Siththan Arul, Sukam Tharum Sundara Kandam

The GOS 255 – Sukham Tharum Sundara Kandam 11 – Sampoornam

[stextbox id=”info” image=”null”]The Grace of Siddha series can be read here.[/stextbox]

The answers of Agastya Muni to the generic questions posted by devotees can be found here. The readers are requested to send their spiritual experiences related to the Siddhas to GnanaBoomi at Gmail dot com. Though the experiences are unique and personal to them, it can shower some light or guidance to those who read them. Thanks!

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Om Lopamudra Sametha Agatheesaya Namaha!

We have reached the final episode of the experiences with Sundara Kanda narration. Let us pray to Lord Agatheeshwara and enter His words. Agatheeshwara clarified many a things clearly that can be made easy by the humans. I expected eagerly, what is He going to say new today? I sat in Lord Rama’s shrine on that Thursday morning. The Maha Muni said:

“A man can plan anything according to his needs. But only through the grace of God does the plan succeed. In most cases, what happens is just opposite to what was planned for many and when that happens, they wonder why, we had planned it properly and get confused. But in reality, it is the God almighty who diverted it. That too is because He knows this diversion is for this human’s good only. But the human does not understand this, but they criticize the rishis, Siddhas, his time and even the Lord. That is why the Lord orders us to keep a lot of things hidden as ‘deva rahasya’. The loss is not for the Lord you see. It is for the human who is supposed to rise up.”

These words did not sound like just words to me. Something has happened. Is it that the Lord has taken back the approval of narrating the Rama Katha? I realized that it is true indeed by what He said next.

“Though we began as Rama Katha, the Lord ordered to stick with Sundara Kandam. Once it was done, the Lord ordered, “O Agastya, whatever should reach the humans have reached. Let’s finish it here.”

“Hence, let me narrate an incident and then let me tell you something good, who helped the message of the Lord to be passed on to the humans at the end.”

“As per the horoscope, those who are suffering because of the grahas like Kethu, Shani, Rahu, Sevvaay, Surya in their Kudumpa Sthana, Sukha Sthana, Kalathra Sthana, Ayul Sthana etc., those whose marriage is getting delayed, even those who are married but are not able to experience the happiness the married life gives, those who have difference of opinion between spouses and suffer due to this, sevvaay dosha, kaala sarpa dosha, kalathra dosha, those who suffer through the doshas which follow them generation after generation, those who suffer due to ashtama Shani, ashtama Guru, those who long for their love life not getting successful, those who are not having the blessings of bearing children, those who suffer so much due to the wickedness of their enemies, all these to get rid of their problems, they should recite all the 68 Sarga with a lot of faith everyday is the greatest Parikara.” – and He paused the Rama Katha with Sundara Kanda.

I remained silent waiting for Him to say something Himself. I threw away any question that came in my mind. He spoke Himself after a while.

“Let us complete the Rama Katha at a different time, in the future. Be patience till then. So far the Agastya’s kavya has come out well. Our blessings!” – when He blessed, He did so with Rama, Seetha, Lakshmana and Anjaneya being present. Recall how you looked up when taking notes, after experiencing a cool breeze, subtle aroma of Sri Thulasi and Sampangi, that’s when they left this place. Every week when you take notes, Sri Rama Himself was seated in the place you’ve kept His idol with the others seated closeby when We were narrating. When this narration gets published in a book form, whoever gets them and recites all the Sargas with devotion, they will have an armour around them. The house in which it is kept will be wealthy in all aspects. No harm will come near them. Frequent surprising things will happen.” – He blessed and concluded.

I realized that I have taken notes all these days at the holy feet of Sri Rama without realizing anything. If one has to learn, they must learn under such a guru. Every Siddha will come. To realize is our Karma Vidhi.

Those who want to read all the Sarga of Sundara Kanda (typed in Tamil with sounds in Deva Nagri), please click below and select ‘Sundara Kandam’. It is so very simple.

https://www.valmiki.iitk.ac.in/sloka?field_kanda_tid=5&language=ta&field_sarga_value=1

Thus concludes Maha Guru Agastya’s Sukham Tharum Sundara Kandam series.

We thank the Maha Guru for allowing us to publish in the Siththan Arul blog and pray to Him that all His devotees may live a happy and blessed life.

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Om Lopamudra Sametha Agatheesaya Namaha!

Siththan Arul, Sukam Tharum Sundara Kandam

The GOS 254 – Bhoga, the most merciful among the Siddhas

[stextbox id=”info” image=”null”]The Grace of Siddha series can be read here.[/stextbox]

The answers of Agastya Muni to the generic questions posted by devotees can be found here. The readers are requested to send their spiritual experiences related to the Siddhas to GnanaBoomi at Gmail dot com. Though the experiences are unique and personal to them, it can shower some light or guidance to those who read them. Thanks!

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“People of this world will not reform. Do not worry about them. Focus on what you must do.” – said the other Siddhas. But Bhoga did not listen. The people should not perish, they should live here forever. His thirst increased.

“Bhoga! You are going against the divine will. This is not good. Learn everything except the Sanjeevani which brings back the dead. That’s what is good for you.” – said the Siddhas but Bhoga did not listen. I will do whatever it takes and learn this Mantra or will get it through the God’s grace. His ancestors are from Tamil Nadu but they had migrated to China long back. His parents were doing a laundry business there.

He was named as Bo – Yong. Another theory states that Bhoga was born in Tamil Nadu itself and His parents migrated to China only after His birth, and He transmuted himself in to the body of Bo-Yong. As these happend thousands of years back, we don’t have the authenticity of such information. The book ‘Agasthiyar Panirendayiram’ (Agasthiyar 12 thousand) has a song that goes ‘The Bhoga who is greatest of the Siddhas is from the heavy land of China’. He stayed in China and came back to Tamil Nadu after His parents’ demise. He wanted to have the darshan of Siddhas staying in Mount Meru and Himalayas. His main mission was to share the rare herbs hidden in the treasures of mountains all across India and to prevent any disease from attacking the public.

