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Ganesh_b01

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Inner Girivalam
« on: February 20, 2009, 12:05:24 AM »
Recently I heard from someone that there is an inner Girivalam route and people who are familiar with the inner route always do the pradakshinam in the inner hill. It is very calm and serene and much more graceful than to do it on the road because there are always some disturbances. Has anyone any information about where to start the inner Girivalam from ?

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Re: Inner Girivalam
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2009, 09:42:12 AM »
Dear Ganesh_b01,

I have already written about this.  There are three roads for giri-
pradakshina.  One is the inner-most road, which is extremely
difficult to negotiate.  The second, the middle one is also skirting
the Hill, and is equally difficult to negotitate.  It is in this road,
that Bhagavan Ramana and His early devotees were doing pradakshina and you can see Skandasramam, Virupakshi Cave,
Tortoise Rock, etc.,  The third, the outermost road, is the one
presently used by most of the people.  This is a tar road, and as
you proceed, you may see vehicles, road junctions etc., and you
finally complete the pradakshina by coming into the town and reaching the Asramam in Chengam Road.  It is better to take this
road always, even in nights.

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Re: Inner Girivalam
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2009, 02:44:33 PM »
So can we do the Girivalam from Skandashram or Virupaksha Cave? I have in mind to do it from inside the next time I am able to visit Arunachala

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Re: Inner Girivalam
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2009, 03:16:51 PM »
Dear Ganesh_b01,

You can take the inner middle road.  Normally the practice is to start from the Asramam and come back to the Asramam which is the
Source of all actions!  You can cover Virupaksha Cave, Skandasramam, Parrot Cave and Mango Tree Cave, by taking diversions at some points.  With tangential diversions, it may take
about 6 to 7 hours, by slow walking.  Gurumurtham, Pachai Amman Kovil, Palakottu are all in foothills. 

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Re: Inner Girivalam
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2009, 10:56:16 AM »
Dear Subramanian,
                        My relative Sri Narayana Raju used to do Girivalam mentally touching every spot on the Girivalam mentally.I feel it is as effective as physical one if we do it sincerely and is more relevent to old people who cannot
walk 14 kms round the hill physically.But only highly devoted persons can do this.
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Re: Inner Girivalam
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2009, 11:33:26 AM »
Dear DRPVSSNRAJU,

Its relevant only for old people, but also for young people. ultimately what does one strive doing Girivalam for? pure concentration, stopping the mind wavering. This seems to be a wonderful new way of meditating.

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Re: Inner Girivalam
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2009, 11:45:06 AM »
Dear Dr. I am happy to see your post in the Forum, after quite
sometime.  As you and Ganesh_b01 have said, mental giripradakshina is equally good for anyone, particularly for old
people who cannot walk 14 kms.  Bhagavan Ramana used to quote
Ribhu Gita where it is said:  "I am Brahman and all the universes
are revolving around me!"  Once Bhagavan Ramana and Nayana went
for giripradakshina.  Suddenly Bhagavan Ramana told Nayana:
"Nayana, I am seeing the sun and moon and all the worlds are
revolving around my waist!"  Nayana became speechless.

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Re: Inner Girivalam
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2009, 12:27:36 PM »
Dear Subramanian,

I also remembered the same story which you just posted here about Bhagwan and Nayana. I was just very happy to see it already posted.

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