The Grace of Siddha–12 – Total transformation

Who is a culprit? Can one such be transformed totally? Sage Agastya proves it is not only possible to transform an accused to a noble one, but also that even the impossible is just an opinion and that nothing is impossible for the Siddhas.

The Grace of Siddha series can be read here.

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?

“Yes sir”

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”.

Bottle with herbs
Bottle with herbs

“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!”

“Is it?!”

“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
Madasamy.

“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.

Yes.

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…

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The Grace of Siddha – Episode 2 – The Kali Gopuram

The second episode of Siththan Arul where Sage Agasthiyar guides the poor couple whose little daughter was kidnapped, in recovering her!

 

Siththan Arul Series
The first episode of this series is here.

The couple were bewildered when they went to Gali Gopuram which is also called as Muzhangal Mudichu Gopuram (the name derived probably because of its steep structure), only to find their child missing. As per Agasthiyar Naadi, they should have reached Gali Gopuram within eight hours. But since they went a little late, they could not find their child. Still, they enquired the passerby by mentioning the child’s appearance etc. No one could be of any help. So they climbed up the Hill, burst out crying.

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Muzhangal Mudichu Gopuram (a) Gali Gopuram

Before reaching Tirumala, they stepped on a child’s garment. When they checked it, it appeared as that of their kid’s. Thinking, they realized that it was indeed this garment that the kid wore, on the day it went missing. This shot up their panic. As soon as they got the garment, they called me from the hill over the phone. “Will I get my daughter? I am so scared if that sinner maniac has killed and thrown her away somewhere?

“When Agasthiyar says, it happens just exactly in most cases. For the rest, there may be additional tests, resulting in even far better results. So do not worry. Did you report to the Police?” I asked.

“No we haven’t. We don’t know Telugu or English but only Tamil. We don’t know if the police will understand what we are trying to say. What do we do?” – the couple worried.

“Better give a complaint to the police. Someone will help you!” – I said.

They could not trust my word as they lost all the hope when they couldn’t find their child in Muzhangal Mudichu Gopuram. More so, they almost came to a conclusion that their daughter is no more when they saw just the garment. I gave them some hope and thought let me ask this to Agasthiyar and began to read the Naadi on their behalf.

The couple will get back their kid in Tirumala itself – Agasthiyar concluded it in this single sentence.

In the meanwhile, many inquired the parents with sympathy on seeing them lamenting. This got spread and reached up to the person who kidnapped the kid. From the fear of getting caught, he had taken off the child’s garment, threw it somewhere and climbed up the Hill with the child on his shoulders. Due to inadequate food, separation from parents and travel, the kid had high fever and started babbling. He got scared, thinking that if something happens to this kid, he can’t sacrifice it to Kali, neither can he get in to any trouble because of it.

Lord Venkatachala

So he handed over the kid to a house-keeping lady who works in Tirumala and arranged for its first-aid and treatment.

The information reached the police since no one came to claim the kid. Through the grace of Venkatachala, the kid became alright.

The police of Tirumala started announcing about the missing kid, asking the parents to come to the police station. But all these announcements did not reach the parents who searched everywhere and were very upset. Then suddenly they remembered what Sage Agasthiyar mentioned the person who kidnapped the kid will stay in Tirumala for two days, and that with the help of the police, the kid can be saved. They rushed to the police station. Fortunately, there were people who knew Tamil in the Police Station who gathered all information, gave them courage and took them to the nearby hospital.

There they found their child and their joy knew no bounds.

When they spoke to me over the phone again, they said they will come and meet me for sure when they return. I was amazed, got a few questions too! The guy who took the kid, why didn’t he take it directly to Kali temple and why did he go to Tirupathi? I was a little interested to know the reason. I thought I shall ask this to Agasthiyar himself and as I opened the Naadi, the information I received shook me. The details about the guy who kidnapped, about the Kali temple, about the person who mentioned the possibility of begetting a treasure upon sacrificing a child – I could not just digest them!

~ to be continued…