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T‚mrapothi - the oracle

the answering Oracle wonder

A brief definition: T‚mrapothi is a device which reads your thought-process to get the question you want to ask, and then provides answers to your questions on blank metallic plates. The answers are indited only temporarily, and as soon as you close the the t‚mrapothi, plates become blank again. Further details are provided below. (= pronounced as alphabet "a" in "as").

Tamrapothi - the answering Oracle wonder

bulletWhat it is ?
bullet Where it is ?
bulletWhat to do after you reach ?
bulletHow to ask a question ?
bulletWhat is the fees ?
bulletHow the pothi works ? (with Photo)
bullet From where the pothis were recovered ?

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Author's note

What it is ?

Tmra means Copper and Pothi means an oracle. From a simple external and physical point of view, the t‚mrapothi is a small book-like object consisting of fifty-four copper plates (~ 3" x 8"). When one goes there, and thinks about any question or puts the question written on a paper on the t‚mrapothi, the answers to the questions are temporarily indited on its pages. The thinking process or putting the paper-containing-questions is started after a short ritual (by the Brahmin who operates the pothi) which takes about half-a-minute. The answers are indited instantaneously and after the book is closed, they all disappear.


The answers are read by the Brahmin who operates the pothi; but on a formal request one can see the letters by himself or herself. The answers come in the form of ancient old-styled prose, and the Brahmin interpretes them and explains after reading the prose aloud. As the letters/scripts are very small and the inditations are not too strong, it is usually read using a magnifying glass (lens).


It is normal that one has questions and at times seeks some timely solution. The t‚mrapothi at Kakatpur is a rare phenomenon, to the astonishment of many strictly scientific-minds, which serves the people having some needs. The barrier of language is nothing but a human-limitation. But for this divine-device, the language is no limitation. One can think the questions or write it in any language. However, the answers on this particular t‚mrapothi comes only in Oriya language. You got to have a translator (from Oriya to your language). There is another pothi , made up of different metal, which can receive and give answer in various other languages (discussed somewehere later).

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Based on authors experience(open to all, anyone can go):


Where it is ?

The place is situated in the front end of KAKATPUR, a small town/moderate village in Orissa, India. The nearest major town is PIPILI, approximately 20 kms from BHUBANESWAR, capital of ORISSA. From BHUBANESWAR to PIPILI one can take a bus, and from there to KAKATPUR, there are some inconvenient conveniences. If affordable and you are in a group, its better to take a TAXI. The small ASHRAM or HUT is situated at the front-end of the village, just facing the town-SCHOOL. As its a small place, and has only one school at the front-end, you cannot miss it if you reach the town.


Geographical Coordinates in Degree, Minute, and Second:

Latitude: 20į 01' 00" N, Longitude: 86į 12' 00" E,  Average Elevation : 3 m


To view the exact location (map) and satellite image of the area, please follow the links provided in the left-hand side Menu (the links below Anakara symbol are for secondary links related to a major topic).


PS: It is closed to public on every Wednesday, days-of solar or lunar eclipses, and during functions/events in Garoi ashram.

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What to do after you reach ?

After you reach there, you first have to get a token and then wait till your number/name comes. How long you have to wait depends on how many people are already there in the line. The preferable time is early morning, so best is ito try to reach at about 7.00 am. Then you have a good chance before 10.00 or 11.00 am.

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How to ask a question ?

After your term comes, get inside the inner room after wearing some clean dresses (preferable typical old-cultured Indian dhotis). The gents have to wear such a dress as it might not work with the largely-used trousers and pants. The ladies can wear a saree or traditional ladies-dresses. Make sure that you didnot take non-vegetarian food or alcohol the day you are seeking as the t‚mrapothi will stop working till its again made alive by the operator. You can see there Pundit Amareswara Mishra along with the t‚mrapothi. The t‚mrapothi is a bunch (54 precisely) of thin copper plates. These plates are all blank (nothing is written) and collectively are all kept on another larger sized metal plate (a "Bhubaneswari Yantra" is inscribed on it).


The pundit performs a small ritual (about 30 seconds) and activates the pothi before each time a seeker asks questions (explained below). After this activation process, a seeker can ask questions. There are two ways to ask your question (only after the activation):


1. Hold a piece of chalk (will be provided there) and touch it with the forehead; then think your questions what you want to be answered. Then put the chalk in the ORACLE and open any page. The answers pop-up starting from the page you open.


