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Palakottu, Guru Murtham and Isanya Math
« on: June 13, 2009, 07:05:57 PM »
Dear karthikeyan. M,

Palakottu  - Just behind Mother's Temple.  There is a small
gate to enter the bushy forest area.  After about 100 metres,
you can see some cottages.  This is where Annamalai Swami,
Chadwick and other great men stayed.  There is a Samadhi
for Annamalai Swami.

Guru Murtham -  This is in Vetta Valam Road, about 3kms
from Asramam inside the town.  There is a Samadhi for
Guru Jnana Desikar, with a Siva Lingam.  Here Bhagavan
and a few others stayed for 6 months, when there was
no water in Virupakshi Cave area.  There is a small temple,
which is often closed.  You have to check up with nearby
houses.  In one of the houses, there is a key, they will
come and open the shrine.  You can take some camphor
and light it there.  You may pay some amount for the house
people since they invariably buy oil for the lamp.

Isanya Math -  This is on Giri Valam, main road.  Towards
the end, you have to take a deviation for about 200 mts.
and you can see Isanya Desikar Math, which is managed
by Kovilur Math.  The trust member stays in the adjacent
house, where there is a Veda Patasala.  Here is where
Isanya Jnana Desikar attained Samadhi.  Bhagavan Ramana
went for lunch one day, on the compulsion of the then Kovilur
Math Head, who took him in a bullock cart, literally lifting
Bhagavan up!  Bhagavan Ramana went there, had a lunch
and gave a small extempore discourse to students on Bhagavad Gita.  He was hardly 25 at that time.

Arunachala Siva.