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Yuvarani Prabhavati Devi
« on: June 05, 2009, 12:52:24 PM »
Prabhavati Devi got married not long ago.  It must have
been a year back. For about two years before her marriage,
she was staying in the Asramam.  She was a girl from
Maharashtra,good looking and cultured.  She wanted to
be a great bhakta like Saint Meerabhai and so used to sing
and dance and say that she would never marry, and she
would don ochre robe. She behaved like a naughty child
before Bhagavan.  Bhagavan knew that her naughtiness
would not leave her until she got married.  As last, somehow,
she did get married.  Immediately after the wedding, the bride
and the bridegroom came in the wedding attire to the Asramam,
with their relatives and offerings of fruits and flowers, and
bowed down before Bhagavan Ramana.

After a stay for two or three days, she came to Bhagavan
one morning at 8'O clock with her husband seeking Bhagavan's
blessings before leaving to set up home in her husband's
place.  Squirrels were playing about Bhagavan's sofa and
peacocks were wandering outside the Hall. There were not
many people.  It was calm and quiet in the Hall.  The young
man bowed down to Bhagavan with awe and respect, took
leave of Him and stood waiting on the side of the doorway.
With downcast looks and bubbling shyness and tearful eyes,
the child of the Asramam while waiting there for Bhagavan's
permission, looked like Shakuntala trying to tear away from
the Kanva Maharshi's Ashram.  Bhagavan nodded His head
in token of approval and then she bowed down to Him. No
sooner had she crossed the threshold, Bhagavan remaked looking at Suri Nagamma, "It was only yesterday, she had
the chapter of Krishnavatar in Bhagavatam, copied out by
Sundaresa Iyer."  I said with delight, "She will come with
a child in her arms, when she comes here next year."

Meanwhile, she began to sing in a full throated song full
of devotion and voice as sweet as a nightingale while going
round the Hall in Pradakshina.  Bhagavan Ramana was so
evidently moved and like Kanva Maharshi himself, He said:
"Do you hear the hymn from Mukundamala?"  My eyes
were filled with tears.

(Source: Suri Nagamma, Letters from Sri Ramanasramam,
24th November 1945.)

Arunachala Siva.