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Ramana Maharshi

Ramana Maharshi Ashram

Founded by - Ramana Maharshi
Location - Tiruvanamalai, Chennai

The small town of Tiruvanamalai is located on the Villupural-Katpadi branch line of railway station and 120 km miles away from southwest of Chennai. A large open courtyard, shady trees, mesmerizing gardens gives this ashram the serenity that all of us desire for. After entering the ashram, soon you’ll feel a comforting tranquility and accord inside you.

About Ramana Maharishi

Ramana Maharishi was born as Venkataraman in Tiruchuli in year 1879. He was an average child and at the tender age he heard the name of Tiruvanamalai from an old relative and was deeply attached to it. Then he read some stories based on the lives of Saiva saints and developed an aspiration to give up the world and move on the path of spirituality. Therefore, he started his life as one of the great saints of India, Sri Ramana Maharishi.

History of Ashram

Sri Ramana Ashram is also named as Sri Ramanasraman is the ashram that was an abode to modern saint and Advaita Vedanta philosopher, Ramana Maharishi. It is said that the maharishi used to live in a cave, but with the increasing number of devotees every day, the cave became too small to accommodate so many people. So, he went to Skandasraman, a higher mountain side. He died in 1950 at this place. Later, his brother, Sri Niranjanananda Swami began the construction of Sri Ramana Maharishi Ashram at his burial place

About Ashram

The huge ashram is flanked by many trees and gives a soothing look to eyes. The architecture of ashram is based on Dravidian style, new hall, Matrubhuteshwara temple, Sri Maharishi’s Samadhi, Old hall are some of the major parts of the place.

How to get in

By Air - Chennai airport is the closest airport, which is located at a distance of 250 kms.

By Rail - Sri Ramana ashram has no direct rail services because it falls on Villupuram-Katpadi branch line of Southern railway.

By Road - One can take auto or taxi services between Tiruvanamalai and Chennai.

Ashrams in India are an ideal destination for those people who wish to attain peace and go on the pathway of spirituality.

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