Lord Rama and Sita along with Lord Lakshmana and Lord Hanuman
Performing Pooja to Arunachaleshwara Swamy.
One of the
towers of Arunachaleswhara Swamy temple complex. Main Temple
The Tall temple tower touching the sky.
Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi in Sri Ramanasramam, Tiruvannamalai.
Sri Ramananda Swamy and Sri lakshmana Swamy,
Selfless Service with dedication to Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi.
These Pictures of Arunachaleshwara Temple complex
are taken on 2nd July, 2010.
The Holy elephant going inside the temple complex,
to serve Lord Arunachaleshwara.
You will be having all the required Power,Strength,
Name and Fame and Wealth in this world,
but ultimately You need to walk on the doorsteps of God.
then you will know that All your power, Authority, associations and wealth
then You will search for that true self,
that supreme power , which is there inside You.
then You will know that
that Supreme power is Present in Every One at Every Place.
Immediate view of Temple complex,
as we enter inside from the Eastern Temple Tower.
A View of the South side Temple towers
from inside the Temple Complex.
Entrance to the Stone Carved Thousand Pillar Temple Structure.
Inside this Complex, there is a Lord shiva temple in underground .
When Sri Ramana Came here in childhood,
first he resided in this Underground temple.
Sri Ramana resided at various temples in this Huge temple complex for six months,
before moving to Holy Hill of Arunachala.,
The Temple complex is spread over 20 acres of land with
total serenity and peace.
the Grace of Arunachaleshwara can be felt in the temple complex.
People will visit holy places at various locations across the world ,
in search of Grace of God.
Then You will know that Gods Grace and Guidance is there always with You.
Holy Cow in Arunachaleshwara Temple Complex.
People offer their Pooja's to Holy Cows,
as they are considered as a form of God.
then You will know that
God is there in everything and Every One,
in the form of that True self.
An inside view the Temple Complex.
The Southern side Temple Towers
from inside the temple Complex.
There are number of Temples inside the Temple Complex.
There are temples for Lord Ganesha and Lord Muruga.
Both are Sons of lord Shiva.
There is a Temple for Lord Dakshina Murthy.
For Lord Arunachaleshwara and Goddess Appetha Kuchamba
there are Two Temples.
The Two Temples are considered as the Main Temples.
The Entrance walk way from Eastern side of Temple tower,
will lead to the Main Temple of Arunachaleshwara.
The Holy Temple Tank inside the Complex.
The Clean holy waters of Temple tank are located
at the Southern side of Temple Complex.
The Holy Arunachala is just behind the Western side of
The Holy Arunachala is a Form of Lord Arunachaleshwara.
Thirty Miles around the Arunachala is considered as a Holy land.
A view of Arunachala from the front side of Sri Ramanasramam.
Sri Ramanasramam is situated just below the Holy Hill of Arunachala.
A view of Arunachala From back side.
there is a fourteen kilometers road around Arunachala.
Lakhs of people will walk around Arunachala on Every Full moon day.
and other auspicious occassions.
The Pinnacle of Supreme Power.
Then You will know that God is there
in the form of electricity just like in the above wires.
You can't see the Electricity, but you can't deny its existence.
Its presence can be felt everywhere in the world.
God is there in everyone and everything
in the form of that true self,
which drives and charges all of us in this Globe with predetermined Roles.
Then you will connect the missing fuses
with that Supreme power of that True self.
Then you can feel the presence of God in Every One at Every Place.
Inside the Complex,
there are several small temples of Lord Shiva .
Millions of people are mesmerized by the power of Arunachaleshwara.
There is a thin line which separates you from that true self.
That is your sense of self.
That is Your pride and Ego.
That is your wrong identification of yourself with your body.
Then You will know that there is only One Power which is ever present
by spreading all over the universe.
Then you will know that God is there in different forms at different places.
All within the Supreme Power of that True self.
Total surrender to that supreme power
will eliminate all your worries.
Then You will know that self-inquiry of
""Who Am I""
is the direct method
To surrender to that true self.
Lotus flowers are offered to Lord Arunachaleshwara.
There are small statues on temple towers
which explain about the History of Lord Arunachaleshwara.
