Thiruvannamalai Girivalam (going around the Hill) is undertaken around the Holy Arunachalam Hill which is worshipped as Shiva and is associated with the famous
The entire circumambulation path is 14 kilometers. The holy hill is 2668 feet high. Thiruvannamalai Girivalam is usually performed on the full moon day or Purnima. The Girivalam can be performed during day and night.
The Holy Hill was Agni (fire) during Kritya Yuga; Manikkam (Emerad) during Treta Yuga; Pon (Gold) during Dwapar Yuga and is Kallu (Rock) during Kali Yuga (the present age).
Eight Shivlings are located around the Hill and the eight Shiva Lingams are:
Kubera Lingam and
An ancient temple known as
is also located on
the Girivalam path. Adi Annamalai
The hill is also abode of several Siddhars – self realized souls.