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Day 01
Arrival Chennai and received traditionally with garlands and transferred to La Woods Hotel Chennai.

Overnight stay with La Woods Hotel Chennai (3 star)

(This notes applies for whole tour period. Based on the advise and guidance of yoga teacher, dietitian and therapist … Breakfast, lunch and Dinner (vegetarian) is provided at appropriate time along with salads, juices, tea and coffee on all days of the entire tour period).

Day 02
Yoga Meditation class 0600 – 0900.

Rest and Relax during day time.

Based on timing availability Gentle massage and hot oil bath with foot massage is provided.

Yoga Meditation practice for about one hour in the evening.

Overnight stay with La Woods Hotel Chennai (3 star)

Day 03
Yoga Meditation class 0600 – 0900.

Day tour for Mahapalipuram sightseeing. Driving 2 hrs from Chennai to see the beautiful 800 yrs old world heritage monuments at Mahapalipuram from 10 00 hrs – 16 00 hrs and drive back to Chennai.

Yoga Meditation practice for about one hour in the evening.

Overnight stay with La Woods Hotel Chennai (3 star)

Day 04
Yoga Meditation class 0600 – 0900.

Day tour for Kancheepuram a known temple city for sightseeing.

Driving 2 hrs from Chennai to see the architecturally beautiful 1000 yrs old temples in kancheepuram from 10 00 hrs – 16 00 hrs and drive back to Chennai. Sightseeing tour in kancheepuram includes historical temples known Kailasanatha temple, Varadharaja perumal temple, Ekambareswarar temple and as well visiting world famous silks weaving centre.

Yoga Meditation practice for about one hour in the evening after returning back to Chennai.

Overnight stay with La Woods Hotel Chennai (3 star)

Day 05
Yoga Meditation class 0600 – 0900.
Watching and learning energetic Indian home prayer method.

Day tour for Chennai city sightseeing to explore the city history from 10 00 hrs – 14 00 hrs and back to Hotel.

Chennai city tour covers … Kabaleeswarar temple, St Thomas church, Marina Beach, Govt meseum and drive along Fort st George, High court buildings and Rippon Building.

Cooking class … Learning from our Hotel chef and masters about indian food preparation method and cooking indian food.

Steam bath and gentle oil massage with foot massage.

Yoga Meditation practice for about one hour in the evening.

Overnight stay with La Woods Hotel Chennai (3 star)

Day 06
Yoga Meditation class 0600 – 0900.
Watching and learning energetic Indian home prayer method.

Cooking class … Learning from our Hotel chef and masters about indian food preparation method and cooking indian food.

Before noon our beauticians provide natural body care service with organic natural products and teaches natural body makeup, and basic natural skin care, facials strengthening etc.

Rest and Relax during day time and again Yoga Meditation practice for about one hour in the evening from 0300 to 0400 pm.

Walking tour around old residential settlement and drive to visit a local resident to have homely dinner with them and meet their friends to learn about home makers stress free way of life in india.

Overnight stay with La Woods Hotel Chennai (3 star)

Day 07
Yoga Meditation class 0600 0900 hrs

Rest and Relax during day time and again Yoga Meditation practice for about one hour in the evening.

Before noon our beauticians provide natural body care service with organic natural products and teaches natural body makeup, and basic natural skin care, facials strengthening etc.

Walking on the beach of marina and mingle with crowd to hear the noisy way of life and noticing the enjoyment of locals interestingly without any worries and hurdles. Enjoy the basic family life and togetherness.

Overnight stay with La Woods Hotel Chennai (3 star)

Day 08
Yoga Meditation class 0600-0700 hrs

Day tour for Thirupathi driving 4 hrs from Chennai to pray at the richest temple of the world and after drive further 3 hrs to reach Thiruvannamlai a oldest temple township for Overnight stay.

Overnight stay with La Woods Hotel TRML … (3 star)Thiruvannamlai. (New hotel and website is yet to connect.)

