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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010

Memories on Sai Samaj, Mylapore

Way back in mid 50's I used to regularly accompany my revered mother to the Sai Samaj Mylapore. I had the rare priviliege of personally knowing and interacting with Poojya Sri HH Narasimha swamiji.

He used to call e affectionately "D..h...a....m...m oo". More than this,I had the privilege of posing as Sai Baba and the various scenes from his life were shot and projected on Magic Lantern.

HH Swamiji used to provide a commentary. They were pre-Video days. I do not know whether the slides are still available.

HH Swamiji used to relaxingly sit in an canvas easy chair due to his age. My mother used to make small packets of Vibudhi and lace them in a SS bucket kept by his side.The devotees used to prostrate before him and reeive this.


Jai Sai Ram,Jai Sai Ram,Jai Sai Ram.

Article Courtesy:
Sri N.Dharmeshwaran
Madipakkam, Chennai.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Bhakti Mala

Aum Sairam

On this Guru Poornima day, humbly I offer my obeisance at thy Lotus Feet. Bless me with the choicest gifts from Your Treasure Box.

Shri Hemadpant came to Shirdi on account of the stored merit of his Punyakarmas. You were standing in the corner of Sathe's wada. He ran, prostrated before you. Joy knew no bounds. He found more than what he had heard from Nana Chandorkar. All his senses were pacified and he forgot thirst and hunger. As he touched Your sacred feet, he began a new lease on life. You held his hand and never let go.

Gaulibuva came for your Divya Darshan every year and testified with great faith that you are Pandharinath Vithal incarnate, the merciful Lord of the poor and the helpless. Shri Dasganu had a desire to visit holy Prayag You showed with mercy, Ganga and Yamuna flowing from Your Toes. Such is the significance of Your holy feet. That is where all the Tirthas of your Bhaktas live.

You came to Shirdi as a young lad. Just like Krishna, children looked at You with awe and old ladies hearts swelled up with motherly affection. At Your very first Darshan, Bhagat Mahalsapati heart cried out, YA SAI and You became our Sai. Bless me with the same wealth that You blessed your Bhagat Mahalsapati with.

Saint Gangagir came to Shirdi and seeing you carrying pitchers of water in both hands for watering the garden was amazed at Your Darshan and said Blessed is Shirdi that it got this precious Jewel; but He is not an ordinary fellow. As the land was lucky and meritorious, it secured this Jewel. Saint of Anandmath was lucky to find pure diamond like you. Such was the efficacy of Your Darshan that it quieted our Samsar. Mr. Cholkar's desires were fulfilled just by Your Darshan. Mr. Sathe resorted to Your feet and seeing Your form, which was like eternal Brahma, luminous, spotless and pure, his mind became calm and composed.

Such was the efficacy of Your Darshan that Bhakta Pant saw his guru in You and was blessed with fearlessness. Ramdas Bhakta devotee saw her beloved Deity Rama in You. Lala Lakhmichand was so happy to have Your Darshan that he was enrapt with Your Lotus Feet as a bee with a sweet smelling Rose. Kakaji Vaidya found that there was no benediction, no words; just Your Divya Darshan filled his whole being with peace. Darveshis came with their sick Tiger at Your door for You to cure him. Tiger's head hung down on account of luster on Your face. Such fortune to have death at Your Lotus Feet.

Oh Sai, on this Guru Poornima day, bless me with the Vision like you blessed Anandrao Pakhade. Let me decorate my Hridya simhasan with gold and diamonds of all Satwic vrittis. Reside our Deva, take Your Feet out of Your Kafni and let me change the directions of my life towards the True Path. Let me direct all my senses towards my eyes wherein live You my Sai. I have placed Your Padukas in my heart. Murmur with Your sweet voice, Your eternal message that "These are the feet of the lord".

Oh Sai, instill Your Shashwat Sandesh in my ears, Oh... What is there in Akalkot, and what is there in Prayag? The Ranchod of Dwarka is in Shirdi

Come to my house for Bhiksha and let me serve You with my sweet devotion. Be pleased with it and placing Your Vardahasta on my head, comfort me by saying, "These feet are holy, You are carefree now. Place entire faith in me and you will soon get your object".

At Your Lotus Feet my Sai, Your own Laadla in Dwarkamai

Allah Malik

Happy Guru Poornima

Aum Sairam

Wish you all a very happy Guru Poornima. May the merciful Guru Shower abundance of love, grace and blessings on each one of your and your near and dear ones. Let us remember on this holy Guru Poornima that He is forever there with us and He runs when we call. All our actions rise through His order either good or bad. Let us give up judging others and our actions and leave everything to Him. That is what He is looking forward in our life. It is this faith He seeks let us give this thing to the bestowal of Boons.

On this occasion this is the message from Shri Sai Satcharitra which I consider is the communication between Sri Sai and His children directly. I am sure a lot of us look towards Shri Sai Satcharitra for directions and answers to our life.

Here is the message

"Sri Sai Baba's speech established its efficacy or greatness while He was living in the flesh, but wonder of wonders! It did the same even after His passing away. Sri Sai Baba said - "Believe Me, though I pass away, My bones in My tomb will give you hope and confidence. Not only Myself but My tomb would be speaking, moving and communicating with those who would surrender themselves whole-heartedly to Me. Do not be anxious that I would be absent from you. You will hear My bones speaking and discussing your welfare. But remember Me always, believe in Me heart and soul and then you will be most benefited."

The assurances of Sri Sai are never false. Have faith and see the changes.

Sri Sai bless us and guide us always as you do now. Our sincere pranams at your holy feet take our lives into your loving fold and mould us to serve you best.

Allah Malik

Mylapore Sai Baba Temple Kumbabishekam

Thousands of devotees attended the Maha Kumbhabhishekam, or consecration, of Hindu saint Sri Sai Baba.

The celebrations began on Sunday and concluded on Thursday at the Sri Sai Baba temple in Mylapore.

The temple, also known as 'Shirdi of the South', saw many devotees from all over the country pay a visit to the temple.

The 69-year-old Sai Baba temple at Mylapore was built to commemorate the saint from Shirdi in Maharashtra.

"There is no caste and religion for Baba. Every day Sikhs, Muslims and Christians are coming regularly and taking blessings of God. We are doing rituals five times continuously," said Thangadurai, the president of All India Sai Samaj, Chennai.

Shirdi Sai Baba temple in Mylapore Chennai has been renovated with a expense of 50 lakhs for the Kumbahabishegam which was held on 15th of July. Ashtabandhan Maha Kumbahabishegam, Poojia Shri Narasima Swamy’s statue prathistam and Maha Kumbahabisheg Vaibav was held on 5th of July which falls on Thursday.

