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Bhagwan Ramana Maharishi and the Monkey

Bhagawan Ramanar was not just a saint but a God for all, this may surprise many but the following incident as narrated by Mrs.Taleyarkhan a Parsi devotee will make it evident. 

“Maharshi led an absolutely simple life and from a very young age lived in the hills of the Arunachala. In course of time Arunachala became an internationally famous pilgrim center,attracting devotees from all parts of the world..

Maharshi seemed to have had a very soft corner for all the animals. Among the several animals that have inhabited the holy Arunachala hills, the Monkeys were the most frequent visitors to Maharshi’s ashram (hermitage).. When Bhagwan was in the Virupaksha cave,an adult male Monkey badly mauled a little Monkey..

When it fell down motionless, the attacker left it for dead. After a while, the little Monkey has gained it’s senses and limped slowly to Maharshi’s ashram probably for protection..Bhagwan took pity on the hapless creature; dressed it’s wounds; and nourished it back to health..

Bhagwan then named the little one “Nondi” and asked,”when you become the king of your tribe, will you ever forget me..”..The monkey, who seemed to have understood the words of Bhagwan, shook his head as though he will not forget Bhagwan when he became a king..

Nondi,the monkey then went back to his home and in due course of time became the king of all the other monkeys in the hills.. As promised,Nondi visited Bhagwan one day with his queen and the retinue and enjoyed the hospitality of Maharshi..

Bhagwan too blessed the Monkey and it’s family..All the monkeys prostrated before the holy Lotus feet of Bhagwan and left for the jungle..” Mrs.Taleyarkhan concluded..

 

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Happiness is your Nature – Bhagwan Sri Ramanar

Happiness is your Nature – Bhagwan Sri Ramanar

 

‘Happiness is your Nature, it is not wrong to Desire it’ – Bhagwan Sri Ramanar

 

Bhagwan Sri Ramana Maharishi is one of very few Legends who never travelled but has followers from all over the world. The first question that arises in our mind after hearing this is ‘How is it possible?’. It is very simple Bhagwan Ramanar wanted everyone to be Happy and lead a happy life, he never imposed any rule for his followers.

He simply told people to find their inner self which he considered God. He told the world to search God within and he said only in Happiness we can find God. When the whole world was turning topsy turvy in search of God, bhagwan simply said God is with in you, be happy do good, stay calm you will find or you will realise the God within you.

 

When many advised to throw everything of one’s worldly pleasures Ramanar was the only person who told it is not necessary for one to disown his happiness to find God or divinity. This simple yet great philosophy brought thousands to the divine land of Tiruvannamalai. 

 

Tiruvannamalai is a land of serenity and peace where you will find the God within you just like Ramanar. 

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Thiruvannamalai – Abode of Peace

Thiruvannamalai – Abode of Peace

Thiruvannamalai all along these years have been the land of divinity and peace. The mountain is sacred by itself as it is considered as Lord Shiva. No where on this earth a whole mountain is considered sacred. Many Hindu temples from Kailash to Sabarimala are considered sacred only because God’s abode is on their top but the Hill of Thiruvannamalai is itself a Linga form of Lord Shiva.

But is that all that brings people to Thiruvannamalai, no certainly not. Thiruvannamalai is a region full of beautiful forest and calm atmosphere. Coming to Thiruvannamalai gives tranquility to oneself. The place make you think more about God. The peace-fullness adorns you to think more about your Inner-self like no other place.

The Pure air lushing through the natural herbs becomes the natural medicine and that’s an important reason for many Sadhus and Siddhars to come settle in Thiruvannamalai.

What is Divinity

The world has been here for Zillions of years, every Living organism since then has always been longing for a state of sanctity and divinity. Divinity comes with Peace when you sit alone in a calm place with your eyes closed your mind rewinds all the past happenings clearing all the worldly affairs. When you wake up you feel fresh as you have cleared all the scrap and that is the power of Silence and Thiruvannamalai gives you that Peace.

Reach Thiruvannamalai

It’s now time for you to reach Thiruvannamalai, find your place stay calm and experience the tranquility and divinity within. Remember living in Thiruvannamalai is living with God himself.

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Thiruvannamalai – The Moksha Puri

Thiruvannamalai – The Moksha Puri

Thiruvannamalai the Land of Lord Shiva is revered as a place of Salvation people. No where on earth a whole Mountain or Hill or a Town is considered as God himself, Yes the Thiruvannamalai Hill is itself a Linga and living there is nothing but living next to God.

People from all around the world throng the town on the Full Moon day of every month to climb round the holy hill which is called Girivalam. Giri meaning Mountain and Valam meaning going around. This is nothing but going around Lord Shiva himself and praying to him directly for Moksha.

Moksha is a state of mind where every Human being surrenders himself to God washing away all his sins, and performing Girivalam at Thiruvannamalai is nothing but surrendering yourself to Lord Shiva himself washing away all your worldly sins on his feet.

