent’s name and their horoscope, all that gets revealed for those who get it read for the first time.

This will make the reader feel so happy. Then they will refer to Parikara Gandam, Shanthi Gandam, Deeksha Gandam and so on. The Parikaras will come as per the person. But the Jeeva Nãdi that I have, noting of this sort comes, but what if any shocking information about themselves or about those who are related to them comes out. They won’t get any belief at all. I use to think ‘why is the Sage reacts this way to those who came to read Nãdi?”

Somehow I felt that these two will be saved for sure and I prayed for them within.

In the meantime….

I wanted to know what happened to the person who consumed poison and took me for a ride and those who came in search for killing or kidnapping him, got transformed by Sage Agastya and set forth to Kolli hills for the treatment for their kid and wife. There is no information about either and suddenly I felt an urge to know their whereabouts.

I offered some prayers and sat in the Pooja Room to read the Nãdi.

That millionaire Shiva Bhakth had thought of testing Agastya, he is alive and his kith and kin has identified him and also has accepted him. The person who thought of killing this hermit and to take over all the wealth, he is almost in a coma stage struggling for life in a hospital, cannot talk and is paralyzed.  Did you see the act of fate?” – asked Agastya Muni.

“O Grand Sire! I have a doubt, may I ask you?

Ask, if there is a doubt

“The hermit quit his house long time back and he returned to Tamil Nadu after many years. He seldom has any attachment towards wealth or family. In fact, he is not of a trouble to anyone. If so, why was an attempt to kill him and how did they know that it is indeed this hermit?

This question had to be asked. He wrote to his friends and to police pleading for his protection that somebody is trying to take over his wealth and to kill him. That is how his wife and relatives came to know that he is alive. If he lives, they cannot live at peace and so they decided to get rid of him” – said the Sage.

While saying this, Sage Agastya said this all of a sudden “Go at once to Badrachalam. You will have the darshan of Sri Rama!

~ to be continued…

The Grace of Siddha – 9 – Who is Hindu, who is Muslim?

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He did not reply, with his head bowing down still.

“That is…the medicine you gave thinking as philter, she consumed and has become what she is now. To turn things to your advantage, you are fabricating a story that she is possessed with ghost, is it not?”


“Now, how can you get the property from this girl, as she is not sane?”

“That’s true sir”

“Even if you had threatened and got her signature in a blank paper, it will not be accepted as per the law, what are you going to do?” – I emphasized.

“I made a mistake. That’s why I came to Agastya Muni. You only should guide me in the right direction” – this person started pleading.

“Does anybody know of this wrongdoing of yours?”

“Nobody. You but, have found this out now. Please forgive me. I will accept to whatever you say” – he almost broke down.

I prayed to Sage Agastya again.

In ‘Thanga Chalai’ street (Gold-Lane in literal translation) lives a wise old man, a follower of Islam. Take this girl to that person. He will be available between eleven and twelve in the night. He only can cure this girl” – the sage guided.

“If the girl becomes ok, that’s all is needed, we can sort other things later” – they rushed to the Gold-Lane street.

But that old man met with an accident and was admitted in the hospital just two hours back. That person is gifted with great powers. Right from childhood he is inclined on being helpful to people and had learnt all types of shashtras.

Having an inclination towards Siddha Vaidhya, he also believed in Atharvana Veda. He learnt Atharvana Veda as he thought of doing good with the power of Mantras. The Atharvana Veda contains powerful mantras that can control all sorts of evil spirits and also to do good by controlling the angels.

This requires tremendous mental strength and one must not fear. Above that, before initiating any such work, one should make a protective circular layer without doing which, there may be adverse effects to them. Those who indulge in such acts are rare.

There are a few Muslims in Kerala who have learnt Atharvana Veda and are doing welfare to the humankind!

Can we do such controlling of evil spirits and things at this time of ours? They say angels exist, are all these true? – we do get such doubts and nothing wrong in them :). Those who have learnt Atharvana Veda and have practiced it for years can find out between the evil spirits and angels. How to use a particular mantra, how long can a mantra fetch good results, also, what sort of an evil effect it will have – all these can be accurately calculated for which there are many a secrets and mysteries.

The “prayoga” or usage of a mantra with an intention to spoil somebody, though acts pretty fast on whom it is aimed at, but returns with 100 percent of magnitude to the same person who initiated it, once the time frame of that usage gets over. This will be very disastrous. This is why 99 out of 100 seldom get involved in Atharvana Veda. So what wins at the end is prayer. The reason for this explanation is that one should not get terrified with the thoughts of “possession, evil spirit, ghost or witchcraft” and spoil their life.