2. Write your questions on a paper, fold it, put it on the ORACLE. Then touch the provided chalk in your forehead and request mentally to answer the questions and open any page; the answers will pop-up.(see photo below of the various parts). Even if you write your questions in a paper, fold it, and put it on the ORACLE it is important that you still touch the chalk in forehead and make a mental request with respect or atleast with modesty. This mental request process forms the link between you and the ORACLE.

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How much to pay ?

The answer is: as you like. There is no fixed rate, no price, no demand, no verification. The service is for free, but the Brahmin has to live, has to maintain his family and survive. There is a small cloth, on which you can put whatever amount you feel like, depending on your satisfaction, will, and financial abilities.

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How the pothi works ?

By choosing to answer this question, which rather is very abstract, the authors have chosen a difficult task. Because, only a mystic knows the mystery of his mysticism. But below is an explanation which was partly answered by the divine itself and partly by one of the five disciples of His Holiness Baba Shri Buddhanath Das.  


As for every machine, there are two aspects: Science or the theory, and technology or the engineering part. Drawing a roughly parallel comparision, the working of the tamrapothi has also two parts:

  1. there is a SADHANA behind; the Science part

  2. there are YANTRAS and MANTRAS; the technical aspect.


1) The sadhana behind: SHUNYA SADHANA and and the motivation behind the creation:

(The following answer was by the divine (English translation of a theme from the t‚mrapothi) after the question was put by the author)


The answers in the tamrapothi are given by Mahapurusha Achyutananda vide Lord Jagannath. At that time (~500 years before), in Orissa, there were no proper medication facilities and other life-saving and problem-solving avenues. Hence, this t‚mrapothi was instrumented by Mahapurusha Achyutananda as a divine gift, specially for suggesting Ayurvedic medicines that will be affordable and available to the seekers. Even though medicine was the primary focus, it was/is capable of providing every type of solution. He had instrumented it in Orissa (Udra desha) but the t‚mrapothi 's service is for the whole mankind. It remained hidden for a while (few hundred years) and is again recovered at this time to do the crucial Yugakarma (duty of the era).


Mahapurusha Achyutanada was a Shunya Sadhak. "Shunya Shunya MahaShunya, tamadhye Parambrahma". This sadhana, in a simplified sense, means: to reach the Sun, which is a symbolic for the ParamBrahman, with one's soul. One who can reach the Sun with his soul and come back, gets the ability to know the answers to everything in the Universe (BiswaBrahmandaGyana). He also gets the ability to enter to any other body living or non-living (Jada athaba Jivanta). In this way, he (Mahapurusha) answers in the t‚mra pothi and the t‚mra pothi has the instrumental capacity to survive one solar-era (i.e. till this Sun is there the pothi can work, until he himslef wants to take it back). Also who has become successful in ShunyaSadhana has no limitations regarding language, as language is only a human-limitation, the thought-waves are all the same. The Sun, as we see it, is not a stand-alone naked body. It has 10 different layers or rings (solar layers). When a sadhak performs the ShunyaSadhana, he successively penetrates each of the layers. Each layer has its own property, and bestows different knowledge. By doing this sadhana, Mahapurusha Achyutananda had acquired every knowledge. No wonder, the pothi answers to every question, be it spiritualism, illness, Science, or society. One who succeeds in ShunyaSadhana, has no limitation anymore, he can be emerged in God and also can maintain his/her own identity. In another language he becomes a part of the Parambrahman. This was also the reason, that he had written (could write) so many literature, including concept of body-spirit-soul, atoms, molecules, nuclear science, solar science, space science, and very high spiritualism etc. The "Shunya Yantra" is a symbol which offers this knowledge; if one sees carefully it consists of ten circles representating ten solar layers and the dot (bindu) representating the parambrahman. By virtue of this ShunyaSadhana, Mahapurusha Achyutananda has instrumented this answering device in the form of a pothi. Practically, he could make it in anything (living or non-living), as a ShunyaSadhak acquires these capabilities.


2) The working-technique behind: YANTRAS and MANTRAS
The t‚mrapothi is kept on the "Bhubaneswari Yantra" made of Copper. In all the pages of t‚mrapothi several Yantras are inscribed. When the mantra are applied to Yantras of t‚mrapothi, the Yantras disappear and the thinking of the person and his query and answers are inscribed as letters in t‚mrapothi. The same is the case of roop‚pothi (Silver Pothi). T‚mrapothi inscribes only the Oriya scripts, where as the roop‚pothi inscribes several languages e.g. English, Hindi, Parshi, Arabic, German etc. The detail procedure is narrated subsequently.


