The Grace of Siddha – 40 – Worldly Debt

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?!

Those who come to read Nãdi to me include people who are in great debt, not in few thousands or lakhs but even crores of rupees. Debtors who obtained money for huge interest and are not able to repay, those who have sold their properties and are greatly affected, there are many types of them who come.

No one seeks the guidance of Agastya Muni before they borrow or before they start a new venture. When the situation grows out of control, they come running to seek Nãdi’s guidance just as people rush to emergency ward in hospital.

In addition…

They expect their debt which they have incurred for years together to be magically cleared in half a second, without even thinking how practically possible it is. Many come here only to have some miracle happening with them and lo! their debts are gone. Sage Agastya is neither Kubera (the lord of wealth), to shower money nor God. He only guides those who seek His guidance, to get rid of their Karmic effects, to reach God, to encourage the sinking hearts and to show them a way out etc. that too, only when they follow Agastya Muni’s suggestions and remedies properly and completely with total faith. This is the practical reality.

On that day…

A multi-millionairre lady from Salem (Tamil Nadu) came to seek Agastya’s guidance. Her face radiated her richness and she appeared abnormally stout. She adorned her neck, ears and hands with gold and diamonds with high quality pearls studded in them. She had applied KumKum (Tilak) in the size of a old quarter Anna (a denomination of money in metal coin, then used in India). A few grey hairs here and there. She was gasping as she walked over, proving that she is not healthy. A ray of worry in her face surpassed all of this.

She rested for a while and said “We have huge debts. I am afraid that our relatives might have done some witch-craft against us. There is a debt of about 1.5 crores. We are not able to pay off the interests for that at all. Please request Agastya Muni and tell us a way to get rid off this debt.”

“Have you come alone?”

“No. My husband has come as well, but he does not have any faith in Nãdi. He is in the car, outside” – she said with a slight worry.

“That’s ok. This is based on individual’s faith. Do not worry. I am not the agent for Agastya. I won’t commit the sin of taking advantage of your situation and by charging money from you. Even Agastya Muni will show you the right direction. Please ask your husband to come here as well.” – said I.

In a while, her husband came in, not so willingly. He did not even face me or spoke but he scolded the lady with very harsh words and said “why are you asking me to come here, why don’t you read the Nãdi for yourself if you have to?”

The poor lady became so upset. She looked at me with dilemma and pity. I even felt why at all I called her husband in and understood her situation.Without speaking anything else, I opened up the Nãdi.

By cheating the brother and possessing off all the wealth, the brother’s entire family committed suicide right on this day, two years back. Their curse have caused this debt. Whatever wealth came in, went by just like how it came. This is the truth” – said the Sage and suddenly….

Let them go home at once, it’s good if they reach before sunrise. We shall tell the rest at a later time” – concluded the sage.

They both were shocked. They came with an expectation that Agastya Muni will say a lot and will show them ways to get rid of their debt and all. But…

Go home at once, that too, before 4.55 AM particularly – the Sage’s words not only must have confused them, but would have disappointed them very much too.

“Didn’t He say anything else?” – asked the lady with her voice choked with so much of pity.

“No Amma. Please do not delay and go home. You must be at home before morning. That is all. He didn’t say anything else” – I said.

The lady left with a lot of grief. I could her her husband started off with her saying “See? I told you already not to believe in these things. At least know yourself now. All these are just a fraud”

In a way, his words did affect me. By God’s grace, I am not in a position to earn money from people by reading Nãdi but why should I hear to such foul talks? Is this because of my Karmic effect? – I thought.

The first call I received the next day around 5 in the morning was that lady’s.

“What’s the matter Amma?”

“O Sire. My son has hanged himself O Sire” – she screamed at the peak of her voice.

I let her vent out and asked “When did he do so?”

“This morning..”

“At what time?”

“When we reached home, around 4.55 AM!!!”

“How is he now?”

“They have taken him to the hospital. Sire, my son will be alive know?” – she pleaded.

“Do not worry. He will sure be alive” – I encouraged her.

“If you say, it is like the Agastya Muni Himself has said so” – said she.

I felt these words were a little too much. Where is Agastya Muni and where am I? I only wanted to give her courage but it is not good to say such big words, I felt. This really caused a worry in me.

The boy has hanged himself and they have taken him to the hospital. He should be alright. If even any one thing changes, no one will believe in Agastya Muni.

I got a phone call from the lady two hours later.

“My son got saved!” – she spoke happily. I left a breath of relief and thanked Agastya Muni earnestly!

~ 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…

The Grace of Siddha – Episode 3

 

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?!

That place had a fertile look from the surface midst the woods and a mountain. There was a small town nearby as well, about a hundred plus individual houses with the main occupation being agriculture. It’s never a dry land, thanks to the small river running by. A leisurely stroll on a narrow lane for about 5 kilometers takes to the path outside the town that leads to the forest. With the forest’s one end begins here, the other end joins the state of Kerala. It didn’t seem like there were wild animals present there though.

