Sri Siva Shankar Baba – Q & A | How Mahaans operate | with English Subtitles

Updated : Oct 25, 2019 in Articles

Sri Siva Shankar Baba – Q & A | How Mahaans operate | with English Subtitles


It is not possible for ordinary people to understand how Mahaans operate. Firstly, you will find it problematic to understand them ……look how different I dress Yogi RamSuratKumar Swami never used to shower and always had a green scarf wrapped around his head Kanchi Paramacharya looks orthodox wearing his saffron robes and carrying a dhandam (stick) in his hand Mayamma looks like she’s not wearing any clothes at all and looks like a beggar, Krishnaveni Amma is seen wearing a white dress Likewise ….. each Mahaan differs in their dress code itself. One Mahaan is not like another . So you cannot judge a Mahaan by your petty yardsticks like having a beard or wearing saffron robes Mahaans are not contained by that description, they have their own style A mahaan is seen wearing green dhoti and he’s known for that, Vallalar Swamigal ties only a white towel around his hip So everyone is different So you fail to understand Mahaans at the very first level itself That is because you have your own notions as to how a mahaan should be, and you can’t accept it when they don’t fall into that stereotype. Secondly, we see the way they walk, talk and do things…. Sri Raghavendra is of great heights and not an ordinary person “Poojyaya Raghavendraya Sathya Dharmarathayacha Bajatham Kalpavrikshaya Namadaam Kamadenave” He is like kamadenu (a divine bovine-goddess) and can give anything, he is like kalpakavriksham (a wish-fulfilling divine tree) and can fulfill all wishes He is a Madhava Madadhipathi (Head of a religious organization) One day he is bathing in the holy waters of Thungabadra His disciple approaches him and says – “Swami I am yet to be married and don’t have money as well “ In those days they didn’t use items like soaps to bathe, they only used mud So when the disciple asked this, Raghavendra gives whatever mud he had in hand and said “ I am a sanyasi …. I can only bless you” The disciple makes a small bundle of the mud and ties it to his cloth and he left While travelling, he settles on the veranda outside a house for the night In the night a Brahma Rakshasa (a demonic spirit) comes by that side A Brahma Rakshasa is a Brahmin who has not passed on the Vedic knowledge that he has learnt A Siddha who has not passed on his shakti to another person also becomes a Brahma Rakshasa They roam the earth in their Rakshasa body for one birth They will get Mukthi (liberation) from that state only when a learned Mahaan answers all their questions So the Brahma Rakshasa approaches the disciple and asks to let him in The confused disciple tells him I am no one, you can enter if you want The Brahma Rakshasa replies that whatever you have in that bundle is stopping me like fire from entering in The disciple asks ” Why do you have to go inside?” The Brahma Rakshasa says ” A brahmin resides here … in the previous birth he killed 9 of my children I have come now to take revenge for that I have already killed 8 of his kids, and have come to kill his 9th kid The disciple says ” I have some money problem, if you give me money I’ll let you in.. Brahma Rakshasas and other such creatures know where money and treasures lie Some people bury all their treasures before they die and keep roaming that place as atma (soul) even after death A lot of people not knowing this fact, go in search of those treasures but these souls never let them find it “Paadu pattu thedi panathai pudhaithu vaikum maanudargaal koodu vittu aavi dhaan pona pinne” – Naaladiyaar Like that, the soul will not let anyone touch that treasure So the Brahma Rakshasa goes and brings one such treasure The disciple says ” You have done something good for me and I will have to return the favor so i will not let you kill another life and earn more bad karma Then he takes a handful of the mud that Swami Raghavendra gave him and sprinkles it at the Brahma Rakshasa Once the mud touches him, the soul leaves the demonic body and he becomes his divine form again The divine form thanks the disciple and leaves The next morning, the brahmin who resides in the house comes out and inquires as to who the disciple is The disciple answers and then asks if the 9th kid of the house was delivered properly and if the first 8 kids have died The astonished brahmin asks the disciple how he knows all these facts to which the disciple tells the incidents of the night before The thankful brahmin invites the disciple in and feeds him and asks on what business the disciple has come here The disciple replies saying that he was looking to get married ( he’s looking , not me ) The brahmin says ” If you don’t mind me saying, my sister is also of a marriageable age, you can marry her if you want ” So they both got married In this incident, what is the role played by Raghavendra ? He just took the mud at his feet, prayed and gave it to the disciple and the disciple got all he wanted Later when Raghavendra was travelling, he meets a goat shepherd boy Venkanna and tells him to think of Him when in trouble, I will come and bless you Later when the Sultan of that region crosses by that side, he gets a letter from the Badshah of Delhi Not everyone was literate in those days, only few were educated (like portfolio management) Mudaliars were only soldiers in those days Only few used to do accounting jobs, since everyone split their work they all had their own roles So the Badshah not knowing to read, asks Venkanna to read the letter Venkanna was illeterate …. then he remembers what Raghavendra Swami said He prays to Raghavendra and just starts reading the letter Hearing the good news in the letter the Sultan appoints the shepherd Venkanna as his Dewan (chief minister) Later it so happens that Raghavendra Swami gets a place in Mantralayam because of this Dewan (shepherd) So in two different instances Raghavendra Swami has done miracles without the usual shenanigans of astro gems and bracelets etc It was just a blessing from the heart Whatever the Mahaans think, that will happen “Vendiya vendiyagu eydalal nandum muyala padum”

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