Shonacala, Śoṇācala, Soṇācala, Sona-acala, Sonacala: 1 definition
Shonacala 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.
The Sanskrit term Śoṇācala can be transliterated into English as Sonacala or Shonacala, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Sonachala.
India history and geographySource: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras (history)
Soṇācala 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 Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 13 - Granting of Boons to Pārvatī < [Section 3a - Arunācala-khaṇḍa (Pūrvārdha)]
Chapter 6 - Description of Various Holy Places at Aruṇācala < [Section 3a - Arunācala-khaṇḍa (Pūrvārdha)]
Chapter 8 - The Propitiation of Aruṇeśvara < [Section 3a - Arunācala-khaṇḍa (Pūrvārdha)]