The Grace of Siddha – 29 – one in a lakh


 

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 gets the mercy of the Siddhas, they get the effect right then. But some do not receive the divine mercy till the end. This is something seen out of experience. The other day, an old lady with a twelve year old girl and her mother came.

“Only you can save this child” – they started crying, with no information provided in prior.

I glanced at the girl whose face resembled a lot of grief. With a dim light in her eyes, she did not have the healthy look of a twelve year old. It occurred that she suffers from some serious disease. She did not open her mouth and so were the ladies. They both sat with their heads down.

“If you give any details, I shall see if I can ask the Sage Agastya to see if there is any remedy”

“We are not in a position to say anything. Please ask the Sage yourself” – they said.

This is a typical dilemma. They are not going to open their mouth. Let us ask the Maha Muni Himself, I began to open the Jeeva Nãdi.

There are three who are born in the Ayilya star. Let one of them stay out. Then shall we say about the girl’s future.” – said Agastya Muni.

I closed the Nãdi and asked them on the star in which they were born. One said Punarvasu. The other one said Thiruvadhirai with the girl herself being born at Ayilya.

I got confused. They are reporting three different starts but the Maharshi says they all are of the same star. If the person of Ayilya star has to stay out, then it is this girl herself. But they have come to seek Agastya Muni’s guidance via Jeeva Nãdi only for this girl. For a moment, I was so puzzled as to what to do.

All three had their horoscopes with them. I checked them thoroughly and it clearly mentioned Punarvasu, Thiruvadhirai and Ayilya in them. I had no choice but to seek Agastya Muni’s help. I opened the Nãdi again.

The Sage said “All three are born in Ayilya star only. As per some astrological calculations out of which it seems like they are of different stars, but they belong to Ayilya star only. We Siddhas alone know this as its a secret. Ask the old lady to sit outside. Then I shall explain.

I did just as said and the Muni started to tell about the girl.

Let one believe in Good Karma or Bad Karma or not. For this girl, if she gets wounded anywhere in her body, the blood flow cannot be stopped easily and the blood does not get clot. Sometimes, the blood flow will remain for two to three days also. Though there is a solution to this problem in Vaidya Shastra, that particular herb grows only once in twenty four years, and that too deep inside the forests of Kolli Hills, Podhigai Hills, Parvatha Hill and Chathuragiri.

Having found this, if consumed with a specific dose, this blood flow will stop. Only one in a lakh wil get such a disease. If it is a male, it can be managed somehow. But for this girl, who attained puberty just recently, the blood flow isn’t stopping as it does normally for girls. They are not able to cure this. This is the truth.

Once read, even I felt sorry for the girl.

The mensus has just started and will last for years from now. During every periods, it will take many days for the blood flow to stop. How to compensate the blood that gets wasted thus? Periods is natural but this unstoppable flow of blood?

Apart from this, if she gets married, begetting a child will then become a mammoth task by itself. First of all, who will marry her knowing this issue? I began to think all such thoughts. The girl’s mother got scared looking at me, who is quietly thinking all these.

“Sir, please tell us if there is any danger to her life” – she said with tears.

“No, no. Nothing like that. The child’s disease will be cured soon. Do not fear” – I said and rebuked her for asking such a question right in front of the girl.

“But everyone says just the same”

“Who are those ‘everyone’?”

“The doctors! They said that she has to be given blood during every periods. How can this tender body bear all that sir?” – she asked amidst tears. She could not speak further.

“No Amma (a respectful tone used when referring to ladies, as Mother). The Maha Muni has mentioned that there is a herb that can cure this disease” I consoled the lady and began to read the Nãdi again.

These particular herbs are to be collected from Chathuragiri, Podhigai hills, and Kolli hills, then washed thoroughly, and dry it in shadow. Then make a powder of the mixture (here, the sage mentions to use Ulakkai, a wooden pestle to grind the herbs). Place the mixture in beetle leaf and mix honey obtained from hills. This should be consumed thrice daily, which will take care of this disease.” – said the Sage in a marvelous manner.

Herbs from Chathuragiri, Kolli Hills and Podhigai Hills

Need it be said that the girl’s mother felt happiness knowing no bounds?

“I shall sell even my Mangalya to get this medicine. She will be cured of this anyhow right?” – she asked with so much of anxiety.

“Do not worry Amma. The Sage Agastya will NEVER forsake you” – I consoled her.

Three months passed by.

The girl and her parents came to meet me, with hapiness lingering in their faces.

“A very happy news sir! I got those medicines that Agastya Muni mentioned with difficulty. Now she does not have those unstoppable blood flow and is normal just like other girls. If she gets wounded, blood comes, but does not flow non-stop like before. Only the Sage Agastya Muni has saved this girl” – said the mother with tears in her eyes. I thanked and wondered on the grace of the Siddha Agastya, that he cured even the rarest of the diseases.

But I had a doubt. This girl never spoke to me, even when the mother shared such a happy news, I thought. Only then I came to know that she cannot speak.

~ to be continued…