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Girivalam, Arunachaleswarar Temple, Tiruvannamalai

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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. Plan to visit Girivalam, Arunachaleswarar Temple during your Tiruvannamalai vacation using our convenient Tiruvannamalai trip itinerary planner.
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  • By chance we did the Girivalam (a 14 km walk around Arunachala hills) on Pournami day, which is considered special. The road around the hill was choc a block with people and vehicles were banned that ...  read more »
  • The walk around the holy hill Arunachala is called as Girivalam or Giri pradakshina. It is 14 kms long walk surrounding the Arunachaleshwara swamy temple and performing pradakshina around the holy hil...  read more »
  • Can be a tiring walk especially if one doesn't walk much on a daily basis. But a must if you are a Hindu devotee. Try to do it in the early hours from 4 am onwards when it's cooler and the roads are l...  read more »
  • This is the Agni sthalam one of the panchabootha sthalam..the concept of lingothbavar belongs to this temple..Pallavas and hoysalas had the major contributions for the construction of the temple..latter nattukkottai nagarathar had done lot of is the place for the siddhars..Ramanamaharishi, sheshadri swamikal, visiri samaiyar, are many to mention..During one of my visit , had been to Ramana maharishis cave where he lived some years with his mother...
  • Quite a experince and get a blessing from Lord shiva. One of the historic and well maintained temple in Tamilnadu. Worth a visit , dont miss this place.
  • The temple is situated on the hill called arunachalam here we pray to lord shiva,most of the devotes do giri pradhakhan on poornima day means a fullmoon day 1000 s of devotes do this an awessome experience while doing pradhakshan and there is a ramana maharshi asarmam one the Hindu guru..
  • My native is Tiruvannamalai. Here the mountain itself is Lord Arunachala and the same Lord Arunachaleshwar is in linga form in the temple so that we can worship the Lord by doing abhishekam, Aaraadhana etc.
  • allways go om namichi vayem
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