Kanjamalai, Kañjamalai: 2 definitions


Kanjamalai means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: DSpace at Pondicherry: Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu (shaivism)

Kañjamalai Siddhar.—Tamil tradition records that one Kañjamalai Siddhar happens to be one of the seven students of Tirumūla Nāyaṇār. Reference is also found in Tirumandiram about this Kañjamalai Siddhar. Kañjamalaiyan belonged to the hill-tribe of Kañjamalai, now called Siddhar Koil. According to Koṅkumaṇḍala Satakam, Kañjamalai is located in between Paruthipalli Nādu, one of the adjacent Nādus of the Pūnturai Nādu.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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India history and geogprahy

Source: DSpace at Pondicherry: Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu (historical)

Kañjamalai (11°37’2 N; 78°3’35 E) is located fourteen kilometres to the west of Salem in the Salem district of Tamiḻnādu which is famous as the abode of Kañjamalai Siddhar. The word ‘kañjam’ literally denotes the gold, copper or iron.

On the top of the hill a shrine known as Siddhar Koil is dedicated to Kañjamalai Siddhar. Besides, there is also a Murugaṉ temple of recent origin. The famous Śiva temple known as Siddheśvara temple is located in the foothills dedicated to Kālaṅgināthar.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as 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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