Day 09
Yoga Meditation class 0600 – 0900.

Visiting the famous Arunachaleswarar temple in Thiruvannamalai.

Yoga Meditation practice for about one hour in the evening.

Mud thereby treatment and bath.

Overnight stay with La Woods Hotel TRML … (3 star) Thiruvannamalai. (New hotel and website is yet to connect.)

Day 10
Yoga Meditation class 0600 – 0900.

Day tour for Villages visit by driving about 1 hrs from Thiruvannamalai to see beautiful traditional old Village from 10 00 hrs – 16 00 hrs and back to Hotel for Yoga Meditation practice for about one hour in the evening.

Based on guests interest, we organize….

Visiting village school and meet the young students.

Visiting village traditional house and meeting the villagers.

Prayer at Village temple

Agriculture work at village agriculture lands.

Gardening work at the hotel garden.

Planting vegetables etc and have case studies of vegetables values.

Overnight stay with La Woods Hotel TRML … (3 star) Thiruvannamalai. (New hotel and website is yet to connect.)

Day 11
Yoga Meditation class 0600 – 0900.

Day tour for Villages visit by driving about 1 hrs from Thiruvannamalai to see beautiful traditional old Village from 10 00 hrs – 16 00 hrs and back to Hotel for Yoga Meditation practice for about one hour in the evening.

Based on guests interest, we organize….

Visiting village traditional house and meeting the villagers.

Prayer at Village temple

Agriculture work at village agriculture lands.

Gardening work at the hotel garden.

Planting vegetables etc and have case studies of vegetables values.

Overnight stay with La Woods Hotel TRML … (3 star)Thiruvannamalai. (New hotel and website is yet to connect.)

Day 12

Yoga Meditation class 0600 – 0900.
And Gomatha prayer for great prosperity and peace. (Cow Prayer)

Visiting Ashrams and Sidhar residence, memorials to explore their guidance and miracles.

Yoga Meditation practice for about one hour in the evening.

Based on guests interested, we can organize…

Bullock cart ride.

Cycling tours.

Auto ride.

Walking around the township.

Gentle massage and traditional hot oil bath.

Overnight stay with La Woods Hotel TRML … (3 star)Thiruvannamalai. (New hotel and website is yet to connect.)

Day 13
Yoga Meditation class 0600 – 0900.

Climb the hill of Thiruvannamalai to visit the caves, where few hundred Sidhar’s lived in the last few Centuries.

In the evening drive 4 hrs to Chennai from Thiruvannamalai for Overnight stay with La Woods Hotel Chennai

Day 14

Depending on return flight

Yoga Meditation class 0600 – 0900.

Rest and Relax during day time.

Fly back based on flight timing.

TOUR NO – 953

CHILD 5 – 12 YEARS ADL BED 41176

Terms and Definitions
1 Pax single traveller is expensive since the accommodation and transport is exclusively for one person and not shared by anyone.


✔Twin sharing basis means one room shared by two persons.
✔Triple sharing basis means one room shared by three persons.
✔Child (If priced) is accommodated as additional person along with parent’s room with extra bed

Tour Price includes:

Highlights, features and inclusions of the tour.

✔Transport air conditioned at disposal.
✔Standard room.
✔Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner – vegetarian.
✔Tour guide.
✔Entrance ticket.
✔Pooja and prayer.
✔Water bottle.

✔Learning yoga and practice.
✔Learning Meditation and practice.
✔Hot oil bath.
✔Foot massage.
✔Steam bath.
✔Mud thereby and bath.
✔Banana leaf thereby and bath.
✔Cookery class-indian cooking method
✔Learning natural body care & Herbal Facial.
✔Walking -Chennai residential area.
✔Dinner with local resident.
✔Walking tour in Marina beach.
✔Visiting village school.
✔Visiting village house and villagers.
✔Prayer at village temple.
✔Learning agriculture.
✔Learning gardening.
✔Planting vegetables and it’s values.
✔Gomatha prayer – cow prayer.
✔Trekking and claiming the hill.
✔Visiting Ashramam @ sidhar’s caves.
✔Bullock cart Ride.
✔Cycling tours.
✔Auto ride tours.
✔Thiruvannamalai hill climbing & prayer
(Up to permitted height)
✔Thirupathi temple Dharshan& prayer

Sight seeing tours included.

