Monday, March 19, 2018

What is to be expected during a distant Reiki healing session?

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a healing method that utilizes Universal healing energy to bring about physical healing. It also brings to you whatever is needed to improve one’s worldly life or spiritual life.  Long term physical ailments which showed no improvements despite a vast array of treatments have vanished after 21 days of healing or sometimes much less.

It has helped many of my clients to leave behind suicidal tendencies, improve relationships and bring self confidence to many youngsters in facing life’s challenges.

How many days of Reiki healing is required?

For sudden or acute problems, seven days of Reiki healing will be sufficient, and its effect can last for at least 21 days. For chronic or long term problems, 21 days of daily healing is advised, the effect of which will last for at least three months. Then you can go for another 21 days session, or better still, learn Reiki and do self healing every day and watch your life taking a totally different direction that is amazing.  

What are the effects of Reiki healing?

Basically Reiki brings about a deep relaxation that can induce good sleep. It dissolves energy blockages and cleanses the body of poisons. It supplies Universal Life Force energy and increases the frequency of vibration of the body that strengthens the immune system, thus enhancing the body’s natural ability to heal itself.

It reduces pain and the side effects of drugs. It functions on all levels –physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social. It gives clarity to solve problems.

What should be expected during Reiki healing sessions?

Once the Reiki energy reaches your body, it starts its healing work. Whether you feel the energy’s presence during the healing session or not, is dependent upon your sensitivity or your sixth sense.

Sensitive individuals will feel various things like heat, cold, vibrations, air movement, numbness or tingling sensation. Some clients have even reported that during distant healing sessions they could sense my presence near them, transmitting the energy. One client said she felt vibrational energy entering her body through her feet.

If you are not sensitive, you may not have any physical sensations, but just a deep sense of peace.

Should I take any precaution during the Healing period?

Since Reiki starts eliminating toxins from the body, it is very important to drink lot of water to facilitate this. When you sit to receive the distant healing, be totally open to receive the energy and surrender to its soothing embrace.

Should I have faith in Reiki for it to be effective?

Faith is not mandatory for Reiki healing to work, since Reiki works on animals, plants and electronic devices. But it is important to see that you are not harbouring strong negative faiths that oppose the healing energy. For example, majority of people believe that diabetes is not curable, and they will never be able to get rid of the problem. But I know people who have overcome it because they could keep an open mind and give chance for Reiki to work.

What outcome should I expect?

Many times the cause for which Reiki is being given (pain, lack of sleep etc.,) will be eliminated in one or two days. You will start experiencing a peaceful attitude.
But in rare cases it may take longer to see the expected results. This is because Reiki works on the root cause, like emotional blockage. It will first dissolve this blockage (which won’t be palpable) and then the elimination of pain or other effect will become apparent.

Will distant healing work?

When I sent distant healing for the first time to a close friend way back in 1997, it was to just satisfy the curiosity of my sceptical mind. And wasn’t I surprised at the astonishing results! She was the one who brought her friends for Reiki distant healing, and they in turn brought their friends, thus expanding my client base. I have helped people from around the world heal through distant Reiki. So, yes, distant Reiki healing is equally effective.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Significance of Full Moon and lunar eclipse

Many youngsters ask the question, “What is the significance of full moon for meditation?”

I wonder whether this is a result of living life, considering us humans separate from the Universe. When we think we are higher than the natural forces, there comes a tsunami or earth quake to make us realise our vulnerability.

We exist in the solar system and we need to live in accordance with the sun’s movements to have a balanced life. Sun has a major role in balancing the Melatonin/ serotonin production in the body. These chemicals regulate our sleep and feel good factor. Getting up before sun rise and going to sleep at a reasonable time is important from this aspect. Of course it is impossible to get up at sun rise and go to sleep at sun set, which our ancestors did, in today’s life style.

Influence of the Earth and planets

It is because of earth’s gravity that we can stay on its surface, or we all will be just thrown off into the atmosphere. Similarly, each planet has an influence on our lives.

Have you noticed how the sea water behaves on new moon and full moon days? Tides are highest during the new moon (when moon and sun pull in the same direction) and during the full moon (when they pull in opposite directions). When we remember that the average adult human body is 50-65% water, it is easy to understand that new moons and full moons affect our body too.

