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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: mahadevan on June 14, 2017, 01:25:32 PM

Title: Stay at Tiruvannamali for doing Tapas
Post by: mahadevan on June 14, 2017, 01:25:32 PM
Namo Ramana,

I want guidance for stay in Tiruvannamalai for a week as I want to stay and do japam,girivalam,temple visit as part of spiritual practise.

Could anyone guide me regarding the stay and food arrangements as I dont want to eat anything outside during this period.

Namah Shivaya
Title: Re: Stay at Tiruvannamali for doing Tapas
Post by: Balaji on June 14, 2017, 02:31:30 PM
from the Ramanashramam Website

There is acute water scarcity in Tiruvannamalai at present. Visitors/Devotees planning for stay in the ashram during the summer months (April , July 2017) are advised to kindly postpone their visit to the end of July 2017, by which time we are hopeful of improvement in the situation.

Visitors wishing to stay at Sri Ramanasramam should send an email to one month in advance to check on the availability of accommodation. Emails are instantly acknowledged. Please check your spam folder also for the auto reply from the ashram to make sure that your email request was properly received by the ashram. Some email providers routinely put them in spam folder. You can also request accommodation by writing a letter about six weeks in advance to  The President, Sri Ramanasramam, Tiruvannamalai  606 603, Tamil Nadu . There are rooms to suit individuals, couples and families. Each room is furnished and most rooms have attached bathrooms. Hot water for bathing is available during winter. South Indian-style vegetarian food is served in the Ashram dining hall: breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea/milk, and dinner. Filtered drinking water  is available. Medical attention can be arranged when required.

Please email your request to including  proposed date of arrival, number of visitors, length of stay and date of past visit, if applicable.
Title: Re: Stay at Tiruvannamali for doing Tapas
Post by: Orihh on June 15, 2017, 01:59:15 PM
I'm going myself for the first time in a week.  Ramanasramam only allows guests to stay for max 3 days, so that wouldn't be a feasible plan if you wish to stay for a week.  I would suggest you consider staying in a hotel, or finding accommodation from this website:

You have to pay a fee to sign up on that site, but then you will be able to find places all over the world that offer food and a room in exchange for help in some sort of institution.  I know that there are a couple places like this in Tiruvannamalai...
Title: Re: Stay at Tiruvannamali for doing Tapas
Post by: Orihh on June 26, 2017, 07:57:24 PM
If you look around, you will find some apartments/rooms for rent that will include a kitchen so that you can cook and eat there rather than outside.  Prices vary but I've come across 200-700 rs per day for a room.  I think you can also try to stay in one of the various ashrams (not Ramanasramam) but I haven't had any experience with this.

Good luck with your tapas and with finding a suitable place.
Title: Re: Stay at Tiruvannamali for doing Tapas
Post by: Balaji on June 27, 2017, 04:26:07 PM
Information about accommodation in the Ramana Nagar area here in Tiruvannamalai.

I am posting a short list of Ashrams, Guest Houses and Lodges in the Ramana Nagar area. Please get in touch direct with the various contact numbers to make your own enquiries and/or reservations.


Athithi Ashram
Landline: (0)4175-237817
Mobile: +919940231628

Seshadri Swamigal Ashram
Landline: (0)4175-236999
Mobile: +919443342521

Siva Sannidhi Ashram

Sri Ramana Maharshi Ashram
Landline: (0)4175-236624

Sri Yogi Ramsuratkumar
Landline: (0)4175-237567
Mobile: +919443383557

Guest Houses

Arunachalam Guest House
Landline: (0)4175-236120
Mobile: +919486722892

Daya Dharma Guest House
Mobile: +919842690554
Near Siva Sakthi Ashram

Mountain Breeze Guest House
Landline: (0)4175-238711
Near Siva Sakthi Ashram

Pink Guest House
Mobile Nos: +919043194989 and +919443542930
Off Manuka Vinayagar Street (Post Office Street)

Sesha Bhavan Guest House
Landline: 04175-236983
Mobile: +9442945619
Near Quo Vadis Centre

Vaaranam Guest House
Near Siva Sakthi Ashram


Aakash Inn Near Ramana Ashram
Landline: (0)4175-235300

Lakshmi Residency Inn
Landline: (0)4175-236099

Ramana Towers
Mobile: +919442100656

copied from Arunachala Grace web site