Composed by Sri Ramana Maharshi and Sri Muruganar
Translated by T. V. Venkatasubramanian, Robert Butler and David Godman
Publisher, V. S. Ramanan, President, Sri Ramanasramam
In the 1920’s and ‘30’s Muruganar wrote Sri Ramana Sannidhi Murai, an anthology of devotional poems in praise of Sri Bhagavan that was modeled on the Tiruvachakam of Manikkavachagar.
While he was composing, in Sri Bhagavan’s presence, the poem that would eventually be called Ramana Puranam, he took a break to go out and think about the title. When he returned to the hall, he was astonished to discover that Bhagavan had not only named the poem Ramana Puranam by writing this title on every page of the manuscript, he had also completed it by composing and adding about 300 lines. Bhagavan included many lines that summarize key aspects of his teachings, particularly on subjects he had written about in Ulladu Narpadu.