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Manipura Kshetra

Thus this place became one of the mukti Kshetra (places of liberation), as it represents one of the five elements, or pancha bhutas, namely that of fire, tejo. Tiruvannamalai is then tejo sthala (the place of the fire's aura), just as Kanchipuram is prithvi (earth) sthala. Of the six chakra location (adhara kshetras), Tiruvannamalai represents the manipura kshetra. The manifestation of the Lingodbhava (symbol of creation) then resulted in the origin of the mountain and in the celebration of the Deepam Festival.
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