glory of Tiruvannamalai is enshrined in almost all scriptures. In
many languages too. The Vedas, Upanishads, Samhitas, Puranas,
Sthalapuranas, devotional treatises contain such a great corpus of
authentic material that it bewilders readers with countless accounts
and awe-inspiring episodes.
Nayanamars, like Appar, Sundarar, Sambandar, Manicavachagar on their visits poured out their
souls in sweet verses, some in ecstatic raptures, and others in
books recollected in tranquility. Arunagirinathar, Guhai Namasivayar
and his illustrious Sishya Siva Prakara Swamigal, Ellappa Navalar
etc. have eulogized the glory of the kshetra and the deity in such
elaborate way that nothing is left for any further composition.
Moreover, archives also furnish certain anecdotes occurred in the
lives of rulers, native and alien, testifying to the historicity of