RM07. SESHADRI SWAMIGAL

a poem by Rajaram Ramachandran, India - poetry writer, author, poet

RAMANA MAHARISHI

On 22-01-1870, the Saturday,
That was an auspicious day,
At Vandhavasi, Vazhuvur Town,
Seshadri Swamigal was born

Varadharajan was his father,
And Maragadhammal his mother,
But like Ramana, he left his house,
On renunciation, as his own choice.

First, at Tiruvannamalai Town,
As a sanyasi, he threw down
His sacred Brahmin thread,
And got his head neatly shaved.

In the year 1890 he took sanyas,
While Ramana, after six years,
Joined him in that sacred place
Both living as pious Sanyasis.

In their very young days,
Both had lost their fathers.
As boys left their homes early,
And lived in the hills closely.

At the hands of very seniors,
They both suffered as juniors.
Even in their roles as Sanyasis,
They managed it with patience.

In the streets of the town
Seshadri Swamigal ran
Everywhere like a madman
For no rhyme or reason.

Some people in the town,
Mistook him for a madman,
Yet they all respected him
As a great Sanyasi of that time.

When he entered any shop
The shopkeeper had a hope
That day’s sales would go up
As his feet touched his shop.

With Ramana he always moved,
Not too close like a friend,
But as the incarnation of God,
Who was, by him, well respected.

On 14-01-1929 his end came.
As a mark of respect to him,
Ramana Maharishi was by his side
Till his Samadhi took him inside.

RM06. GANAPATHI SASTRIGAL
RAMANA MAHARISHI
RM08. VENKATARAMAN AS SANYASI

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