Srishti=Creation; Sthiti=Preservation; Pralaya=Dissolution; Akhanda=unbroken; Chaitanya=consciousness; Advaita=non-dual Supreme Soul; tattva chintana=spiritual investigation; Shaivas=worshippers of Shiva; Vaishnavas=worshippers of Vishnu; Amrita=nectar of immortality; Nadopasaka=worshipper of divine sound; Gomata=Mother Cow; Asidhara vratam=like walking on a razor's edge;
Narasimha Sastry, Sri Swamiji's father explains the true meaning of the name 'Satyanarayana'. Mother Jayalakshmi discovers suddenly that her baby is an extraordinary musical genius. The secret spiritual training by the mother and guru began at infancy. This episode is based on the biography written in Telugu by Kuppa Krishnamurthy. The thumbnail painting is from a picture painted by late Sri Gangadhar, the Asthana Chitrakara of Avadhoota Datta Peetham of Sri Jayalakshmi Mata and Satyanarayana.