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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

24.12.2017 To 02.01.2018 Sri Manickavasakar Urchavam Sri Manickavasakar ThiruVeethi Ula

01.01.2018 Full Moon Morning 10.08AM starting time Girivalam day Sri Natarajar 1000 kal Madabam Eluntharuluthal

02.01.2018 Full Moon Moon Morning 08.49AM ending Time Sri Natarajar Aaruthra Dharsanam

04.01.2018 Uttarayanam Punyakalam, Night Vasthu Santhi, Sri Vinayakar Urchavam

05.01.2018 To 15.01.2018 Uttarayanam Punyakalam Urchavam, Sri Vinayakar and Sri Chandrasekarar ThiruVeethi Ula Thiruvoodal, Night Sri Swamy Girivalam

16.01.2018 Morning Sri Swamy Maruvoodal, Night Sri Swamy Maruvoonal @ Kilnathur Village

18.01.2018 Early Morning Sri Chandrasekarar Tiruthavaari @ Thenpennai River (thirukoillur) South

23.01.2018 Ratha sapthami, Early Morning Sri Chandrasekarar Tiruthavaari @ Vatapennai River (kalsabakkam)North

30.01.2018 Full Moon Night 09.06PM starting time Girivalam day

31.01.2018 Full Moon Moon 07.26PM ending Time Thai Pusam Sri Chandrasekarar Tiruthavaari @ Easanya Kulam


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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

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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