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karthikeyan M

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Visiting Arunachala
« on: April 23, 2009, 06:00:55 PM »
I'm planning to visit Arunachala during first week of May 2009, i,e on 8 or 9th on that auspicious day and go for girivalam.

Any interseting places to visit apart from the temple, mountain path and of course  Bhagavan Ramana Ashram, only around in thiruvanamalai.



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Re: Visiting Arunachala
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2009, 06:45:31 PM »
Dear karthikeyan. M

In Arunachala, apart from Sri Ramanasramam, Arunachaleswara-
Apeetakuchamba Temple, you can visit the following places if
you find extra time:

1. Sri Seshadri Swami Asramam, about 200 metres from Sri

2. Sri Yogi Ramsurat Kumar Ashram, about 500 metres from
Sri Ramanasramam.

3. Pachiamman Koil, about 2 kms from Asramam.*

4. Guru Murtham, about 3 kms from Asramam.*

(*These are the places where Bhagavan Ramana stayed sometime
or other)

5. Isanya Desikar Math, in the road route of girivalam.  Here Bhagavan Ramana was fed one day by that Head of Math, in
early years.

6. Tirukovilur, where there is a beautiful Narayana Temple. This
is about 40 kms.  Here Narayana is Trivikrama, the one who measured the earth and sky for Mahabali.

7. Polur, about 40 kms again, where there is a Math for Mastan
Swami, a fully realized Muslim devotee of Bhagavan Ramana.

Arunachala Siva.     

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Visiting Arunachala and Kanchipuram
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2009, 10:12:24 PM »
Thanks for the post.

With the availability of time, I have decided to visit Kanchipuram which is three hour journey from Arunachala.

Now I need some information about Kanchipuram.
What are the main temples to visit in one and half day time, i will leaving from Arunachala on 9th May morning to Kanchi around around 10 or 11 in the morning I will reach Kanchi and there so many temples to visit

List of Vaishnava Temples

Varadharaja Perumal Temple
Ashtabujakaram - Sri Adhikesava Perumal Temple
Tiruvekkaa - Sri Yathothkari Temple
Tiruththanka - Sri Deepa prakasa Perumal Temple
Tiruvelukkai - Sri Azhagiya Singar Temple
Tirukalvanoor - Sri Adi Varaha Swami Temple
Tiru oorakam - Sri Ulaganatha Swami Temple
Tiru neeragam - Sri Jagadeeshwarar Temple
Tiru kaaragam - Sri Karunagara Perumal Temple
Tirukaarvaanam - Sri Tirukaarvarnar Temple
Tiru paramechura vinnagaram - Sri Vaikunda Perumal Temple
Tiru pavala vannam - Sri Pavala Vanar Temple
Tiru paadagam - Sri Pandava thoodar Temple
Tiru nilaaththingal thundam - Sri Nilathingal Thundathan Perumal Temple
 Tirupputkuzhi - Sri Vijaya Raghava Perumal Temple
Parithiyur-Kalyana Varadharaja Perumal Temple
 Neervalur-Sri veetrirunda Lakshmi Narayana Perumal Temple

List of Saiva Temples

Kailasnatha Temple
Ekambareswarar Temple
 Kachi Metrali
Onakanthan Tali
Kachi Anekatangapadam
Kachi Nerikkaaraikkadu
Tiru Maakaral
Sangupani Vinayakar Temple-Sangupani vinayakar Temple
Vazhakarutheeswarar Temple
Thirumetrali Temple
 Satyanadeeswara Temple Budhan temple
Adhi Kamakshi Temple
Kanaka Durga Temple, Koneri Kuppam

Can you please tell me which temples could be preferable to visit that is from 9th May noon to 10th May noon because we have catch the bus to Katpadi to board the train to Bangalore.

And also the Kanchi Peetham, is a worth visiting, will we get darshan there.



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Re: Visiting Arunachala
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2009, 11:57:41 AM »
Dear karthikeyan. M

Your list will take at least 15 days time!  With the availablitiy of
time, you may visit the following temples in that order.

1. Varadharaja Temple.
2. Sri Kanchi Ekambaranatha Swami Temple (representing the element
    of earth.)
3. Sri Kanchi Kamakshi Temple
4. Tiruvekka temple.
5. Kanchi Kumara Kottam, Muruga's temple, where Kanda Puranam
    was first read out in front of the king.

Arunachala Siva.

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Re: Visiting Arunachala
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2009, 06:08:27 PM »
Thanks for the post,

Please tell what to look in each of these temples, i.e some interesting things