Thursday, June 18, 2009

Suryakshetra 104 - Yadagirigutta

SURYAKSHETRA -104
Adhyatmika Ratna, Sri Yaaga Vidya Praveena, Vedanta Visarada
Dr P V Sesha Sai
M.Com., B.L., CAIIB., Dip UNIU., AMIMA.,
(Former Chief Officer : Syndicate Bank)
1-9-52/F/3, MCH NO 2859, Road No. 19, Ramnagar, HYDERABAD, India 500020
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26th August 2005
My dear friends

I have visited YAADAGIRI GUTTA – Sri Nrisimha Kshetram which is just 65 kilometers from Hyderabad. It is a matter of just one hour plus drive from Hyderabad and one can come back within 5/6 hours from the time of leaving Hyderabad.

It is one of the ancient places and it is on hillock. Vehicle can be driven very nearer to the temple. There are number of choultries on the top of the hill and even AP Tourism Development Corporation is maintaining its PUNNAMI resort on the hill. One can feel very comfortable to stay there and refresh. This is with regard to the facilities available at the place.

The presiding deity is in a cave and along with the presiding deity, we can find SRI JWAALANRISIMHA, SRI YOGANANDA NRISIMHA, SRI LAKSHMI NRISIMHA AND SRI GANDA BHERUNDA NRISIMHA at one place. We have visited number of temples in Andhra Pradesh and otherwise also, but then this is a unique temple where four deities are present at one place.

People in and around Hyderabad district respect this temple utmost and we can find many families taking their children frequently to the temple seeking the blessings of the Lord.

A few kilometers away from the temple, nearer to the Bus station we find most ancient temple of PAATA NRISIMHA SWAMY where another unique feature is seen. Adjacent to the temple a single stone hillock is seen and on the top of the same, Lord Hanuman is worshipped. Interesting it is his foot steps are seen at different places in which water continuously flows.

On the way to Hyderabad, one can see SRI HANUMADEESWARA SWAMY TEMPLE at Surendrapuri. It is a recently build up 60/70 ft statue on one side we find FIVE FACES LORD HANUMAN AND ON THE BACK OF THE SAME STATUE FIVE FACED LORD SHIVA there upon the temple is named as HANUMADEESWARA temple.

This is one such good sign in the country which sends signals that there is no difference between Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu.

Tomorrow ie on 27th August I am leaving along with my team to BIDAR to take the blessings of Lord JALA NRISIMHA SWAMY. I have already informed you sometime ago that it is a 200 meter length of a cave which is filled up with water and at the end we find SRI JALA NRISIMHA SWAMY. One has to walk the distance ONLY AND ONLY IN WATER to worship the Lord. Don’t believe – then try to visit the temple which is around 150 kilometers from Hyderabad near Zaheerabad.

Affly HARA HARA MAHADEVA DR P V SESHA SAI



Suryakshetra 103 - Sri Sailam


Suryakshetra -103
Dr P V Sesha Sai
(Former Chief Officer: Syndicate Bank)
1-9-52/F/3, MCH NO 2859, Road No. 19, Ramnagar, HYDERABAD, India 500020
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22nd August 2005

What this little man speaks………………..

The water in Srisailam Dam is an added attraction to the Jyothirlinga Stan. The Holy River Krishnaveni granted us all an opportunity of witnessing the power of the river. The water is falling into the river while rising to an admirable height of more than 1000ft. The entire roads are filled up with A RIVER LIKE drizzled water of the River. Every one is given an experience of seeing a rainfall while passing through the dam site.

The sky is full of fag like matter created by the showers of the River. It is something like a milk-chilling center. What is after all a man BEFORE THE MIGHTY NATURE? This is the appropriate time to see the dam site since water started flowing out so heavily for the first time within the past 10 years or so. When you visit do not forget to see the PHALA DHARA AND PANCHA DHARA. The Phaladhara is nothing but the water coming out of the head of Lord Shiva. The panchadhara is nothing but –the five branches of the river. His Holiness Sri Sri Sri Adishankara Bhagavatpada said to have spent much of his time here in meditation.

The Sikhara Dharshan is another important place. It is believed that those who can see the top of the temple from this spot said to have elevated from the rebirth cycle. It is situated at a height of 2830 ft from sea level. There is another temple nearer to this in the name of GODDESS KAMAKHYA. The stone idol of the Shrine appears to have been giving a CLEAR HUMAN TOUCH/SKIN TOUCH. We need to take the support of the local tribal to visit the place.

Yesterday we went to Vedadri to take the blessings of the SHRI YOGANANDA LAKSHMIN NARASIMHA SWAMY. The temple is said to have been here for the past few thousands of years. Even Sri Rama said to have worshipped this temple. The Vedic order of life of THIS LAND appears to have taken here initially. The place is situated just 15 kilometers from Jaggaiahpet in Krishna District. The road is good and it is lime stone area. Please visit and enjoy the Divine Lords presence beside the HOLY SALIGRAM in the river Krishna, due to the presence of which it is called as SALIGRAM KSHETRAM.

I shall be back again……………HARA HARA MAHADEVA DR P V SESHA SAI

Suryakshetra 102 Maheswaram


SURYAKSHETRA –102
Dr P V Sesha Sai
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21st August 2005

What this little man speaks…
It is surely a long gap. I could not write anything about the HOLY MOUNT KAILASH AND MANASAROVAR so far. This gap period was that we were at the Holy Mount and returned back and later visited Puttaparthi etc places in the context of THE PROPOSED ASWAMEDHA YAGNA. I am trying my best to make out a detailed history of incidents that DESERVE to be brought to your notice. In the meantime for the past three days I was on my tour to SRISAILAM. Most of you perhaps seen this Holy and Jyothirlinga Stan. It is not only Jyothirlinga but this place is unique due to the conjunction of one of the ASTADASA SAKTI PEETHAMS.

The thirstiness to invent new and discover THE UNKNOWN DIVINITY IN THE COUNTRY, my vehicle took a turn to MAHESWARAM – a place just 30 kilometers from Hyderabad on the way to Srisailam, but additional 6 kilometers to the west. It is SIMPLY AN AMRITSAR OF THE SOUTH in one word. The details of the origin of the temple is no where seen but then according to the history, the temple was RENOVATED BY THE then the MINISTERS OF GOLCONDA – AKKANNA AND MAADANNA. Later during the time of AURANGAJEB the temple was destructed. The ruins are now again taken to a shape. The temple is in the name of SRI SHIVA GANGA RAAJA RAJESWARI LORDS. The temple is in the midst of a temple tank surrounded by eight Shiva temples on the top of the bank of the tank. The beauty of the construction of the tank has to be experienced than for description. Government has done nothing for it, it appears, but then the local people are trying their best to renovate and bring the temple the PAST GLORY AND MAJESTY. Another important thing, which I noticed in this temple is that, Lord Shiva is on the top of the temple when Goddess in the ground floor. Please make sure to visit this most ancient temple during your next trip to Srisailam or exclusively for this purpose.

On my way back to Hyderabad from Srisailam, immediately after crossing the Ghat section of the Forest, the wheels of my vehicle took a turn and in the Southern side, they lead me to a hill and again a different Ghat Section where I was granted permission by LORD UMAMAHESWARA to take his blessings. The temple is on the hilltop and very comfortable road is laid upto the temple. I found Paapa Nasanam – in the name of NARIKELA TEERTHAM. There are innumerable caves in the area, which speak that great people in the past meditated to attain DIVINITY. Every stone in the area speaks the ancient history of the temple. The water falls and the comfortable atmosphere makes any one to relax and rejuvenate the strength. Though it is interior to the main road just about 10/15 kilometers, it is surely a place worth visiting.

I was quite impatient to keep silent on these important temples, therefore soon after returning back I started giving you this description with a view that you will enjoy the NEWS.

I just returned from my Sri Sailam trip after taking the blessings of the Holy Lords for the proposed Sri Aswamedha Yaagam in the month of December.

I AM ABOUT TO LEAVE FOR JAGGAIHPET IN KRISHNA DISTRICT WHERE I DESIRE TO OFFER 1000 MODAKS TO LORD GANESH. I will be at Hyderabad on 23rd.

I shall be back again soon…HARA HARA MAHADEVA DR P V SESHA SAI

Suryakshetra 101 - Arama Kshetras of Andhra


SURYAKSHETRA –101
Dr P V Sesha Sai
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27th May 2005

What this little man speaks…

This paper gradually crossed its centenary period second time. This speaks of the respect my friends give to this newsletter. I thank you all on behalf of SURYAKSHETRA. Shortly Kailash and Manasarovar is going to accommodated in this HOLY PAPER which is trying to give you some positive and concrete information on factual lines.

