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.

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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 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 4

 

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?!

All that I saw in the Agasthiyar Naadi took me to surprise!

This lad searched city after city but could not get hold of a firstborn child. He then went to a nearby town where he got to know about this girl child and he also confirmed that she was the eldest from her parents themselves. He went ahead with his plan of kidpap.

He should have taken the child straight to Badra Kali temple, but he was a little scared. Not because he was part of a terrible plan of murder, but he worried, what if Achyuthan abandons him after the plan was successful or what if he takes away all the treasure after killing him too?! Right from his childhood, he had a strong belief that if whatever he initiates has to succeed, he must pray to Thirupathi and if he does just so, the task will be successful.

So once he kidnapped the child, the thought of Tirupathi surfaced. “Let us go to Thirupathi with this child, pray and then shall we take her to BadraKali. No one should identify himself or the kid before these and so he should shave his head along with the kids’ and then set forth to the Badra Kali temple” – this was his plan.

But…

All these became futile. He escaped and the child safely reached her parents.

“There was another reason for why the parents got back their kid alive. They were stauch devotees of Lord Thirupathi Venkatachalapathi. They do padha-yatra (walking all the way to the destination, usually done during pilgrimages) from their native to Tirupathi every year and have darshan. This kid was born after a long time due to their great devotion that they even named her Venkatamma, and had prayed to the Lord that they will bring her there and tonsure, as an indication of their gratitude and devotion. But such an incident happened with a good ending” – Sage Agasthya narrated it like a short story.

“All is ok, but that Achyutha and the lad who kidnapped the kid, isn’t there any punishment for them?” I asked for which the only reply was “Wait and see!

Now let us see Achyuthan.

He began to worry, having told this youngster to bring a firstborn child for sacrifice to beget treasure, he was happy that the lad set forth immediately believing him, but since he did not return for a good amount of time, he worried if the lad was an informer to the police. Moreover, there was no need to sacrifice anyone as he knew that he is not going to get any treasure whatsoever. So he began planning to abandon the lad. So if he acts like an occult etc he could live with authority and used the image of Badra Kali. This is the truth.

A few days went by.

On an evening, Achyuthan witnessed a few people entering the forest, armed with rifles, and got terrified. “They are going to shoot me, now I must escape this place” – he thought. With fear overcoming, he began to run like mad.

He kept running and who knows how long, he collapsed gasping.

The place where he fell….was that of a serpent’s hole and he wasn’t aware of it initially. With the force that he fell on it, a krait (black cobra) came out and bit him. Not sure how many innocents he killed mercilessly, how many cursed him, he died a cruel death with all the interest duly paid, through a snake bite.

That’s when he heard the ferocious outburst of laughter from Badra Kali and that of a child. Some say Kali is devilish. It is true. She is devilish to the devil-minded ones for how come a child-like Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa saw her as the divine Bhavatharini if she is devilish?

The outburst laughter of Badra Kali heard!
The outburst laughter of Badra Kali heard!

“Just like the proverb “the mills of god grind slow but sure” – Achyuthan’s death was an example” – said the Sage later in the Naadi. I began to wonder ‘is this all true?”

Should you suspect Agasthiya?” asked the great sage and said “Let me tell you something in advance. A person will come today searching for you by around 6 in the evening. He is a millionaire but is not at peace and so is his family. He quit home. He will look like a beggar but he is a great devotee of Lord Shiva. A few miracles are about to happen in his life, that too after he visits here” said cryptically.

Many a miracles have been orchestrated by Agasthiya already, what is in store now? – I thought.

Just as the Sage said, at about 6 in the evening, a person came, reeling.

“Are you the one who reads Agasthiya Naadi” – he asked.

I nodded.

“Here, take this” – he handed over a small bottle, which bore the name “Pesticide” with half the content empty!

He was slightly foaming!

~ to be continued…

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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.

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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…