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Ramana Maharshi => The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi => Topic started by: Subramanian.R on March 20, 2009, 12:48:36 PM

Title: Sri Ramana Darsanam - March 2009 (2)
Post by: Subramanian.R on March 20, 2009, 12:48:36 PM
Next early morning (18.2.2009, Wednesday), we went to the Siva temple by 7.45 am.  We had early morning darshan of Arunachala
Siva and Unnamulai.  There was less crowd and the darshan was at a
very near distance.  My wife was exclaiming:  O We are lucky, our
Cute Little Father and Mother!  It is an exprience to see Sivalinga
and Unnamulai at close quarters, a close encounter of the Rare Kind!
My wife bought some books from the bookshops outside the Eastern Towers of the Temple.

We returned to the Asaramam and had lunch.  Between 3 pm and 4 pm, with guidance given by one Asramam inmate, we went to
Guru Moortham, a place on the other side of the town, in Vettavalam Road.  The place was a little difficult to track down the place.  The surroundings were far from clean.  There is a small Siva temple, which represents the Samadhi of one Deiva Sikamani Desikar, a Jnani who lived around 17th century.  Bhagavan Ramana lived here for about 6 months, in the early pre-Virupaksha years, because there was acute water shortage on the Hill.  He was accompanied by Pazhaniswami.
After this they went to Mango Garden, nearby to spend another 18 months there.

We came back to Asramam by 4.15 pm and sat for Rudra chanting and Tamil Parayana in the Ramaneswara Mahalingam temple.  Devi Kalottaram was chanted on that evening.  We had arti around 6.30 pm and took dinner also on the second evening.

In the Wednesday afternoon, around 2 pm, I met the gentleman in the Library.  That day, he spoke to me about Vedanta Choodamani, a Tamil Classical book on Vedanta.  It is an original work.  He also said that many of these Tamil originals may be available in Kovilur Math, near Karaikudi and he also gave me the address.  He also spoke about one book called Ozhivil Odukkam, (Staying in the Remain), a Saiva Siddhanta classical work.  I thanked him and left.

Arunachala Siva.