Saturday, January 21, 2012

Sri Jagadguru Ajaatha Nagalinga Swamy -Navalagunda 

             The following temple is a testimony that the "Hinduism" is not a religion, but a way of life. This temple is UNIQUE and one of its kinds. The temple that I’m referring to is Sri Ajaatha Nagalinga Swamy Mata  in Navalagunda town in Darward Dist., Karnataka, India. Sri Ajaatha Nagalinga Swamy is a 19th century Yogi. He was born in Javalagi Village in Sindhanur town of Raichur Dist., Karnataka. He became a yogi at a very young age. He spent his initial life in wondering around, doing miracles, and helping people in distress.  He finally settled down at the Mouneshwara cave temple in Dharwad.  His teachings were very simple and anyone could easily understand and put it in to practice.  He preached; ''Ones heart is the temple while ones soul is the god''. So, one has to have a clean and pure heart. He believed in Advaitha philosophy. In his times he was very popular among villagers, still he is. He has many devotees and many followers.          

 

 He is a yogi who has uncanny resemblance to Jesus Christ. The Picture of Sri Ajaatha Nagalinga Swamy’s hung on the temple walls will concur with my comparison. When there is a mention of Jesus Christ then there should some reference to Bible. Yes, you read me right. There is indeed a very sacred book here and that is the BIBLE. Bible is the sacred book in this Hindu temple. Everyday, the temple priest offers prayers as per Hindu tradition and is kept for display. Every devotee who comes to this temple pays his/her prayers to the bible aswell. Bible written in Kannada-the official language of Karnataka state is not read in this temple. Although, bible is very sacred here it is not a ‘CHURCH’ but a ‘HINDU’ Temple. 

Bible @ the sacred sanctum

 The miracle of this temple is the bible, which is growing on its own. There is a very interesting story as how this Bible reached this temple. This Bible is one book and has both Old and New Testaments. Once lived a great Devi devotee by the name Kalappa in Mushteegeri village of Badami town in Bagalkote dist, Karnataka. Kalappa also showed interest in Bible reading; he had a first edition of bible (published in 1865 by Watson machine prints). Sri Ajaatha Nagalinga Swamy met Kalappa and prophesied his next birth. He took the bible from Kalappa, drilled a hole on it with the help of a hook (used to peel coconut from its shell).  The yogi then dropped a 1 Re Victorian silver coin in to the perforation. It came out from the other end smoothly. He informed Kalappa that the hole will completely close on its own and when it does, he will be born again in a different avatar.  From that day on, the hole started closing.. subsequently the missing words on the bible reappeared magically. As of today, the hole is a size of a needle. Yogi passed away in 1881. The yogi’s followers have erected the place where he is buried, a Shiva lingam. Late Kalappa gave away the Bible to the temple. To this date, the Bible and the Silver coin are preserved in this temple with great care and devotion.  And Temple officials have recorded the radius of this hole regularly. Anyone can access it, ofcourse with temple authorities permission.

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  1. OM NAMO AJATH SHRI NAGALING MAHASWAMI NAMAHA:

    BHARATH DESHAD KARNATAKAD KANNAD BHUMILI JANISI
    NAVALAGUNDADALI PUNYA KSHETHRA MADID SHRI NAGALING SWAMIGI NANNA HRUDAY PURVAK KOTI KOTI NAMASKARAGALU. BRITHISH GOVRNMENTANNE ASCHARYA BARUWANTE MADI,SAKAL PRANIGALU TANNANTHE ENDU MANAVA JEEVIGE PATHA KALISI AHAM NASH MADI NITYA BRAHMA CHAITHANYA KARUNISI ,NAMBI BARUVA BHAKTHARIGE MOKSHA KODUWA SADGURU CHIDANAND SWARUP JAGADGURU SRI NAGALING MAHASWAMIGE NANNA
    NAMASKARAGALU.

    BY/ GOPAL DAIVAGNA
    AT: MUNAVALLI
    TALUK: SAUNDATTI
    DIST: BELGAUM.

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    1. i want that swamy movie.i saw that in udaya tv long time ago ,please help me

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    2. Yes I also seen that movie. you can get it in Total kannada shop Jayanagara Bangalore or you can try in SP road Blore. best movie ..

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    3. What's the movie name?? Is it available in youtube??

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    4. no not available in youtube,but iam also searching that movie in all cd centers,if u got tell me about that,help me

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