Situated at the foot of a hill in Tiruvannamalai is one of the most important Siva temples in the south. The Arunachaleswara temple is dedicated to Lingothbhava or Jyothy Lingam : i.e God incarnate as Fire. The tall imposing outer gopurams of the temple are a magnificent sight, conveying as they do, an impression of great dignity and majesty. Daily Poojas : Kalasanthi 8 a.m., Uchikalam, l0 a.m. Sayarakshai 06.00 p.m., Irandamkalam 8 pm, Ardha Jamam 9-30 p.m. Ph 04175-2224915.
The Holy Mountain of Arunachala rises up with an elevation of 2669 feet (800m). The Road encircling the mountain where devotee’s circumbulatc is 8 1/2 miles or 14 km long. On Full Moon days and festival days (like Karthigai, first day of the Tamil month, Tamil New Year day) hundreds of thousands of devotees circumbulate (GIRIVALAM) the mountain and get the blessings of the Lord Arunachala. Though devoid of vegetation the hill stands in prominence amidst picturesque surroundings and is visible for miles around.
The dam here is built on the River Pennar and is situated amidst forest hills. Apart from its scenic beauty and cool climate, other attractions are a swimming pool and a crocodile park.
Sri Ramana Maharishi Ashram
Sri Ramana Maharishi Ashram Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi is widely recognized as the most unique spiritual personality of the 20th Century. His life was of simplicity, purity, equality and equanimity, horn from an unalterable experience of supreme peace and oneness.
Sri Seshadri Swamigal Ashram
Mahan Sri Seshadri Swamigal lived in the late 20th Century. Sri Seshadri Swamigal Ashram is one of the holy places in this Town. People from all over the world visit his Ashram. Ph 04175-224999.
Yogi Ram Surathkumar Ashram
Yogi Ram Surathkumar Ashram, also known as Visiri Samiyar Ashram, is one of the beautiful places in this Town It is situated near the Raman Ashram. Devotees from all over the world visit Yogi Ram Suratlikumar Ashram He attained mukthi in the year of 2000. Ph 04175-235984.