This paper we start with LORD SHIVA of Samalkot. Samalkot is a prominent Railway Junction place situated on the main railway highway of Chennai-Howrah. One has to change the train to reach Kakinada Port – seashore where from lot of Import and Export is taking place today.

According to the ancient scripts Lord Vishnu cut Linga into five portions and they fell in five different places which are considered as FIVE ARAMA KSHETRAAS.

Arama is a word normally used by BUDDHISTS. Leaving the literary background of the word, I desire to mention that there are FIVE ARAMA kshetraas – places of Importance for Lord Shiva in Andhra Pradesh. They are the Linga of Tarakeswar installed by Lord Indra at Amaravati in Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh; Draksharameswar installed by Lord Daksha in Draksharaamam in East Godavari District; Kshereerameswar installed by Lord Vishnu in Palakollu in West Godavari District; Bheemaarameswar installed by the Lord Moon in Bhimavaram of West Godavari District; and Kumararameswar installed by Lord Kumaraswamy in Samalkot. This is a very big Linga to 10-ft height.

One has to visit this place invariably to know the past Indian Glory. It is quite ancient temple built in two stories and even one has to climb up to the first floor to worship Lord. The stone carvings present the artistic beauty respected by the ancient kings of India. Even today such temple can not be built when we consider ourselves as most modern and advanced. According to the history available the temple was built between 892-922 AD by Turpu Chalukyulu who ruled the area then. 27 orders are available inscribed on Stone today which are dated back to 1147-1494 AD.

Goddess Baala Tripurasundari and other Indian Gods are present including Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi in the temple complex.

ONE SHOULD UNDERSTAND THAT THE ANCIENT INDIANS DID NOT FIND ANY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LORD VISHNU AND LORD SHIVA according to the available structure of today. Only people who try to establish themselves as superiors started discrimination to establish their superiority duly forgetting that they are damaging the Hindu Society by creating factions between Hindus. This individual supremacy is more harmful to Hindu culture than the damage from outside. The seers and Masters of different sects in Hindu Religion must realize this fact and atleast do something CONSTRUCTIVE from now on, else they are said to have been planting poisonous seeds for an infight between Hindus to weaken themselves over a period of time.

I shall be back again soon…
HARA HARA MAHADEVA DR P V SESHA SAI

Suryakshetra 100 Borra Caves


SURYAKSHETRA –100
Dr P V Sesha Sai
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27th May 2005

What this little man speaks…

BORRA CAVES IN VISAKHAPATNAM DISTRICT.

We have seen many caves in this country particularly in Himalayan ranges and some caves in US too. The cave in Dallas –Texas thrilled us when we saw a board “Assembly of Indian Gods” in the cave. No where on the earth Gods of other religions can be seen in the forms in which Indian Gods can be seen. Some are shaped as SHIV LINGAS and some in the shape of Lord Hanuman. Some resemble Rama Lakshamana and some in the shape of Goddess Lakshmi, and some in the shape of the five-headed serpents and so on. Interestingly only Indian Gods can be seen in different shapes in different caves all through the Globe. The name of mother of the most famous Lord – Sri Venkateswara might not be known to many Indians but surely known to people of US when they refer to Florida State and look at the places of tourist importance. VAKULLA SPRINGS is most famous there. It is not known as to why the spring is named after the mother of Lord Venkateswara. By and large, any one can see or hear the names of Indian Lords all thro the Globe.

In the instant case, some time ago – may be few thousands of years ago – Gostani River was said to have flown through the biggest cave of the Asia. It is still a matter of investigation for the science to know the genesis of human being and some say the human beings migrated from African Country. All that may be for the past 10000 years or so. But the Archeological Department found the human remains in this cave, which are said to be dated back to a million years. Does that mean the human inhabitants are from India originally – probably the universal scientists do not prefer to agree? For any reason world is not in a position to accept the ancient culture of India. The NASA Satellite program declared that the ancient bridge between Dhanushkoti and Srilanka was dated back to 17,50,000 years and they said that this was the likely period of Lord Rama ruling the continent and fought the demon by name Ravana then. Indirectly all that means, the Indian culture and civilization is quite unique and quite ancient one. For the simple matter, The Buddhist caves of Ajantha and Ellora dated back to 3000 BC is present in India today. Several facts appear before us when once we look at the facts unbiased and fairly. It does not matter where from civilization commenced, but surely it matters to accept the facts of Life.

Borra Caves are situated 92 kilometers from Vizag and RIVER GOSTANI SAID TO have flown through this biggest cave. We can see the joint of two hills in the cave. The length of the cave is still not known but as it stands it is spread to a kilometer. The height of the cave is more than 50 ft, and in three floors. Several Indian Lords can be seen in the cave through the STALACTITE AND STALAGMITE formations. Several secrets appear to have hidden in the cave. The caves are in the midst of Dandakaranya Forests. Though William King said to have first invented this cave in 1807 AD, but it is an established fact that human remains were found dated back to a million years.

The strength of the cave is visible when the iron ore contents in wagonloads are taken to Visakhapatnam from the top of this cave. It is surely a heavy load and several trains pass thro the spot every day. Logically it speaks of its strength. The Tourist department made special arrangements to pump oxygen etc into the cave to safeguard the tourist. The natural SHIVA LINGA is really a rich place for an Indian Spiritual personality. Goddess Sita appear to have taken bath here and in token of it EVEN TODAY the turmeric colored water flows from the Stone bed area. It is not Sulphor water, but really something unique. One can enjoy a total of a day in the cave observing lot many things – things of natural interest; things formed for the past million years.

I shall be back again soon…
HARA HARA MAHADEVA DR P V SESHA SAI

Suryakshetra 99 Araku Valley


SURYAKSHETRA –99
Dr P V Sesha Sai
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27th May 2005

What this little man speaks…

I believe that you have gone thro my earlier mail mentioning about my trip to Visage and other places. This time I visited Arab Valley along with my wife. 24th and 25th we were there requesting the local tribal to show us the way to visit ancient Goddess temple of the tribes. The temple is situated in the village itself and it is named as GANGAMMA TALLI TEMPLE. Surrounding villages too worship this Goddess and it is very big idol along with an 8-foot length of snake pit.

Araku Valley is situated around 3100 ft above sea level. Visakhapatnam –Kirandul trains pass through the place. It is really a worthy journey in the train when particularly the train passes through 52 plus caves one of which is more than 1 kilometer length. We can enjoy many valleys and greenery in any season. However, summer is not a right time to visit this place though it is considered as OOTY OF A, but we had very bad experience as HOT OOTY OF AP, and the Tourism Development Corporation failed to provide water and current to the tourists particularly in MAYURI GUEST HOUSE. As and when you desire to visit this place, I SUGGEST YOU TO PREFER PUNNAMI RESORT where swimming pool and other facilities help you to feel comfortable.

Nearly 25 kms away from Araku, there is yet another worthy spot at Dumbriguda CHAPARAI which is 3215 ft above sea level, where water constantly flows. Since water flows through a very big stone mat, it is called as CHAPARAI.

ARAKU in Telugu is nothing but red soil. There is another very very important worth seeing place – it is called as PADMAPURAM GARDENS. The Government is taking special interest to help the tribes to realize the importance of herbal plants. It is more or less a promotional activity. We can see CAMPHOR TREE, CHAKRAMANI that is vitamin rich of its quality; SARPAGANDHI for hypertension; KALABANDA for Diabetes; CARDAMOM; PEPPER AND many such. The spicy material like Dalchina Chekka, Sunamukhi etc can also be seen. It is worth visiting since one can know what the plant is and how it looks like.

It is really a place worth visiting once but take care so enjoy by booking a proper place – PUNNAMI HOTELS (YATRI NIWAS) only and their phone number is 08936 249490. We are not fortunate to stay in this hotel, but after physical verification we found that this is the best hotel in the locality. You may contact Central Reservation Office in Hyderabad through phone 040 23298456/57. Probably you need to book the accommodation in advance of say more than three months for your stay in November to January and THAT IS THE ONLY BEST TIME WHEN YOU CAN ENJOY ARAKU VALLEY REALLY.

Something about BORRA CAVES can be seen in the next letter.

I shall be back again soon…

HARA HARA MAHADEVA DR P V SESHA SAI

Suryakshetra 98 - Chennai Kapaaleeswarar Temple


SURYAKSHETRA –98
Dr P V Sesha Sai
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2nd May 2005

What this little man speaks…

Quote: The wise man reads both books and the life.

Now it is time for us in this series of letters, to reach Chennai for onward journey back to Hyderabad. Chennai is not a temple town like Bhubaneswar, but there are many ancient and age old temples and worth visiting places in Chennai. It has long history behind it. To day I am taking you to one of the most ancient the history of which is dated back to 2006 years or so from now. In other words, the available historical evidences speak of this time, surely it is much older than what is known. The temple is SRI KAPAALEESWARAR TEMPLE in Mylapore.

