“Vaakeesha Kalaanidhi” Kee. Vaa. Jagannathan, a student of Tamil Taattaa (Grandfather of Tamil Language) U.Ve.Saaminaata Iyer, was himself a very famous Tamil Poet. Ki.Va.Ja had the Darshan of Yogi Ramsuratkumar for the first time when he went to Tiruvannamalai to participate in the Kumbhabhishekam of the Arunachaleshwarar Temple in 1976. He was very much attracted by Yogi Ramsuratkumar and he started visiting Yogi Ramsuratkumar often. During such visits, the emotion of devotion reached its peak and transformed itself into extempore poems, which would simply burst out. He started composing many poems in this way in the Divine presence of Yogi Ramsuratkumar. The people around him were struggling to capture those continuous flow of poems which were forceful and uncontrollable, like the water gushing out of a dam. As they were too precious to be lost, audio recorders were arranged to capture these extempore poems. There were numerous such songs (1024 to be precise) that were composed by Ki.Va.Ja on Yogi Ramsuratkumar. They were all set to music and were repeatedly sung in the presence of Yogi Ramsuratkumar. Yogi Ramsuratkumar enjoyed and encouraged the singing of Ki.Va.Ja’s songs. In these songs, Ki.Va.Ja has expressed his mystical experiences on seeing Yogi Ramsuratkumar and has described both the physical form of Yogi Ramsuratkumar and the indescribable Spiritual Power that Yogi Ramsuratkumar represents.
Some of the songs were published in the Souvenir released on the occasion of Yogi Ramsuratkumar’s Jayanthi Celebrations held on 1-Dec-1978. Yogi Ramsuratkumar Trust has brought out an Audio CD based on a collection of songs from that book. These songs have been rendered by the famous Carnatic Musician Sri. T.M. Krishna. He is accompanied by Sri. S. Varadarajan on the Violin, Sri K. Arun Prakash on the Mrudangam and Sri P.S. Purushottam on the Kanjira. Copies of this CD can be obtained from Yogi Ramsuratkumar Ashram, Agrahara kollai, 1833/1, Chengam Road, Thiruvannamalai – 606603, Phone: 04175-237567, Mobile: +91 94433 83557, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.yogiramsuratkumarashram.org/
This post has the lyrics for all the songs included in the Audio CD. The video included in this post has one of the songs from this Audio CD.
திருவண்ணாமலை யோகி ராம்சுரத்குமார் அவர்களின் ஜெயந்தி பாடல்கள் – இயற்றியவர் வாகீச கலாநிதி கீ. வா. ஜகந்நாதன் அவர்கள் ; பாடியவர் திரு. T. M. கிருஷ்ணா ; வெளியீடு – யோகி ராம்சுரத்குமார் ஆஸ்ரமம்
Video Courtesy – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLm4yKuDMx2mTxs6KqlmDJ-U66EVGzvOz_