Google AdSense Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) for Indian Publishers

Google recently started Electronic Fund Transfers (EFT) for AdSense publishers in India. It is very easy and hassle free process of getting payments from Google. I was quite disappointed earlier as I couldn’t get physical cheque twice as once I was out of station even though the courier guy informed about it and other time the post man didn’t inform about the cheque arrival as I gave address where bluedart courier has no service. Google sends cheque through speed post in the places where bluedart courier doesn’t provide service. But with new system for Indian AdSense publishers can easily get their money in the bank accounts directly without any head ache of presenting the cheque for clearance and wait. Also, it is possible to get the payment from Google AdSense even though your bank branch doesn’t have a SWIFT code which is mandatory for foreign currency transfers.

Just follow these steps so that you can get your AdSense account upgraded to the new payment system and get payments easily.

Step 1: Get your AdSense account upgraded

AdSense earlier had opened the wire transfer for only few publishers as beta version and now it is available for all publishers. Anyone interested in getting money through EFT can upgrade accounts. Login to AdSense home page and in payments page select hold payments. You need not inform anyone about this. Your account will be upgraded automatically.

Step 2:
Keep calm and don’t worry till you receive email from AdSense informing you about the account update and new payment system. The schedule of updating accounts in India is not mentioned by Google AdSense and it will be surely upgraded on 16th of any month provided you have put self-hold on your payment any time in between 17th of previous month to 15th of current month.

Step 3:
After you receive mail, login to your AdSense account again go to payment and select ‘Add a New form of Payment’, fill your account details, Name, Account Number, Branch IFSC code and SWIFT code. If your bank branch is not having a direct SWIFT code, you can give SWIFT code of any nearby branch or treasury branch having SWIFT code of same bank. You can get assistance from bank staff regarding SWIFT code. No need of adding Intermediate bank details. You will get a mail as soon as you save the details of account selecting it as primary form of payment.

Once the payments are made you will get a mail and amount will be credited to your bank account within ten working days excluding holidays. If your bank makes you calls regarding the purpose code of the transaction inform that it is ‘P1007’ provided by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for reporting Forex Transaction receipt purposes.

If you want to change the Account details you have provided you can’t do it directly by deleting the existing account details. Go to payments, again add a new form of payment and after providing details select it as primary form of payment. Later you can delete the old account details.

Maintaining Relation-Ships

I don’t know much about the accidental or incidental comparison of relationship with ship. But both have similarity if no proper care is not taken both will sink. Observing my friends and their relationships being committed as natural with age, I could understand and analyze a little about relationships. With the time few relationships could survive and few vanished with major damage mentally and physically. The relationships started to spend time together and enjoy ended up hating each other with a resolve not to meet or contact for eternity.

Two chats happened between a guy and a girl at the beginning of their relationship and after the years sailing in relationship just to understand how the things turn up.

At the beginning:
Guy: How was your day?
Girl: It was good. Went out with friends. Had Dosa at Vidhyarthi Bhavan. How about you?
Guy: It was cool. Wish I could join you for Dosa
Girl: Sure. Next Time. What else?
Guy: Am going to sleep. Talk to you tomorrow. Bye
Girl: Sure. Bye. Tc

After few year(s) or so:
Guy: How was your day?
Girl: As usual routine. Nothing much.
Guy: It seems you had been to lunch outside. I saw your FB update (tagged by someone) Who are they?     You never mentioned about them to me. I thought you will tell.
Girl: Yeah! It was planned all of a sudden.
Guy: Guess you are not interested to talk to me like earlier.
Girl: Nothing as such.
Guy: Then?
Girl: Nothing much. Am tired, talk to you tomorrow. Bye
Guy: I want answer for my question. You are ignoring me.
After ten minutes
Guy: Guess you don’t want to speak…
Guy: …

The relationship turned into fights and later with a break up. The above communication can happen exactly reverse between a Guy and a Girl.

If we observe closely there is no mistake of Guy and Girl. In the beginning of relationship both used to spend hours talking and sharing about nothing. But later when nothing is actually there to talk except the routine and if the other person is not in a position to explain the situation he or she is in. The irritation or the feeling of negligence or avoidance peeps in. A wonderful relationship kept for year(s) turns sore and seems unwanted.

What can be done to avoid sinking of relationships?
  • Better to discuss and know where the relationship is heading towards
  • Not to point out earlier fights or bad memories
  • Try to understand and respect others space and situation. Tomorrow you can be in such situation too
  • Understanding that each individual requires a private space even if they are in relationship

It takes years to grow and maintain relationship like building a ship but to sink it takes just minutes.

Ahobilam Temples and Trekking

Visiting Ahobilam is an enriching experience. It not only requires devotion but also the strength to visit all the nine Narasimha temples spread across lower and upper Ahobilam. Visiting all these temples in a day is quite difficult and two days are sufficient to see all temples including Ugrasthambham leisurely. Planning in advance for staying at Ahobilam is necessary as days of Swathi Nakshatra and Brahmotsavam attract huge crowd. Lower Ahobilam has guest house maintained by Ahobilam mutt and as well as private ones. Upper Ahobilam has a small guest house maintained by some community. Lunch is provided for all by this community Anna sathram at free of cost. Ahobilam can be reached from Allagadda, it takes forty minutes to reach Ahobilam and first bus starts at 5:00 AM. The last bus to Allagadda from Ahobilam is at 8:30PM.