Back to the history, MR PTOLEMY one of the great Greek Geographer visited this temple between 90-168 A.D and described this temple as one of the best temples which he has visited and where he found lot of divinity. Even St. Thomas one of the Apostles of Jesus visited this Holy place in 2nd Century. We are gradually ignoring the greatness of our land, but others duly respect and praise the civilization, which had a landmark during such ancient times. The construction and architectural beauty of the temple was much praised by the visitors. In other words, to be precise and clear, technology developed far and far beyond our expectations, in ancient India long long before.

Mayil in Tamil is the name of PEACOK. It appears that the present area of Mylapore was the land where lot many peacocks were existent. The name MYLAPORE is otherwise is the name of land of Peacocks. Goddess Uma worshipped Lord Kapaleeswarar in this area and after her marriage with the Lord her name turned out as GODDESS KARPAGAMBAL. There is a very big temple tank just outside the boundary wall of the temple, but then it is totally dried up. As seen in most parts of the country the ground water table has gone down and as a result all most all the temple tanks in India – the water ponds for daily usage and for festivals got dried up. Rahu kaal pooja is yet another attraction in this temple. Many grand events take place as per Tamil calendar in this temple and huge crowds gather.

The temple was in the hands of Portuguese till 1566 AD. The present temple is the renovated one, which took place 300 years back.

It appears that much more information about this temple is available in an ancient local Church. Any way this is a temple worth visiting to take the blessings of Lord Kapaaleeswarar.

Quote: As we grow old……..the beauty steals inwards.

I shall be back again soon…

HARA HARA MAHADEVA DR P V SESHA SAI

Suryakshetra 97 - Spirituality is not to reject reason but to go beyond it


SURYAKSHETRA –97
Dr P V Sesha Sai
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2nd May 2005

What this little man speaks…

Quote: To remain spiritual is not to reject reason but to go beyond it.

Now it is time for us to go Narayanavanam where Lord Sri Venkateswara got himself married to Goddess Padmavathy. Goddess Padmavathy is the daughter of Akashraju – the king of the area. Narayanavanam is around 5 kilometers from Puttur. This is another highway to Chennai from Tirupathi. Puttur is nearly 65 kilometers from Tirupathi on Tirupathi-Chennai Highway. One road goes to Chennai via Narayanavanam and the other is a bye pass. Goddess Padmavathy was traced on Golden Lotus while developing the land for performing a Yagna by the name of PUTRAKAAMESHTI. The Lotus is called as PADMAM and since the Goddess is seen on a Lotus she is named as PADMAVATHY. In due course of time Lord Sri Venkateswara desired to marry Goddess and their marriage was performed at Narayanavanam. In token remembrance of the great incident, a temple was constructed for Lord Sri Venkateswara. Their marriage was performed on bright Dasami – the tenth day of Vaisakha month of Sri Vilambi Naama Samvat. That was a Friday.

Today we can see Lord Sri Venkateswara with a long Knife – Khadgam in the left hand, kalyana kankanam to the right hand. This temple was taken over by TTD from Karveti Nagar Samsthan on 29th April 1967. One can comfortably visit the temple from Tirupathi by the timings of the temple are of little inconvenience. The temple remain closed between 12 noon and 4.p.m.

According to the local aged people, the area was a thick forest till recently and now it is turned out to be a concrete jungle. Weaving appears to be a major activity for the villagers here.

Just a few yards from the Main temple, we can see SORAKAAYA SWAMI SIDDHAYOGI JEEVA SAMADHI. One great sage used to stay in these parts helping the villagers with his Sorakaya – an Akshaya Paatra. There is no mention about the age of the sage and finally on the Hasta Star – Saturday, Garuda Panchami of Sobhakrit Samvat i.e. on 29th July of 1903 – to say 102 years ago he went into his Jeeva Samadhi.

A little more than 50 yards from the temple we can see Goddess Champakavalli Sametha Sri Paraasareswar Swamy Shiva Temple appear to have been installed by the great sage Agastya of ancient times. Interestingly for all Lord Shiva Temples of these parts, we find Lord Vishnu as Anga Devata. This again speaks that there is no difference between LORD VISHNU AND LORD SHIVA. It is quite an ancient temple and it is worth visiting.

Six Kilometers from Narayanavanam – around two kilometers from Tirupathi-Chennai highway, we find a wonderful waterfall in the nooks of a hill called as KAILASA KONA. We have visited the place and found seven wells with water coming out of them constantly. The wells are situated on the hilltop and the waterfall is generated from this point. At the bottom, we find a small cave where in Lord Shiva grants us darshan. The great Sage Agastya appears to have worshipped the idol for long time. The presiding deities are named as KAAMAKSHI SAMETHA KAILAASANADHEESWARA SWAMY. It is KAILASAKONA and I request all of you to enjoy the waterfall and a nice bath. Fortunate we are, people are available there for massaging the body. It is a spiritual and re-energizing spot.

I shall be back again soon…

HARA HARA MAHADEVA DR P V SESHA SAI

Suryakshetra 96 - Narayanavanam


SURYAKSHETRA –96
Dr P V Sesha Sai
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2nd May 2005

What this little man speaks…

Quote: A habit is a shirt made of iron.

Before taking you to the Narayanavanam in Chittoor District, I desire to take you to the footsteps to the Lord of seven hills. Most of us know that the steps at Alipiri are the main steps and safe steps to Tirumala. Factually these steps are taken care by the TTD more cautiously than the steps at the other side of the hill from Sreenivasa Mangapuram. It is not known why TTD did not pay attention to this aspect so far, however it appears that they have identified the need to renovate the footpath from Sreenivasa Mangapuram side too.

It was very good drizzle on 27th of April when we decided to climb the hill from Sreenivasa Mangapuram side. It was our practice to start climbing the hill during nighttime in the calm and cool atmosphere. We did not dare so far to climb up the hills in the midst of a hot summer day. But then fortunately the good drizzle cooled down the atmosphere and we really enjoyed each step when the rain/mud associated new fragrance started touching our nose and refreshing us every moment. The thick forest atmosphere and the sounds of the birds thrilled us and quite amused us. IT IS JUST A THREE KILOMETERS WAY when compared to the 8 kilometer way from Alipiri. The steps are just 6 kilometers road distance from Sreenivas Managapuram temple and one may have to take an auto due to improper frequency of the road transportation buses.

The TTD started renovating the steps and constructed the new steps in a most scientific manner where one has to climb up two or three steps and walk a yard or so before climbing up again. But at one point of time the steps are steep up and it is surely not a strenuous job.

There are two ancient structure constructed by the Kings of Chandragiri Fort in between. I have noticed stone-carved Lord Ganesh at different parts on these structures, which speaks of the intention of the rulers of those days to avoid difference between HARI AND HARA. In other words there is no difference between Saiva and Vaishnava Siddhanta. This is much more wanted these days in HINDU RELIGION.

One can also enjoy touching the lotus feet of SRIVARU – Lord Venkateswara WHILE climbing up this side. Perhaps on account of this, this particular route is called as SRIVARI METTU.

A nature lover must climb up this side so that different colors of the trees, their leaves, flowers besides the melodious tones of birds together with the forest beauty – makes the visit most memorable in life. But at present it is not advised to take this path during night times though sufficient lighting arrangements are made by the TTD. Ultimately the steps will reach the top of the hill behind Woodlands hotel. One can also see how difficult it is to pump water from Kalyani dam sources to meet the need of the pilgrims at Tirumala. Normally water flows down to the low level, where as water is pumped up all the way through very big pipes to keep the pilgrims comfortable at the top of the hill.

Everything is possible at the footsteps of Lord.

Quote: A danger foreseen is half avoided.

I shall be back again soon…

HARA HARA MAHADEVA DR P V SESHA SAI

Suryakshetra 95 Chandragiri


SURYAKSHETRA –95
Dr P V Sesha Sai
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2nd May 2005

What this little man speaks…

Quote: When there is no moon, each of us will try to adjust and go by stars.
(Surely there is no othergo)

In Chandragiri itself, we find two more temples of ancient times. One is Sri Rajarajeswari, Moolastana Ellamma temple – Goddess of the town. By the name itself we can observe that there are three Goddesses by the names of Sri Rajarajeswari, Sri Moolastanamma and the third one Ellamma. We have found the temple as an ancient one by its looks and by its construction and other aspects. On an enquiry we got the information that the temple was established by the great sage by name Agastya. This sage appears to have dominated in establishing temples and idols in these parts of the State of Andhra Pradesh. Even the sage has written the lives of most of us centuries ago and preserved them in palm leaves which are available in many parts of Tamilnadu. WONDER IT IS, THE LIVES OF PEOPLE OF TODAY ARE CLEARLY DESCRIBED BY THE SAGE INCLUSIVE OF THE NAMES OF PARENTS, BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN THE FAMILY AND CLEAR DATE OF BIRTH AND HOROSCOPE WHICH WILL INVARIABLY TALLY WITH THE ONE WHICH IS ALREADY PREPARED BY OUR PARENTS AT THE TIME OF BIRTH AS PER INDIAN ASTROLOGICAL SCIENCES.