Siddhars and Siddha medicine

Siddhars are a type of saints in India who are said to have had many powers and achieved a ‘god-like’ state through specific secret practices that were known only to them. These powers spanned from controlling time and space, to transforming the body, manipulating matter at the molecular level and achieving immortality. They were endowed with ashta siddhis and ten secondary siddhis.

I had the opportunity to do a course on Siddha medicine and got very important information from the course. They say that the lunar region or the ‘Chandra Mandalam’ is in the head. There are 30 places which are the seats of nectar in the human body, and they are influenced by the waxing (growing) and waning (decreasing) of the moon in the sky.

The seat of nectar in the human body for both in men and women stands in the toe of the right foot on the New Moon day. It passes on to the toe of the left leg on the first day after the new moon and goes up rising to the head. The position on each day can be viewed in the following pictures:

It is better to avoid surgeries on the body parts when the nectar is present on the area as there may be delayed healing.

The lunar eclipse

The lunar eclipse takes place when the shadow of the earth falls on the moon and the three celestial bodies - the sun, the earth, and the moon - fall in a line and plane. The physical phenomenon involving the three celestial bodies does have some impact on human health. It may affect sleep as the intensity of moonlight will be seemingly more during the night because of a lunar eclipse. The increased presence of light outside can cause a disturbance in our sleep pattern, which can manifest itself as feeling lethargic and stressed on the following day.

In the medical science, a man is called a ‘lunatic’, and the hospital where they are treated is called a ‘Lunatic Asylum’. Again the word ‘lunacy’ means a kind of madness, which aggravates on full moon days, proving that the lunar region is the head on full moon days.

Practices to follow

The increase in the subtle basic Raja-Tama in the atmosphere during the period of an eclipse affects food as well as the digestive processes. Hence it is advisable to avoid food during the period of the eclipse, or have light meals.

Due to the potent energy released by an eclipse, emotions (both positive and negative) can be heightened and mishaps can happen. So it is important to be mindful of our thoughts, words and actions.

There is an inward pull on our consciousness during eclipse, making it ideal time for spiritual practice. People who make the effort to do intense spiritual practice during the time of an eclipse will benefit up to 30 % more spiritually. It is a good time to do chanting and meditation.


Monday, January 22, 2018

Gratitude after 15 years

We were invited for the Alumni of Baglakot Dental college, where my husband and I had worked for more than a decade. It was a well-organized function on 19th January 2018 and we were enjoying our dinner when a young dentist approached our table.

“Madam, you may not remember me. You left the college in 2005 and I had the opportunity to listen to just one lecture of yours. And it influenced me so much,” he said.

I was very curious to know what it was that influenced him so much.

“It was one sentence from your lecture, that ‘If you cut even one millimeter of a healthy tooth, you are jeopardizing the health of the patient’. It changed my approach to dentistry. Even now I keep on telling this to my subordinates and patients.”

I was overwhelmed to hear that. Not damaging the healthy tooth structure is the basis for my approach to dentistry till today. Somebody hearing that once and following it in the dental practice was very gratifying. I know many dentists who say, ‘Just keep on cutting the tooth till you can locate the canals’, and I find that very heart breaking.

‘Thank you so much for letting me know,’ I said.

“Madam, I wanted to meet you personally and say thanks all these years. Thank you so much.”
He went off, brought his wife with him, and they took a photograph with us.

It is at moments like this that I thank God for making me a teacher.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Saputara- a perfect getaway

We love exploring new places, admiring and soaking in the beauty, imbibing the local culture, and cuisine. But I also long for a quiet stay, just lazing in the room with a scenic view outside the window. This was what I was craving during our visit to Saputara, ‘the abode of serpents’ in Gujarat. When you search the net for hill stations in Gujarat, it is Saputara’s name that pops up first.

I have to say that the stay in Saputara was beyond my expectation. It soothed my craving soul, balanced my inner self and filled me with peaceful energy! Saputara, at an altitude of 1000m, is nestled in the Sahyadri range. It is located on a plateau in the Dang forest area. The river Sarpganga flows through the town.

