Girivalam, Arunachaleswarar Temple, Tiruvannamalai

Take part in the grueling ritual of Girivalam, Arunachaleswarar Temple. Held every full moon, the ceremony involves worshippers' circumambulating the holy mountain--a barefoot journey of at least 14 km (8.7 mi)--visiting the eight lingams along the way. Each of the lingams represents certain benefits, such as long life, wealth, and peace of mind. If the idea of this long, difficult journey at the height of day proves too intimidating, you can traverse the trail after dark, with sodium lamps lighting the way. Drinking water is available along the route. To visit Girivalam, Arunachaleswarar Temple on your trip to Tiruvannamalai, use our Tiruvannamalai road trip app .
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  • Its a surreal experience. the walk even though its barefeet on a tarmac is such a pleasure. There are thousands of people so as a woman you feel safe, and nobody bothers you. Most people are chanting ...  more »
  • I went the girivalam superb divine place but felt it completely become commercial...too much of unethical worst quality shops on the girivalam way..no cleanliness...high auto fare and 9 overloaded aut...  more »
  • This is a very old and good temple. The specialty here is the Girivalam on every full moon day. Had a good experience.  more »
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  • You may get peace of mind.Too many sub-temples inside of the main temple.The walking around the complete mount is 15km. You can found lots food shops while in the way to main temple. The complete mount walk may take 4 hours to complete.It is the best experience I had.In this walking path you can visit 9 sivalingas.
  • This is really a nice historic place. The history of the temple I cannot explain here. We have to go and explore this place. The architecture of this Temple is outstanding.
  • Beautiful temple and mesmerising hill. It's the devotion of the people that interests and affects me here. The place will ripe your spirituality and spill your devotion to the kind annamalaiyar
  • Centuries old temple which houses lord Siva... during the full moon day city flooded with devotees who come from every corner of the globe.. temple is so big that you have to take more time to observe and enjoy its beauty.. if you are a siva follower this is a must place to visit
  • Historical and traditional temple.you make new experience new people.new make a feeling very good experience happy you're life journey.make good and cleaning temple.new and old temple.you don't miss it
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