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origin of the Mantra Arunachala Siva
« on: March 25, 2013, 08:01:05 PM »
Dear friends,
every MAntra has a history.Like OM NAmo NArayana was immortalised by Shri Ramanuja.
The efficacy of Arunachala Siva was broughout by Bhagavan Ramana.
But does any one know when this mantra Arunachala Siva was referred to earliest  in the ancient past.
Thanks ,Anand Sundaram.
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Re: origin of the Mantra Arunachala Siva
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2013, 10:05:56 AM »
Dear Anand,

Namasivya is there right  from 3rd Century.  Arunachala Siva, was only started by Sri Bhagavan, first in His Akshara Mana Maalai
and was reiterated in His various conversations.  A-ru-na-cha-la is also a five lettered word as efficacious as Namasivsaya.

Perhaps Skandam - Arunachala Mahatmyam may also refer to this.  We should see the original Skandam,   

Arunachala Siva.

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Re: origin of the Mantra Arunachala Siva
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2013, 08:34:45 AM »
Dear friends,
every MAntra has a history.Like OM NAmo NArayana was immortalised by Shri Ramanuja.
The efficacy of Arunachala Siva was broughout by Bhagavan Ramana.
But does any one know when this mantra Arunachala Siva was referred to earliest  in the ancient past.
Thanks ,Anand Sundaram.

I think the word arunachala is referred in the dhyana sloka of lalitha sahasranamam.

It calls Devi as Arunaam adhishaya karunaam .

later in the 1008 names of Devi,  arunaaruna kawsthumba vashtrabaasva kati thati comes.



In Sri Rudram,  in two places,  indirectly this arunachala is being referred to:

aruna udha babru sumangalah:

sthaamraayachaa runaayachaa


then Guhai Namasivaya sang the glories of arunachala

jnana sambandhar called the mountain as jnaana thiral.

so the list goes like this:

arunachala shiva is a phrase given by Sri Ramana to all of us.

arunachala shiva is saguna brahman.

if you just say arunachalam it is nirguna brahman,  Linga Swaroopam.