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27th June, 1947

“That was when I was still in Virupaksha Cave and about four or five years after I came to Tiruvannamalai. It is a funny story.

One day when Palaniswamy and myself went round the hill and came near the temple it was 8 p.m. As we were tired, I lay down in Subrahmanya temple. Palani went out to fetch food from the choultry.

He (the head of the mutt) was going into the temple. As usual there were a number of disciples around him. One of them saw me and told them about it. That was enough.

While returning, he came with ten of his disciples and stood around me. He began saying, ‘Get up, Swami. We shall go.’ I was in mouna then, so I showed by signs that I wouldn’t accompany them. Was he the man to listen to me?

‘Lift him up bodily, lift,’ he said to his disciples. As there was no alternative, I got up. When I came out, there was a bandy ready. ‘Get in, Swami,’ he said. I declined and showed them by signs that I would prefer to walk and suggested that he
should get into the bandy. He took no notice of my protestations.

Instead, he told his disciples, ‘What are you looking at? Lift Swami and put him in the cart.’ There were ten of them and I was alone. What could I do? They lifted
me bodily and put me into the cart. Without saying anything more, I went to the mutt.

He had a big leaf spread out for me, filled it with food of all kinds, showed great respect and began saying ‘Please stay here always.’ Palaniswami went to the temple, enquired about me and then came to the mutt.

After he came, I somehow managed to escape from there.That was the only occasion on which I got into a cart after coming to Tiruvannamalai. Subsequently whenever new people arrived they sent a cart, asking me to go over to their place.

If once I yielded, I was afraid there would be no end to that sort of invitation and so I sent back the cart, refusing to go. Eventually they stopped sending carts. But that was not the only trouble with them.

Source: Letters from Sri Ramanasramam VOLUMES I, II & Letters from and Recollections of Sri Ramanasramam By SURI NAGAMMA Translated by D. S. SASTRI

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Re: Ramana Maharshi recollects only occasion on which he got into a cart
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2010, 09:44:40 PM »
Here bhagavan says recalls the only occasion he has travelled in the cart.

But according to Arunachala's Ramana Volume VII Book page: 133  Line No 4 it states that ramana maharshi did travel in a cart when he shifted from Mangai Pillaiyar Shrine to Guru-Murtham.

Above information was given from account of Mula Mantapam Ramaswami a mayali from calicut recorded on 3-4-1930 by B.V Narasimhaswamy.

So that means it must be atleast 2 times ramana maharshi should have travelled in a cart.

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Re: Ramana Maharshi recollects only occasion on which he got into a cart
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2010, 10:29:20 AM »
The person who forcibly took Bhagavan Ramana in the bullock
cart was the Madatipathi of Kovilur Math.  This is on the eastern
side of the circumambulation route, near Isanya Math.  Bhagavan
Ramana was fed and was requested to address the students of
Veda Patasala on Bhagavad Gita.  Bhagavan Ramana addressed the
students.  Next morning without anyone's knowledge, He slipped
away back to His place in Virupaksha Cave.

Arunachala Siva.