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 body 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 has been visited by many well-known enlightened beings for hundreds of years like Jnanasambandar and Appar, Tamil poets.
Dates: Feb 24 to March 9, 2019 (14 days/13 nights) incl Maha Shivaratri Celebration
Hotel with Amenities like AC, TV, WiFi, Swimming Pool, Spa, Health Club, Yoga & Meditation, Library, on site restaurant
What is included:
- Airport pick up and drop off
- Hotel: Room single or double occupancy for 9 nights in Tiruvannamalai and 4 nights in Puducherry. Extensions are possible at your own expense
- Transportation to Puducherry and other nearby sites
- Tour Guides
- Entrance Fees
- Homa & 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 as they are individual
- Personal shopping
- Medical expenses
- Temple Donations
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. Shilpi visit. Evening Talk.
Day 5: Homa at Sheshadri Ashram. Evening Talk.
Day 6: Virupaksha Cave. Pavalakunru Rock. Lunch near Temple. Evening talk.
Day 7: Full moon day. Walk around the hill.
Day 8: Warli Art & Shantimalai Handicrafts. Evening talk.
Day 9: Golden Lakshmi Temple and Lingam. Evening Maha Shivaratri Celebration.
Day 10: Gingee Fort & Sanatur Dam.
Day 11: Puducherry. Tickets for Mother’s dome. Lost wax store.
Day 12: Dome meditation. Banyan tree. Lost wax facilities. Shopping. Ganesha Temple.
Day 13: Mother’s dining hall and art at museum. Ashram and Samadhi Shrine.
Day 14: Departure
Itinerary subject to change.
Version: April 4, 2018