Ponnimalai: 1 definition


Ponnimalai means something in 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.

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

Ponnimalai is located approximately five kilometres to the south of Āyakudi village of Palani tāluk in Dindigul district of Tamilnādu. The hill is located exactly in the southeastern side facing the Palani hills, which is clearly visible from Ponnimalai

A popular tradition prevailing among the people of Ponnimalai region is that Ponnimalai siddha, a disciple of Bōgar, pissed on the hill, and it became gold. Therefore, the hill is named as Ponnimalai, meaning ‘Golden Mountain’. Every year, the annual celebrations were conducted to this Ponnimalai Siddhar.

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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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