The Grace of Siddha – Episode 8

The Grace of Siddha series can be read here.

The woman did not get controlled and bedeviled everyone. It was a scary sight. She had the glow of rich, her eyes reflected pain resulting from a persisted suffering for a long time. She appeared to be well educated as well.

“O Sire, only you should save me!” – she said crying profusely the moment she saw me. I asked the adults who were grappling her to release her.

“She will flee if we release her” – said one.

“She won’t. Release her” – I said.

“Swamy, she is possessed by devil, didn’t you see how devilish her dance was a while ago?!”

“Let it be. Now set her free. She won’t run anywhere” – I said.

They set her free halfheartedly. She looked at me with gratitude. I asked everyone to sit with a few minutes passing by quietly.

I began to speak “now, tell me what happened”.

“The girl is possessed by some devil. That has to be driven away, that’s why we came to you” – said one among the adults.

“Who told that this girl is possessed?”

“She was doing her studies and is very good in academics. Suddenly she said she does not want to, we let her as per her wish but then of late  she laughs to herself thinking something, she talks to herself. We took her to a doctor and got her some medicines, which she threw away!”

“Then?”

“We checked her horoscope with an astrologer and did many a types of remedial measures, but she never changed. Then we took her to an occult near Choolai Medu (a place in Chennai, near Nungambakkam in Tamil Nadu ).

“What did he say?”

“He was correct. He said that a devil has possessed her”

“Ok, what did he say as a solution / remedy?”

“He asked us to take her to Chotanikkarai Bhagawathi Amman temple (a very famous temple in Kerala, where people suffer from mental illness are taken to) and asked us to stay there for 40 days. If in case we cannot go there, he said he himself will cure her”.

“What did you decide?”

“If we have to go to Chotanikkarai, then it will cost us about ten thousand rupees. He said if we give him just six thousand, he will cure her. In the meanwhile, we heard about you. We thought ok, let’s ask Agastya Muni as to what he says, then shall we decide what to do. That’s why we came here”.

“What do you want me to do?”

“Please read Nãdi for her, whether to go to Chottanikarai or to this occult, ask the Sage and tell us”.

That woman was watching them answering and me asking them questions very sharply. She didn’t shriek, didn’t react be-devilish  never moved. I looked at her eyes which were pleading to save her from these people.

Having Agastya Jeeva Nãdi, I have the opportunity to meet many a different type of people. The greatest surprise here is that the problems they face will be very normal which could be solved by themselves. But those to come to hear Agastya’s clairvoyance assume that He should provide solutions to all their problems and they are adamant about that.

I prayed to Agastya earnestly and began to read the Jeeva Nãdi. As a “Deva ragasya”, He started explaining a few things just to me.

“Truly, this girl is not possessed or anything. She is an intelligent girl, studying in a college. As she inherits great wealth from her grandfather, a group is trying to get hold of it. They are trying to get her forcefully married to her aged uncle, that too as a third wife! This shocked girl tried to escape from them and failed and is suffering because of these people. We, Sage Agastya will save her considering her to be Our own daughter!!” – Agastya Muni said.

Further He mentioned, “that cruel uncle is just opposite to you, just wait and witness how fate is taking its toll on him”

The girl left out a shriek just as the Sage mentioned this, which was terrifying to those around her. I realized that the Sage is staging a divine play to save her indeed. Even I was shocked to hear the girl scream all of a sudden. Just now the Sage mentioned that she is not possessed or anything and she screams as if it was not correct – I thought.

Once she became quiet, I looked at her quietly. It was as if she wanted to say something, but since those adults slapped her hard when she screamed, she fell unconscious. This left me with a great inconvenience and I felt bitter. I looked at them with frustraion where they began to post series of questions.

“What does the Sage Agastya say?”

“He says that this girl is not possessed by devil or anything”

“Then what that occult told us…?!”

“It’s a blatant lie”

“So we don’t have to go to the temple?”

“No”

“Shall we go to that occult?”

“That is not required either”

“Sire, a small doubt, are you saying these by yourself or does Sage Agastya Himself says so?”

“I don’t say anything by myself. I read just what comes in Nãdi”

“What can we do then?”

“You don’t have to do anything. Just set this girl free. You don’t have to tell anyone that she is possessed by a ghost or anything like that”

“No sir! If you come home you will know how she tortures us. Then only you will believe that she is possessed by ghost” – said one among them.

“Sage Agastya confirms it right, that there is nothing wrong with this girl?” – I stressed a little.

