Sathuragiri, Sathura-giri, Saduragiri: 1 definition



Sathuragiri 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)

Saduragiri hill (9°40’N; 77°38’E) is situated around ten kilometres from Vathirāiruppu village near Śrivilliputūr of Virudhunagar district of Tamilnādu. The name ‘Saduragiri’ is derived from the word chatur (four) and giri (hills). It also represents the hills of four Vedas, four directions, etc.

It is also called with several names like Brahmagiri, Indragiri, Sūryagiri, Kailāśa, Siddhagiri, Mahaliṅgagiri, Śivagiri, Udayagiri, etc. There are many legends related to Saduragiri. A āśram of Athri Mahariṣi and his wife Anusya Devi is associated with Tāṇippārai in local legends. It is popularly believed as an abode of the Siddhas.

Source: Shodhganga: Siddha Cult in Tamilnadu

Sathuragiri refers to one of the various famous Siddha Centre distributed throughout South India and Tamil Nadu. The Siddha cult represents a Tantric philosophy that emerged from the combination of several elements found in traditions such as Shaivism (viz., Pashupata), Shaktism, Jainism, Tantric Buddhism (Vajrayana), etc. Both the Siddha and the Navanath cult (i.e., Nava-natha, ‘nine saints’) are popular in South India [viz., Sathuragiri] and Tamilnadu. A Siddha was an inspired seer belonging to the marginalized sections of society who dissolved their past karma and crushed the roots of future karma.

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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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