Aruli, Aruḷ: 1 definition
Aruli means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
General definition (in Hinduism)Source: Google Books: Obtaining Grace: Locating the Origins of a Tamil Saiva Precept
This term has signified different ideas and concepts throughout the history of Tamil literature. Aruḷ was cast as that principle of Śiva that spawned the cosmos, and it was widely regarded that only through Śiva’s aruḷ was a soul able to achieve liberation from the cyle of saṃsāra or rebirth.
The term is also found in Tamil Vaiṣṇava literature as well, indicating an element of Viṣṇu that follows for the emancipation of the soul; but literary history suggests that aruḷ is more closely associated with Śiva that Viṣṇu.
The Śaiva nāyaṉmār (“leaders,” literally; but generally, “poet-saints”) employed aruḷ in their hymns to describe Śiva and his exploits. In the pleas for their souls’ releas from ignorance, they asked Śiva for his aruḷ; and when they described him in one of his many mythscapes, aruḷ would designate a variety of activities.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Aruliha.
Ends with: Baruli.
Search found 5 books and stories containing Aruli, Aruḷ, Arul; (plurals include: Arulis, Aruḷs, Aruls). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Religion and Philosophy of Tevaram (Thevaram) (by M. A. Dorai Rangaswamy)
Chapter 1 - Thiruvennainallur or Tiruvenneinallur (Hymn 1) < [Volume 3.1 - Pilgrim’s progress: to Arur]
Chapter 3 - Grace And Ethics < [Volume 4.2.2 - Philosophy of Soul]
Chapter 21 - Thirukalayanallur or Tirukkalaya Nallur (Hymn 16) < [Volume 3.2 - Pilgrim’s progress: to Chola]
Later Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Temples in Tiruvennainallur < [Chapter XII - Temples of Kulottunga III’s Time]
Temples in (Ten-) Tiruvalangadu < [Chapter XII - Temples of Kulottunga III’s Time]
Temples in Sirkali < [Chapter II - Temples of Kulottunga I’s Time]
Early Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Middle Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 5 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 3 - Māṇikka-vāchakar and Śaiva Siddhānta < [Chapter XXXVIII - Śaiva Philosophy in some of the Important texts]
Part 2 - The Śaiva Ideas of Māṇikka-vāchakar in the Tiru-vāchaka < [Chapter XXXVIII - Śaiva Philosophy in some of the Important texts]
Part 1 - The Literature and History of Southern Śaivism < [Chapter XXXIV - Literature of Southern Śaivism]