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Agasamana Tirtham
« on: April 23, 2009, 11:04:52 AM »
Mother Azhagamma's end came at Skandasramam, on 19th May,
1922, on Bahula Navami.  Bhagavan Ramana gave her liberation,
by placing His hands on her chest and head during the last moments
of her life.

Kavyakanta Ganapati Sastri was one of the front line devotees,
who made all her arrangements for Mother's Samadhi.  For the
water supply for Samadhi work and later pujas, water was not
available in the vicinity.  Bhagavan Ramana found some wet patch
on the ground and after touching it with His stick, told the people
to dig a pit.  Water came gushing from that spot.  This has now
become a perennial well, between Bhagavan Ramana's Samadhi
and the dining hall.  Kavyakanta Ganapati Sastri commomerated the
miracle by a few verses titled Agasamana Tirtham (the Waters that
calm your mind).  The verses run like this:

"It was the year dhundubhi, the sixth day of the month of Taurus,
the ninth day of the dark fortnight, in the spring and a Friday.  In
the first quarter of that night, when the sky was spangled with a
hundred stars, Saundaryamba (Azhagamma) became the Effulgence!  Hailing from the clan of Bharadwaja, she was wedded to Sundara,
who was born in the clan of Parasara, spotless in character, she was the mother of Ramana Maharshi, an amsa of God Guru Guha. Washing away her sins by her devotion to the feet of siva, abandoning her
mental attachments, her Prana controlled by the force in the hand
of Guha (Bhagavan Ramana), she cast away all distractions at that very moment and became liberated."

"Saundaryamba became the Effulgence proclaimed by the Vedas and
Upanishads, the Effulgence that has pervaded all the worlds, the
Effulgence that manifested through the gaze of her son, Guha (Ramana)."

"Here is the new Tirtha, remover of all blemishes, at the Samadhi
of Mother Saundaryamba, like a stream of pollen from the two lotus
hands of Ramana Maharshi."

"May the Holy Mother of the Maharshi shine forth.  May her Samadhi shine forth!  May the Lingam installed on it by the Maharshi shine forth!  May the new Tirtha shine forth, as the remover of all imperfections!"

Om Ramana jananyai Namah:

Salutations to the Mother of Sri Ramana.

(Source: Mountain Path, Jan-Mar 2008)

Arunachala Siva.