Tuesday, 10 July, 2007

Important Events in Sri Bhagavan’s Life


1879 December 30, Monday – corresponding to 16, Margali of
Tamil Year Pramadi – Star Punarvasu – Ardra Darshan
Day – Born at 1 a.m. at Tiruchuli (‘Sri Sundara Mandiram’).
1891 Moves to Dindigul, after completing elementary
education at Tiruchuli.
1892 February 18: Death of father, Sundaram Iyer. Moves to
Madurai. Studies at Scott’s Middle School and American
Mission High School.
1895 November: Hears of ‘Arunachala’ mentioned to him by
an elderly relative.
1896 (about middle of July): ‘Death Experience’ at Madurai
ending in complete and permanent Realisation of the
Self (‘Sri Ramana Mandiram’).
August 29, Saturday: Leaves Madurai for Arunachala.
September 1 – Tuesday: Arrives in Arunachala – Stays in
the Temple premises within the Thousand-pillared Hall,
beneath the Illupai Tree, in Pathala Linga (underground
cellar), sometimes in the Gopuram.
1897 Moves to Gurumurtam in the outskirts of the town (early
in the year).
Stays in the shrine and the adjoining Mango grove.
1898 May: Uncle Nelliappa Iyer visits Bhagavan at Mango
September: Moves to Pavalakkunru.
December: Mother Alagammal visits Bhagavan at
1899 February: Moves to the Hill, Arunachala. Stays in various
caves up the Hill, but mostly in Virupaksha Cave, using
Mango Tree Cave as summer residence.
1900 Replies to questions put by Gambiram Seshayya, at
Virupaksha Cave.
1902 (The above published as Self-enquiry)
1902 Answers to questions asked by Sivaprakasam Pillai
(Who am I?)
1905 Moves to Pachaiamman Koil for six months during the
plague epidemic – returns to the Hill.
1907 November 18: Momentous meeting between Bhagavan
and Kavyakanta Ganapati Muni. Bhagavan imparts
upadesa to Muni.
1908 (January to March): Stays at Pachaiamman Koil (with
Ganapati Muni and others) and again goes back to
Virupaksha Cave.
Translates into Tamil prose Adi Sankara’s Viveka
Chudamanai and Drik Drisya Viveka.
1911 November: F.H. Humphreys, the first Westerner, meets
1912 Second death experience at Tortoise Rock in the presence
of Vasudeva Sastry and others.
1914 Offers prayers (songs) to Arunachala for Mother’s recovery
from illness.
1915 The Song of the Pappadum written for the sake of mother.
The following were also written during Virupaksha days:
Arunachala Aksharamanamalai, Arunachala Padikam,
Arunachala Ashtakam, Translation of Devi Kalottara,
Translation of Adi Sankara’s Hymn to Dakshinamurti,
Guru Stuti and Hastamalaka Stotra.
1916 Moves to Skandashram.
1917 Composes Arunachala Pancharatnam in Sanskrit.
Mother settles at Skandashram. Sri Ramana Gita in
Sanskrit written by Ganapati Muni.
1922 May 19, Friday: Mother’s Maha Samadhi.
Middle of December: Moves to the present site of
Sri Ramanasramam.
1927 Composes Upadesa Sara in Tamil, Telugu, Sanskrit and
April 24: Composes Atma Vidya (Self Knowledge).
1928 Composes Ulladu Narpadu (Forty Verses on Reality) in
Tamil and Malayalam (Sat Darshanam).
1930 Sat Darshanam in Sanskrit (translated from Tamil by
Ganapati Muni).
1933 Translated into Tamil the Agama: Sarvajnanotharam –
Atma Sakshatkara.
1939 September 1, Thursday: Foundation laid by Bhagavan
for the Matrubhuteswara Temple.
1940 Selects 42 verses from The Bhagavad Gita (now entitled
The Song Celestial) and translates them into Tamil and
1947 February: Composes Ekatma Panchakam (Five Verses on
the Self) in Telugu and Tamil.
1948 June 18: Cow Lakhsmi attains Nirvana.
Translates into Tamil Atma Bodha of Adi Sankara.
1949 March 17, Thursday – Kumbabhishekam of
Matrubhuteswara Temple in the presence of Bhagavan.
1950 April 14, Friday: Brahma Nirvana of Bhagavan at 8-47
p.m. At that moment a shooting star, vividly luminous,
coming from the South (the present Nirvana Room) and
moving slowly northward across the sky and disappearing
behind the peak of Arunachala was observed by many in
various parts of India.

Sri Ramanarpanamasthu

1 comment:

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