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One Evening Dawn in a village: Telugu Bhava Kavita

November 9, 2017

చెదురు మదురుగా, భావాలు రావడం, వాటిని

తెలుగులో చెప్పే ప్రయత్నము చేస్తున్నాను. అందులో

ఇది ఒకటి:

ఒక   వేసవి సాంధ్య

పెరటిలో నీళ్ళు జల్లి, కాగిన పుడమి తల్లి

చల్లారిన  మట్టి లోంచి  ఓ అద్భుత  సువాసన ,

పట్టు మంచం మీద, బాదం చెట్టు కింద

ఆకాశంలో  సప్త రంగులు వెదజల్లే సూరీడు ,

పక్కనే, లేగ దూడలతో సహా నెమరు వేస్తున్న

గోమాతలు సహవాస  గంధం,

అటువైపే విశ్వాసమైన ఓ

వూరికుక్క దాలిగుంటలో   ఆదమరిచి విశ్రాంతి,

పైనే చెట్టుమీద పక్షులు కడుపు నింపుకుని

గూటికి చేరిన కలకలారవాలు,

దగ్గిరే ఉన్న గుడి లోంచి

పూజ మంత్రాల   పుణ్య ధ్వనులు,

మరో వైపు , పిల్లలు ఆటలలో

మైమరిచి చేస్తున్న అల్లరి ఆనంద కేరింతలు,

 

ఆ  సమయం అసమాన్యం,  అనన్యం,

కోట్లకు కూడా  కొనలేని ఓ వేసవి సంధ్య

 

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What is old age? stray thoughts in Telugu

November 9, 2017

 

ముసలితనం
వచన కవిత : అద్దంకి రామక్రిష్ణ

కొంత మనస్సు తో
కొంత వయుస్సు తో
కొంత సమాజం తో
వెరసి ఓ ముసలి జీవితం
గమ్యం, లక్ష్యం లేని జీవితం
చెప్పుకోలేని బాధలు
అంతులేని భావతరంగాలు
మన అదుపులో లేని చివరి ఘట్టం
ఈ రోజూ గాలి పీల్చుకుంటున్నాను !
రేపు కోసం వేచి వుంటున్నాను ?

7-10-2016

 

Music is another world, Telugu Bhava Kavita

November 9, 2017

వచన కవిత్వం
అద్దంకి రామక్రిష్ణ
6
అక్టోబర్ 2015

అహో! అంతు లేని మరో ప్రపంచం .

నాగరికతో పుట్టిందా లేక దేవతలు
సృష్టించిందా ప్రపంచం?
అలా మొదలైన దానికి
శబ్దమే మూలాధారం .

భాష మనుగడకు నాంది అయితే
మరి ప్రపంచం దేనికి?
ప్రకృతి తో అనుసంధానమై మరియు
జనితమైన అంతు లేని
విశ్వాన్ని ఆదరించటానికి
ఆస్వాదించటనికి మరి ఏమిటో వెనకాట

మహామహులు ఎందరో ప్రపంచాన్ని
మునిగితేలి అస్వాదించారు, ఆనందింప చేసారు
వారికి మన వందనాలు.
చెవిలో ఇయర్ఫోన్ పెట్టుకుని
ఏదో శబ్దాన్ని వింటూ మేమూ
ఉన్నాము దాంట్లో అంటే భృమే కదా?

స్వర, లయ పూరితమైన
విశ్వం లో మంచిదేమిటో
వెతకండి, దాని పుట్టు పూర్వోత్తరాలు
గ్రహించండి. అవగాహన తో వినే
శబ్దమే ఆనందాన్నికి మూలం.

ప్రపంచమలో పైపైన తేలకండి.
ఇది ఒక అంతు లేని అహో మరో ప్రపంచం!
దాని ఆరాధన, అస్వాదనే మన మనుగడకి
ముఖ్యమని గుర్తించండి.
అదే కదా సంగీత ప్రపంచం!

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Some ideas on Walk put in Telugu

November 8, 2017

నడకా నడకా !

అడుగడునా నీకు దండాలు

అందరూ నీ గురించే తపిస్తున్నారు ,

ప్రతిరోజూ ,

నిన్ను కొలిచేందుకు వచ్చాయి “fiTbiT ” లు   .

నీ కోసం అనేక క్లబ్స్అందులో walkathan లు.