Subject guest willingness
✔Grivalam walk around Arunachaleswarar temple hill at Thiruvannamalai 14 kms or drive the distance.

On request @ additional cost.
✔Astrological horoscope predictions
✔Special prayer Yagam, Homam

The above Tour Price does not include:
➢ International air ticket
➢ All personal expenses
➢ All other expenses not mentioned in the price includes list


✓ Hotel check in and checkout will be 12 00’noon.
✓ Hotels provided with standard Rooms only.
✓ Hotels booking will be subject to availability.
✓ Not holding any reservation now as this is quote only.
✓ Reservation will be done only after receiving confirmation from your side.
✓ Generally all Temples in India are closed from 12 Noon to 16.00 Hrs. on all days, however there are exceptions.

YOGA & MEDITATION: – Cost included in the Package

Yoga and Meditation, India being the origin for the world-renowned yoga practices. Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice that makes us lead a much healthier lifestyle. Your stay may be a short or long one, but we offer yoga sessions that covers all the basic and advanced yoga practices. We have with us the best yoga teacher.
Yoga practice derived form of yogi tradition that has been maintained in its full sanctity and vibrancy for thousands of years. The classes will be conducted by our highly trained teachers who will offer the classical yoga in its full depth and dimension. Yoga address you issues relating, weight loss, pregnancy, Child birth, diabetics, hypertension and infertility and gain achievement, relaxation and pain management as well as brings in a great change in a person’s lifestyle by maintaining a stable peace of mind. Start controlling your body with yoga to create a healthy lifestyle even during your stay with us.

Classical and Intensive Isha Hatha Yoga Practices delivered by yoga teachers trained at the Isha Hatha School of Yoga. The practices are geared towards supporting health and well-being.


✓ Weight loss and regularizing sleep
✓ Exercise your joints and muscles
✓ Release stress and tiredness
✓ Develop mind & body coordination
✓ Strengthens the organ
✓ Helps alleviate arthritis and asthma
✓ Cures hypertension and migraine
✓ Release from chronic ailments
✓ Slowing down of aging process
✓ Increases concentration & memory power

ASTROLOGY : is an art form, a science, a method of prediction and a chance to guide themselves the future. Consult our in-house Astrologer to guide you on a path to a better life. You can pre fix our astrologer to study your horoscope by sending a mail to us. You have to send details below to prepare your astrological chart (1) Name (2) Date of Birth (3)Time of Birth(4) Place of Birth and (5)Country of Birth. ASTROLOGY SERVICES Vedic Astrology is the science of studying the planetary positions as per the date, time and place of birth of a person. It has been a part of human culture from ancient times and is deeply set in almost all civilizations. Vedic Astrology has flourished for several thousand years and is renowned for its spiritual depth and accuracy in predicting future events. Based on the surreal zodiac, it reflects an astrologer’s perception of the placement of the planets in the constellations. A birth chart, also known as Kundli, Janma Kundali, Janampatri, Vedic horoscope, Jathaka is prepared, which captures the precise astronomical positions of stars and planets at the individual’s time of birth. This information is used to predict events.

SPECIAL PRAYER / POOJA: (No cost involved – Free)

Special Prayer – La Woods Hotel staff conduct prayer daily at the fourth floor from 9:00 A.M to 9:30 A.M. It is a general prayer by uttering few Mantras and praising lords with poems given by sithars and gurus. You can learn about the procedure to conduct daily family prayers to pray again back home along with mantras, poems. You can take the copies of the mantras and poems for your use at home prayer

POOJA is a sacred practice that Hindu people perform on different occasions to show respect to their deities. It is considered as an act of showing reverence to the Almighty through invocations, prayers, slokas, bhajans, and rituals. According to Hinduism, Puja makes a spiritual connection between the deity and the devotee.

