2018 Girivalam Day Calendar *
Girivalam Date Tamil Month Date English Date Day Timing
01.01.2018 Margazhi 17 01.01.2018 Monday Morning 10.08 AM
Margazhi 18 02.01.2018 Tuesday Morning 08.49 AM
30.01.2018 Thai 17 30.01.2018 Tuesday Night 09.36 PM
Thai 18 31.01.2018 Wednesday Night 07.26 PM
01.03.2018 Masi 17 01.03.2018 Thursday Morning 08.15 AM
Masi 18 02.03.2018 Friday Morning 07.00 AM
30.03.2018 Panguni 16 30.03.2018 Friday Night 07.26 PM
Panguni 17 31.03.2018 Saturday Night 06.17 PM
29.04.2018 Chitirai 16 29.04.2018 Sunday Morning 05.50 AM
Chitirai 17 30.04.2018 Monday Morning 05.50 AM
28.05.2018 Vaikasi 14 28.05.2018 Monday Night 06.51 PM
Vaikasi 15 29.05.2018 Tuesday Night 08.50 PM
27.06.2018 Aani 13 27.06.2018 Wednesday Morning 07.46 AM
Aani 14 28.06.2018 Thursday Morning 10.47 AM
Aadi 10 26.07.2018 Thursday Midnight 11.54 PM
27.07.2018 Aadi 11 27.07.2018 Friday Midnight 01.54 AM
25.08.2018 Aavani 09 25.08.2018 Saturday Evening 02.59 AM
Aavani 10 26.08.2018 Sunday Evening 04.58 AM
24.09.2018 Poorattasi 08 24.09.2018 Monday Morning 06.59 AM
Poorattasi 09 25.09.2018 Tuesday Morning 08.58 AM
Ippasi 06 23.10.2018 Wednesday Night 10.02 PM
24.10.2018 Ippasi 07 24.10.2018 Thursday Night 11.00 PM
22.11.2018 Karthikai 06 22.11.2018 Thursday Morning 10.12 AM
Karthikai 07 23.11.2018 Friday Morning 11.12 AM
Margazhi 06 21.12.2018 Friday Midnight 12.28 AM
22.12.2018 Margazhi 07 22.12.2018 Saturday Midnight 12.28 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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