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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

Karthikai Deepam Festival 2018 Invitation

11.11.2018 Arulmigu Durgaiamman Urchavam - Kamadhenu Vaganam

12.11.2018 Arulmigu Petaariamman Urchavam – Shima Vaganam

13.11.2018 Arulmigu Vinayagar Urchavam – Muchiga Vaganam

14.11.2018 Karthigai Deeapm First Day Festival Early Morning 5.00 Am To 6.15 Am in between Holy flag Hoisting , Morning Silver Vimanagal, Night Athikara Nanthi , Hamsa Vaganam

15.11.2018 2nd Day Festival Morning Arulmigu Vinayagar, Chandrasekarar Suriya Prabai Vaganam. Night PanchaMurthigal Silver Indiran Vimanam.

16.11.2018 3rd Day Festival Morning Arulmigu Vinayagar, Chandrasekarar Pootha vaganam . Night PanchaMurthigal Silver Anna Patchi Vimanam.

17.11.2018 4th Day Festival Morning Arulmigu Vinayagar, Chandrasekarar Naaga vaganam . Night PanchaMurthigal Silver Kamadhenu ,Silver Karpaga virutcham Vaganam.

18.11.2018 5th Day Festival Morning Arulmigu Vinayagar, Chandrasekarar Kanaadi Rishaba vaganam, Night PanchaMurthigal Silver Maha Rishaba vaganam.

19.11.2018 6th Day Festival Morning Arulmigu Vinayagar, Chandrasekarar Elephant Vaganam, 63 Nayanmargal Urchavam. Night Silver Radham

20.11.2018 7th Day Festival Morning 6.30 AM To 7.30 AM starting PanchaMurthigal Maha Radham (wooden Car) .

21.11.2018 8th Day Festival Morning Arulmigu Vinayagar, Chandrasekarar Kuthirai vaganam, Night PanchaMurthigal Kuthirai vaganam.

22.11.2018 9th Day Festival Morning Arulmigu Vinayagar, Chandrasekarar Purusha Muni Vaganam Night Kailasha Vaganam, Kaadhenu Vaganam

23.11.2018 10th Day Festival Early Morning 4.00 Am BHARANI Deepam Evening 6.00 pm MAHA DEEPAM Top of the Arunachalam Hill

24.11.2018 Night 9.00 pm Ayyan kulathil Arulmigu Chandrasekarar Theppal

25.11.2018 Early Morning Arulmigu Periya Nayagar GiriValam Night 9.00 pm Ayyan kulathil Arulmigu Barasakthi Amman Theppal

26.11.2018 Night 9.00 pm Ayyan kulathil Arulmigu Barasakthi Amman Theppal


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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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rope car

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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