COOKERY: (No cost involved – Free)

Cookery classes – Learn cookery from our kitchen. Indian food are best in the world. True traditional Indian food and its ingredients are medicine on its own. Learn Indian cooking system to have a healthy family back home. Indian food are never prepared without using the below mentioned ingredients. These ingredients are scientifically researched and found to address all diseases. Indian food itself is a medicine. Ginger, fights against cold and flu and relieves headache. Coriander is rich in vitamins and minerals. Contains calcium phosphorous, iron, few vitamins from vitamin B complex group and vitamin C. Black pepper improves digestion, promotes intestinal health and stimulates the taste buds in such a way that, an alert is sent to the stomach to increase hydrochloric acid secretion, thereby improving digestion. Garlic reduces cholesterol and blood pressure and reduces risk of heart attack and heart diseases. Cumin powder has healing effects for nausea, infection, inflammatory problems, autoimmune disorder, high blood pressure, cholesterol levels and digestive disorders. Cardamom helps in reducing flatulence and strengthening digestive activities. It activates our appetite by acting on salivary secretion. It is a time-tested medicine for nausea, dry vomiting, motion sickness, vertigo and indigestion. Turmeric Powder works as an antioxidant thus preventing the formation of cancer cells & is capable of controlling Alzheimer’s disease. Cinnamon has favorable effects on brain function and memory. It soothes the stomach, helps prevent ulcers, reduces blood sugar and increases insulin levels. Our Chef and Cooks teach you all kind of best Indian food at our own Kitchen.


The Integrated healthcare services are scientifically structured to combine the sublime wisdom of ancient Indian disciplines of Yoga, Siddha and Ayurveda as well as the modern expertise of Allopathy provided the right combination of Ayurveda & Siddha medicines, Ayurvedic therapies, yoga practices, personalized diet and lifestyle plans to heal, cleanse, relax, feel alive and be in conscious harmony with yourself.


Integrated medical consultation with Ayurveda & Siddha Vaidyas, Allopathy doctors & Hatha Yoga teachers for all kinds of acute and chronic disease across all age groups, along with diet and lifestyle advice.


✔ADHD & Autism
✔Arthritis & Spondylitis
✔Asthma & Respiratory Diseases
✔Cardiovascular Diseases
✔Chronic Ailments
✔Gastric problems
✔Joint Disorders
✔Lifestyle Disorders
✔Neuro Rehabilitation
✔Obesity & Weight Loss
✔Opthalmology& ENT
✔Pain Management
✔Skin & Allergy
✔Spine Disorders
✔Stress-related Disorders
✔Women’s Health


✔ADHD / Autism Program
✔Diabetes Management Program
✔Weight Loss Program
✔Program for Women’s Disorders

HERBAL OIL MASSAGE: Is a traditional bath treatment found from ancient times. It helps in enhancing the circulation of immune system. Renewing and purifying the vitality of the body .Gentle, soothing,
Refreshing and releasing stress regains the balance of mind over body. our herbal oil massage treatment helps in relaxing mind ,body and soul at large & relieves stress, body pain or any such illness . It also acts as thermostat. Herbal hot oil bath maintains the body temperature at ideal levels and help in rejuvenating one’s body and mind. It cools the head , body and eyes, restores youth ,vigor and helps in detoxifying the body

FOOT MASSAGE: Is an incredible healing force that can help alleviate many symptoms such as headache, insomnia, chronic fatigue, dizziness, as well as help treat the underlying cause of many internal diseases such as liver diseases, Kidney disease , Heart disease , High blood pressure, besides other diseases. Foot massage is one of the strongest stress reliving treatments to improve blood circulation which reduces the effect of depression.

