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Bhagavan Ramana's avatara rahasyam
« on: September 23, 2009, 12:56:50 PM »
Just as Bhagavan Ramana never specifically mentioned about
His guru, He was also silent about whether He was a avatara
or reincarnation of any specific God.  Viswanatha Swami in his
109 Holy names of Bhagavan Ramana says:

He is equivalent to Sri Dakshinamoorthy.

He always sits facing south as Sri Dakshinamoorthy.

He is Kumara, means only a son or more specifically Skanda.

He is owner of armies.  Here again Skanda is called Senani,
the owner of gods' armies, Deva Sanathipathi.

But all these names have many interpretations.

Kavyakanta Ganapati Muni was quite specific in Sri Ramana
Gita, saying that Ramana is an avatara of Skanda.  He is
not in Swamimalai or Tiruttani or in Tirupati, but He is ever
in Tiruvannamalai.  He also says, He was Kumarila Bhatta, (representing Karma marga), then Tiru Jnana Sambandha,
(representing Bhakti marga), and finally as Ramana, extolling
Jnana marga.  Many devotees had vision of Subrahmanya, particularly Pazhani Muruga, with codpiece and stick.  Some
had vision as Sri Dakshinamoorthy and a few as Siva Lingam.
Mother Azhagamma had a vision of Him, as Sri Dakshinamoorthy, but with serpents all over His body!

Once a devotee named Amritananda Yogi, ( a Malayalee,
with well found Vedantic knowledge), asked in the form
of a Malayalam poem as what He was:

Whether, He was Hari or Sivaguru (Skanda) or Yativara (Siva)
or Vararuchi, the great Sanskrit philosopher. 

The Yogi left this paper containing Malayalam verse with
Bhagavan Ramana and went away for sometime.  Bhagavan
Ramana on return from His stroll, saw the paper and wrote
on the back of it a reply in Malayalam verse!

In the recesses of the lotus-shaped hearts of all, beginning
with Vishnu, there shines as pure intellect (Absolute Consciousness) the Paramatman, who is the same as Arunachala Ramana. When the mind melts with love of Him, and reaches
the innermost recess of the Heart wherein He dwells as the
Beloved; the subtle eye of Pure Intellect, opens and He reveals Himself as Pure Consciousness.

                               - Trans. Arthur Osborne.

Arunachala Siva.