Chitra Pournami: Prime Timing for Girivalam Expedition in Tiruvannamalai

April 23, 2024, 10:05 435 views

The ideal time for undertaking Girivalam on the occasion of the Full Moon Day (Pournami or Poornima day for the Tamil Calendar month of ‘Chithirai’) at the Tiruvannamalai Temple of Lord Arunchaleswarar has been announced!

As a tradition over the last few centuries, lakhs of devotees visiting to have the Darshan of Lord Arunchaleswarar and His Consort Goddess Unnamulaiamman undertake the ‘Girivalam’ (Undertaking a walk around the bottom of the mountain) before the Darshan!

In this situation, the Temple administration of the Tiruvannamalai temple has announced that the ‘Thithi’ of Pournami in the Tamil Calendar month of Chithirai is set to occur from 04.16 AM (Tuesday, 23rd April) until 05.47 AM (Wednesday, 24th February). As such, the devotees may undertake the Girivalam` during this period!