Thanks to Sri Venkatesh for sharing this video. Thanks to Smt Nandini for capturing this treasure.
While many of us have lived in agraharams in our lives at some point of time, it is a must-watch short video for two reasons: (1) it talks about the concept behind the agraharams and the greatness of it (2) most importantly, how this is NOT a reflection of one caste rather it is created for the underlying higher purpose – Vedam! Thanks to the mama in the first video who very clearly explains these two for all of us to understand. Mahaperiyava had talked a lot about the agrahaarams and even at His time, He talked about the plight of them diminishing day by day. Also he talks about one mama who lived and died in that same place without leaving the city for one reason – the worry of missing any of his nityanushtanams! That is vairagyam! Reminds me of Kuchela. Although insisted by Krishna to stay in the palace, he refused and wanted to go back home due to the fear of missing his anushtanams!
Science and technology as much good as they did in advancement in many areas, it did equal amount of damage to our lives also.
Looking at the second video, one could see the beauty and the meaning of each and every design of the agraharam. The way how our men and women used to do the work – there is no need to go to gym to flex your muscles – you have the daily chores to take care of them.
It is quite envious to see their lives that are filled with bagavad smaranam – great acharya devotees….After looking at these videos, we all feel too small in front of these people.
Our namaskaram to these simple people whose life is not complicated like ours!
It would be great if we all could find at least 1 week of stay in such an agraharam once a year. I am sure there are folks who could accommodate us (as long as we maintain the achara, anushtanams there).
Smt Nandini – pl do capture more of these and share.
Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara!
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