Sri Arunachala Puranam

By Saiva Ellappa Navalar

Translation by Robert Butler


211 pages

Published by V. S. Ramanan, Sri Ramanasramam, Tiruvannamalai, India

ISBN 978-81-8288-223-2

The Arunachala Puranam is a long Tamil poem, composed several centuries ago, that retells the principal divine stories that are associated with Arunachala and the temple town of Tiruvannamalai. Its content is similar in many ways to the Arunachala Mahatmyam, an earlier Sanskrit rendering of these stories that appears in the Skanda Puranam, but the Tamil version has interesting additions and stories that did not appear in the earlier texts.

Robert Butler has made the first complete English rendering of this important work, annotating the verses with textual notes and explanations.