RM10. IN SEARCH OF VENKATARAMAN

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

RAMANA MAHARISHI

Young Venkataraman left his house
On August 29, 1896, with a purpose
Of searching for one’s life after death,
In his role of a Sanyasi on this earth.

For years, his relatives searched,
But all their efforts on this failed.
Not knowing his whereabouts,
It drove them into terrible sadness.

Once they came to know he was
In a theater full of audiences,
Seeing a show at Tiruvananthapuram,
But it was another boy, not him.

When Annamalai Thambiran tried
To sanctify Ramana like living God,
He wrote this message on the board
“This is service,” for charity of food.

By this, they all found out,
He can also read and write,
And to know his native place
They asked him many times.

As “Tiruchuzhi Venkataraman,”
He wrote on the board again,
But they couldn’t understand
Where from he just arrived?

He showed from ‘Periapuranam’
Sundaramurthy Swami’s poem
Indicating his place as Tiruchuzhi,
That caught their attention clearly.

In the year 1898, month May.
A young man heard, one day,
This good news that he was a Sanyasi
Staying in the hills of Tiruvannamalai.

This news spread far and wide,
When this young man also heard
And he carried this good news
To the worried family members.

Azhagammal, his mother sent
Nellaiappar to the same spot
To bring the boy back to her,
Telling him, sooner it was better.

RM09. YOUNG RAMANA SHIFTED
RAMANA MAHARISHI
RM11. WHERE HAD GUARDS GONE?

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