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Arunachaleshwara Temple

Foothills of the Annamalai Hill, Thiruvannamalai 606601, India
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A great temple

It is a great temple with immense heritage and spirituality. One really wonders how this temple was... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Lord Arunachaleswara - in all his glory

I am a frequent visitor to this temple. Its about 4 hours in bus from Chennai, well connected... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Foothills of the Annamalai Hill, Thiruvannamalai 606601, India
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It is a great temple with immense heritage and spirituality. One really wonders how this temple was built more than 1000 years ago. Even with all the modern tools it would take great efforts to recreate this temple. The temple is big and requires a...More

Thank pala23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a frequent visitor to this temple. Its about 4 hours in bus from Chennai, well connected. Tamilnadu govt operates buses every 5 to 10 minutes. There will be heavy crowd during weekends and during auspicious days. In addition to main temple, there are...More

Thank RambabuChenna
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ancient seat of Shiva and Parvati at Tiruvannamalai. Beautiful piece of architecture with thousand pillar hall and the famous Patal Lingam where Ramana sat in meditation before shifting to Arunachlam.

1  Thank Deepak A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First , short visits not enough to know fully about this famous temple and its surroundings. But we spent only few hours in this temple town. We had been to this temple earlier also, but we made a repeat visit on Feb 2nd,2018 Friday. We...More

Thank rasa006
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the five Panchabhootha Sthalams, this huge 9th Century Temple is a Spiritual Treat .It opens at 5.30 am & has multiple Gopurams for entry...Main deity Shiva is worshipped as Annamalaiyaar or Arunachaleshwara & his consort is Unnamalai Amman.You can see the marvels of...More

Thank mchandrashekhar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive ancient temple. Hordes of devotees but it is overwhelming many different shrines to visit,

Thank Jay S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is a very ancient , very popular Shiva temple known to represent Shiva in Agni ( Fire ) form The deities and sculpture are beautiful The temple is quite big and excellently maintained It is very popular to walk about 24 km around the...More

Thank S Velu M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the temple as part of a spiritual journey,hence the experience was highly ethereal. But even for general purposes, the temple is a must visit place even if you are passing through the place. The temple is huge, will have to walk a lot...More

Thank gilubip
Reviewed 3 January 2018

The temple is famous. But not crowded, when i visited on a monday. There is also an adjacent temple for Ammavaru next to the main temple. There are several other temples within the premise. Its a huge complex. But unusually for a south indian temple,...More

1  Thank tsvidya
Reviewed 1 January 2018

The temple is very easy to locate and all roads lead to the temple. Parking space is just adjacent to the temple. When we went, the temple had long queues. We entered the temple by 4:30 and took Rs.20 dharshan. In 45 minutes we had...More

Thank Karthik R
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Adithya S
12 October 2017|
Response from akshayhejjaji | Reviewed this property |
You can take a train till Katpadi jn and from Vellore you have continuous buses to Thiruvannamalai.
25 August 2017|
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Response from rajeshwar g | Reviewed this property |
You can stay at hotels just opposite to temple or head to yogi ram surat kumar ashram for a decent room of 500₹ Alternatively email to ramana ashram for a beautiful stay at their ashram with food