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Arunachaleshwara Temple, Thiruvannamalai
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Feel the power of worship at Arunachaleshwara Temple, one of the largest and grandest temple complexes in South India with four impressive stately gateway towers. Set in the foot of Annamalai Hills, this huge structure dedicated to Lord Shiva features high walls and large tanks accommodating enormous number of worshippers. Particularly important to the Hindu sect of Saivism as one of the temples associated with fire, this monumental mid-9th century structure occupies some 10 hectares (25 acres), its elaborate eleven story towers standing 66 m (217 ft) tall. Mix with the devotees and see ceremonially painted elephants during festivities It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Arunachaleshwara Temple and many more Thiruvannamalai attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Thiruvannamalai tourist route planner.
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  • The temple itself requires atleast 1 hour for proper darshan in lean days, in crowded days it maybe more, Look for paathala linga where ramanar meditated, kalabhairava amd kili gopuram Have a good dar...  more »
  • We reached Temple late night from chennai, Started Pradakshina ,later we visited Ramana Maharshi Aashramam 
  • A magnanimous temple. Lord Shiva is the main deity. Important things to cover: Lord Shiva, Utsavar, Unnamalai Amman, Pathala Lingam. For kids: Temple Elephant, Ghosala Not but the least Girivalam is v...  more »