Full Moon Festival - Pournami Girivalam, Thiruvannamalai

On the full moon day, lakhs of devotees gather at the Arulmigu Arunachaleswarar Temple at Thiruvannamalai to go on a 14 km holy walk around the temple covering the eight lingams known as Ashtalingams. The temple consists of eight gopurams with ashtalingams placed in different directions around a total area of 14 kilometres. The ashtalingams comprises of; Indr....
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Devotees who pray to this lingam are believed to experience mental calmness and success in life. Lakhs of devotees visit the Arulmigu Arunachaleswarar Temple for this Girivalam on the full moon day of every month.


Organized By

Department of Tourism,
Tourist Officer,
Tourist Office, Hotel Tamilnadu complex, Polur Road, Thiruvannamalai-606601.

How to reach

The nearest airport is Chennai International Airport, which is 175 KMs away.
The nearest convenient railway station is Polur Railway Station, which is 15 KMs away.
The nearest major city is Polur, which is 15KMs away.
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Event Details
Venue Address
Arulmigu Arunachaleswarar Temple at Thiruvannamalai.
Date Time

31 Aug 2023 - 31 Aug 2023

10:38 AM - 7:05 AM




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