It appeared that a couple of them did not agree to what I said. My intuition warned me that I must save this girl from these people.

“Is anyone among you the uncle of this girl?” – I asked.

A man with slightly gray-haired mustache on an unshaven face, slightly bald with a long towel hanging on the shoulder came forward with a rough look.

“I am that girl’s uncle”

“Can you come inside?” I called. He came. I asked him, “do you believe in Agastya’s Jeeva Nãdi?”

“I do” he replied.

I mentioned exactly what Sage Agastya mentioned and asked “you want to get married for the third time, to this girl. Is this true?”

“Yes”

“Why?”

“She is my sister’s daughter. His grandfather wrote a will on her name with a lot of property. My sister is a widow and I am everything for this girl. I got her educated. My first wife has a son who is deaf and lame. I spent all my money in his treatment and both my wives have passed away. Now I am in debt. If I marry her, I will get the property, I will get rid of my debt and can treat my son also”.

“I can clearly see your situation. But what’s your age?”

“Fifty five”

“You want to get married to this young girl at this age. How is this fair?

“Eh, such things are very normal in our caste” he said with negligence.

I began to read the Jeeva Nãdi quietly. What the Sage said in that tensed me up.

“Sire, what sort of a crime you have done, how can you? – the Sage is asking me” – I said.

“What have I done?” – he asked as if he does not understand anything.

“Just because this girl did not agree to your plans, you paid someone to get an philter which you mixed in a coffee and gave her. It’s true or not…? – I inquired as if the police does.

His head bent down of shame and said “yes”.

“The medicine he gave is not an philter but its something poisonous that affects the brain. Haven’t you seen the condition of this girl after consuming it? – the Sage asks you. Speak the truth without hiding anything” – I said.

~  to be continued…

The Grace of Siddha – Episode 7

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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?!

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?”

“Yes”

“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.

DeviantArt.com by Molee
Image courtesy: DeviantArt.com by Molee

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…

The feast of Sri Meenakshi Sundareswara Marriage at Madurai

Out of the 64 holy plays of Lord Shiva at Madurai, the divine marriage has a prime spot. Not only that it drew all the divine beings to Madurai for the celestial event, it has other sweet incidents associated with it. This is when He subdues the ego of Kanchanamalai by having Gundodhara consume every food particle in the palace. This is when He asks Mother Ganga to flow here as Vaigai river. The whole of Madurai celebrates this divine wedding with great enthusiasm and pomp.

Courtesy: Deviantart.com
Courtesy: Deviantart.com

This celestial wedding draws people from all over the world.  Many a volunteers gather up to provide shelter, butter-milk and food to devotees during this festival. Such a feast is being organized by “Pazhamudhir Solai Thiruvarul Murugan Bhaktha Sabha” during the wedding on 23rd of April 2013. From the evening of 22nd of April around 5 PM, preparation for the feast such as cutting vegetables etc will commence. They plan to feed about 40 thousand individuals this time. The speciality about this feast is that it is organized by gathering materials from the public, prepared by volunteers among the public and served. They have been doing this

Those who want to be involved directly or indirectly may please do so at the contact information given below. 

One can contribute to the essential items for the feast.

Pazhamudhir Solai Thiruvarul Murugan Bhaktha Sabha
C/O Chamundi Vivekanandan
Chamundi Paaku
New #41, Old# 20/3, Mela Gopura Street
Madurai – 625 001
Phone: +91 94424 08009, Shop: 0452 2345601
Chennai: +91 9841267823  | [email protected]

The details are available in Tamil here.

With unthinkable crowd, the mammoth efforts put forth by the security guards and police must be rewarded and appreciated. Do pass on your appreciation to the volunteers and the police if you pass by Madurai during the Chitrai festivals. Just saying ‘good job, thank you’ will make them feel they are on top of the world and can never be matched with any compensation.

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The Grace of Siddha – Episode 6

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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?!

You could imagine my condition. I started trembling and decided that I should inform this to the police. But this fellow wiped off the poison from his lips and gave a thunderous laugh.

“Now sir, I have drunk the remaining poison as well, how would I be alive?”

“What Agasthiyar said is wrong, isn’t it? Just answer me this and that’s enough” – he said.

I shouldn’t delay any longer. Somehow I must make him go to a hospital – my heartbeat increased fast and my body began to tremble. I made him sit in the entrance and went in to the Pooja room. The Holy Ash (Bhasm or Vibuthi) and the Sandalwood paste applied on the Palazhi Nava Bhashana Murugan idol that I had got a few days back took my eyes. Here a little about Nava Bhashana. The Nava Bhashana is a rare medicinal substance with Nava meaning 9 and bhashana literally meaning poison.