As we started driving into the ghats, I could feel the change in energy around me, as if I was entering into a world of spiritual energy. Later I came to know that tribals live in the area (which explained the difference in energy), who revere snakes, giving the name ‘Saputara’ which translates into ‘abode of snakes’ to the place. The best thing I loved about the place is that it is minimally commercialized.

A place to stay

We drove around searching for a place to stay, visiting different hotels. Considering the facilities provided and the charges, we were not happy with what we came across. Just then I saw a board ‘Home stay’ on the way.

We reversed and went in, and really liked the place. From the window in the room, the forest like surrounding was visible and my happiness knew no bounds.

Home food

After the rich food we have been consuming while attending functions, our stomachs were crying out for soothing food. The lady of the house was ready to provide us simple meals of kadhi, khichdi and sabzi. We took some rest after the lunch and went out for a walk.

The Shiva temple

Very near to the place of stay we saw an old Shiva temple with the idol of standing Goddess Parvati behind the Shivling.

The surrounding was mesmerizing, with a lake close by.

I was feeling levitated as I sat there with closed eyes. The temple was open and a person nearby told that the pujari has gone out for some work, but he would come for the aarti at 7 pm. We made a mental note to attend the aarti in the evening.

Gardens galore

Saputara has many landscaped gardens where one can relax. The three main gardens are Rose Garden, Lake Garden and Step Garden.  A wide variety of roses sway in the wind in the Rose garden, while one can admire the arrangement of flowers in the Step garden. Lake garden is situated on the bank of Saputara lake and it has a variety of multi-hued flowers.

Activities for the ‘rajas’ people

While I was looking for a peaceful stay, it was interesting to note that Saputara provides a variety of activities too. We passed by the lake which has boating facility, offering paddle and row boats for hire.  The Boating Club has amusement facilities for children too.

We were surprised to see that Saputara has facility for paragliding also. Having had the experience of paragliding in Dharamshala, I liked the arrangement in Saputara and thought that this is better suited for amateurs.

So here you can fulfil your dream of flying like a bird, accompanied by trained pilots.

For the more adventurous ones, there is facility for trekking also in Saputara. To groom the youngsters in the field of adventures and environmental awareness, ‘Invincible’ NGO organises the most interactive adventure & trekking camps here. Being an adventure and nature education camp, it has activities like Trekking, Rock Climbing, Rappelling and River Crossing.


Monday, November 13, 2017

The stabilising Sri Lanka- Part II

The stabilising Sri Lanka- Part I - Here

Beatiful Kandy

After lunch, we drove for 2 hours and reached Kandy by 4 pm. We got a wonderful place to stay in Kandy- ‘Sadhara Homestay’.

It was a two bedroom apartment with kitchen and bath. We could see a stream just down the balcony.

It was a beautiful relaxing experience to sit in that balcony, look at the flowing water and sip Sri Lankan coffee.  After a restful night, we set out again for sightseeing.

Victoria dam was our first stop, which was one hour drive from Kandy. It is the tallest dam in Sri Lanka, situated among green hills covered in tea bushes and jungles.

Considered the crown jewel of Mahaweli Development Project, The Victoria Dam is built at a deep valley just above the Victoria Falls rapids and 300 meters below the point where the Hulu Ganga meets the Mahaveli River. The construction of the dam began in 1978 and was ceremoniously opened in 1985 which was graced by Margaret Thatcher, then prime-minister of UK.  The funding, design and the technical expertise were provided by United Kingdom and the project’s most memorable event was recorded when Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II visited the construction site on October 24, 1981.

We have seen so many dams, but this ‘C’ shaped dam definitely stands out.

Sita Kotuwa

Devi Sita was first kept in this place before she was moved to Ashoka Vatika. The city of Lankapura once stood in this place. It had a beautiful palace for queen Mandothari, surrounded by waterfalls, streams and varieties of flora and fauna.

                                                                  Sit Kotuwa

We didn’t see any other tourist during our twenty minutes trek through forest trail to this place, and we could do it because our driver knew the way. The place was very serene, with calming grounding energy and we meditated there, experiencing some awesome visions.

Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, our next stop, is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the relic of the tooth of the Buddha.

The relic has played an important role in local politics since ancient times because it is believed that whoever holds the relic holds the governance of the country. Kandy was the last capital of the Sri Lankan kings and is a World Heritage Site mainly due to the temple.

