Velliangiri, Velliaṅgiri: 1 definition


Velliangiri 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)

Velliaṅgiri (10°59’N; 76°41’E) also known as ‘Dakṣiṇā Kailāsa’ or ‘Then Kailāyam’ is located around forty kilometres from Coimbatore town, formerly known as ‘Koṅkumaṇḍalam’. At the foot of the hill, a village named Pūṇḍi and recently established Dhyānaliṅga Meditation centre are situated. Velliaṅgiri is known as Velliaṅgiri Āṇḍavar and his consort is Manonmaṇi Amman.

There are seven hills in Velliaṅgiri to represent the seven cakras.

  1. In the first hill, the shrine of Velli Vināyakar;
  2. in the second hill Pāmbāṭṭi Sunai (water fountain),
  3. in the third hill - Kaitaṭṭi Sunai;
  4. in the fourth hill Siddhar Ottar’s samādhi;
  5. in the fifth hill Bhīma Kaliyuruṇḍai hill, aka., Tirunīru malai (sacred ash hill);
  6. in the sixth hill - Sethilai cave and Āṇḍi Sunai;
  7. in the seventh hill, the Lord of Velliaṅgiri, in a self-emanated phallic form (suyambu liṅgam).
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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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