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"I shall make this Achala to move!"
« on: April 17, 2010, 11:36:38 AM »
Muruganar sings in his works:  "Achalamum NaNa achalamai ninra
Venkata!"  "O Venkata, you stood non-moving to the shame of
Arunachala which is itself non moving!"

Bhagavan Ramana did not speak to anyone.  He was constantly
in the state of bliss, with closed eyes.  No bath, no food unless
someone thrusts food into His mouth.  He was so non moving
that the Arunachala itself was wondering, "How come this boy
is more non intently non moving than even me?  I shall make
Him sing something on Me and also about My philosophy!"

So, when Bhagavan Ramana was in Virupaksha Cave, one gentleman
came calling himself as Satyamanagalam Venkatarama Iyer. 
Devotees like Kunju Swami said that this Venkatarama Iyer
looked full of light, maha-tejaswi.  He stayed only for 4 days
in Virupaksha Cave and sang four songs in praise of Ramana.
On his return to his place, he sent the fifth song by post!  This
is the famous Sri Ramana Stuti Panchakam.

One of these is PonnoLir Pathu, A Decad on Golden Effulgence.

In the first song he says:

O You are bright and effulgent like gold, your face is full of light!
Your Swanumbhuti is spreading all over the lands and there is
pleasant fragrance of your glory!
This poor man searched the whole lands and came here.
O my dear God, Jnana Ramana, the Hill of Effulgence!

This Satyamangalam Venkatarama Iyer never came back to
Bhagavan Ramana for the remaining 52 or more years.  Nobody
could even trace him.  There are many Satyamangalams in
Tamil Nadu.  Devotees tried their best in vain.

Who is Satyamangalam Venkatarama Iyer?  He is Lord Arunachala
Himself.  Arunachala decided that He should disturb Ramana's
non moving state  (which was more even compared to His own
non moving state!) and decided to make Him sing His glory and
also the glory My philosophy!  Achalamum NaNa achalamai ninra
Venkata.....  So Arunachala in the guise of Venkatarama Iyer
sang five songs in Ramana's glory.  So that Bhagavan Ramana
could sing Arunachala's glory and his philosophy.

Thus Sri Ramana Stuti Panchakam preceded even Sri Arunachala
Stuti Panchakam and other works of Bhagavan, by a few years!

Arunachala Siva.