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Muruganar's Liberation Day - 20.8.2009 - 6
« on: August 22, 2009, 03:08:22 PM »
Sri Ramana Jnana Bodham of Delhi Kendra (9-volume) edition
contains 14,000 verses.  Sri Ramana Anbhuti (2 volume)
and Sri Ramana Anubhuti Venba comprise about 1000 verses.

Sri Ramana Padananda had done tremendous sacrifice by
almost spending all his life's savings in publication of Sri Ramana
Sannidhi Murai.  He had also published the first edition of
Guru Vachaka Kovai.  Sri Ramana Padananda had given the
Sannidhi Murai, free of cost to devotees!  He went to Sri Lanka,
and Malaysia took this book on a silken cloth on an elephant
and went around the streets of Kulalampur and Jaffna, with
great devotees coming with him.  Fireworks were lighted!  There
were music of nadaswaram and mridhangam! 

Sri Ramansramam first published Sannidhi Murai, a hard bound edtion, at a cost of Rs 10.00.  Sri Ramana Jnana Bodham, 9 volume edition was sold for Rs 10, a volume by K. Swaminathan, Sri Ramana Kendra.  These were the great people we have to remember along with
Muruganar. 

Muruganar left everything in life for Bhagavan.  He left his wife,
his job, his people, everything.  He even left his love for Tamil
classical works like Tirukural and Tolkappiam.  But he could
not leave his love for Tamil language.  He has mentioned this
in Vairagya Tiru Ahaval in Sri Ramana Sannidhi Murai.

Once Muruganar wanted to take food on the same leaf which
was used by Bhagavan Ramana, during lunch.This is called Ucchishtam in Sanskrit.  That is, taking food in the same leaf plate
of Guru. (There are devotees who take the leaf-plates of the
devotees after their lunch and also clean up the dining hall.
These are all noble guru seva.  I saw one Western lady doing
this in Dining Hall in 2008 and I shed tears.  These are the
people for whom the doors of liberation are wide open!)

It so happened that the leaf plate had been already removed
and Muruganar saw the dogs taking the remnants of food from
that leaf plate!   He sang a song extempore!

It runs as under:

"The brahmin who never does his work properly (Brahma),
gave me a human birth, with dog's mind.  But this lowly dog
is not even able to take your Ucchishtam, what a terrible prarabdham! I hold your feet and seek your grace Oh, Ramana, the Divine Form!"

Muruganar was living in Palakottu for long years.  When his
health failed, Dr. T.N. Krishnaswami took him to his house in
Sri Ramana Nagar, Tiruvannamalai.  Smt. Padma and Smt. T.K.
Kanakamma were looking after him.  His health deteriorated and
he was permitted to stay in a room, with Asramam doctor attending to him now and then in 1971.  On 20.8.1973, (Sravana Amavasya
Day), Muruganar merged with Bhagavan.  His Samadhi is there
behind Cow Lakshmi's Samadhi inside the Asramam.  There are
five Samadhi's there.  These are all of, Cycle Ramaswami Pillai,
Kunju Swami, Rajeswarananda, Viswantha Swami and Muruganar.  Visitors to the Asramam should never miss these Samadhis.  These are the Holy Presences from where the unlimited grace of Bhagavan Ramana constantly flows out to the praying devotees.     

There are several parallels between Saint Poet Manikkavachagar
and Muruganar.

Arunachala Siva.