The interior of the shrine is aesthetically designed with white marble stones and the walls of the shrine holds a arch made of gold. For Shirdi Sai Baba, thiruvaachi made of silver is been built.

Mr. Thangaraj speaking about the inauguration to the press, said that 3 crores of money has been spent on the premises of the temple construction works have began. He also added that new cottage, meditation center, administrative office,library,well modernized kitchen and other facilities for the temple with marble flooring are being executed.

For the convenience of the Shirdi Sai Baba followers, the pavement of the shrine has been expanded. And moreover annathanam will begin from morning itself and for this special places have been allocated.
A wave of divine exuberance pervaded the ambience as devotees enjoyed the ecstatic mix of supreme bliss, faith and peace.

More than 30 priests from the famous Meenakshi Temple of the state's Madurai city had come to the temple a week before to conduct rituals and chanting from the vedas.

Friday, July 16, 2010



The Five decades of growth

Temple Snaps

His Holiness Narasimha Swamiji started the monthly magazine 'Sai Sudha' in June 1940. Swamiji was a brilliant writer, a great orator and a capable organiser, and by his forceful and convincing presentation of facts and events, could carry the audience with him (he being a capable analytical lawyer himself) and will leave an everlasting impression on the lucky audience. The 'Sai Sudha' became a powerful magazine, eagerly awaited, carrying his speeches, editorials, and messages inspiring the devotees with faith in God and in Sai and enabling them to solve their various problems of life.

The first decade therefore was full of his speeches and writings and his tour programmes. 1940 to 1950 were ten years of great pioneering, foundation work of Swamiji, when the seed that was sown has now grown into a big Banyan Tree with thousands of roots in the form of Sai Mandirs, Sai Bhajan groups, Sai Centres of philsophy, Sai Libraries, etc, all over the vast country of ours. North, East, South and West. If Sai has become a household word, and Sai Baba Pictures adorn the Pooja room of every house, this was entirely the result of Sai Prachar by His Holiness Narasimha Swamiji. Swamiji had visited every town in Tamil Nadu, addressed numerous meetings, performed Sai Pooja himself at various devotees' houses, and had addressed elders as well as students in all towns, and today every taluq and town has a Sai Mandir and a Sai Bhajan group. The places visited were Kancheepuram, Wandiwash, Vellore, Kumbakonam, Tanjore, Tiruchi, Madurai, Pudukkottai, Coimbatore, and numerous villages on the way. Andhra Pradesh too was extensively travelled by Swamiji starting from Gudur, to Nellore, Chirala, Rapalle, Guntur, Vijayawada, Vishakapatnam, Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Ramachandrapuram etc. Sai Bhakthi flooded Andhra Pradesh, and every village, Taluq and Town has Sai Mandirs and Sai Associations. In Karnataka, Swamiji visited Bangalore, Hubli, Mysore, Shimoga, Arsikere and other places where too Swamiji's visit had resulted in Sai Mandirs and Sai Associations. So far as Kerala was concerned, Swamiji had visited Palghat, Calicut, Ernakulam and Trivandrum. The entire South India witnessed the resurgence of religious faith, especially in Sai's faith which resulted in bringing together a synthesis of religious outlook and all classes of people were drawn together by Swamiji's personality and Sai prachar.

North India too felt the impact of Swamiji's soul-stirring Sai prachar work. Swamiji visited Poona, Bombay, Indore, Allahabad, Calcutta, Baroda, and by his speeches and writings had a tremendous following in all these important cities,

Swamiji's initial work 'Self Realisation' put Sage Ramana Maharishi on the international stage, and many foreigners from Europe and America were drawn to Sage Ramana, because of this interesting book. In Madras, ardent devotees attracted to Swamiji were Sri 0. K. Varada Rao and his wife, Sri V. Venkatarama lyer, Advocate, Sri A. Kuppuswamy, Sri Panini Rao and family, Sri B.V. Viswanatha lyer. Barrister Sri Krishnamurthy, Smt S. N. Sastry, Sri Vanchinatha lyer of Egmore, Sri Kuppuswamy lyer, Sri Kothandarama Chetty, Sri A. Varadappa Chetty, Sri G. Viswanatham Chetty, Sri V K. Pantulu, and a host of other Advocates, Doctors, Engineers, students, and others in different walks of life. Sri A.V.K. Chari of Coimbatore, Dr. Surianarayanan and Sri K.R.S. lyer of Madurai (Railway Officer), Sri P. Gopalaswamy lyer, Sri J N. Bose of Calcutta, Sri K.R.R. Sastry of Allahabad, Sri Sharma of Tribune, Sri Saipadananda Radhakrishna Swamiji, Sri K. G. Sreenivasan of Bangalore, Sri Durgiah Naidu, Sri Chalapathi Rao of Guntur, Sri G.V.R. Naidu Garu of Secunderabad, Sri Swami Kesaviahgaru of Shenoy Nagar, Madras and many people from various centres of India became close to Swamiji and helped Swamiji in Sai Prachiar work.

Swami Kesaviahgaru was a great Sai Bhaktha and his Pooja at Sai Mandir at Shenoy Nagar, Madras, attracted many devotees and Swami Kesaviah used to give Udhi as Baba Prasad, and gave good counsel and solace to innumerable devotees. The Naga Sai Mandir at Coimbatore where Sri Sai Baba appeared as a Naga - Cobra was a great post-Mahasamadhi event evidencing Sri Sai Baba's continued work of protection and guidance.

The All India Sai Samaj was started by Swamiji in 1941 and was first located in a small rented room in Venkatachala Mudali Street, Triplicane, Madras. From there it was shifted on 13-4-1942 to a rented house No. 2/14 at T.S.V. Koil Street in Mylapore, Madras. The house owner was scored at finding a dead rat in the house and no one was prepared to live in that house. When the information was passed on to Swamiji by Sri Panini Rao, immediately Swamiji took up that house and Sai Mandir was housed there. Sai worship dispelled all evils and doubts and when the owner got a good price by selling the house, Swamiji shifted the Sai Mandir to Dr. Nanjunda Rao's house at Brodies Road, (now R-K. Mutt Road) Mylapore on 1-9-1943. Sai worship continued there till January, 1949. When that house was needed by the owners, the Mandir was shifted to a compound in Sri Thyagaraja lyer's (Advocate) house at Vonkatesa Agrahara very near to our present place on 14-1-1949. Meanwhile funds were raised for purchase of a plot for finding a permanent place for Sri Sai Mandir. In Aug-Sept 1951, Swamiji arranged to perform Homas for the welfare of humanity.

