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Subramanian.R

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Bhajans in Tiruvannamalai
« on: November 03, 2008, 02:28:02 PM »
During the ravage of plague, Tiruvannamalai was almost totally
deserted.  Only the Health Staff were camping and spraying insecticides
in all parts of the town and were living in a camp.  The devotees of
Bhagavan like Ramanatha Brahmachari also contracted plague.
After about 6 months, when the difficulties were over, the Health
Staff wanted to celebrate with nightlong bhajans.  They invited
Bhagavan Ramana who was on the Hills.  The district collector,
the Tahsildar and other officials and general public had gathered.
Bhagavan Ramana agreed and went.  He was seated on a dais
and was garlanded!*  Sweets, cool drinks, soda, and other eats
were arranged.  Bhagavan did not take anything for eating or drinking. After the nightlong bhajans, Bhagavan Ramana was escorted to the
Hills and left with profuse gratitude! 

(Source:  Arunachala's Ramana, the Boundless Ocean of Grace -
Volume 1.)

* Regarding garlanding of Bhagavan Ramana, there are two versions.
In one, it is stated that He did not accept garlanding.

Arunachala Siva.