How the GREAT sage conceived that so and so will born after a few centuries and leads a specific type of life and so on- is a real matter of wonder and surprise. Incidentally all these palm leaves are in Tamil language and they are to be read by a language expert. There are many trained personnel in this field.

We have deviated from the main topic, back to the temple; we have seen a rare UGRA PRATYANGIRA DEVI idol in this temple. It is surely a rare one since we have not come across any such anywhere so far in our visits. By and large it is place worth visiting basing on its ancient structure and of religious importance.

Just a few yards from the aforementioned temple, there is one more Goddess temple of Vasavi Kanyaka Parameswari. We find temples of this Goddess in nooks and corners of Andhra Pradesh today particularly, but then most of them are of recent times. Where as this temple is age old and interestingly this temple is having NAVAGRAHA MANDAPAM where the Navagrahaas are installed with their wives. We see only Navagrahaas in many temples mostly they are nine idols without wives. Contrary to the usual nature, this temple is having Navagraha mandapam with the wives of the Nine ruling Lords of lives of all of us.

There is no need to take extra strain to visit these two temples for the reason they are on the main high way and on our way to Chandragiri Fort.

Thanks to the TTD for having introduced the Sudarshan Token system due to which pilgrims are forced to wait for a day or so in Tirumala/Tirupathi. It is a golden time for the pilgrim to visit in and around places of Tirupati/Tirumala so that they will have an opportunity to assess the greatness of the LAND OF THE LORD besides taking the blessings of the Lords of different times.

Quote: A gem is not polished without rubbing nor is a man perfected without trails.

I shall be back again soon…
HARA HARA MAHADEVA DR P V SESHA SAI

Suryakshetra 94 - Sri Krishna Devaraya


SURYAKSHETRA –94
Dr P V Sesha Sai
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2nd May 2005
What this little man speaks…
Quote: When the defects of others are perceived with so much clarity, it is because one possesses them himself.

It is now time for me in these series of informative letters encircling Lord Venkateswara of Tirumala, to take you another four kilometers from Thondavada, to a total distance of around 15 kilometers from Tirupati. It is the mighty KINGDOM of Royala Dynasty. It is difficult for any one to forget Sri Krishna Devaraya who ruled the Vijayanagar Kingdom from Hampi. What Kind Krishna Devaraya has something with the Chadragiri Fort – may be a question to be put to me now by you. To see the role of Krishna Deva Raya, probably I may have to take you to 966 AD. This Fort was built by that time and in the later part of the century and sometime afterwards as per historical evidences, The great Hari Hara Raayalu and Bukka Rayalu built Vijayanagar Empire. Lord Hampi Virupaaksha was the family Lord of the Rayala Family. They ruled most parts of today Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu, Maharashtra, and Karnataka with HAMPI as their capital. The family flourished well and established under the rule of SALUVA NARASIMHA RAYALU. He established himself as one of the best rulers and in was in 1426 A.D, he visited Tirumala and that took up time the Chandragiri Fort had a weak ruler and the Fort by Saluva Narasimha Rayalu. From that time Chandragiri gained importance and turned out be a landmark in the family history of Hampi Rulers.

Rayala Family honored the Great Poet Gowda Dindima Bhattu and Kavi Sarvabhowma Srinadh at this Fort. After some time The Second Singarayalu who ruled Hampi had a tough time with Adilshah of Bijapur when the Singarayalu obtained support from the Navab of Golconda and successfully fought the war against the Sultan of Bijapur. It was exactly during this period the rulers of Chandragiri Fort built the temples and shelters at Tirumala. The life of the rulers of Chadragiri was linked to the Lord of Seven Hills.

Soon the famous kind Krishna Devaraya came to power and he contributed his best to the Tirumala Lord. The eyebrows are up and wrinkles of smile are seen on any body face on hearing the name of TENALI RAMAKRISHNA. He was one of the poets out of eight great poets in the Krishna Devaraya Court. Chandragiri Fort witnessed the humorous fight of Tanali Ramakrishan and Kasi Pundit making the TILAKASHTA MAHISHA BANDHANAM as a media. By 1529 A.D the health condition of King Krishna Devaraya deteriorated and Achutaraya – the son of Krishna Devaraya who was the commander in charge of Chandragiri Fort, was crowned as the Emperor of Vijayanagara Kingdom uniquely at the Lotus feet of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala. The great poets Purandaradas and Annamaacharya together composed many praising Lord Venkateswara at this Fort. Over a period of time the subsequent rulers of Hampi were forced to surrender their Hampi Fort to the Sultan of Bijapur and took shelter in the Chandragiri Fort. But then the rulers found themselves financially in a bad shape and it was exactly these circumstances forced them to enter into a treaty with the East India Company. On 22nd August 1639 a lease agreement was also signed between the East India Company and the ruler of Chandragiri Fort. But even this has not helped the Rayala Family well, and later in 1642 A.D the emperor was forced to escape to Mysore to save himself and the Chandragiri Fort went into the hands of Navab of Golconda. The present comforts pilgrims enjoy at Tirumala are on account of the stepping stones laid down by the rulers of Chandragiri Fort.

One may surely shed tears on seeing the ruins of the Chandragiri Fort and beautifully carved stones, which speaks of their heroic period in the recent history.

Light and Sound Show is arranged at Chadragiri Fort by AP Tourism Development Corporation and the show starts at 07.00-p.m. everyday. It is equally important for any pilgrim to visit this place and know the history behind the Lord of Seven Hills.
I shall be back again soon… HARA HARA MAHADEVA DR P V SESHA SAI

Suryakshetra 93 - What is to see at Tirupathi

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2nd May 2005

SURYAKSHETRA 93
What this little man speaks………………………………………………

I had already passed on an information about my trip to Tirumala and other places between 25th April and today. My dear friends, visiting of a place are one aspect, looking at it in a different angle is yet another aspect. Many of you must have visited quite number of times the Holy place TIRUMALA – at least once by now. Usually when we plan to visit Tirumala we feel like taking darshan of the Lord as quickly as possible and return back. May be, we do not give any IMPORTANCE for other things other than the Holy Lord, or we do not have much time to pay attention to other things either on our way to or our return.

I too would have returned back, but then when we believe that the Lord himself is present at Tirumala, I looked at the other side of the coin and started thinking that there should have been other Lords in and around the Holy place in an unusual manner, since the Lord himself proved himself unusually on this earth. The places normally we visit include Kapila Teertham, Govindarajaswamy temple, Paapa Naasanam, Alivelu Mangapuram etc. But there are many other places which are NAARAYANA VANAM, TONDAVADA, APPPALAYA GUNTA, KAILASA KONA, BUGGA, SRINIVASA MANGAPURAM, KARVETI NAGARAM, CHANDRAGIRI, NAAGALAPURAM, SADASIVA KONA, and AND MANY MORE.

They are surely not places of ordinary nature; to start with I am taking you to the first place THONDAVADA. Thondavada is situated on the banks of Suvarna Mukhi River just 12 kilometers from Tirupathi on Tirupathi-Chittoor high way. Lord Venkateswara, after his marriage said to have spent 6 months in this holy place as per Bhavishyottara Puranam. The great sage AGSTYA MAHAAMUNI perhaps spent much of his life time in these parts only. His life is linked to Lord Venkateswara as per the authoritative information available in many parts of the places mentioned above. The place is a Sangamam of three rivers SUVARNAMUKHI -KALYANI-BHIMA and most unfortunately as is found in many other places, NOT A SINGLE DROP OF WATER IS seen in this river too. Even sand is disappearing and this is yet another story or our bad administration on water management. Lord Venkateswara Vishnu Paadaalu is available in the river. Factually it is the place of Sage Agastya and it is said that Lord Venkateswara after his marriage with Goddess Padmavathy worshipped the Holy Lord AANANDAVALLI SAMETHA AGSTYEESWARA SWAMY at this place. Later Goddess Mahalakshmi appeared here and from here she left for Kolhapur in Maharashtra. Even to day we can see Goddess Lakshmi idol here in a different manner in the temple.
I suggest you to touch the lotus feet of Goddess and I am sure each of you enjoy beyond description. Next time when you visit Tirumala please do not forget to take the blessings of Holy Goddess even when you plan to visit Kanipakkam in Chittoor district. This temple is just a kilometer inside from the highway. We are now proceeding to Chandragiri Fort……………..
I shall be back again soon…………………HARA HARA MAHADEVA DR P V SESHASAI

Suryakshetra 91 - Ugra Narasimha


SURYAKSHETRA –91
Dr P V Sesha Sai
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20th April 2005

What this little man speaks…

Quote: 1) Each time we read and think a seed is sown for the future
2) Education begins with life.