The villagers hear the howling of foxes at times in the night. Nobody ventures in to the forest during the day. To gather twigs and to feed the cattle on the grassland, many venture in to the forest. With the perennial stream of clear water nearby, there wasn’t any shortage for the cattle. On the southwest side of the forest, the bamboo trees catches fire all of a sudden, that too only in the midnight of summer. The blissful villagers, unaware of the fact thought that it was a ghost and shut themselves inside and hung broomsticks and sandals outside their houses, a belief that the ghost will not enter their house if they did so. When the fire quenches, a few brave lads used to barge in to take a look. On one of these occasions, what they found is…

Badra Kali
Badra Kali – Image Courtey Fanpop

…that of 12 hands, terrifying canine teeth, ferocious face with reddish scary eyes, with spear and trident (Trishul) in hands, wearing a garland of skull, stood an image of Badra Kali as if thirsty to taste blood. With the image being present in an isolated place, anyone who visits there will get terrified with the ferocious look of Badra Kali, especially when seen suddenly it will look as if a woman wielding a trident is about to attack.

The lads reported what they saw. Some feared that if they do not give offertory, the Kali might take their lives in the nights. Just as they thought, in a few days, some of the goats they sheltered were found in a pool of blood, killed cruelly. They tried to convince themselves in vain that it must have been the act of wild animals in the woods. Again, some bullocks of that village faced the same fate. After this, the entire village made arrangements to build a temple for Kali to quench her anger. Initially, all the villagers visit the temple once in a week and give offerings and return by late afternoon.

None of the animals got killed thereafter. So they believed that the Badra Kali has indeed become satisfied. Day by day, this resulted in the villagers visiting the temple once in a month, which further reduced to once in a year.

Having said these…in the recent times, a criminal named Achyuthan accused for several killing and looting was looking out for a proper hide-out from the police, spotted this temple. One could easily glance up to a kilometer from this temple to know who is coming towards the hill. Moreover, the hut that the villagers had constructed nearby the temple offered him a comfortable shelter. A stream nearby and firewood easily obtained from the forest made his life a lot easier for cooking.

If he went down to the village in search of food, he could easily persuade the villagers that he is the priest of the BadraKali temple sent by Kali herself or that he is an occult, so to scare them off. Plus, he could easily hide from the police or so as he thought. This being a Kali Yuga, this idea was helpful for him. He decided to carry on with his plan on a midnight and propagated that “I am the priest of the Badra Kali Amman Temple and that Badra Kali herself is my Mother!”.

He eventually became very influential and people started fearing him.

At the same time, he did not spare the young girls who came to the forest in search of firewood. Those who did not comply with his desire were mercilessly killed by him. He would bury them and broadcast that the girl was taken away by the tiger and that the efforts he took to save her from the tiger went in vain.

The innocent villagers believed him!

During this time, a man of about 35 years ran out of the house due to poverty and got stuck with Achyuthan owing to his bad fate. Achyuthan took advantage of the situation and kept him under his clutches. “Listen, if we sacrifice a firstborn baby to this Badra Kali, She will show us the whereabouts of immeasurable treasure. The baby should not be from this village and must not contain any physical disabilities and should be beautiful”. – he said.

“Bring such a kid. If we sacrifice her, we can live happily ever after with the whopping treasure” – he persuaded the lad. The constant persuasion got the lad confused who eventually gave up and began the quest for a firstborn child.

~ to be continued…

The Grace of Siddha – Episode 2 – The Kali Gopuram

 

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…

The Grace of Siddha – 1 – The Grand Beginning!

The Grand Beginning

Om Ganeshaya Namaha 

O Agasthiya Muni, let thy grace fall on us always!

When Shri Karthikeyan started Siththan Arul series in Tamil, it gained so much of popularity that we started looking forward to Thursdays, when it’s gets published. For many of us, reading that post topped the task list for the day. Reason? Simple. It contains truth. It contains divinity. It contains simplicity. It is the narration of a person who devoted his life towards Siththar Agasthiyar’s Nadi that bestowed His grace to people who were in need, people who were desperate, more so to people who had faith and were deserving. All the great truths of the world are simple, but they are profound. This series is no exception. Plus, it fills the heart with so much of awe that it happened here in our time, just recently!

The incidents are full of thrills, suspense and turn of events that gives goose pimples. However, we feel the protective warmth from the Maha Muni Agasthiyar whilst reading them and so it is very comforting. It is like He talks to you directly. The series in Tamil, the oldest language known to mankind, combined with the extraordinary narrating skills of Shri Karthikeyan puts us right there in the scene, beautifully.

