The Greatness of Arunachala is explained in Arunachala Purana a segment of Skanda Purana. Arunachalam temple is a power house and has massive importance in the vedas. Arunachala is the home for a large number of great saints and yogis including the Great Gautama Maharishi, Guhai Namasivayar, Seshadri Swamigal, Ramana Maharishi, Esakki Swamigal, Esanya Gnana Desikar, Ammani Amman, Adimudi Siddhar. According to Skanda Purana, Gautama Maharishi is one of the very few to know the entire Blueprint & Sacred Secrets of Arunachala. His sanctum is in the pradhakshina path which will be covered in a different section of this Blog. Goddess Parvati merged and became one half of Lord Shiva at Arunachala. Arunchala hill itself is considered as Shivalinga. Lord Arunachaleshwara and Unnamulai Amman are the presiding deities of Arunachalam temple.
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