He taught the Munivars and Siddhas in Himalayas on how to make gold. He did so because these men do not get attached to material things and will spend this on the welfare of others. While He stayed in Himalayas, many a students came to visit Bhoga and became His disciples. There were 63 of them including Pulipani, Karuvurar, Sattai Muni, Idaikadar etc., Bhoga disliked the one quality in humans, of not sharing one’s knowledge to others. He arranged for all 63 of His disciples to know everything He knew and to spread them all across the country. He had taught them on how to fly in the sky, to float in the water, the Kayakalpa medicine that helps the body to remain intact and healthy for a very long time.

He tested them too and the students cleared them as well. They then went to the lengths and breadths of the country and tried teaching the public what they learnt. The ignorant masses but didn’t pay heed to such knowledge. Bhoga felt sad but did not give up. He thought that by teaching them about Sanjeevani, they could be made interested in learning the other Siddhis. When He expressed His desires to the other Siddhas, they said what’s been given in the beginning of this post. Bhoga was restless after the Siddhas refused to teach Him the Sanjeevani. He cried profusely that He will give up His life if he will not be taught this skill. The other Siddhas consoled him stating, “if we decide to give up our lives just because what we desired did not happen, there won’t be anyone left in the world. Not everything we want happens. Death is something that the almighty has decided to happen for all humans at a certain time. It is not good to cross this decision. You may incur the wrath of the Lord if you do so. Change your thought to commit suicide. You are a learnt physician who knows everything including Kayakalpa. Why don’t you teach the humans about these and make them live a healthy life? Forget about living forever and teaching it to everyone. The Gnani does not dwell in what is impossible.”

Bhoga left for Mount Meru half-hearted. There He found Kalangi Siddha’s samadhi. When He offered His respects to it, many Siddhas appeared before Him saying, “O Bhoga! We are the disciples of Kalangi Siddhar. Souls like Rama, Pandavas, Dridhrashtra, Harishchandra, Ravana came here and tested what we have learnt. We are staying here since long. What do you want?”

Bhoga mentioned to them that He wanted to learn the Sanjeevani art where no one will ever die, with great respect and humbleness. They pointed him to a place where there were countless rare gems were found. They pointed him to another place where there were lots of gold. His heart felt happy, He thought about the common people even at that time. An ordinary person would greedily take away all he could and try to earn the title of ‘world’s richest’. But Bhoga requested the other Siddhas thus:
“O Siddhas! These are lying here as waste. It looks like there will be more left even if we give away these to all the people in the world. They will live happily with these, why is it getting wasted here?”

The Siddhas gave a grief-filled laughter. “Bhoga! Why are you worrying about the humans? They don’t respect people like us who think of spirituality, neither they search for the grace of Lord. Here you are worrying about such ungrateful humans to get benefitted with these materials here. They don’t deserve to get them.” – and they disappeared that instance. Bhoga felt sad thinking “I was thinking of getting all these wealth to the humans and forgot about the greatest of the wealth – health and to make them live forever. This wealth changes one’s mind like anything. It makes us forget our duties.”

At that time a light appeared and came through Bhoga, it’s light was blindfolding. He covered his eyes with his hands and looked in between in the direction of the light. It came from an ant-hill which was almost the height of a full grown man. He walked towards the ant-hill. He heard breathing from that ant hill. Bhoga sensed that the breathing is not that of a snake but of a human who is perfected. He realized that this person must be a great Tapasvi and that He could learn the art of Sanjeevani from Him. So He sat down in meditating about this person right there deciding that He will wait. The heat of this meditation touched the Tapasvi inside the anthill where He came out. He was a person who knows everything past, present and future. He woke Bhoga up saying ‘O Bhoga!’

Bhoga was surprised, “Swami, how do you know my name?” for which the Tapasvi said it is not difficult for Siddhas to know each others. Bhoga wanted to know how long he was doing this penance for the Tapasvi asked which yuga it was. Bhoga replied, “Kali Yuga”. The Tapasvi exclaimed on how fast the time runs, I have been meditating since beginning of Dhvapara Yuga and a full yuga is gone. Bhoga, I know your wish as well. First, eat the fruit of that tree there and quench your hunger. As soon as Bhoga ate the fruit, he felt very light as if he was floating and he sat down as it is. The Tapasvi handed over a doll to Bhoga saying, “this doll will answer all your questions.” – and went in to the anthill again. Bhoga asked the doll on how to live without getting defeated by death. The doll spoke everything about the birth till death but said that it cannot share the knowledge of living forever in spite of it knowing it due to the law of creation and disappeared. Bhoga felt depressed but he did not give up. Bhoga climbed up the Mount Meru one day where he saw rocks of gold, due to the rare herbs being used by the rishi-munis. He could not withstand the brightness and was about to fall down. The rishi-munis held him.

“Bhoga, we are living here for four yugas. We appreciate your sincerity and perseverance in making the humans live. The Sanjeevani is here in a cave. We shall show you and also teach you the mantra. Bhoga’s joy knew no bounds. They entered a particular cave which contained this herb which was not touched by dust, shining due to the radiance of making one live forever and bring back the dead. The rishi-munis explained the usage of Sanjeevani to Bhoga in detail. Bhoga became the personification of gratitude. He prostrated at the feet of these holy men thanking them profusely for their help and bid farewell. His joy did not find any limit where he jumped and danced out causing the place to tremble. Many a Siddhas appeared before Bhoga and addressed him thus: “Bhoga, it is during happiness that one should remain calm. You have disturbed our penance with your dancing and shouting. Our penance which happened for many yugas has become useless for which we will curse you. We curse you that you will forget the usage of this Sanjeevani for which you spent all your life’s effort, just as we are standing helpless with all our penance going for nothing.” Bhoga was devastated.

“O Siddhas! What have I done? I did a great mistake. Please don’t! Please don’t! You have the responsibility of sustaining this world too right? Please do not punish the people for whatever happened between us here. Please forgive me, please forgive me!” – but there were no one to listen to his cries for the Siddhas had disappeared. Bhoga was broken apart for he kept lamenting about his mistakes and fell unconscious. This drama was orchestrated by the almighty to show that the world is governed by Him and there is a reason for everything. But why did He then create Sanjeevani, a question may rise. The answer is known only to Him.

