As you enter the Ramana Maharishi Ashram, you will be greeted by a calm and serene environment. A large open courtyard, bordered by shady trees and beautifully manicured gardens, give this ashram the tranquility that all of us aspire for. You will immediately feel a soothing stillness and harmony inside you.
Ramana Maharishi was born as Venkataraman in Tiruchuli village of Tamil
Nadu, on 30th December 1879. An average child, he heard the name of
Tiruvannamalai from an elderly relative and was deeply attracted towards
it. Then, he came across a copy of Sekkilar's Periyapuranam, related to
the lives of the Saiva saints. Soon after, he developed a desire to
renounce the world and move on the path of spirituality. Thus began his
life as one of the greatest sages of India, Sri Ramana Maharishi.
Sri Ramana Maharishi Ashram, Tiruvannamalai
After renouncing the world, Sri Ramana Maharishi started living in a
cave on the Arunachala Mountain, in Tiruvannamalai. As his devotes grew,
the cave became too small and he moved to Skandasramam, a little higher
up the mountainside. Soon, his mother also renounced the world and came
to join him. In the year 1922, she achieved salvation and she was buried
at the foot of the mountain. Ramana Maharishi started visiting the
burial place regularly and one day, he decided to stay there
permanently. Later, Sri Niranjanananda Swami, his younger brother,
started the construction of Sri Ramanasramam at the place.
Teachings of Sri Ramana Maharishi