Thiruvannamalai – The Moksha Puri

Thiruvannamalai – The Moksha Puri

Thiruvannamalai the Land of Lord Shiva is revered as a place of Salvation people. No where on earth a whole Mountain or Hill or a Town is considered as God himself, Yes the Thiruvannamalai Hill is itself a Linga and living there is nothing but living next to God.

People from all around the world throng the town on the Full Moon day of every month to climb round the holy hill which is called Girivalam. Giri meaning Mountain and Valam meaning going around. This is nothing but going around Lord Shiva himself and praying to him directly for Moksha.

Moksha is a state of mind where every Human being surrenders himself to God washing away all his sins, and performing Girivalam at Thiruvannamalai is nothing but surrendering yourself to Lord Shiva himself washing away all your worldly sins on his feet.

Thiruvannamalai has many reasons to live, and that is why Sidhars and Sadhus still live on the foothills thinking of God and only God. If you don’t believe this pay a visit to Thiruvannamalai on any day to spot great saints there. If just being in Thiruvannamalai for one day a month gives you Moksha think about living your life there…? And that’s the reason why people rush to Thiruvannamalai to find a home to lead their life.

Living in Thiruvannamalai will give you positive vibes taking you near God every single breath and thus prevent you from even thinking wrong. The Land itself gives you a Positive Aura that surrounds your lifeline and gives you the Moksha that people of the outer world long for.

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Grand Navratri at Tiruvannamalai

Grand Navaratri at Tiruvannamalai

Navaratri is one of the most sacred and divine 9 days in Hindu Religion. Nava refers to 9 and Ratri refers to Night. It is celebrated across the country with different rituals according to their culture and Geography. All the 9 days f Navaratri are celebrated in a grand manner at the Lord Arunachaleshwarar temple of Tiruvannamalai.

History of Navaratri

In Tamil Nadu, the first three days of the festival are dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi, the next three days to Durga, and the last three days to Saraswati. Figurines or traditional dolls called Kolu or Golu are arranged at homes, shops and temples. Kolu consists of a makeshift staircase on which the dolls, which have been passed on from many generations, kept. They depict particular themes like environment, space, mythology etc.

Navartri in Tiruvannamalai

On all the Nine days Godessed Parasakthi is worshiped in 9 Different attires. Godess Parasakthi is worshiped in the form of Mahishsuramarthini on the 9th day of the festival on which she is said to have killed Mahishasuran the Asura king.

The last day of Navratri is considered as most sacred to start new ventures, people on the Day start new business, works and join new courses with the divine blessings.

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Silence is also Conversation – Bhagwan Sri Ramanar

 “Silence is Also Conversation”

This single quote of Bhagwan Sri Ramana Maharish teaches us the soul of being on this earth. Silence gives you the answer to many questions that dwell within your conscience. Ramanar sought to settle down on the divine hills of Tiruvannamalai to embark the silence.

Thiruvannamalai a Hill clad with calmness gives room for you to sit in Silence and converse within you, debate your right and wrong doings and attain the state when you understand yourself within. Understanding your inner-self eliminates the worldly desires out of you emancipating the quality of life you were living.

Being contagious for the world is always the result of not understanding your inner-self, once you understand what and who you are, you will have nothing to fight for in this world than to attain peace. Thiruvannamalai gives you the tranquility to immerse in pease. On the holy feet of Lord Arunachaleshwarar you find peace as Bhagwan Sri Ramanar found.

Bhagwan Sri Ramana Maharishi chose to live in Thiruvannamalai understanding the silence these hills give you. Therefore finding your piece of Land and settling down at Thiruvannamalai is a way to understand and estimate who and what you are.

Find your Land.

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Why choose Thiruvannamalai

Why Choose Thiruvannamalai ?

When we hear people settling down at very small hill town of Thiruvannamalai in Tamilnadu it may sound a bit weird. But its not just settling down in another town but living beneath the God himself. Thiruvannamalai hill is as such the Adhi Linga the Fire of Lord Shiva himself. Thiruvannamalai is much greater than just a town.

It was Lord Shiva who himself appeared as a huge ball of Fire lighting up the world which went into darkness and he remained there as Lord Arunachaleshwarar. People during the Pournami Day (Full Moon Day) walk bare footed all along the mountain praying to Shiva Himself which is called Giri Valam.

