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Vaikunta Ekadasi – Srirangam – 2018-2019 (Updated)

Vaikunta Ekadasi Srirangam 2018

Vaikunta Ekadasi, the most renowned festival which the Vaishnavites consider to be the most auspicious amidst all functions and rituals. Also, we name it as the Paradise Tour and  the Vaishnavites celebrate the festival in a very grand manner in Srirangam. First of all, among all the 108 Divyadesams, Srirangam is  the most sacred topping the list. Not only in Srirangam, the devotees following the Vaishnavism celebrate Vaikunta Ekadasi  in all Vishnu temples across the country.

Srirangam Vaikunda Ekadasi Festival Schedule
– December 2018 
2018 December 7 Thirunedunthandagam

2018 December 8

Sri Namperumal – Vaikunda Ekadasi Festival – Pagalpatthu 1day

2018 December 9

Sri Namperumal – Vaikunda Ekadasi Festival – Pagalpatthu 2 day

2018 December 10

Sri Namperumal – Vaikunda Ekadasi Festival – Pagalpatthu 3 day

2018 December 11

Sri Namperumal – Vaikunda Ekadasi Festival – Pagalpatthu 4day

2018 December 12

Sri Namperumal – Vaikunda Ekadasi Festival – Pagalpatthu 5 day

2018 December 13

Sri Namperumal – Vaikunda Ekadasi Festival – Pagalpatthu 6 day

2018 December 14

Sri Namperumal – Vaikunda Ekadasi Festival – Pagalpatthu 7 day

2018 December 15

Sri Namperumal – Vaikunda Ekadasi Festival – Pagalpatthu 8 day

2018 December 16

Sri Namperumal – Vaikunda Ekadasi Festival – Pagalpatthu 9 day

2018 December 17

Mohini Alankaram

Sri Namperumal – Vaikunda Ekadasi Festival – Pagalpatthu 10 day

2018 December 18

Sri Namperumal – Vaikunda Ekadasi Festival – Irappatthu (night) 1 day

Vaikunda Ekadasi – Sorga Vasal Opening (4.45 AM)
Moolavar Muthangi seva, Namperumal Rathnangi seva

2018 December 19

Sri Namperumal – Vaikunda Ekadasi Festival – Irappatthu (night) 2 day

Moolavar Muthangi seva

2018 December 20

Sri Namperumal – Vaikunda Ekadasi Festival – Irappatthu (night) 3 day

Moolavar Muthangi seva

2018 December 21

Sri Namperumal – Vaikunda Ekadasi Festival – Irappatthu (night) 4 day

Moolavar Muthangi seva

2018 December 22

Sri Namperumal – Vaikunda Ekadasi Festival – Irappatthu (night) 5 day

Moolavar Muthangi seva

2018 December 23

Sri Namperumal – Vaikunda Ekadasi Festival – Irappatthu (night) 6 day

Moolavar Muthangi seva

2018 December 24

Sri Namperumal – Vaikunda Ekadasi Festival – Irappatthu (night) 7 day
Moolavar Muthangi seva, Namperumal Kaithala seva,

Nammalwar Mohini Alankaran

2018 December 25

Sri Namperumal – Vaikunda Ekadasi Festival – Irappatthu (night) 8 day

Thirumangaimannan Vedupari – Namperumal Horse vahanam

2018 December 26

Sri Namperumal – Vaikunda Ekadasi Festival – Irappatthu (night) 9 day

2018 December 27

Sri Namperumal – Vaikunda Ekadasi Festival – Irappatthu (night) 10 day

Theerthavari

2018 December 28

Nammalwar Moksham XI day Festival

Vaikunta Ekadasi Paramapada Vasal Thirappu at Srirangam:

Basically, the temple authorities plan to conduct the rituals and celebrations for Vaikunta Ekadasi in a very exhaustive manner for a period of twenty one days. The functions marking the commencement of Vaikunta Ekadasi 2018  falls on 18th December 2018 . They call the ritual as Thirunedunthandagam.

The next day will be the starting of the Pagal Pathu celebrations. For the subsequent ten days, the clans of the designated set of people recite the verses from the Vaishnavite canon Nalayira Dhivya Prabhandham. This has been a custom since the early centuries.

