Learn to Chant Aksharamanamalai
Devotees now have access to an interactive tool for learning to chant the 108-verse Arunachala Aksharamanamalai.
Sri Ramanasramam Tamil Parayanam
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.
Fifteen-Day Tamil Parayanam
By the late 1940s the poetical works of 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.
Sri Ribhu Gitai (Tamil)
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. Its Tamil translation appears to have been the most-recited scripture in the awe-inspiring presence of the Maharshi while he resided on the hill. The audio delineates in definite terms the characteristics of a Jivanmukta, and its recitation invariably serves to subdue the mind, lifting the aspirant to exalted states of consciousness. The Maharshi has even said that the reading of the Ribhu Gitai is as good as samadhi itself.
Nul Tirattu (Tamil)
The Collected Works of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi (Sri Ramana Nul-Tirattu – Tamil) has a unique place in the life of all Ramana devotees.
Sri Bhagavan wrote a prefatory verse to the Sannidhi Murai of Muruganar, hailing it as equal to Tiruvachakam of Manikkavachakar and as a contribution to the spiritual uplift of mankind.
This book embodies Ashtavakra’s teaching to King Janaka which vouched him Self-Knowledge between the time he placed one foot upon the stirrup of his horse and lifted himself to place the other foot on the other stirrup.
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.
Maha Bhakta Vijayam
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’.
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.