NECK & BACK MASSAGE: The massage is an ultimate aroma therapy treatment!!!. Aroma therapy uses fragrant oil extracted from herbs, flowers and fruits to naturally enhance the benefits. The Neck and Back. Massage improves your posture and flexibility, increases range of motion, lower blood pressure and heart rate, encourages relaxation and relieves stress. There are pair of arteries inside the neck vertebrate that supply blood to vital (subconscious) parts of the brain.

STEAM BATH: Thousands of years ago people of all culture have used the healing power of steam to loosen their bodies and cleanse their minds. A steam bath cleanses pores, soothes sore muscles, increases blood circulation, and provides a general relaxing and healthy experience. The blood flow to the skin it removes impurities and delivers vital nutrients and subsequently stimulating cellular activity and growth, besides nourishing skin with nutrients, deep cleansing in the skin in depth, help eliminate toxins. The therapy tunes the body temperature to rise above its normal level by bringing about a state of hyperthermia, or artificial fever. Artificial fever created by steam bath stimulates the immune system by increasing the number of white blood cells in the body. This increases the metabolism, boosts immune system, relieves displeasure of asthma, allergies, arthritis and relieves throat irritation by moistening the air. A steam bath taken twice or thrice in a week will also help in healthy weight loss.

HERBAL FACIAL: Facial removes the dead skin cells and clean the skin’s outermost surface, or epidermis. Facial leaves the skin feeling smoother, fresh looking and makes it easier for expensive facial products to penetrate. The products used in herbal facial are made of natural herbal extracts such as neem powder, chamomile, oatmeal, soft fruit pulps like banana, avocado, turmeric etc. This helps in curing various skin related problems. An herbal facial with all natural ingredients results in less acne scarring, visible wrinkle reduction, even skin tone, unlogged pores, rejuvenated appearance and healthy glow.

BANANA LEAF BATH THERAPHY: Leaf bath is a form of sudation therapy that brings out sweating from the system there by alleviating stiffness and heaviness conventionally the sudation therapy is just identified as steam bath , but leaf bath is an unique sudation method combined with the special benefits of sunlight , sweating therapy and chromo therapy . Sunlight kills bad bacteria. It is useful as therapeutic exposure to sunlight having wrapped the body with banana leaf, enhances the body’s capacity to deliver oxygen to the tissue.


✓ Brings out sweating
✓ Improves appetite
✓ Corrects digestion
✓ Relieves stiffness and heaviness
✓ Promotes consciousness
✓ Increases blood flow circulation
✓ Address non acute thematic complaints
✓ Address sleep disorders
✓ Helps weight reduction
✓ Helps pain management
✓ Disinfectant and heals wound
✓ Deliver oxygen to the tissue

MUD BATH THERAPY: Out of the five constituent elements of the universe, mud in the form of earth plays a vital role in managing disease of skin, arthritis, obesity, pain management and as a detoxifier. Mud helps to absorb heat and toxins from the body and this is done by the cooling effect of mud on the body. Mud therapy normalizes the pH of the skin, balancing the acidic effects of pollution and promises active cell growths to give a more natural and youthful look to the skin. Mud therapy works on hormonal imbalances and promotes sleep and control insomnia, and acting as an effective stress buster. The organic and mineral nature of the mud helps in many ways even useful in degenerative disease and also helps in blood circulation treating high blood pressure.


✓ Relieve muscle and joint ache
✓ Stimulating peristalsis
✓ Treating high blood pressure
✓ Relieves constipation
✓ Reducing weight
✓ Revitalizing weight
✓ Decrease muscle tension
✓ Relax the body musculature
✓ Removes impurities and moisture from the surface if the skin

CYCLING: Cycling is mainly an aerobic activity, which means that your heart, blood vessels and lungs all get a workout. You will breathe deeper, perspire and experience increased body temperature, which will improve your overall fitness level.


