Yogi Ram Surat Kumar
Among many important saints of our India, Yogi Ram Surat Kumar is one who born on 01.12.1918 in a village Nardara on banks of River Ganges in Utter Pradesh. His father Ram Dutt Kunvar and his mother Kusma Devi. The meaning of the name Ram Surat kunvar,the christened name of this saint is 'the child who loved Lord Sri Rama'.
During his childhood as other children Ram Surat Kunvar also did his schoolings well. He used to sit in the river banks of Ganges in his leisure times where he got acquaintance with many saints and he gain many knowledge on spirituality there through them. On his completion he got completed his college education and got married. But his entire mind was revolving about the spiritual things. On this effect, he left his wife and visited Himalayas, Kasi, and other religious places. He was interested to gain spiritual experience through a Guru, he came to Tamilnadu.
Saint life of Yogi
He met Ramanar in Thiruvannamalai, Arbindo in Pondichery and then he went to Kerala and met Pappa Ramdas Swamigal,who blessed him with the 'Holi Rama Nama' and Ram surat Kunvar felt on this very much as a new birth, he changed his name as 'Rama Surat Kumar'. In 1959 he again came to Thiruvannamalai, Tamilnadu and identified himself as a beggar by holding a coconut shell and a handmade fan in his hand always. Because of this he is called as 'visiri samiyar' which means the 'saint with handmade fan'. He spent his life by staying in the route of Giri Pradikshina, roadsides, railway station sides for 18 years. He did many miracles for his devotees on their request. He formed an Ashram in the form of a lotus and advised all visitors of Thiruvannamalai to have giri pradhakshina, that is rounding the hill on the day of full moon day to get fullest grace of Lord Shiva.
Final days of Yogi
Spending nearly 40 years in Thiruvannamalai like this, Yogi served well on the spiritual matters to many. He attained mukthi on 20/02/2001. His ashram is containing the articles used by the yogi and a statue of Yogi made out of marble from Italy is in the veda padasala of this ashram.
The touching saying of swamiji is,"When you are turning to side on calling your name, God is also seeing us on calling Him. So call him often as you are calling your father. No separate prayer is necessary just you remember His Name often, it is enough to get his Grace"
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