చిన్నతనము లో నీ మీద ధ్యాసే లేదు

నీ గొప్పతనము గురించి

కుప్పతిప్పల గా ఉంది సమాచారం

ఎలా, ఎందుకు, ఎప్పుడు, ఎంత

అనే చెపుతారు .

వైద్యుడు దగ్గరికి వెళ్లినా నీ

గురించే అడుగుతారు .

నీలో ఏవో మహిమలు

ఉన్నాయంట ,

భారీ శరీరానికి , గుండె జబ్బులకు

చక్కర వ్యాధికి , మనసులో దిగులుకి

నిద్ర పట్టటానికి , ఇంకా ఎన్నో

అయినా వాహనాలు వచ్చాక

నీతో పెద్ద అవసరము లేనే లేదు.

నివ్వు నేను దూరమైపోయాము.

నీతో 20 ,25 నిమిషాలు

గడపాలంటేనే ఎంతో కష్టం .

ఎన్ని  పనులు  ఎన్ని పనులు !

టీవీ ఫేస్బుక్ , ట్విట్టర్ ,wATsup  కె

అతుక్కు పోతున్నాము  .

నీ కోసం ఇంట్లో కూడా ట్రెడ్మిల్ లాంటి వి

పెట్టుకున్నాము, కానీ వాడేదే అరుదు ,

నీతో రొజూ 20 నిమిషాలైనా

గడపాలని ఆశి స్తూ !

నీ ఆరాధకుడు

అద్దంకి రామకృష్ణ  

ఐడియా   వెర్షన్ 1

ఒక వేసవి సంధ్యా సమయం

April 9, 2017

హైదరాబాద్ లో ఉష్ణొగ్రతలు 40’C  పైనే

మండుతున్న  సమయమంలో, చిన్ననాటి ఒక వేసవి  సాయంత్రము

మెరుపు లా మెరిసింది. అదే ఇది :

అద్దంకి రామక్రిష్ణ ,  7 ఏప్రిల్ 2017.

  ఒక   వేసవి సంధ్యా సమయం:

  పెరటిలో నీళ్ళు జల్ల గానే, అప్పటి వరుకు 

  కాగిన పుడమి తల్లి   చల్లారుతూ  మట్టి లోంచి

  వెదజల్లే  ఓ ప్రత్యేక  సువాసన లో |

  బాదం చెట్టు కింద, పట్టె మంచం వేసుకుని పడుకుని,  

  పశ్చిమాన్న   ఆకాశంలో  సప్త రంగులు   

  వెదజల్లే సూర్యభగ్వనున్ని  వీక్షిస్తూ|

  పక్కనే, లేగ దూడలతో సహా నెమరు వేస్తున్న

  గోమాతలు సహవాసాన్ని  గౌరవిస్తూ |

  అటువైపే,  విశ్వాసమైన ఓ  వూరికుక్క దాలిగుంటలో 

   ఆదమరిచి  తీసుకుంటున్న విశ్రాంతిని, ఆదరిస్తూ|

  పై చెట్టు మీదే పక్షులు, రోజల్లా  కడుపు నింపుకుని 

  గూటికి చేరిన కళకళారవాలను ఆలకిస్తూ|

   కొద్ది దూరంలో  ఉన్న గుడి లోంచి గంటలు, 

   మంత్రాల యొక్క  పుణ్య ధ్వనులను  పూజిస్తూ|

  మరో వైపు , పిల్లలు ఆటలలో

  మైమరిచి చేస్తున్న అల్లరి ఆనందం లో మమేకమై| 

  ఈ సంధ్యా సమయం అసమాన్యం,  అనన్యం,

  కోట్లకందని ఓ సంతృప్తి, అదొక దివ్యానుభూతే కదా !  ||       

Fight Noise Pollution-Abuse of Amplifiers

January 22, 2017

                     Noise Pollution- Abuse of Amplifiers/Loudspeakers

Noise pollution is very hazardous to our health. It affects one and all, but more so for the sick, elderly, children and students. There are many causes of noise pollution and the main culprit is the extensive and abusive use of amplifiers across India, among all sections of our society.

The problem was identified and highlighted many times, but the acts and remedies suggested are being implemented in a half hearted manner.   Supreme Court of India in their order in the year 2005 has stipulated certain restrictions on timings and also the levels of sound in decibels.  Unfortunately, they are implemented more in breach than in spirit.

