2016 Girivalam Day Calendar *
Date Day Start Timing End Timing
23-Jan-2016 Saturday 23-Jan 10:55 AM 24-Jan 10:45 AM
21-Feb-2016 Sunday 21-Feb 4:10 AM 22-Feb 04:05 AM
22-Mar-2016 Tuesday 22-Mar 01:47 PM 23-Mar 02:45 PM
21-Apr-2016 Thursday 21-Apr 10:55 PM 22-Apr 12:31 PM
21-May-2016 Saturday 21-May 08:30 AM 22-May 09:00 AM
19-Jun-2016 Sunday 19-Jun 01:50 PM 20-Jun 02:22 PM
19-Jul-2016 Tuesday 19-Jul 09:50 AM 20-Jul 10:15 AM
30-Jul-2016 Tuesday 30-Jul 07:38 PM 31-Jul 03:40 PM
17-Aug-2016 Thursday 17-Aug 02:20 AM 18-Aug 01:40 PM
16-Sep-2016 Friday 16-Sep 09:15 PM 17-Sep 08:15 AM
15-Oct-2016 Saturday 15-Oct 01:40 PM 16-Oct 12:55 PM
13-Nov-2016 Sunday 13-Nov 10:07 AM 14-Nov 07:08 AM
13-Dec-2016 Tuesday 13-Dec 08:23 AM 14-Dec 06:23 AM

 Note : Though the best care is taken to ensure the accuracy of the Date and Time of the Girivalam Date, the Author and the Development Team assume no responsibility for errors in the accuracy.

The Significance of Girivalam (Circumambulation)
In most of the holy places the Deity is found atop the hill. But here the Holy hill itself is the Deity (Lord Annamalaiyar) and is worshipped. "Arunam" means sun and denotes the red colour of fire. "Asalam" means "Giri" or "malai" (mountain). Thus "Arunachalam" means the HOly hill which is rd in colour. The Holy hill is 2668 fi. high. The Annamalai Hill was Agni (fire) during Kirthayugam, was Manikkam (Emerad) during Threthayugam, was Pon (Gold) during Dwaparayugam and rock during Kaliyugam.

There are eight lingams located at the eight directions and provides an octagonal structure to Thiruvannamalai Town. The eight lingams are: Indra Lingam, Agni Lingam, Yama Lingam, Niruthi Lingam, Varuna Lingam, Vayu Lingam, Kubera Lingam and Esanya Lingam. The Adi Annamalai Temple glorified in Dhevaram is located on this path.

The circumambulation path is 14 kilometres. History has it that even today a number of siddhars are living on the hill. It is auspicious to perform "Girilvalam" during every Full moon day which would do immense good. It is because during Full Moon Day siddhars movement would be there and the whole atmosphere would be filled with perfumes of herbal plants. This will provide peace of mind and good health to body. It is a proven fact that on every Full moon day lakhs of devotees circumambulate the Hill and get all benefits by praying to Lord Annamalaiyar .
Asta Lingams in Girivalam

Indra Lingam:(East)

This is the first lingam while the hill circumambulation, worshipping this lingam yields healthy and wealthy life.

Dominant Navagraha :
Sun and Sukiran .
Agni Lingam:(South East)

This is the second lingam, It placed near The Lotus tank, This is the only lingam placed on right side of the circumambulation path, all other lingams are placed on left side, It occupies the South East direction, worshipping here retrieves us from all diseases and to face challenges of life.
Dominant Navagraha :
Chandran (Moon)

Yema Lingam : (South)
This is the third lingam, and next to Agni lingam and 3 kilometer away from the Rajagopuram, and it occupies the South direction, it also has a holy tank called "Simma Theertha", it is believed that, worship of this solves economical problems
.
Dominant Navagraha :
Sevvai

Niruthi Lingam : (South West)

This is the fourth lingam, while we see the peak of the holy hill Arunachala, it views accompanying of two parts of mountain and shows 'Sivan' and 'Sakthi' together. It placed in south west of Arunachala. It also has a holy tank nearby, called "Sani Theertha", worshipping here relieves us from our difficulties.

Dominant Navagraha :
Raghu

Varuna Lingam : (West)

This temple placed West of the hill Arunachala, this is the fifth lingam. It is 8 kilometers away from the Rajagopuram. One of the holy tank called "Varuna theertha" is here. Workship of this temple retrieves from crucial diseases and promotes ones social status.
Dominant Navagraha :
Sani (Saturn)

Vayu Lingam : (North West)

The whole world is made up of Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Sky. no living creature can survive without Air. While reaching this temple we feel the pleasantness of spring and get peace of mind. it is placed in Northwest direction. Worshipping here is of confers boon on ladies and children.
Dominant Navagraha :
Kedhu

Kubera Lingam : (North)

This is the seventh lingam. Almost all of the devotees , who comes for circumambulation, worship here by soaring coins and currencies on this lingam. Worship of this lingam grants economical growth, and promotes peace of mind. It is placed in North direction.
Dominant Navagraha :
Guru

Esanya Lingam : (North East)

This is the eighth and last lingam. Here gets peace of mind ability to concentrate mind on God works out his way to heaven.
Dominant Navagraha :
Budhan

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