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PREDICTION by NAGAI SWAMI Letter of Sri Aurobindo, date unknown. Published in On Himself, p. 373. The Yogi from the North (Uttara Yogi) was my own name given to me because of a prediction made long ago by a famous Tamil Yogi, that thirty years later (agreeing with the time of my arrival) a Yogi from the North would come as a fugitive to the South and practise there an integral Yoga (Poorna Yoga), and this would be one sign of the approaching liberty of India. He gave three utterances as the mark by which this Yogi could be recognised and all these were found in the letters to my wife.
Nagai Swami by A B Purani Moni, as we have said, arrived in Pondicherry on 31 March. He met Srinivasachari and informed him that Sri Aurobindo was expected to arrive on 4 April. But Srinivasachari and others did not trust him. They thought it most improbable that Sri Aurobindo, should select to come to a place as far south as Pondicherry, instead of to another place nearer to Bengal. Moni pressed upon them the need of a house, but they were not keen on it. At last, on the day of arrival, Moni asked them to arrange for a house in advance. They said they would manage to put Sri Aurobindo up – when he came. All along they suspected that Moni was a s
Introduction Sri Vasudeva or Siddhapurusha Yogi,Nagai Japta was Born in 1829 in a village in the Thanjavur District, Vasudeva Iyengar (the family title later was discarded) left home while still a young man and spent several years as a wandering sadhu. Eventually he settled down in Nagai, a village near the temple-town of Mannargudi, in the Thanjavur District. It was rumoured that when paddy fields went dry for want of water, Japta's power would bring down the needed rain and make the witherin
Nagai Swami by Nolini-da How did Ramaswami Iyengar come to Pondicherry? How did he meet Sri Aurobindo? I did not know well then. I heard that it was he, Ramaswami Iyengar, who had secretly invited K.V.Rangaswami Iyengar, of whom more presently, and arranged a meeting between him and Sri Aurobindo. The story is this. A Siddhapurusha—a Yogi—called Nagai Japta was the Kulaguru (family preceptor) of K.Ranga-swami Iyengar and a close friend of his. My uncle used to tell me of many a miracle which the Yogi had done. It was rumoured that when paddy fields went dry for want of water, Japta's power would bring down the needed rain and make the
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