Extract from Judgment:

Court directed that noise level at boundary of public place, where loudspeaker or public address system or any other noise source is being used shall not exceed 10 dB(A) above ambient noise standards for area or 75 dB(A) whichever is lower – beating of drum or tom-tom or blow of trumpet or beat or sound of any instrument or use of any sound amplifier at night (between 10. 00 p.m. and 6.a.m.) except in public emergencies prohibited – peripheral noise level of privately owned sound system restricted to dB(A) – blowing of vehicular horn in residential area at night hours prohibited – State directed to add chapters in text books regarding ill effects of noise pollution -State directed to specify ambient air quality standards in different areas – State also directed to seize loud speakers and amplifiers making noise beyond permissible limit.

“(10) Loudspeakers should not be allowed to be installed on towers and temple walls, churches and mosques, so as to face the surrounding streets and areas, should be installed within the precincts and turned inwards so that the music is audible only within the precincts of the temple/church/mosque. Exemption will be given during the month of Ramzan when the calls of the Muazzine for prayers is traditionally made from the mosque tower.” This decision has been approved by the Supreme Court in CHURCH OF GOD IN INDIA v.. K.K.R. MAJESTIC COLONY WELFARE ASSOCIATION [AIR 20 00 SC
2773 : 2000 (7) SCC 282].”

It is noticed that the noise pollution levels are very high during prayer calls, festivals and other occasions and become unbearable and torturing to the entire neighbourhood, including those sick in hospitals, resting elders, studying school children and even sleeping kids.  The number of amplifiers may exceed a few thousand say in a city like Hyderabad, Telangana and one can infer the noise in decibel levels during peak times.

It is therefore our sincere appeal to the Government of India, and the concerned departments, to strictly regulate and restrict the use of amplifiers throughout our country by enforcing strictly the existing laws or enacting new acts required for this purpose.  The public will greatly appreciate the peaceful surroundings and hope India will set an example in controlling noise pollution in spite of its diversity of culture and communities.

 

 

Sri Bhagavad Ramanuja: Life Sketch

March 25, 2016

 

 

Sri Bhagavad Ramanuja  :  Life Sketch

Introduction:

 “yo:nithya machyuatha pada:mbuja yugmarukma vya:mo:hatha sthaditharana trunayame:ne: |

 asmadguro: rbhagavatho:sya dayaika sindho:h ra:ma:nujasya chararanou saranam prapaddye” ||

Lord Srimannarayana incarnated in many forms as ‘Avatars’ to uplift the downtrodden lives of all living beings. But, unfortunately, there were not many who could identify him as the Lord. Some of the living beings, considered him as a man and  even some treated him as an enemy.

While reclining on ‘a:dise:sha’, The Lord was regretting and felt unhappy about the ignorance of people  as his efforts were not benefitting them. ‘a:dise:sha’ noticed the Lord’s predicament and wanted that he could be of service to in this regard. He then requested the Lord to give him an opportunity to serve him so as to help him to overcome his dissatisfaction.  The Lord was pleased with his request and gave his consent for Adisesha to appear on earth and help him in the task. ‘a:dise:sha’ appeared himself in the form of none other than Sri Bhagavad Ramanuja.

Birth of Ramanuja:

In  Sriperumbudur, a village near Chennai, a  Vaishanva couple named Keshavacharyulu and Kantimathi Devi were residing and  were descendants of Asuri Family.  Kanthimathi was a pious and  virtuous lady but the couple had no children. They performed a ‘Putra ka:meshti ya:gam’  . Prior to that, they had  a holy dip in the sea on a lunar eclipse day and also prayed at the Lord Parthasarathi temple in Chennai. As a boon granted by the Yagam, the couple were blessed with a boy. The boy was born on an Arudra star in the Vaishaka month in the year 1017 AD that was exactly 4418 years after the beginning of Kaliyuga.

Childhood and Education:

Ramanuja’s father Keshavacharyulu performed all Vedic Samskaras to him  and also performed thread ceremony by the age of 8. He was taught Vedic knowledge and Sanskrit.  By the age of 16, the boy got married to Tanjamamba .  As time passed, Keshavacharyulu  expired . To pursue his further learning in Sastras, he reached Kanchipuram and started tutelage under a scholar named  ‘Yadava Prakashakulu’.

