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Why Bhagavan Ramana is different from other gurus/Jnanis?
« on: March 01, 2009, 10:16:31 AM »
Bhagavan Ramana, from the time of His arrival in Tiruvannamalai, was wearing only a white codpiece.  He used white khadi towels for drying after bath.  He never wore ochre codpieces or used ochre towels.  Bhagavan Ramana has always said: "Renuniciation of the ego is the most important thing.  Why then, ochre robes and all that?"  His celibate disciples like Kunju Swami, Viswantha Swami,
Sri Sadhu Om wore only white waist towels.  Ochre robes are not syna chonon of sannyasa.  But this practice is different with others.

Sankara Maths insist on ochre robes for gurus and the junior gurus.
In SRK Math, the entrant-sannyasis are given only white dress for about 7 years and then only the ochre robes are permitted.  In Vaishanva and Madhwa maths the pontiffs and junior jeers wear ochre robes.  In Saiva Siddhanta Maths, the pontiffs wear ochre robes. Saint Manikkavachagar and Tiru Navukkarasar wore ochre robes. Sri Sundaramoorthy and Tiru Jnanasambandhar wore white
towels or full fledged dhotis and upper clothes.

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