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book cover 108 Names of Sri Bhagavan, Ramana Ashtottara

By Sri Viswanatha Swami. Translation and commentary by Prof.K. Swaminathan. These 108 Names of Ramana in Sanskrit (Ramana Ashtothara) are daily recited with archana before the tomb of the Maharshi. Its daily recitation is a sadhana for many of Sri Bhagavan's devotees. This book contains the Sanskrit text, the English transliteration and an English commentary for each Name.

Advaitic Sadhana cover

Advaitic Sadhana

By S.S.Cohen a direct disciple of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi. This book is a small trilogy on the science of Self-knowledge, a science which has been from time immemorial inculcated in this country by the great Vedantic Masters to those who sat at their feet, seeking release from the misery of birth and death and succeeded.

The trilogy consists of (1) Advaitic Sadhana or the Yoga of Direct Liberation, which throws much light on the practice of sadhana, especially meditation, (2) the well known Mandukya Upanishad with brief notes and (3) Atma Bodha of Sankara, the greatest exponent of the Upanishads, with simple comments, in simple language, comprehensible even to foreign beginners.

book cover Aruna of the Golden Fire

Arunachala is immortal light – A column of fire that existed before time began. The light shone so that all those lost in worldly forgetfulness might remember their true home.

The present edition blends images of the Holy Hill, Guru Ramana, Arunachala Temple and Sri Ramanasramam, with the sayings of the saints and scriptures including Bhagavan's own verses written in praise of the Mountain. In essence this book probes the question, what is Arunachala if not one's own Self? Every page contains a beautiful photograph and quotation.

book cover Arunachala, Mountain of Light

A collection of exquisite photos of the holy Arunachala Mountain, coupled with inspired quotations from Ramana Maharshi's compositions and the works of other luminaries.
Hardcover, pp.116$12.00

book cover Arunachala Siva

By Dr. T. M. P. Mahadevan. This newly reprinted book contains transliterations and translations of two of Sri Ramana Maharshi's Five Hymns to Sri Arunachala: "Aksharamanamalai" (Marital Garland of Letters) and his Sanskrit "Arunachala Pancharatnam" (Five Gems on Sri Arunachala). Each verse is followed by an English translation and further illuminated by short, insightful commentaries. This book, long out of print, is a valuable addition to the literature published by Sri Ramanasramam, India.

Atma Sakshatkara Prakaranam book cover

Translated by Sri Muruganar and Dr.H.Ramamurthy. These verses are from the Sanskrit Saiva Agamas where Iswara (Siva) imparts spriritual instruction to Guha. Sri Bhagavan rendered this prakaranam into Tamil verse a few years after his similar versification of Devikalotara during his Virupaksha days. Sri Ramansramam has now published this with the original sanskrit, a transliteration and the english meaning.

book cover Be Still, It is the Wind That Sings

The Arthur Osborne's thorough understanding of the Maharshi's teachings are the product of a mind illumined by spiritual experience. His language is robust; his knowledge of spirituality pervasive. This was most evident in his editorship of The Mountain Path magazine. When articles on various required spiritual topics were not forthcoming, Mr. Osborne would write them himself with remarkable clarity and insight under several pseudonyms. This comprehensive collection of articles and 16 previously unpublished poems is a tribute to the author's stature as a writer and to his illustrious spiritual journey.

book cover Bhagavan Ramana, Friend of All

This is a compilation of all recorded incidents that show Bhagavan Ramana's unique relationships with all living beings. He knew no duality and bestowed his Grace equally on all life forms. His compassion for souls inhabiting bodies other human is awe inspiring and many such evolved souls were spiritually uplifted and liberated by their association with Guru Ramana.

book cover The Bloom of Inner Glory

In this book we find a summary of the Maharshi's teachings, an explanation of his role as the Guru, the method of practice and other similar topics, all strung together in a precise treatise, written out of the fullness of the author's devotion.

book cover Buddhism and Christianity in the Light of Hinduism

Arthur Osborne has in this deceptively simple but profound exposition highlighted the essential unity of Buddhism and Christianity. Each one broke away from the parent religion to fulfill the needs of the times in which they were born. As time passed the original beliefs became obscure and the surrounding structure acquired more importance. But Hinduism, if properly understood, is an umbrella that covers all formulae for worship, and the core truth of all religions leads to the same goal. Religion is what mankind creates. Advaita is what we truly are

book cover Book of Daily Worship, Sri Ramana Ashtottara

English transliteration, word for word meaning, and Sanskrit text of the 108 names of Sri Ramana Maharshi, composed by his disciple, Swami Viswanathan. Puja is daily performed at the tomb of the Sage using this ashtottara.