                                                          

             Jealousy of Guru:

At that time, the king’s daughter there was being tormented by a demon. Yadava Prakashakulu could not help the king to make his daughter well. He then took Ramanuja with him and with the touch of Ramanuja’s holy feet there, the demon left the king’s daughter and she was cured. The guru started becoming jealous after the incident. In another incident, Ramanuja gave a new and better pious interpretation to the meaning of “YADHA KA:PASYAM” in Chando:gya Upanishad. His guru used to explain it as the Lord’s eyes resemble as lower part of a monkey,   while Ramanuja cleverly interpreted as eyes compared to Lotus.  Yadava Prakashakulu was afraid of his knowledge and wisdom. So he thought to eliminate him considering  him as an enemy. He planned a method to kill him on the pretext of sending him on Kasi yatra.  When Ramanuja started on this Yatra, his cousin came to know of the plan of his guru and saved him. Sri Varadaraja Perumal with his consort appeared in the forest as ‘Boya’ couple and  took him to Kanchi.  There, Ramanuja offered the Lord ‘Teertha Kainkaryam’  and  “Chamara” Seva.

Efforts to have  glimpse of Yamunacharya

A Great scholar by name  Sri Yamuncaharya used to reside in Srirangam. He came to know about the greatness of Ramanuja and thought he would be his best successor. He deputed his disciple   Periyanambi to Ramanuja.  Ramanuja was impressed by the ‘Slokam’ “Swabhavikena- vadhikatisaya” from the ‘Strotra Ratna Mala’ written by Yamunacharya recited by his disciple.  After knowing  about  the  greatness of Yamunacharyulu ,  Ramanuja wanted to have a glimpse of him. By then, Yamunacharya  had already trained five of his bright disciples  with the inner and profound meaning of the Sashtras. Yamunacharya was unhappy as he could not finish three of his works during his life time. While he left for heavenly abode, his three fingers remained unusually closed.  Ramanuja came to attend his last rituals and announced there that he would:

  1. to get himself “pancha Samskarams” and spread them among masses.
  2. to  author ‘Sri Bhahyam’ on the basis of ‘Brahma sutras’.
  3. to bring glory to the greatness of Parasara Maharshi author of Vishnupuranam and Vedavyas  author of Braham sutras.

With  this announcement, the closed fingers of Yamunacahrya miraculously got released. The scholars there, were surprised and praised him to be  a true disciple  of  Sri Yamuncharya.

 

Ramanuja  gets  *“Pancha Samskaras”:

As he was not able to get a  glimpse  of  Yamuncharya during his  life time and had only seen his ‘partha Sariram ‘, Ramanuja felt unhappy with the grace of Sriranganadha, the presiding deity there. So, he returned to Kanchipuram without having the glimpse of Sriranganadha.

Kanchipurnulu during  ‘Vinjamara Seva’ used to chat with the Lord.  Ramanuja learnt from Kanchipurnulu about six important points as guidelines from God during his chats.

  1. Sri Maha Vishnu is the ultimate reality.
  2. Living beings and God are different.
  3. Saranagati attitude is the only way to Moksham
  4. After ‘Pancha Samskara’ , remembering and uttering the Lord’s name at the last moments of life is not essential to attain salvation.
  5. ‘Moksham’ will definite after death.
  6. Mahapurnulu is the right guru to offer ‘Pancha Samskaras’.

 

As per the above guidelines, he set on to meet Mahapurnulu to get Panachasamskarams*.  At Madhuranthakam, both happened to cross each other  on their ways. He then got ‘Pancha Samskarams   from him . He also learnt Sastras and Alwar Prabahandhalu from him.

 

Ramanuja   Renouncing:

He took  renunciation at Devaraja Sannidhi in Kanchipuuram. Vardaraja Swami himself addressed Ramanuja as “Yatiraja”. His old guru Yadava Parakasakulu now came to know the greatness of Ramanuja through his mother . As per the Lords’ instructions in his dreams, he took ‘Pancha Samskaramas’  from Ramanuja and became known as Govinddas.  Lord Sriranganadha invited Ramanuja to lead the “Transient Manifestation ”(‘Leela Vibhuthi’) and “ Permanent manifestation ” (Nithya Vibhuti’) .  With that authority,   Ramanuja was appropriately  named as “Udayavar”.

