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Sri Arunachala Maahatmyam - 1
« on: November 20, 2009, 11:30:07 AM »
Yesterday, I wrote about the verse 4 of Sri Arunachala Maahatmyam,
under the head "Arunachala and the perceived worlds."  There are
seven verses in the Maahatmyam, as rendered in Tamil verses, by
Bhagavan Ramana Himself.  Nonduel wanted a clarfication and now
I thought that I shall cover the remaining 6 verses of Arunachla
Maahatmyam.

Verse 1:-

This is as spoken by Nandi, the Bull, the Chief of Siva's retinue.
Nandi speaks to Markandeya the Sage. 

Aduve talam Arunachalam talam yavinum adhikam
Adu bhumiyin idayam ari, aduve Sivan idayap
Padiyam oru marumat talam padi yam avan adile
Vadivan oLi malaiya nidam Arunachalam enave.

Verily Arunachala alone is the holy place among all the other
holy places of the world.  Greater in glory than all other holy
places, know it is to be the Heart (centre) of the earth.  That
is also a secret (concealed) place beyond ken.  The Lord of
beings in that place as a resplendent Hill of Light eternally,
in the name of Arunachala abides.

Here Lord Nandi very emphatically says that Arunachala is the
holy place.  In Arunachala Puranam, the epic, Nandi says the
same thing.  It is one of the seven moksha puris, the places
which confer liberation.  The other are Ayodhya, Mathura, Mayapuri, Kasi, Kanchipuram and Avanthi.

This place is indestructible by the deluge or fire that engulfs
the cosmos at the end of yuga, aeon.  Ascetics of great austerities, very many Vishnus and ninetysix Brahmas hae worshipped this
place.

Thus the First Verse of Maahatmyam speaks about the Greatness
of Arunachala.

Arunachala Siva.