In 1943 a drama on the "Life of Sri Sai Baba" was staged by Dr. V. Ramamurthy, himself acting as Sai Baba. He resembled Sai Baba himself and many devotees actually offered worship and Aarathi, and many broke down at the Mahasamadhi Scene. Swamiji congratulated Dr. V. Ramamurthy on this splendid performance and the Doctor became an ardent follower of Swamiji and took part in all functions of All India Sai Samaj. Fortunately he is present today at Besant Nagar, Madras, leading a retired life, and we offer our sincere prayers and wish Dr. Ramamurthy, his wife and family members all prosperity and a happy life.

By the support of the public and ardent work by Swamiji's close devotees. Sri M. D. Krishnamurthy, Sri V. K. Pandulu, Sri Radhakrishna Swamiji and Sri J.D. Pannalal, the land where the present plot of land housing the Mandir was purchased Sai Mandir was constructed and the Samaj moved in on 7-7-1952, Guru Poornima day. The adjoining place, where the centenary Hall has been con­structed and where all our AISS conferences are being held, was acquired later. The Sai Mandir has been built step by step by the efforts of the Sai devotees with their devotion and selfless service at the feet of our Gurudev H.H. Narasimha Swamiji. The period 1951 to 1960 witnessed the speedy growth and consolidation of All India Sai Samaj. The Maha Kumbabhisheham was performed on 19-10-1953 after performance of various Homam etc. in the immediate presence and blessings of Swamiji, Sri Thambaiappakkam Arunachala Sastrigal did all religious rites with great fervour and enthusiasm. There was a serious accident to Swamiji when he slipped in his bathroom and ho suffered .thigh bone fracture. He was admitted to the General Hospital, Madras, where he lay like Bhishma with a leg tied up for over a month. Who knows the ways of Baba ! This period was utilised by Swamiji to embark on his final phase of work of all times, namely, completion of the meritorious book on 'Life of Sai Baba' in four volumes. The first two volumes were published in his life time.

The first two decades saw the publications of Swamiji coming out one after another, like wave after wave. His books 'Introduction to Sai Baba,' 'Who is Sai Baba,' 'Puja vidhi,' 'Sai Mananam’ 'Glimpses of Sai Baba,' 'Devotees Experiences/ 'Wondrous Saint/ 'Sai Harikatha/ 'Khaparde's Diary' 'Guide to Shirdi 'Sai Sahasranamavali', 'Sai Bhajans', 'Sai Puranam' 'Sai Charithram', 'Sai Baba's Charters and Sayings', all became the invaluable treasure given to us. These publications were made available to one and all, and Swamiji, besides these important works, was busy with the monthly 'Sai Sudha'. These books were all "No copyrights reserved"

Swamiji corrected the proofs, even wrote addresses etc and was very particular that 'Sai Sudha' should reach all members in time. It is for us his followers to see that 'Sai S'jdha' wall edited and published.

In 1956 on Oct 19th after the Muhasamadhi celebrations, we witnessed the merger of our dear Swamiji with the Master. All of us maintained nonstop vigil at the bed side of this great Rishi of our modern times. Doctor Rangachari and others did their utmost to save Swamiji. It was a Thursday night on 19-10-1956 and early Friday morning at about 3 A.M. Swamiji merged with the Divine Master Sri Sai Baba. Just about 15 days prior to his nirvana he made the declaration that he is the only spiritual head of AISS and will continue to be a permanent indweller at the cottage behind the Mandir and will continue to lead, guide and protect the devotees. He, however, nominated Sri D, Bhima Rao, Retd. Post Master General as his successor President of AISS.

Swamiji was cremated at the Mylapore cremation grounds. Thousands of devotees paid homage to this great and beloved Gurudev, and it was Baba's grace that I was one of the pall bearers carrying the body with the japa of 'Sai Ram'. Sri V. K. Pandulu, a dedicated follower of Swamiji made all arrangements for this last journey attending to every minute particulars.

When there was a great spiritual void in AISS created by the absence of Swamiji in flesh and blood, by the blessings and grace of Sri Sai, we had the august presence of Brahmasri Gopalakrishna Bhagavata Swamy who recalled that he had known our Swamiji even before, and his presence and participation in all major functions of AISS from 1959 onwards fulfilled the much needed spiritual leadership. The era of Namasankeertan was thus started by our dear 'APPA' as he was called, and the AISS became the headquarters of Sai Namasankeertan with Appa taking the lead and giving us the amrit of Hari Ksgrtanas, the Divine Music as was done by Saint Sri Thyagaraja, Meera, Chaitanya Prabhu, Dasganu etc.

During the third decade, from 1961-1970, after Swamiji left his mortal coil, Sri D. Bhima Rao, humility personified, carried on 'he mantle of Swamiji and was full of Sai Bhakthi. Sri V. K. Pandulu like the true and dedicated disciple of Swamiji carried out Sai Seva and Sai Bhakthi along the path laid down by his Gurudev. When Sri Bhima Rao became sick and could not carry out his duties as President, Sri Saipadananda Radhakrishna Swamiji took over as President.

Earlier, Swamiji had sent Sri Radhakrishna Swamiji to Bangalore in 1952 and conferred on him the title 'Saipadananda'. True to his Master, Sri Radhakrishna Swamiji strove hard to continue Swamiji's teachings and Sai prachar. Wherever Swamiji toured, Sri Radhakrishna Swamiji accompanied and was indeed the AISS representative at Shirdi Samasthan. Sri Radhakrishna Swamiji developed contacts with Shirdi Samasthan, which started realising the sternuous work of AISS in the spread of Sai's Message. Sri Radhakrishna Swamiji as the Founder of Sai Spiritual Centre, Bangalore and later as the President of AISS brought these two organisations very close and had continued the work of Narasimha Swamiji with a missionary zeal. From 1963 till 1980 Sri Radhakrishna Swamiji personally took part in all the All India Sai Devotees Conventions held by AISS and other Sai Institutions at various centres of India. His work as editor of Sai Sudha was outstanding and his biography of Gurudev H.H. Narasimhaswamiji was a simple effective tribute to his Guru Seva.

The Silver Jubilee Celebration of Sai Sudha together with the 10th All India Sai Devotees convention in 1965 and the Golden Jubilee of Sri Sai Baba Mahasamadhi in 1968 were the highlights of AISS in this decade. The year July 1962 was a great shock to us in that the ardent devotee Sri V. K. Pantulu merged in his Gurudev H. H. Narasimhaswamiji. His life of total surrender to Swamiji, his selfless service, and his inspiring leadership in building a team of young workers were a great contribution immediately after 1956 for continuing the future role of AISS.

Sri P. Gopalaswamy lyer till then Vice President took over as Secretary and carried on the work of Samaj with all devotion to Swamiji and with an earnestness of purpose.

The Sai Free dispensary was started by Sri Narasimhaswamiji, with. Dr. Mahadevan as its first doctor. There was also a Homeopathy wing. Many; doctors are doing honorary service even now. At least about 30 to 50 patients are being treated daily. A Dental wing was opened in 1962 in grateful remembrance and homage to Sri V. K. Pantulu.

