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karthikeyan M

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Re: How many people can stay in a ashram room ?
« Reply #30 on: June 13, 2009, 07:10:51 PM »
Thanks for the information, Subramanian.R

Palakottu  - Just behind Mother's Temple.  There is a small
gate to enter the bushy forest area.  After about 100 metres,
you can see some cottages.  This is where Annamalai Swami,
Chadwick and other great men stayed.  There is a Samadhi
for Annamalai Swami.

Guru Murtham -  This is in Vetta Valam Road, about 3kms
from Asramam inside the town.  There is a Samadhi for
Guru Jnana Desikar, with a Siva Lingam.  Here Bhagavan
and a few others stayed for 6 months, when there was
no water in Virupakshi Cave area.  There is a small temple,
which is often closed.  You have to check up with nearby
houses.  In one of the houses, there is a key, they will
come and open the shrine.  You can take some camphor
and light it there.  You may pay some amount for the house
people since they invariably buy oil for the lamp.

Isanya Math -  This is on Giri Valam, main road.  Towards
the end, you have to take a deviation for about 200 mts.
and you can see Isanya Desikar Math, which is managed
by Kovilur Math.  The trust member stays in the adjacent
house, where there is a Veda Patasala.  Here is where
Isanya Jnana Desikar attained Samadhi.  Bhagavan Ramana
went for lunch one day, on the compulsion of the then Kovilur
Math Head, who took him in a bullock cart, literally lifting
Bhagavan up!  Bhagavan Ramana went there, had a lunch
and gave a small extempore discourse to students on Bhagavad Gita.  He was hardly 25 at that time.

Arunachala Siva.     

karthikeyan M

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Re: How many people can stay in a ashram room ?
« Reply #31 on: June 13, 2009, 07:13:06 PM »
I though putting this information in this thread will more useful for people seeking for a stay in the Ashram and thereby to visit these places where Bhagavan Ramana once visited and stayed.

Subramanian.R

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Re: How many people can stay in a ashram room ?
« Reply #32 on: June 13, 2009, 07:16:17 PM »
Dear karthikeyan. M,

There are about 10 places all in Tiruvannamalai where
Bhagavan Ramana stayed between a few hours to many
days.  These are apart from Virupaksha Cave and Skandasramam.  There is a small old Tamil book, with
back ground stories about each place and the rough
period during which Bhagavan Ramana stayed.  Bhagavan
never left Tiruvannamalai for 54 years!  So all these places
are either in town or in the Hill.  I shall soon write about
each one of them, Bhagavan willing.

Arunachala Siva.
 

karthikeyan M

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Re: How many people can stay in a ashram room ?
« Reply #33 on: June 13, 2009, 07:27:18 PM »
One more thing i forgot to mention of my journey to ashram,
As the time was very short and not leave(office) i had to rush here and there and honestly, honestly speaking 'the food in the ashram' was all i could get. Next time I'm planing a three day visit exclusive to T.Malai and Ashram only.

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Re: How many people can stay in a ashram room ?
« Reply #34 on: June 14, 2009, 10:42:14 AM »
Dear karthikeyan. M,

A three or four day visit makes you feel relaxed.  You may
visit the Big Temple [ 2 to 3 hours], sit in the Old Hall,
[1/2 hour two or three times], attend to Parayana in the
Samadhi Hall [ 1 hour, two days], visit Matrubhuteswara
Temple [see Sri Dakshinamoorthy and Nataraja there relaxedly],
visit Palakottu etc., [ 2 hours], Giri Pradakshina [ 4 to 5 hours],
and Virupaksha Cave and Skandasramam [ 3 hours between
themselves], browse in the book shop [ 1hour].  You can
plan these things with proper spacing.

Arunachala Siva.