I am once again presenting one unique experience I had today when I visited Nacharam Gutta in Medak district. The place is situated nearly 30 kilometers plus from Bowenpally on Nizamabad – Nagpur Highway and before entering Toopran a turn is to be taken towards Gajwel State High Way and just 2 kilo meters from the National High Way, on the State High way road itself the temple is situated. It is in Vargil Mandal of Medak District. It is a small hillock with number of cave like curves.

I have come to know about the place through a like minded person who described that one Sadhu Maharaj gives his divine appearance now and then at the spot. It appears he visits the place uninvited and spends some time there and disappears. Ofcourse though this becomes the inspiration for the journey, I give the details of the spot and what I have seen there along with my wife and other friends.

The spot is a clear indication of existence of good number of caves. In one of the cave Lord Ugra Narasimha gave his divine appearance as SWAYAMBOO. The place is on the bank of HARIDRA RIVER a tributary to river Manjira. NOT A DROP OF WATER IS SEEN NOR ANY INDICATION OR SIGN FOR WATER HAVING FLOWN IN THE RECENT PAST.

Probably the river might have its past glory as in the case of many rivers today in India.
The Kshetra Paalaka for the area is LORD BHAIRAVA SWAMY. People used to fear to enter into the cave due to the fear of Lord Ugra Narasimha Swamy. Later the local people installed Goddess Lakshmi and reshaped the cave so that the Lord is seen straight to a devotee instead of entering into the dark cave. The presiding deity is facing Southeast.

After long long time we have seen well with water in the temple premises. The depth of the well is not much but then the water is perennial. Even when the river dried up, the temple well is a source of life there. Of late, we do not know the reason why Lord Narasimha Swamy is blessing us to visit his temples; often we are taking blessings from him. There appears to be eight more temples of the Lord in and around the area, but then time did not permit us to visit all of them.

There is a SWAYAMBHOO Lord Hanuman too in the cave. There are other temples like that of Lord Shiva; Navagraha Temple; temple for Lord Satyanarayana Swamy; temple for Lord Datta Sai; temple for Lord Raama in the same complex. Only Lord Hanuman deity appears to be of ancient ages and all others of recent origin. The entire cave is carved properly so that the pilgrims have no inconvenience to move around. By and large, uniquely it is a temple of LORD HARI AND LORD HARA depicting itself with no differences between SHIVA AND KESAVA.

Our AANANDAASHRAMAM is hardly 5 kilometers from the temple. It is quite visible that IT IS ONE OF THE ANCIENT TEMPLES OF INDIA WITH SOME RICH TRADITIONAL BACKGROUND. We are making out further study to know its genesis etc. The temple is under Endowments control. More about this in due course of time…………………...

Quote: There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.

I shall be back again soon…………
HARA HARA MAHADEVA DR P V SESHA SAI

Suryakshetra 90 - Adventures in Nalgonda - Jeedikallu


SURYAKSHETRA –90
Dr P V Sesha Sai
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12th April 2005

What this little man speaks…
Quote: Modesty is the clothing of talent.

This time I am forced to keep other usual subjects which are in forefront for discussion on this paper, to pay little more attention than needed onto an ancient place which GRANTED US PERMISSION FOR US TO VISIT AND ENJOY ITS HISTORICAL BEAUTY. For a while I am taking you to the centuries old historical place/temple called Sri Veerachala Jeedikallu in Lingala Ghanapur Mandal of Warangal District. The place is situated around 85 kilometers from Hyderabad and part of the temple is in Nalgonda district. In other words the situation of this temple is in between the borderline of both the districts.

As per Brahmanda Puranam – Uttara Khandam, long long back Lord Sri Ram appeared to have visited this place and according to the chief priest, the area is named as DANDAKAARANYA. From here Lord Sriram appears to have released his arrow on the golden deer. Just four kilometers from the main temple, there is another spot where Lord appears to have kneeled down. In token of it, there is a very small spot of 12X12X12 inches dimension in which water oases. We tried to dry the spot but in vain. Soon the little pond started filling up with water. Incidentally the spot is on a single granite stone rock. The entire area is single granite stone and the spot is located on it.

Back to the main temple, the spot is on a single granite stone hillock on the top of which there are two ponds called PAALAGUNDAM AND JEEDIGUNDAM. We could not gather accurate information about their depth, but surely they appear to be quite deep enough. The third one is the main Pond called by the name of Lord Rama and the temple does not possess any idol, but the pond itself is worshipped. The word JEEDI is denoted for BLACK and KALLU for STONE. Probably JEEDIKALLU is nothing but BLACK GRANITE STONE ROCK. Wonder it is as to how the ponds appear on the hillock and do not get dried even in summer. For quite some centuries, pilgrims offer pumpkins etc in token gratitude of their being blessed with children. Most of the children are named after JEEDIKALLU RAMACHANDRA MURTHY which is apparently a reflection of people’s confidence on the Lord in these parts of both the districts particularly and in other parts of Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra State as per the information gathered by us. This ancient temple is under the governance of State of Andhra Pradesh and AS USUAL large number of tourists can not visit this Holy Place due to non-availability of transportation and other facilities.

Quote: One has to dig a well before he is thirsty.

. I shall be back again soon…………HARA HARA MAHADEVA DR P V SESHA SAI

Suryakshetra 89 - continuation Tamboolam

POOJYA JAGADGURU SRI SRI SRI GANESANANDA BHARATHI MAHASWAMIJI IS WITH US NOW AND ON 13TH OF FEBRUARY HE IS STARTING THE ASHRAMAM CONSTRUCTION WORK AT TOOPRAN VILLAGE IN MEDAK DISTRICT WHICH IS 40 KM AWAY FROM SECUNDERABAD RAILWAY STATION ADJACENT TO NAGPUR NATIONAL HIGHWAY AND BY THE SIDE OF NARSAPUR STATE HIGHWAY. MORE DETAILS SHORTLY.

& NOW

SURYAKSHETRA –89
Dr P V Sesha Sai
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5TH February 2005

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WONDERS OF TAMBOOLAM – INDIAN TRADITIONAL SYSTEM
(Continuation from Suryakshetra 88)

In continuation I desire to give you some more authenticated and material information about the medicinal values of the other ingredients earlier informed.

Perhaps this becomes the last letter with regard to the information on this topic. We have our principle not to exceed any topic beyond a page as such this topic is continued on four different sheets. Now………

Cardamom : It is normally grown in Malabar area of South India. There are two varieties – the small one where the seeds are smaller; the big one which is white in color but contains seeds of bigger size. However there is no qualitative difference in both of them. This is liked even in cooking in many parts of India and in other Asian countries too. This is also used in syrups for its best fragrance. Many sages have appreciated the value of this wonder seed for the reason it subsides thirstiness and creates appetite. It is a good and natural mouth refresher. It is called ELACHI in Hindi and also in sanskrit. It is the best advised particularly in Kidney related problems. It is one of the spices of the best quality. This can be even chewed and it is better than the chemically made chewing gum.

Cary Ophyllus Aromatieus: It is otherwise called as Lovang in Hindi and Sanskrit. In literal terms of sanskrit it is called as DEVA KUSUMA, Sri Pushpa, Lovong and in most of the other Indian languages it is called as LOVANG. It is normally grown in Zanzibar islands. It gives flowers six years normally after its plantation. It is plucked with its petals and calyx tube which contains inside the stamens or male threads and inside deep in it, it contains style or female part. The entire part is plucked and dried and for all practical purposes it can be treated as a flower. It is crushed and oil is extracted from it which is the best for many ailments particularly that of the mouth and the tooth. It is considered to be the best in Nerves related problems and continued head ache, further in TB etc lungs related problems. For Asthmatic patient it is said to be a God given gift. It is quite strong in its taste and it has many medicinal values.

Now when we sum up and see all the ingredients suggested along with a PAN appear to be of great value for a perfect health. Perhaps on observing the greatness, our sages suggested and introduced a systematic procedure of making a pan and offering to the Lord and ultimately consumed by us.

For all practical purposes, the Indian Traditional Systems are one way or the other related for the best welfare of all of us. It is not to be misunderstood and worshipping of a Lord using so many items are meant for the LORD ONLY. The Indian traditional system is an indirect quite well disciplined approach for all of us to inculcate healthy habits so that we can live long --- and live quite comfortably without any supplementary application of medicines. It is an in-built medical technology advocated by our sages since thousands of years.

It is now our choice to follow or…………….

