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Arulmigu Arunachaleswarar Temple, Thiruvannamalai

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  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.

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Karthikai Deepam Festival 2019 Invitation

28.11.2019    Arulmigu Durgai Amman Urchavam kaamathenu vaaganam amman veethi ulaa

29.11.2019    Arulmigu PidaariAmman Urchavam simma vaaganam amman veethi ulaa

30.11.2019    Arulmigu Vinayagar Urchavam velli mushiga vaaganam swamy veethi ulaa

01.12.2019    Thirukarthikai Deepa Thiruvihza 1 Day Flag Holy Hosting Festival, morning PanchaMurthygal, silver Vimanam and night velli athigaara nanthi vaaganam swamy veethi ulaa

02.12.2019    2nd Day Festival Morning Suriya Prabai Vaaganam Night Indira Vimanam swamy veethi ulaa

03.12.2019    3rd Day Festival Moring Poodha Vaaganam, Night, Silver Muchikam, Peacock,Simahamam, Annabatchi, Rishabam Vaaganam swamy veethi ulaa

04.12.2019    4th Day Festival Morning Pallakku Vimanam, thanga Naga Vaaganam, Night Silver Kamadenu, karpaga virutcham swamy veethi ulaa

05.12.2019    5th Day Festival Morning velli Small Rishaba Vaaganam, Night big silver Rishaba Vaaganam swamy veethi ulaa

06.12.2019    6th Day Festival Morning Silver Elephant Vaganam, 63 Nayanmar Urchavam, Night Silver Ratham (car) swamy veethi ulaa

07.12.2019    7th Day Festival PanchaMurthygal wooden Maha Ratham panjamurthigal ratha veethi ulaa

08.12.2019    8th Day Festival Morning Horse Vaganam, Pichandavar Urchvam Night WoodenHorse Vaaganam swamy veethi ulaa

09.12.2019    9th Day Festival Morning Purushamini Vaganam, Night Kailaaya Vaaganam swamy veethi ulaa

10.12.2019    10th Day Early Morning 4.00AM BARANI DEEPAM, Morning 11.00AM Theerthavaari @ BRAMMA THEERTHAM.

10.12.2019    Evening 5.59 Arthanaatheeshwarar Kaatchi 6.00 PM Maha Deepam @ Arunachala Hill, PANCHAMURTHIGAL GOLDEN VIMAANAM and Night Panchamurthygal wooden mushigam, wooden peacock, golden rishabha Vaaganam, wooden kaamadenu, wooden Athigaara Nanthi vaaganam swamy veethi ulaa

11.12.2019    Night Arulmigu Swamy Theppal Urchavam@ Indira Theertham

12.12.2019    Early Morning Arulmigu Periyanayagar@ Unnamalai Udanurai Annamalayar GiriValam with Durai Amman, Night Sri Amman Theppal Urchavam@ Indira Theertham

13.12.2019    Night Arulmigu Subramanyar Theppal Urchavam@ Indira Theertham

14.12.2019    Night Arulmigu Chandikesuwarar Urchavam



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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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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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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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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