51 – Is Witchcraft true? – Part 1

There is a firm belief about witch-craft that it can be used to malign a person by means of mantras and tantra. Though Atharvana Veda has many such aspects of such mantric and tantric experiments, what is Agastya Muni’s stand on it?

The Grace of Siddha series can be read here.

 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?!

Before I started reading Agastya’s Jeeva Nãdi, I had no belief in witch-craft. It is called as Sey-Vinai in Tamil, with Vinai being the effect of karma. So invariably, it is our “deeds’ effect” and nothing else. But to earn money out of this, people are being misguided. I myself have told many and send them off frankly and openly not to believe in these things.

My point of view is that there is nothing that cannot be won over by Prayer. Atharvana Veda, by which such acts are being performed is very famous in Kerala. The people of Kerala might and well believe such feasts but we need not, is my view.

Out of the four Vedas, the Rig, Yajur and Sama veda has profound respect all through Tamil Nadu. Atharvana Veda consists of a number of Mantra Shakthi, but it is rare to see who follows Atharvana Veda in Tamil Nadu. Moreover, it is not very known or famous here as well. Hence, they don’t give importance to issues such as witch-craft. Perhaps, this belief grew in the people of Kerala from long ago.

Do such things exist? Can you please request Agastya Muni for clarification? – asked one of my friends. I was hesitant if the Maha Muni will answer to such queries, but then I prayed earnestly to the Sage where he said:

Wait and see. In two days We will tell you in detail” – this reply was pleasantly surprising for me.

Two days went by. The next day around 11 AM, there was a request from the owner of a very famous movie production company seeking permission to have a Nãdi reading. I sought Agastya Muni’s permission and asked him to come. Though he was a multi-millionairre, he was very humble. His eyes were shining due to his wealthy lifestyle, on them at the same time, were a ray of worry as well, I noticed.

I thought it could be due to some issues with the business. I opened the Jeeva Nãdi and began to read. The gist of what the Maha Muni said beginning with “At the time the star of Sathayam rose”.

Your daughter bears the name of Parvatha Kumari (Goddess Parvathy). She is well versed in a foreign language and has won many a medals for her writing. That innocent child, a low-minded illeterate person who stays nearby her school is trying to bring her under his custody.

Your daughter does not know his hideous intention and used to go to his shop nearby with her friends to get eatables. He wants to marry your daughter so as to get hold of the enormous wealth you have.

Right this moment of reading the Nãdi, that crook has gone to the holy place where Parasurama was born, only to get a candy where the Atharvana Veda is misused in it. Since you have done some good merits in your previous birth and that your wife prays to My Beloved Lord Muruga by litting up a 5 faced lamp, you have come here in a good time for daughter to be saved from getting in to his custody. Just save your daughter so that his mere shadow does not even fall on her, for seven days. Afterwards, whatever he did will become a waste, then it will teach a good lesson to him by itself. Go at once to Lord Subramanya’s temple and do abhishekam with milk and water. Take the lemon at His feet and keep it in your pooja room. You do not have to fear anymore” – said the Sage!

As I read this, the person began to sweat profusely. He could not even speak and I could see his hands shivering a bit.

“I came here to ask about my daughter as well. But I never thought it would be so serious” – and began to narrate a few incidents. I stopped him right there and said, “Rush at once to Murugan temple, just as the ‘Guru Ma Muni’ instructed. As Agastya Muni Himself said nothing bad will happen, He Himself will stay as an invisible guardian to your daughter. Let us talk later” – I sent him off. He was very happy and appeared very hopeful about the future when he left.

Ten days would have passed by.

The person came with a lot of fruits, flowers accompanied by his wife and that innocent girl, all appearing very happy.

“Agastya Muni showed me the right direction” – he began to explain what happened.

“My daughter was only normal. But my wife said that she is getting scared of something all of a sudden, I didn’t believe it at first. When enquiring her friends without her knowledge, we came to know that a small shopkeeper near her school used to see her, behave with her in odd manner. As he was illeterate, the way he spoke, his urge and odd ways of talking made my daughter has expressed her worries with her friends.

My wife is an intelligent lady by nature. She asked the reason for my daughter’s fear, who said something for the sake of it and kept the matter in disguise. Then my wife enquired this with her friends and bought it to my attention. As soon as I heard of it, I came to meet you that day itself”

“Well. Is everything ok now?”

“I went to Lord Muruga’s temple at once, performed abisheka and archana, got a lemon from the temple and kept it in my pooja room. Then I took my family for a pilgrimage to the “Aru Padai Veedu” (the six battle houses of Lord Karthikeya) and came home only last night. Within that, they said that the guy closed down his shop and went back to Kerala itself. Some say that he met with an accident and is in hospital now. Whatever it is, in 10 days, I will change my daughter to a different school” – he said.

“It is not required. The guy will never turn towards your daughter hereafter. Let her education continue as per her wish. The rest will be taken care of by your prayers and Agastya Muni will take care as well” – I encouraged him.

Right then, he asked “Is there such things called as Witch-craft?”

“I cannot answer this. Let us request Agastya himself” – I replied and opened the Jeeva Nãdi after praying accordingly and asked:

“Is witch-craft true? If so, how strong is it? Is it strong enough to change one’s fate? Can this be believed? Who all will be affected by such things? How to prevent this?” – I asked such questions to myself and began to read.

First, shut off all the lights. Lit them up only when saying good words. Till then, listen very carefully on what We say” – said the Maha Muni!

The information that He shared not only took me to surprise, but to those around me as well…!

~ to be continued…!

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