Sri Ramana Ashram is the hermitage of Saint Ramana Maharishi from 1922 until his death in 1950. It is situated at the foot of the Arunachala hill, to the west of Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, where thousands of seekers flocked to be in his presence. His samadhi shrine within the ashram premises continues to attract devotees from all over the world. The ashram also has many inmates, who spend their time in Sadhana (devotion and prayer). Here is a group of the ashram inmates reading a newspaper. This photograph is shot by Abul Kalam Azad in the year 2012.
The Morning, Sri Ramana Ashram 2012
Abul Kalam Azad is an Indian visual artist and photographer based in Kerala. His works are largely personal explorations and documentation of experiences, and memories of his native land, people, and their culture. They deal with issues of identity, ethics, micro/macro history, and eroticism. His works have exhibited Nationally/Internationally in reputed museums and galleries. He has received Charles Wallace Award in the year 1996 and recognized by the French government through a scholarship grant. He is a recipient of grants from the Government of India and India Foundation for the Arts (IFA). He is the founder of Ekalokam Trust for Photography and Editor-in-chief of PhotoMail Online magazine.