The Narasimha Swamiji Free Reading Room and Library was inaugurated in 1957 by Sri B. N. Datar, the then Minister of State for Home Affairs in the Cabinet. Sri S. Seshadri, Sri M. S. Srinivasan, Sri S. Vittal Rao, Sri B. S. Padmanabhan and many others did tremendous service in the opening of Library. Sri S. Seshadri took over as Secretary in 1965, and from 1965 onwards we had the unique privelege of having in our midst Sri M. B. Rege, the ankita child of Baba.

The Zinc Sheet shed that was housing AISS was replaced by a con­crete slab, the first of its kind with no pillars in the Hall, and this work was done just in time for the grand celebrations in July 1966. Sri S. Janakiraman, Engineer, and his nephew Sri G. Seshan were responsible for this monumental construction of a pucca roof for the Main Hall of AISS. Sri Bhagawataswami of Pudukottai opened the Hall. This decade saw the starting of Sai Vidyalaya and the school was inaugurated at the sacred hands of Sri M.B. Rege in 1967. It was our great fortune that we were able to get the guidance and active participation of Sri M.B. Rege from 1965 to 1971 in all our activities of AISS and in the Shirdi tours organised by us and at the Madras and Bangalore conventions. Bhagavatha Sammelan in 1968 being the Golden Jubilee of Sri Sai Baba's Mahasamadhi celebrations was indeed a memorable occasion when we had in our midst the great spiritual personalities in the august presence of Shri M.B. Rege, Sri Gopalakrishna Bhagavataswamiji, Swami Abedananda Maharaj, Sri Basheer Baba, Sri Haridass Giri, Sri Purusho-thama Goswami of Brindavan etc. Sri Harigovindji of Brindavan with his team of young children enacted the Chaitanya Mahaprabu Leelas and Sri Krishna Leela. These events were unparallelled, and it was the glorious Namasankeertan with Bhakti overflowing and devotees were overwhelmed by Divine ecstasy and were very happy they ware fortunate enough to take part in the feasts of spiritual food. This was indeed the grace of Sri Sai Baba and his beloved apostle Sri Narasimha Swamiji.

In 1963 a Koti Archana to Sri Sai was undertaken. The Koti Archana concluded in July 1966, Guru Poornima Day, synchronizing with the Silver Jubilee Celebration of All India Sai Samaj. A second series of Koti Archana was started in 1966, at the request of several devotees, which concluded in October 1968 during the 50th Mahasamadhi Celebration (Golden Jubilee). Chanting of the Lord's Nama two crores of times was the Power behind the tremendous strides taken by the institution during the third decade of the Movement.

The fourth decade 1970 to 1980 once again plunged us in sorrow, Sri M.B. Rege Maharaj reached the feet of Sai in Feb. 1971 and in April 1971 our Gopalakrishna Bhagwataswami reached the feet of Lord Narayana. We were again orphaned. Our Sri Saipadananda Radhakrishna Swamtji merged in Sai in Jan 1980 on the eve of Uttarayana. Sri Radhakrishna Swamiji had been our guide from 1963 to 1980, and with his kindness, all embracing love and patience guided the AISS to overcome many problems. His presence, his wise counsel was very much needed to steer on a correct course for AISS. He brought about a great deal of understanding and brought AISS and Sai Spiritual Centre as one united Sai institution. We had to once again invoke the blessings of Sri Sai and our Swamiji to put us on the correct path. We again started our Bhajan and Namasankeertan with Sri Sanjeevi Anna in our midst.

Sri R. Natesan took over as Secretary in 1970, We had of course Sri Radhakrishna Swamiji to guide us as President of AISS. Sri R. Natesan was responsible for the pictorial depiction of "Life of Sai Baba" in beautiful and attractive paintings which adorn our Main Hall. This indeed is of great help and attracts all devotees who are all able to see the important events of Sri Sai's life in pictures, so well drawn by Sri Kandaswmy of Sai Arts. After the demise of Sri R. Natesan, Sri K. Viswanathan took over as Secretary and during his period, there were the Nellore and Calcutta conven­tions, where the message of Sai and Swamiji were taken to East, City of Calcutta, which resounds with the eternal message of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and Swami Vivekananda. Sri Sai Baba and Swamiji were indeed the continuing link in the spiritual history for religious renaiassance stressed the essence of all religions and contributed very much to communal harmony, having followers from all communities, Hindus, Muslims, Christians, parsis etc.

The Padhukas of Sri Sai Baba were brought from Shirdi to Nellore and from Nellore to Madras, AISS. The devotees worshipped the Padhukas, and it was indeed the grace of Sri Sai and proof of His assurance that He continues to protect and guide us in our activities.

During 1980 to 1990, the last decade, there was again a great shock. Our beloved Gurudev H. H. Saipadananda Radhakrishnaswamiji merged in the Master in January 1980. This loss created a great void in spiritual leadership. But remembering his wise counsel, we are carrying on along the path shown to us by our Narsimhaswamiji and Sri Radhakrishnaswamiji. Sri T. Kesava Rao became the President and Sri Muthu Venkataraman, the Hony. Secretary. During this period, three Conventions were held, 22nd at Bangalore, 23rd at Madras, and 24th at Kausali, Garkhal, Himachal Pradesh. At the 23rd Convention, the book "Baba's Charters & Sayings" was released, and this fulfilled the long-felt demand of the devotees. It was on 2nd Fehuary 1987 the Marble statue of Sri Sai Baba was installed without in any way disturbing the present sanctum sanctorum and preserving intact the legacy left by our Swamiji, and we are continuing to worship Sri Sai Baba Portrait placed by our Swamiji in the Main Mandir.

Today as we celebrate the 25th Silver Jubilee Convention of the All India Sai Devotees marking the Golden Jubilee issue of our 'Sai Sudha' the most sacred Sai journal, we must plan for the coming decades. Sri M. Vasudevan who is now the Secretary and Sri R. S. Ramakrishnan, the President of AISS. have been doing their best in conducting the affairs of AISS with the help of the various members of the Managing Committee. Sri S. Karunakaran and Sri K. Ramaswamy, the Vice Presidents, have taken up important functions, and the A!SS is planning its future development, especially in again restoring and expanding the Library, in developing the Sai Free Dispensary and also in the expansion of Sai Vidyalaya. Efforts are being taken to reprint all books written by our revered H. H. Narasimha Swamiji. The 'Life of Sai Baba', Vol. I has been reprinted, thanks to the great help given by Sri Durga Rao and family. We at AISS must maintain high principles of public conduct especially when running such religious institutions as ours. All our actions must be charaterised by humility, integrity, earnestnass and devotion. The devotees must be enabled to obtain the highest fruit of Sai's grace. The reading room and Library must be run efficiently. The Sai Free Dispensary needs greater attention and medicare must touch the sick, the poor and the economically backward sections.

