Author Topic: Details And Photos - Inauguration of Renovated Sri Sundara Mandiram -Tiruchuli  (Read 2838 times)


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Tiruchuli, hailed by the great Saint-Singer Sundaramurthy Nayanar as the place of our own Lord Siva who wears the crescent moon on his head, is the birth-place of Bhagavan Sri Ramana. The small house where the Sage was born, now known as “Sri Sundara Mandiram” is just adjacent to the temple of Lord Bhuminatha and His consort Sahayavalli, the presiding deities of Tiruchuli. It is a place of pilgrimage to world-wide devotees of Bhagavan. This 150 year old hallowed structure has been renovated so well that Ramana devotees can sit and meditate, chant and sing to their hearts content. It was inaugurated in a grand manner on Sunday 16th May 2010.

The Sri Ramana Maharshi Street on which the Mandiram stands wore a festive look with pandal on it and gaily decorated with plantain leaves and festoons. Eagerness and enthusiasm were writ large on the faces of the denizens of the holy town. Poojya Swami Kamalatmananda, President Sri Ramakrishna Mutt, Madurai graced the occasion by his presence. After Gopuja (Cow-worship); Havans started at the Yagasala at about 8 a.m. The Havan and the chanting of Vedic mantras by pundits inspired the large gathering of devotees. The havan culminated in Purnahuti. The sacred waters were duly taken round the Mandiram to the accompaniment of Nadaswaram music and sprinkled on the Kalasa. Lights were waved in the room where Bhagavan was born. Then about 300 devotees recited with fervent devotion Arunachala Aksharamana Malai and Bhagavan’s other songs.

In the meantime, special abhishekas and worship were done to Lord Bhuminatha Swamy and Goddess Sahayavalli. Devotees gathered in the Temple and worshipped with great fervor.

Sugar rice, pongal, tamarind rice and curd rice were distributed as prasadam to more than 2000 devotees and local people.



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Dear prasanth,

Thank you for the photographs and information.  These were seen
by me in the Asramam website a few days back.  I also read the
legend that has been given there.  It is a very occasion for the
devotees of Bhagavan Ramana.  I have seen only Sri Ramana
Mandiram in Madurai but I could not make it to Tiruchuzhi.

This house was sold after Sri Sundaram Iyer passed away, due
to penury and high debt.  Chinnaswami, Sarvadhikari re-purchased
it after many years.

Arunachala Siva.