A bird flew near Bhoga and went in to the cave. This bird is Anda Bagiranda Bird. It plucked a leaf from a herb and made Bhoga inhale its fragrance. Bhoga woke up. It said, “Bhoga! Do not worry about what happened. There are countless Siddhas doing penance here and your movement may wake them up. It is enough of what you have learnt all the while. Help the people life healthy with this knowledge. Do not make another mistake of waking the other Siddhas up and end up lose whatever remaining you know. The person who is contended is the wise one.” Bhoga flew back to Podhigai hills and sat for meditation. Goddess Parvathi appeared in his meditation and said, “Bhoga, grieve not. It is my task to create and destroy the world. Go to Pazhani hills and worship my son Muruga!” and disappeared. Bhoga reached Pazhani and found Lord Subramanya in the form of Dhandayutha Pani wearing just the loin cloth. He instructed Bhoga to make the Nava-Bashana idol of himself and instructed Him on the ways He should be worshipped there in detail.” Bhoga felt very happy and did what the Lord mentioned, and was doing regular Pooja and Abisheka. Those who got those prasada lived a healthy and long life. This is why a lot of people visit Pazhani
Malai.

Bhoga then reached Thiruchengodu near Namakkal. It is said that he made the ArdhaNareeshwara idol in Nava Bashana there as well. He flew to China frequently as well. Pulipani Siddha went to China and brought Him back. He had many disciples such as Konkana Siddha, Idaikadar, Kamala Muni, Machcha Muni, Nandeesar etc., He came back from China and stayed in Pazhani, eventually attained Samadhi here in Pazhani.

~ to be continued…!

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The GOS 253 Sukam Tharum Sundara Kandam 10

[stextbox id=”info” image=”null”]The Grace of Siddha series can be read here.[/stextbox]

The answers of Agastya Muni to the generic questions posted by devotees can be found here. The readers are requested to send their spiritual experiences related to the Siddhas to GnanaBoomi at Gmail dot com. Though the experiences are unique and personal to them, it can shower some light or guidance to those who read them. Thanks!

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I began to do the practice of daily Parayanam (recitation) after praying to Ganesha and Hanuman everyday, while waiting for the next Thursday’s narration. It grew through the grace of Agastya Muni. I could sense that whatever I undertake, there was an excitement, an urge in carrying them out and the tasks were successful through His grace. Through someone, if for this world a merit can be done for other beings, if above all the God’s grace is readily available, all I wanted is to pray for that grace. I felt it is ‘God’s grace’ that the current mentality is called.

Happiness is a natural state, but it does not stay for long days or time. It takes time for one to realize that God has kept this as a testing device. One does not realize how much balance he will lose if he feels so much of happiness, but others will. In fact, mistakes committed when someone is in a normal state or even feeling sad is nothing compared to the mistakes done when someone is extremely happy. Therefore, it is important to have the balanced state of mind. This truth is taught in the 62nd and 63rd Sarga of Sundara Kandam.

Defeat will not go near those who read these two Sargas. They won’t fear anything. Obstacles will disappear. In addition, those whose horoscope has Rahu, Kethu and Guru on the 8th house, those who suffer due to Ashtama Shani, Ashtama Rahu will be relieved of their difficulties. Those who are admitted in the hospital will be relieved of the fear of death. The surgeries related to heart and brain will succeed. Those who suffer because of thieves, fire, natural calamities will be relieved too.

Those who recite the 64th Sarga – those whose Maha Bukthi or Dasha happening with Rahu, Kethu, Sevvay, Shani or Surya in their Kalathra Sthana will be benefitted with all their difficulties removed and their marital life will blossom. Those who do not have happiness in marital life, those who think of getting separated, those couple who are separated because of business or work, those who fear if their love life will come to an end, they can recite this Sarga thrice everyday. All their problems will be taken care of. The marriage that seemed like an impossibility will happen, the separated one will be reunited, The Sevvay and Kalathra dosha will disappear. They will experience bliss in their marital life.

Those who worry for small things, those with 7 1/2 Shani, Ashtama Shani, Arthashtama Shani in their horoscopes, those horoscopes with Chandra and Kethu, those with Chandra Bukthi in Kethu Dasha, those who suffer due to Chandrashtama every month, the husbands who are separated from their wives, those who are desperate to get divorced, those who worry because there isn’t a good news from the far away land, those who have obstacles in having a cordial relationship, those with Kalathra dosha, Sevvai Dosha, should read the 64th and 36th Sarga continuously everyday. All the obstacles will disappear if they do so.

Those who have lost any hopes in life, those who suffer from 7 1/2 Shani, Ashtama Shani, Arthashtama Shani, Viraya Shani, Jenma Shani, Paadha Shani, Suya Bukthi in Shani Maha Dasha, Surya Bukthi, Kethu Bukthi, Chandra Bukthi, Rahu Bukthi, Kethu Bukthi in Chandra Dasha, Kethu Antharam, Rahu Bukthi, Rahu Antharam, Shani Bukthi, those with horoscopes where Sevvay is with Kethu in 6th house, those with Kalathra Sevvay Dosha should read the Sargas 66, 67 everyday, thrice in the morning. Their difficulties will change miraculously then. Their very fate will change.

The Maha Muni paused the narration for that day.

I placed the Nadi in Sri Rama’s holy feet and sat down for meditation.

~ to be continued…!

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The GOS 252 – Sukham Tharum Sundara Kandam 9

[stextbox id=”info” image=”null”]The Grace of Siddha series can be read here.[/stextbox]

The answers of Agastya Muni to the generic questions posted by devotees can be found here. The readers are requested to send their spiritual experiences related to the Siddhas to GnanaBoomi at Gmail dot com. Though the experiences are unique and personal to them, it can shower some light or guidance to those who read them. Thanks!

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The Rama Charita was growing in a pleasing manner narrated by Agastya. What to avoid, what to follow, what to point when teaching something was all done by the Maha Muni like a talented teacher guiding his student made me feel goose bumps. Even before I ask about something which I am not aware of, He gives the explanation right away. Such a wonderful teacher He is!