Daily worship is performed in the inner chamber of the temple. Rituals are performed three times daily: at dawn, at noon and in the evenings, and we were lucky to be there at noon to witness it. On Wednesdays there is a symbolic bathing of the relic with an herbal preparation made from scented water and fragrant flowers called Nanumura Mangallaya. This holy water is believed to contain healing powers and is distributed among those present.

Awesome lunch

By the time we came out of the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, it was after 2pm and we were hungry. The driver told we would get food only after reaching the city. I remarked, ‘Let’s see when and what Sita ma would give us for lunch’. Within a few minutes we spotted a small restaurant and had an awesome lunch there- with tapioca curry, fish fry, some leaf preparation, dal and another vegetable. And to top it, got yoghurt with treacle, which was our favourite in Sri Lanka.

The famous Sorabora Wewa, a massive irrigation reservoir, was our last stop for the day. It has an interesting story that you can read here . The tank has been built by damming the Diyawanna Oya with a 485-meter embankment. It does not make use of the structure called Bisokotuwa, which helps to regulate water pressure at the sluice gates from inside the tank and protect the embankment from erosion. Instead of that, the sluice gate (Sorowwa) of the tank has been placed strategically away from the embankment and made up utilizing the massive natural rock around the tank. We took a long walk in this magical place and headed back to Kandy.

On the next day we visited the impressive PeredeniyaUniversity campus where I gave a presentation at the Dental school. The University of Peredeniya, the state university in Sri Lanka, hosts nine faculties (including the newly added Management faculty), two postgraduate institutes, 10 centres, 73 departments, and teaches about 11,000 students in the fields of Medicine, Agriculture, Arts, Science, Engineering, Dental Sciences, Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, Management and Allied Health Science.

Coming back to our hotel in Kandy, we spent a leisurely afternoon sitting in the balcony, looking at the flowing stream, and reading a book. In the evening we went to attend the cultural function at the Kandy Cultural Club. The Kandyan Art Association & Cultural Centre has an auditorium which organises a 1-hour traditional dance and music performance showcase every day at 5:30 pm, which includes fire eating and fire walking. As many as 12 different folk and traditional dances were performed by Kandy lake club dance troop and it was a feast to the eyes.

The highlight of the show was definitely the fire walking, where the artists walked through a specially prepared fire pit, roughly 8 feet by 3 feet covered with red-hot charcoal, completely barefoot and emerged unharmed at the other end!

The fire walking is supposed to have its roots in the Valmiki epic of "Ramayana", where the king of Sri Lanka Ravana abducted "Sita" and after regaining her in an epic battle with Ravana, she was made to prove her chastity by walking through fire barefoot.

On the next day we started from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya and prayed at the Hanuman temple. It is believed that Sri Hanumanji set his feet in these holy hills when he was in search of Sitaji, before rescuing her from the Seetha Eliya where there is Sri Seetha Amman Temple today.

It was Chinmayananda Swamiji’s  Sankalpa, when he visited Sri Lanka in 1980, to set up a spiritual centre at Rambodha. Chinmaya Mission Sri Lanka, with the blessings of Gurudev, purchased 10 acres of land in 1981 at Wevanden Hills.

This is a nicely built Hanuman Temple in serene surroundings overlooking a valley with mountain range that  look Like Lord Hanuman sleeping with face up towards the sky praying to Lord Rama. The statue is about 19' tall.

After seeing the Ramboda Falls, which is 109 m high and 11th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka, we checked into the ‘Dewy Resort’ in Nuwara Eliya.

                                                                 Ramboda Falls

Nuwara Eliya is a city in the hill country of the Central Province, Sri Lanka. Its name means "city on the plain (table land)" or "city of light".  It is at an altitude of 1,868 m and is considered to be the most important location for tea production in Sri Lanka.  Nuwara Eliya is known for its temperate, cool climate — the coolest area in Sri Lanka.

When you check into a hotel, confirm that there is hot water supply 24 hours since many hotels do not provide and it is quite chilly at night and early mornings.

After lunch we went to Seetha Eliya, to the Seetha Amman temple.

                                                Hanumanji's foot print infront of the idols

This place is believed to be the site where Sita was held captive by king Ravana, and where she prayed daily for Rama to come and rescue her. The temple is patterned on the modern south Indian temple, set in idyllic countryside beside a clear stream. Here also we were lucky to be present during the puja time.


