South Indian City Guide - Tamilnadu -Thiruvannamalai

One of the FIVE Shiva Temples representing the basic elements of the Universe namely Water, Air, Fire, Earth and the Sky. Out of these Tiruvannamalai represents the Earth where the huge mountain itself is likened to be the Lord Shiva. The city is administrative capital of the city and situated from Chennai in Tamil Nadu. You can see pilgrims from all over the world visit this temple and the several Ashrams situated around this temple.

Thiruvannamalai City Guide

The city is becoming very famous for the Girivalam, that is the devotees circumambulating the mountain covering a distance of 13 kilometers on the full moon day. Nearly Fifteen Lakhs of devotees attend Girivalam every month.

Arunachaleshwar Temple

It is a famous tourist attraction and is one of the grand as well as biggest temples located in South India. The holy place is dedicated to Deity Unnamulai Amman and Lord Shiva. The temple is one among the essential five elements, symbolizing Fire (Agni). The shrine also holds architectural significance as well as scriptural beauty.

Sri Seshadri Swamigal Ashram

This ashram is close to Sri Ramanashram flanked by the second & third Lingam on the way to Girivalam. At the Samadhi of Sri Seshadri Swamigal, regular worships (pujas) are performed. There are also some platforms for contemplation in the open, in a fine - looking backyard, in the shade of the trees.

Sri Ramana Ashram

It is one of the sacred places of the town where Mahan Sri Ramana maharishi lived. People all around the world take a visit to this Ashram. It is positioned between the second & third Lingam on the way to Girivalam. Legend is that when someone meditates at the Ramana Ashram's meditation hall, then the spiritual connection gets evoked.

Way To Reach

By Road : The place is well - linked with many other main cities of Andhra, Tamilnadu and Karnataka.

By Air : Chennai is the nearby airport at a distance of 200 Km – 4 ½ hours.

By Train : Villupuram is the nearest major Railway station at a distance of 70 Km – 1 ½ hours