One might ask “Can’t Agastya Himself save the girl? Why should He send her to another man?” Whoever specializes in whatever acts, the Sage always have bought them to light. Moreover, how can we guess what His intentions are anyway?

Just as the Sage mentioned, they rushed to the Gold-Lane street before 11 in the night to show the girl to the elderly man to get her cured off the evil spirit. But fate played well before they reached. That person was hit by an auto when he was walking across the corner of the street. He fell unconscious and was taken to the hospital. The gang that took the girl to him were shocked. One of them came right back in the same night and said “what shall we do now?!!”

I opened the Jeeva Nãdi!

Had they been there with good intentions, they could  have met the old man. Never mind. Not many believes in Agastya’s words, even now. The uncle still has some yearning that he is not able to cure her and get hold of the wealth from her. He just spoke to you for the sake of it. While he has such thoughts in his mind, this girl won’t become normal” – He said.

I mentioned this as it is to her uncle.

“Leave alone the property sir, I don’t need it and I shall take care of her. She must be cured soon. Don’t we have anyone else other than this wise old man?”

“Fear not” – I checked the Nãdi again.

To teach these guys a lesson, God has played this game with that old man. There is nothing to worry about him as he will be out of the hospital in 18 hours. He only can cure this girl” – concluded the Sage.

“If he cannot be seen today, can we see him tomorrow night?

No. He will come at 4 PM tomorrow. Go there with the girl in the evening itself. For sure he can cure her in a day’s time” – I referred the Nãdi and mentioned again.

He could not believe that she can be cured in just one day. He asked in bewilderment and doubt then later said “if Agastya says so, it must be correct” – he set forth thanking me and met his gang at Golden Street and updated them.

It was about 4 in the evening next day. The Islamic wise man came to his office unexpectedly. The girl and the others were waiting for him already.

“Who you are all?” – asked the wise man.

They explained him which he listened to with patience. He then called them in and showed “see here” and pointed to a wall.

What they saw was a picture of Sage Agastya bearing the Kamandalu with His eyes showering mercy, smiling. They were shocked and felt “How did Agastya Muni come here?”

The wise man said, “In medicine, I adore the Siddha Bhoga as my guru. I had the fortune of having the darshan of Sage Agastya. I am from Tirunelveli. An auto rickshaw hit me yesterday, but I didn’t get hurt fortunately. The auto guy himself took me to the hospital where the doctor said I am all fine and sent me back”.

They didn’t have the patience to listen to all these. They mentioned about this girl and about Sage Agastya in Jeeva Nãdi.

The person listened to them calmly and said “such a thing can be cured only around 11 PM in the night, but you have come in the day time?” – then he meditated for a while.

Then…he asked to buy jaggery and took out a light sheet of copper from the drawer on his table and on that sheet, he drew a few lines with a needle. Then he placed the jaggery on a leaf and chanted something to himself. Then he put that in the girl’s mouth himself.

He handed over the metal sheet in her hands.

“In 4 hours, this girl will become normal, but there is something” ..he paused and said “after 4 hours, she will be feeling very thirsty. Do NOT give lots of water, and try to evade her without providing water. If required, you may soak cotton in water and pour a few drops in her tongue. Then in 3 hours, she will be alright and you do not have to worry about her” – he said.

“What if she drinks a lot of water surpassing all of us?” – asked one of them as they had witnessed how devilish the girl becomes at times, notwithstanding all their might.

“Then there is no guarantee for her life, moreover I will not be able to drive away the mental illness or possession of ghost or whatever in her” – said the wise man.

“You can take her along now. Come back if you have any trouble”

In 4 hours, the girl’s thirst for water grew so much that she screamed, rolled in the ground and shrieked that she will die out of thirst, and fell down unconscious at last. Once the time mentioned by the wise man pass by, the girl woke up from sleep, and made everyone around her happy. She smiled at those around and did not remember anything that happened so far. She felt as if not feeling well and got cured. The first thing she asked was water. They gave a little of it which was not sufficient, and she kept asking for more but they poured drop by drop of it. This did not quench her thirst.

She yelled and even cursed those who around. But with the advice of the wise man, they struggled in avoiding it where she even tried to run away. This was a painful sight for everyone, that they had bought the girl to this condition, including the uncle. They even thought of giving the water she asked for fearing that she might succumb to thirst and they do not know in what form she will come back to threaten them. Moreover, it is even better if she dies out of drinking water than dying thirsty, they thought.