The Sai Sudha maintains its rich traditions. The 'Sai Sudha' must carry articles which foster inter religious cooperation and universal brotherhood. The 'Sai Sudha' stands for the essence of all spiritual pursuits and represents the essence of Sai teachings on Sai Faith built on Nishta and Saburi. It has no place for hatred or dishonesty. It must at all times propagate the life and teachings of Sri Sai Baba of Shirdi along the path shown by H.H. Narasimha Swamiji and also deal with Swamiji's dedicated life of absolute surrender. We must march forward in bringing about a Sai Family based on love, service and cooperation. It has no place for quarrels on religious or any other matter that deprecates any individual or society. The 'Sai Sudha' stands for the highest ideal of Human dignity and shall carry on this Sai Torch for the younger generation to emulate, and carry on this Sai Faith and Sai Bliss assiduously built on Nishta and Saburi. This goal is as eternal as the Sun and the Moon and the Stars and let us bscome the Ankita Children of Sri Sai Baba and Gurudev H. H. Narasimha Swamiji.

The Golden Jubilee of 'Sai Sudha' is a milestone and by the grace of the Master Sri Sai and blessings of H.H. Narasimha Swamiji, we hope to continue the Sai Mission through the columns of tha 'Sai Sudha'. The Silver Jubilee convention of the All India Sai Devotees reaffirms our total commitment to Sai Worship as our Divine Master. Let us build Sai faith and, marching together as a Sai Family, work for the advancement and progress of all classes of people in India and abroad without any differences based on caste or creed or religion or language barriers.

Sunday, July 11, 2010


People with Influence and VIPs will soon not get any Preferential Treatment at Shirdi’s Sai Baba Temple, Siddhi-Vinayak Temple or any of the Temples that are run by the State.

The VIP visits had irked thousands of other devotees who have to patiently wait their turn in the long lines. And, after receiving a string of complaints from the public, the Maharashtra government has decided to abolish VIP passes that enable speedy darshan.

Law and Judiciary Minister Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil on Thursday told that a Government Resolution is in the pipeline that will Abolish VIP and Donor Darshan Passes, and make it mandatory for all Devotees at any of the 3,067 State-run Temples to stand in a single Queue.
The list also includes Kolhapur’s Mahalaxmi Temple and the Pandharpur Temple.

Around 30,000 people visit Siddhivinayak daily & the number exceeds 2.5 lakh on Tuesdays and other important dates. Only 10 per cent of the devotees get to use the separate queue and get darshan in five minutes.

“It’s not fair that people are made to wait because they are not donors or don’t have influence,” said Vikhe-Patil, adding that the state will take action against erring committees. He did not specify what it would do.

The Minister laid the precedent on Wednesday by announcing that no VIP Passes will be issued at the Vitthala Rukmini Temple in Pandharpur, where an 18-day pilgrimage trek will end on July 21.

Senior Citizens, Pregnant Women, and Parents with children, however will be given Direct Entry. The devotees have also welcomed the decision.

For the VIPs, though, it looks like it will be a long wait from now on.

Raksha Shetty - CNN-IBN

Friday, July 9, 2010

Where and How to keep Shri Sai Satcharita

Aum Sai Ram

Where to keep Shri Sai Satcharita

I have been receiving many mails regarding Where & How to Keep Sai Satcharita Book. Being Holy Sacred text, Shri Sai Satcharitra is advised to be kept in clean and tidy place.

The best way which i suggest and follow is to keep it in shrine of your home, so that along with worship of Baba and other Gods, this sacred text can also be worshiped as Holy like Ramayana, Bhagwad Gita, Bible, Kuran, Guru Granth Sahib.

No matter which place you choose it is highly recommended to wrap it preferably in red, orange or yellow cloth. I was asked to do so. But as of Now i'm not following it. Once my Parayan is over. I keep it inside the Book Shelf allocated for Sacred Books.

Students can keep it in their book shelves to increase their grasping power and make practice to read daily atleast one line.

It can be kept at your work place too to benefit yourself and surroundings.

Please note that, we must respect this Holy book and try to read daily and implement all the teachings in our life. In a nutshell, we must start living Sai Satcharitra.

How to read Sai Satcharita?

1. Reading of this sacred text produces desired results, so it is recommended to surrender all disturbances, ego, physical or mental affiliations at Sai Baba's feet and then start reading.

2. All senses must be directed to the reading so the reading produces long lasting effects on your mind and heart.

3. Although no specific seat or posture is recommended sacred text - Shri Sai Satcharitra can be read by sitting in shrine at your home, any Sai Baba temple or some peaceful place as per convenience.

4. Sacred text - Shri Sai Satcharitra can be considered as Holy as Bhagwad Gita, Ramayan, Kuran, Guru Granth Sahib. So it is not desired to underline words or sentences or write their own names for recognition.

5. For sick and old persons, sacred text - Shri Sai Satcharitra can be read by sitting at any comfortable place. If sitting while reading is not possible then it can also be read by laying down.

6. Girls and women should not touch or read sacred text - Shri Sai Satcharitra while going through menses.

7. It should not be given to small children to avoid possibility of damage.

8. Care must be taken to safe guard sacred text - Shri Sai Satcharitra from dust and unclean things.

9. One parayan of 51 days is also beneficial. This can be done by reading one chapter of sacred text - Shri Sai Satcharitra per day. Also parayan of 7 days/Saptaha can be done to get desired fruits.

10. If the above two points are not possible due to any reason at least one line or one paragraph must be read. It would be disrespect of sacred text - Shri Sai Satcharitra if it is kept in one corner of your home and never read.

Daily reading of 11th and 15th chapter is recommended.

Also it is advised to read sacred text - Shri Sai Satcharitra on Ramnavami, Gurupoornima, Gokul Ashtami and Dashera.

How to do parayan of Sai Satcharita

Parayan must be done with complete faith, devotion and surrender to experience its
divine magical effects within and outside.

Parayan/Saptah means reading of sacred text - Shri Sai Satcharita continuously for one week and finishing it at the end of the week i.e. seventh day.

1. First of all the place where you wish to do parayan must be cleaned and made tidy.

2. Lamp must be lit in front of Sai Baba's idol or photograph. Lighting a lamp marks Sai Baba's presence. Also it is desirable to light incense stick (agarbatti) and/or dhoop, thus purifying the atmosphere.

3. It is general practice that while doing any worship, devotee do not sit on floor directly. It is advised to first place a small mat or cloth on the floor to sit on it. The same applies here too.

