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?“
“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”.
“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!”
“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…