Vivek Anand Ganesan
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Thu Feb 10 23:09:49 CST 2000
--- ShrI Sankaran Jayanarayanan wrote:
> who lives
> in the aruNAchala mountain will get enlightenment (Rama
> said so in an old
> posting). This may be because a GYAni like RamaNa had
> lived there. But
> this is a fact -- that the place aruNAchala has special
Since my native place is ShrI AruNAchala ( more commonly
known as "ThiruvannAmalai" in Thamizh ), I feel compelled
respond to the above. Most of the locals, despite being so
close to RamaNashram are blissfully unaware of his
greatness. He is only known as a saint who is popular with
the "foriegners". In fact, the Ashram attracts a lot of
Of course, the real sanctity lies in the beautiful temple
and the serene Ashram. One does get a real feeling of his
"presence" in the Ashram and in the secluded hill trails
that he used to wander in. Beyond that, the town is a
, dusty and altogether forbidding place.
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