Skandashramam

Skandashramam, Thiruvannamalai

Skandashramam
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Vipin Arora
Lucknow, India5,917 contributions
Jan. 2020 • Solo
Very powerful place to meditate . Situated 1.4 Kms up in Sri Arunachala mountain from the Asramam. Natural surroundings . A must visit
Written 20 January 2020
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Willowbroom Sam
Houston, TX1,207 contributions
Dec. 2019
After visiting Ramana Ashram, as you trek up the hill to go to Virupaksha Cave, this comes on the LEFT. The topmost point where Bhagawan provided moksha to his mother. Her room is available here. I sat there and in an adjacent room where Bhagawan spent close to 7 years (?) . although the trek is 1.4 km up, I felt it was a long long trek. Take water.
Written 10 December 2019
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Aravind P
Bengaluru, India90 contributions
Oct. 2019
Situated by the side of Arunachala hill, this is the place where Ramana Maharshi meditated for a long period. The Ashram also gives a brilliant view of the Thiruvannamalai town and the temple.
Written 9 October 2019
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Prasad B
Bengaluru, India291 contributions
Sep. 2019
Though located at very tall height, but its really exciting to visit the place and feel the difference in you.
Written 23 September 2019
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Vipin Arora
Lucknow, India5,917 contributions
Aug. 2019 • Friends
This is a cave up the majestic Arunachala mountain ,where Sri Ramana Maharishi meditated for several years during his sadhana . A distance of 1.4 kms from the Ramana Asramam. Its a powerful yet sublime place for intense meditation . A must visit
Written 7 August 2019
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plpalani
Mumbai, India1,510 contributions
Mar. 2019 • Friends
This ashram was built by a disciple of Ramanar and the Maharishi moved here from the virupakshi caves and lived here for few years before moving to the location of the current ashram.
It takes about 30 minutes trekking from the back side of the Ramanashram.
One can meditate here peacefully.
While trekking one can have a beautiful view of Thiruvannamalai town and the towers of the temple
Written 17 March 2019
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Blue sky
5 contributions
Feb. 2019 • Friends
Go early. I went and waited for it to open - around8:15AM to beat the heat and the crowds. Gets hot by 10 AM. Can see the arunachala temple from higher up. Steep climb. Proper footwear, plenty of water and sunscreen is a must. Some climb barefooted. I was told by one of the priest in a temple that you get the vibrations from all the saints who walked there when you walk barefooted. Unfortunately I did the girivalam the day before barefooted and had some blisters. End up by walking with sandals.
Written 2 March 2019
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Travelbug
Bethesda, MD101 contributions
Feb. 2019 • Family
This place is where Sri Ramana lived before he moved to the present ashram after His mother's passing. It is very quiet and peaceful. A good place to meditate or pray. It takes about 30 mins from the ashram. Not to miss a chance if you have time.
Written 24 February 2019
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Barthi
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia38 contributions
Dec. 2018 • Friends
We climbed up Arunachala Hill from the back of Ramana Ashramam. There are stone laid path with arrows indicating the directions and many pilgrims using the path. Thus there is no need to worry about getting lost. We walked slowly and rested in between. It took us about an hour to reach the place. But if you are fit, it may take only half an hour. Skandaashram is a wonderful place to sit in silence; to meditate. There will be many monkeys around but we didn't have any bad experience with them.
Written 21 December 2018
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suresh c
bangalore58 contributions
Oct. 2018 • Couples
Inside Ramansramam you can take the path leading to Skandasramam via a long winding path. Takes approximately 40 to 50mins via this beautiful path on the hill. The ramp is never too steep and so accommodates travellers from all age groups. The asramam is open from 9am and closes by 4pm. The asramam itself is a quiet and small house like structure where Ramana spent several years. You can descend from skandasramam down the hill via Virupaksha caves and join the main road via another path.
Written 13 October 2018
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