Thiruvannamalai has many reasons to live, and that is why Sidhars and Sadhus still live on the foothills thinking of God and only God. If you don’t believe this pay a visit to Thiruvannamalai on any day to spot great saints there. If just being in Thiruvannamalai for one day a month gives you Moksha think about living your life there…? And that’s the reason why people rush to Thiruvannamalai to find a home to lead their life.

Living in Thiruvannamalai will give you positive vibes taking you near God every single breath and thus prevent you from even thinking wrong. The Land itself gives you a Positive Aura that surrounds your lifeline and gives you the Moksha that people of the outer world long for.

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Grand Navratri at Tiruvannamalai

Grand Navaratri at Tiruvannamalai

Navaratri is one of the most sacred and divine 9 days in Hindu Religion. Nava refers to 9 and Ratri refers to Night. It is celebrated across the country with different rituals according to their culture and Geography. All the 9 days f Navaratri are celebrated in a grand manner at the Lord Arunachaleshwarar temple of Tiruvannamalai.

History of Navaratri

In Tamil Nadu, the first three days of the festival are dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi, the next three days to Durga, and the last three days to Saraswati. Figurines or traditional dolls called Kolu or Golu are arranged at homes, shops and temples. Kolu consists of a makeshift staircase on which the dolls, which have been passed on from many generations, kept. They depict particular themes like environment, space, mythology etc.

Navartri in Tiruvannamalai

On all the Nine days Godessed Parasakthi is worshiped in 9 Different attires. Godess Parasakthi is worshiped in the form of Mahishsuramarthini on the 9th day of the festival on which she is said to have killed Mahishasuran the Asura king.

The last day of Navratri is considered as most sacred to start new ventures, people on the Day start new business, works and join new courses with the divine blessings.

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Silence is also Conversation – Bhagwan Sri Ramanar

 “Silence is Also Conversation”

This single quote of Bhagwan Sri Ramana Maharish teaches us the soul of being on this earth. Silence gives you the answer to many questions that dwell within your conscience. Ramanar sought to settle down on the divine hills of Tiruvannamalai to embark the silence.

Thiruvannamalai a Hill clad with calmness gives room for you to sit in Silence and converse within you, debate your right and wrong doings and attain the state when you understand yourself within. Understanding your inner-self eliminates the worldly desires out of you emancipating the quality of life you were living.

Being contagious for the world is always the result of not understanding your inner-self, once you understand what and who you are, you will have nothing to fight for in this world than to attain peace. Thiruvannamalai gives you the tranquility to immerse in pease. On the holy feet of Lord Arunachaleshwarar you find peace as Bhagwan Sri Ramanar found.

Bhagwan Sri Ramana Maharishi chose to live in Thiruvannamalai understanding the silence these hills give you. Therefore finding your piece of Land and settling down at Thiruvannamalai is a way to understand and estimate who and what you are.

Find your Land.

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Why choose Thiruvannamalai

Why Choose Thiruvannamalai ?

When we hear people settling down at very small hill town of Thiruvannamalai in Tamilnadu it may sound a bit weird. But its not just settling down in another town but living beneath the God himself. Thiruvannamalai hill is as such the Adhi Linga the Fire of Lord Shiva himself. Thiruvannamalai is much greater than just a town.

It was Lord Shiva who himself appeared as a huge ball of Fire lighting up the world which went into darkness and he remained there as Lord Arunachaleshwarar. People during the Pournami Day (Full Moon Day) walk bare footed all along the mountain praying to Shiva Himself which is called Giri Valam.

All along the Girivalm path we will find great Sadhus and Sithars who come from all around the world leaving back their worldly pleasures seeking the blessings of Lord Arunachaleshwarar. Great saitns like Bhagwan Sri Ramana Maharishi to Yogi Ramsurathkumar have settled down at Thiruvannamalai  to attain the godly peace.

Finding your place in Thiruvannamalai and settling down is not just building a home and living but a quest to search the inner peace.

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Tiruvannamalai is not Hill but a Deity by itself

There are many sacred mountains around the World and especially in Hinduism where the Deity is always at the top of the mountain, for instance take Tirupati where Lord Venkateshwara is on the top of the Holy Mountain but in Tiruvannamalai the Temple of Lord Arunachaleshwarar is on the Foot of the Mountain. In Tiruvannamalai the Sacred Mountain is itself the Sanctum Sanatorium.

In Thiruvannmalai Lord Shiva is worshipped by climbing his Holy Mountain bare footed and that is called ‘Girivalam’ in Tamil which translates to Giri- Mountain & Valam going around. In Sanskrit it is called as Giripradikshina. Climbing the mountain on a Full moon day is the most sacred event in Thiruvannamalai.

The great Devine Poet Arunagirinathar says ‘Be they of lowly birth, without the advantage of learning, unable to practise the virtue of liberality, it is of no account. Those who perform pradakshina of holy Aruna, the Supreme, submit to his rule and become his devotee, will excel even amongst the most excellent . . .’

The path of Girivalams has lot of small Shrines and Lingas all over, even today Sidhars are believed to live there in the mountains.  On every Pournami Day (Full Moon) lakhs of devotees throng the town of Tiruvannamalai to worship the Aadhi Linga which is the Mountain itself.No where else in the world a whole mass of land is considered holy and worshiped as God.