And there was this feeling that our beloved readers who are yet to learn Tamil were not able to enjoy this “must read” posts. Though reading them in Tamil is the most wonderful experience one can get, we have tried our best to give these series in simple English. We earnestly pray to the Sage to bless us with all that is required to take this up, continue and complete. Om.

Siththan Arul – 1

Many know about Naadi. There are countless wonders in Tamil Nadu and Naadi is definitely one of them. These are written by Siddhas for the mankind to know about their past or future, only accurately. It is so wonderful that many a people followed the revelations and remedies that came out of Naadi to solve the issues they faced and to know more about themselves.

Enchanting Tamil Nadu
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Who are these Siddhas?

The term Siddha came from the word Siddhi, meaning – enlightenment, paranormal power etc. Those who possesses this are Siddhas. They are aware of the trikala aka past, present and the future. They are Jnanis. Just like a CEO has secretaries, they are the prophets of God. A lot many people, in spite of their earnest prayers to God that did not bore fruits for reasons known only to the Almighty, prayed to these Siddhas and benefited through them. We do not know if any such thing happens anywhere in the world. May be it is the Almighty’s will to bestow His grace through these Siddhas.

What is a Naadi?

The Siddhas requested God once that whoever searches for them, surrenders to them, however cruel or crooks they might have been in their previous births, should be saved by God in this birth. God accepted their request. The Siddhas at once wrote solutions to many a types of problems in palm leaves, called beautifully as Olai Suvadi in Tamil. They wrote them in literature Tamil. Such Olai Suvadi’s are called as Naadi. There is a thumb-rule though. If one has a problem, then one must surrender to the Siddhas. They won’t be searching for those in trouble. Jeeva Naadi literally can mean that it is the Naadi with life.

Now let’s see some incidents.

This wise man has devoted his life for the welfare of mankind. He was blessed with the Jeeva Naadi, the olai suvadi and the responsibility of reading Naadi. He used to read out from the Naadi to those who approach him with such a request. Let us see the incidents from his narrations itself.

It was about 9 in the morning, a Friday. I came out after having completed my regular worship of Sage Agasthiyar. There stood a young couple at my door, tensed yet pitiful. I called them in and asked,

What’s the matter?”

We want to see the Naadi” – seeing Naadi means they want to know what Naadi has to say for them.

Regarding?” I asked.

The Sage Agasthiya knows why! Please could you read the Naadi without refusal?” – the couple said.

The Naadi I have is Jeeva Naadi. It cannot be read just like that. I will first seek the approval from Agasthiya. I will read if he wills” – I said, while checking the calendar as the Sage does not bestow clairvoyance on Ashtami, Navami thidhi, and on days of Karthigai (Krithika), Barani stars. I mentioned this thidhi details to them saying “Today, Agasthiya won’t give any clairvoyance and even if I read, I am not sure if there will be anything good that will come out. So, I can read if you come after two days” – trying to pacify them.

The couple were almost on tears. “It is far away where we came from and it’s not feasible to return. We somehow have to get a reply from Agathiyar. We believe he wouldn’t say anything wrong for He only can remove our grievance.

When I said “I understand your position. Possibly you can see anyone else who reads Naadi?”, they said adamantly “no no, it is through you that we have to see the Naadi“.

Jeeva Naadi is not like any other Naadi. Sage Agathiyar’s consent is a must to read it. Events of things not working out as it should when Naadi was read in these Thidhis were many. It’s ok if something did not go right. Worse fear is, what if the straight opposite happens? But I thought there must be something as they were insisting me on reading Naadi, so I thought “Alright. Let’s pray to Agathiyar. Let him bless them if they have the bhagyam (blessing)” I opened the Naadi and read.

You want to ask about your daugher who is missing from the past two days, isn’t it so?” – I asked them based on what I read in the Naadi.

They burst out crying.

Yes! Where is the child now? When will we get her? Is she alive?” they asked eagerly.

The child is alive indeed” – their face reflected the grievance lessened at once. “No issues on the life span of the child. If you want her back, you must visit
Thirupathi within 8 hours!” – I said.

What?! They took our child to Thirupathi? Where will we search going there?” – the parents lamented with worry.

If you take a bus from here, its 4 hours. From there if you walk towards path to ascend the Hill, Muzhangal Mudichu Gopuram comes. Your child is there in a corner of that Gopuram. The person who took your child will stay at Thirupathi for 2 days. Within that you can save her with the help of the police.” – I narrated the couple what Sage Agasthiyar explained in detail in Jeeva Naadi!

We shall go at once!

Why kidnap their kid? Who is he? Probably an issue with property” – I thought. But it wasn’t the truth.

Agasthiyar said in the Naadi “He was told by someone that if he sacrifices the child to Badra Kali, he will get treasure. So to seize the treasure, this sinner has committed such a brutal act“. The couple does not know why their kid was kidnapped. Agasthiyar has shown them good on an Ashtami day, for the first time, I thought.

I received a shocking information in the evening!

~ to be continued…