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Thiruvannamalai

, Tamil Nadu

(Thiruvannamalai is also spelled as Tiruvannamalai)
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State: Tamil Nadu
District: Thiruvannamalai
Famous for/as: Pilgrim, Temples
Languages: Tamil
Best Season: Oct - Mar
Weather: Summer 23 to 37°C, Winter 17 to 30°C
Altitude: 171 m
Pincode: 606xxx
STD code: 04175
Thiruvannamalai is a famous holy town perched on a hill (malai) in the district of Thiruvannamalai of Tamil Nadu state of India and is the most scared pilgrim center of Hindus in the region. The region was known as ‘Thondai Mandalam’ in the ancient period. This holy town is the home of highly revered ashram of the mystic saint Sri Ramana Maharshi and the famous Arunachala temple. The city has about 100 temples. The city and the Arunachaleswara temple had long history dating from 750 AD. It is one of the five Panchabhoota (five elements wind, water, fire, earth and space) Stalams. This is the abode of the fire, one of the five elements constituting the whole life as per Hindu mythology. This temple has imposing Gopurams and inviting architectural beauty.

Thiruvannamalai is a city with historical backgrounds. This region had witnessed many battles during the 15th century. Apart from Arunachaleswarar Thirukoil and Sri Ramana Ashram, Yogi Ram Surathkumar Ashram and Sri Seshadri Swamigal Ashram are also very attractive religious spots in Thiruvannamalai. Sathanur Dam and Sad-at-Ullah Khan Mosque, Tandarai and Tirukkoyilur are other nearby attractions witnessing huge inflow of tourists.

Thiruvannamalai is believed to be the Samadhy (salvation) place of Bhagwan Ramana Maharishi, the revered mystic saint. The legends have that Saint Ramana Maharishi had received his vision of the Supreme Truth at Arakandanallur, a place nearby to Thiruvannamalai. This place has an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and houses caves carved by Pallavas. Thiruvannamalai goes into vibrant mood during the Arunachaleswarar temple festival days. The most of the travelers to this town are the pilgrims intended to visit Arunachaleswara temple.
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Its nice information. Thiruvannamalai is believed to be the Samadhy (salvation) place of Bhagwan Ramana Maharishi, the revered mystic saint. I visited last week for that book my Bus Ticket through online.
Posted by nithi 1 year, 2 months ago
its very good place,
swamy tharisanam
Posted by arun 3 year, 52 days ago

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