. I shall be back again soon…………HARA HARA MAHADEVA DR P V SESHA SAI

Suryakshetra 88 - Tamboolam continuation


SURYAKSHETRA –88
Dr P V Sesha Sai
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27th January 2005

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WONDERS OF TAMBOOLAM – INDIAN TRADITIONAL SYSTEM
(Continuation from Suryakshetra 87)

In continuation I desire to give you some more authenticated and material information about the medicinal values of the other ingredients earlier informed.

JAIPHAL: It is called as Myristica Fragrans Nutmeg It is normally grown in Sumatra, Java Islands and in some parts of Ceylon and Malabar area in India. It is from a flower and seed base. The leaves of the flower as well the seeds are used in sweets. This is particularly occupying some space in Indian Kitchens due to its nice smell and fragrance. It has excellent oil content and it spreads through the body very quickly. It creates appetite and it is recommended to improve vitality. It arrests offensive breath and works as a healer for wounds in the mouth. I really feel incapable to express the greatness of this on this small paper. Both the flower leaves and the seed are used in the pan in most of the parts in India.

SAFFRON: It is called as Crocus Sativus. It is grown in Kashmir in India; Spain; France; and some other parts of Europe. It is deep red in color and it is a part of the leaves of a flower. It is of quite lightweight and very costly due to insufficient supply. It is used in most of the dishes commonly in Europe and in India is used either in pan or in sweets. In some parts of the country, even pregnant ladies use this to improve the complexion of the baby in the womb. Medically it is found to be a fever or virus resistant for pregnant ladies. It is mostly used as a cure for Lucoderma or white spots on the skin. In other words this is a preventive and cure for some skin problems.

CINUSMON: This is called as Gudtwak in Sanskrit and DALCHINA CHEKKA IN TELUGU. It is normally grown in Ceylon and Malabar and in such climatic conditions. The skin of the trunk is the main essence of this topic. It contains strong tongue burning as well sweet taste in its raw form. It creates appetite and cures abdominal disorders. Interestingly it also helps reducing offensive breath and bad odor. As earlier informed the Indian product is inferior to Ceylon and that of China since the climatic conditions of both the countries suits it most than that of Indian Climatic Condition and soil. According to Bhava Prakasika – one of the Indian ayurvedic references, the Indian generated is called as LAATA PARNI. According to Atri Samhiti – this herbal product can be very safely used in cooking as well in its raw form. In another research work it has been proved that this arrests diarrhea. According to Vastu Guna Deepika it is understood that this will help curing ulcers and abdominal pains due to infectious disorders.

In the recent times I have seen an article where it is mentioned that this particular herb helps diabetics quite a lot. One article has gone to the extent of mentioning that this is a wonder remedy for diabetic patients. What else a diabetic of this world needs than worshipping this holy herb if it is proved to help them in the authenticated tests conducted in a lab for this purpose? But surely something and something really a wonder can be found by the future generations in this aspect through this herb . But for the time being it is quite safe for intake through a Pan as per the topic on which we are proceeding.

Kindly wait for the rest of the items in the next issue.

. I shall be back again soon…………HARA HARA MAHADEVA DR P V SESHA SAI

Suryakshetra 87 - Tamboolam


SURYAKSHETRA –87
Dr P V Sesha Sai
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27th January 2005

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WONDERS OF TAMBOOLAM – INDIAN TRADITIONAL SYSTEM
(Continuation from Suryakshetra 86)

In continuation I desire to give you some more information authenticated and material information about the medicinal values of the other ingredients earlier informed.

CAMPHOR: It is my desire to the readers not to misunderstand this CAMPHOR with the one available for lit before Holy Shrines in temples. The camphor which I am referring for Taamboolam or Pan has some indirect connection to the Camphor which is normally the secretion from a kind of trees particularly grown in China, Japan, Borneo Islands etc. The difference between these two is that Pan Camphor is a cooked one and with a kind of sweet fragrance recommended for eating directly or in sweets or pan etc., where as the Camphor for lit purpose is a strong one and not recommended for eating. But both of them are highly inflammable. Presently when we take the quality of the Pan Camphor, it can be said that it is a wonder remedy for DIABETES. It stops frequent urination and it reduces bad odor and offensive breath. Interestingly it is observed to reduce the problems concerning eyesight. There are hundreds of applications of this wonder herb when used along with other medicinal plants. I have seen in number of houses using this to get rid of normal headache and this is from WONDER GRAND MA BOX.

BETEL NUT: As said earlier it is called as Areca Catechu or Areca Nut or Betel nut. It is in the species of Date Palm. It does not contain any branches and it grows to 70 to 80 feet high and like Coconut it contains lengthy leaves. It is normally grown in some coastal parts of Andhra Pradesh in India, Konkan Area and Malbar area in Kerala. In most of the parts of Northern India and in Orissa State dried seed without boiling is liked. In other parts of the Country only boiled black cut seeds are used commonly. According to Indian Traditional System, people offer Betel Nut and betel leave as a matter of respect to their guests. In all functions like marriages, fundamentally these two are considered most important. The seed contains TANNIC & Gallic acid AND it has oil contents in it. Even today this is used st TAPEWORM OR ROUND WORM and the gist is called as ARECALINE. This is also considered to help men to regain their vitality and restregthening the nervous system. There are number of applications using this wonder herb, for the time being it is a boon in PAN – TAABOOLAM.

CALCIUM: It is called as SIAAKSHARA in Sanskrit. There are two or three varieties of white cement type clay. In the good olden days WHITE WASHING TO HOUSES is done using this. These rocks are taken out from mines and like bricks they are cooked. It contains very strong odor and it is fundamentally anti bacterial. Probably that is the reason it is mostly used for white washing and people used to refresh themselves, further to getting themselves freed from mosquito’s etc. It creates burns and wounds if applied as it is in large quantities. It is a safe medicine in conjunction with some of the other materials. It creates wounds and rupture in the mouth, if excessively taken and if taken in raw form without combining other material. It is a supportive drug for calcium deficiency in human body. Thus when a person desires to chew a pan, this calcium content too is taken into the body. In the present context, this is used in small quantity on the betel leaf and on it other ingredients are applied before making a PLEASANT PAN – TAAMBOOLAM.


. I shall be back again soon…………HARA HARA MAHADEVA DR
P V SESHA SAI

Suryakshetra 86 - Secrets Behind PAN


SURYAKSHETRA –86
Dr P V Sesha Sai
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18th January 2005

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WONDERS OF TAMBOOLAM – INDIAN TRADITIONAL SYSTEM

It is a fact I have not acquired proficiency in application of medicines. At the same time, I am trusting the ancient sages of India and their methodology with a high degree of confidence that they struggled hard for the over all welfare of mankind and as such invented many things in the interest of the society. This basic thought is an indisputable one and this is the basis for this.

“Pooogiphalaicha Karpurai Naagavalli Dalairyutam……” which means PAN has to be taken immediately after meal which should contain the following items as per the ancient sages:

These days we see people chewing pan with Tobacco and other Masaalaas Chemically prepared exposing themselves to high-risk zones medically. The Government has gone to the extent of imposing a ban on these materials. Irrespective of age, locality we can see people from the Himalayan Ranges to the Kanya Kumari addicted to PAN MASAALA. People prefer to sacrifice their gifted Tooth and precious health for this. Anything excessive dosage is not advisable, but surely had the ancient formula been properly propagated, the systematic combination would have helped millions to some extent to guard their health and take suitable protection to the parts of their body. We can not afford leaving even a single life, in the instant case, millions of lives are involved and something is to be done in this regard.

1) Areca Catechu or Areca Nut or Betel–Nut; Poogah in Sanskrit; Supari in Hindi, Bangali, Gujarati and in Marathi; Vakka in Telugu, 2) Camphor; Hima Kapoor in Sanskrit; Kapoor in Hindi and mostly the same in other Indian Languages, 3) Betel leaves; Nagavalli in Sanskrit; Tambooli or Pan in Hindi; Vetrilai in Tamil; Tamalapaaku in Telugu, 4) Calcium; Sudha or Silaakshara in Sanskrit; Chuna in Hindi; Sunnam in Telugu, 5) Myristica Fragrans Nutmeg; Jaatiphal in Sanskrit; Jayaphal in Hindi; Jaajikaaya in Telugu 6) Saffron; Kaasmiraja in Sanskrit; Kesar in Almost all Indian Languages; Crocus Sativus Botanically; Kunkuma Poovu in Telugu, 7) Cinnamon; Varraanga or Gudatwak in Sanskrit; Maruguja in Hindi; Daalchina Chekka in Telugu, 8) Cardamom; Ela in Sanskrit; Elachi in Hindi; Elakulu in Telugu, 9) Cary Ophyllus Aromatieus; Devakusuma in Sanskrit or Sripushpa, Lovanga; Lowangi in Hindi; Lavang in most of the Indian Languages including Telugu.

