Thiruvannamalai Temple, the temple of Lord Shiva is located on the foothills of Annamalai Hills in Tamil Nadu. The Thiruvannamalai temple is a major pilgrimage attraction in Thiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu. People from all over the world visit the Temple to seek blessings from Lord Shiva.
About Thiruvannamalai Temple
Thiruvannamalai Temple is well known for its Gopupuram which is 66 meters tall. This is one of the largest temples in India. Lord Shiva is worshipped in the form of fire in this temple by the devotees.
Thiruvannamalai Temple has a Dravidian architecture. There are 8 important shiva temples facing in 8 different directions on the side path of Girivalam.
Thiruvannamalai Temple has an average elevation of 200 meters and thus it experiences a more hot and humid climate.
How to Reach Thiruvannamalai Temple
The nearest airport to the temple is Puducherry Airport – 87 km, Chennai International Airport – 172 km.
The nearest railway station to the temple is Thiruvannamalai railway station.
It is connected to all the major roads of Tamil Nadu and multiple bus services are available from the major cities like Chennai, Mysore, Bangalore, and many more.
Accommodation near Thiruvannamalai Temple
There is a number of accommodation facilities available in Thiruvannamalai which is also near to Thiruvannamalai temple. Many Dharamshalas in Thiruvannamalai are available which provide facilities for a night’s stay and are also near to the temple and rooms are easily available over here to book a stay.
Also, there are hotels in Tamil Nadu which are near to the temple and provides amenities to guest along with night stay and other facilities which are open and rooms are available.
Thiruvannamalai Temple Timings
5:00 am Temple opening hours
5:30 am Ukshakala Pooja
6:30 am – 9:00 am Swami Amman Milk Abhishsekam
6:30 am, 8:30 am, 10:30 am Parivara Moorthi Sannathi Milk Abhishek
8:30 am Kala Santhi Pooja
8:30 am-10:30 am Panchamoorthigal Abhishekam
11:30 am Uchikala Pooja
12:30 pm Temple Closing Hours
3:30 pm Temple reopening Hours
5:30 pm Sayaratchai Pooja
7:30 pm Irandam Kala Pooja
9:00 pm Arthajama Pooja
9:30 pm Temple Closing Hours
Festivals in Thiruvannamalai Temple
Karthigai Deepam festival is celebrated during the day of the full moon between November and December
The best time to visit Thiruvannamalai Temple will be from November to February as the weather is pleasant and you can enjoy your visit over there.