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Bhagavan and Kavyakanta Ganapati Muni
« on: January 16, 2010, 09:44:11 AM »
Kavyakanta Ganapati Muni had a vision of six stars raising from
Bhagavan Ramana's head and he found Him to be an avatara of
Skanda.  He also took pride that he is Ganapati, the elder son of
Siva and elder brother of Skanda.  In later years, Kavyakanta wrote
Sri Ramana Chatvarimsat.  Actually, he had planned to compose
100 verses on Bhagavan Ramana, but fate willed it that he could
not complete.  As and when he wrote a sloka, he had sent it to
Bhagavan along with a Sanskrit letter.  The total verses came to
40 and Bhagavan Ramana arranged them in proper order and thus
came Sri Ramana Chatvarimsat.  This composition is chanted even
today in the mornings in Sri Ramanasramam.

In one sloka, Ganapati Muni says:

"He is Skanda without Spear, Rooster Banner and Peacock vehicle.
He is the dear son of Uma. The One who vanquished Tarakasura
and other demons, is residing here wearing a simple codpiece.
He is the celibate, without liking and disliking, without respect
and disrespect, without self-respect and self-defeatism.  In His
eyes resides Sakti, in His face Lakshmi and in His tongue, Saraswati, goddess of learning.  It is my good fortune that I got Him as my
Guru.  I shall prostrate at His lotus feet!"

(Source:  Spiritual Stories about Bhagavan Ramana, Banu
Ramachandran, Tamil.)

Arunachala Siva.