Sri Ramana Maharshi’s Mahanirvana and the Comet in the Sky

A comet streaked across the sky at the moment of Ramana Maharshi’s passing; when I first heard this story, I felt a great stirring in my own heart, a confirmation perhaps of what I already felt. Here’s Cartier-Bresson’s description of that time: “It is a most astonishing experience,’’ he said. “I was in the open space in front of my house, when my friends drew my attention to the sky, where I saw a vividly-luminous shooting star with a luminous tail, unlike any shooting star I had before seen, coming from the South, moving slowly across the sky and, reaching the top of Arunachala, disappeared behind it.” Thanks for sharing this, Harsh, so many don’t realize that Ramana is still here and more powerful than ever, fused with the energy of his beloved Arunachala.

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Editor’s Note: The following is the description of the luminous comet that streaked across the sky disappearing behind the holy hill of Arunachala at the time of Sri Ramana Maharshi’s Mahasamadhi. The devotees who saw it from far away realized that it was an “announcement” that Bhagavan Ramana had entered Mahanirvana. 

14 April 1950:

At about 9 p.m., Monsieur Cartier-Brassen, the French photographer, who has been here for about a fortnight with his wife, related an experience of his to me.

“It is a most astonishing experience,’’ he said. “I was in the open space in front of my house, when my friends drew my attention to the sky, where I saw a vividly-luminous shooting star with a luminous tail, unlike any shooting star I had before seen, coming from the South, moving slowly across the sky and, reaching the top of Arunachala, disappeared behind it.

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4 thoughts on “Sri Ramana Maharshi’s Mahanirvana and the Comet in the Sky

  1. Thanks for sharing!

    I did read this before. Quite amazing, no?

    And I shared something with someone recently that I’ve really not shared with people before (certainly not many). Late at night, on the day my father died, when I was only 21, I think, I went outside for a walk. And…I saw a shooting star. I don’t believe I had ever seen one before that time, not that I remembered, anyway.

    A nice coincidence / synchronicity!

    Aloha from the pleasant city of Montclair, New Jersey!

    paul

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