I did the regular niyama on Thursday and prayed to Agastya that Thursday. He said:

“A human life is made out of various thoughts, external pressure due to circumstances. Until and unless they know the knack of it, it is difficult for him to cross it. When we say ‘limitless almighty’ about God, what is that feeling, what it is, to know, one has to become ‘that’ itself. Even we cannot explain how it is. It has to be decided by the God Almighty only. We want everyone to reach ‘that’ state and hence we say ‘do good that earns Punya, do Dharma, be detached, remain with the thought that everything is but His deed’ etc., How much ever great one may be, how much ever strong one may be, before doing something if they don’t think of ‘what will happen to others’ even for a second, they will have to suffer just like how Hanuman did within His mind after he lit up Lanka on fire. This is what I want to convey to my children.”

…He said this as a generic advise and proceeded to Sundara Kanda narration.

“Those who lost their exams, their position, those who suffer out of their karmic fate, those with ashtama Guru and Shani, those with Rahu Kethu Bukthi happening in Shani Dasha, those with Rahu, Kethu, Shani Bukthi in Surya Dasha, those who are so exhausted and thinking of ending their lives, those merchants who know nothing but failure, business owners, all these should recite the Sarga 55 to 57 every day, thrice without fail. Doing so will get all their troubles, fear and desperation. This is a truth indeed.”

As I was paying very close attention to what He said, I was surprised. The almighty has kept the solution to all possible problems the humans may encounter in one slokha (or Kavya) and blessed it with His grace. What else blessing can the human get?

A reply came to my thoughts. “Yes, we said it is indeed the Lord’s will. Those who read any slokha of Sundara Kanda for any good purpose, He can become that Lord Almighty himself for that moment, he can feel it himself.” – he explained the subtlety of it.

“Further, if he realizes this once, there wouldn’t be anything that he has to realize in this earth. This is true. His mind would’nt want anything else.”

“Those who recite the 58th and 59th Sarga will get all their Papa ward off. The fear of enemy will disappear. The grace of God will be felt closer. The obstacles will vanish one by one. Shani Dosha will go away. The bad effects, disease caused by Rahu or Kethu will be gone. Deeds done on evil intention (witchcraft) will lose its strength. Dharidhrya will not enter. The auspicious things that were blocked will resume. The defeat will turn in to a victory. Those who got separated will unite.” – said the Maha Siddha.

“Those who are having difficulty in taking important decisions in life, those who want to go in the path of righteousness, to act without crooked obstacles, they should read the Sargas 60 and 61 and daringly enter. Everything will happen for their happiness. Those who have Surya along with Kethu in their horoscopes, or those who were born when Chandra was with Rahu, those who are in positions that call for taking important decisions, or responsible for announcing such decisions in their workplace, Kethu bukthi in Chandra Dasha or Rahu Bukthi in Surya Dasha should recite the above Sargas which will get them out of obstacles and gives them encouragement, guides them in the right path and bestows peace and happiness in their minds.”

He paused the class for the day with this. I sat for meditation.

~ to be continued…!

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The GOS 251 Sukam Tharum Sundara Kandam 8

[stextbox id=”info” image=”null”]The Grace of Siddha series can be read here.[/stextbox]

The answers of Agastya Muni to the generic questions posted by devotees can be found here. The readers are requested to send their spiritual experiences related to the Siddhas to GnanaBoomi at Gmail dot com. Though the experiences are unique and personal to them, it can shower some light or guidance to those who read them. Thanks!

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Waiting for the next Thursday made me tired as if I walked for a very long distance. The wise men say, whoever is thirsty of Rama Charitha, how much ever given wouldn’t be sufficient. I realized it is true. I even felt that Agastya Muni’s narration of Sri Rama Charita has reduced a lot. But I longed for something new this week, I prayed to Lord Ganesha and Lord Hanuman, prayed to Agastya Muni and sat in front of Sri Rama in Brahma Muhurtha.

As soon as He came, I got a scolding.

“Won’t I know when to say what, when not to say? Why this impatience? I understand you want to drink the nectar of Sri Rama Charita in one gulp. Alright, listen.”

“Kambanaattan (Kambar) expressed Sri Rama Charitha in very simple terms right, he said that it was Hanuman who began a practice which is followed even now. The humans when going to temple do pradakshina thrice clockwise and do sashtanga namaskara, it was started by Hanuman himself considering Sita Devi as Goddess. This method is followed even now. It is right indeed. What we see is the humans stand in front of the temple as if they are waving ‘Hi God, is everything alright?’ and going their way. The Lord out of His mercy grants it satisified even with that worship. Think of this, if the Lord is bestowing such a mercy even for those who just stand in front of the temple for a few seconds, imagine what they can receive if they surrender to the Lord Almighty completely. Hmm..it looks like the time hasn’t come for man to give his mind to the Lord yet.” – Agastya expressed these in the state of a father.

I sat quiet, this is a father’s mind set ensuring safety and security of the children, that they should not falll down and get hurt. He said, “Let us proceed with Rama Katha”

The speed in which He went appeared as if He wasn’t interested in detailing how Hanuman destroyed Lanka. Yes! He does not like destruction, ever.

“43rd till 46th Sarga along with the Pattabisheka Sarga when read and did Neivedhyam of Payasam, one can shine as that of Hanuman.”

“They take care of those who are affected by Rahu Kethu dosha, Ashtama Shani, Ashtama Guru, Kethu, those who are restless due to enemies, those who are losing continuously, those who wants to win in life, to achieve something, to subdue enemies, these Sargas will be of great help.”

“Those who are possessed by evil spiritis, those who are fearful at anything and everything, everyday, those whom run Rahu Kethu Bukthi in Chandra Dasha, those who have Kethu in Surya Dasha, Kethu and Chandra in Ashtama as Rashi, those who run their lives or business with crooked, cruel individuals, those who suffer in the day of Chandrashtama, if they read these four Sargas (47 to 50), Anjaneya will come and help them, He will give them life, they will be relieved of whatever great the misery is!”

“He single handedly destroyed a major portion of Lanka at that time. When His tail was set on fire, Sita Devi prayed to Lord Agni not to burn Him and Agni agreed. There is something that you humans should understand.

“When a pure soul, when it prays for others who are suffering, that prayer is granted at once!”

