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Sri Arunachala Maahatmyam - 3
« on: November 20, 2009, 12:52:33 PM »
The Verse 1 and Verse spoken by Nandi speaks of the greatness
of Arunachala and also the the appearance of Siva Linga from the
huge column of light, to which Vishnu, Brahma and other gods prayed
on Sivaratri night.

The Verses 3 to 6 are spoken by Siva Himself, giving the glories
of Arunachala.

Angi yuruvayum oLi thangu giri yahat
Thangal aruLaL ulaham tangu vadarku anri
Ingu uraivan siddhan ena yendrum ena dhuLLe
Pongi yoLirum guhai pal bhogam udan en uLLe.

Though abiding as an effulgent form of fire in Arunachala,
veiling the fiery form and light subdued -- abiding as a Hill
of peace and shining, an act of grace on My part, the world
to sustain and protect.  Moreover, in the form of a Siddha
called Arunagiri Yogi, eternally, I abide in this Hill.  All
kinds of riches of enjoyment (eight fold siddhis) gloriously
filled with a wonderful cave, is there for ever.

Arunagiri Yogi is said to be seated beneath the great Banyan
Tree in the northern peak of Arunachala.  The Yogi's physical
description is given in Skandam.  The greatness of Arunagiri
Yogi is also extolled by Saint Poet Guhai Namasivaya.

Bhagavan Ramana forbid anyone to attempt to find the Great
Banyan tree in the northern peak.  He also affirmed the eternal existence of Arunagiri Yogi and also the riches mentioned in the
verse.  Day by Day entry dated 6.12.1945 and Talks No. 143 of
Munagala Venkatarmaiah may be read for Bhagavan Ramana's

            (Tr. and other information from T.R. Kanakkamal's
              English translation.)

Arunachala Siva.


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Re: Sri Arunachala Maahatmyam - 3
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2009, 03:10:18 PM »
Has Ramana ever mentioned why he forbade seeing Great Banyan tree in the northern peak?


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Re: Sri Arunachala Maahatmyam - 3
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2009, 04:23:33 PM »
Dear amiatall,

Bhagavan Ramana never said about it explicitly.  But He strongly
advised the devotees and visitors not to try to trace it.  He Himself
felt that the hornets' sting was a fore-warning for Him not to attempt it.

Arunachala Siva.