Sri Madvirat Pothuluri Veerabrahmendra Swami is one of the well-known sages in Indian history. He possesses the knowledge of past, present and future. He is often called as the “Nostradamus of India”. His forecastings have all proven correct. He forecasts events to happen up to the end of Kaliyuga starting from his reign, where most of the predictions have come true and continue to happen.
Sri Veerabrahmendra Swami was born of a pious couple, Paripoornayya Acharya and Prakruthamba, at the hermitage of Atri Muni on the bank of River Saraswathi in UP. There is no historical evidence about Veerabrahmam’s exact date of birth but it is believed he was born before the fall of the Chola dynasty (around the 9th Century AD) as he mentioned in his prophecies that the “Downfall of Chola dynasty will happen”. He also mentioned that, “swetha mukham people will rule the land”. The British East India emerged in India in the 1600’s and so it is also evident that his prediction should have been much before. People wouldn’t have accepted the predictions if he had mentioned the past or ongoing incidents at that time of his existence.
Later Sri Veerabrahmendra was adopted by the Papaghni Peetham of the Mysore state. There, at the age of 11, he composed the Kalikamba Sapthashathi, a manuscript written in praise of goddess Kalikamba. He stayed there till his twelfth year and then proceeded on a tour of various places in the country.
On his tour, he visited many sacred places and shrines and performed serve penance at Hariharapuram (Harihara). Then he went to Banaganapalle in Kurnool District, Andhra Pradesh. Here he started writing the book “Kalagyanam”, of over 14,000 prophecies and spiritual teachings as a cowherd in the house of Garimireddi Atchamma. He lived here for about 20 years. After he left Banaganapalle and reached Kandimallayapalle in Kadapa district and married a pious woman Govindamma.
During his stay at Kandimallyapalle, he selected Siddyya, a muslim, and Kakkayya, a harijan, as his main disciples and imparted spiritual knowledge to one all, irrespective of caste, creed, sex, religion and region. Besides, he also taught the scriptures to the Muslin rulers of that period (Nawabs) and persuaded them to respect all the other religions.
He has written a lot of books on palm leaves. All these palm leaf books tell the future of the world till the end of Kaliyuga. These books tell us about how people get transformed in coming years. He forecasts the political, social and economic changes that will occur in society; biological and physiological changes that will occur in plant and animal kingdoms; geographical changes, wars, explosions, etc. The knowledge in these books is called as “Kalagyanam” (Knowledge of Time). He named his texts of prophecies as ‘Govinda Vakyas’ (statements of Lord Govinda).
People started listening to his chantings and philosophical poems and with due respect, called him ‘Sri Madvirat Pothuluri Veera Brahmendra Swami’.
It is credited that he predicted such things as the birth of Gandhi and his freedom movement and the rule of Mrs. Indira Gandhi in free India. Ramakrishna Hegde, M.G.R and NTR to rule in democracy. He predicted the Kurnool floods. According to his followers, almost 90 percent of his predictions came true. The much publicised Yaganti Basavaiah (Temple Bull) to live and shout aloud is yet to happen. There are many stories in Andhra Pradesh about his life.
Sri Veerabrahmendra Swamy went into “Sajeeva Samadhi” in the year 1694 AD on Vaishaka Shuddha Dashami at Kandimallayapalle in Kadapa Dist., Andhra Pradesh state. Later it is called as “Bramhamgari Mattam”. As per original texts, Brahmamgaru had said that “After spending 175 years, today on Suddha Dashami day in Vaisaka month of kaliyuga 4094, I enter into samadhi.” Say, we are now in Kali 5118. If so, his samadhi year was in April, 992 AD and the birth year was 817 AD.
According to his prophecies, in the later period of Kaliyuga, Veerabrahmendra Swamy would take rebirth as Veera Bhoga Vasantharayulu and rule for 108 years. Further, he has said, “At the time I will come with full powers as Kalki, Kandimallaiyapalle would have developed into a big city and a Navaratna mandapam equivalent to Booloka Kailasam would be built.”
Below are the some of the wonderful words written by Sri Veera Brahmendra Swamy in Kalagyanam.
bhahyaa vishayamulakai, parigetthinaavante
yedipinchi neepai swaari jesenu,
paramaathma vaipuna, manasu nilipaavante
prakruthe nee paadha seva chesenu
The meaning of this poem is:
“If you always think & run towards the material things in this world, the nature will make you cry in all ways… but If you always think & pray to God, lead a life by meditating on the supreme Lord, with full heart, then the nature will be at your service by bestowing you everything like health, wealth, name, fame, respect, peaceful life, etc.”