Ramalingam, Rāmaliṅgam: 1 definition



Ramalingam 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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Siddhar Rāmaliṅgam (1823-1874 C.E.) is also popularly known as ‘Tiru Aruṭprakāsa Vallalār’ or shortly as ‘Vallalār’, which literally means philantrophist, most liberal or benevolent person. Rāmaliṅga adigal was born in Marudūr (near Chidambaram) on Sunday the 5th October 1823, to Rāmaiah Pillai and Chinnammaiyār.

Rāmaliṅgar claimed to come in the line of Siddhas with the aim of transcending all barriers like caste and religion and to experience the Ultimate Reality. He was a saint, Siddha, mystic and poet-all rolled into one. He lead the life of an ascetic, wrapped his body with white cloth. His Tiruvaruṭpā is a collection of nearly 7000 poems written in clear and mellifluous Tamil.

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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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