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Muruganar’s Prayer

Sri Ramana Sannidhi Murai With related Tiruvachakam and Thevaaram

Sri Ramana Sannidhi Murai (Homage to the Presence of Sri Ramana), running into 1852 verses of various meters in Tamil, was composed by the great poet-devotee Muruganar in praise of his Sadguru Bhagavan Ramana and was first printed in 1933. One of the verses, Desika Pathikam (Decad of Ramana, the Teacher), Title No. 20, was composed by the poet when he was on his way to the Ashram for the first darshan of his master. That was a poet’s offering to the Guru. It was inspired by a song on Lord Siva by the great medieval Tamil saint-singer Sundaramurthy Nayanar. Later, graced by Sri Bhagavan, Sri Muruganar composed the rest of the verses. Though, to a large measure, they were patterned on Tiruvachakam of Manikkavachakar, they evince a luminous originality, and the poet has incorporated in his work his innovations and variations on the styles and images of the model.

The appropriateness of this pattern was hailed by devotees because, while Bhagavan Ramana was seen as Lord Siva Himself, Sri Muruganar was likened to Manikkavachakar.

While Sri Ramana Sannidhi Murai is rather closely modeled on Tiruvachakam, the scholarly poet has also borrowed the style and format of the Thevaram—sudden hymns on Lord Siva by Tirujnanasambandhar, Appar, and Sundaramurthy Nayanar—and, to a lesser extent, the compositions of more recent saint-singers like Arunagirinadhar, Thayumanavar, and even the style and format of the Vaishnavite classic “Divya Prabandham." This was in the fitness of things, for, by doing so, Muruganar has honored the chants of centuries of Tamil saints while paying homage to one whom Carl Jung, one of the great western intellectuals of the 20th century, hailed as ‘the chant of millenniums’.

The present audio upload of Sri Ramana Sannidhi Murai is accompanied by a few samples from Tiruvachakam, sung by Sri Sadgurunatha Oduvar of Sri Kapaleeswarar Temple, Mylapore-Chennai, a few from Thevaram, sung by Sri Dharmapuram Swaminathan, and a few others, while Sri Ramana Sannidhi Murai has been sung by the artistes-devotees of RMCL (Ramana Maharshi Centre for Learning), Bangaluru.


This audio upload of verses from Sri Ramana Sannidhi Murai is linked to the responding models from Tiru Vachakam and Thevaaram. The musical meters (Pann or Raga) mentioned in the book/Pdf upload are not adhered to in the recitation.

Please click any one of the song name from Sannidhi Murai, Tiruvachakam and Thevaaraman then listen the audio of the song. Click the PDF section to download the combined text of the audio files.

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  • For Download all Sannidhi Murai Mp3 files in ZIP format, please click here
  • For Downlaod all Tiruvachakam Mp3 files in ZIP format, please click here
  • For Downlaod all Devaram Mp3 files in ZIP format, please click here
  • For Download all Sannidhi Murai+Tiruvachagam+Thevaarm Text, please click here