Then we drove to Ambewela, which is a small town, or a hill station, with ideal climatic and economical conditions for dairy farming. The country's only milk powder factory is situated in this area, which is also sometimes called "Little New Zealand".

The Ambewela Farm has purebred Ayrshire cattle. These pedigree cows require a great deal of attention, and in order to maintain the quality of the milk, the farm management takes great care to provide them with a balanced diet and sterilized drinking water. In addition, the cattle are given excellent healthcare by two resident veterinary surgeons at the farm that tend to the animals on a 24-hour basis. The farm also produces yoghurt and cheese, and we bought a packet of Gouda cheese and it was comparable to what we have eaten in Europe.

On the next day, Sunday morning, we went to Bojun Hala (Food Stalll) , which we came to know only because of our driver, Nuwan.

These are spacious halls with open kitchens, serving quintessentially Sri Lankan food  at subsidized prices, to promote local produce and to empower women, who do the cooking.  

Oh my! What a variety of items they have. The dishes are prepared by ladies.  Wherever we found these points, we always ate from there.

And every single item we sampled was superb. I have adopted many Sri Lankan dishes in my daily cooking. We just couldn’t sample all the items, looks like we need to make another trip to do that.

St. Clair's Falls

With our satisfied stomachs, we went to the St. Clair's Falls, which is one of the widest waterfalls in Sri Lanka and is commonly known as the "Little Niagara of Sri Lanka". The falls are located along the Kotmale River, it cascades over three rock outcrops into a large pool, running through a tea estate, from which the falls derive their name from. The waterfalls consist of two falls called "Maha Ella" (Sinhalese "The Greater Fall"), which is 80 metres high and 50 metres wide and "Kuda Ella", (Sinhalese "The Lesser Fall"), which is 50 metres high and located immediately downstream of the main fall.

Now it was time to experience the train journey from Nuwara Eliya to Ella. Bought our train tickets from Nanu Oya station, ate our packed lunch of milk rice, dal payasam and unniyappam and boarded the train for 2 ½ hours train trip, which is described as ‘journey through the clouds’.

Dowa Raja Maha Viharaya

Our driver Nuwan was waiting at the Ella station and we took a room in ‘Sun Top Inn’.

After a short rest, we started for the Dhowa rock temple (Dowa Raja Maha Viharaya), which is thought to be done by King Walagamba in the in first century BC. The temple has gained popularity mainly due to its uncompleted image of the massive 38 feet Buddha Statue carved in the granite rock.

The Image house built inside the cave is full of colourful murals and Buddha Images and consist of 3 chambers. At the main entrance, on either side, there are two guardians, one with an elephant in its mouth and the other with a bull in its mouth. They are supposed to be Watuka and Kuvera, two Rakshasa tribal leaders, guarding the entrance to the shrine room. The door frame of the Image House in the temple is made out of solid rock and has an inscription to say it was built in 1880.

At the back of the image house is a small stupa inside a cave. Behind the stupa is a tunnel called the Ravana Guhawa guarded by a figure of a Clay King Cobra. This 11 km long tunnel is said to be connecting the Ravana Maha Viharaya at Ella and the Bogoda Raja Maha Viharaya. It is believed that Ravana used to come through this tunnel to worship here.

Ravana waterfall

Next day early morning we checked out of the hotel and visited the Ravana waterfall. It was really beautiful and exuded so much of power that I had to just close my eyes and do a short meditation to imbibe some of it. On a small wayside shack we got awesome rottis, red chilli sambal and tender jackfruit dry preparation. He also served us a herbal drink that was prepared from the leaves of a jungle tree.

                                                                 Ravana Waterfall

                                             Rottis, red chilli sambal, tender jackfruit sabzi

                                                  Health drink made from this jungle leaf

Hambantota port

It is a maritime port in Hambantota, Sri Lanka. Construction of the port began in January 2008.The first phase of the port was opened on 18 November 2010, with the first ceremonial berthing of the naval ship "Jetliner" to use the port facilities. However the port incurred heavy losses making debt repayment an issue.