Cover of Collected Works, Vol.1 - Ganapati Muni Collected Works of Ganapati Muni

Vasishtha Kavyakantha Sri Ganapati Sastry (1878-1936)
Sri Ganapati Sastry was born in Kalavarayi near Bobbili in Andhra Pradesh on 17 November 1878. His parents were Sri Narasimha Sastry and Srimati Narasamamba. Born as an amsa (portion) of Lord Ganesaha, he was gifted with marvellous powers of mind, intellect and soul. His entire life was a "tapasya", a quest for the Eternal. He was endowed with extra-ordinary capacity to compose Sanskrit verses extempore. He was adorned with the title "Kavyakantha" (Voice-of-poetry) at the early age of 22. His indubitable versatile genius, keenness of perception, powers of intellect and intuition made him the most prolific Sanskrit writer of the 20th century. His Sanskrit compositions cover a wide variety of topics: praises and prayers to various deities (strotras), poetic compositions (kaavyas) philosophy (darshana), logic [nyaayaashaastra), medical science (aayurveda), astrology and astronomy (jyotishshaashastra), commentaries (bhaashshya), novel (aakhyaayikaa), letters (patraani) and other research works. His wide scholarship and studies in religious lore had harmonized in him all religions and schools of philosophy. Indeed his writings will be a guiding spirit and lamp for centuries to come.

Please note: These volumes, a valuable resource for students, researchers and sincere aspirants, comprise the entire body of work of Ganapati Muni in the original Sanskrit (Devanagari script). Each volume includes an English preface and volumes 1 through 4 also contain an English transliteration. Individual volumes may be available purchasing, please contact us for further information.


Volumes 1-12, hardcover   $150

book cover Forty Verses in Adoration of Sri Ramana - Sri Ramana Chatvarimśat

This Sanskrit hymn composed by Kavyakantha Ganapati Muni is recited before the Maharshi's tomb every morning. Each verse is given in Devanagari and transliteration and followed by an English translation and commentary.
pp.68$4.00read more

book cover Fragrant Petals

An exquisite collection of articles culled from various magazines in order to commerorate the 50th Aradhana of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi. As we turn the pages of this anthology, we feel we are back in those times and we experience the same peace and tranquility which these devotess felt in His presence.
pp.173$8.00 read more

cover of Garland of Guru's Saying Garland of Guru's Sayings, Guru Vachaka Kovai

Translated from the Tamil by Prof.K.Swaminathan. Muruganar was the inspired poet laureate of Ramanasramam and his poetry in this book embodies the most precise, systematic and authoritative exposition of his Master's teachings. The Maharshi read and approved the verses in this book and even added twenty-eight of his own. Each verse represents a finely polished pearl that fell from the Maharshi's lips. The extensive Index and Table of Contents enhances its use as a practical reference to the Maharshi's teachings.
pp.252$10.00 Table of Contents,   some verses

book cover Glory of Arunachala

This translation of the Arunachala Mahatmyam from Tamil by M. C. Subramanian was originally serialized in 'The Mountain Path'. This book also includes some vignettes translated by Sri J. Jayaraman from the Tamil 'Arunachala Puranam', a poetic work by Saiva Ellapa Navalar which the Maharshi often mentioned.

book cover Golden Jubilee Souvenir

The written testimonies to Sri Ramana Maharshi from many of the prominent personalities who made their way to the Maharshi during the first half of the 20th century. A classic treasure commemorating the Sage's 50th year at Sri Arunachala.

book cover A Guide to Giripradakshina

This is a practical, handy guide to use while walking around the holy Arunachala Mountain. Whether taking the inner-forest route or the main road, this book will guide you, pointing out all the important shrines and landmarks as you go. Numerous photos, both color and black and white, are provided, along with a fold-out page that has a satellite view of the hill on one side and a topographical map on the other showing the routes and important shrines.

book cover image The Hill of Fire

This is Monica Bose's account of the long search for Truth made by her mother, Dr Suzanne Alexandra Curtil Sen, known in India as Sujata. Although there were severe initial difficulties, it seems that the need to overcome them gave impetus and strength of purpose to Suzanne's endeavour which, in the end, was to lead to far from ordinary achievement.

She had an extraordinary life. She went to the distant lands of India, Ceylon and Tibet to obtain the instructions of the great Masters. She entered fields from which women were usually excluded.... .
pp.103$0.00pdf download

book cover image Homage to the Presence of Sri Ramana - Sri Ramana Sannidhi Murai

This selection of 473 verses of Homage to the Presence written by Sri Muruganar in adoration of and devotion to his Guru, Sri Ramana has been translated into English by Prof. K. Swaminathan.
pp.190"$7.00read more

book cover Hunting the "I"

In the auspicious atmosphere of the Holy Arunachala hill things seem to arrange themselves. Thus, it happened that V. Ganesan made a suggestion , the german authoress Lucy Cornelsson provided the material, Prof. K. Swaminathan and Sri Viswanath Swami went over the material and provided suggestions and Jim Grant, a young American devotee, took special care in touching up the final representation. So, this book goes out as a small example of the great truth: "Things happen, men are merely the means to make them happen.

