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An Endless Divine Continuity - Part 1

Our Association With Nanna - Part 1
*Nanna's words of wisdom
*Mothers words of benediction
*Foreword by Author
1Rasa guru
2Ashrams established by Nanna
3Inner Spiritual living
4Miracle in the cremation ground
5Divine Love Incarnate
6Mother Radha Mahalakshmi
7 Spiritual Naming Ceremony
8 Supernatural Powers
9 Incident that prolonged the Lifespan
10 Fully Realized One
11 Mother is always with me
12 The Ceaseless Traveler
13 Confidential Sakhi of Sri Radha
14 Nanna, The Lover of Music
15 Circumambulation of Sri Nikunj
16 Who is Nanna?
17 Natural Fusion of Sri Radha and Krishna
18 Radhaji- The Essential Life-Force of Man
19 Nanna's Association with Gods
20 Nanna, Personification of Sweetness of Love
21 Comprehensive God's Realization is for Dhyana Yogis only
22 Sakhi - The Partner in Rasa
23 Nanna's Message
24 Sri Radha Sakhi
25 Nanna - The Mighty Ocean (of Love)
Ashrams Established By Nanna

Nanna established two ashrams one in Guntur, South India and another in Vrindaban, North India. Both are endowed with divine powers. It is believed that Lord Sri Krishna himself eulogized the sanctity of the location of Vrindaban ashram. One of the very well known saints Sri Sanatana Goswami, the disciple of Sri Krishna Chaitanya mahaprabhu used to regularly walk on this path after bathing in Yamuna. One day while Sanatana Goswami was returning from his bath, Lord Sri Krishna appeared before him and said, "Dear Sanatana, this place is very holy. In future, there will be continuous singing of hymns and incessant meditation in this place. Sri Radha, the embodiment of Ras shall perform several leelas(divine plays) here".

The ashram in Vrindaban, which is named 'Sri Radha Mahalakshmi Ashram' was established in 1986 on the very auspicious day of 'Charan Darshan' (Blessing vision of the lotus feet of the Divine duo). The ashram gradually developed into 'Universal Meditation Center' and became the abode for incessant meditation on Sri Radha.

In the Guntur ashram, the idols of Radha and Krishna were installed on 17.05.1964. Since then several spiritual and religious activities have been taking place there.

On one occasion, Nanna in the deep meditative state of sakhi-bhav said :

" Sleeping for one night in one of these ashrams is sufficient for removal of sinful tendencies of a person. In these ashrams, I have stored the powers of my penance which will prevail for 500 years in Guntur and 2000 years in Vrindaban "

" This is your home. Mother is the ruler here. Demand entry. Depend on Mother for every small thing. This ashram is the residence vouchsafed by Mother. Do not forget that everyone who comes here are the dear ones of Mother "

And also Nanna profoundly assured

" I will provide relief to those who come here suffering from physical or psychological ailments by administering Sri Radha Ras as a medicine "

The esoteric beauty and significance of the Divine ashrams established by Nanna are inexplicable. The very consciousness of these ashrams is pure divinity. The Divine Love manifested as Nanna has been and is behind everything in these ashrams.

Penance and devotion nurture more penance and devotion. The devotees seeking Nanna's spiritual help and guidance should ensure that their life revolves only around devotion, penance and meditation. Those who wish to pursue the path of meditation on Sri Radha as bestowed upon by Nanna should inevitably possess necessary spiritual stamina. Nanna has founded these excellent hermitages to help and shelter these devotees.

It is hardly surprising that a renowned Guru like Nanna, having thousands of devotees established these ashrams for propagating the philosophy of Sri Radha. However, Nanna has yet another ashram which is not known to this earthly world !!

On 14.10.2000 in Vrindaban, I had the unique opportunity to discuss and clarify many aspects and issues with Nanna. "I heard that you have one more ashram in addition to those in Guntur and Vrindavan. Where is it? Can you please enlighten us Nanna.?"

" Yes, I have one more ashram in the higher planes wherein several souls have sought shelter and spend time in meditation."

Nanna replied very casually as if telling about a very mundane issue.

I was shocked. Another ashram in the higher plane! Souls spending their time meditating in the ashram! Nanna's stature is beyond my intellectual comprehension.

"Do you have regular contact with them?" I asked.

