29 March 2016

Yogi Ramsuratkumar Ashram Mahakumbhabhishekam: March 25, 2016

Ramsuratkumar was born in 1918 as Ramsurat Kunwar at Nardara, a small village along the stretches of river Ganges. After his intermediate education, he went in search of spiritual enlightenment. On that quest he visited three important saints of South India — Ramana Maharishi at Tiruvannamalai, Sri Aurobindo in Pondicherry and Papa Ramdas of Kerala. 

Yogi Ramsuratkumar later moved to Tiruvannamalai and asked people to turn inward for spiritual enlightenment. He was hailed as the ‘God Child of Tiruvannamalai’, and renowned as a mystic saint. Many devotees consider him a Siddha Purushar (mystic) in the tradition of the Tamil Nadu Saivite Siddhars. 

Thoughout his life at Tiruvannamalai he lived like a beggar. Dressed in simple clothing and generally with a palm leaf fan he was called Visiri Saamiyaar in Tamil. He would also carry a coconut shell in his hand, wear a green shawl and live very simply. 

To read the biography of this great saint visit my website Arunachala Samudra at this link here.

Bhagavan Ramsuratkumar died at his Tiruvannamalai Ashram on 20th February 2001. Mahakumbhabhishekam of the then newly consecrated Adhishtanam of Bhagavan Yogi Ramsuratkumar was celebrated on 27th June 2004. Subsequently Mahakumbhabhishekam of Bhagavan Yogi Ramsuratkumar was also celebrated this year at his Tiruvannamalai Ashram on Friday, 25 March, 2016. 

Programme of the 2016 Mahakumbhabhishekam Programme

To watch videos of the complete 2016 Mahakumbhabhiskeham programme please visit the official Yogi Ramsuratkumar You Tube channel at this link here

Yogi Ramsuratkumar

Below are photographs of part of the celebratory programme recently observed at the Ashram. 

Wonderful decorations welcoming devotees to the Ashram

Specially constructed hall for the yagasalai programme

Main entrance to the Hall

Inside the Hall

Statue of Yogi Ramsuratkumar

It is the experience of many that this statue of Yogi Ramsuratkumar has a powerful energy and a particularly blessed place to visit if one needs help and inspiration in one’s life. To read more visit this link here.

Story of the Statue

Sri Yogi Ramsuratkumar Mahasamadhi

Daily Programme: 
Bhajans 10 a.m. to 12 Noon and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 
Pooja and Abishekam for the Sivalingam morning and evening. 
Temple open from 5 a.m. to 12 Noon and 4 p.m. to 8p.m. 
Special Poojas on Thursdays and Festivals 

Group of Senior Devotees

As always the devotees of Yogi Ramsuratkumar created a beautiful, loving function dedicated to his name. The decorations and facilities at the Ashram for visiting Pilgrims were excellent. 

This Ashram always creates wonderful Divine Displays and Functions during Festivals and Holy Times. In particular the Kolu displays during the Navaratri Festival and the representation of Arunachala Hill during Mahadeepam are always special and should be visited by Arunachala pilgrims. 

Line for Meals during the Festival

Great attention was given to the comfort and care of visiting devotees

Shamiana tents specially built for visitors during the Mahakumbhabhishekam Functions

You can visit the Official Website dedicated to Yogi Ramsuratkumar at this link here

To watch a video of Yogi Ramsuratkumar giving darshan please watch the below. 

1 comment:

Divya said...

Thanks for posting - now I feel I've gone there myself! I will always remember the meeting my friend and I had with Ramsuratkumar in 1985. It was magical sitting with him alone in his small apartment by the big temple. Even now I can see him on his porch, waving and waving as we rode off in our bicycle rickshaw.