Mata Amritanandamayi or Amma from Kerala had spent ten days in Tiruvannamalai in the mid-eighties. Yogi Ramsuratkumar happened to catch a glimpse of the young Ammachi on the streets of Tiruvannamalai during the Karthigai Deepam or festival of lights.
The ‘divine beggar’ looked at her and remarked, “Goddess Kali is walking on the streets and no one recognizes her.” Witnesses described their meeting at the great temple chariot tower as sweet and delightfully spontaneous. He would later often say, “This beggar has had the darshan of Mata Amritanandamayi.”
Yogi Ramsuratkumar was revered as a great saint. He spent most of his life Tiruvannamalai. Born near Varanasi, he was blessed with the association of many spiritual gurus since childhood. He went in search of a guru and met Sri Aurobindo and Ramana Maharshi in the 1950s. After their mahanirvana, he was initiated into the great mantra Om Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram by Swami Ramdas, which he chanted until his last breath.
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