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After continuous push from my sister, daughters and other close ones here I am fulfilling their wish of creating my blog to write my past memories and reflections..
I like to inform here that I am into translating the publications of my father Vidwan Ve. Lakshmanan who had been a tamizh vidwan and had done yeomen service to the tamizh language.
He had been a writer, poet, playwright for movies, producer of films and had been one of the contributors in raising a temple of Rajakali in Thethupattu village in Kannivadi town of Madurai. He had been to Hoshiarpur to visit a pandit regarding Bhrighu Nadi where he could find his own Nadi which prophesied his future as an astrologer to guide properly whoever brings their horoscopes to him.
When my father was just 16 yr he was blessed to become an astrologer from an elderly person at the Bhudha Kshetra of Tiruvenkadu and was given almost a tattered book containing the basics of Astrology. From then on his intuitional powers became predominant and prediction came easy for him. As he grew up he grew well versed as Vidwan in tamizh and Balajothidar in astrology.
Besides being occupied in the movie world he also concentrated in developing his skills in Astrology and numerology and by the instigation and guidance of his writer friend and co partner of Udhayam Productions Sri Manian a popular writer in Anandha Vikatan who started the publication of a Tamil weekly ‘Idhayam Pesugirathu’ my father linked his Balajothidam – Engal a fortnightly magazine along with Idhayam Pesugirathu. In course of time he became the owner and publisher of his astrological magazine. He then published a number of astrological books. Earlier he had penned school texts as well as historical and social novels. In addition he had written travelogues and books of non fictional subjects. One title being Vazkai Vetri or Vetri Padigal dealing with steps to be taken to be victorious. My humble effort to translate the same in English for the non tamizh readers. The first chapter will be published soon in this blog. I pray God and need all your support to encourage my maiden attempt. See you all soon.