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Hinduism Today, July/August/September, 2006

Hinduism Today, July/August/September, 2006

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COVER: Linguist Sambanda Sivacharyar,
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, stands in front of the French Institute of Pondicherry’s extraordinary collection of 
8,600
scriptures, many in their original palm leaf form The fragile leaves (above) are brushed with lemongrass oil preservative
 
Holy ScripturE
Exploring our writtEn HEritagE
 
The festival, from above and below:
(Clockwise from left) Oblivious to the wet chill of a rainy twilight, devotees gather on top of Arunachala mountain close to the large copper cauldron that will cradle the brightly burning ame of Krittika Dipam; with a policeman’s help in down- pouring rain, climbing pilgrims negotiate a dangerously slippery passage around a protruding rock ledge near the summit of the mountain; at precisely
6
 pm on the eve of Krittika Dipam, thelighting of a re in the Tiruvannamalai temple signals devotees miles away on top of the moun- tain to ignite the ame that will be seen by millions as Lord Siva’s innite light
Lord Siva’sNight of Light
 Throughout Tamil Nadu, millions of Hindus gather onKrittika Dipam to worship Lord Siva as an innite pillar of light.In Tiruvannamalai, the re that is lit on top of Arunachala mountainin the giant cauldron above is kept burning for 10 days, consuminga ton of ghee and a thousand feet of thick cotton wick. Page 18 ....
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