Following day after the Pagal Pathu is the auspicious day of Vaikunta Ekadasi.On the day of Vaikunta Ekadasi, the presiding deity, Lord Renganathaswamy gets dressed up very gorgeously. Finally He comes out of the Door to Heaven called “Paramapadha Vaasal” . And lakhs of devotees witness Him coming out of the Door to Heaven and worship Him.

This ceremonious ritual will normally be before dawn at around 4 am. Furthermore,You can see huge crowd of devotees assembling in the temple premises from the previous night itself.

Following the day of Vaikunta Ekadasi, there is another series of celebrations called Ira Pathu . it is taken over by Araiyars for the next subsequent ten days starting from Vaikunta Ekadasi.

Basically, the Araiyars are the clans of a set of people who recite the verses from Naalayira Dhivya Prabhandham. And the recitation is graced with amazing dance performances . The disciples call the series of recitals as Araiyar Sevai.

And thousands of tourists and devotees visit Srirangam every day for all the 21 days. Besides the religious rituals, you can find Srirangam in a celebration mode with festivities and shopping areas. Srirangam is so endearing to the Vaishnavites across the country and the globe as well and people believe it to be very sacred to take part in this Vaikunta Ekadasi festival.

Eventually, the devotees believe that worshipping Lord Rengantha Swamy when he comes out of the Door to Paradsie will relieve us from the cycles of births and deaths and to attain salvation.


Maha Shivaratri – 2018

MAHA SHIVARATRI -2018

Maha Shivaratri 2018 is the great night of Lord Shiva. Through night poojas, rituals, recitals, yoga and meditation take place in all the Shiva temples throughout the country. Basically, the 13th or 14th night of every month in the  Hindu luni-solar calendar  is called as Shivaratri. Out of all, the one which falls during February / March is called as Maha Shivaratri.

Maha Shivaratri is the most venerated festivals in all parts of India. Unlike the other festivals in Hinduism celebrated in day time, Maha Shivaratri deserves a special mention as the devotees worship Lord Shiva throughout night.

Maha Shivaratri 2018 – cosmic dance of Lord Shiva

Maha Shivaratri 2018 is also renowned as the night when Lord Shiva performs his cosmic dance. So, worshippers arrange for dance programmes in temples and halls nearby which is a tribute to Lord Shiva.  Thousands of dancers perform at temples signifying the glory of Lord Shiva.

Maha Shivaratri is observed as a night of prayers. At all Shiva temples, chanting of mantras and prayers are done throughout night. Yoga and meditation are also carried out to keep the people vigil and thoughtful about the Lord.

Spiritual centers run by the saints conduct special programmes attended by lakhs of Indians and foreigners where Lord Shiva is glorified by songs, dance, special poojas and prayers.

Maha Shivaratri 2018 is celebrated to overcome the ignorance and dark of human life and to proceed in a path of personal austerity and spirituality.

 

Maha Shivaratri 2018 celebrations

Devotees assemble at temples from the evening onwards. The Shivaratri celebrations commence with special poojas and the Lord Shiva, present in the form of Shiva Linga is beautifully decorated with flowers. While the chanting of mantras take place in the shrine of Lord Shiva, dance performances will go on the spacious halls and mandapas of the temples. the very objective of conducting these prayers and programmes is to keep the people awake and think about Lord Shiva in an uninterrupted manner.

The twelve Jyotirlinga temples are flocked by lakhs of tourists on this Maha Shviaratri day. Besides, the other famous Shiva temples across the country witness the large gathering of devotees worshipping Lord Shiva to come out of all their problems in life and to lead a spiritually inclined life.

 

 


Thai Poosam 2018 Palani Murugan Temple – Tamilnadu

Thai Poosam 2018 Palani Murugan Temple

Thai Poosam 2018 Palani Murugan Temple

Thai Poosam festival celebrated at Palani Murugan Temple is rooted in the Hindu Legend from time immemorial. Thai Poosam festival in 2018 falls on January 31st, the day with the Poosam star in the tamil month of Thai. Obviously, it is an auspicious day celebrated by people in Tamil Nadu and Palani Murugan temple deserves a special mention here.

Basically, Palani is a small town in Dindigul district where Lord Muruga abodes in the temple atop the hill called Sivagiri. Palani is one of the famous six abodes of Lord Muruga. Out of all the festivals celebrated throughout the year, Thai Poosam is very auspicious especially at Palani Murugan Temple.

