Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae
It was Mahaan and Avathar Sri Seshadri Swamigal who introduced Sri Ramana to the people of Thiruvannamamalai:
Sri Venkatachala Mudaliar went to take bath in the Sivaganga Tank of Sri Arunachaleshwar Temple. He found some miscreants pelting stones into the Pathala Lingam Shrine. When he approached, there emerged Avathar Sri Seshadri Swamigal with a loud laughter. Swami asked Mudaliar not to be afraid and drove the miscreants away.
He came back again and told the Mudaliar, “Look, my child is doing penance inside.” (Through his Gnana drishti) Swami said, “You already know that I am Parvathi Devi, but you have forgotten it.”
Swami held the Mudaliar by His hands and asked him to look inside the Pathala Lingam Shrine. A boy was sitting stiff like a log in a state of Samadhi. Soon, several people lifted the boy, Ramana, and got him out.
Swami patted him (Sparsha Diksha) on the back, and commented, “Now do you see my child Skanda?”, and left.
THIS WAS HOW, RAMANA WAS INTRODUCED TO THE PEOPLE OF THIRUVANNAMALAI, by Our Saviour, Our Lord of the Universe, Mahaan and Avathar Sri Seshadri Swamigal.
Our Swamigal was called elder Seshadri, and Ramana, younger Seshadri.
On discussion with people highly devoted to Sri Seshadri Swamigal and Sri Ramana Maharshi and with Ramana himself, Mahaan Sri Seshadri Swamigal was seen as a manifestation of Nisthragunya (the highest state of Gnana).
His total detachment from His body, and such other Divine characteristics, came to light!