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Sri Arunachala Maahatmyam - 7
« on: November 23, 2009, 01:52:34 PM »
This Verse is as spoken by Devi Unnamulai:-

Endrume aravor anbark kiruppitam ittalam taan
Ponduruvar pirark kinnavun pun maiyar pannoy tunni
Ondrurathu ozhium teeyor uran oru kanattil angi
Kundruru arunai isan kopa ven tazhal vizhade.

This holy Arunachala is always the haven and refuge of pious
devotees and righteous people who never swerve from their
path.  The wicked who contempate doing evil to others will
suffer from tortuous maladies and come to grief.  The demoniac
powers of the wicked will, in a trice, become fruitless.  Do not
perish by falling into the burning fire of the anger of Lord Arunachala, who appears in the form of the fiery Hill.

This is the advice of Devi to demon Mahishasura.  She was
doing penance to obtain half the body of Siva in Tiruvannamalai.
When the demon came to war with her, she said this.

Siva is said to forgive those who do wrong to him, but does
not forgive those who do wrong to his devotees.  Arunachala
is also like that.

There is one Ganesa shrine inside the Big Temple.  He is called
the Ganesa who took monthly tax from a king.  The story
is that this king from a neighbouring country, invaded Tiruvannamalai and harmed the residents.  The local chieftain
and the people rushed to Guhai Namasivaya, who was doing
penance in the Hill.  Guhai Namasivaya then said in a poem:

"O Siva, are your three eyes sleeping?  What happened to your trident and fire on the hands?  What happened to the serpents
on your body?  Why do you not show your anger towards the
harming king?"  Siva then sent his son Ganesa.  Ganesa went to
the enemy barracks as a mad elephant and ransacked the
whole army.  The king told the elephant that he would withdraw, saying that he would pay a monthly tax for the harm done to the local chieftain!               

Arunachala Siva.