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Ramana Jayanti 1st Jan 2010 - 2
« on: January 02, 2010, 07:54:26 AM »
28th Dec. 2009 - Monday

We took a very early morning bath and proceeded in a car to
T'malai from Bangalore around 5.45 am.  After 10 minutes break
in Krishnagiri, we reached the Asramam at 10.15 am.  We met
Dr. Srinivasamoorthy, resident-Sannyasi, who said that room would
be given by 12 noon after lunch, since some devotees are expected
to vacate the rooms after lunch.  We left our brief luggages in the
car and proceeded to Mother's Temple and then to Ramaneswara
Mahalingam Temple and sat for pujas.  The crowd was slowly swelling.   There were about 200 people for lunch.  The weather
was not very hot. We spent sometime looking at the Hill of Fire,
from the portals of Mother's Temple, and it was a mind stopping
experience.  The Hill of Fire that many ants try to reach and touch.

The room, No. M-37 of Morvi Guest House was allotted to us
by 12 noon.  The room was quite nice, with a view of the Hill,
from the window.  We spent some time in the room and returned
to the Asramam by 3 pm.  There was book reading for sometime.

The evening puja started around 5 pm.  We sat for the puja
followed by Tamil parayna.  It was Monday and so as per standard
practice, we sang Sri Arunachala Stuti Panchakam.  The dinner
was at 7.30 PM.  Around this time only, we met Mrs. Banu Ramachandran, the great grand daugher of Rangan, Bhagavan
Ramana's school-mate.  She described her great grand father's
experiences with Ramana and also gave us a good book written
by her about those incidents.  I have given the details in a different
post.

In the afternoon around 5 pm, I bought the Sri Arunachala Akshara
Mana Malai, with Tamil commentary by Dr. Pranantatri Haran.
The book is based on the English lectures given by Dr. Anantha
Swami, Ramana Kendra, Chennai.  I also bought the Ramana
Uchishtam of Sri Ramananda Swarnagiri, and its English version,
Crumbs from the Table.
   
We prayed to Bhagavan Ramana and went to bed early so that
we could be in the Asramam by 6.30 AM next morning.

Arunachala Siva.