This book is a translation of the Arunachala Puranam, the Tamil sthala purana of Tiruvannamalai composed in the 17th century by Saiva Ellappa Navalar. Sri Arunachala Puranam [Saiva Ellappa Navalar/Translated by Robert Butler] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This Book is a translation of. The Arunachala Puranam is a 16th century Tamil work that chronicles the principal divine stories associated with Arunachala. It belongs to a.

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Their subjects matter is nothing less than the history of the universe and everything in it as seen by Hindu society. The field was but a blur of sword, spear, mace and guided missiles. To comprehend what occurred, imagine the long bar of an irrigation machine, made of pure gold and studded with gems, with small pots attached at either end, one set with bright pearls, and the other with dark sapphires.

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The distraction of crowds of gods and siddhas that frequent this Hill for worship has made me take shelter in the thick but secluded forest of this spur.

This story finds mention in some form or the other in the Vedas and various Puranasand specific references to Arunachala occur in different Sanskrit texts of antiquity. Madhu and Kaitabha were two asuras born from the ear wax of Lord Vishnu, and eventually slain by him on account of their arrogance. As the Lord proceeded now towards Kailas, Vishnu, Lord of Lakshmi, followed with the betel -bag, Indira, king of the celestial Kalpaka, carried the Tambula -vessel to receive the red remains, Brahma fanned, while Narada’s sweet strains and the drone of his divine Tambura floated afar.

Most sthala puranas, like the present one, are relatively recent in composition, but the myths and legends they contain form part of an unbroken tradition elaborated, legends they contain form part of an unbroken tradition, elaborated, embroidered and transformed over several millennia, beginning with the Vedas, and the vedic commentaries, the Brahmanas, and culminating in the puranic period with the two great epics the Mahabharata and Ramayana, the eighteen major Puranas, and the numerous minor Puranas, known as Upapuranas.


Hearing these wicked words Vishnu felt as if red-hot spears had been driven through his ears.

The Skanda Mahapurana and a portion from the Linga Purana were translated into Tamil verse by Saiva Ellappa Naavalar, who lived about three hundred years ago during the reign of the Tanjore Nayaks. Pleased, the Lord appears before her, “with his shoulders bearing the marks of the Pandya king’s cane [12]his feet the marks of crowns of countless gods, his chest, embraced recently, bearing the mark and sandal-scent of Parvati’s breasts and bangles”!

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Forgetfulness of one’s Source has ;uranam lot to do with this, surely. Give up right away the hallucination that you are the Great Preserver! Off he went burrowing into the earth, whilst I, for my sins, sought and failed to reach its holy summit. Please let me know right away if more places exist!

She requests for the ultimate boon of Idappahamof being his left Half. The Ritual came to a close when the Primal One offered puffed rice to the ghee-fed flames, and then, chanting the crucial mantras circumambulated the Fire his own essenceholding the hand of the Virgin, Mother of the seven Worlds.

The lesson taught, He revived all who had fallen prey to His wrath, and restored each to his status quo ante bellum. Worse still is the plight of animals and birds, and hopeless indeed the fate of trees and shrubs. Is it with these unenviable credentials that you set about creating this world, which after all is held aloft by Adisesha, my servant? It was a terrible scene, for the Yajamaanathe head of the Yagawas himself beheaded.

Information is given in the notes identifying where possible the lesser known sites and locations. Both agreed that he who could reach the head or foot of this measureless apparition would be the greater of the two.

To read the Arunachala Puranam, modest in scope though it is, is to take a cross-section through over two thousand years of the evolving sensibility of Hindu society. From our Membership Agreement “Lulu is a place where people of all ages, backgrounds, experience, and professions can publish, sell, or buy creative content such as novels, memoirs, poetry, cookbooks, technical manuals, articles, photography books, children’s books, calendars, and a host of other content that defies easy categorization.


The Lords of the Eight Directions clashed with the irrepressible invaders. Verify the characters on the left From: Does anyone shy from surgically removing a painful boil on one’s own body? Mount Meru itself trembled, as the seven oceans turned to mud. That even murderers, those of easy virtue, or the disabled and those that live far away, are assured of Mukti if they but remember well the holy Arunachala once. This great column of flame, assuming a lesser form, shall become a mountain with the power to grant boons.

To dispel this base impurity, which could not be removed even were we to bathe each day in an entire ocean of water, we have sought refuge in you. Through them arrived in ordered succession the races of Adityas Gods ; Daityas Rakshasasand Danavas the demonic races of Asuras ; the intermediate beings called Kalakeyas, Gandharvas and nymphs, Garudas, Panis serpentsKinnarasthe Anthropoids and the great races of Rishis and Humans.

Was the Lord now advising her of the superiority of Kanchi over those places of her earlier visits?

Identify each web page that allegedly contains infringing material. After a thousand years of unimaginable suffering he turned to the Lord in praise, and setting aside his fatigue and exhaustion, returned through the seven nether worlds, emerging at last from an ocean of woes.

I’ve just received the shawl and love aruncahala already!! Please verify your birth date to continue. Sri Bhagavan has called Arunchala as all the three. The [unblinking] gods themselves blinked, thinking that the end of a world age must be at hand. The fight between Mal and Ayan is quite humorous.