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?!
The chief screamed “That I cannot do!” when I started explaining the three methods that Sage Agastya mentioned. He denied to accept the third remedy. For the rich to get their job done, used this chief who had his livelihood by threatening, kidnapping and looting others but had a great love towards his child. Only for his kid, he became ready to give up the most hideous plan of killing. This made me very happy. He was even ready to visit the Sidhdha Vaidhya (a person who practices / specializes in Siddha way of treatment) at KolliMalai (Kolli hills) for the treatment of this kid, for three months.
But for the third one, “as a remedy for all the sins he had committed so far, he must visit an orphanage and do service for a lifetime, for free” as mentioned by Shri Agasthiyar, he could not just accept.
“I can do the first two, no problems. But I cannot do the third one. I have three wives and I have no other income. I cannot even sustain my family, I should go to an orphanage and do free service..” he murmured.
Then he turned towards me and spoke in the classic “Chennai Tamil”.
“Oye, are you kidding me? Or is this all true, tell me that first” – he commanded.
I realized that the brutality hasn’t gone from him completely, I said “These are the divine words of Agasthiyar”.
“First, tell me to which Siddha I should go to for my child, what treatment should I do etc. Once all that is done and when my child’s eyesight is restored, we can think about the rest” – he came to a decision.
“Nethra Dosha Nivarthi Pushpam” (which translates literally to: Nethra-eyes, Dosha-problem/sin, Nivarthi-to cure, Pushpam – flower) – such a flower blossoms once in three years at Kolli Malai forest. One should take the juice of that flower and pour one drop a day in the eyes, and apply that oil in the head. In addition, a few more herbal juices also will be given by the Kolli Malai Siddha Vaidhya. This treatment should be done exactly for 90 days after which, the eyesight will be perfect and no operation will be required till the end. Go at once to Kolli Malai” – said Maha Muni Agasthiyar in the Jeeva Nãdi.
“Go at once?”
“When will I finish ‘that’ work then?” – he spoke to himself whilst his companions were blinking royally.
“That work….leave that aside and take care of your child” – I said, to change his mind.
The chief thought.
Within this, his fellow mates started “have you gone mad? You have got money for this task already for which, won’t you get the task done and be safe or consult an astrologer and spoil the time?” – they provoked the chief.
“Dei Mãdasamy, you said you had some trouble too right….ask know?” – the chief said but they weren’t ready to listen.
“We can see all that later, first let’s find the old man, come on!” – he started pulling the chief.
I looked at them patiently.
“Sire, his name is Mãdasamy, he is like my brohter. He has some trouble too. Can you please read the Nãdi?” – said the chief.
“Can I?” – I asked Mãdasamy for his consent.
“Whatever! Jyotish or Nãdi, ok, say whatever you want to say, I listen for my brother” – murmured Mãdasamy.
“For the ancestor’s property came a feud between brothers. The younger killed the elder in the farm land through somebody. To kill the younger, the elder’s son are trying. But to save his life, the younger ran out of his city and is living in a Madam at Kashi (Varanasi) with full of fear and guilt that he murdered his elder brother unjustly.
That younger one has got paralysis and is struggling for life with all his cells. If brought back and treated, he will live. With that, all his property will be inherited by the elder’s son, this Mãdasamy, who has a wife. She is a heart patient, struggling for life everyday. The disease if prolongs for five more days, will become severe. If she has to live, let Mãdasamy also take her to the Kolli Malai Siddhar, “if he has faith” – said Agasthiyar.
Then…“To cure Mãdasamy’s wife, a petal of the flower which blossoms from the leaf mixed with Sendhuram and Honey should be taken thrice with Pathiyam (a prescribed method of diet by the Siddhas that avoids certain kind of food and recommends certain kind). Tell this to the Kolli Malai Sidhdhar that Agasthiyar told” – said Maha Muni.
The information about Mãdasamy must have shocked not just him but the rest of the gang. Else, they wouldn’t stare at each other with surprise or Mãdasamy wouldn’t have wept profusely. They all started consoling him.
“O Sire, what came in Nãdi is true indeed. His father’s own brother, out of his desire on the wealth, killed him 10 years back. From that day on, Mãdasamy and his younger brother are searching wildly for the (chitappa – word search) but they haven’t found him yet”.
“That he is alive still, we come to know only after you say so. Let him get lost however. But this guy’s wife should recover. We all will go to Kolli Malai sir, we shall meet you afterwards” – said the gang and the chief repeatedly.
“For sure the child will get its eyesight and so will Mãdasamy’s wife will be cured” – I blessed.
The reason for which they searched for the old man wildly, they abandoned that thought completely and Ezhumalai, Mãdasamy with his wife set forth to Kolli Malai to meet the Siddha Vaidhya.
“Oh my!” – I sat after having quenched my thirst hurrily.
“By Agasthiyar’s grace that the hermit got alive, He also showed a good way out for those two searching for this old man” – I felt very happy. But what if the Kolli Malai vaidhyar’s medicine does not work, these guys will take me for a ride – I did get this fear however.
Agasthiyar will take care of everything, I felt and left it as it is. The door was knocked followed by the calling bell, I thought ‘who could this be?’ and opened the door. What I saw nearly took my breath down. About 4 grown up adults were holding a woman who did not subdued to their might, jumping and shrieking devilishly.
~ to be continued…