Siddha Bhogar preparing the Palani Nava Bashana Murugan idol.
Siddha Bhogar preparing the Palani Nava Bashana Murugan idol.
Thandayudhapani - Lord Subramanya at Pazhani
Thandayudhapani – Lord Subramanya at Pazhani

The Siddha Bhogar is an expert in making an extraordinary combination with these 9 poisonous substances, which is deadliest even if a tiniest of the mixture becomes incorrect, on whose composition only the Siddhas know. The Subramanya Swamy idol at Palani is made by Siddha Bhogar with this Nava Bhashana where the materials comes in to contact with the idol carries that medicinal value, such as Abhisheka water, Holy Ash, Sandalwod paste etc. For ages, the holy prasad from Pazhani has been considered as an antidote for many a ailments, both physical and spiritual.

A nice website about Pazhani and Sage Bhogar can be found here.

 

I took a little from both the Bhasm and Sandalwood paste and came rushing to the entrance, “here, eat this” – I gave the Prasad and water. I do not know what he thought, but he consumed the Prasad without asking any questions. He then looked here and there, stared at me and said “ok then, I shall see you” and began to set off.

I was longing for when he will say this and I felt a great peace.

“Ok, take care, the hospital is just nearby and it’s good if you go there” – I said.

“Why?”

“Oh you just have consumed poison. Go at once. Shall I come along with you, just in case?”

“No, I shall go myself, Agasthiyar Himself has told know, that there isn’t a death for me, why should I go to hospital?” – he said with a sarcasm and went.

I watched him going. His walking was firm. I prayed to Agasthiyar earnestly, that he shouldn’t get in to any danger. I could not sleep for the whole night thinking as to what sort of a news will reach when. I kept peeping out every half an hour.

It was 3 in the morning. I offered my usual prayers to Agasthiyar and asked “why should that elderly person come here and trouble me, is he alive or not?” through the Nãdi.

My beloved son, he is alive. Also, he is very healthy as the trouble he had with his intestine for long is also gone”. He roamed as a nomadic for 20 years through which he got this trouble, and it did not get cured in spite of many a medication. He went to Kolli Hills as told by someone where the herbs given by some sidhdhas were beneficial to some extent. But not completely. Then he came here searching for me. As he is a Shiva Bhakth, We thought of curing him. But as the stomach-ache was unbearable, he consumed poison and came to you. Though the decision was hasty, there was a merit in it too. The Navabhashana Vibuthi (holy ash / bhasm) and Sandalwood that you gave to save him has cured his stomach-ache completely. Else, he would have suffered of cancer” – said the Sage.

“If so, what about the poison he consumed?”

As he believed in Agasthiya completely, the poison’s effect was also subdued by the Holy Ash and Sandal. The poison he took combined with the Vibuthi and Sandal has become a great medicine for his intestine problem” – said Shri Agasthya.

“Its a surprise indeed!” – I wondered.

What’s surprising in it? There are some incidents awaiting to happen in his life on hearing which, you will be awestruck I tell you” – He concluded.

“Everything is fine. A millionaire  having lost interest in his life has become a beggar. Through your grace, can’t you make him reunite with his family?” – I asked in a distressed tone.

Wait for some time and you will know a few things about him. But before that, he has to face a few hurdles!” – said the great Siddha.

The moment he said this, about 7 or 8 guys barged in all of a sudden having all sorts of sharp weapons in their hand with their slaughterous eyes reflecting cruelty. The very first thing they asked was this: “It seems a person resembling a hermit visited here, do you know where he is now?”

The threatening in their tone was terrifying and my tongue got stuck in the upper jaw, as it did not want to speak up!

I looked at the person who asked me that question. His face reflected absolute cruelty and brutality. I glanced at the rest of the gang. It seemed they were in search for this person for a very important reason. There must have been a mystery behind these guys searching for the person who went missing many years back. If they can search him for such a long distance, the reason could be either they wanted to kidnap him or they must be thinking that till this rich-oldie remains alive, they cannot consume the wealth and so they must kill him. – my instinct said.

I shouldn’t just let them, but should try to convince them and change their mindset – I thought.

I asked the person who appeared to be their leader to sit down. He refused at first but then sat next to me quietly.

“Do you need water to drink?” – I asked.

“No need!” – he answered as that of a rogue.

