Adi Annamalai Temple in Tiruvannamalai

The name of this Temple, Adi Annamalai means 'first' or 'ancient' Annamalai (Arunachaleswarar). Its size is small and is around an acre in size compared with the 25 acre size of Arunachaleswarar Temple on the southeast side of the Hill.

The legend of Adi Annamalai recounts that Brahma, after His dispute with Vishnu about the fiery column, made a lingam and went to the northwest side of the Hill to establish the Temple of Adi Arunachaleswarar (at the village of Adi Annamalai) to worship Shiva.

Adi Annamalai Temple Gopuram

Adi Annamalai Temple Gopuram

Lord Ganesha under Tree

Lord Ganesha under Tree

Lord Ganesha

Lord Ganesha

Ganda Berunda Narasimha

Ganda Berunda Narasimha

Chinese symbol Yin Yan

Chinese symbol Yin Yan

Tiruvannamalai is known for its famous Annamalaiyar Shiva temple. The temple we are going to see in this post is much older than that.

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  • Adi Annamalai Temple in Tiruvannamalai
    Tiruvannamalai

    Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu - 606601

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