You can witness lakhs and lakhs of devotees reaching Palani bare footed travelling across the different sections of the state and the country as well. After undergoing rigid rituals and fasting for 48 days the devotees are coming to Palani to offer their prayers to their beloved deity Lord Muruga. Here in Palani, he stands as Lord Dhandayuthapani Swamy. He is in the form of an ascetic boy with only a loincloth and no other finery. He has a stick in his hand called Dhandam, the reason behind His name.

Significance of Thai Poosam 2018

Besides these, the devotees carry milk pots on their heads, wooden decks with beautiful decorations in their shoulders and the lances piercing their body. With this kind of dedication and devotion, the pilgrims reach the hill top climbing more than 650 steps.

As this festival correlates to the victory of the God over the demons, people believe that by worshipping Lord Muruga on this day will make victorious in their lives defeating all evils from within themselves and also from the materialistic world.

The general practice is that people observe rituals for 48 days before the festival. They are strictly away from smoking,drinking and other sinful activities. Most of them eat only once in a day for all the 48 days. Well ahead of the festival day, the devotees carrying the offerings to the Lord in long pageants from the different parts of the country start their journey to worship their Lord at Palani.

First of all, the journey to Palani will be with many hardships on the way. It is quite common to see limousines queuing behind the pageant where the owners are walking barefooted.

Kaavadi in Thai Poosam 2018

The main attraction of this festival is the Kaavadi. It is nothing but a wooden mount aesthetically decorated with flowers and peacock feathers. The devotees, as an offering to God, carries the Kaavadis on their shoulders, walking barefooted from very long distances to the temple and implore to God to solve their problems. Normally the number of Kaavadis reaching the shrine exceeds fifty thousand and the count is in the increasing trend year on year. The common forms of kaavadi are milk, sandalwood paste and rosewater. Apart from this, lakhs of people carry milk pots on their heads wearing ochre clothes. Tonnes of flowers in orange and yellow colors are offered to the Lord on this day.

We can witness and enjoy the devotees dancing to the tune of drums and tom-tom played on the way to the top of the hill with all the weight on their shoulders. They dance so vigorously as if they are hypnotized by the music.

Another form of offering to the God is existing that the ardent devotees torture their body by piercing their cheeks, tongue and skin with lances and even they draw chariots with metal hooks pierced into their skin. It will  be threatening to see a large mass of people walking like this but you will not find any words to admire the devotion and dedication of the devotees and their faith on the God.

Murugan in Tamil Culture

Murugan means beauty in Tamil. Somehow or other, Lord Muruga has been a part and parcel of the life of most of the Tamil families. You can see people named as kandhan, Murugan, Karthikeyan, Subramanian, Vadivelan, Dhandayudhpani, Velayudham in majority of the Tamil families because the culture and tradition of Tamil people lie majorly on Lord Murugan. The festival Thai Poosam inculcates the confidence in every Tamil’s mind and give him morale boost to face any hardships in life and overcome them with the benovelance and blessings of the God. As Lord Murugan is diasporic,the festival is celebrated in a very grand manner in Singapore, Malaysia and USA. More than two million people attend this festival in Batu Caves, Malaysia every year. Lord Murugan is believed to be such a powerful deity that whoever surrenders to his feet will be triumphant in all his endevours.

Let’s visit Palani where Lord Muruga is waiting to bestow his blessings on us.


Thiruthani Murugan Temple Padi Pooja New Year Celebrations 2018

Thiruthani Murugan Temple Padi Pooja New Year Celebrations 2018

Thiruthani is a renowned pilgrim center across the country for its famous Murugan temples which is one of the six prominent abodes of Lord Muruga. Out of all the poojas and rituals carried out in this temple, the New Year celebrations deserve a special mention here.

To the surprise of every one, the devotees reach the temple atop the hill by climbing the 365 steps which represent the 365 days in a year.

The devotees started a significant practice of Padi Pooja somewhere around 1917. It is almost close to 100 years that the devotees of Lord Muruga keep performing the Padi Pooja during every New Year.

Thiruthani Murugan Temple Padi Pooja New Year Celebrations 2018

Eventually, the night before the New Year is the special period during which devotees start doing the Pooja. It will be a divine experience to watch the devotees lighting camphor at  every step from the downhill, praise the benevolence of Lord Muruga. And devotees sing a collection of hymns called Thiruppugazh which praise the glory of Lord Muruga.