 

*Pancha Samskaras means undergoing five transformations Viz. 1. Thapa 2. Pundra 3. Nama 4. Mantra and 5. Yaga , from the right guru.

 

 

To spread the sacred  essence of ‘Mantra Rajam’ far and wide

 

Ramanuja was eager to learn the hidden contexts of ‘Thirumantram’ and ‘Charama slokamu’  from  Sri Goshtipurnulu.  At last, he succeeded in the final attempt, only after making 18 trips patiently, with the grace of Lord Sriranganadha.  Sri Goshtipurnaulu was pleased with him and happy with the affection of Ramanuja on his disciples   Kurueshulu and Modaliyandan and piousness of his dandam.

It was so difficult  even to Sri Bhagvad Ramanuja to learn about the grandeur of the ‘Mantra’ . He thought about this and was so concerned that how difficult it would be for the ordinary people . So one day, he preached the secret of the mantra to all those desirous among the

devotees who thronged for the festival of Nrisimha perumal. By doing so, he broke the promise given to his guru, but as he was not afraid to go to hell while so many people can reach heaven so easily with the power of this Mantra. This was the benevolence and courage shown by him. Sri Goshtipurnulu was impressed by it and gave the title  ’Yembur Mannar’ and embraced him. He ordered that spreading this mantra will be henceforth called “Ramanuja Siddhatnaatam” from that day. Thus his followers, are always  being blessed by Yembur Mannar.

 

Authoring of Sri Bhashyam and other books  :

Sri Bhagvad Ramanuja mastered Sanskrit literature and ‘Thirumayimojhi’  from his  disciple  Yamunaryulu,  in no time. He also listened to 24 different interpretations of Sri Ramayanam with the perspective of ‘Vishishtadwaita’ under his guru Sri Sailapurnulu. He thought reading through “Bhodharayanavritti” would help him to author ‘Sri Bhashyam’ . For that purpose, he went to Sarada Peetham in Kashmir along with his disciple  Sri Kuresulu. But the Jain monks there, were reluctant to part with the book, even for a while.  Sri Kuresulu, with him being a wizard of memory and retention, could grasp the entire content overnight. The magnificent feat of authoring Sribhashyam was completed with the help of Sri Kuresulu. With this, the second wish of Sri Yamunacharyulu was fulfilled. He later authored “Vedanta Sangraham”,  ‘Vedanta Deepam”  ‘Vedanta Saramu” and Gita Bhashyam”. He authored three proses in the presence of Lord Sriranaganadha  named “Sranagati Gadya” Sriranag Gadya” and Sri Vaikuntha Gadys”. He entrusted the work writing commentary on ‘Thiruvayimojhi”  to a competent disciple named Thirukurugaippiran.

 

Successful Tours to spread Ramanuja  Theology :

Ramanuja made reforms in some rituals at the Srirangam Temple. By doing this, he faced the wrath of some priests there and they even tried to eliminate him.  In spite of that, he started to popularize the ‘Vishsishtadvaita’  philosophy with the blessings of Lord Sriranganadha. Many became his followers and disciples.

He then reached Tirumala Tirupathi and found that Sri Venkateswara by that time lent his ‘Sankhu’ and  ‘Chakra’  to help the king Tondaman during his war. So, he brought back them to the Lord and decorated him. He reformed many procedures and stipulated rules and regulations for the temple management. He also prepared good procedures and plans to be followed during pujas and other rituals. Lord Jagannadh, wished Ramanuja to maintain the status quo  for his rituals and practices there at Puri Jagannath. He reformed the temples of Srikurmam and Simhadri with the blessings of presiding lords at these temples. He reached Badari and prayed intensely to Nara Narayana, the presiding deity there.  He established Srivaishnava order far and wide. There by, he offered salvation to millions.

When Kuranga Nagara perumal enquired about the root cause for his charisma, he preached ‘Mantra Ratnam’ in his right ear. He named Perumal as ‘Sri  Vaishnav Nambi’   . Thus, he became acharya of  even ‘ Sriyahpathi ’ .

