[Advaita-l] Sri Ramana Maharshi - A revolutionary?

Karthik Subramanian karthikvathula at yahoo.com
Wed Dec 26 04:11:19 CST 2012

Dear Venkata Sriram,

When I asked the book store people in Ramana Asramam at Tiruvannamala, the reply that I got was that there was only one ashtottara sata namavali which is the one composed by Sri Viswanatha Swami, a relative of the Maharshi and also the translator of the Tamil version of Ramana Gita. He was known to be close to Kavyakanta Ganapati Muni and both of them would hold discussions for long regarding matters of Sanskrit and upanishads.

 From: Venkata sriram P <venkatasriramp at yahoo.in>
To: advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org 
Sent: Wednesday, 26 December 2012 3:32 PM
Subject: [Advaita-l] Sri Ramana Maharshi - A revolutionary?
Dear Kartik,
I am not looking forward to comments such as quoting the appearance of Sringeri Mutt's name in an ashtottara version 
On the other hand, I have had the good opportunity of meeting the descendants of Sri Ramana Maharshi and got the information that the only accepted Ashtottara version is the one in vogue, being followed by the ashram, composed by Sri Viswanatha Swami. 
The Ramana Ashram itself had published a book through it's ashram by the name "Ramana Puja Kalpa".  In that book, one of the ashtottara namavali has been published which was composed by none other than Sri Jagadeesha Sastrigal.  
The 8th name is "srI sringAdri muttAdhIsha bhAvitAya namO namaH".  
Upon asking Bhagan by a devotee, Bhagavan replied it points towards Sri Satchidananda Sivabhinava Nrisimha Bharati Mahaswamigal of Sringeri.  
Also, Sri Jagadeesa Sastrigal composed Ramana Sahasranamavali which is adopted by devotees for parayana. 
Hope it is clear.  
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