Thiruvannamalai, the district headquarters of Thiruvannamalai district, is major pilgrimage centre of Tamil Nadu. Located on the foothills of Annamalai hills, it is a sacred worship spot (sthala) for the Hindus. It is famous for its Arunachaleshwar temple (Lord Shiva). The recorded history of the town dates back to the ninth century, as seen from Chola inscriptions in this temple.
Thiruvannamalai has been the seat for several saints, poets and scholars. Saint Manickavasagar had lived at Thiruvannamalai and had composed "Thiruvempavai - 20" and "Thiruvammanai". Even today there is a temple for Saint Manickavasagar on the Girivalam path at Adi-Annamalai.
Thiruvannamalai is a temple town adorned with Annamalaiyar Temple of Lord Arunachaleswar(Lord Shiva). This temple is a sacred worship place for Lord Shiva. There are 275 sacred places (Lord Siva Temples) which were praised by the hymns of Thevaram and one of these places is Thiruvannamalai. Another perspective also makes it one of the most sacred worship places for Lord Shiva. As per the Hindu beliefs, Earth is formed by “Pancha Boothas”, namely land, water, fire, air and ether. The center of these five elements, fire is identified with Thiruvannamalai.
There are other temples which you may want to visit as well: 1) Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple, Vellore. 2) Ekambaranathar Temple, Kanchipuram 3) Kamakshi Amman temple, Mangadu 4) Subramanya Swamy temple, Thiruthani 5) Thiruverkadukarumari temple, Sriperumbudur. This is not an exhaustive list. Being a pilgrimage spot, there are many temples in and around Thiruvannamalai.
Pondicherry is just 120 kms away from Thiruvannamalai. If you do have the bandwidth, you may want to plan visiting that as well.
The best way to reach Thiruvannamalai from Bangalore is by road. The road distance between Bangalore to Thiruvannamalai is about 200 kms. The route that will take you there is Bangalore-Hosur-Krishnagiri- Vellore-Thiruvannamalai. Till Krishnagiri, it is a 4 lane highway. There are alternate routes to reach Thiruvannamalai from Krishnagiri (by bypassing Bargur and Thirupattur). But these are smaller roads. For a hassle free and a relaxed journey, check out cab services. We, at Akbarcab, offer cab services to take you anywhere anytime.
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