By Krishna Bhikshu. Translated from Telugu by Pingali Surya Sundaram
Published by V. S. Ramanan, President, Sri Ramanasramam
This is the first Telugu biography of Ramana Maharshi. The first edition relied heavily on Narasimhaswami’s English biography, Self-Realization, but subsequent editions added more original material. By the time the third edition was published in the mid-1940s, it bore only a passing similarity to Narasimhaswami’s account. Ramana Maharshi noted on one occasion that this was a more reliable account of his life since the author, unlike Narasimhaswami, had remained at Ramanasramam and had shown the extra material to Bhagavan before it had been published. This is an English translation that was first published in 2004.