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Sri Mallikarjunaswami temple
 
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Moolavar: Mallikarjunaswami
  Urchavar: -
  Amman / Thayar: Bramarambal
  Thala Virutcham: -
  Theertham: The spring in deep ground
  Agamam / Pooja : -
  Old year: 1000-2000 years old
  Historical Name: -
  City: Parvadhamalai
  District: Tiruvannamalai
  State: Tamil Nadu
 
Singers:
     
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 Festival:
     
  Chitra Poornima in April-May, Adi 18 (July-August), Adipooram Palabishekam (July-August), 1st day of Purattasi (September), Iypasi Annabishekam (October-November), Karthikai deepam (November-December), first day of Margazhi (December-January), Masi Shivrathri (February-March) and Panguni Uthiram (March-April) are the festivals celebrated in the temple  
     
 Temple's Speciality:
     
  The devotee reaps the benefit of visiting Mount Kailash itself if he/she makes a round of this 28 km hill on the Poornima (full moon) days known as Girivalam. Sun rise and Sun set is an enjoyable view experience here as in Kanyakumari.  
     
Opening Time:
    
 The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. 
   
Address:
   
  Sri Mallikarjunaswami Temple, Parvadhamalai, Tiruvannamalai district.  
   
Phone:
   
  +91-94426 72283 
    
 General Information:
     
 

Those visiting the temple should take with themselves food, drinking water, a torch light, oil to light the lamps and puja items. Besides the darshan of the Lord, they can also get the blessings of the Sadhus in the hill and it is considered that the darshan of the Lord in the hill top is but a gift brought from one’s previous birth (poorva janma).

 
     
 
Prayers
    
 

Devotees visit the temple 5, 7 or 9 times and light lamps for recovery from business downturn, removal of obstacles in marriage talks

 
    
Thanks giving:
    
  People perform abishek and offer Vastras to the Lord. 
    
 Greatness Of Temple:
     
 

According to belief, that Lord Shiva placed His feet first on this Parvadhamalai when He came to South from his Kailash Abode.

This is the only hill where devotees experience the light and guidance of the Lord even on dark new moon days. Some experience the darshan of Siddhas residing on the hill. The other significance is that the devotees can perform the abhishek and light the lamps themselves as followed in North Indian temples. According to the Regional History (Sthalapuranam), the devotee reaps the benefit of visiting all the Shiva temples on earth, once he/she visits this Parvadhamalai temple.

A one day pooja performed by the devotee in the temple is considered equal to the pujas he/she would be performing all the 365 days in a year. It is also said that this hill is a piece that fell here when Sri Anjaneya was carrying the Sanjeevini mount to Lanka.

The 3000 feet tall hill has seven types of steps with herbal breeze blowing for ever. They cure serious and prolonged diseases. Hundreds of Siddhas are living in the caves in the hill.

Fragrant smell of flowers in the sanctum sanctorum, the indescribable beauty of the Mother, flowing bright rays from Her cheeks during the nights, Her tall stature and looking as if coming towards the devotee and many miracle views are the facts contributing to the reputation of the Parvadhamalai temple.

As the Siddhas are believed to be flying round in the form of eagles in Tirukazhukundram, the visitor can notice three eagles flying round this hill also. Hundreds of devotees throng the place during the Chitra Poornima festival.

According to the Yoga Sastras, the human body takes the Kundalini to the Sahasrara in the head after crossing the six Aadhara Nadis below and enjoy the supreme bliss of Sadashiva. Similarly, the devotee reaches the top of the hill after passing through Kadaladi, Methagamalai, Kumarinettu malai, Kadaparai malai, Kanakachi Odai malai, Puttru malai, Kovil malai to worship Shiva-Parvathi and achieve wisdom.

It is said that the devotee will reap the benefit of a Kailash darshan if he/she visits this temple for 48 poornimas and Amavasya continuously and will be relieved of diseases however severe it may be.

 
     
  Temple History:
     
 

Tamil literature Malaipadukadam mentions that King Nannan visited this temple and worshipped the Lord in the 3rd Century.

 
     
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