The Tamil translation of Arunachala Mahatmyam (Sanskrit) done by Sri Munagala S. Venkataramiah (later Sri Ramanananda Saraswati, compiler of Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi) is already published by Sri Ramanasramam. The English translation of this by Sri M.C. Subramanian was serialized in The Mountain Path. This has been reissued now and includes a few alterations and additions. A long-felt need of devotees has at last been realized with the publication of this in book form.
An unavoidable feature of the original is the repetition of stories as compiled from various Sanskrit sources. This has been retained in translation in order to emphasise the glory of Arunachala as the main theme.
Appended to the Arunachala Mahatmayam (English), which forms the main body of the text, is the Arunachala Puranam as vignettes, translated by Sri J. Jayaraman from the Tamil poetic work of Saiva Ellappa Navalar, often referred to by Sri Bhagavan. This too originally appeared as a serial in The Mountain Path.
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