During the month of Karthigai to commemorate Lord Arunachala the God of Fire, a huge Deepam (Lamp) is lit on top of the Arunachala Hill. On Karthigai Deepam Lord Shiva is said to come to earth spreading light to the already darkened world.

Living in Tiruvannamalai is nothing but living on the feet of God himself to find ourselves that is nothing but finding Arunachala in us. Many great saints such as Bhagawan Sri Ramana Maharishi settled on the foothills just to experience God in him.

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Bhagvan Sri Ramana Mahirishi – The Champion of Equality from Thiruvannamalai the land of Unity & peace.

Today the world is facing one of Mankind’s largest and worst ever turmoil in the name of the Coronavirus. This disaster is spread all along the world without any differences. The Many world is paralysed but the heavenly earth keeps spinning, Trees are Happy, Animals are Happy, Its raining as usual, we get to see the mountains far away and our air seems to be clear.

This has a big lesson to us. Major Chadwick an American disciple of Bhagavan once asked him ‘Do you have disciples?’ Bhagavan swiftly answered No, he further asked ‘You say we need a Guru to attain Liberation?” Bhagavan answered Yes. Both the questions and the answers seemed very contrary to one another, confused Chadwick asked Bhagvan Shri Ramana Maharishi ‘I am Confused’ Bhagavan explained him ‘What do you think brought you here such a long distance and made you remain so long? Why do you doubt? If there had been any need to seek a Guru elsewhere you would have gone away long ago.’

This answer opens up a huge ocean of philosophy, Bhagavan always said ‘Don’t search your master outside, but search within’ and that’s what Thiruvannamalai is all about. Thiruvannamalai is a Land where people realize their self, the calmness on these mountains tells every human who he is and his purpose of life.

Man was born to lead a life of equality and search himself within him, Ramana Maharishi always advocated equality in every sense, he never differentiated between his deciles, he never saw their status, colour, religion, caste or creed. Bhagavan Ramana Mahirishi lived an example for Equality.

When we see things happening around the world today we miss Bhagavan to the fullest. People who frequent to Thiruvannamalai will know the true sense of Unity and equality on every step we keep on the Girivalam path. In Thiruvannamalai everyone searches for their inner selves at the feet of Lord Arunachaleshwarar. You may find people sitting all over forgetting their Rich, Power, every worldly affair they poses.

We wish this Evil will go away soon and People come to Thiruvannamalai in search of Peace.

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Ramana Ashram in Tiruvannamalai

Tiruvannamalai is additionally equivalent word to Saint Ramana Maharishi for what it’s worth to Lord Arunachalaeswar. Ramana Maharishi was conceived in a straightforward and poor family at a little town close Madurai. After his dad’s passing when Ramana was distinctly in his teens, he with his mom moved to his uncle’s home in Madurai. It was here that Ramana met an individual from Tiruvannamalai who went to his uncle’s home at Madurai. In the wake of hearing some reports about Tiruvannamalai from that individual, he was extremely urged going to see Lord Arunachalaeswar at Tiruvannamalai. He settled there and intensely began going to Lord Arunachalaeswar and persistently sat in repentance for some days. Saint Ramana Maharishi’s lessons drew numerous individuals towards him. These devotees over and over visit his ashram to get his unfading favors. They especially visit his ashram during the Maha Shivarathri day, and numerous others visit consistently. He continues to live among them through his significant lessons and philosophy.

Geographical Location:

The town of Tiruvannamalai is situated around 120 miles from Chennai. It is actually the southwest way to Chennai. One can reach Ramana Maharishi ashram that is situated insignificant two miles from the Tiruvannamalai railroad station lying among Villupuram and Katpadi in the South India. Ramana Ashram can be effectively come to by means of transport like bus and private taxis.

Inside Ramana Ashram:

A lovely over the new hall arch at the fundamental entryway invites every one of the devotees to the Raman ashram. There is a major yard with a lot of old trees and one among them is said to be around 450 years of age. Alongside to draw in the consideration of the devotees to the Raman ashram is the two impressive pinnacles worked in temple and it is in Dravidian style. One of the pinnacles is worked over the tomb of Ramana’s mom and the other in the new lobby there is a real existence size statue of Ramana Maharishi. The other pinnacle surmounts the Mathrubhuteswara temple. The devotees can enter this place of worship through the entryway situated in the western mass of the new lobby. Lord Shiva lingam and Chakra meru are the divinities in this shrine. Shri Chakra meru pooja is performed on all Fridays in seven days, on full moon days and in all first day of 12 sun based a very long time in a year. The icons of Lord Ganesha and Lord Muruga are set on the south west and north west corner of this altar. The Chandekeswari holy place is on the north side of this new lobby. Every one of the columns in the holy place sport the diverse Hindu divinities.

 Ramana Maharshi Nirvana Room:

  • It is situated to the east of new hall
  • Room North of this room is the place where Maharshi spent most of his time during his last days of life
  • There is a new library situated with a plenty of new books for his teachings and values
  • Following this room are rooms for devotees who are here for peace and harmony.

 

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