“Fair enough, do any of your companions need water?” – I persisted.

“They won’t either!” came the reply.

“Ok, why are you searching for that hermit?”

“There is no need to tell you that, just tell us where he is now” – his tone lacked the respect. After a brief silence, I continued…

“I don’t know who he is or where was he from. He came here suddenly at night. It seemed that he consumed poison due to some distress. Then he went by his way himself. That’s all” – I said.

“Why should he come to you?”

“To read Nãdi”

“Nãdi means?” – he intervened.

I explained him about Nãdi patiently. I don’t know what he felt but he listened to all of it with undeterred attention.

“So if we ask Agasthiya, he will just disclose everything like phat phat phat, you say?”

“Yes, but it depends upon individual’s fate / bhagyam” – I said!

He wanted to ask something very earnestly. He asked his fellow mates to sit down and asked for water himself.

I gave them water.

“Where is that guy now? Ask Agasthiyar if he is alive or not and tell me” – he said.

“Why are you asking just about that person alone?”

“We have to deliver him to a person!”

“So, what if you deliver?”

“Lot of money! We can be happy for a few days”

“Then…?” – when I asked this, he couldn’t control his frustration.

“Those things cannot be said now. Ask where that guy is!” – he commanded.

I realized he cannot be persuaded that easily. “O Bhagavan, please show a good way out, without any harm to any life” – I prayed to the Maha Muni and picked up the Nãdi and read it, a few minutes passed by.

“Oye what you’re quiet, are you cheating?” – asked one of the companion sarcastically.

The chief commanded him to be quiet. “Well nothing, when I asked Agasthya, He started telling about you and your family, that’s why I am thinking” – I said quietly.

The chief did not believe at first. Then “Aha! is he telling about me? What does he say? Tell me, tell me” – he got a little interested.

I summoned up some courage and started reading what I saw in the Jeeva Nãdi. I was worrying if he will understand any of this. What if I say something and he understands something else and out of frustration, he might end up doing anything – I worried.

“Your name is Ezhumalai and you have 3 wives. The first two doesn’t have any children and there was a child born to the third. It was ok during the birth but now its eye sight is not good. In fact, in about 6 months the child will lose its eye sight completely. Lakhs of rupees are needed for the treatment of this kid for which you are even ready to kill!” – when I said this slowly, he got up at once.

I began to tremble a little. I even thought – “looks like I said something wrong, Agasthya has got me stuck with this killer”. The guy who got up fell down on my feet! He couldn’t talk, with tears filling up his eyes. The companions fell in shock on seeing what he did.

“Yes sir! Whatever you said is all true. If this old man is killed, they said they will give me 3 lakhs of rupees out of which I thought I will treat the kid and hence I got in to this task” – he said it with an open heart and with a bit of courage.

My stomach had various reactions on hearing this but his companions seldom liked this blabbering from their chief.

“Committing this murder, and with “that” money is how should you look a way out for your kid’s eye-sight?” – I asked.

“How else?”

“Let us ask Agasthiyar. Will you do what he says?”

“O for sure Sire!” – he said.

Having seen a change in his rogue-attitude, I began to read Nãdi happily.

“You already have a lot of Brahma-Hathi dosha. In your previous birth, you had hit a young boy with Poovarasam tree (Umbrella tree or Thespesia Populnea) stick on which he lost his eyesight. That karmic effect has made your child lose his eyesight. If you kill another life and get that money to treat your kid, there will not be an eye sight for your kid other than mere spending of that money” – said Agasthiyar. The chief looked at me as to “what next?” with a pitiful look.

Umbrella tree or Thespesia Populnea, popularly known as Poovarasam Poo in Tamil
Umbrella tree or Thespesia Populnea, popularly known as Poovarasam Poo in Tamil

“Isn’t there any way to get back the eyesight of my child?” – he asked.

Agasthiyar continued “If you want your child’s eyesight back, there are three ways”.

“One, you must get rid of this act of murder completely. Second, visit Kolli Malai and get treatment from a sidhdha living there for three months for the child and….” I narrated the third. After hearing the third, he screamed from the bottom of his belly “That, I cannot do!”

~  to be continued…

The Grace of Siddha – Episode 5

 

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?!

There are many a types of inconveniences in reading Naadi. Those who come will want to read it right away, some suspect that it is not coming in Classic Literature Tamil. They just forget what Agasthiya is saying. Some won’t believe if the name of their parents, brother, sister etc does not come. Moreover, they expect Agasthiyar to open up all the secrets about whomever they are thinking about in their minds. Their expectation is that Agasthiyar should come forward and tell everything proactively and if not, they brand it as fake.