Tamrapothi being read by Pundit Amareswar Mishra

 [Tmrapothi being read after questions were asked by a seeker]
(Click on the photo for a larger size. Meaning of indices A, B, C,D given below)


Meaning of INDEX (A, B, C, D) given in photo

A = The pages of Tmarapothi. To receive the answers, the questioner opens any page and answers are instantaneoulsy inscribed in that page and the following pages. The number of pages in which answers are inscribed are not fixed an depends on the volume of answers, Usually four to eight pages can be expected.

B = Another palm-leaves pothi in which Mantras are written. These Mantras are applied by Pundit Amareswar Mishra to activate the Tmarapothi everytime before a seeker asks questions (written in paper and folded or thinks)

C = A concave plate of metallic alloy on which Bubaneswari Yantra is inscribed. The Tmarapothi (bunch of 54 plates) is kept on this Yantra during the process of activation and asking questions by a seeker.

D = A seeker had written his questions a this paper. The paper is folded by the seeker and is put below the Tmarapothi.

E = A piece of chalk that muct be touched on the forehead by the seeker and then be put on the Tmarapothi before a page is opened. This process makes mental link between the seeker and the Tmarapothi.


how Tmarapothi works (continued from the paragraph before the Photo): (the explanation of the working technique behind this unusual phenomenon given by one of the 5 disciples of His Holiness Baba Shri Buddhanath Das):


His holiness (Mahapurusha Achyutananda and Baba Shri Buddhanath Das) use to answer via the T‚mra (copper) and Roop‚ (silver) pothis handled by Pundit Amareswara Mishra at Kakatapur, Orissa, India. According to my conception, it has a mechanism similar to that of a television. As we know, a television set has a machine (Yantra) which, through Arial/Antenna (another Yantra), receives the photos and the voice (as electric transmission) and applying energy (electricity) we are able to see the picture using a picture tube (Yantra) and hear the sound. Likewise, the pothi is kept on a plate on which Bhubaneswari Yantra has been carved. You may think of it as the machines of television set. Pothi consists of several plates, and several Yantras have been carved on each of the plates of the pothi. Pundit Amareswara Mishra (popularly and locally called as Bhaina) uses a t‚lapatra-pothi (palm-leaf pothi) where mantras have been written (see photo above). He applies those mantras to the pothi. The Yantras disappear the moment energy is applied to it and those lines are converted to letters and a person could read the scripts. Then the question arises how the answers come from space and how the pothi reads the mind of the person who is putting the question : all the thought process (though waves) of a human being and the work he had done has been transmitted to the space (in a subtle frequency domain) and stored therein. The time a question is put, the thought process is transmitted to the space and through pothi one can know the questions put, and the Yantra  brings the answers from the space which has already been stored therein. The truth is: all answers are already there somewhere (spiritual people call it SHUNYA or "vaccum") and it is grabbed forcibly by some means. Nothing is new or was not known before, the question is when you know it. Ram Das (one of the twelve previous incarnations of Baba Shri Buddhanath Das) was the only disciple of the Mahapurusha Achyutananda, who was able to read the mind of his Guru through his Bhaba (feelings). His guru had invented this procedure and the execution part is done by Ram Das. Guru and Shisya are one and the same. Having two bodies and one Bhaba and throught process. As you know Baba Buddhan‚th Das is the 13th birth of Ram Das. If anything is not stored in the space the question of the questioner directly comes to the mind of Baba Shri Bhudhanath Das who sends the answers to the space and pothi attracts the same from the space and Bhaina could read the same. I am having the knowledge of several pothis in Orissa and one pothi in the South (of India). I am having no knowledge about the South-India pothi. Among the pothis discovered in Orissa, it appears that all of them belong to Mahapurasha Achyutananda except one which belongs to Nabaratna (nine GEMS) of king Vikramaditya. There can not be any dispute regarding the techinque but the operater of pothi has to apply the energy (Mantra) perfectly to revitalise the Yantra to letters. The operator should be a Sadhaka to apply Mantra (energy) to Yantra (machine). Since all of them are not able to do this perfectly, so always the true answers are not coming on pothi. Mahapurusha Achyutananda had written thousands of books, but in fact he had not himself written all, the moment he thinks about the subject, Ram Das used to write the same immediately on t‚lapatra pothi (palm leaves), t‚mra pothi (copper), roop‚ pothi (silver) and sun‚ pothi (Gold) by means of Pancha (five) kalam (pen).


