The Grace of Siddha – 27 – a strange request – 2

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

 These are not stories. They are real incidents. Read through these and do reflect if anywhere, anything in these series is resonating with your own self. Do you feel any of these telling anything to you? Do you feel yourself that any of the phrase is a reflection of yours? Is there an answer to you in these?!

When we reached Padmaja’s house, her father himself opened the door. I introduced myself by saying a bit more about myself, only to safeguard from this person chasing us out of the door after insulting us or the Jeeva Nãdi. When we mentioned about Raj Mohan as well, her father invited us in.

“We’re safe” – I thought.

Then Padmaja’s father began to talk.

“What do you want?”

“We want to see Ms. Padmaja”


“In his previous birth, Padmaja had been his sister, as mentioned by the Sage Agastya. Due to the bonding, RajMohan has come from Malaysia to see his sister”

“I do not believe it even a tiny bit. You both have come here with some other motive. Please, get out of my house” he interrupted suddenly and he became angry too.

“Sir, I believe in Agastya Jeeva Nãdi. When I came to know that my sister has born here, I want to meet her only once and I am yearning to do so. Please do not mistake us” – said RajMohan.

“How many such have started I say? Before I get furious, strangle your neck and kick you out of my house, its better if you set off yourselves” – her father screamed at the peak of his voice.

I was scared. RajMohan was shaken. He did not expect that this person will speak in such low language. Hence we became numb, not knowing what to speak further.

“Nãdi! She was his sister in his previous birth, O. Why? There is an old lady who is bedridden in my house. Why isn’t someone coming to see her claiming that she was the grandmother in their previous birth?” – her father continued his shouts.

“Only there should be a young girl at home, there you will see people getting in with the disguise of brotherly relations. I am here in this town for 20 years now, I am earning with great difficulty. No one came saying that they are my brother. Why didn’t these come in Agathiyar Nãdi? It seems if there is a young girl, all such things will come in Nãdi it seems. If you say words like Nãdi and all that and come looking for Padmaja, you will get dharma-adi (a local slang to say that they will be beaten royally). Now get out of my house!” – said that man.

If we stay even a little longer, we may sure get the dharma-adi, and we shouldn’t stay here for a minute more – I got up suddenly. RajMohan was sweating, didn’t know what to do. I signaled him through my eyes to get out.

We came out with our heads bowing down. The surprise here is that with that much of a screaming done by that man, no one peeped out of the house from anywhere. At least if Padmaja does so, RajMohan will have a glance of her, for his satisfaction, I thought. But this didn’t happen.

In the evening, we went to Sri Rangam temple to have darshan. RajMohan began to speak slowly.

“I never thought that the Agastya Muni will forsake me thus”

“What do you want do you?” – I asked.

“Right here and right now, I would like the Nãdi be read”


“I have to see my sister Padmaja at least one, only then I will move away from Sri Rangam”


“I will not believe in Agastya Muni’s words! All that happened so far, is some sort of a trap, all lies and I will spread this throughout the town”

“That’s all right? Go ahead and say so. What’s the loss for me? Am I the agent of Agastya Muni? Or is my profession to read Nãdi? I do not have the fate that I must survive by reading Nãdi to others. I have some other work through which I do have income” – I blasted without any patience left.

In general, the Agastya Muni wants that no one should hurt other’s feelings. I obeyed it so far too. But whatever happened in Padmaja’s house had provoked me as well.

RajMohan did not expect my wrath and he was greatly shocked. He apologized at once.

“See here, RajMohan. The Jeeva Nãdi is a Kalpa – Vruksham (a celestial tree, which gives whatever one asks for). This is a gift given to me by Sage Agastya. I do not have the necessity to read Nãdi for others. It is me, who prayed to the Maha Muni, that He bestows His clairvoyance to others. Whoever has the bhagyam (good fate), they will get it, this you know well right?”

He nodded.

“We must not read the Nãdi bwherever we want or whenever we thought. Do you think Agastya Muni has nothing else to do?”

“Forgive me sir, please. I babbled out. It is indeed a mistake. I seek my earnest pardon to Sage Agastya. Just as He said, all details about my previous birth, name, happened accurately. With the same happiness, I thought my sister will come to me as well. Whenever you think it is fit, please do read the Nãdi” – he folded his hands as if worshiping / seeking pardon. Tears dropped off his eyes. I came off my frustration as well and opened the Nãdi.

You got stuck without knowing. This is enough. I gave a small test in which this RajMohan insulted this Agathiyan. I think I shouldn’t have told him about his previous birth at all, I feel. Yesterday he praised Agastya like anything and today he says he does not believe in Agastya at all. What a world man!” – said the Sage, then “since he sought Our pardon and didn’t realize what he spoke, we have forgiven him. In a few moments, RajMohan will meet his sister and feel blissful” – said the merciful One.

