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We left around 9am from sai murugan hotel. Tuk tuk was 50 rupee to the temple entrance. You need to walk to the very back side of the temple and there is a small path leading between houses at the far side. Best to ask...More
Arunachala is a must to visit if you are on a spiritual quest of reconnection. We hiked up to the caves and spent sometime in meditation. At the exit of the cave Vignesh was selling stone sculptures of the deities which I bought to bring...More
We started walking around Arunachala from Ramanashram at 5 a.m. and it took around 3.5 to 4 hours to complete it at a slow pace with stops in between. You will need more time if you visit the many temples.
I found it an interest...More
Arunachala Mountain has been revered in the religious and spiritual texts of south India and is also full of nature be it greenery of the various plants and trees growing on it of the brownish golden color of its sands and stones.
Climbing the mountain...More
I walked the 14klm around the mountain on Full Moon. It was such a blissed out feeling. It's up to you but it's recommended that you walk bare foot and in silence or chanting mantras. The aim is to go within and you walk in...More
It was totally a CALLING for me and as i went up with a friend just 2 of us without any preparation. Without shoes and WATER at all! Actual it did not strike our mind at all especially t very important one "WATER". After our...More
It had been 15 years since the last time I had walked up Arunachala and this time I was doing it with my 14 yo son and my younger cousin so thought about asking Saravanan if he could guide us up - not because I...More
For those with a spiritual bent or even a keen interest in ancient religion and culture, this is pretty much the ultimate destination.
Tiruvannamalai, the town that surrounds the mountain is nothing special - just your average Indian town to the immediate observation but after...More
There's tow things you can do with a mountain: go around it or go up it. Going around to visit the 8 Shiva lignams either by foot, bicycle or auto rickshaw did not appeal. I set off from the north- corner of the temple at...More