On number of occasions Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi spoke in detail on Tiruvaachakam and its author Saint Manikkavaachakar. He encouraged the recitation of Tiruvaachakam as part of Sadhana for those interested.
In the early days of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi’s residence on the holy Arunachala Mountain, his disciples would gather and recite before him, often late into the night, the Ribhu Gitai.
Devotees have rendered the parayanam of Sri Ramana Maharshi’s poetic works, his translations of advaitic works, and other songs in praise of Him which are chanted from Monday to Saturday at the Ashram.
The Collected Works of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi (Sri Ramana Nul-Tirattu – Tamil) has a unique place in the life of all Ramana devotees.
Maha Bhakta Vijayam which is bigger than the Mahabharatam and Ramayanam, was first written in Hindustani language in the year 1630 A.D. by Nabaji Siddha deemed an incarnation of Lord Brahma. It contained the life stories of 700 devotees an was named ‘Bhakta Sara’.
By the late 1940s, the poetical works of Sri Bhagavan were added to the Ashram repertoire which included works of other saints and devotees forming a fifteen-day cycle starting and ending with Thevaram.
Of the many saints and sages of Tiruvannamalai Guru Namasivayar and his guru, Guhai Namasivayar are widely known in the Tamil land. Annamalai Venba in Tamil of the former was one among the traditional works referred to by Bhagavan Ramana.
This innovative tool enables anyone to quickly learn to chant Sri Arunachala Aksharamanamalai, the renowned 108-verse poem composed by Sri Ramana Maharshi.