" I remember a few names. Manigandhi, Subala, Veeraswamy, Jaggayyasastry, Gopalakrishna and a few others are in touch more regularly. Whenever I treat some one suffering either from physical ailments or due to any kind of witchcraft, these souls cooperate. Santha is aware of the Subala episode. She was present throughout."

Nanna called one of his devotees Santha (affectionately called by all of us as Santhakka) and asked her whether she remembers the Subala episode. When she replied in the affirmative, he asked her to narrate the same. Then Santhakka recollected the event:

'Chinnabbayi is a farmer in the southern city of Nellore who had 40 acres of grove. In that grove there was a Manoranjan tree which had only a single flower. Radha Mahalakshmi amma(Hanumayamma garu) plucked that flower and placed it in Nanna's hands asking him to inhale the fragrance. All of a sudden her behavior and tone drastically changed. She began to rebuke 'Who gave you the authority to pluck the flower from my tree?' Immediately Nanna went into meditation and sensed what happened. Having realized that an spirit named Subala who was residing on that tree entered Radha Mahalakshmi amma's body and was rebuking her, Nanna redeemed Subala from the state of an evil spirit. The repentance of Subala after this redemption cannot be described. She again entered her body and profusely wept, beating her hands against her chest for having tormented such an affable and saintly person. This was physically hurting Radha Mahalakshmi amma. Concerned that this would injure her, we placed soft pillows on her chest to cushion the effect and held her carefully. Gradually Subala calmed down, sang the glory of Divine Mother and described Her true form. We don't know what vision that soul had or how she has been rescued from evil influence with Nanna's mercy. Even after the redemption, she desired to stay near Nanna and he agreed. Manigandhi, Sundari and Subala are the three spirits who have been uplifted by Nanna and are in touch with him till date. Nanna says that whenever he takes up cases relating to astral or metaphysical worlds, Subala extends her cooperation.'

Listening to what Santha narrated, Nanna commented...

" The repentance of Subala cannot be described. Till date she has a lot of love for Radha Mahalakshmi amma. She cooks for her and serves her in the transcendental world. "

" For the past 50-60 years I have been redeeming evil spirits, demons, ghosts and specters there. I granted Krishna mantra to a spirit named Gopalakrishna. Till today he participates in the celebrations of Sri Radha, performs meditation and leaves. It may happen that any one of you neglect my talk but he does not miss even a single one. He listens with utmost concentration. He invariably comes down for Radhashtami festival and serves the Divine Mother through hymns and dances in ecstasy."

" It is about 45 years since I gave initiation to Gopalakrishna. I realized his intense desire for meditation and provided him a pious place where like minded souls reside. Recently during the week long meditation session at Guntur, he came everyday and sincerely listened to my lectures. One day when I acknowledged his arrival he said. 'I came here to listen to your words and meet these devotees'. Thus Gopalakrishna, who should have become an evil spirit became a saint."

"Nanna, will there be around 200 people in your ashram in the transcendental world?" I asked curiously. Nanna replied:

" More than that. Not only souls like Subala and Manigandahi but also Gods and Goddesses belonging to the astral world are considerate towards me and extend their cooperation to help me in curing people suffering from problems related to witchcraft. I used to provide them relief by taking Radha Mahalakshmi amma as medium. During this time I saw the ascending and descending of human lives. I have given initiation to those who showed inclination towards spiritual path. The process of giving divine initiation to the souls continues even today. With the grace of Divine Mother, I relieved many people from ailments and problems related to witchcraft. Later I explained to them about God's all-pervading nature which is beyond name, form and gunas. "

Nanna provides relief not only to people who are suffering physically but also those who are victims of witchcraft etc. He is the Mahatma who can travel all 14 planes, establish an ashram in the astral world and give initiation to the souls who desire to go to higher planes. Our Nanna, who was fortunately among us till recently in none other than Sri Radha's confidential Sakhi.


Sakhiman karuna prem rasodadhi
Radhaki pratibimb bhavaushadhi
Rasikamalathi man nikunj mein
Sakhi nishkam hit prem madhuri

Sakhi's heart is an ocean of love and affection, Sakhi, the panacea of ailments is Radha's reflection., In the divine garden of Rasika Malathi's heart, Resides the selfless, loving and blissful sakhi


-Sri Radharasa Madhuri 


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