4. It is upto devotee's discretion to offer any food as prasad.

5. In Hindi Sai Satcharitra published by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi particular chapters are advised for each day of parayan as under :

Day of Parayan Chapters to be Read

1st day 1 - 6
2nd day 7 - 13
3rd day 14 - 22
4th day 23 - 28
5th day 29 - 35
6th day 36 - 42
7th day 43 - 51

6. After reading of each day (if devotee wishes) two coins can kept in Sai Baba's feet. Coins can be of any denomination, but they can be considered as "Shraddha" and "Saburi". At the end of parayan the amount thus gathered can be donated or kept in Sai temple's hundi (donation box) or prasad can be distributed which is purchased from the same money.

7. Every day's reading can be concluded by aarti in the evening. If it is not possible then at least aarti must be sung on last day.

8. If devotee wishes he/she can offer sweet dish or any desirable naivedhya to Sai Baba for all seven days. Otherwise naivedhya can be offered on last day of parayan. If this is not possible at least ready made sweets from market can be offered as prasad. Even if sugar or jaggery is offered as prasad, it will do.

9. It depends on devotee how he/she reads chapter allocated for each day. Chapters can be divided as per convenience. But every time you sit to read points 4 and 5 in this heading can be followed. Also lighting incense stick (agarbatti) and/or dhoop can be avoided.

10. It can be read out to sick or old devotees, if they are not in condition to sit by themselves and read. Also if it is read out before children and stories are explained to them in simple language, seeds of devotion can be sown in tender age only.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Aadhyatmic: Spiritual

Aayudhas: Weapons, arms

Abhaya Hastha: Assuring hands

Abhishek: A Ritual of Bathing God/deity

Adi Devtas: Celestial beings

Adishakthi: The feminine form of Hindu God/signifies power

Aishwarya: Prosperity

Ajnana (Agnana): Nescience/Ignorance

Akshatha: Sacred rice used during Worship

Allah: God, Reference to God in Islam

Arathi: A ritual of showing camphor light in front of God/deity

Artha: Wealth

Ashrams: Place where pious people/hermits/saints reside, hermitage

Askalitha Brahmachari: A perfect celibate

Atma: Soul

Atma Sakshatkara: Self Realization

Avadhuta: Messenger/ Sage

Avatara: Incarnation

Banjara: A nomad

Bhagwan: God

Bhakta: Devotee

Bhakti: Devotion

Bharat: India

Bhoodevi: Goddess of Earth

Brahma: Hindu God of creation, a Trinity

Brahma Vidya: Metaphysics

Brahmananda: Always contented and happy

Camphor Arathi: Camphor light shown clockwise in front of God

Chamaras: Fans

Crore: Ten Million

Dakshina: A token amount paid to a Guru/Priest

Dargahs: Place of Worship of Muslim religion

Darshan: Appearance/Revealing/Sight of God

Dashavathara: Ten incarnations of Vishnu, one of the Trinity in Hinduism

Deeksha: Vow taken for a specific period

Dharma: Righteousness

Dharma Bhoomi: Land of Righteousness

Dharmam Chara: Tread path of Righteousness

Dhuni: Holy Fire

Diksha (Deeksha): Novitiate

Dohe: Poems, verses of two lines

Dwarkamai: Place where Shirdi Sai Baba resides

Fakir: Mendicant

Gaya: Name of a Scared Place in India

Gita/Bhagawad Gita: A Scared Book of Hindu Religion

Gita Rahasyam: Secrets of Bhagawad Gita

Grihasta: Family man/Household

Guru Purnima: Fullmoon day in the Hindu month of Ashada, auspicious for offering prayers to Guru

Gurudwaras: Place of worship of Sikh Religion

Gurukul: Traditional School or learning Place

Gurusthan: Place where Guru resides

Harikatha: Depicting God's story by singing and dancing

Hindi: National Language of India

Holi: A Celebration with colors

Isha Upanishad: A Hindu sacred text dealing with metaphysics

Jagatguru: Guru for the entire world

Jagir: Head of Town/Village

Jholi: Bag

Jnana: Knowledge

Jyotis: Light

Kafni: Long Shirt

Kama: Desire/Lust

Karma: karma - work, action, the law of cause and effect

Karma Bhoomi: Land that believes in the concept of Karma

Kirtans: Songs/Recitals on God

Koel: Nightingale, a sweet-singing bird

Kumkum: Vermillon

Kurmavathara: Incarnation of Hindu God Vishnu in the form of Tortoise, a form of Dashavathara

Lakh: 100,000

Leelas: Miracles

Maha Yagna: Major Sacrifice/Worship

Mahasamadhi: Place where Lord Sai Rests

Mangal Arathi: Arathi shown for the at the end of a ritual

Mangal: Prosperity

Marga: Path

Matsyavathara: Incarnation of Hindu God Vishnu in the form of Fish

Maya: Illusion

Moha: Passion

Moksha: Liberation/Salvation

Mukti: Salvation/Liberation

Munsif: Administrative head of a Village

Naivedya: Food offered to God/deity

Nama Japa: A ritual of repetitive chanting God’s name

Nirvana: Realization

Nitya Parayana: Daily Devotional Reading/Recital

Pada Puja: Offering prayers at Lord's feet

Pada Thirth: Water from washing of Lord's feet

Padukas: Footwear, Sandals/Slippers

Panahabhutha: Fire elements-earth,water,fire,air and sky

Parayana: Devotional Reading within a prescribed period

Prana Shakthi: Inner Life

Pranas: Sensory Organs

Prasad(am): Food/Naivedya consecrated at the worship and distributed to the devotees

Prem Marga: Path of Love

Puja: Worship

Pujari: Priest

Punar Janma: Rebirth

Punya Bhoomi: Sacred Land

Puranas: Epics

Rajadhiraj: King of Kinga, Emperor

Sab Ka Malik Ek Hai: God is one

Saburi: Patience

Sadgati: The Right direction, refers to the Merger with God

Sadguru: Ultimate Guru

Sadhus: Medicants

Sai Avatar: The incarnation of Sai

Sai Koti Nama Likitha: Writing the name "Sai" for 10 million times

Sai Prachar: Propagation of Sai Philosophy

Sai Satcharitha: A text on Life and message of Sai Baba of Shirdi considered sacred by Sai devotees

