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jacques franck

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Sri Chakra
« on: November 18, 2013, 01:13:08 PM »
Hi,

I would like to know if that painting of the Sri Chakra was drawn by Ramana

I know that he have drawn Arunachala but there I have a doubt...

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Re: Sri Chakra
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2013, 02:49:24 PM »
Dear vishnave,

To my knowledge, Sri Bhagavan did not draw any Sri Chakra.  Some devotees of Devi must have drawn and presented to Him.
Sri Bhagavan has done some pencil drawings of Arunachala Hill.

Arunachala Siva.

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Re: Sri Chakra
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2013, 10:56:46 AM »
Sri Chakra at Bhagavan's Mother Samadhi
Om Namo Bagavathe Sri Ramanaya

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Re: Sri Chakra
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2013, 03:22:13 PM »
Sri Chakra at Bhagavan's Mother Samadhi

Apparently yes I have ask to Davig godman and here the answer:

Here is a reply from John Maynard who works in the Ramanasramam archives:

The second - attached (low res) was drawn by Bhagavan for Venuammal.  The other image you sent was drawn by Vaidyanatha Staphati and was shown to Bhagavan.

the one is here : http://www.arunachala.org/image/?i=ashrama/images/sri-cakra-by-bhagavan-lg.jpg

And also : https://plus.google.com/111166319390201928275/posts/5fCd59eEjJc

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Re: Sri Chakra
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2013, 05:31:16 PM »
here another answer from David:

I made some enquiries in the Ramanasramam archive myself this afternoon. The Sri Chakra you sent me was made by Vaidynatha Stapathi, the temple architect who was in charge of the construction of the Mother's Temple at Ramanasramam. It was seen by Bhagavan, but not made by him. There is another one, that may have been made by Bhagavan, that is in a devotee's notebook, but this is not it. The family that owns the notebook don't want it to be published or distributed, so I can't send you a copy.
Best Wishes    David Godman

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Re: Sri Chakra
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2013, 07:36:42 PM »
Dear Vishnaveji and Sri Balaji,

Thank you for sharing these drawings. We are very blessed to be able to see Bhagavan's handwriting and drawings.

Om Namo Bhagavate Sri Ramanaya

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« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2014, 11:28:04 PM »
Englishman Major Chadwick alias Sadhu Arunachala was instrumental in initiating Sri Chakra Puja at the ashram after the Maha Samadhi of Bhagavan. Sadhu Arunachala describes the only occasion during Bhagavan's time that this Puja was performed .

Bhagavan was deeply interested in the construction of the Shrine built over his Mother's tomb. He attended every function in connection with it, placing his hands in blessing on the various objects that were to be enclosed in the walls. At night, when no one was about he would walk round and round the construction consecrating it. That he should take such a demonstrative part in anything has a very deep significance. It was extremely rare and has been doubted by many, but I myself was an eye-witness to these things and can vouch for their truth.

He took a personal interest in the cutting of the Sri Chakra Meru in granite which was installed in the completed temple and is regularly worshipped. This is about one and a half feet square and proportionately high. At the time of the Kumbhabhishekam, on the penultimate night before the sacred water was poured over the images, he personally superintended the installation in the inner shrine. It was an extremely hot night and with three charcoal retorts for melting the cement adding to the heat, it must have been intolerable inside the airless cave of the inner shrine, but for about an hour and a half Bhagavan sat there telling the workmen what to do.

On the last night of the function he went in procession, opening the doors of the new Hall and temple and passing straight up into the Inner Shrine, where he stood for some five minutes with both hands laid on the Sri Chakra in blessing. I happened that night to be at his side the whole time; this was unusual as I deliberately avoided taking prominent part in such things, preferring to watch from the back. Strangely, something made me keep by him on this occasion and on account of this I was able to understand his deep interest in the Temple and especially in the Sri Chakra. It was because of this knowledge that I was instrumental after Bhagavan's passing, in persuading the Ashram authorities to institute the Sri Chakra Poojas six times a month. The explanation for this unusual action on Bhagavan's part may be found in the necessity that Siva must be always accompanied by Shakti. The world would stop otherwise. On the only occasion when such a Pooja was performed shortly after the dedication of the Temple during the life of Bhagavan, he refused to go for his evening meal but insisted on remaining a witness of it until the end. When someone remarked how magnificent it had been and it would be a good thing if such Poojas could be performed regularly, Yes, replied Bhagavan, but who will take the trouble? The trouble is being taken now and it undoubtedly has the blessings of Bhagavan.
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