|Born||Kadapa Dist., Andhra Pradesh|
Pothuluri Veerabrahmam (or Pothuluri Veerambotlayya or Veerappayacharyulu or Veerabrahmendra Swamy) & Brahmamgaru was a well-known sage in the 16th century. He has been credited to be the "future predictor (fore-teller)" of his time '. He is the author of Kalagnanam with future predictions where most of the predictions came true and continuing to happen. He has also written a book called "Jeevaikya Bodha" available at his matam. He had thousands of disciples who followed his principles and theories.
There is no historical evidence about Veerabrahmam's exact date of birth but believed to be in 1608. The legend born to religious couple 'Paripurnayacharya' and 'Prakruthamba' of a vishwabrahmina family near the river Saraswathi in Brahmandapuram village. The couple sacrifed Swamy's birth and Veerambotlayya was brought up at Atri Mahamuni Ashram near Kashi. Later, Veerabhojayacharya, Head of the Paapagni Mutt, Chikballapur, Karnataka, was on his pilgrimage tour with his wife. The couple visited the Sage Atri Ashram, and Sage Atri gave the child to the Veerabhojayacharya and Prakruthamba couple. The Veerabhojayacharya couple took the child as God's gift, and returned to Paapagni Mutt. The child was named as 'Veeram Bhotlaiah'. Veerabrahmendra Swamy, as Veerambhotliah at Paapagni Mutt, at the age of 11, authored the Kalikamba Sapthashathi (the manuscript written in praise of goddess Kalikamba). A few days later, Veerabhojayacharya sacrifed and Veerambhotlayya told his step mother that he has refused to take homage responsibilities and started his spiritual journey. His prime disciple was 'Siddaiah', who was a [Dudekula] ( Noorbasha ) by birth. He was called Dudekula siddaiah.
People started listening to his chantings and philosophical poems and with due respect, called him 'Sri Madvirat Pothuluri Veera Brahmendra Swami'. Thousands of people gathered to hear his famous Kalagnanam(Over 14000 Prophecy's). He predicted that amrutam will come out from bark of a tree which took place near Markolpalli for 3 days from trees bark and the interesting thing is no human could touch it or drink it. The moment someone placed their hands amrutam would disappear or stop coming out. It is credited that he predicted 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 publicized Yaganti Basavaiah to live and shout is yet to happen. There are many stories in Andhra Pradesh about his life, but very few of them are backed with historical evidence.
Sri Veerabrahmendra Swamy went into 'Jeevasamadhi' in year 1694 AD, equivalent to Kaliyug 4694 on Vaishak Shudha Dashami.
In later period of Kaliyug end, Veerabrahmendra Swamy would take rebirth as Veerabhogavasantharayulu and rule for 1008 years.
Kalagyana Poems (In Telugu)
Veera Brahmam Yokka Vedha Vakyambulu
Dharanilo Thappaka Jarigenayaa
Kalimaayalo Padaka Nannu Nammiyu Meeru
Kadatheru Margammu Vethakandayaa
Swayamugaa Veligeti Sakthi Deniki Ledhu
Sarveswaruni Thappa Theliyandayaa
Surya Chandradhulu, Sarvagrahambulu
Aaa Velugulo Velugu Chunnaraya om→
- Brahmam gari matam in Kadapa district is an pilgrimage centre in Andhra Pradesh and Veera Brahmendra Swamy wrote Kalagnanam in kurnool district
- A sajeeva samadhi matham of Veerabrahmam at Kandi Mallayapalle is being worshiped and an tourist place in Cuddapah district.
- Many religious books are written on the life history of him.
- One film is made on his life in 1984 entitled "Shrimad Virat Pothuluri Veerabrahmendra Swami Charitra" in which late Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N. T. Rama Rao acted and directed. The film became a runaway hit in Andhra Pradesh.
- Veerabrahmendra swamy Charithra
- http://www.veerabrahmendra.com Details of Kalagyanam & Atmagyanam of Sri Veerabrahmendra Swamy
A blog written explains Kalagnanam in detail.