Ramana Maharshi Early Life
Ramana Maharshi born on 30 December 1879 in an orthodox Brahmin Family, in a small village called Tiruchuzhi near Aruppukkottai, Madhurai, Tamil Nadu. His father Sundaram Iyer and mother Azhagammal. He was the second in the family and had two brothers and a Sister. His father was a pleader in the local court. In the early days, Ramana Maharshi Knew as Venkataraman Iyer, in the later years famous as Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi.
In 1895 at the age of 16, he attracted at the sacred hill Arunachala and impressed the thoughts of 63 nayanars. Once he got the miracle death-experience, then he completely immersed in the state of mind of Iswara. Later he left the family and went to Arunachala in Tiruvannamalai. There he took the Sannyasin life and stayed there rest of his life.
His life and preaches to the visitors made attraction to the surrounded villages people. The people turned as his devotees and regarded him as an Avatar of God.
Ramana Maharshi Teachings:
Every day many people sit silently before him and listen his preaches. They also asked the questions and solutions. His teachings, thoughts and preachers became very popularised in the West and became worldwide recognition as a great Hindu spiritual leader. Gradually, the devotees had been increasing to visit the place and so the place transformed into a big Ashram. His concept of principles was to know the Self-awareness and removing the ignorance to follow the Devotion or surrender to the self.
Ramana Maharshi Ashram:
The family of Ramana Maharshi always kept devotion in Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and other Gods and Goddesses. His home was always in the festival mood. Seven years old Venkataraman, his parents wanted to celebrate the sacred ritual of Upanayana to him. Since then the boy had a great ability of good memory and interested to read the Tamil Devotional Poems. When he was twelve years old, unconsciously goes in the deep meditation.
When Ramana Maharshi was Seventeen years old, he visited the Arunachaleswara temple and spent most of his time in the temple and worshipped Lord Shiva. He deeply went into the state of Samadhi and forget what had been going around him. He spent few months like that and found the salvation for the life.
Ramana Maharshi Death:
In 1948, a small cancerous lump found on the arm of Ramana Maharshi and removed it in February 1949. However, it made the struggle to the Maharshi and did another four operations. But the hopes were ruined. The devotees asked him to cure himself. Then the saint replied to the devotees that ‘Why are you attached to the body so deeply’, let it go….I always with you here. Gradually, His health became worse. Finally, he died on 14 April 1950 at the Ashram. Since then the place became a pilgrimage site to the devotees who have a strong belief in him. Some devotees believe him that He is the Avatar of Dakshinamurthy who is very popular in Tamil Nadu.