The Main Rajagopuram at Eastern side.
Millions of People visited Lord Arunachaleshwara .
They go out of temple with the Grace of Arunachaleshwara.
A saints' total surrender to Arunachaleshwara.
They spend their life in Arunachaleshwara Temple Complex.
by renouncing all activities of material world.
then You will know that there is no need to renounce anything
Except that sense of selfishness.
Then You will know that God has predetermined
Everyone's role at the time of their birth itself.
Then you will know that all your roles and responsibilities
in this world are guided by God.
A closer look of Thousand Pillar stone carved Structure.
A closer look of temple Tower.
The Devotional practices are
the first essential steps for knowing about that true self.
The path appears to be dark.
Once you clear the darkness of your illusions of Mind
You can quickly progress in the Path of Self-inquiry.
Once You start doing self inquiry all the doubts will be cleared.
and the path will appear for smooth progress.
In the journey of life,
we need to attend to various activities in the world.
With the load of Self-inquiry over your head you can easily progress in
in life with total peace and happiness and enthusiasm.
In the Journey of life,
You need to sit in the seat ,
with that enthusiasm of self-inquiry.
then that true self
will teach you how to drive in the journey of life.
Now start your day with renewed energy,
with the confidence given by God.
Come to Ashram.
Join with the Ashram.
Assist the Ashram in its humanitarian projects.
Let all of us travel together
The Way of Selflessness - Sri Ramana's Way.
Abiding the principles of scriptures, abiding the truth,
Doing donations, actions of charity,
Expectation less efforts and activities are various forms of renouncement.
By leaving “it is mine “ , “ that is mine “ ---- ;
the purification of thoughts and stability of mind will happen.
By leaving that Illusionary “ I “, that identification of yourself with the body ;
You will get the true knowledge of that true self.
The endless things which we deal with,
the experiences with those things,
the appearance and disappearance of endless conceptions and their executions,
all these are only the feelings of Mind.
The base for that Mind is the Ego of “ I am “.
The base for that Ego is pure consciousness.
The real true thing is only that ONE.
The meaning of Soul, Ego and mind is same.
All these are illusions.
When it is repeatedly explained to you that ,
You are not that Individual Ego ,
then why are you mesmerized and immersed in that Ego
with your false identity with body,
by forgetting the reality of the truth of that true self ???
It is just like a warning given to you ,
Which says ; “ while taking medicine, don’t think about the monkey” .
Then you always think about monkey while taking the medicine –--
it is an impossible task to follow this warning.
When truth is explained and referred to you,
Why you do the meditation of “Soham” and “ Aham Brahmasmi “ etc., ???
What you need to do is to trace out that true self.
That is the main purpose of meditation.
Don’t be in a simultaneous process of sitting in meditation,
with continuation of your thoughts and recitation of words.
performing religious rites,
customs and practices as prescribed by ancient scriptures and
religious texts is always good.
Daily remembrance of god with those practices will assist you
in cleansing the Mind and keeping it with crystal clear clarity.
A practicer may conclude that he has reached the pinnacle of practice and
There is no further need for him to do the religious rituals,
as he has known the truth and also the process of knowing and
Remaining in that true self.
But for others sake it is very essential for him to follow the religious practices.
He will become a role model for his children and for his family members
as an inspiration to continue their individual religious practices.
Your intellect will be useful to investigate about yourself by You.
Its usefulness is limited only up to that.
No further use.
After scrutiny about yourself,
you have to merge that intellect in your pride and ego.
Then the search for that sense of self is very essential.
If you do like this your sense of self will disappear in thin air.
If you remain like that
at the origin of the form of that supreme power of true self,
then the sense of self will never arise again.
Human Intellect is very stubborn to turn inside towards that true self.
It always leaves the present and enthusiastic about
Inquiring into the past and future.
If it tries to know the existence and the base of the present,
it means if it tries to turn towards inside in search of that true self,
Then finally it will disappear on its own.
In reality according to the laws of creation
the purpose of blooming of intellect is
to show a way for searching for that true self.
You have to make use of that intellect for that purpose only.
----- Sri Ramana Maharshi.