[Advaita-l] Ramana Maharishi’s Tamil verses

Kuntimaddi Sadananda kuntimaddisada at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 5 12:35:58 EDT 2020

As I understand,
Bhagavan Ramana wrote in Tamil and also in Telugu. Someone close to him translated the Tamil verses, particularly Sat Darshanam, into Sanskrit. He was supposed to be the son of the great Sastri who discovered Ramana and named him Bhagan Ramana Maharshi. 
Hari Om!Sadananda

    On Monday, October 5, 2020, 12:15:28 PM EDT, Rishi Manoharan via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:  
> Did Ramana write his own verses or did someone write them down as he
> composed them?The Tamil is ver stylized, and seem to follow the sandhi
> pattern of sanskrit. I have never seen Tamil written this way anywhere
else. Ancient and
> classical Tamil, say like Valluvar or Sambandar, the Tamil words are hard
> to understand but their origin is classical.Are there any other Tamil
> that are written in Ramana’s style?Thank you.Soma

Response: Yes, Bhagavan has composed a lot of Tamil verses and poems, like
Ulladu Narpadu, Upadesa Unidyar, etc. Bhagavan took a lot of inspiration
for Avvudai Akkal, etc. His focus was on Tamil meters however. For example
Upadesa Unidyar is based on folk game played in Tamil Nadu Villages. Anma
Vidya Krithi is composed in the same manner as Ayye Methakadinam by
Gopalakrishna Bharati.
Namaskaram, Rishi
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