Now let us examine each material and its effect as per Materia Medica.

Betel Leaves are from creeper family. In some parts of the Globe it is observed that oil is applied on these leaves and after heating it, the same is put on the chest or abdomen to gain relief from abdominal pains etc. For that matter number of applications in different ways are suggested as per AYURVEDA but by all means it is one boon for those who suffer from facial bad odors or from mouth. It is in fact a mouth refresher. It has the capacity to grant relief from allergies and coughs. It creates appetite and it is anti-asthmatic. Vocal cards are activated to produce sounds with clarity. It is a wonderful remedy for Pioria.

Since it is our principle not to write any article beyond a page, I am forced to continue the matter in the next magazine. I shall be back again soon…………HARA HARA MAHADEVA DR P V SESHA SAI

Suryakshetra 85 - Mathematics Behind Srichakra


SURYAKSHETRA –85

Dr P V Sesha Sai
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3rd January 2005
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PROBABLE
CHEMISTRY AND MATHEMATICS BEHIND SHIV LINGA AND SRI CHAKRA
(Continuation to Suryakshetra 84)

What this little man speaks………………..

Any Shiva Linga has some quantity of magnetic field. Persons circling the Shiva Linga are considered to have been circling the magnetic field. When a circling is made naturally it is in conjunction with a running electrical field. Thus the totality of magnetic field and electrical field are considered to generate a new power amongst the person circling the Linga.

Similarly when we chant the Vedic texts a kind of air circling generates. AIR is a carrier and it has 0 degrees Centigrade heat. Its normal mobility is 331.3 meters per Second. Thus the mobility of AIR per minute is 19,878 meters and similarly per hour is 11,92,680 meters. Water contains normally 25 degrees centigrade heat and the power is 1498 meters per second. Fire heat is from 0 degrees centigrade and changes its degrees from time to circumstances and 331.3 centimeters per second energy. Now coming to the subject, we can imagine what kind of electricity is generated in a Vedic ritual like a YAGNA where the sound power in conjunction with water for abhishek and sacrifices to the Holy fire is offered simultaneously. According to vedic text – particularly in PURUSHA SUKTA – the word SAHASRA is denoted as infinite and unlimited and not merely a thousand – thus “sahasra seersha purusha………..” means unlimited and infinite number of points generated in the waves created from a center point has the same density as that of the center point or the origin.

Application of the same principle to the SRI CHAKRA ARCHANA where there is a BINDU – a center point and number of triangles on account of the upper four and lower five denoting to THE HOLY NUMBER NINE – 9, thus creates number of waves where similar power of the center can be experienced. Since this happened to be from INDIAN continent, normally it may take some more time for the world to come to this understanding, as BLING BELIEF IS ATTRIBUTED to Indian Traditional Systems. Indian Traditional Systems are the outcome of the sacrifices made by number of great sages who did not care for any reward or remuneration. Even the most authoritative science like AYURVEDA is of Indian Origin. Friends you may be aware as to how many persons might have sacrificed their lives to test each natural element to bring out MATERIA MEDICA. They did not have any selfish motive for making this research.

Unfortunately over a period of time, further generations developed a kind of craze towards others in the context of modernization, forgetting the fact that we are already modern and the engineering structures which appear today in many parts of the country those of ancient ages, speak how ADVANCED WE WERE CENTURIES AGO. My only eagerness is that LET US NOT belittle our sciences and sacrifices of our ancient SAGES. There might have been a few undesirable practices and even the other parts of the Globe are not an exception for such. As an educated, let us respect our culture and tradition at the same time let us not be a part for blind beliefs. Let us upkeep our RICH AND VERY RICH TRADITIONS AND family systems, obedience and respect to elders so on which are a must for the NEXT GENERATION.

I shall be back again soon…………………..HARA HARA
MAHADEVA DR P V SESHA SAI

Suryakshetra 84 - Chemistry Behind Shiv Linga


SURYAKSHETRA –84

Dr P V Sesha Sai
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6TH November 2004
What this little man speaks…………………………
PROBABLE
CHEMISTRY AND MATHEMATICS BEHIND SHIV LINGA AND SRI CHAKRA

While referring to the Suryakshetra 83, I desire to mention here that amongst Parents, Master and God, the master –GURU ranks first for the reason, parents are responsible for giving us birth but then it is on account of some forces they gave birth to us unknowingly and further the brought up etc again depends on their capabilities etc. God – the Almighty is not apparently seen for giving knowledge and us all life comforts though all that is his creation. Surely GURU IS THE only one who impartially grants us vision and knowledge without anticipating any reward or return. He becomes the TRUE FRIEND, PHILOSOPHER AND THE GUIDE AND it is only on account of our total surrendering to him, we can gain knowledge which is a stepping stone for our livelihood and other associated comforts.

The vedic order says that GURU BRAHMA GURU VISHNU AND GURUDEVO MAHESWARA. In other words Guru is sometime equated to the Lord and sometimes more than the Lord is too. He does not act as per our choice and he is also a physical form of a MAN and with all likes and dislikes associated with the physical body, but then, as much as we do not see a simple stone in the idols of a temple, it is our duty to develop the conceptual skill to see the divinity in Guru. In the absence of our skill to develop the concept to visualize the DIVINITY in guru, we may fail to receive what is expected to be received by us from HIS DIVINE FORM. Are we in a position to see only a stone in Lord Venkateswara- certainly not? Hence all that depends on the way in which see. Let us not ask our GURU to remain, as we desire.

Sometimes, we consider SHIV LING as SHIV’S LING but it is really a shortsighted meaning for the reason there can not be BRAHMALING, VISHNU LING OR RAM LING ETC. SHIV EVA SWAYAM LINGAM – in other words LORD SHIVA is one force which is hidden in all living and non living beings. Leenam – Gamayateeti Lingam – MEANS the one, which is hidden, which is total, which is responsible for creation and which is LOKA KANLYANA KAARAK is THE SHIV LING. Shiva as per dictionary meaning is KALYANKAR, MANGALKAR, SUKHAKAR, and SUBHAKAR. The Vedas says– SAM SUKHAM KAROTEETI SANKARA. Coming to the formation of SHIV LING, no other idol in Hinduism is worshiped in the cylindrical shape or round shape. It is to be remembered here that even the Earth is of round shape. Shiva Ling is possessing ALPHA, GAMA BETA rays as is in the science of Atom, for the reason it is a part of the earth and is in the shape of earth.

Earth contains liquid form of Nitric Acid. I got an equation like MG + 2H NO 3 = MG (NO3) + H2 which means when acids reacts with metals they give birth to abundant power. Thus as and when we pour water or milk or PANCHA AMRUTHs like the life protecting milk etc onto the Shiva ling there create a chemical reaction. This subject is under deep study and more information is in being given in the next few issues. As per Hindu Sastras, we put Mercury under Shiva Ling at the time of installation. The Circle shaped Shiva Ling releases OXYGEN and more so when it is associated with MERCURY. More and more Oxygen is created due to the association of Oxygen with Mercury. As much the Mercury contents so much becomes the volume of Oxygen. The secret of Vayu Ling is nothing but this. The Oxygen so created will attract the proteins in the nature and thereupon creates OXY PROTEINS.

Thus Shiva Ling and its surroundings becomes more and more Oxy generating places. Agni – Fire is a conjunction or composition of ELECTRONS AND PROTEINS. Shiva Ling area is nothing but an excellent FIRE PLACE, which helps us to live more actively than elsewhere. It is nothing but a DYNAMIC MAGNETIC FIELD. This subject is also being studied from a different angle to derive at a perfect scientific conclusion.
I shall be back again soon……………………….HARA HARA MAHADEVA DR P V SESHA SAI

Suryakshetra 83 - Importance of Master



SURYAKSHETRA –83

Vedanta Visarada, Adhyatmika Ratna, Sri Yaaga Vidya Praveena
Dr P V Sesha Sai
M.Com. CAIIB. B.L., AMIMA., Dip UNIU.,
(Former Chief Officer: Syndicate Bank)
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5th November 2004
What this little man speaks………………………………………………..

