|Tiruvannamalai Shiva Temple | Annamalaiyar Temple|
The most vibrating and crowded Girivilam is during Pournami (Purnima). Thousands and thousands of people will gather at Tiruvannamalai for Girivalam. It is about 15 to 16 kilometers walk around the holy Arunachala hill. By doing this Girivalam with clear mind, you will attain all the soulful benefits in life. If you are a peace lover you can go Girivalam on non festival days, but at least go for one Girivalam during Pournami.
There is a famous saying in Tamil regarding Girivalam "Ammavasaila pona arul kidaikum, Pournamila pona porul kidaikum". It says that if you go Girivalam during Ammavasai (Amavasya) you will get the blessings and in Pournami you will get all the necessities during this life journey.
|The Holy Arunachala Hill|
Personally, I felt Girivilam as addictive. I went one time and I am keep on going at regular intervals. I felt that the divine grace of Lord Shiva is responsible for all. Once you started surrendering to him with love and clear mind, he will take care of the rest of the things. Many foreigners are also seen walking Girivalam daily with pure dedication towards the Supreme Lord Shiva.