Arunachalam Temple


It houses four gateway towers known as gopurams. The tallest is the eastern tower, with 11 stories and a height of 66 metres (217 ft), making it one of the tallest temple towers in India built by sevappa nayakkar (Nayakar dynasty).

Is there any dress code in Arunachalam Temple?

For men the dress code is Shirt & Trouser, Dhoti or Pyjamas with upper cloth. For women the preferred dress code is saree or half-saree with blouse or chudidhar with pyjama and upper cloth. These rules are applicable for foreigners also.

How much time does Arunachala Giri Pradakshina takes?

roughly 4 hours
The Girivalam is around 14 Kms and it takes roughly 4 hours at an average pace. Better you start around 4.30 AM and complete by 8.30 AM, including darshan of Lord Arunachaleshwar. There is no fear absolutely as many devotees would be walking around the same time.

Is Giri Pradakshina allowed in Arunachalam?

Arunachalam Temple Giri Pradakshina

You can do the Giri Pradakshina at any time on any day. The best time is to start around midnight and complete it by morning 4 am.

When should we visit Arunachalam?

Monthly Weather in Thiruvannamalai
Month High/Low (°C) Rain
September 33°/ 23° 16 days
October 31°/ 22° 26 days
November 30°/ 21° 16 days
December 28°/ 20° 7 days
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Can we do Girivalam with shoes?

Normally, girivalam is done barefoot. But if is difficult, then you can wear thick socks. Even if that is difficult, then you can wear slippers.

Can we do Girivalam at night?

Yes, girivalam can be done by day or night. Others are usually there till about 11 pm. This is an ideal time to do it as weather is pleasant in the evening. aim is to enjoy the circumbulation in a spirit of total surrender.

Can we wear socks during Girivalam?

I agree with all above, try to keep a thick woolen socks With you , as and when you feel it is highly required with unbearable pain then you can wear during girivalam. over a year ago. Footwear is not advised as the experience is also to get your body to have contact with the sacred ground.

Can Girivalam be done by car?

12 answers. Greeting Dear Kosigil. Of course . you can do the “Girivalam” in your car. with your differently able child. My suggestion would be Start early in morning. for two reason: One you can beat the heat and most importantly the crowd.

Which day is good for Girivalam?

The Road encircling the mountain where devotees circumbulate is 8 1/2 miles which is 14 kms long. On Full Moon days and festival days (like Karthigai, first day of the Tamil month, Tamil New Year day) hundreds of thousands of devotees circumbulate (GIRIVALAM) the mountain and get the blessings of the Lord Arunachala.


Advise: If any one wants to perform Giri Pradakshina with bare foot, start after sunset around 6 pm . By 11 pm the trip will be completed and your feet may not burn. Main 8 shiva linga temples are open 24/7, means the doors with grill opening provided.


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