Saiyuga: Period of Sai

Sakshatkar: In Reality

Samadhi: Abode of Lord Sai

Samadhi Mandir: Place where Lord Sai resides

Samardha Sadguru: Ultimate Guru

Samsara: Worldly life

Sanjeevani: A life-saving medicine/treatment

Sanyas: Hermit, a person that renounced worldly life

Sanyasis: Mendicants

Saptaha Parayana: Devotional Reading of Sri Sai Satcharitha in a week’s time

Sashtanga Namaskar: Prostration on the floor

Sataka: A Cane used by Sai Baba

Satpurusha: A man of virtues

Shastras: Rules regarding conducting rituals

Shiva/Siva: Hindu God of destruction, a Trinity

Shishyas: Disciples

Shlokas: Sacred Verses

Shraddha: Faith

Shri Shirdi Sai Baba: Lord Sai Baba of Shirdi in India

Siddhis: Super Natural Powers

Tahsildar: Village Head

Tapas: Prayer

Tatwa: Philosophy

Telugu: A Language spoken in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India

Thyaga: Sacrifice

Trishul: Trident

Tulasi: Basil, a herb

Udi/Vibhuti: Sacred Ash

Udyapan: Ceremony marking the conclusion of a vratha

Vaidya: Doctor

Vairagya: Renunciation

Vanaprastha: Retiring to the Forest

Vedas: Secred teachings of Hinduism

Vichara Sagara: Ocean of Contemplation

Vishnu: Hindu God of Preservation, a Trinity

Vratams: A ritual of observation of vow

Wada: Building, Resting place of Sai Baba

Yagna: Sacrifice/Worship

Yogi: Raj King of Saints

Yuga: Period

Monday, July 5, 2010

Sai Naadha Chalisa - Telugu - Audio Mp.3

Aum Sai Ram.

I Recently published an Article on Sai Naadha Chalisa - Telugu written & Sung by
Guru Ji Shri Krishna Vajjula Rajendraprasad, Hyderabad.

To Read More Visit:

As I was able to get the Mp.3 Audio version of the Sai Naadha Chalisa, I'm sharing the same with rest of Sai Devotees. Kindly Download the same from the below given link & be blessed. To copy the Lyrics & See the video, visit the above link.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Sainaadha Chalisa - Telugu

Aum Sai Ram
This Sai Chalisa (Sainaadha Chalisa) was written and sung by Guru Ji Shri Krishna Vajjula Rajendraprasad,Hyderabad with Baba's blessings.

Guruji is now conducting 472 Shirdi Sai SathCharitra GynaYagnam (pravachan on Shree SaiSathCharitra). This sainatha chalisa was blessed by Baba at first shirdi Sai Gyana yagnam which went for 40 days in hyderabad about 10 years back.

Download Mp.3 Audio of Sai Naatha Chalisa In Telugu for the Link given below. Also Copy the Lyrics & watch the video of Sai Naadha Chalisa & Be Blessed.

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Video of Sai Naadha Chalisa in Telugu.

40 Stanzas in this Sai Chalisa is the gist of Shri Sai SathCharitra (Hemadpanth).

Telugu Lyrics:

Sai Nadhaa chalisa (Telugu)

Jaya Sainadha Paraathpara Rupa
Jaya Shirideesha chinmaya Rupa

ThalliDhandrulu evaroa Theliyadhu
Kulamatha Vivaramulasale theliyavu

DharshanaMichenu Bhala Fakeeruga
BhaavanaKandhani BhagaVanthuniga

Mahalsapathi madhi Pilachina Dhaivamu
Shirdi Puramuna Velasina Dhaivam

Gurramu Jaadaa thelipinandhuku
Neeru nippu chupina theeruku

chandhuPatilu AcheruVoandhenu
Bhakthiniga sharanagathi vedenu

RaviThejassunu Kaligina Yogi
Raga Dweshamulu Leni Viragi

Chandhruni Bolina chakkani sai
Challani Dheevena Ichunu Haai

YogiRupa Dhara Hey MahiMaanvitha
Paavana Charitha Rushi jana Sevitha

Bhaktha Janavana Hrudhaya Vihari
BhavaBhaya Hari Kafni Dhaari

Bhagavadh Geethaku Bhashyamu Chappenu
Khuranu Padhamula Ardhamu cheppenu

NaraNaraalanu Shudhii Parachenu
Khanda Yoagamuna Ghanudani Chaatenu

Guru Katakshamunu Poandhina Ghanudu
Sadguruvai Dhaya Chupe Ghanudu

Anna Dhatha Hey Abhaya Pradhatha
Aashrithulaku Aanandha Pradhatha

AaashaPaashamu Leni Pavithrudu
Aghanitha GunaGana Dhivya Charithrudu

Bhaktha Rakshana Dheekshawa Vrathudu
Bhukthi Mukthi Iche Dhevudu

Mruthudai Malli Jeevamu Poandhenu
Maadhava Mahimanu Mahiloa Chupenu

Neellathoa Velige Dheepa kanthulu
Nivvera poayiri shirdi Prajalu

PanchaBhuthamula Adhii Dhevathavu
BhuthaBethala Niroadhakudavu

Bhikshamadigenu Thana Bhakthulanu
Karma Fhalithamuna Thanakimmanenu

Kustu Roagemee KanuMaruGaayenu
Bhagoji Nee Dhaasudayenu

Bhaijaa Mathaku Moakshaw Dhaathavu
Thathya kemoa PranaDhathavu

Shayama Nammina Hithudavu Neeve
Radhamai ki Swamivi neeve

Chandhoarkarude Nee dhari cherenu
Dhaasganudu Nee Ghanathanu chaatenu

Goulibhuva ku Vitala dhevudavu
Khoajoa karunaku Dhatha Dhevudavu

Bhandhravanitha ku Neeve Ghanapathi
Nimoankaru naku neeve Maaruthi

Raamude neevani Doctoru cheppenu
Sathya dhevudani Ghanudu Palikenu

Megha nammina Shivudavu Neeve
Phalke nammina Alla Neve

Sakhala dhevatha Rupamu neeve
Sakhala Charaa chara Jagathu Neeve

Yoaga shakthi thoa Veliginchia Dhuni
Paapaalanu Kaalchesey Paavani

MynaaaThaini Rakshinchinadhi
Hiya paralaku Avushadhamainadhi

Bhakthula kichenu Baba Vuudhi
Dhuni Andhichina Dhivya Vibhudhi

Goadhuma Pindithoa Cholera Aagenu
AnnaaSaahebu AcheruVoandhenu

Baba leelalu Kadhagaa Vrasenu
Hemadhripanth ani Birudhu poadhenu

Maseedhu maarenu Dwaraka maayiga
Mahiloa Velighenu punya Theerdhamuga

Samadhi Koavela Bhuti kattenu
Aashrithulaku Adhi Abhayamu Nichenu

Andhamaina Sammoahana Murthi
Sachidhanandha Chinmaya Murthi

JaiJai Jai ..Anu dhivya Keerthanalu ( 2 times)
Bhakthulu Paade Naalgu (4) Haarathulu

Ee Chalisa Sai-Eshunidhi
Sukha sampadhalanu Andhichedhi

Rajendhruni Madhiloa Palikinchenu
Thana leelaga Bhakthulaku Andhichenu

"Jaya Sainatha Paraathpara Rupa
Jaya Shirideesha chinmaya Rupa"

Maanava Rupamu Dhalchina Eesha
Magala Karudagu Shirideesha

Sadhaa.. Hrudhaya Mandhiramuna Niliche
Saama Rupa Dhara Sai-Eeshaaaaaaa.......

