Sunday, February 12, 2012

I'm recharged- My trip to Ramanashrama

From past 30-35 years,every year I visit this place, but every time I go , I feel I'm visiting to my mother's place. While returning I pray God, I should come to this place again and again.That's the kind of attachment I have with this place called Ramanashrama.

My attachment with Tiruvannamalai started from last 35 years. As my father is devotee of Shri Ramana Maharshi, I used to come with my parents here. This time visited Ramanshrama with some of my friends.

On the way , I could capture photos of some temples in Tamilnadu. The architecture is different from the architecture of temples in Karnataka. Most of the temples have huge colourful idols. I really like these.

The travel was pleasant, at 2 PM we reached our destination, the Ramanashrama. Once I enetered here I felt, I'm purified, all my agonies vanished. That's the sacredness of this place! 

Shri Ramanshramam
Shri Ramana Maharshi Shrine
We started Giri Pradakshina, (  About Giri Pradakshina,you can read it here), at 3 PM. Giri Pradakshina, is nearly 14 kms, and we have to walk   barefeet.
I didn't have any doubts , that whether it would be possible for me to complete the Giri Pradakshina .Because , every year , I try to do atleast one Giri Pradakshina. My friends had doubts, but by the Grace of Arunachaleshwara, we all completed the Giri Pradakshina by 9 PM. Its really wonderful experience. 

I remembered the Giri Pradakshina , I used to do, with my father , when I was a kid. He used to tell me all the stories of the temples and  about  Bhagavan Shri Raman Maharshi.
Next day we visited Arunachaleshwara Temple. I really get astonished by looking at these kind of Huge Temples! The craftsmen should have taken years to build these kind of huge temples.

Again back to Shri Ramanshrama, I could capture a photo of a beautiful white peacock, which was roaming fearlessly .

Why it will have any fear, in such a sacred place of  Great Saint Bhagavan Shri Ramana!

Shri Bhagavan Raman Maharshi- Image Courtesy -Google images
We returned with hearts filled with peace and devotion. That's why I compare , my trip to Shri Ramanshrama ,with my visit to my mother's place. Everytime I visit my mother, while returning my heart will be filled with love and joy and bags full of sweets my mother gives. And while returning from Ramanshrama my heart fills with peace, eternal joy and devotion. My sufferings and pains are vanished , mind filled with peace. I again  prayed Bhagavan to forgive all my past sins and show me the  right direction to move in my life and also grow spiritually. The smile he has on his face assured me the same.
May Bhagavan give all that you want in your life



  1. ನಿಜವಾಗಿಯು ನಮಗು ರಮಣ ಮಹರ್ಷಿಯವರ ಆಶ್ರಮದ ದರ್ಶನ ಲಾಭವಾಯಿತು.ಧನ್ಯವಾದಗಳು ರಂಜನಕ್ಕ.ನೀವು ಉತ್ತಮ ಬರಹಗಾರರು ಕೂಡ.ಇಂದಿಗು ನಿಮ್ಮ ತಂದೆಯವರ ಆಸ್ಪತ್ರೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಹಾಕಿದ ರಮಣ ಮಹರ್ಷಿಯವರ ಛಾಯಾಚಿತ್ರದ ನೆನಪನ್ನು ಮರುಕಳಿಸಿತು.ಮತ್ತೊಮ್ಮೆ ಧನ್ಯವಾದಗಳು.

    1. ಜಿತೆ೦ದ್ರ, ಧನ್ಯವಾದಗಳು.ಇದೆಲ್ಲಾ ಭಗವಾನರ ಅನುಗ್ರಹ.
      ನನ್ನ ಭಾವನೆಗಳನ್ನು ಬರೆಯಲು ಇದೊ೦ದು ಪ್ರಯತ್ನ. ಆದರೆ ಆ೦ಗ್ಲ ಭಾಷೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ನನಗೆ ಅಷ್ಟೊ೦ದು ಪ್ರಭುತ್ವ ಇಲ್ಲ.
      ಇದೇ ಬ್ಲೊಗ್ನಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲೂ ಬರೆಯಲು ಪ್ರಯತ್ನಿಸುವೆ.

  2. Peaceful place, filled with ashrams :)

  3. sometimes i wonder if temples have a secret code that propels the mind into a spiritual void of peace
    've already made a mental note of visiting the shrine the next time i am in vicinity! beautifully captured and described!

  4. @Deepak: Yes its a peaceful place/

    @manan guju: I agree with you. Definitely visit the place.

  5. This is incredible. I loved your photograph of the Ashram.
    And felt the peace you are filled with , while reading.

    Thanks for sharing your experience.


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