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. To visit Girivalam, Arunachaleswarar Temple on your trip to Tiruvannamalai, use our Tiruvannamalai road trip app .
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  • This is a very old and good temple. The specialty here is the Girivalam on every full moon day. Had a good experience.  more »
  • Performing the Girivalam/Giripradakshina on a visit to Tiruvannamalai, is a journey to spiritual and physical wellness. Performing the 14 Km Girivalam / circumambulating the Arunachala hill on barefoo...  more »
  • dont miss to do the girivalam - need a walk of 13 km around the hill and visit each shiva lingam. but you need to perform the prayer with no footwear, and do this walking early in the morning or befor...  more »
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  • 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
  • I got goosebumps when I saw this place.. really a powerful god.. don't miss to visit this place.. u can feel full of positive energy.. use the timing chat..
  • Divine temple! Everyone should visit this place. Peace of mind guaranteed. The art and architecture of the place is commendable!!
  • Good devotional place you will get lodges near temple or else if you want to take just bath that is also available at just rs 15 rajagopuram right side
  • The Arunachala Shiva temple is beautiful, huge, and the energies are here for settling the mind and feeling the Self. A must visit for anyone who asks to know themselves.

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