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Writing in Light - 7
« on: April 18, 2009, 11:54:50 AM »
A smaller album, 11cm X 15cm, is entitled "Bhagavan Goes to
Skandasramam". It is the work of Dr. T.N.K, a rare survivor of the
many albums that he must have made for Bhagavan, recording Bhagavan Ramana's visit to Skandasramam in December 1945.
[ There is a special letter on this by Suri Nagamma, to her brother
in her Letters.]

It contains 41 photos, 38 of them 2 1/4" square contact prints.
The negatives or almost of all them are not traceable.  Bhagavan
Ramana is seen posing on the mountain path, passing through
the arched iron entranceway at Skandasramam, taking His leisure
on a couch placed in font of the building; reading the papers, laughing, surrounded by devotees wrapped head to foot in a large
white shawl, with a wide printed border;  standing in dappled
sunlight against the rockface by the spring above, the kitchen.
There is one in which He looks especially luminous, standing at the
entrace to the Asramam, His body gleaming in the angled morning light.

[ This photo of Bhagavan with a white shawl around His head,
has been specially described by Suri Nagamma.  It was a winter
in Tiruvannamalai.  December 1945.  With shawl around His head,
Suri Nagamma says that He looked exactly like His Mother!  She
shares this information to Athai Alamelu (Bhagavan's sister), who also cheerfully confirms Suri Nagamma's observation!]


There is only one colour photograph of Bhagavan Ramana that we
know of, an 8.0" X 10.0" print on Fuji colour paper, a straight low
angled shot of Bhagavan Ramana standing outdoors, with trees and the Mountain in the background.  It is a close-up, and judging by
Bhagavan Ramana's body, taken in the late 1940s, before the cancer struck.  Bhagavan is leaning on a cane in His right hand, and a white towel is casually draped over his right shoulder.  His left arm resting on his hip.  The shadows indicate that the time is about noon.  The colours are washed out.  It looks moire like a monochromic picture in hues of reddish brown.  The print is probably of fairly recent origin; more likely the colour dyes in the negative have faded.             
 
[This photo is seen in the 1996, Souvenir.  It also appears in one of the later volumes of the 8 volume book, Arunachala's Ramana.
Boundless Ocean of Grace.]

(Source: As stated above in Part I)

Arunachala Siva.