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INFORMATION

INTRODUCTION

Arunachala's Grandeur

Pilgrimage to Arunachala


HISTORY

Battles of Tiruvannamalai

King Vallalan of Tiruvannamalai

Short History of Tiruvannamalai

Tiruvannamalai Railways

Tiruvannamalai Under Hoysala Kingdom


ESSAYS

An Essay in Imperial Villain-Making By William Dalrymple

An Interview with David Godman By Rob Sacks

Divine Fury: Recollections of a Renegade Guru By Robert E. Svoboda

Fate or Free Will By Robert E. Svoboda

How to Transcend Astrological Influences [By Paramhansa Yogananda]

Kenopanishad and Tiruvannamalai By M. Arunachalam

Know your Guru By Swami Shivananda

Life and Times of Lakshmana Sarma: 'Who' By Meenakshi Ammal

Meditation, Detachment and Greening Arunachala By Susan Viswanathan

Old Deccan Days By Mary Frere

Sakti Cult By A. V. Jeyechandrun

Shiva Linga By David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri)

Sisters and Goddesses By William Dalrymple

The Teachings of Ramana Maharshi: An Integral View By David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri)

Towards a New Dharmic Vision of Humanity By David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri)


ECOLOGY

Arunachala Egology and Ecology

Friend of the Trees

Our Sacred Earth

Shiva as Ecologist


HYMNS

108 Names of Shiva
Shree Shiva Astottara Shatanaamaavali

Aditya Hridayam

Manikkavacakar
Thiruvammaanai
Thiruvempaavai

Ramana Maharshi
Significance of Arunachala

Hymns to Arunachala

Arunachala Akshara Mana Malai

Arunachala Patikam

Arunachala Navamanimalai

Sri Arunachala Ashtakam

Arunachala Pancharatna

Arunachala Stuti - Sixth Hymn to Arunachala


LITERATURE

Sanskrit sources for Arunachala Siva

Arunachala Poems and Hymns in Tamil


LEGAL

Contemporary Court Case

Narrative on the Environmental Concerns and the Courts





SPIRIT CENTRE

INSPIRATION

Morality Tales
The Mouse Merchant

Tale about a Snake

Monks in a Pleasure Garden

A Priest Who Worshipped Luck

The Bull Delightful

The Non-fighting Bird

Heaven

The Samurai

Antonio's Destiny

God's Fool

Kali Yuga

The Monks

The Frog Prince

The Sage and the Thief

Tale of Ekalavya

Farmer and Donkey
 
The Flea and the Elephant

Nasruddin Tales

Poems and Prayers

Quotes and Anecdotes

Stories
The Bet

The Miracle of Puran Das

The Prince

The Nightingale and the Rose

The Selfish Giant

Where Love is



SELF ENQUIRY

Self Enquiry Compilation
Wrong Identification
Ego and the Self
'I'-thought
Mind
True Nature
Misconceptions
Rejection of Thoughts
Meditation
The Self
Divine Grace
Ease of Self Enquiry
Self-attention
What is Self Enquiry?
Method of Self Enquiry
Practice of Self Enquiry
Results of Self Enquiry
Power of Self Enquiry

Direct guidance from Bhagavan
Kunju Swami
Ramaswami Pillai
Frank Humphreys
Devaraja Mudaliar
Viswanatha Swami
Annamalai Swami
S. Doraiswamy Iyer
Dr. Hafiz Syed
T. P. Ramachandra Iyer
Lakshmana Sarma
Professor G.V. Subbaramayya
Masthan Swami
Sundaresa Iyer
Janaki Mata

Self Enquiry Narratives
Repeating 'who am I?' is not Self-Enquiry
Annamalai Swami on Self Enquiry
Atma vichara - Self-enquiry
Sadhu Om on Self Enquiry
Excerpts from Discourse on the Mind

Extracts from "Who Am I?"
Mysterious Power audio by Robert Adams

Who Am I? audio by Robert Adams

Find out the Nature of "I" by Rupert Spira - Video

How do I practice Self Enquiry by Rupert Spira - Video

PDF files for download
The Path of Sri Ramana - Part 1
The Jnana aspect of the teaching by Sri Sadhu Om

The Path of Sri Ramana - Part 2
Exposition of the teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi on God, World, Bhakti and Karma By Sri Sadhu Om

Self-Enquiry (Vicharasangraham) Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi

Who Am I? (Nan Yar?) The Teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi

40 Verses on Reality - "Ulladu Narpadu" Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi



TEACHINGS

Anthony de Mello
Life of Anthony de Mello

Are you Sleepwalking?

