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stay in Ramanasramam and Tiruvannamalai
« on: March 22, 2011, 04:03:03 PM »
Namaste

Next August I will be in Ramanasramam for a few days.

After I'd like to stay in Tiruvannamalai for 15 more days.

Can you tell me if you know some addresses (guest house, others ... not too expensive.) to be able to make a reservation.

Thank you.

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Re: stay in Ramanasramam and Tiruvannamalai
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2011, 04:09:51 PM »


Dear vishnave,

If you are from out of India country, you will be permitted in one of
the Asramam guesthouses for about 7 days.  You may seek permission
from the Asramam, by giving full details to www.sriramanamaharshi.org.  Beyond 7 days, you have to only find
accommodation in some hotels or in Seshadri Swami Ashram, for which there is payment on daily basis.  If you are not staying in Sri
Ramanasramam guest house, you are not permitted to eat food there,
unless it is a festival day, where anyone can eat.



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Re: stay in Ramanasramam and Tiruvannamalai
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2011, 04:24:38 PM »
Dear Subramanian.R

Thanks for your quick answer.

I have already ask for permission to stay in Ramanasraman for a week and it is ok.

But after I want to stay more (I come from France)

Do you think there will be some place in Seshadri Swami Ashram or will I need to make a reservation in advance ? And how long can I stay in Seshadri Swami Ashram ?

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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2011, 04:38:33 PM »



Dear vishnave,

Seshadri Swami Ashram normally permits for 3 days against payment of some reasonable charges, for bathing, morning coffee/tea etc.
In hotels, when there is off-season, they charge Rs 500 to Rs 1000 per day.  Choose a hotel inside the town.  There are some cottage type hotels outside Tiruvannamalai, in Bangalore road and also in Girivalam route, but they are more expensive, not safe, and commuting to the Asramam will be difficult.



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Re: stay in Ramanasramam and Tiruvannamalai
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2011, 12:48:19 PM »
Namaste,

I have found this one :

http://www.hotelarunachala.com/home.html

Is someone know about it?

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« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2011, 01:32:05 PM »



Dear vishnave,

I think this refers to one hotel called Hotel Arunachala.  This is quite
a few kms. away from the Asramam.  If you stay there, you cannot
have food in the Asramam, since such facility is given by the Asramam only for those who stay in one of their guest houses. I do not know about the safety and commuting aspects from this hotel.



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Re: stay in Ramanasramam and Tiruvannamalai
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2011, 01:07:41 PM »
Namaste,

Back for a three weeks in Tiruvannamalai.

The first week in the ashram room (Achalam room) near the ashram and after that 2 weeks in a guest house just down after achalam room (cheap and very confortable with nice peoples and very safe).

It was wonderful : Samadhi Hall, Old Hall, Virupaksha and Skandarsham caves, Giri pradakshina outer and inner paths and so on...

By the Grace of Bhagavan : Arunachala-Shiva - Om namo bhagavate Sri Arunachala Ramanaya  :D

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« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2011, 02:53:09 PM »


Dear vishnave,

I am extremely glad to know that you could stay in Arunachala for
about a fortnight and had darsan of Sri Ramaneswara Maha Lingam,
Sri Matrubhuteswarar and also visited the various places in the giri
pradakshina route.  Arunachala, as Sri Bhagavan has said is a powerful
magnet, it will attract you again and again.  Sri Bhagavan is a tiger and
once you are in His jaws, there is no escape, He will feed on your mind
and take you realization.

I visited for 3 days on 31st August, 1st September, and 2nd September.
I and my wife also stayed in Achalam guesthouse room.

The weather was also unusually pleasant during August-September.

Very happy!



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« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2011, 02:01:38 PM »
This question is for Vishnave,

I am very happy that you got to spend three w.e.e.k.s in Tiru.  I would like to do it soon.  Would you mind sharing the name and phone number of the guest house you stayed at.  Did you have to book in advance? Was it clean? No bed bugs, rats or roaches?  :)

This part is for Subramaniam Sir

How often do people do Girivalam? Are thin slippers allowed.  I have tender tootsies :)

Thank you

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« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2011, 04:32:03 PM »


Dear Child of Arunachala.

Girivalam can be taken up on any day.  Normally people start late night and come back early
morning [if there are groups accompanying]. Otherwise one can start early morning say, 4 am
and come back by 8.30 am.  In the mid morning and mid afternoon, it will be quite hot excepting
in December.  One cannot walk with slippers on. At best since you are having toe problem,
you can wear a pair of   socks and walk. Even this is a concession.



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Re: stay in Ramanasramam and Tiruvannamalai
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2011, 12:11:41 AM »
hi,

The house is very nice, clean, safe and the owner are very wonderful people.

For the Giri you can make as you wish, alone or with a group.

Personaly I made it or made them alone because for my stay I was alone and I do not speak very well English.

So all my stay are principaly in silence.

The first time I made it in Riksho just to have a look of the way and after that I made it on foot and with slippers because all the year in France I walk with shoes and my foot are very sensible.

So I have a choice : either to make it bare foot and 14 km is hard and painful or with slippers and my mind completely on arunachala, bhagavan or my Self and like said Bhagavan :

When the mind enquires from where the notion 'I' arises and dissolves right there at the origine of its birth, that is tapas.

So for me The fact to do a Giri with a pain (even if it is more high sorry I can't) But to go to Skandasharn or Virupaksha caves I made it bare foot.

May be an another year I will try.

For the name and phone number I have sent you in personal message.

Sorry Subramanian.R to have not made it bare foot.

Namaste
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Re: stay in Ramanasramam and Tiruvannamalai
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2011, 03:47:03 AM »
Thank you Vishnave.  I replied to it   (with more questions  :)

Subramaniam Sir,  I can't walk 14k with socks only. Maybe I will go around the Arunachaleswarar Temple barefoot.  I hope that counts.

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« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2011, 10:20:03 AM »


Dear Child of Ramana.

Whenever I am not able to do giripradakshina,  I go around Samadhi
of Sri Bhagavan about 21 times. I  feel you can also do the same thing.
Arunachala and Sri Bhagavan are one and the same.



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Re: stay in Ramanasramam and Tiruvannamalai
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2011, 01:49:52 PM »
Dear  Subramanian.R

Thanks for this info. I don't know how many time I have round the samadhi of Sri Bhagavan but I think it was more.

But can you explain why 21 times

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« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2011, 03:08:23 PM »


Dear vishnave,

Twenty one times is more a practice than a rule. Some people like
Ilayaraja [the famous music director] does a particular type of
pradakshinam. I have seen this. He first comes to Mother's Temple
and does one pradakshina and while coming for the second time, he
enters through the side door, to Sri Bhagavan's Samadhi and goes round
once and he comes out and enters Mother's temple once again and does
one full pradakshina.  And again during the second round, through side
door, he comes to Sri Bhagavan's Samadhi.  He does it for three times.
Again, I do not know the reason for this practice.



Arunachala Siva.