My long time desire to visit Thiruvannamalai during Karthigai Deepam festival, fulfilled with the blessing of Lord Shiva. On the day of Karthigai deepam in 2011, without any prior arrangement went to Thiruvanamalai. After a long walk visited the temple which was filled with millions of devotees from all around the world.
Fortunately after the dharshan, started the 14 Km Girivalam walk for liberation, completed it early morning with full of bliss. Either to understand or to express the joy of my divine experience, one need to go through it. This unforgettable memories remains. Please never give up your desire and be sure that you will be granted too.
This word Girivalam is the origin of the Tamil word giri meaning hill and valam means coming around. Hence coming around the hill is called as Girivalam in Tamil. To come one full round (Girivalam) around the hill, it is around 14 kilometers. Millions of devotees from all around the world, both young and old religiously go round on the full moon day.
My pictures & video clips were shot from my cellphone during the night time. I didn’t add any pictures & videos from other resources, to maintain the live experience to share it with you all.
There are more wonderful videos & information available online. To learn the Thiruvannamalai girivalam benefits in Tamil, please watch the short video below.
Please never give up your desire and be sure that you will be granted too. Please share the divine grace and thanks for your support.
Dr Ravikumar K