|Adi Annamalai Temple Photo|
From the column of Light, Lord Shiva appeared before Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma. When Lord Vishnu saw him, he danced with happiness and joy. But the guilty Lord Brahma when saw the Lord’s true nature was confused and he was frightened. Parameshwara said, "Both of you need not to be ashamed for having transcended your sacred limits. Vishnu pondered deeply and thus he became enlightened. Brahma has uttered falsehood(lie) & now, I am going to cut off his fifth head for that mistake. Brahma shall not be installed in any Temple hereafter . And coming to this flower, which acted as false witness, shall never again find a place on my head and shall be prohibited in my worship." On cursing Lord Brahma and flower thus, Lord Shiva turned to Lord Vishnu and said,
"Child! Be composed, I am pleased with you. You are one of my foremost devotees. You originated from me and are my sattwic part. At the end of the kalpa you shall merge in me."Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu prayed to Lord Shiva to accept there forever as a Tejo Lingam. In responding to their wholehearty request, Lord established himself as the Arunachala Hill and also as a Shiva Lingam at the eastern foot of the Hill for the goodness and welfare of the world & for everyone who desire to worship the Lord & acquire illumination.
Poojas And Rituals
Opening And Closing Timings
7 AM to 12 Noon
4:30 PM to 8:30 PM.
How To Reach:
Tiruvannamalai bus stand.terminus is the near by bus stand.
Nearest Railways station, Tiruvannamalai