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. 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.