I have a wonderful set of encyclopaedias called Man, Myth, and Magic that are my "go to place" when I need to do research on anything religious, mystical, or out of the ordinary. Unfortunately, they let me down in this instance, as did our local library, so most of my research for the Swami was done via the internet. And even the internet was not forthcoming with details. For instance, I was not even able to determine exactly when Potuluri Vira Brahmendra (also spelled Veera Brahmendra) was born. I found mention of a Sri Potuluri Veera Brahmendra Swami born in 1610 in Cuddapah Andra Pradesh, India, but I also found listings for him being born in 1510. However, while the details of the man himself may be sketchy, I found plenty of information regarding his prophecies.
Very little is known of his early life other than he was raised by foster parents. Even at a young age he was regarded as highly intelligent and spiritual. When he was thirteen his foster-father died and it was shortly after this that he left home to make a pilgrimage to various holy places.
Veera Brahmendra Swami has been likened to Nostradamus, often called the Nostradamus of India. He wrote 'Kalagnanam', meaning literally 'Knowledge of Time', a collection of prophecies written on palm leaves. The Kalagnanam of the entire world is believed to contain 3,32,000 volumes. A small part of it is available in Brahmamgari Matham at Kandimallayapalle, Siddhayyagari Matham at Mudumala, and Rangarajugari Matham at Nagaripadu. The remaining major part was said to be kept in the inner pit of Banaganapalle Mutt under a tamarind sprout, placed there by Sri Pothuluri Veera Brahmendra Swamy himself.
Again we have contradictions, this time regarding his death. Several sources insist he lived for more than 150 years before entering Sajeeva Samadhi; other sources say he entered Sajeeva Samadhi in the year 1693. Sajeeva Samadhi is the practice of burying enlightened souls while they are still alive. He believed he would sit in Samadhi doing penance, but wasn't going to die. He also believed that by the end of the age of Kali (Kali Yuga), he would come out of the Samadhi and eliminate sinners by himself, finally establishing dharma.
Sri Potuluri Veera Brahmendra made over 14000 predictions. Here are just a few of the more interesting ones:
From the year Pramadhi (1999-2000) droughts, irregular rains, spread of diseases rise.
When Saturn enters the stars Hasta(12/2009 to 09/2011), Chitta(09/2011 to 10/2012) and Swathi(10/2012 to 11/2013)- drought and floods, major calamities are indicated. Scores of people die in the same period and/or when Saturn transits the said stars the next time.
Smoke and fire comes out from Lord Siva's temple, Srisailam. Water and fire comes from Lord Siva. Nandiswara tears, wages his tail and makes a clarion call. An idol sits on temple Garuda Dhwaja and speaks many languages. Lord Bhirava chants mantras continuously. Strange sounds come from earth. These may happen before or in the year Nandana (2012-13).
A crocodile enters the temple of Goddess Bhramaramba at Srisailam and stays for eight days, cries like a goat and disappears.
Cow slaughter takes place right in-front of/in temples of Lord Siva, at Yaganti, Srisailam and Kumbhakonam and clashes takes thousands of lives.
The year 2012 does not indicate the end of the World, as said by Mayan Calendar, but as per Kalagnanam severe earthquakes and calamities are indicated in the Telugu year Nandana (2012-13) that takes millions of lives.
Sanjivini Plant (a sacred tree that gives life to the dead) will be found at Udayagiri Hill, Andhra Pradesh.
Six new diseases take thousands of lives
Bangladesh and Bengal State will be hit by Super Cyclones and floods and scores of people will die
Scores of people die in the year Vijaya (2013-14).
Millions of horses will come from the caves of Yaganti, to serve the Army of Lord Kalki, a holy place in Andhra Pradesh State of India
India will participate in a Great War and the Indian Capital New Delhi will be severely bombed in the year Krodhi (2024-25). The capital will be shifted from New Delhi to Anegondi (Near Hampi, Karnataka State). In the same year the Nellore region will be submerged.
A devastating earthquake epi-centered, Addanki(AP,India), between 24-05-2039 and 21-06-2039 is indicated.
The Third World War ends by 2046 or later (which will end on a Makara Sankranti Day, when Jupiter in Aquarius Rasi).
For more of Sri Pot Veera Brahmendra's predictions, check out this Link