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 Put Arunachaleshwara Temple and other Thiruvannamalai attractions into our Thiruvannamalai trip itinerary planning website , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • best place to be for meditation, many ashrams around. the temple by itself is huge and a great place to be . Spot near the entrance you can stand there and see all the gopurams. try visiting the templ...  more »
  • The temple has 4 entrances, facing all 4 directions. It is suggested to be auspicious to enter from the South Gate. Annamalaiyar is prominently a Shiva temple. It is said that after Shiva created fire...  more »
  • i had been few times for the girivalam walk around the mountain and temple in the past. but have never visited the temple in all my girivalam visits. but this time ensured to visit the temple and made...  more »

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