The annual celebrations of the fortune teller Veera Brahmendra Swami a.k.a Brahmamgaru at Brahmamgari Matham (mutt) in Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh have started from Saturday. A large number of devotees from the state as well as from Karnataka and Tamilnadu are going to throng the mutt in Kadapa district. The Mutt officials have said that all the arrangements have been made for the convenience of the devotees. Hundreds of volunteers have been pressed into the action already. The rathothsavam (chariot pulling) will be one of the big events of the celebrations that would fall on May 1 and 2. Lakhs of devotees usually mark their presence on these days and even pull chariots.
It has to be mentioned here that Pothuluru Veera Brahmendra Swami was a Hindu mystic belonging to 13th century. He authored Kaalagnaanam (a collection of future prophecies). The legend has it that Veera Brahmendra Swami told his devotees the secrets of yoga and chakras that were spread by the people. Many predictions that Veera Brahmendra Swami were said to have come true and he’s often referred to as Indian Nostradamus by the western philosophers. (Phani)