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That is, they will also be forms. Touching [His] Holy Feet on [our] eyes, let us meditate in the heart upon Maha Guru Ramana Murti, the formless [Reality] who assumed a [human] form with jnana and grace as His two eyes and who, being a refuge to those who come to him desiring to know what is the Reality, dispels the delusion of ignorance of [His] devotees.

Bhagavan looked through the notebook and when he came to the last page he read out loud the devotee’s prayer: The unique sanctity and power of Arunachala -kshetra was once confirmed by an incident that happened in the life of Sri Bhagavan. Thus in this verse Sri Bhagavan reveals how the thought of Arunachala works within the mind to arrest its activities, to attract its attention towards Self and thereby to make it still. The true significance of Annamalai [Arunachala] which shone forth between Brahma and Vishnu in order to subdue their pride [by making them realise that] they were unable to reach [the top and bottom of it respectively], is only the Heart [the real Self], the centre [of all], which shines forth when the intellect [ buddhi ] and ego [ ahankara ] lament and subside, [having realised their inability to know It as It is].


You know all that. Hence, if you give me the permission, I will come here with all the requisite articles from my Mutt and give you the initiation. These additions are in italics.

A Sastri residing in the Mshatmyam Mutt came to see me one morning. Even if we think that God is formless, that very thought about God itself is a form – a mere mental conception.

I did not know before that the Arunachala Mahatmyam is in Sanskrit also. Posted by David Godman at 7: Of all holy places it is the most sacred!

This [Hill] indeed is the effulgent Arunachala [the hill that destroys bondage], the refuge, by seeing which, they [the karmas] become non-existent.

Therefore, more important than the place where the elements merge, is the place where Sakti herself merges. Therefore, Arunachala shines as the foremost and most powerful kshetrabecause here Sakti, who has seemingly created all this manifold appearance, herself merges into the Lord. Arunachala is truly the holy place. Sri Ramana Maharshi once explained the meaning of the word pradakshina and how it should be done by a devotee: It is not that humility is necessary only for devotees of the Lord; even for the Lord it is the characteristic virtue.

Since the five elements are thus only the creations of Sakti, she is superior to all of them.

Arunachala Mahatmyam (Kannada)

Who can understand your greatness? The eight lingams are: I wonder what is meant thereby. About twenty-five minutes mahatnyam he left his body, the assembled devotees began to chant Aksharamanamalai. There are eight lingams located at the eight directions and provides an octagonal structure to Thiruvannamalai Town. But to those few who seek jnanaArunachala always makes itself known through some means or other.


Arunachala and Ramana Maharshi: The Greatness of Arunachala

In that place the Lord ever abides the hill of light named Arunachala. Sri Ramana Darsanampp. Asked about the special sanctity of Arunachala, Ramana Maharshi said that other holy places such as Kailas[disambiguation needed ], Kasi and Chidambaram are sacred because they are the abodes mahatymam Lord Siva whereas Arunachala is Lord Siva himself.

Its rippling waters are the Gangesflowing through our Lord’s matted locks. In the second line of the first verse of Sri Arunachala Ashtakam Sri Bhagavan tells us that from his very earliest childhood, when he knew no other thing, Arunachala was shining his mind as the ‘most great’. I have not had a bath. The day on which Vishnu and other gods praised and worshipped the Lord, who had risen as that light, was Masi-Sivaratri.

This is Arunachala Siva who, being the ocean of grace, bestows liberation when thought of. But rather than directly ask Sri Bhagavan to come to Chidambaram, he began to ask mahatmyaam if he had ever been to see Lord Nataraja in Chidambaram Temple.