Furthermore, it is again a wonder that the number of devotees participating in this padi Pooja increase year on year. The Pooja starts the previous day night and special anointing and rituals commence exactly at 12 AM to mark the beginning of yet another prosperous year.

Finally,  after the Padi Pooja, the devotees worship Lord Muruga atop the hill and offer their prayers.

It is an wonderful ritual to take part in the Padi Pooja at the Thiruthani Murugan Temple during the New Year.

Devotees believe that worshipping all the 365 steps in the temple will make their life more prosperous all through the following year.

Come and join the delightful celebrations for an amazing New Year at the Padi Pooja of Thiruthani Murugan Temple in 2018 !


A hidden Paradise amidst the Nilgiris which not many know about

Avalanche

Probably all the travellers who have been to South India, might have visited the Ooty hills [Nilgiris]. It is the crowned queen of the hills in South India. However, many those who made it to Ooty missed a gem of a spot roughly 30 kms away from the Ooty town. This hidden paradise is named Avalanche. It is a reserved forest area with spectacular scenes to offer. The Avalanche Lake is the most attractive spot and the highlight at Avalanche. During post monsoon month the lake is surrounded by blooming Orchids, Rhododendrons and Magnolias flowers, adding more charm to this heavenly location.

Avalanche Lake
Avalanche Lake

Trout fishing is an exciting activity here. You have options to buy Fishing rods and other accessories nearby the lake at a trout hatchery. You can also bring your tent and pitch it at Avalanche and enjoy a great night outdoors amidst thick woods and the serene surroundings at Avalanche. Fire up the woods and cook your freshly caught fish and enjoy a splendid evening with your family, friends or your better half.

If you are a trekking enthusiast, you have numerous trek routes at Avalanche for a good trek atop the hills. It is recommended to bring your warm clothes and proper trekking gears as well. The temperature at times drops heavily and it gets really chilly.

And YES! Mind the leeches.

 

Tip: Best time to Visit– The post Monsoon months would be great for an Avalanche visit. The flowers, small streams, thick greenery and more, yes, definitely it is the right time.

Spots near Avalanche– Do visit the Emerald Lake and the Upper Bhavani Hamlet very near to Avalanche.

Avalanche Lake
Emerald Lake

Book your Avalanche tour at www.southtourism.in 


Arudhra Dharshan 2018 Uthirakosamangai

Arudhra Dharshan 2018 Uthirakosamangai

Arudhra Dharshan 2018 is the annual event where the Cosmic Dancer Lord Nataraja blesses his devotees on the day of Margazhi Thiruvaadhirai. This year, the auspicious event falls on 2nd January 2018.

Uthirakosamangai is the renowned pilgrim where the presiding deity Lord Shiva is present in the form of His dancing posture. We call Him as Lord Nataraja and He is present in the form of a six feet emerald idol.

The idol is wonderfully carved out of a deep green single emerald stone. The temple is a three thousand years old structure where Lord Nataraja is covered by sandal paste throughout the year except for this special day !

 Arudhra Dharshan Significance

Out of the twelve Tamil months, Margazhi is a sacred month. Devotees visit the temples all through this month and worship their beloved Gods. The ardent devotees conduct musical concerts and divine preaching throughout this month.

Out of the several sanctimonious events in this month, the day on which the tamil star Thiruvadhirai falls is of high significance. A large number of devotees visit Sri Mangalanathar Swamy Temple at Thiru Uthirakosamangai near Ramanathapuram on this special day.

The devotees are enlightened to the core when they witness the unveiling of the Lord Nataraja at the early hours of the Thiruvadhirai star. As they cannot see this on any of the other days throughout the year, thousands of pilgrims throng in the temple, wait in long queues and get His blessings.

Devotees from across the state, come here on this auspicious day to visit this significant Emarald Nataraja. The idol is open for public dharshan for specific period of time on the Margazhi Thiruvadhirai day. And it is popularly called as Arudhra Dharshan. Though Margazhi Thiruvadhirai is a very special occasion in all Shiva Temples, Arudhra Dharshan in Uthirakosamangai deserves a special mention here because of this Emarald Nataraja.

 


Thiruvannamalai Karthigai Deepam 2017

 

Thiruvannamalai Karthigai Deepam  2017 deserves a special mention among the famous festivals of Tamil nadu.  Thiruvannamalai, the South Indian State of Tamilnadu, celebrates this ten days long festival of lights.

