Wednesday, December 19, 2007

the earliest photo

In the year 1900, shortly after Sri Bhagavan went to live on the hill, a devotee named Nalla Pillai from Kumbakkonam came to Tiruvannamalai and took a photograph of him, the earliest portrait we have. It is the face of a beautiful youth, almost a child, yet with the strength and profundity of the Bhagavan.

~ Arthur Osborne, Ramana Maharshi and the Path of Self-Knowledge

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