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.
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?
“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.
“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…