17 December 2016

2016 Arunachala Karthigai Festival: Deepam at Yogi Ramsuratkumar Ashram

I have previously made a number of postings about Yogi Ramsuratkumar Ashram at Tiruvannamalai. The most recent of which was about their wonderful Navatri Kolu doll display inside the Samadhi auditorium. 

Many devotees unfamiliar with this place never get to discover the charm, peace and uplifting spiritual energy of this favourite Arunachala Ashram. 

As is there tradition this Ashram creates their own representation of Arunachala during the Karthigai Festival and every evening light the deepam at the top of their Hill. 

Below are photographs of Saturday 17 December, 2016 at Yogi Ramsuratkumar Ashram. 

The Ashram's own Hill is adjacent to the samadhi auditorium entrance

A specially created Arunachala at Yogi Ramsuratkumar Ashram

Front of the Hill adorned with Gods

Left Subhramanya, right Anjaneya

Left the Goddess and right Lord Arunachaleswarar
Deepam on top of their own Arunachala

Devotees present for the deepam lighting each evening. This continues for the same amount of time the deepam remains on the Arunachala summit. This year that time will be 11 days.

The Ashram's own Deepam aligned to that on Arunachala itself


Daphne (Somerset) said...

This is the nicest Ashram in Tiruvannamalai. Have you performed the girivalam inside the Ashram yet Meenakshi?

Divya said...

A mini Arunachala, how sweet! Thanks for sharing the colorful, devotion-packed pics!

Meenakshi Ammal said...

Yogi Ramsuratkumar Ashram always has the best ways of connecting with devotees and making things personal. Its such a nice space. Some friends of mine who have visited Arunachala many times, recently came and experienced Yogi Ramsuratkumar Ashram for the first time. They loved it and felt it was holy and very peaceful and provided a special place for quiet sadhana, especially now as Ramana Ashram has become so famous and consequently is rather busy as it gets so many visitors all day.

Meenakshi Ammal said...

Hope to write more about this very peaceful and blessed Ashram in 2017.