Tiruvannamalai Temple


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.

Which temple is famous in Tiruvannamalai?

Lord Arulmigu Annamalaiyar Temple Tiruvannamalai

Tiruvannamalai is very famous place both spiritually and historically. The temple is very unique as it is one among pancha bhooda stalam and sung by saiva kuravargal.

What is special about Tiruvannamalai?

Tiruvannamalai District is famous for spiritual and religious aspect. The world famous Annamalaiyar temple, Padavedu Renugammbal temple, Thennnagur Pandurangar Temple and Devikapuram Periyanayagi amman temple are some of the main spiritual centers. Sathanur Dam, Jawadhu Hills are the famous tourist places.

How much time does Arunachala Giri Pradakshina takes?

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. You make your own pace in walking.

Is there any dress code in Arunachalam Temple?

Dress Code

Shorts, mini-skirts, middies, sleeveless tops, low-waist jeans and short-length T-shirts are not allowed. Pilgrims/visitors will not be allowed inside the temple if dress code is not followed.

Which temple is powerful in Tamil Nadu?

Dedicated to Goddess Parvati in the form of Meenakshi and her consort, Lord Shiva in the form of Lord Sundareswarar, the Meenakshi Amman Temple is one of the most ancient and famous temples not only in Tamil Nadu but, in entire India.

Can we wear Chappal during Girivalam?

You will have to remove them as and when you are entering any temple on the way.

What food is special in Tiruvannamalai?

Food of Thiruvannamalai

The typical South-Indian platter consists of Idli, Dosa, Chutney, Vada, Sambhar, Rasam, Upma, Sweet Pongal, Payassam, Kesari.

Which God is in Tiruvannamalai?

Arunachalesvara Temple (also called Annamalaiyar Temple) is a Hindu temple dedicated to the deity Shiva, located at the base of Arunachala hill in the town of Thiruvannamalai in Tamil Nadu, India.

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.


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.


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