We, the worldwide friends of Arunachala, humbly ask that you place Arunachala on the Tentative List and ultimately the Nomination File for consideration by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
We consider Arunachala to be a spiritual treasure for all of humanity. World Heritage Site status will establish it formally as such, and help preserve it for future generations.
Arunachala meets criterion #6 for World Heritage Site status: "Is directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions, with ideas, or with beliefs, with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance". It meets this criterion because it is sacred to countless devotees throughout the world, and has been since ancient times, as documented in many scriptures.
We understand that the World Heritage Centre offers advice and assistance in the Nomination process. We also offer whatever help that we can provide in this effort.
We thank you kindly for considering our request.
Worldwide Friends of Arunachala
Signing this petition will help establish that there is a worldwide community of many supporters who want to preserve Arunachala. This petition will be part of the package of materials that we will submit to Chief Minister Jayalalithaa to make our request. NOTE: Causes.com will not allow you to sign this petition unless you are a member of Facebook. If you are not a member of Facebook, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Put in the subject line of the email "I am signing the petition to nominate the Holy Hill Arunachala as a UNESCO World Heritage Site". In the body of the email, put your name, country, and the city/town you live in. Thank you.