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Important Events in Sri Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi's Life
« on: February 22, 2010, 01:23:08 PM »
1879 December 30, Monday – corresponding to 16, Margali of Tamil Year Pramadi – Star Punarvasu – Ardra Darshan Day – Born at 1 a.m. at Tiruchuli (‘Sri Sundara Mandiram’).

1891 Moves to Dindigul, after completing elementary education at Tiruchuli.

1892 February 18: Death of father, Sundaram Iyer. Moves to Madurai. Studies at Scott’s Middle School and American Mission High School.

1895 November: Hears of ‘Arunachala’ mentioned to him by an elderly relative.

1896 (about middle of July): ‘Death Experience’ at Madurai ending in complete and permanent Realisation of the Self (‘Sri Ramana Mandiram’).

August 29, Saturday: Leaves Madurai for Arunachala.

September 1 – Tuesday: Arrives in Arunachala – Stays in the Temple premises within the Thousand-pillared Hall,beneath the Illupai Tree, in Pathala Linga (underground cellar), sometimes in the Gopuram.

1897 Moves to Gurumurtam in the outskirts of the town (early in the year).
Stays in the shrine and the adjoining Mango grove.

1898 May: Uncle Nelliappa Iyer visits Bhagavan at Mango grove.

September: Moves to Pavalakkunru.

December: Mother Alagammal visits Bhagavan at Pavalakkunru.

1899 February: Moves to the Hill, Arunachala. Stays in various caves up the Hill, but mostly in Virupaksha Cave, using Mango Tree Cave as summer residence.

1900 Replies to questions put by Gambiram Seshayya, at Virupaksha Cave.

1902 (The above published as Self-enquiry)
1902 Answers to questions asked by Sivaprakasam Pillai (Who am I?)

1905 Moves to Pachaiamman Koil for six months during the plague epidemic — returns to the Hill.

1907 November 18: Momentous meeting between Bhagavan and Kavyakanta Ganapati Muni. Bhagavan imparts upadesa to Muni.

1908 (January to March): Stays at Pachaiamman Koil (with Ganapati Muni and others) and again goes back to Virupaksha Cave.

Translates into Tamil prose Adi Sankara’s Viveka Chudamanai and Drik Drisya Viveka.

1911 November: F.H. Humphreys, the first Westerner, meets Bhagavan.

1912 Second death experience at Tortoise Rock in the presence of Vasudeva Sastry and others.

1914 Offers prayers (songs) to Arunachala for Mother’s recovery from illness.

1915 The Song of the Pappadum written for the sake of mother. The following were also written during Virupaksha days:Arunachala Aksharamanamalai, Arunachala Padikam, Arunachala Ashtakam, Translation of Devi Kalottara,Translation of Adi Sankara’s Hymn to Dakshinamurti,Guru Stuti and Hastamalaka Stotra.

1916 Moves to Skandashram.

1917 Composes Arunachala Pancharatnam in Sanskrit. Mother settles at Skandashram. Sri Ramana Gita in Sanskrit written by Ganapati Muni.

1922 May 19, Friday: Mother’s Maha Samadhi.

Middle of December: Moves to the present site of Sri Ramanasramam.

1927 Composes Upadesa Sara in Tamil, Telugu, Sanskrit and Malayalam.

April 24: Composes Atma Vidya (Self Knowledge).

1928 Composes Ulladu Narpadu (Forty Verses on Reality) in Tamil and Malayalam (Sat Darshanam).

1930 Sat Darshanam in Sanskrit (translated from Tamil by Ganapati Muni).

1933 Translated into Tamil the Agama: Sarvajnanotharam – Atma Sakshatkara.

1939 September 1, Thursday: Foundation laid by Bhagavan for the Matrubhuteswara Temple.

1940 Selects 42 verses from The Bhagavad Gita (now entitled The Song Celestial) and translates them into Tamil and Malayalam.

1947 February: Composes Ekatma Panchakam (Five Verses on the Self ) in Telugu and Tamil.

1948 June 18: Cow Lakhsmi attains Nirvana. Translates into Tamil Atma Bodha of Adi Sankara.

1949 March 17, Thursday – Kumbabhishekam of Matrubhuteswara Temple in the presence of Bhagavan.

1950 April 14, Friday: Brahma Nirvana of Bhagavan at 8-47 p.m. At that moment a shooting star, vividly luminous,coming from the South (the present Nirvana Room) and moving slowly northward across the sky and disappearing behind the peak of Arunachala was observed by many in various parts of India.

Source: The Silent Power of Ramana Maharshi book