"Tiruvannamalai: - Sri Arunachala IS Lord Siva" Tiruvannamalai by FruitLover
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Sri Ramana Maharashi (1879 - 1950), when visited the holy Mount Kailasa deep in the Himalayas, explained that while Kailasa was indeed the abode of Lord Siva - Holy Annamalai - Sri Arunachala - IS Lord Siva Himself, from beginningless bottom to endless top.
Complicated ? I'll try to explain.
Tiruvannamalai, a medium-sized town in South India, a hundred and fifty kms from Madras, has been attracting Hindu pilgrims in large numbers for hundreds of years. As long ago as the sixth century AD poets and Hindu holy men were singing songs in praise of it, extolling its greatness, its power and its sanctity.
Tiru's major festival occurring between mid-November and mid-December, attracts HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of devotees.
The object of all this devotional fervour is and has been the local mountain - called ANNAMALAI in Tamil and ARUNACHALA in Sanskrit - and the temple dedicated to it on its eastern side. The image of God in the temple and the mountain which rises up behind it are held to be one and the same entity: Siva, the Supreme Deity for millions of Hindus.
The BHAGAVAD GITA considered to be the most important book of Vedic scripts. It contains 18 chapters, about 700 verses, and is a part of the MAHABHARATA, the records of ancient India's history. The BHAGAVAD GITA is a comprehensive dialog between KRISHNA and ARJUNA. KRISHNA takes the role of spiritual guide, and explains carefully and in details the science of self fulfilment. The importance of this creation is its appeal to the embarrassed person with unavoidable problems in life in this world, and pointing the spiritual path as a solution for his existential questions.
Johan Volfgang Gete, the famous philosopher of 19th century wrote:
"That's the most enlightening book I read in my life".
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