✓ increased cardiovascular fitness
✓ increased muscle strength and flexibility
✓ improved joint mobility
✓ decreased stress levels
✓ improved posture and coordination
✓ strengthened bones
✓ decreased body fat levels
✓ prevention or management of disease
✓ reduced anxiety and depression.


(3) Komatha … Gomatha …. Pooja @ Thiruvannamalai – La Woods Hotel Site…..plays the role of a mother giving enlightment of truth, wisdom and prosperity. One who adores and conducts pooja is granted all desires and has the blessings of the three main Goddesses Lakshmi, Durga and Saraswathy.
The importance and divinity of komatha and nandhini can be heard from the story of sage, ‘Viswamitra’.

Vishwamitra was a king and was known as Kaushika, the descendent of kusha dynasty. Once, Vishwamitra and his soldiers took shelter in the Ashram of Rishi Vasishta. Vasishta took care of his large army and fed his soldiers well. Vishwamitra was surprised as to how it was possible for a sage to take care and make all arrangements to feed such a large army. Vishwamitra was inquisite to understand the mystery from Vasishta. Vasishta replied that he had a divine calf Nandini, gifted by Indra. Nandini was the daughter of Indra`s cow Kamdhenu. Vishwamitra was overwhelmed to know the truth. He decided to possess that cow as he thought that a humble sage like Vasishta did not require this cow. Vishwamitra expressed his desire to sage Vasishta. Vasishta refused the proposal in a polite manner. The king was extremely angry. Vishwamitra ordered his army to seize the cow and drive it to his kingdom. Vasishta to encounter them created an army of fierce warrior with his yogic power. They fought the army of Vishwamitra and defeated them. Vishwamitra was imprisoned in the war and presented before Vasishta but the Brahmarishi Vasishta forgive him and released him with words of advice. This incident made a deep impression on King Vishwamitra. He realized that power gained by penance is much greater than the physical power of a king. He vowed to be a greater Rishi than Sage Vasishta and renounced his kingdom. By penance he took the name Vishwamitra. After severe austerity and many sacrifice Vishwamitra won the title of Brahmarishi by Vashita himself.
Komatha otherwise named as ‘Kamadhenu’ is the cow of Heaven, satisfies all wishes. Worshipping Her along with her calf named ‘Nandhini’ is very auspicious.

The various parts of the body of the cow … Kamadhenu … Nandhini …. in which, God, Goddess, the deities, the revered sages, the various elements, are believed to be in dwelling ….

