Tiruvannamalai also or Trinomali and Trinomalee during British times is a city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The city is administered by a special grade municipality that covers an area of 13.64 km2 (5.27 sq mi) and had a population of 145,278 in 2011.It is the administrative headquarters of Tiruvannamalai District. Roadways are the major mode of transport in Tiruvannamalai, while the town also has rail connectivity. Chennai International Airport is the nearest domestic and international airport to the town. Tiruvannamalai is named after the central deity of the Annamalaiyar Temple, Annamalaiyar. The World Famous Karthigai Deepam festival is celebrated during the day of the full moon between November and December, and a huge beacon is lit atop the Annamalai hill. The event is witnessed by three million pilgrims. On the day preceding each full moon, pilgrims circumnavigate the temple base and the Annamalai hills in a worship calledGirivalam, a practice carried out by one million pilgrims yearly.
The history of Tiruvannamalai revolves around the Annamalaiyar Temple. The recorded history of the town dates back to the ninth century, as seen from a Chola inscriptions in the temple. Further inscriptions made before ninth century indicate the rule ofPallava kings, whose capital was Kanchipuram.The seventh century Nayanar saints Sambandar and Appar wrote of the temple in their poetic work, Tevaram. Sekkizhar, the author of the Periyapuranam records both Appar and Sambandar worshiped Annamalaiyar in the temple.The Chola Kings ruled over the region for more than four centuries, from 850 to 1280, and were temple patrons. The inscriptions from the Chola king record various gifts like land, sheep, cow and oil to the temple commemorating various victories of the dynasty
The distance between Vellore and Thiruvannamalai is 86 Km approximately. We have frequent train service from Vellore – Katpadi Railway Junction Station and bus service from Vellore bus stand. If you hire a taxi from Vellore, it takes about 1 hours and 45 minutes to Thiruvannamalai 2 hours minutes to Thiruvannamalai approximately.
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