All along the Girivalm path we will find great Sadhus and Sithars who come from all around the world leaving back their worldly pleasures seeking the blessings of Lord Arunachaleshwarar. Great saitns like Bhagwan Sri Ramana Maharishi to Yogi Ramsurathkumar have settled down at Thiruvannamalai  to attain the godly peace.

Finding your place in Thiruvannamalai and settling down is not just building a home and living but a quest to search the inner peace.

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Tiruvannamalai is not Hill but a Deity by itself

There are many sacred mountains around the World and especially in Hinduism where the Deity is always at the top of the mountain, for instance take Tirupati where Lord Venkateshwara is on the top of the Holy Mountain but in Tiruvannamalai the Temple of Lord Arunachaleshwarar is on the Foot of the Mountain. In Tiruvannamalai the Sacred Mountain is itself the Sanctum Sanatorium.

In Thiruvannmalai Lord Shiva is worshipped by climbing his Holy Mountain bare footed and that is called ‘Girivalam’ in Tamil which translates to Giri- Mountain & Valam going around. In Sanskrit it is called as Giripradikshina. Climbing the mountain on a Full moon day is the most sacred event in Thiruvannamalai.

The great Devine Poet Arunagirinathar says ‘Be they of lowly birth, without the advantage of learning, unable to practise the virtue of liberality, it is of no account. Those who perform pradakshina of holy Aruna, the Supreme, submit to his rule and become his devotee, will excel even amongst the most excellent . . .’

The path of Girivalams has lot of small Shrines and Lingas all over, even today Sidhars are believed to live there in the mountains.  On every Pournami Day (Full Moon) lakhs of devotees throng the town of Tiruvannamalai to worship the Aadhi Linga which is the Mountain itself.No where else in the world a whole mass of land is considered holy and worshiped as God.

During the month of Karthigai to commemorate Lord Arunachala the God of Fire, a huge Deepam (Lamp) is lit on top of the Arunachala Hill. On Karthigai Deepam Lord Shiva is said to come to earth spreading light to the already darkened world.

Living in Tiruvannamalai is nothing but living on the feet of God himself to find ourselves that is nothing but finding Arunachala in us. Many great saints such as Bhagawan Sri Ramana Maharishi settled on the foothills just to experience God in him.

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Bhagvan Sri Ramana Mahirishi – The Champion of Equality from Thiruvannamalai the land of Unity & peace.

Today the world is facing one of Mankind’s largest and worst ever turmoil in the name of the Coronavirus. This disaster is spread all along the world without any differences. The Many world is paralysed but the heavenly earth keeps spinning, Trees are Happy, Animals are Happy, Its raining as usual, we get to see the mountains far away and our air seems to be clear.

This has a big lesson to us. Major Chadwick an American disciple of Bhagavan once asked him ‘Do you have disciples?’ Bhagavan swiftly answered No, he further asked ‘You say we need a Guru to attain Liberation?” Bhagavan answered Yes. Both the questions and the answers seemed very contrary to one another, confused Chadwick asked Bhagvan Shri Ramana Maharishi ‘I am Confused’ Bhagavan explained him ‘What do you think brought you here such a long distance and made you remain so long? Why do you doubt? If there had been any need to seek a Guru elsewhere you would have gone away long ago.’

This answer opens up a huge ocean of philosophy, Bhagavan always said ‘Don’t search your master outside, but search within’ and that’s what Thiruvannamalai is all about. Thiruvannamalai is a Land where people realize their self, the calmness on these mountains tells every human who he is and his purpose of life.

Man was born to lead a life of equality and search himself within him, Ramana Maharishi always advocated equality in every sense, he never differentiated between his deciles, he never saw their status, colour, religion, caste or creed. Bhagavan Ramana Mahirishi lived an example for Equality.

When we see things happening around the world today we miss Bhagavan to the fullest. People who frequent to Thiruvannamalai will know the true sense of Unity and equality on every step we keep on the Girivalam path. In Thiruvannamalai everyone searches for their inner selves at the feet of Lord Arunachaleshwarar. You may find people sitting all over forgetting their Rich, Power, every worldly affair they poses.

We wish this Evil will go away soon and People come to Thiruvannamalai in search of Peace.

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