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Latest Reports from Sri Ramanasramam
« on: January 02, 2011, 11:30:52 AM »
Dhanurmasa (Margazhi) Puja

Like in other years, devotees gathered at Sri
Bhagavan’s Samadhi Shrine for the first Margazhi Puja
on Thursday, 16th December 2010 and sang the first
verses of Saint Manickavachakar’s Tiruvembavai, Saint
Andal’s Tiruppavai and Swami Muruganar’s Ramana
Tiruvembavai. Thereafter, the priests, acharyas and
students of the Ashram Vedapatasala recited the
Vishnu Sahasranama followed by distribution of the

This special puja, singing and recitation of the Lord’s
1000 names will go on till the 1st day of Thai, the
next Tamil month, which falls on 15 January, 2011.

Music Programme

Smt. Vijayalakshmi Sankaranarayanan (W/o.
Padmabhushan Sangeetha Kalanidhi Sri T. V.
Sankaranarayanan, Chennai) accompanied by Ms.
Amruta Sankaranarayanan and Sri Mahadevan
Sankaranarayanan gave a Music Programme on
AKSHARAMANAMALAI (Arunachala Marital Garland of
Letters) in Ragamalika at the NEW HALL from 10.30
a.m. to 11.30 a.m. on Tuesday 14th December 2010.
It was a garland of music of 14 ragas that they offered
to the Divine composer. The audience packing the
New Hall listened with enraptured attention.

Aradhana of Swami Ramanananda,late President of the Ashram

Aradhana of Swami Ramanananda, late president of
the Ashram was observed from 9.30 to 10.30 a.m.
on Friday the 24th December 2010 the day after
Bhagavan’s Jayanti. It was on the day after
Bhagavan’s Jayanti in 2007 that Swamiji was
Absorbed in Arunachala Ramana whose presence he
believed was always around him like a magnetic
field protecting him. It was this faith and devotion
that made the late President unfailingly indomitable
till the end. He was indeed a blessed soul to have
been protected by his Master when he was in body
and thereafter.



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Re: Latest Reports from Sri Ramanasramam
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2011, 01:22:22 PM »

Dear prasanth,

Thanks for the information from the Asramam about their activities.

Muruganar's [Ramana] Tiruvembavi is styled after Saint Manikkavachagar's poem [which was composed in Tiruvannamalai only] of the same name.  However, Muruganar has composed 33
verses here, as against Saint Manikkavachagar's 20 verses.  Muruganar says:  "Annamalai Ramanan anbark aruNmari, kaNNale peyyum karuNai thiRampadi...."  Sri Ramana is the rains of grace
for devotees.  This rain of grace falls from His eyes...

In verse 14, Muruganar says:  "When the cock is pecking the dust,
there appears a Ruby from the dust.  But this poor cock does not
realize that it is a Ruby.  Like this, we are also thinking  that this
Sat Chitananda Tattvam, Venaktan [Sri Bhagavan], as a mere human being.  O cock like fools, do not get deceived by your own

There is another song of Saint Manikkavachagar titled TirupaLLi Ezhuchi [Sri Muruganar has also written one like this], where the
devotees wake up Siva.   Once in the Old Hall, around 5 a.m. they
were singing this song, of 10 verses.  In each verse, there is an ending, "O Master, please wake up..."   Sri Bhagavan had already
woken up, at 3.00 a.m. finished His abulations, and was sitting on the sofa, with nice three-line Vibhuti, and with incense burning nearby, He was virtually appearing like Siva.  When the devotees
sang in each verse towards the end, please wake up, please wake up... Sri Bhagavan smiled and said:  I have already woken up at
3.00 a.m.!

Thondar adipodi Aazhwar, one of the 12 Aazhwars has sung a
TirupaLLi Ezhuchi on Ranganatha of Sri Rangam.  AndaL has not
sung any TirupaLLi Ezhuchi but only Tiruppavai of 30 verses.

Arunachala Siva.