Author: Munagala Venkataramiah
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): M.C. Subramanian
Publisher: Sri Ramanasramam
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8188018314
This book is an English translation of original Sanskrit title Arunchala Mahatmyam. Appended to this volume is the Arunchala Puranm as vignettes translated by J Jayarman from the Tamil poetic work of Saiv Ellapa Navalr, often referred to by Sri Bhagvan.
EXTRACT FROM SKANDA MAHAPURANA
37 – I truly abide here on earth in the form of an effulgence named Arunachala for (bestowing) the attainment (of Liberation).
38 – Since it (this Hill) removes the cruel heap of sins from all the worlds, and since bondage (runa) becomes non – existent when one sees it, it is (named) Arunachala.
40 – In ancient days, when a fight arose between Brahma and Vishnu, who were both born from a part of me, I manifested myself in the form of an Effulgence in order to remove their delusion.
43 – At their further request I, who was in the form of an Effulgence, became the motionless linga named Arunachala.
= Skanda Mahapurana
The Tamil translation of Arunachala Mahatmyam (Sanskrit) done by Sri Munagala S. Venkataramiah (later Sri Ramanananda Saraswati, compiler of Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi) is already published by Sri Ramanasramam. The English translation of this by Sri M.C. Subramanian was serialized in The Mountain Path. This has been reissued now and includes a few alterations and additions. A long-felt need of devotees has at last been realized with the publication of this in book form.
Arunachala Mahatmyam (Sanskrit)
Arunachala Puranam (TAMIL)