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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  • October 3, 2017
    Arunachaleswarar Temple in Tamilnadu is very big and ancient temple of Lord Shiva... add this temple in your dairies in must visit list... really a wonderful architecture...  more »
  • September 26, 2017
    Very nice, the colors are very beautiful but the main temple is reserved for the Hindus... Worth the trip but I walked away disappointed. The shops nearby offer nothing very interesting.
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  • September 23, 2017
    Amazing fire temple. Number Of Arunachala. The territory of the temple is very large. To get to the Temple it is necessary to observe the dress code. Men in shorts will not be allowed, so it's best to come in pants or buy a special fabric. The temple is divided into male half-half of Shiva. And the female half-Parvatti. In the women's part of the Church I felt the status of male and female, harmony, balance of yin and Yang. Our group sat for a long time was meditating here, did not want to leave.
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  • July 13, 2017
    India's most historic temple. Entered in with stresses, existed with determination. Mainly who follow lord Shiva this is place for us. The architecture of temple explores Hindus richness. A must visit temple :)
  • May 27, 2017
    Great Indian Architecture... A temple glorifying the Hindu Richness... contradicting it is the main Gods sanctuary. It takes us to a state of inner peace :) a must visit temple!!
  • June 6, 2017
    Good place to visit especially for lord Shiva followers. Ancient temple with eyebrow raising structures​. It is said that if one recites Arunachal Shiva's​ name before death, he will be given Mukthi. Temple has multiple entrances, getting through main entrance is good option.
  • July 2, 2017
    superb must visit types om namah shivaya!! road to the place is not so great. I feel it needs lot of improvement
  • June 12, 2017
    Very nice place. Wonderful stone sculptures. Perfectly maintained place for devotional values.

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