I then realized that a small crowd had gathered around us when I was reading the Nãdi!. From there came towards us a young girl and her mother.

“Sir, you both had come to our house in the morning. My husband is mentally unstable and he has the habit of suspecting anything and everything. He has insulted you both. Please forgive us” – said the mother.

“And you….?”

“I was inside the house. As Padmaja had gone to the school when you had come, I could not understand who you are. Once you left, my husband came to me and asked “did you see how I chased them out?” with pride.

“I do not know what happened to him in the next half an hour. He kept saying that I have insulted Agastya Muni for many a times and he asked me to look for you so he can seek his pardon. He kept saying them and is lying down as if he is affected by Janni (a type of fever). Can you please come to our house?”

“Is this girl Padmaja?” – I asked.

“Yes” nodded the young girl. RajMohan saw his sister from the previous birth and though he was moved so much, he could not express much in front of everyone, in the temple.

Padmaja glanced at RajMohan and the brotherly affection was very visible in her eyes. Though we went to their house again along, when we saw that person, we were only reminded of the incident happened in the morning. What if he speaks just like then, I thought and I entered the house with great hesitation.

He fell down at our feet the moment he saw us. He explained everything and pleaded that I must bless him by touching him, thereby granting my forgiveness. I did just as he said and explained what came in the Jeeva Nãdi. Their joy knew no bounds. The sister of RajMohan now, is a billionaire and is the heir for all the property that RajMohan has.

We sure want to know what her father said don’t we?  

“I saw a bright light within which a holy person said “I am Agastya. You are separating a brother and sister, is this fair?” and He gave one big slap on my back and He disappeared!!!” Then I realized that out of anger, I have spoken ill words and I have done a great mistake. Now you have come searching for me, please bless me by touching me. Only then I will feel peace”

Now, who among this is greatly blessed? Without a doubt, the girl’s father! He must have got a great blessing to not just have the darshan of the Maha Muni for which many yearn for, he also was blessed with the touch of Agastya Muni, correct?!


~ to be continued….





The Grace of Siddha – 26 – a strange request indeed


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

 These are not stories. They are real incidents. Read through these and do reflect if anywhere, anything in these series is resonating with your own self. Do you feel any of these telling anything to you? Do you feel yourself that any of the phrase is a reflection of yours? Is there an answer to you in these?!

“Sir, I don’t want anything else. Where was I born in my previous birth, where did I live, where is that place now? Who were my siblings? Are they born again now? If so, can I meet them and speak to them…..?

If Agastya Muni can answer me this alone, I am ready to wait how many ever days it takes to. Can you please request this to the Sage?” – a young man asked me with folded hands.

Such queries are not new to me. In all the years of experience, the Sage has answered such questions before. But by asking about his previous birth, what is he going to attain? I thought. He took my thinking as hesitation, “Let it not be today sir. Whenever it is possible for you, please let me know and I shall come over” – he handed over a visiting card.

He is a very wealthy person from Malaysia, named RajMohan. His father had passed away out of a disease after making him the owner of unsurmountable wealth. Long back, his mother too had passed away. A group of relatives are trying to get him in their clutches, so as to seize the enormous wealth. But since RajMohan was inclined towards Spirituality and that he had great faith in Jeeva Nãdi, he is roaming in and around Tamil Nadu, he said himself.

There is no issues in answering his queries. But there are other inconveniences present, which I am aware of. I asked him “Why do you want to know about your previous birth?”

“I want to meet my brothers and sisters of my past birth. I want to have at least a meal with them, have a hearty chat and spend time with them” – he said.


“If they are in need of money, if they are in any trouble, I should sell off my wealth in Malaysia to help them. I do not have my parents, neither do I have any siblings. I only need to know about my previous birth” – said he, in a humble manner.

I thought I should first get the Sage’s approval and if He approves, then shall we read the Nãdi for him.

If in case He refuses, I should tell him “Sir, I do not know, please find yourself some other resource”. I prayed to the Sage and opened the Jeeva Nãdi.

This person has thought of Agastya Muni even from his previous birth. The clairvoyance can be told. But not here. In a holy river, by standing in knee deep water in the Brahma Muhurtha (4.30 to 6 AM), one can read the Nãdi” – said the Sage!

He became very happy on knowing this. After a few months, I reached the Kaveri river bank with the Jeeva Nãdi. He came as well, with happiness reflecting on his face like anything.

For me, it was a mere worry that everything should be ok.

Early morning’s chill breeze, the holy Kaveri water running beneath, with a slight trembling, I began to read the Nãdi.