Reg.: GURU – SUPREME - THE MASTER & A SMALL TOPIC ON IDOL WORSHIP

As per the ancient texts GURU IS CONSIDERED AS BRAHMA, VISHNU AND MAHESWAR. In other words GURU HAS BEEN CONSIDERED AS THE SUPREME. Persons who have been following this paper were already in touch with the subject, however it is being repeated for the information of latest additional addressees so that they too can give us their opinion on the subject. Bhagavan Maanusha Roopena – to say, the Almighty interacts with us in the form of a human being mostly and in certain exception cases in his own form which is quite rare and not seen in one in ten laks cases. Guru – the master can not be treated as a simple human being though he has all other likes and dislikes like most of us. This is for the reason he possess unusual knowledge which will be able to reshape us and rebuild our desired kingdom in the shortest span of time. His knowledge is a treasure for us and his experiences are our manuals. As such, a master is a master and no second opinion. IN THE ABSENCE OF SUCH STRONG CONCEPT, PERHAPS WE MAY EQUATE THE MASTER WITH US AS NORMAL AS WE ARE AND WE WILL BE SURELY MISSING THE RICHNESS WHICH WE OUGHT TO SEE IN CASE WE HAVE STRONG CONCEPTION THAT WE SHOULD BECOME KNOWLEDGEABLE. Hence a master – either in a school, or in a college, or in office, or spiritually or for that matter in whatever school we remain shall ever remain GREAT. In the absence of this approach, we will surely fail to catch the true knowledge, which we need.


A few fear to keep the idols of Lords in the house. They feel as if they are committing a sin in case they keep idols of Lords in their houses. I desire to make it very clear that the Himalayan sage whom I met very recently made it specifically clear that IDOL WORSHIP IS NOT A SIN and mere possession of Idols does not make any one to suffer. The fear has been ruled as a baseless concept and THE SAGE made it clear that in SAGUNOPASANA i.e. in IDOL worship a person is equated to the related Lord or his force and there upon a sense of ONENESS is attained over a period of time. Concentration or centralizing of energy is gradually or automatically derived leading to further advancement in the subject desired. Hence I appeal to my friends not to keep any fear complex but surely go ahead so that THEY CAN REALLY ENJOY SOON the presence of the Lord of their choice. PRACTICE MAKES MEN PERFECT, you all know. You may now know that HUNGER MAKES HARD BEANS SWEET. Our hunger and our strong desire – manasa vaacha and karmana shall lead to the destination very soon than expected. Let us not accept any kind of dejection.

I shall be back again soon………………………HARA HARA MAHADEVA DR P V SESHA SAI

Suryakshetra 82 Isolated We go

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SURYAKSHETRA –82
What this little man speaks… ISOLATED WE ENTERED THE WORLD ..ISOLATED WE GO
Isolation -------a word which has the most fear creating meaning. Isolation is the “ultimate” whether someone accepts or not. The fear, sorrow, happiness and all that are in ISOLATION. Whether any one of you accepts the word or not, one day or the other ISOLATION has be experienced by each of us.

Quote: It is not the employer who pays the wages, the truth is that he only handles money. It is the product that pays the wages.

In the recent past, perhaps not even three days, I was to pay attention on this subject ISOLATION. There will not be sufficient TIME for most of us to think of ISOLATION WHILE IN GOOD AGE. I have seen, we do not really realize the boons that were granted to us by the Lord. We do not for a moment accept that we are blessed with boons, for the reasons, the other pressures that are thirst on us do not allow us to look at the other side of the coin some time the culture we developed amongst ourselves too. For example, a blind person knows what boon others who have both the eyes. He realized the importance of eye because he does not have one such. The person who have both the eyes properly working have no time to think of the boon he is enjoying.

Similarly it is very difficult for us to realize the importance of our own family members. Normally they are alone available for us to show our anger, uneasiness and what not. We surely know that others do not bear all this unwanted qualities of us. But the fact is that the OTHERS do not run with us for long time. At the best only our family members beyond their “likes and dislikes” try to live with us and bear us.

Most of us must have the sweet memories of the past, the memories relating to the lovely spending of time with grand daughter or our own children. Each of them physically and gradually disappears from us leaving us alone and leaving the MEMORIES only to us. It is a fact. I JUST REALIZED THAT PHILOSOPHY IS NOTHING BUT ACCEPTANCE OF FACTS. This has struck my brain a week ago. Though I was a student of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan studying Vedanta Visarada course for quite a long time, I realized the simple meaning of philosophy only last week. Surely the reason, some changes have come into our house; my naughty grand daughter and grand son who have come from US went back along with their mother – my eldest daughter; my second daughter who got married a few months ago left for US to meet her husband; my only son who happened to be a B Tech left for higher studies and ME, my wife are remained in the house feeling the sense of ISOLATION at this stage.

Thank Lord, having been worshipping HIM right from the childhood days, we feel that now LORD IS WITH US.

The purpose of writing all this is to urge upon to utilize the most valuable time in all sweetness possible with all yours in the family. Try to educate the children on the best and sound lines so that they develop a kind of oneness. PLEASE REMEMBER PHYSICAL ISOLATION IS POSSIBLE BUT SURELY NOT THE MEMORY ISOLATION. Memories live with us and that is the reason why I write this requesting all of you to CREATE AS MANY MEMORIES AS MUCH WHICH CAN NOT BE ISOLATED FOREVER. The time runs fast and it does not wait for us. PLEASE DO NOT MISS EVEN A MINUTE, it is surely the time to enjoy each minute of us with the family members loving each other and developing a congenial atmosphere where one can express their feelings freely and decently.
Again BLIND LOVE is one, which is to be AVOIDED while remembering the episode of Kind Dhritarashtra.
DAY OF ISOLATION IS JUST AHEAD OF YOU, “facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored”.
Quote: MOST OF THE SHADOWS OF THIS LIFE ARE CAUSED BY OUR STANDING IN OUR OWN SUNSHINE.
I shall be back again soon………………………..HARA HARA MAHADEVA DR P V SESHA SAI





Suryakshetra 81 -Element of Dissatisfaction

Dr P V Sesha Sai
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SURYAKSHETRA –81
ELEMENT OF DIS-SATISFACTION
What this little man speaks…
Quotes: 1) Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, beautiful old people are works & words of art.
2) Happiness is a wondrous commodity: the more you give, the more you are certain to have.
Just a day ago I met an aged person. When I entered his house in the early hours of a day, I found him looking curiously at TV and watching a TV serial where only lady villains take a major role. The gentleman, frankly speaking, is said to be a religious person with high level of Deeksha stages. A person with such degree of Deekshaas normally does not find even a little leisure time to watch the waste TV serials of these days. In fact EVEN LITTLE TIME IS MUCH WANTED FOR SUCH PEOPLE TO GROW WITH THE TIME IN THE LINES EXPECTED OF THEM. Early of any day is mostly wanted time to perform Jap and devote oneself to the religious deeds, and it can never be a LEISURE TIME. One may make a little percentage of leisure time some time during daytime to get him refreshed. This is one aspect and the other aspect is yet another interesting matter.

I wished him and entered his room and said that he is really enjoying a RAJA YOGA time. He asked me, how? I was to answer him in this fashion. Normally people try for male children, the gentleman has two besides two female; normally one try to acquire a home, he has two; normally one expects a healthy life particularly free from diabetes and BP, he is totally free from any type of ailment; normally one needs a little money to lead a comfortable material life, he is drawing pension, he is getting rent on his buildings, his two sons are earning and staying with him; normally one expects a comfortable association in family life, himself and rest of his family members are together and leading a very peaceful and comfortable joint life playing with grand children and what not – in other words I do not see any negative point with which he struggles himself. These are all out of the BLESSINGS OF LORD. I feel that Lord is very very kind enough to him. This is time where one can try to express his gratitude to the Lord for providing such great comforts. This gentleman is really one among LAKH PERSONS to enjoy such great privileges. What else can be a RAJA YOGA TIME FOR ANY ONE THAN THIS?

He could not realize the BOONS he is enjoying, instead he refuses to accept that he is enjoying RAJA YOGA, he is totally worried about a small room, which remained unoccupied by a tenant. He might get Rs.400/ rent a month on that room. He says that he put to financial loss to the extent of Rs.400 a month for the past one month. He is very much worried about the poor beggars who knock at his door for a fistful of rice. Live and let live – it does not matter much for him to keep half a kilo of rice for distribution to the poor beggars every day. He still feels that it results into financial loss to him.

Interesting it is, another elderly person probably nearing to make a century was also present at that time. He too was listening to the conversation and suddenly burst out. He was very much worried and said as to how he lost nearly 97 years of life in wasteful matters. He said that he got a revolutionary message from and out our conversation. I do not know exactly what he got. The next day I saw him sitting at his doorsteps and waiting for poor persons to offer them a fistful of rice. HE CALLED ME AND SAID – I have nothing to feel sorry for anything at this age, and I am eagerly waiting for the call of the Lord. It is just sufficient for me if I could be of some use to some one who is LESS FORTUNATE in the society. He said he would devote whatever time available in the rest of his life praying Lord and HE IS HAPPY WITH ALL THAT HE IS PROVIDED BY THE LORD. He is a really a poor man and dependant on some one for his food. Yet he is a SATISFIED PERSON FROM TODAY.
We can know what to do from some one and what not from some one. Where do we stand?
I shall be back again soon…HARA HARA MAHADEVA
DR P V SESHA SAI