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Tiruvannamalai, Tiruvannamalai City, Tiruvannamalai District, Arunachaleswara temple, Sri Ramanasramam

Tiruvannamalai District is known for everlasting peace and divine with the proud possession of the holy shrine of Lord Arunachaleswara and Ashrams. It had started functioning as a separate district from 30th September 1989, on division of the former North Arcot District.

Tiruvannamalai is a town in the state of Tamil Nadu in India situated 185 km from Chennai/Madras and 210 km from Bangalore (Karnataka).

This Tiruvannamalai is one of the greatest Saivite shrines in India, on a sprawling 24 acre temple campus, drawing hundreds of thousands of pilgrims every full moon. The hill here is considered to be a manifestation of Siva.The annual ten-day Karthigai Deepam festival is celebrated in Karthigai Tamil month (November - December). The tenth day is the major festival day, where at the top of the hill, many lamps made of a wick in ghee are lit.


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