First of all, Thiruvannamalai is one of the five temples for Lord Shiva representing the five cosmic elements. Also, in Thiruvannamalai, Lord Shiva is present in the form of a mountain and represents the cosmic element Fire.

The Karthikai Brahmothsavam, this year has seen an exotic commencement .  The festival has started with the elaborate rituals and ceremonies at the Thiruvannamalai temple. The festival has started  from 23rd November 2017 while the Celebrations and festivities spread the sanctity throughout the city

Tenth Day of the Festival:

And the significant day of this Thiruvannamalai Karthigai Deepam 2017 falls on 2nd Dec 2017 where The rituals start at around four o’ clock in the early hours. And to mark the commencement of the “Periya Karthigai”, the temple authorities lit the Bharani Deepam at the temple.

In addition , they arrange to place an unimaginably huge cauldron filled with ghee at the top of the Thiruvannamalai hills. The designated people make a wick using several hundred meters of cotton cloths and finally here comes the most exciting and sacred moments of Karthikai Deepam. The authorities and the lead priest climb the hills and lit the lamp at around six o’ clock in the evening , whose light and glare radiate through several kilometers radius.

Most noteworthy information is that thousands of devotees assemble to witness this mega event where they feel the Lord’s presence in the form of fire. Light always brings a ray of hope into those who are in dark. Philosophically, we have to surrender ourselves to the feet of Lord Arunachaleswara. He will put all our sins into the fire and purify us. So, with this faith and belief, the devotees  take the Lord around the temple.

And the procession takes place in the golden chariot which marks the grand conclusion of this ten days long Karthikai Brahmothsavam.Eventually,The devotees take back the blessings and the cherished memories from this vibrant sanctimonious place.

 

 

 

 

Photo by VinothChandar


Chennai City receives UNESCO recognition for its contribution to Music

Chennai listed in UNESCO

It is a proud moment for the people of Chennai as the city gets listed in the “Creative Cities Network” by UNESCO for its great contribution to music. 116 cities from 54 countries are listed under the CCN category for their contribution to various creative fields such as Film, Design, Crafts and Folk Art, Literature, Gastronomy, Music and Media Arts. Honourable Union Defence Minister Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman tweeted on Tuesday about this great achievement and congratulated the Chennai people for the same. She also added that Chennai is the third Indian city to confirm its spot in the CCN list after Jaipur and Varanasi. This shows the rich cultural diversity of country and it definitely will enhance the cultural development of the India’s various other cities as well.

UNESCO will be closely monitoring the future cultural events to be held in the Chennai city. As per CCN, once a city is named in its list, it organises various events for the next 4 years showcasing its USP.

 

South tourism


Jet Airways would start Trichy-Mumbai service soon

As per the latest updates, Jet Airways are planning to launch Trichy- Mumbai flight service. A report has been submitted by the private carrier giants to the DGCA [Directorate General of Civil Aviation] about their interest in the same. The DGCA in turn sought comments on their proposal to the AAI [Airport Authority of India]. The Trichy Airport authorities seem interested to this initiative from Jet Airways. In fact, there has been a huge demand from the travel sector to start new flight service from Trichy connecting Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai. They have proposed the same to many private carriers, which never materialised. If this current proposal from Jet Airways is approved, they would be operating the Trichy- Mumbai flight service by Winter when the international and domestic flow of passengers hits maximum.


A visit to the holy Arunachala Temple and the Ramana Maharshi Ashram

Ramana Maharshi Ashram
Somethings always amaze me, like this ancient temple Arunachaleeswarar and the Ramana Maharshi Ashram close to it. The Arunachala Temple or the Arunachaleeswarar Temple is at Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu at the foothills of the Arunachala Hills. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple represents fire and is visited by millions of devotees every year. It is one of the “Pancha Bhoota sthalams”, or the 5 sacred temples in Tamil Nadu. The 5 temples represent 5 elements of creation: Fire, Earth, Water, Air and Ether. A famous Indian sage and guru Shri Ramana Maharishi once said in praise of Arunachala, “By merely thinking of Arunachala, one gets enlightened”. These words started vibrating inside my head from the moment I read it. Being an avid devotee of Shiva, I could not resist my urge to visit this mystic hill of Arunachala and the Arunachaleeswarar temple.
I visited the temple in November last year. I got down near the Tiruvannamalai temple, early morning 6 am as I recollect. The moment I set foot at Tiruvannamalai, I could hear the Shiva Kirtans from a distance. I walked along the streets which were already live that early in the morning. A tea shop was the first thing on my agenda. I asked the tea guy where the Kirtan was played? He said it is from the Arunachaleeswarar Temple. I asked him about an ashram I have heard of which is very popular even in the western countries. He pointed me to my right side and asked me to continue walking. There is an ashram likely 500 meters from where I stood. I reached in front of a small arch-gate which read Shri Ramana Maharshi Ashram.

