Thursday, May 31, 2012

Giri Pradakshina / Giri Valam - Tiruvannamalai











 




























The circumambulation of Arunachala hill is known as Giri Pradakshina or Giri Valam .Performing  pradakshina of Arunachala is considered to be beneficial .Pradakshina is done in bare feet,starting from Arunachala Siva Temple and ending up at the Siva temple.Total distance to walk is 15 KM.

There are 8 shrines dedicated to Siva are there around the hill.Viz Indra Lingam ,
Agni Lingam,Yama Lingam.Niruthi Lingam,Varuna Lingam,Vayu Lingam,Kubera Lingam,
and Eesaniya Lingam.

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