Pundit Amareswar Mishra reads the answers from pothi & subsequently explains the meanings

[Pundit Amareswar Mishra reading Tmrapothi in his Kakatpur Ashram. The Tmrapothi of Mahapurusha Achyutananda is handled by him at the instructions of Baba Shri Buddhanath Das]

(Click on the photo for a larger size.)


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From where the pothis were recovered ?

T‚mrapothi was recovered from a well of Abadhuta Math, at Konark, in Puri district, Orissa, India, where Baba Artatrana Das is the presiding Seer and roop‚pothi was recovered from Gupteswar, the Shiva Khsetra, Koraput district, Orissa, India by his holiness (Baba Shri Buddhanath Das) and was handed over to Pundit Amareswara Mishra to operate the same. The sun‚pothi (Gold pothi) will be recovered from Paradweep and we are waiting for the said day.


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Audio-Video Clips of procedures of the Pothi (shot by the Author) 

("mpg" files; click on the title to choose a theme)


For initiating the Pothi for a specific person. The person has to tell his name only and tne Pothi is activated for that person. This process of activation is the necessary first step for asking questions.


After the ritual, a person can ask questions (written on paper and subsequently folded, or mentally asked by touching the chalk on the forehead). Then the answers come from the page opened by the seeker. This shows how the answers come in pages and Pundit Amareswar Mishra reads and explains the answers.


While touching the Chalk on forehead, the seeker must think in mind for few seconds and mentally request Mahapurusha to give answers. It is important to make a mental contact. If one just touches the chalk on the forehead without making a mental contact and puts the chalk on Pothi to open, then there will be no answer. Here, the denial comes in the form of a Yantra (2 circles at one center, lotus petals inside the circles, and 1 triangle). Then Pundit will allow to ask again and the ritual is also repeated.

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Authors note (independent self-examined view) 

The authors do not urge to believe on the absolute accuracies of the answers. But if the questions are not too hard (e.g. how to fly instantaneously), the answers are more than just satisfactory. Also, the phenomenon described is a fact and is open to one and all. Anyone can follow the route described above and examine in his/her own way. Prevalently, the oracle gives the answers in Oriya language, but I am aware, there is another one which is multi-lingual. I suppose, upon request, Pundit Amareswar Mishra will also use the multi-lingual rooppothi (made up of silver); but I cannot promise whether he will definitely fulfill your wish. The rooppothi gives answers in 14 different languages: Oriya, English, many south-Indian languages (e.g. Tamil), Hindi, and German etc (the primary author has tried it; lucky enough !). But it might be difficult for the operator to read these languages as he has no formal language-education. So its better to get the answers in tmrapothi in Oriya and take the help of a translator if one does not know Oriya. However, for the sake of realizing the fact, one can request and try to see that. One can also carry a dictation machine and record what he speaks aloud to analyze later. In the whole event, anybody can see the instantaneously appearing letters/sentences and explanations and that your thought-process is actually being read ! This oracle is probably one of the few existing wonders, that is open to all and can also be independantly verified. It is not limited to any religion, language, or nationality as long as one follows the basic regulations (described above) and is modest while asking questions. Arrogance and pride are not going to help; but unbiased inquisiveness (with modesty of course) is not unwelcomed.


The Oracle is giving service for more than 20 years (since 1980 apprx.). Everyday (except Wednesday, eclipse-days, and Garoi-functions days) it serves between 20 to 50 people on various issues like job, disease, social complications, sadhanas (spiritual practice) including mantras, yantras, business issues, etc. It is an undisputed-Wonder created by the great saint Mahapurusha Achyutananda. As is heard by the author from some reliable sources of the Garoi Ashram, the time of Yuga Karma is very close. Most probably, the service will be closed soon for the public once the Yuga Karma proceeds rigorously in secret. So the authors cannot guarantee how long it will be allowed for the public, but as of early 2004 it is still working and is expected to be open to all atleast till end of 2004. 


Strange are the ways of the divine, which at times surpasses the human understanding to confirm the fact that, there is something beyond what we have perceived so far or what we can perceive. It is as foolishness as to reject a fact out of prejudice as to accept certain things blindly. Accepting blindly is the characteristic of a gullible mind; at the same time rejecting facts because of limited experience, knowledge, exposure, and prejudice is a strong indication of "lack of imagination, vision, and understanding".

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