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How I Came to Bhagavan By Hamsa Ramiah
« on: September 04, 2011, 07:19:21 PM »
My grandfather, Manavasi Ramaswami lyer, was a strict man and when we were children, we were afraid of him. Bhagavan would be talking with us in the hall and upon seeing my grandfather enter the hall, in a jesting spirit, Bhagavan would have us all himself included keep very quiet and still and sit upright as good children should do.

We also used to cut vegetables in the kitchen with Bhagavan who would join us in singing Aksharamanamalai. He was very meticulous in cutting vegetables and particular that nothing be wasted.

When I was 13 yrs old, Echammal proposed a marriage alliance to my mother and my grandfather.Gowri Ammal and Rajagopala Iyer, the relations of the boy in question, were present.Bhagavan gave his nod of approval for which Ramaswami lyer immediately assented saying he was prepared to receive it as Bhagavan’s gift.The marriage took place two years later and it seems that it was Bhagavan who fixed the wedding date. Only on the day of the wedding did we come to fully understand that this had all been the intervention of the Lord.

Immediately following the ceremony, I and my husband, still in our wedding clothes, came to pay our respects to Bhagavan. It so happened that as we entered the hall to do our namaskars, Bhagavan was just narrating an incident from the Purana about the holy wedding of Lord Siva and Goddess Meenakshi.

On seeing us, Bhagavan singled us out and announced to the gathering,See, here comes Meenakshi Sundareswarar. On hearing this from Bhagavan’s lips, feelings of joy surged up within us; it came as if a blessing from the Lord of Lords.

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Re: How I Came to Bhagavan By Hamsa Ramiah
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2011, 07:28:33 PM »

Dear prasanth,

Nice story about Hamsa Ramaiah.  During Sri Bhagavan's days, many marriages took place
with Sri Bhagavan's tacit approval and some marriages were in fact, conducted in Sri
Ramanasramam itself.  In certain cases, sacred thread ceremonies of boys did take place in
Sri Ramanassramam.  At least in one case, tonsuring ceremony of one young baby took
place in Sri Ramanasramam.

Arunachala Siva.