Allah Malik

Friday, July 2, 2010

Mantra Pushpam

Mantra Pushpam
[The flower of Vedic Chants]

This great mantra is taken from Taithreeya Aranyakam of Yajur Veda. It is normally sung in a chorus by all the priests together after performing any Pooja (worship) or Yagna. It tells in short that water is the basis of this universe.

Yopam puspam veda
Puspavan prajavan pasuvan bhavati
Chandramava Apam puspam
Puspavan, Prajavan pasuman bhavati
Ya Evam Veda
Yopa mayatanam Veda
Ayatanam bhavati.

He who understands the flowers of water,
He becomes the possessor of flowers, children and cattle.
Moon is the flower of the water,
He who understands this fact,
He becomes the possessor of flowers, children and cattle.
He who knows the source of water,
Becomes established in himself,

Agnirva Apamayatanam
Ayatanavan Bhavati
Yo agnerayatanam Veda
Ayatanavan bhavati
Apovagner ayatanam
Ayatanavan bhavati
Ya Evam Veda
Yopa mayatanam Veda
Ayatanavan bhavati

Fire is the source of water,
He who knows this,
Becomes established in himself,
Water is the source of fire,
He who knows this,
Becomes established in himself.
He who knows the source of water,
Becomes established in himself,

Vayurva Apamaya tanam
Ayatanavan bhavati.
Yova Yorayatanam Veda
Ayatanavan bhavati|
Apovai va yorayatanam
Ayatanavan bhavati.
Ya Evam veda
Yopamayatanam Veda
Ayatanavan Bhavati

Air is the source of water,
He who knows this,
Becomes established in himself,
Water is the source of air,
He who knows this,
Becomes established in himself.
He who knows the source of water,
Becomes established in himself,

Asowvai tapanna pamayatanam
Ayatanavan bhavati
Yo musya tapata Ayatanan Veda
Ayatanavan bhavati
Apova Amusyatapata Ayatanam
Ayatanavan bhavati
Ya Evam Veda
Yopa mayatanam Veda
Ayatanavan bhavati

Scorching sun is the source of water,
He who knows this,
Becomes established in himself,
Water is the source of scorching sun,
He who knows this,
Becomes established in himself.
He who knows the source of water,
Becomes established in himself,

Candrama Vama pamayatnam
Ayatanavan bhavati.
Yascandra masa Ayatanam Veda
Ayatanavan bhavati
Apovai Candra masa Ayatanam
Ayatanavan bhavati
Ya Evam Veda
Yo pamayatanam veda
Ayatanavan bhavati

Moon is the source of water,
He who knows this,
Becomes established in himself,
Water is the source of moon,
He who knows this,
Becomes established in himself.
He who knows the source of water,
Becomes established in himself,

Nakshtrani va Apamayatanam
Ayatanavan bhavati
Yo Nakshtrana mayatanam Veda
Ayatanavan bhavati
Apovai Nakshtrana mayatanam
Ayatanavan bhavati
Ye evam Veda
Yopamaya tanam Veda
Ayatanavan bhavati

Stars are the source of water,
He who knows this,
Becomes established in himself,
Water is the source of stars,
He who knows this,
Becomes established in himself.
He who knows the source of water,
Becomes established in himself,

Parjanyova apamayatanam
Ayatanavan bhavati
Yah parjanyasya syayatinam Veda
Ayatanavan bhavati
Apovai parjanya Syayatanam
Ayatanavan bhavati
Ye Evam veda
Yopa maya tanam Veda
Ayatanavan bhavati

Clouds are the source of water,
He who knows this,
Becomes established in himself,
Water is the source of clouds,
He who knows this,
Becomes established in himself.
He who knows the source of water,
Becomes established in himself,

Samvastaro Va Apamayatanam
Ayatavan bhavati
Yassavatsa rasyaya tanam Veda
Ayatavan bhavati.
Apovai samvasara ayatanam
Ayatanavan bhavati
Ya Evam veda
Yopsu Navam pratistitam veda
Pratyeva tistati

Rainy season is the source of water,
He who knows this,
Becomes established in himself,
Water is the source of rainy season,
He who knows this,
Becomes established in himself.
He who knows that there is a raft is available,
Becomes established in that raft.

Om thad Brahma, Om it is Brahma
Om Thad Vayu. Om it is air
Om Thad Athma Om it is the soul
Om Thad Sathyam Om it is the truth
Om That Sarvam Om it is everything
Om That puror nama Om salutations to that Purusha

Anthascharathi bhootheshu Guhyam Viswa Murthishu

That which is inside all beings secretly is that Universal God

Thvam Yajna You are the fire sacrifice,
Thwam vashatkara You are the the personification of Vedic sacrifice
Thwam Indra You are the Indra
Thvam vayu You are the air
Thvam Rudra You are the Rudra
Vishnus thvam You are the Vishnu
Brahmasthvam You are the Brahma
Thvam prajaipathi You are the Lord of all beings

Om Thadhapa apo jyothi raso amrutham brahma bhur bhuvasuvarom

Om water is light, the essence is the nectar and the concept of Brahma is in all the seven worlds

Rajadhi rajaya Prasahya Sahine|
Namo Vayam Vai Sravanaya Kurmahe
Samekaman Kama Kamaya mahyam
Kamesvaro Vai Sravano dadatu
Kuberaya Vai Sravanaya
Maha rajaya Namah.

King of kings, we praise thee,
Who is the giver of all victories,
Who is the fulfiller of all desires,
Please bless me with wealth,
To fulfill all our desires,
Oh, Kubhera, we praise thee,
Salutations to the king of kings.

Sri B Sravan Kumar

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Guru Paduka Stotram

Aum Sai Ram
Guru Paduka Stotram.
[Prayer to the Sandals of the Teacher]
By HH Sri Satchiddananda Shivaabhinava Nrisimha Bharathi,
33rd Pontiff of Sringeri Matt.

Translated by P. R. Ramachander.

Adi Shankara was always very devoted to the value of a guru. Of course in our modern world, it is easy to be rather cynical, but still we can recognize the importance of the principle of “guru”.

No matter what we wish to learn, someone has to teach it. Knowledge needs to be passed from person to person in one form or another no matter what the topic. In that largest sense, what can be more valuable or important than a good guru?

Dowload the Audio & Pdf version of the Same from the below given Links.



Allah Malik.
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