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Its rippling waters are the Ganges, flowing through our Lord’s matted locks.

What is there for me to tell you? Hearing the name of his beloved Arunachala, Sri Bhagavan opened his eyes, which shone with love, and tears of ecstasy rolled down his cheeks.

Arunachala and Ramana Maharshi: The Greatness of Arunachala

The mwhatmyam lingams are: I have not had a bath. When a Guru formally gives a mantra to his disciple, he explains to him the meaning and significance of each arnachala of the mantra and tells him the fruit to be gained by meditating upon that mantra. The unique sanctity and mahatmyamm of Arunachala -kshetra was once confirmed by an incident that happened in the life of Sri Bhagavan. One should go round either in mouna silence or dhyana meditation or japa repetition of Lord’s name or sankeertana bhajan and thereby think of God all the time.

I have added some supplementary quotations myself after three of the verses. Though Sri Bhagavan never gave mantra diksha nor formally accepted anyone as his disciple, many devotees believe that Arunachala is the nama -mantra that he has bestowed upon the whole world.

In other words, Arunachala is truly the non-dual reality that transcends time, space, name and form.

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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.


It is his heart-abode, a secret kshetra. If thinking of this kshetra can itself give muktiwhat wonder if this place can give all other enjoyments one may desire?

Sections of this page. 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: Could there be any other place which is its equal?

That [Arunachala] is verily the holy place [ sthala ]. Know that it is the heart of the world.

Sri Arunachala Siva Dhyanam. I wonder what is meant thereby. An enormous cauldron is placed on the highest of Arunachala’s five peaks and filled with hundreds of gallons of ghee mixed with camphor. Since attaining greatness is impossible for anyone except by humility, all the disciplines of conduct such as yama and niyamawhich are prescribed specifically for aspirants on the spiritual path, have as their aim only the attainment of humility.

It is interesting to note here that Sri Bhagavan was born on Tiruvadiraithe sacred day of Aridra in the month of Margazhi, which was the very day on which, in ancient times, Lord Siva first manifested himself in the form of Arunachala, the original Lingam.

Arunachala Mahatmyam (Kannada)

Because it is this place that bestows jnana and because most people have so many other desires and do not truly want jnanaArunachala has always remained comparatively arunachla known. When Sri Bhagavan replied that he had not, the devotee began to describe the greatness of Chidambaram, saying that it was the most sacred Siva- kshetra in South India, that so many saints and sages had lived there and had arunacha,a in praise of Lord Nataraja, and so on and so forth.

One should walk slowly like a woman who is in the ninth month of pregnancy. Moreover, for those who are residing at Arunachala, it is indispensable in every way. Since it has the power to humble even those who would not be humbled, those who do not humbly subside at Arunachala will surely not attain that redeeming virtue anywhere else. Performing pradakshina of Arunachala is considered to be beneficial in all ways. Hence, if you give me the permission, I will come here with all the requisite articles from my Mutt and give you the initiation.


So for those mature aspirants who seek to put an end to the false appearance of duality, the most powerful help is to be found only in Arunachala- kshetra. I am therefore leaving it with you.

Because of his great love for Sri Bhagavan, a certain devotee wanted to take him to his native place, Chidambaram. Know that it is the heart of the world.

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.

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”? 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! When the divine virtue of humility is necessary even for the Supreme Lord, who is totally independent, is it necessary to emphasise that it is mahat,yam indispensable for sadhus who do not have such independence?

Can you post a topic about how to “do” vichara.