That was the ‘Vaisakha Suddha Dasami’ day (tenth day after the new moon day in the month of April) and it was nearing 2 o’clock in the noon. And 2:30 was the predefined auspicious time for Sri Veerabrahmendra’s Sajeeva Samadhi. Entire village flocked at Kandimallayya Palle Mutt together with the Nawab of Kurnool. Many devotees from other villages also assembled at the venue.
Addressing the crowd for the last time, Swami revealed many more secrets of his Kalagyana about his arrival as Kalki.
Then, addressing the entire crowd, he instructed, “Children! Remember my Mantra which is the ‘Beeja Samputi’ (seed letters); this would bestow you with all sorts of happiness and would protect you like an armor from any kind of calamity. ‘Om, Hreem, Kleem, Shreem, Namah Shivaya, Sri Veerabrahmendra Swamine, Namah’. Chant this Mantra regularly and remain blissful while you live; and when you leave, you would get liberation for sure! There are no restrictions for anyone. Women, men, people from all caste and creeds, can chant this Mantra of mine. With my mantra, there are no limitations like time, day, cleanliness etc.”
Then Swami called his wife ‘Govindamamba’ and said, “Devi! It’s almost the time for me to enter into the Samadhi. So, listen carefully to what I tell you now! You should not remove your ‘Mangala Sootram’, Bangles, saffron mark on forehead, and other items of a ‘Sumangali’ (married woman). The way you used to decorate yourself till date, you should continue the same in my absence also. Remember that those who consider you as a window and hate you for not having abandoned the aforesaid items; such people would get destroyed. The way you were worshipped till now, you would remain venerable by everyone in future as well. Remember that I am alive! I would remain alive! I’m not an ordinary human to die sitting in Samadhi; I’m entering Samadhi for penance and would remain alive for next hundreds of years till I come back as Kalki! This is not the End…this marks the beginning of my future manifestation called ‘Sri Veerabhoga Vasantaraya’, otherwise known as - KALKI”
Swami addressed his children and the spectators saying, “Dear sons and devotees! It’s time for me to enter the Samadhi. My suggestions for you all are; remain peaceful and calm natured, remember me always, remain devoted to the almighty, and follow the path of righteousness. Children! There are many more secrets which I can preach you, but I am running short of time. Be affectionate with Siddhaiyya. His name and fame would remain inerasable till the time sun and moon would last!”
Swami’s sons asked Swami to give his hand stick, ‘Paduka’ (wooden slippers), and ‘SikhaMudrika’ (an ornament worn on the matted hair lock) to them, but Swami refused and said, “These are the property of that pious disciple, who had served his Guru for continuous twelve years, with full faith and devotion. These are for my dearest son – Siddhaiyya!”
Then Swami sat in ‘Padmasana’ (a yogic posture) inside the Samadhi and lit an ‘Akhanda Jyoti’ (everlasting flame) inside. Then he asked those devotees to seal the four walls from all sides completely. Devotees closed the doors and sealed the walls from all sides.
That was the ‘Vaisakha Suddha Dasami’ day of 4094th year of Kaliyuga when that Lord of the Lords Vishnu who incarnated as ‘Sri Veerabrahmendra Swami’, after walking on this earth for 175 years; sat in Samadhi to prepare ground for his appearance in the future as Kalki…
Few questions arise! Where was Siddhaiyya? Why wasn’t he seen at the venue when Swami entered Samadhi? Why was he so dear to Swami? What’s the birth story of Swami? Who were his parents? What were Swami’s childhood pastimes? What were his lifetime glories?
To get answer to all such questions let’s travel 175 years backwards in time, from this venue. Let me take you to a small village of Andhra Pradesh, which was called by name ‘Nandikonda’. This was the origin, to where Swami’s story traces its roots. From there we would trace our journey backwards, capturing every small moment of Swami’s life till this point (and beyond) where from we’re beginning our time travel…