“Fear of thieves, fear of enemies, fear of crooks, fear of fire, whoever suffer because of these, those who are having difficulties, those who are experiencing punishment for the crime they did not commit, those with horoscope where Sevvay, Kethu combined in the Eighth place, Sixth place, those who have Sevvay Thasha as Ashtama Dasha, those who work in kitchen or work with chemicals, if they read the Sarga between 51 and 54 Sarga of Sundara Kanda, they won’t be affected for their life, they won’t be affected by fire, the fear gets wards off.”

“The Lord tests who are near by Him. He doesn’t bother about those who do not care about Him, the humans say. But it is not true. When falling from a bicycle, the effect is less. When falling from a little faster vehicle, the impact is a little more severe. But when fallen from heights, it is dangerous for the life. Just like so, those who do evil things, those who pretend like they are spiritual and mint money due to it, it means that they are going to fall from heights.

They don’t realize that the Almighty is making them rise higher and higher only to drop them from there, which is known only to the Siddhas, Wise men and Gnanis. Sundara Kanda shows how Ravana, who ruled all three worlds was destroyed by a normal lady, but a chaste wife called Sita. This important message the humans should realize.”

He concluded the class with that. I placed the Jeeva Nadi and the note book in the holy feet of Sri Rama and did a Namasakara, my heart was filled. The mind naturally sat down with the japa ‘Om Agatheesaya Namaha!’

~ to be continued…!

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The GOS 250 Sukam Tharum Sundara Kandam 7

[stextbox id=”info” image=”null”]The Grace of Siddha series can be read here.[/stextbox]

The answers of Agastya Muni to the generic questions posted by devotees can be found here. The readers are requested to send their spiritual experiences related to the Siddhas to GnanaBoomi at Gmail dot com. Though the experiences are unique and personal to them, it can shower some light or guidance to those who read them. Thanks!

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The next Thursday’s ‘class’ started rather earlier. Agastya gave a very different perspective:

“If someone thinks of an unpleasant situation that someone else went through in detail, he remains in that situation himself, suffers and makes those who already went through that suffering go through that again. But Kamban did not want Sita Devi to experience the unpleasant experience of staying in Ashoka Vana again. He therefore shrinks this part to just 8 slokhas. He could not just bear the thought of making Sita Devi feel unpleasant by going through tinsy details. He is a Maha Purusha, and His kavya is an example of his greatness. No one has written like this.” – a very different perspective indeed.

“How much ever trouble comes, as long as good people are around, the Lord sends someone to give a ray of hope. If one puts faith in such people’s words, understands and surrenders to the Lord, he can cross any type of cyclones in his life. For this, one needs to have tremendous amount of patience. Not having such a patience is what lets Kali to play his game wishfully in this Yuga. It also worsens the trouble. Only to make oneself surrender and let the Lord to take care of himself, we often say, “There is no better thing than one’s mind to be given to the Lord.”

“There are 8 slokhas in the 29th Sarga. They all say what a good omen is.”

“For the difference of opinion between couple disappear, for those who got separated to be united, to ward of all types of difficulties in a family, those who fight for their lives in the hospital, all these should recite the 30th Sarga 3 times a day in the morning, thinking of Lord Hanuman. All the problems would then disappear.

[[ Sarga 30 – 3 times in the morning – thinking of Lord Hanuman = wards of all difficulties ]]

Those who have Rahu Kethu bukthi in Chandra Maha Dasha, Rahu Maha Dasha in Chandra Bukthi, Surya Bukthi, Kethu dasha where Chandra, Sevvay or Surya Bukthi, the 30th Sarga will give a greater life.

“From the 31st till the 35th Sarga when recited everyday will ward of the difficulties below:

Those who wants their difficulties to be removed should read Hanuman’s Rama Charita every day. Those who are looking for jobs, those who lost hope in life, those who suffer in debt, those who are attempting suicide, if they read these Sargas continuously, the trouble vanishes just as snow does when sun rises.

Namostu vaachaspathaye swajariNe swayambuve
Chaiva sudhaasanaayacha|
Thaane shoktham yathitham maamakrodha vanao
Kasaa thachcha thathaasthu naanyathaa||

Those who recite this slokha everyday will get a lot of merits. This is an important slokha from the Sundara Kanda.

“Those who are suffering continuously, those who suffer out of danger, who are sick and suffering, those who have 7.5 Shani and Ashtama Shani, those who have Ashtama Guru, Ashtama Kethu, Rahu etc., those men and women who are unmarried should read the Sarga 35, 36, 37 and 38 will save them like anything, wards off evil! It bestows Soubhagya. This is a very very important portion of Soubhagya.

Those who really feel down at heart should read 39th Sarga’s 53 slokhas. It is a boon for such people.

Those who die everyday out of fear, those who do not realize their own strength, those whose horoscope has Guru, Kethu, Shani in their 8th house and the respective Maha Dasha or Bukthi or Anthara happening, those who are affected by ghosts, witchcraft, etc., to ward off all kinds of doshas, and to increase Santhosha, to ward off fear of prison and policemen, they should recite the 39th till 42st Sarga’s slokhas (all of them) within their minds. They are such powerful slokhas.”

– Agastya concluded the class for that day. I sat for meditation as well.

One can read the Valmeeki Ramayan here -hinduphilosophysriramayanam.blogspot.com

Featured image: Sundara Kand

~ to be continued…!

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The GOS 249 Sukam Tharum Sundara Kandam 6

[stextbox id=”info” image=”null”]The Grace of Siddha series can be read here.[/stextbox]

The answers of Agastya Muni to the generic questions posted by devotees can be found here. The readers are requested to send their spiritual experiences related to the Siddhas to GnanaBoomi at Gmail dot com. Though the experiences are unique and personal to them, it can shower some light or guidance to those who read them. Thanks!

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The next Thursday came as I was restless right from the morning. The incident of Thulasi garland falling on the Nadi from the neck of Sri Rama after I had placed it in His feet after that week’s composition was very green in my mind. As I saw it as a good omen, I considered it to be an honor to my Guru Agastya, as if Sri Rama Himself blessed Agastya’s narration. In this, a small portion of seva is done by me to Sri Rama which made me feel very blessed.

