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One should walk slowly like a woman who is in the ninth month of pregnancy. Could there be any other place which is its equal?

The Power of Arunachala – by Michael James

Here base people who intend harm to others will perish by being afflicted with many diseases, and the power of the wicked will be lost in a second without leaving a trace. In the first verse of Sri Arunachala Aksharamanamalai The Marital Garland of Letters he sings, ‘O Arunachala, you root out the ego of those who think of you in the heart as ”Arunachala”’.

magatmyam All the members of our Mutt have heard of your greatness and I have come here to see you at their request. Because Sakti is dancing in Chidambaram, Lord Siva has to dance before her and thereby make her become motionless. All trees are the wish-granting trees of Indra’s heaven. 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.

Knowing from personal experience this unique power of Arunachala, Sri Bhagavan confidently advises us in the last line of this verse, ‘O souls, be saved by thinking of this great Arunagiri, which shines in the mind as the destroyer of the soul! For this reason, some devotees tend to view Sri Bhagavan’s revelation about the power of Arunachala as being arunachaal allegorical, and a few even ask, ‘When Arunachala is the Self, why should we attach any particular importance to this hill’.

Since the five elements are thus only the creations of Sakti, mahatmyzm is superior to all of them. Humility is indeed the hallmark of the destruction of the ego. So long as we feel mahatmaym name and form of our body to arunschala ‘I’, we cannot conceive God as being anything but a name and form. Karthigai Deepam Every year, on the tenth day of the celebration of Karthikai, devotees take embers in pots from the sacred fire lit in the Arunachaleswara temple and carry them to the top of Arunachala, along with cloth wicks.


This is Arunachala Siva who, being mmahatmyam ocean of grace, bestows liberation when thought of. I wonder what is meant thereby.

Arunachala Mahatmyam (Kannada)

O souls, be saved by thinking of this great Arunagiri, which shines in the mind as the destroyer of the soul [the ego]. 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 agunachala a hill on earth’.

But seems mahatnyam me that surrender and vichara are the very “heart” of teachings of Ramana. Welcome I propose to use this blog primarily to air my occasional musings on any matters relating to the life and teachings of Ramana Maharshi. Seeing this, the devotee at last said, ‘Chidambaram is even greater than Arunachala, because among the panchabuta lingams [the lingams representing the five elements] Chidambaram is the space- lingam while Arunachala is only the fire- lingam.

Although it is a characteristic befitting wise people in general, it is especially indispensable for sadhus. It is this place that bestows jnana Self-knowledge and because most people have so many other desires and do not truly want jnana, Arunachala has always remained comparatively little maahatmyam. The ancient day on which He [Lord Siva] assumed the form of Arunachala, the original, great and wonderful lingam [which first rose as a column mayatmyam light], was Adirai in Margazhi.

One should go round either in mouna silence or dhyana meditation or japa repetition of Lord’s name or sankeertana bhajan and thereby think arunaachala God all the time. The central government of India asked the Tamil Nadu government through the supreme court to direct the path of girivalam under the provision of the proposed Tamil Nadu Hertiage Conservation Act.

There will also be occasional contributions about Arunachala, the sacred mountain where Sri Ramana spent all of his adult life. After reading out a few other portions of this book that emphasized the unique greatness and power of Arunachala, Sri Bhagavan finally laid it aside and explained to the devotee that not everyone can see Chidambaram, not everyone can be born in Tiruvarur, and not everyone can die in Kasi, but anyone and everyone can think of Arunachala from wherever they may be, and thereby they will surely attain liberation.


Therefore, more important than the place where the elements merge, is the place where Sakti herself mahatmham. So saying he left the place. Since the only benefit of learning and other similar virtues is the attainment of humility, humility alone is the real ornament of the sages.

About twenty-five minutes before he left his body, the assembled devotees began to chant Aksharamanamalai. In this verse he says: Know that it maatmyam the heart of the world.

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If devotees of a sceptical frame of mind came to him and asked him how mere thought of Arunachala could bestow liberation, he used to explain the allegorical significance of this saying, since that alone would satisfy their mind.

The Thought of Arunachala. I was therefore surprised and as I opened the book I found the sloka describing the greatness of this place in the words of Iswara: I have seen a wonder, a magnetic hill that forcibly attracts the soul. The words ‘ oru tanadu abhimukhamaha irttu ,’ ‘drawing it to face itself, the One,’ used here by Sri Arhnachala are a mystic way of saying ‘drawing the soul to turn inwards and face Self, the one reality’. What a wonder is this! Words spoken there are holy scripture, and to fall asleep there is to be absorbed in samadhi, beyond the mind’s delusion.

This verse is given as an abhaya-vaka verbal assurance of protection for righteous people and devotees. Wednesday, Arunchala 4, The Greatness of Arunachala. Though Arunachala appears outwardly as a hill of mere insentient rock, the true devotee understands it to be the all-knowing, all-loving and all-powerful Supreme Lord, who is guiding him both from within and without at every step and turn of life, leading him steadily and surely towards the goal of egolessness.