book cover In Search of Self

Selected writings of Arunachala Bhakta Bhagawata, the founder of the New York Arunachala Ashrama. These writings are autobiographical in nature and begin with his early life as a boy in Bihar, India when he was first came under the influence of Mahatma Gandhi. He tells the story of his long life of devotion and struggle. The second part of the book reveals his deep devotion for the Sage of Arunachala and his resolve to depend solely on him as he serves seekers and devotees through the Arunachala Ashrama. Illustrated,

book cover The Maharshi

By Kapali Sastri. The author was a celebrated disciple of Ganapati Muni. This is a collection of Sastri's diary selections, articles, and translations from Sanskrit compositions, all of which were derived from his association with Ramana Maharshi.

book cover "The Mountain Path" Magazine

Arthur Osborne launched this spiritual periodical of Sri Ramanasramam in 1964. It continues today as a potent source of inspiration throuhout the world. The quarterly issues are now available from Arunachala Ashrama New York in limited quantities.

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Nondi and the Monkeys of Arunachala book cover

Sri Ramana's intimate association with the monkey tribes on and around Arunachala spanned from the early days of his arrival in Tiruvannamalai to the final days of his bodily existence. He was their friend, protector, arbitrator, guide and gracious benefactor.

This wonderfully illustrated volume weaves together all the fascinating stories handed down to us by devotees and Bhagavan's own narrations. It is a book for children of all ages who are ever charmed by the awe-inspiring episodes in the life of this divine personality, embodied in human form for the welfare of all creatures.

The color illustrations sparkle with life and complement the many black and white restored photos of Bhagavan, Skandasramam and Sri Ramanasramam. The text is delicately woven throughout the charming images.

book cover A Pilgrimage in South India in 1845: Tiruvannamalai

In this charming and beautifully-illustrated account, drawn with artistic precision, Francoise Boudignon documents in both art and words a villager's journey to Tiruvannamalai for the annual Karthikai Deepam Festival. He documents the architecture of the town, the main temple, its people, customs and activities - an enchanting historical document of the mid-19th Century.

book cover Ramana Arunachala

A collection of essays by Arthur Osborne on the life and teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi, written with the insight and clarity unique to the author.

book cover Ramana Maharshi and His Philosophy of Existence

Long out of print, 'Ramana Maharshi and His Philosophy of Existence' remains a classic study on the teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi and its relevance in the world of philosophic thought and spritual experience.

The author, Dr. T. M. P. Mahadevan, was an ardent devotee of the Maharshi and director of the Center of Advanced Study of the University of Madras. His profound spiritual vision and vast philosophical knowledge yields extraordinary insight into th Maharshi's teachings.

book cover Ramana's ArunachalaOcean of Grace Divine

By Bhagavan's Devotees. The first fourteen chapters take us through the origin of the Arunachala Hill, the ancient text written about It, the saints and sages who visited, lived there and sang its praises, the great Temple's history, a description of the path around the Holy Hill, Its mysteries, etc. A fold-out map of the Hill and its sacred places is provided. The second part chronicles the Maharshi's unique relationship with the Holy Hill. The book, produced by an ardent bhakta of Arunachala, is thorough and interesting.

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Sri Ramana Stuti Panchakam

An English translation of five Tamil songs composed by Satyamangala Venkatarama Iyer in praise of Sri Ramana Maharshi. This enigmatic devotee visited the Maharshi only once in 1910 and was so transformed that, for five days straight, he ecstatically sang each one of these songs before the Sage. They have become the most popular songs in praise of Ramana in Tamil literature.


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Search in Secret India

Paul Brunton describes his arduous search for peace and spirituality in India in 1930. He meets many yogis and saints but in the end finds the inner enlightenment he seeks at the feet of Sri Ramana Maharshi. Translated into many languages in the 1930s, it brought the message of the Maharshi to the world, and then the world came to him.
pp.318$13.00see also Maharshi and His Message

The Song Celestial click to see a larger image

Forty-two verses from the Bhagavad Gita, selected and arranged by Sri Ramana Maharshi, with an English translation and explanatory notes added.

book cover Spiritual Stories, As Told By Sri Ramana Maharshi

Edited by Joan Greenblatt. A collection of instructive stories narrated by Sri Ramana Maharshi.

book cover Sri Ramana - the Sage of Arunagiri

By Aksharajna (G. R. Subbaramayya). First published in 1937, this book contains a bright and robust description of the Sage's boyhood and subsequent life, followed by a comprehensive collection of the Maharshi's teachings culled from the standard sources. The author's genuine enthusiasm endows this book with a special value.

book cover Sri Ramana - The Self Supreme

By Prof. K. Swaminathan. The Professor came under the influence the Sri Ramana Maharshi early part of his illustrious career. His insight into the Maharshi is as unequivocal as the language he expresses it in. This collection of sixteen articles illuminates the teachings and the living presence of the Sage.

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