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Trisulapura Mahatmyam
« on: May 25, 2009, 12:51:05 PM »
Chinnaswami wanted to make arrangements for
purcahase of Tiruchuzhi house where Bhagavan Ramana
had lived in His younger days, sometime in mid-1940s.
He wanted to make a trip to Madurai and Tiruchuzhi and
he wanted some of the devotees, if they all could come
to make a visit of Madurai and Tiruchuzhi.  About 20 people
agreed and they went in a bus from Tiruvannamalai to
Madurai and then to Tiruchuzhi.  Suri Nagamma also had

After a good trip, they all described their visits to Bhagavan
Ramana.  Bhagavan was asking for details about Tiruchuzhi
river called Koundinya Nadhi, the town, and the people.
In the course of the conversation, Suri Nagamma asked
Bhagavan whether Tiruchuzhi had a Sthala Puranam, the
story of the place and its temple.  Bhagavan Ramana said
that there was no such thing in Sanskrit, but the stories
about the deluge and Siva, piercing His Triusula and making
the deluge to get sucked into a small pit, are in Skanda Puranam and  many such details are available in other puranas.  There is also a brief Purana titled Jyotirvana Mahatmyam in Tamil,
He added. 

The devotees in the Hall, then expressed that it would
be nice if someone could collect all such information and
bring out a Puranam in Tamil prose.  Then Rajagopala Iyer
told Bhagavan Ramana if Viswanatha Swami, [who was
a scholar both in Sanskrit and classical Tamil], could write
it, it would be better.  Bhagavan said: "Who is to ask him?
You do ask him.  But it needs a lot of work."

Then at that moment, Viswantha Swami entered the Hall.
Everyone was making the request.  Viswanatha Swami took
it as Bhagavan's command, worked hard for several days,
reading Sanskrit works and old Tamil works and brought
out Trisulapura Mahatmyam in Tamil prose.

This book is available in Sri Ramansramam, today, and it
has seen many reprints.  Mr. Nagarnya then wrote it in
Telugu Verses.  This has not yet been published.

(Source:  Arunachala's Ramana, Boundless Ocean of Grace,
Volume 5. Sri Ramanasramam, Tiruvannamalai.)

Arunachala Siva.