Tiruvannamalai

185 Km from the State Capital, Chennai, Tiruvannamalai is known for the sacred shrine of Lord Arunachaleswara and Ashrams of Ramana Maharishi, Yogi Ramsuratkumar and Seshadrinatha Swamigal, known for eternal peace

185 Km from the State Capital, Chennai, Tiruvannamalai is known for the sacred shrine of Lord Arunachaleswara and Ashrams of Ramana Maharishi, Yogi Ramsuratkumar and Seshadrinatha Swamigal, known for eternal peace and divinity. Tirumalai or Arhasugiri is an ancient Jain temple complex, around 50km from Tirvannamalai, consists of three Jain caves, four Jain Temples and a 16 feet (4.9 m) high sculpture of Neminatha of the 12th century, the tallest Jain image in Tamil Nadu. The Sathanur Dam over the Thenpennai river located 20 km southwest of the town is a prominent picnic spot. Ulagalantha Perumal Temple at Tirukoyilur [35 Km] and Adhi Tiruvarangam[30 km] are the popular Vishnu temples near Tiruvannamalai. The festival of Karthigai Deepam, celebrated on the full moon day in the Tamil month of KARTHIGAI [November and December] is a major event. Grand and Huge Deepam (lamp)is lit atop the Annamalaiyar Hill which is visible from several kilometer radius around the Hill. This festival records convergence of more than three million pilgrims in this town.

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