I prayed to Lord Ganesha and Hanuman, sat in the pooja room and prayed to Lord Agastya and opened the Nadi. Agastya’s words came out happily. I thought it is all Sri Rama’s blessings. He began:

“Through the grace of Almighty, my work is only to narrate what He has given me. Whatever happens around, after, all these should be considered as the Lord has decided to bless. This is the truth as well. He has blessed the mankind even in tiniest of things. But they don’t understand this because their expectation lies in the loukeeka (materialistic) things. The blessings that God gives stays with the person even when something good happens someday. But once it happens as per his Dharmic effects, the blessing stays away. In order to keep this constant and stable, the wise men always say, “Do good, think of God, always visit punya kshetras (holy places), always think of all other living beings as they have come to spend their karma just as you, and be kind to them etc.,” But man only thinks of himself and his surroundings which makes him get in to all such troubles. He becomes tired and eventually gives up his devotion and stoops down to the level of animals.

We cannot change one’s karma just be helping that someone for it is only possible for the God almighty. Then why help at all? By helping, one carries out the command of the Lord to help others thereby the person who receives the help can cross his karma with a breath of relief. If we see, one can understand that a ‘karma parivarthana’ is happening. The Siddhas and God knows that here Karma Paripalana also happens.”

I got a question at this stage within, we seem to deviate away from Sri Rama Katha!

Agastya replied to that too:

“Fair question. Still, if the right thing is narrated more than once, mankind may understand the subtlety and awake, our job will be completed even simpler. Hence I said all these. Let me get back to the narration.” – and resumed the Sri Rama Charita narration.

“Sri Rama believed the son of Anjana so much. Hanuman knew this too. He wished that Sri Rama’s hope should not be wasted and he acted after realizing his strengths. The way he carried out every work, all the work he did, the attributes of a messenger he displayed, his confidence, conviction that service to Sri Rama was his birth’s purpose, the dasatva towards Sri Rama, the japa he did, dhyana he did, all these when the rishi-munis were praising in mantra form, the almighty graced those mantras intentionally with his blessing and made it available even now, so when chanted can achieve tremendous blessings to the mankind, I clearly saw. There will be a reason behind every special event. Though Sundara Kanda praises the acts of Hanuman, what pervades throughout this Kanda is Sri Rama’s blessings making it the best of all Kandas in The Ramayana which bestows grace, blessings and effectiveness very much. If the mankind understands just this, they can turnaround their lives for betterment.

When they try something, they surely will face obstacles. They need to have the courage to go beyond them. Those who recite the 195 slokhas in the Sarga 10, 11, 12 and 13, Hanuman himself will grant that courage. All obstacles will be removed, it is a promise.

Rahu, Kethu, Shani and Guru when they take someone for a ride when they are in Ashtama, that someone will have to face inconveniences and losing the steadiness of mind and all that, let them be whoever. The youth who is trying to get a job, those ladies who suffer within thinking they haven’t got married yet, the household person who suffers due to shortage of money, everyone when reciting all the 14 Sargas, they will get the brightest future. Hanuman himself will grant them these. This is for certain.” – blessed Sri Agastya.

“If one recites the 14th Sarga everyday and surrenders his prayers to the almighty, His grace will make anything happen.”

“Those who face obstacles in anything they start as per their horoscope, those who suffer without the marriage happening or seemandham happening, those who suffer to find out those who are missing, those who suffer due to Ashtama Shani, those who suffer due to Rahu Kethu dosha, those whom Rahu Kethu bukthi happens in Shani Maha Dasha, those who suffer due to poverty or shortage of money, when they recite the slokhas in the 18th Sarga, all the obstacles and difficulties will vanish through the grace of Hanuman.”

“From 23rd till the 26th Sargas (4 in total), Valmeeki has explained the difficulties and the misery a woman faces in detail. Those who are thinking of divorce, those who are separated from their husbands, those who are being chased out by others, those ladies who has Shani, Rahu or Kethu in the 7th place of their Rashi, to get rid of Kalathra Ashtama Sthana misery, the 6th place to get weakened, if they recite these 4 Sarga’s along with the Sarga of Pattabisheka, the difficulties will disappear. Their marital life will be very good for those who are married.”

He blessed by completing that day’s class. I placed the Nadi and the notebook which I was using to take notes in the holy feet of Sri Rama and did a sashtanga namaskara. I then got up, sat down and meditated thus:

“Om Agatheesaya Namaha”

~ to be continued…!

Featured image courtesy: Parashakthi Temple

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The GOS 248 Sukam Tharum Sundara Kandam 5

[stextbox id=”info” image=”null”]The Grace of Siddha series can be read here.[/stextbox]

The answers of Agastya Muni to the generic questions posted by devotees can be found here. The readers are requested to send their spiritual experiences related to the Siddhas to GnanaBoomi at Gmail dot com. Though the experiences are unique and personal to them, it can shower some light or guidance to those who read them. Thanks!

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[O devotees! So far the narration was around the way the Sukham Tharum Sundara Kandam story was formed, from this episode, through the grace of Almighty and Guru Agastya, the slokhas He mentioned by chanting which one can get rid of specific issues will be given. Pay attention to it’s subtlety, implement it and find peace in life.]

Guru Agastya began:

“Though Valmeeki gave Ramayana in 7 different Kanda, the Almighty gave importance to Sundara Kanda. Navagraha Dasha, those who suffer from the Disha Bukthi, to attain the holy feet of the Lord for those who suffer with such trouble, it is the Maha Punya path that almighty has shown. Though He is the one who lets the punishment for those, we Siddhas understood that He himself is keen to provide a way out for those who wants to transform and realize their mistakes. Those who follow this with a steadfast focus, surrenders to the Lord, salvation is for certain. What they think will happen.”

“Sundara Kanda was formed to praise Hanuman. In other Kanda, the Lord showed that even He takes an avatar as human, He has to undergo the cause and effect, the Karmic effect, that He requests his Dasa (though servant is a lame translation for this word, it more suits with admirer), to praise all the heroic deeds he performed by chanting which, showed the ways for the mankind to get rid of problems.”