 

Sri Bhashyakarlu:

Ramanuja reached Saradapeetham in Kashmir while his disciples were chanting Sri Bhashyam enroute.  Sarada Devi expressed her keen interest in listening to the interpretation of “Yadhyakapasyam” from Ramanuja. Sarada Devi, as sign  of respect,  put  Sribhashyam on her head.  She was also delighted with that some wrong interpretations were corrected by Ramanuja  with pious meanings. As a mark of highest respect,  she bestowed and addressed him as “Bhashyakara”. She presented him with Sri Hayagriva idol, which she was personally worshipping,  till then. Thus, Ramanuja was conferred with the title of “Sri Bhashaykara”.  Even now, the  same idol of Hayagriva can be seen  in Sriranagam at Udayvar (Ramanuja’s)  temple.  Sri Kuruththalwar a beloved disciple of Ramanuja was blessed with two sons by the grace of SriRanganadah.  Ramanuja named them after Sri Parasara Bhattar and Sri Vedavyasa, as was promised to Yamunacahryulu . Thus he could fulfill all the three  promises made by him to Yamaunacharyulu at the time of his demise.

Facing Adversities:

There are always some evil forces obstructing  the good work being done in the society.  A Chola king named Krimikanthaka a staunch Shaivite was having deep hatred towards Srivaishnavites. He was burning with jealousy by knowing about  the glory and the good work of Ramanuja. The king wanted to take him to custody and harass him. Sri Mahapurnulu and   Sri Kuresulu came to know about it and volunteered themselves to be present in the court.    Sri Kuresulu disguised himself as Ramanuja and mislead the king. As they were not succumbing to his pressure tactics he ordered torture and removal of the eyes. Sri Kuresulu without waiting for his soldiers to do the job, he himself removed his own eyes and gave them to the king.  After that, while Kuresulu could reach Kancheepuram,  Mahapurnulu succumbed to the torture and left for heavenly abode on the way.

Sri Bhagvad Ramanuja   escaped to the Mysore kingdom wearing white robes .   He then switched over back to saffron clothes and dandam . He reached Thirunarayana puram (Melkote) and restored the glory of Srirama Priya  perumal.  He came to know that idols which were used in regular rituals were taken away by the then  Delhi nawab ruler, as his daughter took fancy to these idols.  Ramanuja went to his court in Delhi and called to him  the idols as “Samapathkumara” .  Surprisingly,  the idols came moving and sat in the lap of Ramanuja.  After returning back, he arranged for a grand festival welcoming them back and consecrating

them again. Till then, Harijans were not permitted inside the temple. Ramanuja  ,as a social reformer, took a bold step to make them enter the temples. While Ramanuja was away from Srirangam, he came to know about the death of Krimikanathaka.  He returned to Srirangam along with his disciples.  To sustain the activity of   the Srivaishanav tradition even after his demise, Ramanuja  appointed 74 ‘Peethadhipathis’  and made a standing committee of 4 members . To assist them he chose 1200 personal staff to them.

 

Installing his personal idol:

The disciples were feeling lost in the absence of Ramanuja, there. With extreme benevolence, he agreed to make three statues to represent him in his absence .  The statues were made to exactly resemble him and  then he  embraced each statue and transferred his divineness and aura in them. These 3 statues were consecrated at Sriranagm,  Sri Perumbudur and Melkote. A statue of Ramanuja  given by himself to Ananthaalwan was consecrated at Tirumala as directed by Lord Venakteswara himself.  As an embodiment and avatar of Adisheshu, Ramanuja completed his earthly mission in 120 years. He assembled all the disciples and preached 82 ‘Divya shuktulu’  to them.

At the end of his earthly journey, he kept his head on the lap of Govindabahattar and feet in the lap of Andhrapurnulu while his heart was filled with reverence to his guru Yamunacharyulu.  While some disciples like Anandavalli, Bhruguvalli were reciting Thiruvaimojhi and celestial music was permeating .

That was in the month of Magha  and thidhi sudhdha dasami , a Saturday afternoon  Ramanuja liberated his body  through his Brahama Nadi to reach ‘paramapadam’ and returned to the service of his Lord Srimannarayana. He is  popular on the earth with different names and titles as ‘SriBhagavad Ramanuja’,’ Illaya Perumal’, ‘ Yatirajulu’, ‘ Yember Mannar’, ‘ Sri Bhashyakarlu’, and ‘Udayavarlu’ .  He popularized and propagated Ramanuja Theology as Srivaishnavism on the earth and thus offering ultimate liberation to all living beings.

