Tour of Sri Ramanasramam - Photos 9 & 10
The first photo shows the offices and is taken from in front of the Book Depot to the right of the photographer. The reception office is the farmost doorway to the right of the 'Office' sign clearly visible in the background. Dr. Srinivasamurthy is currently in charge of giving accommodation. If you have not booked in advance then you will not get a room, even if the ashram is completely empty of guests. The management state quite clearly on their website that 'no-one has the right to stay at Sri Ramanasramam.'
The next photo shows the raised paved area providing access to the New Hall, Sri Mathrubhuteshwara Temple, the Hall built around Bhagavan's Samadhi, the Nirvana room, and the Samadhi of the first manager (Chinnaswami). A doorway from Bhagavan's Samadhi provides access to the Old Hall and Dining Hall.
Beyond the steps at the far end of the paved area are the Kitchen, Dining Hall, Old Hall, the Men's Guest Room (for sadhus etc.), the Goshala, the Veda Patasala, Doctor's surgery, public toilets and accommodation blocks. This is also the way to the Mountain and the caves. The offices are directly to the right of the picture.