“Sri Rama knew that Hanuman will be the one who will bring good news, in spite of so many others went for Sita’s search. Why? Hanuman’s admiration, to carry out everything after careful research, his very nature of being a diplomat, the attitude of seeking blessings from the elders etc., Even before Hanuman set forth to Lanka, he got the blessings from Surya, Vayu and Indra and the like.”

“Whenever a good deed is initiated, it is important to seek the blessings of elders, wise men, teachers and the Lord for without blessings, nothing moves. The effect of what mankind goes through is because they forgot this. Those who will understand this, those who follow this will be given at least a peace of mind in this very Kali Yuga by the Lord. He is always ready to protect His devotees. Therefore for those who are like the devotees, those who do the work of the Lord will be helped by the Lord Almighty Himself.”

“Those for whom the Shani period (7.5 years) has started, those who are affected by the Ashtama Shani, those who have Kethu in Shani Maha Dasha, those for whom Shani Bukthi is happening in their Kethu Dasha should recite the first Sarga of the Sundara Kanda slokha everyday which will ward off those difficulties. They will not have anything as a fear.”

“Though trying through straight forward method will get the results, whoever is affected by whichever graha, if they chant the 5th, 6th and 7th Sarga of Sundara Kanda everyday, all their wishes will come true. The marriages which has obstacles will happen. The separated families will unite. Those who are unemployed will get a job. These Sargas were written for this exact purpose, the wise say.”

“Though hope is life itself, those who read the first to ninth Sarga of Sundara Kanda everyday without fail will be relieved from the effects of Rahu, Kethu and Shani forever. This is a true possibility.”

When Agastya Maha Muni recommended Naga Pradishta for Naga Sarpa Dosha, Pithru Dosha, Brahma Hathi Dosha etc., I didn’t understand them then. Now I clearly understood that if one reads all the 9 Sargas, all these doshas will ward off.

I was taking notes without asking any questions. As it was early in the morning, I felt a slight breeze from the window. A pleasant fragrance, Thulasi’s smell appeared in the same room I was seated. As I was focussed so much in taking notes, I had failed to note the fragrance before. I paused writing and looked around.

“This is enough for today. Let us continue later. Blessings!” – said the Maha Muni.

I prostrated in the Sashtanga Namaskara manner. I placed the Nadi carefully at Sri Rama’s feet and looked at him carefully with folded hands for a minute, the Thulasi garland in Sri Rama’s neck got untied and fell on the Nadi. My mind felt the goose bumps as a pleasant feeling pervading my whole body. My eyes became teary.

“This is enough my Lord! Let your blessings ward off any difficulty to those who will read the book when it gets published and bring joy in their lives.” – I prayed and came out of the pooja room. The mind was chanting ‘Om Agatheesaya Namaha’ and I went to another room and sat in the chair with my eyes closed.

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The GOS 247 Sukam Tharum Sundara Kandam 4

[stextbox id=”info” image=”null”]The Grace of Siddha series can be read here.[/stextbox]

The answers of Agastya Muni to the generic questions posted by devotees can be found here. The readers are requested to send their spiritual experiences related to the Siddhas to GnanaBoomi at Gmail dot com. Though the experiences are unique and personal to them, it can shower some light or guidance to those who read them. Thanks!

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Once I heard that the Rama Katha will be narrated only on Thursdays, I became clear and quiet. Also, I was reminded of what I prayed to Vayu Puthra Hanuman some 20 years back. He had then said: “Agastya Himself will guide you!” That’s what is happening now. Though the entire Ramayana is narrated to me, I realized the almighty’s subtlety by knowing that only a portion of it will get published as Sukham Tharum Sundara Kandam. Just as the physician gives medicine to the specific ailment, the almighty gives away solution to one’s karmic effects.

I waited for the Maha Muni the next Thursday after duly preparing myself. He came:

“While in exile, Sita Devi was taking care of Sri Rama just as she would if they were in the palace. As His needs were very minimal, she was roaming around freely in the forest to get flowers and make garlands out of them, get fruits, put the flowers in Sri Rama’s feet and so on. Initially Rama sent Lakshmana along with Sita for protection but in due course, Sita was free to go around by herself. Sri Rama knew within that the fate is about to play its game and he played by its rule by letting her go alone, Agastya said. This caused an unknown pain within. The drama of fate with characters such as Surpanaka, Maricha and Ravana were witnessed by Sri Rama who was in the human form abiding by the rules of mankind. It is the fate which imprisoned Sita, the Maha Muni said.

It is the same fate that brought the Vayu Puthra, who was constantly thinking of Sri Rama to Him.

It is during this time that Hanuman began to realize the purpose of his birth. Pay attention my beloved son! The same fate at the same time plays good and bad. This can never by understood by humans.”

When Agastya muni explained how Rama and Lakshmana became tired and exhausted after searching for Sita, the way He explained the events, how Rama suffered gave a feeling of tiredness within me. I felt exhausted. My mind became normal only when the narration entered the phase where Sri Rama Lakshmana meets Hanuman. I myself felt a circle of protection within for some reasons. My heart felt joyful when I knew that Sundara Kandam begins with this phase of the narration.

“What? Is Hanuman’s power entering you and making you energized? We have been witnessing, not just for you, Hanuman’s name gives the feeling of protection to every living beings. Not many understand that the moment they think of Hanuman, all the problems which the mind doesn’t like gets wards off (please re-read this sentence to get the clear meaning of it). Hanuman likes Rama Nama. If one chants Rama Nama, Hanuman gives them protection without being asked for. Make this as the first note.” – I felt so pleased thinking that my dream is going to come true when the Maha Muni narrated this.

I picked up a note right then and prayed to Vinayaka, Hanuman and wrote ‘Sri Rama Jayam’ on top and was eagerly waiting for what the Maha Muni is going to say next. He said:

“Though the Rama Charitha from Kamban and Valmeeki has all the slokhas in two languages, make clear mention on the slokhas written by Valmeeki on what problem can be solved by reciting specific Sargas, very clearly. Those who believe this and chant those verses will definitely come over the problems. This is my words through the grace of Sri Rama and Sri Hanuman. This is the Almighty’s will too. Your job is to do just what is being told, understood?” – he gave a shocker as well.

I could not believe myself, I even pinched myself. Is it true what I am seeing and hearing? What a noble task this is that the Maha Muni has got me? Who will get such a blessing? Just this single thing is enough for me to sit straight under the feet of the Lord, I was thinking.

