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Ramana photo lm_09

Sri Ramana Maharshi lm_09

Sri Ramana Maharshi photo lm_09 (b&w) 1440 × 1080

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Photographer: Unknown to us

Date: Unknown to us

According to V. Ganesan in Ramana Periya Puranam, page 333, Lakshmi has her head at Ramana’s feet and Ramakrishna Swami is at far right.

This photo is the same as wl_34.

This picture’s “LM” code suggests that it was taken by Eliot Elisofon in 1949 for Life Magazine. It’s a spectacular picture that appears to have been made by a photographer of Elisofon's talents, and it’s in his style. Nevertheless we think the ashram may have chosen this designation by mistake. Ramana looks younger than he was in that year, and we haven’t found a copy of the photo with Life’s watermark on it.

Further reading

Eliot Elisofon on Freddie Yam’s blog

Copyright in this photograph may be claimed by one or more of Sri Ramanasramam, Time Inc., Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos, and others.


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