On July 29, 2017 Sri Lanka signed a long-delayed US$1.5 billion deal to lease its deep-sea port of Hambantota to China Merchants Port Holdings (CMPort). Under the agreement, CMPort, Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA), the Sri Lanka government, Hambantota International Port Group (Private) and Hambantota International Port Services Company (Private) agreed on the terms of a 99-year concession agreement in relation to the development, management and commercial operations of the Chinese-built Hambantota Port. 

Mirissa beach

Mirissa is a small town on the south coast of Sri Lanka. Mirissa's beach and night life make it a popular tourist destination. It is also a fishing port and one of the island's main whale and dolphin watching locations.

Mirissa was affected by the tsunami caused by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, with numerous houses, guesthouses, shops, schools and temples destroyed or damaged and many deaths. The sea is crystal clear and warm. This small sandy tropical beach boasts some of Sri Lanka’s best and most stunning sunsets and sunrises.

We had an awesome traditional lunch at the beach, of rice, dal, breadfruit curry made with coconut milk, fish curry, beans and raw mango sweet curry.

Galle Fort

Galle Fort in the Bay of Galle on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, and then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17th century from 1649 onwards. It is a historical, archaeological and architectural heritage monument, which even after more than 423 years maintains a polished appearance, due to extensive reconstruction work done by Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka.

The Galle Fort, also known as the Dutch Fort or the "Ramparts of Galle", withstood the tsunami which damaged part of coastal area Galle town. The Sri Lankan government and many Dutch people who still own some of the properties inside the fort are looking at making this one of the modern wonders of the world. The heritage value of the fort has been recognized by the UNESCO and the site has been inscribed as a cultural heritage UNESCO World Heritage Site.

We walked around the fort, then sat there and watched the sea for sometime, which was a very relaxing experience.

Hikkaduwa beach

Now we drove to the last stop before reaching our destination, the Hikkaduwa beach. It is a well-known international destination for board-surfing. On this beautiful beach you can relax, enjoy the sun and have the option of surfing, snorkelling or scuba diving. Being the site of the famed coral garden, glass bottomed boats are available on hire and visitors can explore the underwater fantasies. It has approximately seventy varieties of multi-coloured corals.

Hikkaduwa was affected by the tsunami caused by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake along with nearby villages Telwatta, Paraliya (Queen of the Sea rail disaster), Dodanduwa, Kahawa and Rathgama.

                                             In memory of those who died in the Tsunami

In the aftermath of the tsunami, many of the families who had lost everything were given sewing machines as part of the relief operations. As a result, the town has a multitude of tailors who will custom make shirts, pants, and shorts.

During the drive back we got to see sunset and enchanting skyline.

Back to Battaramulla

By 8.30 pm we reached our friend’s house, had a shower, dinner and slept. Next day was for relaxation before spending another sleepless night to take the flight back home. We did some yoga, Reiki, and a group meditation.

That meditation consolidated all the things that I had accumulated during the trip and I got the message why our previous two plans to visit Sri Lanka did not materialise. This was a country with stabilising energies that could take our spiritual level to a higher plane.  During all these years with our continuous spiritual progress, this upliftment was significant, which must be what the Universe had decided to bless us with!

Grounding and stabilising energy

During our flight back, I was pondering why the energy I experienced in Sri Lanka was so stabilising and grounding. Sita was held in captivity there and she had ample time to meditate and do deep listening. This definitely must have imparted a great amount of energy.

Sita was the daughter of mother Earth and she must have been totally in spirit with her daughter at that spot. That may be the reason we saw so many huge trees with thick roots that were visible spreading far and wide. This was really an exceptional sight that one doesn’t get to see in other parts of the world.  Big trees have the ability to ground us and it was very evident there.

Ravana’s power was palpable and even a few minutes meditation at the Ravana waterfall energised me so much. He was one f the gate keepers of Lord Vishnu and due to a curse, he had to take birth on the earth, with an option to take seven births as a devotee of Vishnu, or to take three births as his enemy. Since he couldn’t bear the thought of staying away from Vishnu for seven lives, he chose to be born three times as enemies of Vishnu. After the three births, he returned to Vishnu Loka as Jaya. In the modern era of Kaliyuga, he is free from the curse and it is possible that there may be energy streaming from Vaikuntha, the abode of Vishnu.