Arunachaleshwarar Temple is a famous Shiva Pilgrimage and is known by devotees as Annamalayar or Arunachaleswarar in Tamil Nadu. This is one of the largest temples in the world dedicated to Shiva. The history of this Annamalayar temple dates back to thousand years. As per locals, Thiruvannamalai is the capital of Saivism and The South Indian deity Siva is worshipped here in Arunachaleshwarar Temple. It is the most sacred names of the manifestation of Lord Shiva.
MahaShivratri: The temple is visited by number of devotees during the Hindu festival Shivratri. Number of Devotees and the people visit this holy place on this auspicious occasion. A fest (fair) has been organised by the local devotees and the organisers to celebrate this big festival annually. Devotees observe fast on this night and do not eat anything till night and offer fruits, flowers and bel leaves on Shiva Linga. This notable pilgrimage is decorated with flowers and lights and has a spiritual environment which gives peace of mind and heart to the pilgrims.
considered particularly popular in this temple to get blessings. Therefore, the
temple attracts visitors in hordes. The temple is also located close to some
popular monuments in Tamil Nadu.