 

Sarvam Sri Krishnarpanamastu :

adiyen Addanki Ramakrishna Ramanuja dasudu  (98491-29148)

seen and approved by H H Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji on 24th March 2016

Fleeing Remembrances

January 13, 2016

Most of  English   medication for cold makes one drowsy ; a transient state from wakefulness and dreaming. Now,  being in that state and controversies  over Jallikattu  and Cockfights looming for the Sakranthi, some nostalgic thoughts are making noise in mind. The best way to reduce that noise is only to express it the way one can do it.

As a boy was excited about going to Sankranti fair near my village. As it was taboo that time for my parents, my mother gave me permission to visit along with a senior trust worthy friend . I was so thrilled that now it may be equivalent to visiting Las Vegas or Atlantic city in US.  we started in the morning with a promise to return before sun set. It was just a few Km from my place and remember having gone by bicycle with double riding . Perikeedu Bridge (Vanthena) is steep and double riding is very difficult.  That bridge is still in  the same way as it was about 60 years. I was given a princely sum of three rupees to spend and enjoy the Sankranthi fair.

The highlights were as usual  “Rangula Ratnam”  , and some other rides. Also there was some gambling with cards called teen patta etc., . The highlights were watching cock fights . It was so exciting to watch with out bothering about concern of animal rights etc.,  . Of course during the process of some small gambling , had exceeded the budget of my Rs. 3.00 and borrowed .25 paise from my friend.

After all the excitement, we returned exhausted.  After a thorough bath ,My mom gave me a hot meals and even after going to bed the entire day was still reeling before me.  But the fear of .25 paise loan from my friend haunted me for many days as i requested my friend to keep it secret. After some time, took the courage to inform my mom about the loan.

 

13th Jan 2016

 

 

Poetic thoughts on Music by ARK

October 6, 2015

వచన కవిత్వం
అద్దంకి రామక్రిష్ణ
6 వ అక్టొబర్ 2015

అహో! అంతు లేని మరో ప్రపంచం .

నాగరికతో పుట్టిందా లేక దేవతలు
సృష్టించిందా ఈ ప్రపంచం?
అలా మొదలైన దానికి
శబ్దమే మూలాధారం .

భాష మనుగడకు నాంది అయితే
మరి ఈ ప్రపంచం దేనికి?
ప్రకృతి తో అనుసంధానమై మరియు
జనితమైన ఈ అంతు లేని
విశ్వాన్ని ఆదరించటానికి
ఆస్వాదించటనికి మరి ఏమిటో వెనకాట

మహామహులు ఎందరో ఈ ప్రపంచాన్ని
మునిగితేలి అస్వాదించారు, ఆనందింప చేసారు
వారికి మన వందనాలు.
చెవిలో ఇయర్ఫోన్ పెట్టుకుని
ఏదో శబ్దాన్ని వింటూ మేమూ
ఉన్నాము దాంట్లో అంటే భృమే కదా?

స్వర, లయ పూరితమైన
ఈ విశ్వం లో మంచిదేమిటో
వెతకండి, దాని పుట్టు పూర్వోత్తరాలు
గ్రహించండి. అవగాహన తో వినే
శబ్దమే ఆనదాన్నికి మూలం.

ఈ ప్రపంచమలో పైపైన తేలకండి.
ఇది ఒక అంతు లేని అహో మరో ప్రపంచం!
దాని ఆరాధన, అస్వాదనే మన మనుగడకి
ముఖ్యమని గుర్తించండి.
అదే కదా సంగీత ప్రపంచం!

The Village and ‘I’- Sixty Years Ago

October 5, 2015

ADDANKI

The Village and I – Sixty Years Ago

 

PART- I

 

Introduction:

 

I got a brain wave at about 1.15 AM, when I just woke up and my effort to go back to sleep was futile. Of course, an earlier, similar attempt of mine in Telugu named “ Swagatham” was published in a popular Telugu weekly “ Andhra Jyothi”. Thereafter, it took more than a few days just to begin writing about it. In the meanwhile, I started getting ideas about the topics and how to tell arrange and edit my ideas. My dad wrote Telugu verse ‘Madhura Smruthulu’ his nostalgia. While I was on a long drive with friends, I happened a share an incident during my boyhood days in a village when we boys used to drink water straight form the village water tank or small canal with out any fear of consequences of water pollution…

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