1 September 2013

Postings of my Arunachala Blogs from July 28 to September 1, 2013

Below are links and short extracts of postings on my various Arunachala Blogs from Sunday July 28, 2013 to Sunday September 1, 2013.

Arunachala Grace

Pondicherry Retreat: Pondicherry Programme for Retreat organised by the Fowai Forum for the study of scriptural texts.

Pictures from Ramana Ashram 25 August 2013 Mahakumbhabhishekam: Photographs and report of happenings during the last day of the Mahakumbhabhishekam Function at Ramana Ashram

Mahakumbhabhishekam -- Ramana Ashram -- August 25, 2013: Photographs from an official photographer of the Mahakumbhabhishekam on roof of Ramana Ashram.

Roof of Ramana Maharshi Ashram: Photographs taken on roof of Ramana Ashram the day before the major function, showing final preparations of the Gopuram and two Vimanas.

Ramana Ashram Function 23rd August, 2013: Photographs of homams performed in the Yagasala as part of the 3 day Function at Ramana Ashram. 

Who is Shiva?: Speech by Sri Sathya Sai Baba on Lord Shiva, the Divine Consciousness:

Pradosham Dates, Arunachala: Dates of the remaining 2013 Pradoshams to be celebrated at Shiva Temples at Tiruvannamalai.

Kumbhabhishekam Event at Sri Ramana Ashram, August 2013: Information about the Function at Ramana Ashram.

August 20, Arunachala Poornima: Photographs of August 2013 Poornima crowds at Temple and Girivalam.

Mahakumbhabhishekam Sriramanasharam: Official schedule of Function

Mosquito Repellent Advice Tamil Nadu: Information and suggestions about natural organic, non-toxic mosquito repellents for Tamil Nadu and South India.

Moorvi Compound Completed: Pictorial posting about the now completed Ramana Ashram, Moorvi Compound.

Shakti Fire Walking: Photographs and information about the once yearly fire walking as performed in front of the Unnamulai Shrine, at Arunachaleswarar Temple, Arunachala.

Worship of Divine Mother: Photographs and information about the Parvathi Amman Utsavam Festival as performed at Arunachaleswarar Temple.

Voice of Sri Ramana: Why there is no recording of the voice of Sri Ramana Maharshi.

Adi Pooram Fire Walking Schedule: Full programme of the Fire Walking Function to be performed at Arunachaleswarar Temple in front of Mother Shrine. 

Bamboo Wall Completed: Photographs of the completed bamboo wall in my House Compound at Tiruvannamalai.

Pradosham August 4, 2013: Significance of Nandi during the Pradosham Function.

Kuthuvilakku Puja, Arunachaleswarar Temple: In the month of Adi, communal pujas such as the Kuthuvilakku Puja are performed on Tuesdays and Fridays at various Shakti Temples throughout the State.

Silver Dress for Goddess Durga: Process of how artisans crafted dress covering for Goddess Durga at Ramana Ashram made out of precious metal.

10 Day Parvathi Amman Utsavam 2013: Photographs and information about the beginning of Adi Kodietram, the beginning of the 10 Day Parvathi Aman Utsavam. Flag Hoisting etc.

Replacing Bamboo Leaves at House: Photographs of the process of replacing Bamboo leaves at my house here in Tiruvannamalai.

Arunachala Birds 

White-Browed Wagtal: Narrative with photographs of a very pretty bird who is often nicknamed “dhobin” (or washerwoman) which corresponds to the bird’s name in French i.e. Lavendiere. Believed to have been derived because of its of its fondness for water and comparison with its wagging tale to the battering action by the laundrywoman of clothes on the rocks. 

Coppersmith Barbet: Series of photographs of the Coppersmith Barbet. Descriptive Narrative and Video.

Arunachala Mystic 

Miracle that gave Guruji Siddhis: Narrative about the miracle that occurred in the life of Sri Siva Jothi Mona Siddhar that gave him the siddhi to read people’s minds.

Sun will soon flip its Magnetic Field: Information about ". . . an event that occurs once every 11 years, the magnetic field of the sun will change its polarity in a matter of months.” according to information from accredited observatories. NASA video and explanation. 

Somasutra Pradakshinam 2: Further explanation with diagram of the correct way to peform Somasutra Pradakshinam (special form of Pradosham circumambulation)

Arunachala Land 

Compound Available for Lease: Beautiful 3 acre compound with buildings available for long term Lease in Arunachala Countryside.

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