Tiruvannamalai is a small pilgrimage town at the foot of the holy Arunachala mountain 3.5 hours from Chennai in South India. The town is the birth place of the living Avatar Paramahamsa Nithyananda. Other great yogis like Ramaha Maharshi, Yogi Ramsuratkumar, and Sheshadri Swamigal made it their home while they were still living. Arunachala, the form of Lord Shiva himself, attracts thousands of devotees every full moon day to walk around the sacred mountain.
The huge Arunachaleshwara Shiva Temple is the main attraction next to Arunachala. The town houses a large number of unique smaller temples situated around the holy hill. Sadhus or holy men have made this place their home. Historically Arunachala was visited by many well-known enlightened beings for hundreds of years like Jnanasambandar and Appar, Tamil poets.
Dates: October 22 to 31, 2018 (10 days / 9 nights)
Hotel with Amenities like AC, TV, WiFi, Kitchen, Laundry Facility, Library
Food at nearby restaurants Indian and Western cuisine
Ramanashramam: Morning Meditation, Sanskrit Chanting
What is included?
- Airport: Taxi pick up and drop off
- Hotel: Room with single or double occupancy for 10 nights. Extensions are possible at your own expense
- Transportation to nearby sites
- Tour Guides
- Entrance Fees
- Homa and Abishekam Arrangements
- 7 Evening Talks on Vedic culture and Vedic completion process to help you remove blocks in your artist career and art sales
- Welcome Dinner
- Last Dinner
What is not included
- Meals and drinking water
- Personal shopping
- Medical expenses
- Temple Donations
- Traditional Vedic Attire / Rudraksh Mala
Day 1: Airport pickup by taxi and transfer to hotel. Welcome dinner for all.
Day 2: Visit ashrams and its unique samadhi shrines and energy fields. Evening talk.
Day 3: Flower market and Arunachaleshwara Temple – Kalabhairava Abishekam. Evening talk.
Day 4: Nithyananda Ashram & Adi Annamalai Temple. Evening talk.
Day 5: Homa at Sheshadri Ashram. Evening talk.
Day 6: Golden Lakshmi Temple and Lingam. Evening talk.
Day 7: Virupaksha Cave. Pavalakunru Rock. Lunch near Temple. Evening talk.
Day 8: Poondi Swami Samadhi Shrine. Evening talk.
Day 9: Warli Art & Shantimalai Handicrafts. Full moon day. Walk around the hill.
Day 10: Afternoon Departure
Itinerary subject to change.
Version: April 4, 2018