Video Anthony De Mello, Wake Up, How to be Real

The Most Important Minutes in Your Lives

The Four Steps to Wisdom

Come Home to Yourself


Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj Biography

Grace of the Guru

The Pseudo-Entity - The Individual

Video Nisargadatta, I am only the Self

The "I Amness"

The Mind

The Reality is You


Sri Ramana Maharshi
Ramana Maharshi Biography

Teachings of Ramana Maharshi

Video Sri Ramana's Life and Teachings

Searching the Source of 'I' Thought

Why do I never remember that I am the Self?

Self Inquiry Meditation Method

"Who am I" Meditation

The Ribhu Gita


Sri Sathya Sai Baba
Sathya Sai Baba Biography

Words on Arunachala

Video Sai Baba Sings Manasa Bhajare

Mind and Self Enquiry

Sri Sathya Sai Baba's Discourse on the Mind

Sri Sathya Sai Baba's Kodaikanal Interview April 1, 1985




TEMPLES
 
SACRED POWER

LEGENDS
Myths and Narratives, Arunachala Puranam

Extract from Sri Arunachala Puranam: Vignettes


SACRED SPACE
Sacred Architecture, Narrative

Sacred Architecture, Practice

Sacred Geometry

Tamil Nadu Temples


TEMPLES, STHALAMS
Adi Annamalai Temple Narrative

Adi Annamalai Temple Photo Gallery

Maha kumbhabhishekam

Kumbhabhishekam - Photo Gallery


Asta Lingam Narrative

Dasa Lingam: Chandra

Dasa Lingam: Surya


Pachaiamman Temple Narrative

Pachaiamman Temple Photo Gallery


Parvathamalai

History and Legends

Climbing Hill

Summit

Girivalam

Photo Album


Rajarajeshwari Temple Narrative

Rajarajeshwari Temple Photo Gallery


FESTIVALS
Festival Calendar


Mahashivaratri

2012 Big Temple Celebrations

Photo Gallery

Narratives
The Eternal Festival

Mahashivaratri at Pashupatinath Temple

Shiva - The Mystic Night

The Ther Unveiled
'Aluntharali' Appears and Blesses



Thiruvoodal Festival


GIRIVALAM
Arunachala Siva - On The Girivalam Path
Agni and Yama Lingams
 
Niruthi and Varuna Lingams
 
Vayu and Kubera Lingams

Esanya and Indra Lingams

Girivalam Aids

Significance of Girivalam

The Story of Vajrangada



BIG TEMPLE

360 TOUR

ESSAYS
2002 Arunachaleswarar Temple Kumbhabhishekam By Kesav Malli

Connecting Histories - Tiruvannamalai Temple Through the Ages By Smt. Lakshmi

Deivasigamani Desikar (1291-1348) - Builder and Protector of Tiruvannamalai Temple By K.V. Ramakrishna Rao

Putting the Gods to Bed By Apeetha Arunagiri

Structure of Sri Arunachaleswarar Temple - A Historical Perspective By A. Sakthivel

Temple Origins and Greatness of Shiva Lingam By Meenakshi Ammal

Temple Walkthrough By Meenakshi Ammal


INTERACTIVE


MAHAKUMBHABHISHEKAM
1976 Mahakumbhabhishekam

2002 Mahakumbhabhishekam

2017 Mahakumbhabhishekam
Narrative

Calendar

Gods' Marriage

Photo Gallery


PHOTO GALLERY


PRAKARAMS
Prakarams, Vimanas, Gopurams

5th Prakaram

4th Prakaram

3rd Prakaram

2nd and 1st Prakarams (Central Shrine)




GODS
DEITIES
Agni

Surya




DEEPAM
NARRATIVES
Ardhanarishvara at Arunachala

Deepam - Annamalaikku Arogara

Deepam Legends

The Festival of Light


DEEPAM 2011
Calendar

Bharani and Mahadeepam


DEEPAM 2012
Calendar

Photo Gallery


DEEPAM 2013
Calendar

Photo Gallery


DEEPAM 2014
Calendar
Programme

Preparations

Preday Ursavams

Flag Hoisting

Day one

Day two, Day three

Day four, Crowd, Cultural programmes

Day five, Day six

Day seven

Day eight, Day nine

Bharani Deepam, Maha Deepam

Cow Festival

Theppal

On the Streets

Chandikeswarar festival, Deepam at Yogi Ramsuratkumar Ashram, Cauldron Puja

Photo Gallery


DEEPAM 2015
Calendar
Programme, Preparations

Day one, Day two

Day four, Culutral programmes, preparations

Day five, Day six

Day seven

Deepam Cauldron, Cow and Horse Fair

Bharani Deepam, Maha Deepam

Day ten

Day eleven

Photo Gallery


DEEPAM 2016
Calendar
Programme, Sprucing Things Up, list of functions, Processions

