Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi and the Holy Hill of Arunachala are the names given to that Ultimate Truth which is beyond all names and forms. The identity of these two forms as the one Ultimate Truth, the Self, leads us to call Bhagavan ‘Arunachala-Ramana’. He realized not only Arunachala, but every being and everything as His own Self. Arunachala-Ramana had no merely localised experience of ‘I’ as the body-mind complex; He realized the ‘I’ as this universal, all-pervading Self.
The name and form of Arunachala-Ramana is the entry door to realization of this universal, all-pervading Self for spiritual seekers. He has appeared as the Guru to guide them on this journey to the ultimate fulfilment of one’s life to realize the Self.
Those who worship the Holy Hill of Arunachala by per-forming Giripradakshina receive blessings to accelerate reaching their goal to merge with that Self into which Arunachala-Ramana has merged. Arunachala-Ramana has said time again that the Holy Hill of Arunachala waits to respond eagerly and tenderly to even the devotee’s weakest yearning to fulfill the Ultimate Goal of Life.
As Arunachala-Ramana said, He has not gone anywhere, but dwells in devotees’ hearts, and is eternally there as the Self.