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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  • We have been here on a family trip with my parents. The roads are being very well maintained and we can see many ashrams along the road side of complete girivalam. The foot paths are being renovated t...  more »
  • The visit took 3 hours by Auto. We visited all the Astha Lingams in the girivalam path. Indra Lingam, this is just opposite to the main temple. Agni Lingam, Yama lingam, Iswaraeswarar( not part of the...  more »
  • For the devotional folks who have high regards for Girivalam, it is a must do. The Girivalam pradikshina is about completing a Pradikshna around the sacred Arunachala Hill. The path is about 14 kms lo...  more »
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  • 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..
  • A must visit sacred site for all Hindus. One of the top 10 functioning Temple complexes in India (greater than 100 years old)
  • Visited on the first day of the 2017 festival season... moderate crowd well managed by police and staff. Clean and well maintained temple.. we were there after dark... would love to go again during day time to catch Arunachalam in it's full glory🙏
  • It is the most ancient temple in Tamil Nadu I guess. Excellent temple. Peaceful. And one of the best places to worship Lord Shiva. Girivala is famous here where people circle around the temple.
  • Can get rather crowded on festival days. It is a beautiful temple with a towering gopuram. Fast queue for darshan is Rs 50. Free queue can take long on festival days, so arrange your time accordingly.

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