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Shivananda

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Visting Aruanchala during Deepam 2011
« on: July 26, 2011, 04:02:11 AM »
Ramanasrama calendar says Mahadeepam is on Dec 8th, 2011. I am wondering what is a good time to visit Arunachala during this time. I hear 20 lakh people visiting Arunachala during these days. How many days is the Deepam on? What is the significance of Full moon on Dec 10th, 2011. I know Ramana Maharshi may not give too much significance to the days but I was wondering what will be a good time to visit Arunachala where in I can avoid the crowd and also be able to have the darshan of Deepam.

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Re: Visting Aruanchala during Deepam 2011
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2011, 09:46:46 AM »


Dear friend,

Maha Deepam, the light that is burned on the summit of
Arunachala, represents the Light seen by Brahma and
Vishnu, the top and bottom of which they could not fathom.
The Light is Siva and He became a Hill and that is Arunachala.
This normally coincides with full moon day, or one or two
earlier or later. The full moon signifies the realization and also
psychologically, the moon represents the mind being full,
i.e the mind full of light and bliss.  The full moon and new
moon signify the  thought vibrations. All the 12 full moons
are celebration days in Tiruvannamalai.  This Karitka full
moon is the chosen one among the 12 full moons. The crowds
will be around 20 to 25 lacs.



Arunachala Siva,

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Re: Visting Aruanchala during Deepam 2011
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2011, 05:10:14 PM »


Dear friend,

One or two things, I had left out in the previous post. During
Maha Deepam, the crowds in the town as well as in Asramam
will be huge. Hence, in case you want to stay in Asramam
guest house, you have send e mail to the Asramam and book
you accommodation. For November -December, this is the
right time to book. Then staying problems will be solved. You can
also take breakfast, lunch, evening tea and dinner in the Asramam
for which they do not charge anything. If you want you can make
contribution to the Asramam, taking into account the expenses
that you might have incurred by staying outside. Secondly, if
you want to stay outside, the lodging charges and boarding charges
will be huge and you may not be permitted to take food in the Asramam.

The Mahadeepam will burn for about 6 to 9 days, depending upon
humidity, wind and other conditions of weather. There won't
be any rains during that time. Water pollution is high outside the
Asramam and so you should take only mineral water of good brands.



Arunachala Siva.

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Re: Visting Aruanchala during Deepam 2011
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2011, 04:51:39 AM »
Thanks for your reply. I am planning to visit there on or after Dec 10th  so that I can avoid the crowd and save my vacation days.