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It is truly Siva himself! Moreover, tradition tells us that when a mantra is given by a jnani and arunachaa he explains the significance of each syllable of that mantra, he is actually putting his own power into that mantra.

And finally, for no reason at all except that I like it, here is a verse from Arunachala Puranama Tamil text that also chronicles the stories about Arunachala: His face appeared familiar. Whenever Sri Bhagavan asked about the special sanctity of Arunachala, he used to explain that other holy places such as Kailas, Kasi and Chidambaram are sacred because they are the abodes of Lord Siva whereas Arunachala is Lord Siva himself.

Moreover, for those who are residing at Arunachala, it is indispensable in every way. In other words, Arunachala is truly the non-dual reality that transcends time, space, name and form. That was during the early days of my stay at the Virupaksha cave.

Arunachala and Ramana Maharshi: The Greatness of Arunachala

I always used to find some ruse to escape. It is an ancient practice. The power of humility, which bestows immortality, is the foremost among powers that mahatkyam hard to attain.

What a wonder is this! Therefore, more important than the place where the elements merge, is the place where Sakti herself merges.

This is Arunachala Siva who, being the ocean of grace, bestows liberation when thought of.

Arunachala Mahatmyam (Kannada)

In the first line of the third verse of Sri Arunachala Ashtakam he addresses Arunachala and sings, ‘When I approach you, regarding you as having form, you stand here as a hill on earth’. Moreover, I ever abide here as a siddha [the sage Arunagiri Yogi]. All trees are the wish-granting trees of Indra’s heaven. In his Tamil Collected Worksunder the picture of Arunachala, there is a verse that can be considered as his dhyana sloka verse of contemplation upon his SadguruArunachala Siva.

That is, they will also be forms. If by way of Pradakshina you walk one step it gives happiness in this world, two steps, it gives happiness in heaven, three steps, it gives bliss of Satyaloka which can be attained.


The verse embodies the warning that Devi [Goddess Parvati] sent to the demon Mahishasura when he was preparing to wage war against her in Tiruvannamalai. Arunachala is the sacred place where even the embodiments of God, Brahma, Vishnu and Sakti, humbly subsided.

For this reason, some devotees tend to view Sri Bhagavan’s revelation about the power of Arunachala as being purely allegorical, and a few even ask, ‘When Arunachala is the Self, why should we attach any particular importance to this hill’. This verse was composed by Sri Bhagavan on Tuesday 13th July Comments of 0.

I am going down the hill to take my meals and will come back by 3 p. But can you like one of the greatest and alive translator and devotee of Ramana, give some tips for help us to keep this feelig of “I”?

Since the five elements are thus only the creations of Sakti, she is superior to all of them. What is there for me mahatmyan tell you? At precisely six o’clock, as the sun sets and the full moon rises, lights are lit on the top of the Hill, on a flagstaff in the temple, and at Sri Ramanasramam, accompanied by chants of Arunachala Siva by the vast crowds.

All the members of our Mutt have heard of your greatness and I have come here to see you at their request. In the second line of the first verse of Sri Arunachala Ashtakam Sri Bhagavan tells us that from his very earliest childhood, when he knew no other thing, Arunachala was shining his mind as the ‘most great’.

The unique sanctity and power of Arunachala -kshetra was once confirmed by an incident that happened in the life of Sri Bhagavan. Indeed, Sri Bhagavan used to say that because we identify the body as ‘I’, Lord Siva, the Supreme Reality, out of his immense compassion for us, identifies this hill as ‘I’, so that we may see him, think mwhatmyam him and thereby receive his grace and guidance. Hence, many of the verses in The Five Hymns to Arunachalabeing very mystic in nature, can well be interpreted as applying to the nameless and formless Self, rather than to arunacuala name and form of Arunachala.

Could there be any other place which is its equal? From this we can infer that Arunachala is the jnana-panchaksharithe five-syllable mantra that bestows jnana.

Can the net of your grace ever fail? Dear David, someone in another forum asked me, ‘ what is so great about Arunachala, arunachaa most special feature.


It does not matter if you have not understood the final import of the peerless four Vedas ; it does not matter if you have not practised any of the four yogas glorified by the people of the world; it does not matter if you have not worshipped Lord Vishnu or Lord Siva; it does not matter if you have not praised Devi, Ganapati or Subramanya.

Touching [His] Holy Feet on [our] eyes, let us meditate in the heart upon Maha Guru Ramana Murti, the formless [Reality] who assumed a [human] form with jnana and grace as His two eyes and who, being a refuge to those who come to him desiring to know what is the Reality, dispels the delusion of ignorance of [His] devotees. But rather than directly ask Sri Bhagavan arjnachala come to Chidambaram, he began to ask him if he had ever been to see Lord Nataraja in Chidambaram Temple. This verse is given as an abhaya-vaka verbal assurance of protection for righteous people and devotees.

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There will also be occasional contributions about Arunachala, the sacred mountain where Sri Ramana spent all of mabatmyam adult life. Asked about the special sanctity of Arunachala, Ramana Maharshi said that other holy places such as Kailas[disambiguation needed ], Kasi and Chidambaram are sacred because they are the abodes of Lord Siva whereas Arunachala is Lord Siva himself.

From this incident we can understand how unhesitatingly Sri Bhagavan encouraged devotees to have absolute faith in Arunachala. The fire on top of Arunachala can be seen for miles around. Page 1 Page 2 Download Russian translation of this article.

This fact is confirmed in verse seventy of Aksharamanamalai in which Sri Bhagavan sings, ‘O Arunachala, the very moment I thought of your name, you caught me and drew me to yourself. And from his own personal experience he knew the unique power of the form of Arunachala, a power that cannot be found in such abundance in any other form of God, namely the power to turn the mind towards Self and thereby to root out the ego.

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