Upper Ahobilam Narasimha Swami Temple

view from Upper Ahobilam

Bhairava cave

Upper Ahobilam has Ahobila Narasimha Swami, Varaha or Kroda or Krodakara Narasimha Swami, Malola Narasimha Swami, Jwala Narasimha Swami and Paavana Narasimha Swami Temples. Upper Ahobilam also has Ugrasthambham and Prahlada Gudi which are not counted in the nine Narasimha temples. Ugrasthambham is the place where Lord Narasimha is believed to come out of the pillar to kill demon Hiranyakashyapu as described in Hindu mythology. Lower Ahobilam has Yogananda Narasimha Swami, Chatravata Narasimha Swami and Bhargava Narasimha Swami Temples. On the way to Lower Ahobilam to Upper Ahobilam Karanja Narasimha Swami temple is present next to main road. Distance from Lower Ahobilam to Upper Ahobilam is eight kilometers.

back side entrance of Ahobilam temple, closed always

way to other temples at Upper Ahobilam

It is better to start early in the morning as rocks gets heat by noon making it bit difficult to trek. Most of the path is with rocks and steep at few places making it necessary to climb with the help of rocks. Make sure that you carry enough water as there is no source of water from Varaha Narasimha Swami temple to Jwala Narasimha Swami temple. Also, there is no water source at Ugrasthambham which takes two hours of moderate to difficult trek. From Ugrasthambham once can take the same path to come back to the starting point of trek or can take alternate path. Alternate path is not much steep and it is a simple trek of six kilometers.

near the junction to take left or right path

entire route map of Ahobilam both Upper and Lower Ahobilam

Kroda Narasimha Swami

We started our trek from Upper Ahobilam Narasimha Swami temple. Just next to the temple there is a path for going to other temples at Upper Ahobilam. Crossing small bridge made of wooden pieces and walking a little we will get a junction with way to left and right. Take the left one to visit Kroda Narasimha Swami, Malola Narasimha Swami, Jwala Narasimha Swami temples and Ugrasthambham. Take right one with steps to visit Paavana Narasimha Swami Temple.

on the way to Jwala Narasimha Swami

on the way to Jwala Narasimha Swami, this bridge also takes to Malola Narasimha Swami temple

just spot the bridge seen in two  pics above 

We took the left path reached Kroda Narasimha Swami temple and started to Jwala Narasimha Swami temple as we were planning to visit Malola Narasimha Swami temple while coming back taking the alternate path. It took around two hours to reach Jwala Narasimha Swami Temple from Kroda Narasimha Swami temple and two more hours to reach Ugrasthambham from Jwala Narasimha Swami temple. Don’t plan to stay uphill as there is no possibility with narrow paths and no plane surface.

Jwala Narasimha Swami Temple

Jwala Narasimha

tasty water on the top of hill near Jwala Narasimha temple

Malola Narasimha Swami Temple

We visited Malola Narasimha Swami temple on the way back and on the trek we experienced many scenic places. It was almost 4’0 clock by the time we came back to Ahobilam, the place we started. Had nice lunch at Sathram and relaxed for the day going to lower Ahobilam.

way to Ugrasthambham


Next day we started early to Upper Ahobilam and from there to Paavana Narasimha Swami temple. Except the initial seven hundred odd steps climbing, the trek was simple and took almost two hours to reach temple. We also visited Chenchu Lakshmi temple just near to Paavana Narasimha Swami temple. We started back and reached Ahobilam starting point by lunch time. Having lunch at Sathram we started to other temples visiting Karanja Narasimha Swami temple on the way to Lower Ahobilam as other temples are in Lower Ahobilam itself.

We visited other Narasimha swami temples at lower Ahobilam hiring an Auto rickshaw. We could return with pleasure and satisfaction of having darshan of all Nava Narasimha temples. Later we visited Lakshmi Narasimha Swami temple at Lower Ahobilam, it is not included in the list of nine Narasimha temples.

view of Ahobila temple from alternate path

On first day, we visited Ahobila Narasimha Swami, Varaha Narasimha Swami, Malola Narasimha Swami, Jwala Narasimha Swami and Ugrasthambham all at Upper Ahobilam.

One second day, we visited Paavana Narasimha Swami at Upper Ahobilam, Karanja Narasimha Swami on the way to Lower Ahobilam from Upper Ahobilam. Yogananda Narasimha Swami, Chatravata Narasimha Swami and Bhargava Narasimha Swami Temples at Lower Ahobilam.

Paavana Narasimha Swami Temple

Karanja Narasimha Swami Temple

Yogananda Narasimha Swami

Chatravata Narasimha Swami Temple

Bhargava Narasimha Swami Temple

Temple at Lower Ahobilam

It is up to you to hire a guide or not. It is not necessary to hire a guide we felt as path is not much confusing. We can take help from temple priests. Only place where we may feel little confused is near the small bridge (blue in color) on the way to Jwala Narasimha Swami temple from Kroda Narasimha Swami temple. If you take the bridge you will reach Malola Narasimha Swami, if you are coming back the same way we can take the bridge to reach Malola Narasimha Swami temple instead of going till Kroda Narasimha Swami temple. Paavana Narasimha temple can be reached by road by hiring a jeep from Lower Ahobilam itself.