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Arulmigu Arunachaleswarar Temple, Thiruvannamalai




  Pooja Timing

Pooja Time
Ukshakala 05:30 A.M
Kala santhi 08:00 A.M
Uchikala 11:30 A.M
Sayaratchai 05:30 P.M
Irandam Kala 07:30 P.M
Arthajama 09:00 P.M

     Shiva is known by devotees as Annamalayar or Arunachaleswarar. And this is believed to be the largest temple in the world dedicated to Shiva. The history of this Annamalayar temple dates back to thousand years. Mention has been made in the Thevaram and Thiruvasagam, both great works in Tamil.

     Bramha took the form of a swan and flew to see the crown of Siva. Unable to see the crown, Bramha saw a thazhambu flower which had decked Siva's crown falling down. He asked the flower as to the distance of Siva's crown whereby the flower replied that he had been falling for forty thousand years. Bramha, realizing that he would not be able to reach the crown asked the flower to act as a false witness.

     The thazhambu flower acting as a false witness declared that Brahma had seen the crown. Siva became angry at the deception and cursed that Bramha should have no temple on earth and that the thazhambu flower should not be used while praying to Lord Siva. The place where Lord Siva stood as a column of fire to eliminate the ego is Thiruvannamalai.

     The Saiva cult is a world phenomenon. Thiruvannamalai is the capital of Saivism. The South Indian deity Siva is the God of all countries. Annamalaiannal is the most sacred of the names of the manifestation of Lord Siva.

News & Events

01.03.2019              Sri Barasakthi Amman Unjal, Kaari Nayanmar GuruPooja

03.03.2019              Prathosham, Swamy Abseham

04.03.2019              Maha Sivarathiri – Laksarchanai

06.03.2019              Ammavasai , Sri Chandrasekarar Ammavasai Madabam Elutharuthal

07.03.2019              GosenkatChola Nayanmar GuruPooja

10.03.2019              Chathurthi, Sri vinayagar Urchavam

12.03.2019              Sasti, Sri Subaramanyar Urchavam

14.03.2019              Astami, Sri Bairavar Abiseham

15.03.2019              Tamil Month (Panguni Matham) birappu, Karrudaiyan Nenpoo

20.03.2019              Full Moon Day Starting Time 9.41 Am (Girivalam Day)

21.03.2019              Full Moon Day ending Time 7.28 Am (Panguni Utthiram) Swamy Thirukkalyanam

22.03.2019              Night Sri Chandrasekarar Kilnathur Village sendruvaruthal

23.03.2019              Karaikkal Ammaiyar( Nayanmar) GuruPooja

26.03.2019              Sri Periyanayagar balikai Veeduthal (Thamarai Kulam) sendruvaruthal

31.03.2019              Sri Periyanayagar balikai Veeduthal (Thamarai Kulam) sendruvaruthal


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GIRIVALAM

In most of the holy places the Deity is found atop the hill. But here the Holy hill itself is the Deity (Lord Annamalaiyar) and is worshipped. "Arunam" means sun and denotes the red colour of fire. "Asalam" means "Giri" or "malai" (mountain).

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GLORY OF THE PLACE

The Saiva cult is a world phenomenon. Thiruvannamalai is the capital of Saivism. The South Indian deity Siva is the God of all countries. Annamalaiannal is the most sacred of the names of the manifestation of Lord Siva.

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VEDIC SCHOOL

Nattukkottai Nagarathars have also built choultry for Pilgrims, Annachatram, Vedic school, Oya Madam etc. Besides these, in Thiruvannamalai there exist a lot of Madams (resting places) constructed by various sects of Hindus for the benefit

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ANNADHANAM

The Annadhanam scheme was started in the temple with the contribution of the bhakthas on the 23th March 2002. Under this scheme 300 persons are fed four course lunch every day of the year. Those wanting to particpate in this scheme can donate a sum

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