The Ramana Maharshi Ashram

As I entered the ashram premises, to my surprise I saw more of Europeans and the Americans than native Indians. Many live, in and near the ashram and some are permanent residents as well. The ambiance inside was simply divine and I felt a sense of godliness everywhere. I made a visit to the meditation hall located around 100 meters from the gate. An eerie silence prevailed inside. Many were sitting in comfortable postures enjoying the silence, thoughtless as taught by Ramana Maharishi himself. He always said silence is the answer for all our spiritual quest.
I resumed my walk along the Ramana ashram and at one point I could see the holy Arunachala Hill. The words of Ramana Maharshi reverberated inside my head. I could feel the energy then and there. I sat down with a group of whites, who I later came to know are from Poland. They came to attend the Kirtan of one of the popular Kirtan artists Mr. Krishna Das. I do not know how these westerners happen to have a love for traditional Hindu Bhajans and Kirtans. It is believed the popular hippie movement during the late 60’s in America and Europe influenced them to visit India and eventually they fall in love with this holy land. Unlike the name, Krishna Das is not an Indian, rather he is from the United States of America. During the 70’s he visited India and settled there for a long time seeking rich spiritual wisdom the Vedic country offers. He learned Yoga under Neem Karoli Baba, a mystic lived in Nainital and he practised Kirtans and Bhajans with him. Krishna Das visited the Ramana Maharshi Ashram 20 years ago, and there he was again for a free Kirtan concert. People from many parts of the world came to the ashram to attend his concert. I planned to attend the same.
By noon, the Kirtan started and as I entered the Kirtan Hall, I was astonished to see all were foreigners and I could not spot a single Indian other than some ashram guys. The Kirtan started and I saw Krishna Das, a white, tall guy in his mid 40’s. He sat down on the stage with a Harmonium, his favorite Indian musical instrument. As he started the Kirtan, everyone started singing with him. Some were dancing and totally lost in the divine music. The ambience was extremely energetic. I was literally vibrating at the highest level of my spiritual consciousness. I could feel everybody in the hall. It went on for 3 hours.

Arunachala and the Arunachaleswarar Temple

Later I set out to the Tiruvannamalai Arunachaleeswarar Temple. The architecture is magnificent, like all the other Shiva temples in Tamil Nadu. The Arunachala temple premises is vast and the 66-meter high Gopuram is the main highlight. Many sadhus lived inside the temple premises. They all looked as if they do not care anything about this world. They are always in a meditative state. I took some pictures of them and approached a sadhu whom I spotted near to where I stood. I asked him how to climb the Arunachala hill. He did not seem interested in speaking to me, however, he told me to do Pradakshina [Circumambulate] of the Arunachala hill. I asked him whether there is any Shiva Linga uphill. He looked into my eyes and said: “the hill itself is a linga, the fire”. I thanked him and walked straight to the start the Pradakshina.
 
The Pradakshina route around the hill is 14 km and I did not have any doubt in my mind that I was going to do it. As I started I came across many small temples dedicated to various other Hindu Gods and Goddesses. There are many roadside shops selling sacred beads and Rudrakshas. I have been always fond of Rudrakshas, I bought a Panchamukhi [5 faces] Rudraksha for myself. It took more than 3 hours for me to complete the 14 km Pradakshina. I was completely exhausted, but I was feeling peaceful and content that I did it. Since I did not have much time to explore more of this holy land, I had to conclude my spiritual journey.
I promised myself that I would definitely visit Arunachala again. I felt I missed many things which I would love to learn from this sacred pilgrimage.
If you would like to make a visit sometime, and in case you need to know more in detail about the Arunachaleswarar Temple and the Ramana Maharshi Ashram, please feel free to visit our official website link given below-