On the banks of Kaveri


Image courtesy: Prabhu

Bearing the name Sundaram in his previous birth, he was born in a house that had number 13, in Thiruvarangam (Sri Rangam, Tamil Nadu) on the 18th day of Aani Month (a Tamil month) at 12 noon. His father is Venkatavan and mother Amirthavalli. He has a younger sister named Padma. They were a family of normal financial status with Vaidheega (spiritual services performed as per the Vedas) as profession.

They got Padma married at her age of 16th to someone who married her the second time. Her mother-in-law tortured Padma and she died at a younger age due to that mental illness. Sundaram became very upset and he quit the house one day, without informing anyone and enrolled himself in military and served the nation for many years. Out of the grief of his sister, he never married.

Sundaram did not even think of his parents in these days, who were very upset. Out of their grief towards their son, they passed away one after the other. Since they were in utter grief and were almost cursing Sundaram, this RajMohan is suffering after losing his parents. The effect of his previous birth’s cause is hitting him now” – the Sage paused.

I took my eyes off the Jeeva Nãdi and looked at RajMohan. He was crying, thinking of his parents from the past birth, that he had made them suffer. I remained silent for a while till he became normal, and opened the Jeeva Nãdi again.

After a long time, Sundaram came back from military to see his parents and knew about their passing away. The house where he lived had been bought over by someone else. This vexed him even more and made him roam around wherever his legs took him, and eventually died in Thiruvarangam. Now he has born again as RajMohan” – the Sage finished the second part of narration.

RajMohan, listening to all this asked “Can you please ask the Sage as to when I died?”

This got me a little frustrated. Still, I began to read.

In the Pingala year, on the month of Thai, on a day of Visaka star about 11 AM” – said the Sage!

RajMohan did a strange thing. He began to calculate something and said “Right after 10 months, on the same Visaka star 4th Padam (astrological calculation done on each star), right at 11 AM, I was born in Singapore. How accurate this is!” – he exclaimed.

As the Sage said, the date of his death in his previous birth and his birth now, right after 10 months on the same star on the last Padam, the next minute to 11.00 matches so accurately. Even I was surprised to know this. How is this possible, I thought and began to read the Nãdi again.

The Sage said at once to me…

If ye don’t believe in Agastya, he can go to the registrar office where they record the births and deaths and cross verify for himself

This was a whip given to me, I knew. The Sage continued…

The Padma who was born as a younger sister in his previous birth, is born again in the same Srirangam, on the …….th street, 4th house. She is of 19 years old now. Her name now is Padmaja (!!). You can test this as well” – concluded the Sage.

I don’t know how many will believe this, but I believe this totally, said RajMohan and said he wanted to go to the registrar’s office right that day. The very next day around 11 in the morning, we both set forth to the office at SriRangam and asked if “a person named Sundaram died in the date mentioned earlier”.

The officials searched for the ledger with great difficulty and at last found the name Sundaram which was written in running handwriting, with the exact same date – Visaka Month, Pingala year (it must have been the equivalent English calendar year on the ledger), on the month of Thai, right at 11.00 AM! Do we need say we were so very surprised?

It was a surprise to know every detail about Sundaram. Does the Sage say all such things, I wondered. Does everyone get such a blessing? We can only say that it depends on individual’s bhagyam and the Sage’s mercy.

RajMohan said, “I have to see my sister Padmaja. Please come along with me” – he grabbed my hand and almost pleaded.

Even I wanted to see Padmaja! It was the Sage who mentioned that RajMohan and Padmaja were siblings in their previous birth. Only I know about this other than RajMohan. If we go to her house now to tell that RajMohan is your brother from the previous birth, who may believe it, I doubted.

Moreover, what if they misinterpret everything and blame us that we have come indeed to misbehave with a young girl and give us a very warm (?!) welcome?

Even if it was me, if someone comes to me claiming that he is my elder brother from the previous birth, I would take the first step of calling the police myself to put him behind the bars. I thought what would happen if RajMohan goes to Padmaja’s house. I got a very uneasy feeling in the stomach.

“Let RajMohan go to Padmaja’s house himself. It is not appropriate to accompany him and I should somehow get rid of this, and see what happens” I thought.

But there is this fate, which never spares anyone! RajMohan persisted in taking me along and I only could think “Here, we’re stuck very well”.

Note: What made RajMohan to think of his previous birth? He was already wealthy and had no reason to worry about his previous birth. Despite, he searched for the Nãdi and the Sage guided him with such an accuracy which leaves us astonished. Does it also mean that the Sage gives the thought to the individuals who are sincere and yearning, to search for Him, even to read about such incidents?

~ to be continued 🙂 …