But they persisted with the courage of the wise man’s words and as the time passed by, the girl’s ferociousness increased. They got scared and they even took her to the wise man which did not help either. But they somehow managed not giving her water.

Time went past 7.30 in the evening. She came down slowly and she lied down. The wise man said “now you can give her water, not just that, give her anything she asks, the medicine which had been mixed with her blood is gone dissolved now and she has become quite normal now” – this made everyone get so very surprised.

“How is this possible?” they asked him for which he said “This is a rare and wonderful Vaidya Shastra that Agastya Muni gave me. It was Sage Agastya Himself who is the reason for me to be here at 4 in the evening, yesterday. Though I did not get hurt, the doctor had advised me to take enough rest and so I did. But I had an intuition. It was like Sage Agastya Himself tapped me awake and said “For you waits a girl who is sick, go at once and give the treatment that We gave you. Cure that girl“. That’s why I came here at 4 PM itself, otherwise, I will come here only in the night” – he said.

“But you just gave the jaggery?!”
“Does the jaggery bear such a wonder?!”
“But it bears Agastya’s Jeeva Mantra right?, that’s the main reason”
“It’s surprising, can it cure anyone and everyone?”
“That depends on the Grace of Siddha Agastya, I gave the Yantra also, you see”
“The devilish girl has become childish” – they exclaimed.
“It’s not a ghost or anything that got her, but it is something that someone did with bad intention”
“The case that even the doctors dropped got cured by you in just 8 hours, is indeed a surprise”

“For a few days, let nobody talk anything about her and just make her feel happy. She will be alright”
“What’s your charge for this sir?”
“Give me 3 rupees 25 paise” – said the Islamic wise man!

He refused to take anything more, how much ever stressed. The girl, who got up from her sleep, identified her relatives and did not scream or do anything abnormal and smiled at them. This made everyone pleased including the wise man. After a few days, a relative of that girl met me and informed me about these and mentioned that he needed to ask Sage Agastya a doubt.

“If a small amount of jaggery through Agastya Muni’s Vaidhya Shastra can cure such a mental illness, why should He teach it only to this Musalmãn, why not for us?”

I asked Agastya about this and the reply that came made me wonder!

In this birth he is born in a Muslim family, though, he was a Siddha Vaidya in his previous birth and lived long under Kolli Hills with the name Kannappa. He erected my statue there in Kolli Hills and was performing Abhisheka with great happiness. He wanted to live as a Siddha throughout but he could not. He misbehaved with a girl who came to him for treatment which spoiled his name and business. When he breathed his last, he prayed to me Agastya and therefore was born again in this janma“.

When he died, he prayed that at least in his next birth, he should do Siddha Vaidhya, study Atharvana Veda Shukshuma and help others with the grace of Siddha Agastya. Hence We listened to his prayers. That is why he though is 85 years old, he is young and energetic. Only to those who display such a Guru Bhakthi, Agastya will grant 4018 shukshuma – said the Sage. Sukshuma can be loosely translated to intricacies but does not convey the entire meaning of it :).

My wonderment grew larger that I had to pinch myself once. “If I am taught of these shukshumas also, I could be of some help to others” I began to think for which He said “You must first trust the Nãdi completely. Then you must trust you who read it and those who come to you for reading. I will point those who come with that trust to you. For those, I will be in your tongue and disclose treatments for various bodily diseases” – said the Maha Muni.

My happiness knew no bounds upon hearing this. I thanked Agastya wholeheartedly and laughed.

“Sire! What happened? You are checking the Nãdi and laughing to yourself, what’s the matter?” asked those who were present. “All is well” – I diverted the topic. “How is the girl now? Is she going to college? That uncle who was dying to marry her, how is he?”

“He lost the property which he dreamed of acquiring by marrying her, and he did not get the girl either. He is very upset that the paralysis that his son got is not yet cured. Only you can suggest him a remedy, that’s why we came here” – said the companion.

“That uncle must come in person. The term Nãdi in Tamil means “to look for or in search of” and he must come looking for Agastya in person where he and his son will be revealed of the cure. This is why it’s called Nãdi” – I said.

“If not for him, please read the Nãdi for the son who is handicapped” – they pleaded with folded hands. This made me feel sorry for them and I thought that the son should be helped somehow.

I prayed to Agastya and opened Jeeva Nãdi. The information that He shared not only shocked me but those who came for it.

The boy for whom they have come to read Nãdi, his cruel father is planning to kill him and to kill himself thereafter and is starting from his place now. Stop him within 9 hours or else worse will be the condition” – this came in Agastya’s Jeeva Nãdi!

~ to be continued…