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Dasi Rajambal
« on: June 07, 2009, 11:44:37 AM »
Dasi Rajambal, a dancing girl for the temple, from the
family dancing girls, was one of the earliest to feed
Bhagavan Ramana when He was in Patala Lingam.  She
was born, though in that community, had great reverence
for Bhagavan Ramana and treated it as a duty to wipe the
dust from the young Bhagavan's body and give him food.
She used to bring her cousin, since being young, she was
afraid to 'touch' Bhagavan Ramana. The boy and Rajambal
came for several days to the temple, to wipe out Bhagavan's
body and then feed him with rice and milk. She was doing
this for quite some time, till public opinion against her made
her stop this noble work later.

On 29th November 1945, Shanmuga Sundaram, son of
Dasi Rajambal, who was working as a teacher in the local
school had given two copies of Kandhar Alankaram, a 108
verse composition of Arunagiri Nathar, on Muruga and requested him to submit the same to Bhagavan Ramana.  Sundaresa Iyer
brought these copies and submitted it to Bhagavan.  Bhagavan
Ramana immediately recalled:

"Though she was a young woman and born in that caste,
she had taken a vow that she would not take her meal,
before giving me food!"

(Source: Day by Day, Devaraja Mudaliar. Entry 29.12.1945)

Arunachala Siva.