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Sri Ramana Ashram, Thiruvannamalai
(4.7/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
Learn about self-inquiry and awakening at Sri Ramana Ashram, the spiritual hermitage of a renowned Indian sage at the foot of the Arunachala Hills. Dedicated to the first Hindu guru to gain international recognition, who lived here from 1922 until his death in 1950, the ashram features a shrine visited by thousands of devotees every year. The shrine displays some personal belongings of Ramana Maharshi, who gained fame in popular Western culture by the English novelist W. Somerset Maugham. Walk among peacocks in the tranquil ashram surrounded by greenery. Add Sri Ramana Ashram to your Thiruvannamalai travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Thiruvannamalai itinerary builder.
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  • The place is very peaceful and soul soothing. You just can come and sit there and feel the atmosphere of spirituality. Meditation hall has a fantastic energy, and you can sit there for hours feeling b...  more »
  • Ramanar books can be bought Samadhi, meditation place Linga and guest house can be seen Lot of peacocks too Peaceful and serene experience 
  • This is an amazing place to overcome worth such a long path. Clean, well cared for, beautiful flowers, peacocks and many monkeys, they're almost tame and guests beg for food. When entering accepted shoes, barefoot Ashram. Very benevolent people, always trying to help, advise, treat. Meditirovalos' excellent, from the meditative Hall didn't want to leave. For Ashram, up on the mountain of Arunachala, there are two caves will need to visit them. Meditation in these caves even stronger than in the Ashram but, in my opinion, not worth going to the caves in the first day of arrival, give the body a bit to adapt. In the cave, it is desirable to go early (they open at 8 h 30 min) to get back in 12:00, if later, the problematic path will go, stone, is heated, and barefooted feet (and on Mount Arunachala walk only barefoot) will be tough. In 5:00 pm local time start singing badzhany, very beautiful, you can join. In General, it is advisable to ask the Administration to schedule services and join any. We lived not in the Ashram and in hotel "Ramana Hom" it in 5 min walk, which is convenient. Cost of 2 local rooms with hot water, WC and shower, ceiling fan, 600 rupees. You can find cheaper, but we arranged a price-quality ratio. Hot water is not always available, it is necessary to ask for Admin, he would include it for about an hour. All the stories of friends about this wonderful place is confirmed. Those who stood in the path of spiritual quest, it is worth to visit it at least once in their life.
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