"The Sacred Mountain"

A Town in Tamil Nadu, India

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Ideal time to stay:  1 - 3 days

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Height(Altitude) of Tiruvannamalai from sea level:  658 feet
Latitude/Longitude:  12.2409385°N, 79.0691151°E
Ecosystem:  Plain  

Food, Culture and Language at Tiruvannamalai

Food Availability:  Indian, South Indian 
Regional Language:  Tamil
Currency:  ₹ - Rupee (INR)
Tags:  #Monuments  

Why travel Tiruvannamalai?

Located on the foothills of Annamalai hills, Tiruvannamalai has been ruled by the Pallavas, the Medieval Cholas, the Later Cholas, Hoysalas, the Vijayanagar Empire, the Carnatic kingdom, Tipu Sultan, and the British. It served as the capital city of the Hoysalas. The town is built around the Annamalaiyar Temple like other Nayak capitals. Tiruvannamalai is named after the central deity of the Annamalaiyar Temple, Annamalaiyar. The Karthigai Deepam festival is celebrated during the day of the full moon between November and December, and a huge beacon is lit atop the Annamalai hill. The event is witnessed by three million pilgrims. On the day preceding each full moon, pilgrims circumnavigate the temple base and the Annamalai hills in a worship called Girivalam, a practice carried out by one million pilgrims yearly.
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4 Places to visit and Things to do in Tiruvannamalai

Thirumalai Caves at Tiruvannamalai

Thirumalai Caves

Tirumalai -"The Holy Mountain" is a Jain temple and cave complex dating from at least the 9th century that is located northwest of Polur in Tamil Nadu, southeast India. The complex includes 3 Jain caves, 2 Jain temples and a 16 meter high sculpture of Tirthankara Neminatha thought to date from the 12th century that is the tallest Jain image in Tamil Nadu.
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Time needed - 4 hours
Annamalaiyar Temple, Thiruvannamalai at Tiruvannamalai

Annamalaiyar Temple, Thiruvannamalai

The hill itself is Shiva Linga. This is a temple of great significance in South India. The very thought of this temple ensures total salvation to the soul. Mother Uma performed penance here going round the hill to claim the left part of Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva granted His darshan to mother in the form of Light-Jyothi. This is the birth place of Saint Arunagiriar.
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Time needed - 1 hours
Arunachaleshwara Temple at Tiruvannamalai

Arunachaleshwara Temple

Most of them very well know about lord Shiva, who is god of gods among Hindu religion. In ancient times southern part of India (Dravidians) was worshipping lord Shiva in an enormous way. There is mentioning about this Arunachelaswar temple ( Shiva's temple ) in Rig Veda ( the oldest literature in world ). This temple is that old. Later kings made this temple much more grandness by extending temple boundaries and raising huge towers in 4 directions.
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Time needed - 2 hours
Seeyamangalam Rock Cut at Tiruvannamalai

Seeyamangalam Rock Cut

This rock cut Jain temple was built by Western Ganga King Rajamalla II during the end of 9th century. This temple is seen in a hillock named Vijayadri. Inside the rock cut, recently Thirthankara Mahaveera's statue is kept and worshipped by nearby Tamil Jains. On the top of the rock facing east, relief sculptures of Lord Mahaveera, Parshavantha and Bahubali are seen.
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Time needed - 3 hours

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