Two Horns of the Cow The Creator ‘Brahma’…..
The Head of the Cow The Deity ‘Indra’ …..
Forehead of the Cow The Deity ‘Agni…..
Collar of the Cow The Deity ‘Yama’…..
Brain of the Cow The Deity ‘Moon’.….
Upper Jaw of the Cow The Highest world Dyuloka…..
Lower Jaw of the Cow The Earth…..
The Tongue The Lightening…..
The Teeth The Deity ‘Marut’…..
The Throat The ‘Revatee’ Constellation…..
The Shoulder The ‘Kritka’ Constellation…..
Bones of the Shoulder The Summer Season…..
All the Organs of the Cow The Deity ‘Vaayu’…..
The Heaven The World to which cow belongs…..
The BackBone The Deity ‘Rudra’…..
In the Chest,The Eagle…..
The Power & Strength of the Cow the Space…..
Hunch of the Cow The Sage Vrihashpati…..
The Back Angels & Fairies…..
Bones of the Ribs The Hostesses of the Angels & Fairies……
The Shoulders The Deity ‘Varuna’ and Friend…..
The Forelegs The Sage ‘Tvashta & the sage ‘Aryama’…..
The Hindlegs The Destroyer ‘Lord Mahadeva’…..
The Backside of the Cow The wife of the Deity ‘Indra’…..
The Tail The Deity ‘Vaayu’…..
The Hairs of the Body The Sage ‘Pawamana’…..
The Buttock The Caste ‘Brahmin’ & The caste’Kshatriya’…..
Lies in the Thighs The Strength of the Cow…..
Bones of the Knees The Deity Sun and the Creator…..
The Calf of the Cow The Celestial Beings ‘Gandharva’…..
In the Smaller Bones The Celestial Beings ‘Apsara’…..
In the Heart ‘The Mind ‘…..
In the Liver of the Cow ‘The Intelligence ‘…..
The Nerve By the Name Of ‘Puritat’ The Religious Vow ‘Vrata’…..
The Belly ‘The Hunger ‘……
In the Intestines ‘Goddess Sarswati’…..
In the internal part of the intestines ‘The Mountains’……
In the Ovum ‘The sorrow (Manyu) ‘……
In the sense Organs ‘The Subjects & the People -Praja……
In the Ovary ‘The River’……
In the Breasts The Deity ‘Varuna’……
In the cells of the Breasts which produce milk ‘The Thundering clouds ‘……
In the Skin The ‘All-Pervasive power’ ……
In the hairs of the Body of the cow ‘The Various Medicines’……
The Anus ‘The heavenly & Celestial Beings ‘Devagana’ ‘……
In the Intestine ‘The Man’……
In the Stomach The Celestial being ‘Yaksha’ …..
In the Kidney ‘The Anger’……
In the Blood The Demon ‘Rakshasha’……
The Appearance of The Cow ‘The Constellation’……
In the Stomach ‘The Other living beings’……
Is the Grossness ‘The sky’……
In the Bone-Marrow ‘The Death’……
Is Like Fire ‘The Posture while sitting’……
Is the Deity ‘Ashwinee Kumar The posture while getting up…..
The Deity ‘Indra’ The Posture while standing and facing East……
The Lord of Death ‘Yamaraja’ The Posture while standing and facing South……
The Creator ‘Brahma’ The Posture while standing and facing west……
The Sun God The Posture while standing & facing North……
The Deity Moon The Cow while Grazing…….
The Friend The Cow while looking ……
Pure Joy The Posture of the Cow while turning it back……

Also, it is auspicious to feed eatables like fruits to Komatha to seek the blessings of Goddess Lakshmi especially on Fridays.

If a cow eats something poisonous by mistake, and we drink its milk, will we fall ill ??? To test this, the cow was regularly fed with a particular quantity of a poison every day. After 24 hours, its blood, urine, dung and milk were tested in a lab to check if the poison could be found. These tests were done continuously for 90 days in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi. The researcher did not find any trace of poison in milk, blood, urine or dung of that cow. Where did the poison fed to the cow for 90 days disappear ??? Just like Lord Shiva held poison in his throat, the gomatha hid the entire poison in her throat. No other animal has this special quality. Cow is the only creature that inhales oxygen and also exhales oxygen. Cow milk has the quality of countering poison. Urine of Go-matha has the power to cure a few diseases though medical science is yet to understand. If cow-ghee and rice are cooked together, two powerful gases called ethylene-oxide, propylene-oxide are released. Propylene-oxide is the best gas used for creating artificial rain. Cow-urine is the world’s best killer of microbes -Bacteria and Germs. Medicines made by using cow dung and cow urine, stomach-related ailments can be cured. The medical sciences says that cow-dung plastering home save from radio-waves. Cow-dung has the power to destroy the microbes – Bacteria causing cholera.If 10 grams of cow-ghee is put in fire (Yaham), 1000 kilograms of oxygen is generated. Cow-urine is as sacred as Ganga-jal

HOMAM YAHAM : – Cost included in the package
(1) Homam… Pooja…. Prayer…. and Yaham… Benefits and its Feature

Five elements !!!!!
Five elements temple !!!

