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ramana_maharshi

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Rules For Visitors to eat Food in ramana ashramam?
« on: March 11, 2010, 06:09:12 PM »
My friend Vishwanath Seshadri writes to me like this

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Prasanth,

I must mention here that I visited Ramana-ashram along with my wife last year around noon time. We were hungry adn were hoping to get some prasadam there but could not get. I saw lunch being served in a room which had a prominent notice outside which said "For invitees only" :-(
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Can someone please clarify the current day rules for visitors regarding food please?

Actually I and my wife went to arunachalam in Dec 2009 but somehow we did not thought of having food in Ramana-ashram so i have no clue of present day rules regarding food.

Subramanian.R

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Re: Rules For Visitors to eat Food in ramana ashramam?
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2010, 10:13:11 AM »
Dear prasanth,

Unless you stay in the Asramam guest house, you are not given
breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner.  There is exception however on
special days, like Jayanti, Araddhana and Mahapuja days.  Even
with this rule, they serve food for about 100 visitors and 100 sadhus everyday.  They cannot do for everyone, considering the present day
state of inflation and poverty all around India.  During Jayanti and
other special days, they serve food for more than 1000 people.  On
1st January 2010, when I was present, food was given for about
2500 people and the lunch time went upto 2 pm.

Further the Asramam does not ask for any donation unless people
give it voluntarily.  Even those who stay in the guesthouses are
not asked to give donation.

Arunachala Siva. 
 

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Re: Rules For Visitors to eat Food in ramana ashramam?
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2010, 01:02:57 PM »
Thanks a lot for the information Subramanian Garu. I will pass this info to my friend.