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Ramana's Arunachala (Ocean of Grace Divine)

Ramana's Arunachala (Ocean of Grace Divine)
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Item Code: NAF184
Publisher: Sri Ramanasramam, Tamil Nadu
Language: English
Edition: 2012
ISBN: 9788182880306
Pages: 556 (31 Color Illustrations)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.5 inch X 5.5 inc
weight of the book: 260 gms
Foreword To The First Edition

A work of this kind is not a record of facts and details. What this book records are the experiences of devotees, sages and saints who have felt Arunachala in the hill, Arunachala in the temple and Arunachala in Ramana. They live and breathe Arunachala. They speak of Arunachala as a mother would of her child or a lover of his beloved, not in measured terms, but in awed tones and with overwhelmed sensitivity The reader is invited to join as a spectator of this love affair.

The joy and delight the writers feel, the choking emotions they try to express here are sure to capture the heart of the reader making him long for these experiences.

The divine is beyond thought. Yet He allows Himself to he reflected in a sigh, a tear, a gasp, a look of wonder. This is what this book is. Long after the words are forgotten, the details erased from memory one can feel inwardly the sigh, the tear, the gasp, the look of wonder and say, “This is Arunachala, this is Ramana.”

 

Foreword To The Fourth Edition

In this revised and enlarged edition we have added a few chapters dealing with inscriptions (that are found in the temple of Arunachala). reproduced with the kind permission of Director, French Institute of Pondicherry, notes on shrines and other ancient sites found in Tiruvannamalai, a ‘list of saints who have visited Tiruvannamalai, rare herbs found on the slope of Mount Arunachala and a list of literary works singing the praise of Arunachala.

The previous editions dealt mainly with the puranic, Vedic and devotional aspects of Arunachala while this edition is made a more comprehensive one dealing with the history of Tiruvannamalai in detail and with other aspects so to bring out the glorious heritage of Tiruvannamalai.

 

Contents

 

Foreword to the first edition iii
Foreword to the fourth edition v
Dedication ix
Part 1  
Origin of Arunachala 3
Arunachala as Ardhanareeswara 12
Arunachala in the Vedas and Puranas 23
Arunachala Honouredby Thirumurais 33
Arunachala : The Beloved of Saints 50
Arunachala - The Inspiration of Melliflous Tamil 68
Festivals 73
Arunachala: A Sublime Mystery 89
Concept of Arunachala 94
Part II  
Arunachala : A Geological paradise 101
Temple of Arunachaleswara 107
History of Tiruvannamalai 191
Inscriptions 198
Part III  
Aspects of Arunachala 419
Giripradakshina 424
Notes on Shrines 435
Ecological and Geographical Aspects of Tiruvannamalai 465
All Nature Worship Him 468
Literature, Saints, Herbs and Shrines 472
The Worship of Arunachala 479
Part IV  
Arunachala - Lucia Osborne 485
The Hill - Katya Osborne 495
Arunachala's True Shape - Aquarius 500
The Cult of the Hill - Kenneth Grant 503
Physical Supports of Grace - Arthur Osborne 507
Part IV  
Arunachala Ramana 513

 

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