“Are you ready to take notes? Shall I begin?” – He asked. He never have spoken to me in this tone of a ‘Teacher’. I expressed my deepest gratitude to Him first, thanking him “Your servant here, is ready.”

~ to be continued…!

Featured Image: Shri Thandav,

Thandav (my apologies I forgot his original name) lives in Bangalore and is a blessed artist. I had the privilege of attending one of his exhibition in Bangalore and was very inspired by his work.

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The GOS 246 – Sukam Tharum Sundara Kandam 3

[stextbox id=”info” image=”null”]The Grace of Siddha series can be read here.[/stextbox]

The answers of Agastya Muni to the generic questions posted by devotees can be found here. The readers are requested to send their spiritual experiences related to the Siddhas to GnanaBoomi at Gmail dot com. Though the experiences are unique and personal to them, it can shower some light or guidance to those who read them. Thanks!

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When I started to taste the Rama Katha through Agastya’s words, I could not bear anything without hearing it. Even He was mentioning about everything else but Sri Rama Katha in the coming days. I was expecting but the narration. One day I could not just bear it where I asked, “O Lord, why do you do this? The narration of Sri Rama Katha is paused as it is?”

“Hey! Human! Don’t I know when to narrate?! Why are you impatient? I will narrate everything. Have patience. The one who checks the time and date for everything, don’t you understand this yourself? Guruvar (Thursday) is the day when the grace of teacher falls. It is on this day where the teachers, Siddhas and Munivars provide all those great teachings for the welfare of those who surrenders to them. I am making you wait only for this. Sri Rama and Hanuman whom you regard as your Gurus, this story has to be narrated with them as a Sakshi, is my desire. You will realize many a miracles as you go. Hence, wait for the Guruvar!” – he said softly. I felt that it was a scolding however.

[now the readers may realize why the Grace of Siddha and its original translation is being published only on Thursdays, for the English series is scheduled to get published in the Brahma Muhurtha (4.30 to 6.00 AM), the Tamil series is very high in its quality where it was being typed and published only in the Brahma Muhurtha! It is also the Maha Muni’s orders that He will make the readers understand and realize subtle things within their minds.]

I thought to myself, my mind is that of the dog’s tail which never straightens, how many ever times I get such scoldings. I apologized for my mistakes to Agastya then and there.

“It’s alright. You are just impatient because you want to do your part for the welfare of this world and you are naturally interested in the story of Sri Rama, hence you got that question I know. When you narrate these incidents, make the title as ‘Sukam Tharum Sundara Kandam’ (the Sundara Kandam which bestows pleasure), He gave the title as well.

I waited for the Thursday.

On this day, after waking up early, doing my regular duties, I prayed to Vinayaka and Hanuman as usual, chanted Agastya Muni’s holy name and requested Him to narrate the Rama Katha. He came in the Nadi.

“For every man, the marriage is a turning point. Sometimes his life turns upside down. It happened just so in Rama’s life. The turning point where the Ramayana was made, was His marriage. The Almighty which wanted to show the world by action, accepted everything by being in the same mindset, which is what is referred to as the Siddha’s mindset. We Siddhas ourselves learned that even without any yogic practice, to accept everything in its own flow, without happiness and sorrow, one can live like a Siddha from Sri Rama Himself. We were even ashamed of ourselves, can you believe?” – He was all praise for Sri Rama.

When Agastya Muni explained how Rishi-Muni’s, Devas, Gandharvas, Narada, Deva Ganas, Siddhas, everyone around when Sri Rama got married to Sita Devi, I felt as if I myself was present there and was witnessing the whole thing. The mind was floating in a blissful ocean. Who will get such a blessing? I placed the Nadi in Sri Rama’s holy feet and did a Sashtanga Namaskar.

“O Sire! I have attained the purpose of taking this birth. Many many thanks.” I expressed my gratitude.

“You will witness many such things in this holy shrine of Sri Rama, you will feel, you will see. I will narrate them once they happen. Do you know one thing?! Sri Rama named this series as ‘Sukam Tharum Sundara Kandam’ only to make His beloved Hanuman’s glory to be praised. It is His title. The Almighty will make oneself realize for what It is intended to. This title is such, apt. Enjoy the meaning of this title at leisure.

[Gnanaboomi is humbled to change the title of this series thereby from now on].

I sat silent, immobile. No thoughts rose up.

He showed me that the fate started showing up in Dasharatha, Kaikeyi, Sri Rama, Kooni, Baratha, Lakshmana etc., only after the marriage of Sri Rama with Sita Devi. He narrated that the fate itself was witnessing how Sri Rama faces it with awe. Sri Rama took the fate by surprise by wearing the ornament of ‘patience’ in His mindset. He played by the rules of human kind by accepting the rule of nava grahas, He showed.

It is through fate that Sri Rama went exile, instead of having to rule, He played by the rules, wore deer-skin and went to jungle. When Agastya explained it, I felt the chillness experienced in the forests. One can understand how Agastya would have narrated from this very example.

“Such truthful explanations, if released in the form of book for the welfare of mankind, how great it will be?” – I began to think and He replied, “Question again? Have patience for you will realize when the right time comes.”

“Let me tell you another thing that’s happening. Agastya who witnessed Sri Rama’s life by staying close to Himself is narrating this. To hear this, one has to have done a great merit hence, all the Siddhas are here in this room and are listening to it with such a devotion. What else of a greatness do you seek my boy?!” – he said simply, such a great thing.

I was shocked for a second.

“Ok, let us continue in another muhurtha. This is enough for today.”

I requested, “Please ask all the Siddhas to stand up for a while.”

I got up and..

did a Sashtanga Namaskara to everyone and remained there for ten minutes when I felt someone is tapping my back. I placed the Nadi in Sri Rama’s holy feet and began to do the japa…

“Om Agatheesaya Namaha”

~ to be continued…!

Featured image courtesy: The original Tamil book with the author’s name mentioned as Bala. Ramani. The publisher is Ekam Publishers, Chennai- http://haristore.com/index.php/books/tamil/sugam-tharum-sundarakandam.html