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Ramana Maharshi was nude indeed for about a month
« on: February 12, 2010, 02:25:32 PM »
10-10-46

This morning, after his usual stroll, Bhagavan arrived in the hall about 7-35 and, sitting on the couch,stretched out his legs. But immediately, he drew them back and folded them saying, “I am forgetting”,recounted yesterday’s incident, and ended, “My conscience pricks me. I cannot keep my legs stretched out in front of all.” Still he kept his legs folded. In the afternoon too, he had not forgotten this and was trying to keep to this new resolve of his. But before the evening he relaxed a bit, as all of us entreated him that it should be given up.

This afternoon, Mr. Subba Rao said that some incidents in Bhagavan’s life had not at all been recorded in any book so far; for instance, he said, nobody knew that Bhagavan was for some time nude, but he found out by reading Bhagavan’s horoscope that he must have been nude for some time. It was then discovered in the Telugu biography the above fact about Bhagavan was mentioned. This led Bhagavan to say, “It is true I was nude for some time in the early days, when I was under the illuppai tree in the temple compound. It was not because I had a vairagya that I should have no clothing of any sort. The cod-piece I was wearing used to bring on sores where it touched the skin. When the sore became bad,I threw away the cod-piece. That is all. There used to be an old Gurukkal who for the first time arranged for some regular food for me either by supplying some from his house or by sending the abhisheka milk from the temple to me. After I had been nude for about a month, this old Gurukkal told me one day, ‘Boy, the Kartigai Deepam is approaching. People from all the 24 districts will be flocking here. Police from all the districts will also be here. They will arrest you and put you into jail if you are nude like this. So you must have a cod-piece.’ So saying, he got a new piece of cloth, made four people lift me up and tied a cod-piece round me.”

Source: DAY BY DAY WITH BHAGAVAN From a Diary of A. DEVARAJA MUDALIAR


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Re: Ramana Maharshi was nude indeed for about a month
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2010, 05:43:31 PM »
Bhagavan Ramana was nude while He was in Arunachaleswarar
Temple for about 2 hours, in several places, like Gopura Subramanya
Shrine, Vazhai Thottam, in fact, it was not a Plaintain Grove,
Vahana Mantapam, and Patala Lingam Shrine.  Only in the Vahana
Mantapam, this incident happened.  His cod piece had torn beyond
repair and he was in such a solid silence, that needs a knife to cut!
At this time, when the Maha Deepam festival came, the temple
priest (who was giving pure abhishekam milk of Mother Unnamulai,
unmixed with turmeric and kumkum as Bhagavan's food) told Him
not to be nude and someone came to His help.

KaruNaial ennai aaNda nee enakku.... Sri Arunachala Padigam V.1

Arunachala Siva.