Arunacala, Aruṇācala, Aruna-acala: 3 definitions

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Arunacala means something in the history of ancient India, Hindi. 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.

Alternative spellings of this word include Arunachala.

India history and geography

Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana (history)

1) Aruṇācala (अरुणाचल).—The Aruṇa mountain lies to the west of Kailāsa and is the abode of Śiva (Vāyu-purāṇa. 47.17-18; Brahma-purāṇa. II.18.18; Skanda-purāṇa III.59-61; IV 9. 11. 21. 17; also Kern: ‘Medieval India’ (Kern). P. 3; See Awasthi: Studies in Skanda Purāṇa P. 54.—

2) Aruṇācala (अरुणाचल) is possibly identified with the River Śoṇabhadra—in the South Arcot District. See Avasthi: Studies in Sk. P. P. 142.

Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (history)

Aruṇācala is another name for the Arunachaleswara Temple in Thiruvannamalai (Tiruvaṇṇāmalai) refers to one of the Pañcasabhā or “five halls where Śiva is said to have danced”.—The Śaivite puṇya-sthala (holy place) Aruṇācaleśvar Temple is in Tiruvaṇṇāmalai District. The town stands at an elevation of 266 ft (79.80M) above sea level. According to Narayanaswamy, this sthala is also known by the names Aruṇagiri, Aṇṇāmalai, Aruṇāchalam, Aruṇai, Soṇagiri, and Soṇācalam. All these names signify the Fire Mountain. The very hill called Aṇṇāmalai or the Great Mountain is worshipped as the liṅga. The sthala is famous as it is considered the seat of Jyoti or teyu-liṅga (one of the five sacred liṅgas). The Aruṇācaleśvar Temple is one of the biggest temples in Tamilnadu.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Aruṇācala (अरुणाचल):—(nm) the newly created (1972) eastern State of the Indian Union.

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