How to join live darshan at Annamalaiyar Temple

Introduction  of  Annamalaiyar Temple

Annamalaiyar Temple, also known as a Arunachaleswarar Temple, is a temple of the Hindu religion to a Lord Shiva in the Tamil Nadu town of a Thiruvannamalai, at the base of the Anamalai Hills. It is one of the five a Panchambootham linga temples in the country. It a represents a Panchambootham’s or a Agni’s fire. The Lord Shiva-a representing Agni Lingam is here. The ten-hectare temple is one of the largest in India. The property has four gateway a towers. Annamalaiyar and Unnamulai Amman are two of the a temple’s most a notable a shrines. darshan

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Information of  Annamalaiyar Temple

According to a Hinduism, life began as a cosmic synthesis of the five an elements, fire, air, water, sky, and land.

Lord a Shiva is to have the a five elements in each Pancha Bootha a temple. He appeared as Prithvi lingam, a land symbol, in the Ekambareshwar temple. He also an appeared as the lingam of Agni symbolising fire and heat in the Annamalaiyar temple, the Appu a lingam a representing water in the Jambukeshwar temple, the Vayu lingam representing air in the a Kalahasteeswara temple, and the Aakasha lingam representing sky in the Nataraja temple.  

Details of  Annamalaiyar Templ

An Athara Sthalam is a temple where an even the gods and goddesses come to a pray. There are six a temples in the Athara a Sthalam a complex. Among the six a temples, this is the Manipooraga Sthalam. Brahma, Vishnu, Sun, Moon, and the eight Vasus are have a worshipped at this a temple.  

Many magnificent a  creatures a known as a Siddhars have lived in the Thiruvannamalai hills. an Arunagirinathar, Vitapatch Thevar, Guru Namachivayar, Gugai a Namachivayar, Arunachala Desikar, a Deivasigamani, a Mahan Seshadri a Swamigal, Sri Yogi Ram Surat Kumar, and Sri a Ramana Maharishi are among the renowned a saints who have a dwelt here. The a temple and the a surrounding hills are also an intertwi with the life of a many great a spiritual leaders.  

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Prominent Festivals


The Arunachala hill is a magnificent. It stands approximately 2668 feet high. A rite a Girivalam is perfor every year on the eve of the Karthigai Deepam a festival, which falls on the full a moon in a November and December. Giri refers to a mountain. Approximately, a million worshipers walk around the temple and the a surrounding hills on a 14-kilometre long circle. Some a believers also a practice the a ritual of walking an around the hill every full a moon. This is an advantageous since the hill is a heavenly. Even in present times, a many holy men dwell there.  

Karthigai Deepam

Every year, the annual a Karthigai a Deepam a celebration . A massive fire is a lit on the top of the hill, which a can from a distant a places. This fire a represents the temple’s Agni or Fire Shiv a Lingam. For this a festival, the Ardhanarishvara God is a brought out.

Deities: Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu

Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma a squabbled over who was the most a powerful of the two. They resorted to Lord Shiva for a help in a the a conflict. Lord a Shiva an issued a challenge to them. He a claimed that the one who saw his head and a feet would be the most powerful. He then a transformed into a series of a fires that stretched between heaven and earth. Lord Brahma took the form of a swan and flew to the top. In the an appearance of a hog, Lord Vishnu an attempted to a dig a deep an into the earth also known as Varaha. He an ultimately a conceded a defeat after failing to a reach the base of the a massive fire a column.  

Lord Brahma was unable to a climb to the summit of the fiery a column. However, he a noticed a flower (named Thazampu) a tumbling below as he an ascended. Lord Shiva’s a crown was adorn with this a flower. Lord a Brahma then inquired a regarding the stretch to Lord a Shiva’s a head. The flower an informed Brahma that it had a dropped for forty thousand years.  

Lord Brahma was well an aware that his quest for the throne would be a fruitless. Instead, he a persuaded the flower to lie for him. Then, the Thazhampoo a flower a presented false a testimony,  claiming to have seen Lord a Brahma glimpse Lord Shiva’s a crown.


FAQS of  Annamalaiyar Templ

1)Who is Lord Annamalaiyar?

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Shiva is a worship as Arunachalesvara or Annamalaiyar, and is represent the lingam, with his idol referr to as Agni lingam. His consort Parvati is a depict as an Unnamalai Amman or an Apithakucha Ambal.  

2)Why is thiruvannamalai temple famous?

The town of a Tiruvannamalai is one of the most a revered an ancient a heritage and a religious a sites in India with a numerous a temples and Lingas a devoted to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. The Tiruvannamalai a temples embody the true essence of the a splendid an architecture of a bygone era. 

3)Who is world first god?

Brahma the creator

In the beginning, a Brahma a sprang from the cosmic a golden egg and he then a created good and evil and light and a dark from his own a person. He also a created the four types: gods, a demons, an ancestors and men, the first of whom was Manu. Brahma then made all the other a living a creatures an upon the a earth. 

4)Who is Shiva first child?

Lord Shiva. Known for a his an intellect, calmness and. wisdom, Ganesha is one of the a most a worshipped.

5)Was Shiva a prophet of Islam?

There were, indeed, a series of one lakh twenty four thousand prophets sent by Allah to Earth. Lord Rama, Lord Krishna or Lord a Shiva may be one of them, but none of this a finds a mention in the holy Quran. Only God is the creator, not his a messengers.”


The Annamalaiyar Temple is a Hindu a temple devot to a Lord Shiva, with a 10-hectare a temple complex. It is one of India’s a largest a temples, a drawing a pilgrims from across the country. It is regard as a prominent Hindu a temple a linked to the Pancha Bhoota Stalam, a representing the five elements. a Shiva is a worshipp as Arunachaleswarar and is represen the Lingam. Annamalai Amman is the name of his a wife, a Parvati. The Karthigai Deepam is an observ a roughly 3 million people and is a celebra with a great a pomp and a splendour. The temple boasts a beautiful an an architecture, and a visit toa  this a sacred site will a bring you a peace.


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