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Arunachaleshwara Temple

Arunachaleshwara Temple in Tiruvannamalai

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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Tamil Nadu, India
Time Needed:
2 hours
79.0676576°N, 12.2315689°E
Distance from Tiruvannamalai to Arunachaleshwara Temple
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Opening Timings:

Monday: 5:30 AM – 12:30 PM, 3:30 – 9:30 PM

Tuesday: 5:30 AM – 12:30 PM, 3:30 – 9:30 PM

Wednesday: 5:30 AM – 12:30 PM, 3:30 – 9:30 PM

Thursday: 5:30 AM – 12:30 PM, 3:30 – 9:30 PM

Friday: 5:30 AM – 12:30 PM, 3:30 – 9:30 PM

Saturday: 5:30 AM – 12:30 PM, 3:30 – 9:30 PM

Sunday: 5:30 AM – 12:30 PM, 3:30 – 9:30 PM

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Read what travellers has say..

Overall Rating:4.6

  '1' out of 5
"The worst experience to have Darshan afternoon, No shelters for que, people burn in sunlight. Lot to learn from other temples. Money not spent for right cause :("
  '5' out of 5
"This is the Agni sthalam one of the panchabootha sthalam..the concept of lingothbavar belongs to this temple..Pallavas and hoysalas had the major contributions for the construction of the temple..latter nattukkottai nagarathar had done lot of is the place for the siddhars..Ramanamaharishi, sheshadri swamikal, visiri samaiyar, are many to mention..During one of my visit , had been to Ramana maharishis cave where he lived some years with his mother..."
  '5' out of 5
"Quite a experince and get a blessing from Lord shiva. One of the historic and well maintained temple in Tamilnadu. Worth a visit , dont miss this place."
  '5' out of 5
"Huge temple !!! Well maintained... Beautiful sculptures !!! Locker facility available but can't keep big luggage... Has to be improved... No shelter for parking... Summers will be too hot n humid... Overly crowded on full moon days !!! Hated the beggars gang at the parking !!! Management has to do something about this.... "
  '5' out of 5
"The temple is situated on the hill called arunachalam here we pray to lord shiva,most of the devotes do giri pradhakhan on poornima day means a fullmoon day 1000 s of devotes do this an awessome experience while doing pradhakshan and there is a ramana maharshi asarmam one the Hindu guru.."

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Content of this page was last updated at Sep 4, 2016