Preparations, Durgai Ursavam, Pidari Utsavam

Vinayaka and Chandikeswarar Utsavam, Day 1

Day 1 evening

Day 2

Day 3, Day 4

Day 5, Kumbhabhishekam Isanya Desikar Math

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8

Day 9

Day 10

Cattle Fair, Arunachaleswarar Girivalam

Theppal, Deepam at Yogi Ramsuratkumar Ashram

Cauldron Puja

Photo Gallery


DEEPAM 2017
Photo Gallery


DEEPAM 2018
Photo Gallery


DEEPAM 2019
Photo Gallery


DEEPAM 2020
Photo Gallery




DEVOTEES

ANCIENT
Arunagirinathar

Guhai Namashivaya

Guru Namashivaya

Isanya Desikar

Saiva Archaryas

Introduction


Thirujnana Sambandar Life

Thirujnana Sambandar Hymns


Thirunavukkarasar Swami (Apparswami) Life

Thirunavukkarasar Swami (Apparswami) Hymns


Manikkavacakar Life

Manikkavacakar Hymns



MODERN
Isakki Swamigal

Mookupodi Swamigal

Poondi Swami

Ramana Maharshi

Seshadri Swamigal

Sri Sadhu Om

Tinnai Swami

Yogi Ram Suratkumar




ALBUMS

Animals
Cows
At Arunachala

Cow Fair

Cow Pongal


Arunachala
Darshan


Deepam
Deepam 2020
Preparations

Pre-Deepam

Flag Hoisting, Utsavam

Night 1, Day 2, Night 2

Day 3, Night 3

Day 4, Night 4

Day 5, Day 6

Night 6, Day 7

Day 8, Pichandar

Night 8, Day 9

Night 9

Bharani

Deepam Temple

Hill Cauldron

Chandrasekhara Theppal

Amman, Murugan Theppal

Cauldron


Deepam 2019
Panthakal Function

Preparations

Predeepam Functions

Kalyana Mandapam

Day 1, Night 1

Day 2, 3, Night 2, 3

Day 4, Night 4

Rishaba Vahana Day, Silver Rishaba Night

Day 6, Night 6

Radhams Day 7. Night 7

Festival Crowds

Day 8, Night 8

Day 9, Night 9

Day 10. Bharani Deepam

Day 10. Karthigai Deepam in Temple

Day 10. Mahadeepam on Arunachala

Swami Girivalam and Theppal Functions

Deepam Cauldron Parikara Puja


Deepam 2018
Pre-Deepam Functions

Flag Hoisting

Day 1, Night 1

Day 2, 3, Night 2, 3

Day 4, Night 4

Day 5, Night 5

Day 6, Night 6

Maharadham

Day 8, Night 8

Day 9, Night 9

Bharani and Mahadeepam

Mahadeepam on Mount

Swami Girivalam, Theppals

Cauldron Descends, Parikara Puja


Deepam 2017
Invite, Preparations

Pre-Deepam Functions

Flag Hoisting, Days, Nights 1-3

Days, Nights 4-6

Maharadham, Days 8, 9, Night 8

Bharani and Mahadeepam


Deepam 2016

Deepam 2015

Deepam 2014

Deepam 2013

Deepam 2012


Mahakumbhabhishekam
Adi Annamalai temple

Big temple
2017

2002

1976

Durga Amman Temple

Pavala Kundru Temple

Thiruner Annamalai Temple


Saints, Sages
Mookupodi Swamigal

Nannagaru

Ramana Maharshi


Temples, Sthalams
Adi Annamalai

Arunachaleswara

Pachai Amman

Parvathamalai

Rajarajeshwari

Temple Kolams

Temple Vintage




VIDEOS

Self Enquiry Teachings

Saints, Sadhus of Arunachala

Life Victorious

Ramana Maharshi Life and Teachings

Lord Shiva Hymns, Songs and Chants

Arunachala

Karthigai Deepam

Parvathamalai

Arunachaleswarar Temple, Tiruvannamalai



ARTS, CRAFTS

Kolams
Learn how to make kolams

Jigsaw Puzzles



BLOGS

arunachalabirds.blogspot.com

arunachalagrace.blogspot.com

arunachalaland.blogspot.com

arunachalamystic.blogspot.com

arunachalasatsang.blogspot.com



ORACLE

Introduction



LINKS