Radha Ma was interred into a samadhi yesterday, 7 March 2011, at her compound in Tiruvannamalai, near Arunachala. She dropped the body at 3:15 pm on 6 March 2011 after she poured kerosene onto herself and lit herself on fire early in the morning of 5 March 2011.
I have heard different stories about why she did this, and am not sure enough of any of them to pass them on. I do not want to pass on rumors.
I can say that when she came to Tiruvannamalai, I think 14 years ago, she had nothing and was happy. She held satsang at Kannappar Temple that she offered freely, and many people came. At the end, she occupied a compound with a house and temple on it, and she was not happy.
One of the people who knew her well, and attended the interment yesterday has told me that yesterday’s rites were beautiful and filled with love. She will write about it soon, and allow it to be published on this blog. We look forward to her contribution.
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