Gaanda Naadi and Jeeva Naadi are different. Still, they relate the Gaanda Naadi and Jeeva Naadi and say, “in that Naadi, it came out that way, this doesn’t say so?”

The Tamil word Naadi has many meanings on which primarily it means “to search” and “pulse”. So if someone “searches for” and come down directly to those who read, they get good answers. If they ask someone to get answers on behalf, it does not bear good results. Some do not believe this either. I face many such trouble.

But the person who came to read Naadi that too after consuming poison shook me very much.

“What happened to you?” – I asked in a hurrying tone.

“I consumed poison”

“Why?!”

“I don’t feel so good”

“Ok! Why should you come here for that?”

“To see Naadi”

“Now?!”

“Why? Agasthiyar won’t say?”

“I need to ask. But before that, you need to get admitted in a hospital and cure yourself” – I said.

“No! I need to see Naadi right away” – he persisted.

“Sir, you look elder, first please go to the hospital. Then I will come there itself to read Naadi” – I begged fearfully.

My scared look and begging must have been hilarious to him as he laughed aloud but the foam that came out of his mouth was more than the laughter where the bluish-black color was visible even at that evening. I got scared that the poison’s effect might have increased. Whatever it is, this person is going to “go” in half an hour’s time.

I will get caught if something happens – this thought made me shake terribly. I even thought of taking him to the hospital by force but no one was nearby to help. But even if I convince him and take him there, there will be thousands of questions, the police might even have an inquiry with me.

“Are we here to read Naadi or to answer others? Why am I being tested so?” – I felt so pressurized. I didn’t even ask that elderly person to sit, and he too was standing while he was talking.

“So…tell me, can you read Naadi for me or not?”

This got me frustrated but I managed somehow. “At this moment, at this situation, I cannot read Naadi for you”.

“Ok. Can you get just one information for me?”

“What do you want?”

“Now that I have taken this poison. Will I stay alive or die? Just ask this from Agasthiyar!”

He spoke with clarity and determination and never seemed like he consumed the poison. It was me who felt I have done so.

“Hello! Please ask Agasthiyar already! The stomach and intestine is burning” – he threatened.

Frustrating it was.

“I am telling you know! Just ask this one question from Naadi. I will go” – he was adamant.

“You asked one question and I will answer just that. But you should be gone right after the answer” – even I was firm. It will be a great relief if this person goes away, I felt. I asked him to sit down and took bath quickly, took the Naadi from the Pooja room and came out. I even prayed to Agasthiyar that nothing harmful should happen. Thankfully, nothing has happened to him.

When the Olai was about to be opened, the person who was alright so far was about to puke. With his dizzy eyes and his body began trembling, “Alright, there may not be a need to read him Naadi as something not so good is about to happen” – I thought and began to close the olai suvadi (the palm leaves).

“Will I stay alive or not? Read” – this person was adamant enough and so I began to read the Naadi.

This was told just to me as a Deyva Ragasya.

This person is a Shiva Bhaktha. He struggled to come up in life, started his business near Coimbatore. The angel of good fortune was with him where he became very rich pretty soon. He got married but had no kids and this became the difference of opinion between the spouses. Taking advantage of this, the relatives started confusing the couple from their part.

Even if he has all the wealth now, he came out of the house one night without anyone knowing. As he roamed like a beggar, his relatives and his wife thought that he is dead and have divided all the property among themselves“…Agasthiya narrated his pastime life. I just mentioned to the person on what the sage said “he sure will live“, but he wasn’t ready to believe it.

A illustration of how the letters might appear in Jeeva Naadi.
A illustration of how the letters might appear in Jeeva Naadi.

With a smile, he opened the pesticide again. I got scared, totally.

I only mentioned “Agasthiyar has told that you will live” without saying anything about his past life because when I read Agasthiyar Naadi, He will mention a short description about the person who is in front of me. As he says that as ‘Deyva ragasya”, I never use to mention this to anyone.

“Even if you have consumed poison, you will stay alive” – I pleaded him to go to the hospital.

“You should tell me properly. What did the sage say? Read it again” – he said.

I got frustrated. There is a saying back home. The snake that coiled the leg won’t leave without biting (literal translation) – I scolded him in my mind and I read what Agasthiyar told – “He will live for sure“.

“I don’t believe this” – he said and suddenly opened the pesticide bottle and swallowed the remaining poison!

~ to be continued…