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General topics / Re: Ardra Darsanam - 18.12.2013
« on: December 18, 2013, 11:06:27 AM »
Story behind why Kali is given as Prasadham :

A devotee named Sendanar had the habit of eating food after offerring it to Lord and then distribute among other devotees . Only the leftover he will eat.On the tiruvadirai day , due to constant bad weather he couldn't get any essential items for preparring proper meal.He had no other option but to mix water with rice flour and prepare a mashed paste.Lord Shiva understood his predicament.He wanted the people to know how sincere his devotee was to him.He disguised himself as a siva devotee and enjoyed what was given to him as food.And as he stood for a while in the Nataraja Sanctrum,The Lord Showered the Kali all over the premises , in recognition of his deep devotion.Since the day the miracle happened Kali is the special offering to Lord Nataraja on Margazhi.

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Arunachala / Re: Photos of Bhagavan and Arunchala Temples
« on: December 16, 2013, 04:36:10 PM »
Bhagavan with devotees

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Arunachala / Re: Photos of Bhagavan and Arunchala Temples
« on: December 16, 2013, 04:34:59 PM »
Old Skandashramam route

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Arunachala / Re: Photos of Bhagavan and Arunchala Temples
« on: December 16, 2013, 04:29:47 PM »
Bhagavan with devotees

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The teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi / Re: Our Bhagavan-Stories
« on: December 15, 2013, 11:57:03 PM »
One day when I was sitting by the side of Bhagavan I felt so miserable that I put the following question to him: ''Is
the sankalpa of the jnani not capable of warding off the destinies of the devotees?''. Bhagavan smiled and said:
''Does the jnani have a sankalpa at all? The jivanmukta can have no sankalpas whatsoever. It is just impossible.''
'I continued: ''Then what is the fate of all us who pray to you to have grace on us and save us? Will we not be
benefited or saved by sitting in front of you, or by coming to you? What use is there then for family men like me
to gain by coming here to you?''.

Bhagavan turned graciously to me and said: ''Just as a trouble (or arrow) that comes to destroy the head, goes
away carrying with it only the turban, so a person's bad karma will be considerably reduced while he is in the
presence of a jnani. A jnani has no sankalpas but his sannidhi [presence] is the most powerful force. He need not
have sankalpa, but his presiding presence, the most powerful force, can do wonders: save souls, give peace of
mind, even give liberation to ripe souls. Your prayers are not answered by him but absorbed by his presence. His
presence saves you, wards off the karma and gives you the boons as the case may be, [but] involuntarily. The
jnani does save the devotees, but not by sankalpa, which is non-existent in him, only through his presiding
presence, his sannidhi.'''

I was filled with joy. Even today His presence is the most powerful thing and that alone, I am confident, saves me!

Sri Narayana Iyer

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Arunachala / Re: Photos of Bhagavan and Arunchala Temples
« on: December 15, 2013, 12:45:43 AM »
Sri Ramanashramam Old entrance

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Arunachala / Re: Photos of Bhagavan and Arunchala Temples
« on: December 15, 2013, 12:35:27 AM »
Sri Ramanashramam Well

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Arunachala / Re: Photos of Bhagavan and Arunchala Temples
« on: December 15, 2013, 12:33:14 AM »
Sri Ramanashramam Music Hall

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Arunachala / Re: Photos of Bhagavan and Arunchala Temples
« on: December 15, 2013, 12:30:05 AM »
Arunachala temple from the Arunachal Hill

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Arunachala / Re: Photos of Bhagavan and Arunchala Temples
« on: December 15, 2013, 12:27:02 AM »
Bhagavan

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Arunachala / Re: Photos of Bhagavan and Arunchala Temples
« on: December 15, 2013, 12:25:35 AM »
Bhagavan

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Arunachala / Re: Photos of Bhagavan and Arunchala Temples
« on: December 15, 2013, 12:24:12 AM »
Bhagavan with his attendant

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Arunachala / Re: Photos of Bhagavan and Arunchala Temples
« on: December 15, 2013, 12:21:17 AM »
Bhagavan entering the dinning Hall

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Arunachala / Re: Photos of Bhagavan and Arunchala Temples
« on: December 15, 2013, 12:17:12 AM »
Old Meditation Hall Photo

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Arunachala / Re: Photos of Bhagavan and Arunchala Temples
« on: December 15, 2013, 12:13:07 AM »
Adiannamalai Temple Gopuram

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