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Sri Ramana Ashtottaram
« on: November 18, 2009, 12:09:10 PM »
34. Om Sri Chudavatyam samaaseena Namah:

Prostrations to one who sat under the Mango tree.  This is
again a biographical mention on Bhagavan Ramana.  Before
moving to Virupaksha Cave, Bhagavan Ramana spent some
two years, in Arunachaleswara Temple, in Guru Murtham and
again in a mango-grove adjacent to Guru Murtham.  Upto this
period, He had no body consciousness at all and He was keeping
silent.  Pazhani Swami, Uddhandi Nayanar and a few devotees
were looking after Him. 

Chudavatyam or a Mango Tree, is also significant from the point
of view of Skanda, Siva's son.  In fact, there are many parallels
in the Ashottaram between Skanda and Bhagavan.  In Kanchipuram
town, Skanda is there under a mango tree.  This is called Kumara
Kottam in Kanchipuram, from where Tamil Kanda Puranam, Skandam
was read first by Kachiappa Sivachariyar, the saint-poet.  This
Temple is again, in between Kamakshi Temple and Ekambaranatha
Temple in Kanchipuram, indicating the Soma-skanda aspect,
i.e Skanda between Mother and Father.  Soma Skanda is Sa +
Uma +Skanda.  Siva, Uma and Skanda.

39. Om Virupaksha Guha Vaasaya Namah:

One who stays in Virupaksha Cave.  Bhagavan Ramana stayed in
Virupaksha Cave, for about 17 years, between 1900 and 1917.
This is, in fact, the longest stay in any particular place on the Hill.
Virupaksha Cave, is where the Sage Virupaksha stayed a few
hundred years earlier.  He left his body one day, and the devotees
could see only a heap of holy ashes and not the body!  Even today,
there is a lot of heaps of Vibhuti in this Cave.  This is maintained
and protected by Sri Ramanasramam.

Virupaksha Cave is a place to which devotees started coming to
Bhagavan Ramana in large numbers.

42. Om Rachitala Tandavaya Namah:

One who is dancing without movement!  This is a paradox.
I discussed this name in Asramam with some learned people.
How can achala, non moving, dance?  Dancing means the
shine or effulgence of a non-moving Jnani.  This effulgence
seems to move and dance like the sun's rays.  Bhagavan Ramana's
body shone like burnished gold.  His eyes shot out, waves of
powerful effulgent light.  This shining is called Rachitam, dance.

Arunachala Siva.