Homams and Poojas are performed for a particular deity by invoking Agni, the God of fire. The Sun is considered as the main source of energy, and fire is considered as a representation of the Sun’s energy. According to the ancient texts on Homams, anything offered in a Fire towards God, is actually an offer to Sun. Any such offer is done either to enrich energy or to destroy the undesirable elements in the environment, and thus, in both ways, environment is protected. Poojas, Homams are also believed to be one of the greatest rituals in Hindu religion, whereby performing this, one can get rid of any obstacles and also attain self-satisfaction. The idea of all Homams is the prosperity of the people by energizing and protecting the environment. It is told that when Lord Brahma (the creator among the Trinity) created a human, he also created Homam for human’s livelihood and their attainment of desires. The main aim of Homam is derived from the Vedas or from the ancient texts of Hindus. These Vedas explain as to how a human should be, how they should be helpful to others and the good actions that they should perform. Vedas and Homam are eternal truth which have neither a beginning nor end, and are divine, not the creation of humans.

To perform any Pooja or Homam, a Priest is appointed. While performing any Pooja, the Priest or Pandit ji perform the Pooja of the Lord Ganesh as Lord Ganesh holds a unique position in the Indian culture. For any ceremony or ritual, a Pooja is performed before beginning a new venture by invoking the power of Ganesh. A Kalash (brass or copper pot filled with sacred water) is placed with a coconut and different fruits, grains and betel leaves in the front. After the Ganesh Pooja is completed, the Pooja of the respective God or Goddess and Yantra is performed on whose behalf the Homam is performed. This is done with the recitation of a Mantra for that particular deity with the offerings of water, Chandan (sandalwood) paste, Sindoor (vermilion), rice, milk mixed with floral-scented oil, flowers, fruits and sweets. After the Pooja is completed by the Priest, preparations are made for the Yagna or Homams (sacred fire ritual) to be performed. This is the last part of the Pooja and is performed for more than an hour.

A few things that are placed in the Agni (sacred fire) during Homam are said to transmit a kind of medicinal smoke and this smoke mixes in the air thereby curing few of the human diseases. Sandalwood, small pieces of Banyan tree, fragrant, 108 types of herbs and pure ghee are used as an offering to the Agni (sacred fire), with the recitation of Mantras. The smoke, which is emitted out of the Homams, purify the air and this smoke does not cause any air pollution and has a feel of some medicinal values. In the end, the Yantras are energized with the vibrations of the Mantras. The energized Yantras are thus empowered and enable the purpose for which they are being used.

While performing Homam, the Holiest Herbs are dropped in the sacred fire and each of the Herbs has divine benefit as detailed below.
Wood Apple – Blessed success in ventures…….

Copra Coconut – Blessed for healthy victory and success with all projects and ventures…….

Mahuwa Flowers – Blessed to have attractiveness over others with tricks and mesmerism…….

Betel Nut Fruits – Blessed to cure skin diseases…….

Pomegranate Fruits – Blessed uttered words become true and happen…….

Citron Fruits – Blessed to redress bad evil eye sight…….

Pumpkin – Blessed by destroying bad elements and enemies……

Sugarcane Piece – Blessed to cure skin diseases……

Pumpkin, Sugarcane Piece – Blessed for success and down fall of bad elements……

Citron Fruits – Blessed for development and improvement of all ventures……

Lemon Fruits – Blessed to get rid of worries and sorrow……

Puffed Rice – Blessed to overcome fear…… Sandal – Blessed to become knowledgeable (wisdom) ……

Turmeric – Bestow attractiveness……

Cow milk – Blessed to have longevity of life……

Cow curd/ Yoghurt – Blessed for fertility and boon child……

Honey – Blessed to have gimmick and tricks power and develop music skills……

Ghee – Blessed to gain enormous wealth and profitability……

Coconut – Blessed for promotion in job and professional gain……

Silk clothes – Blessed family life prosperity……

Boiled Rice, Sweets – Blessed for positive thoughts, happiness & removing unwanted worries……

Small wooden sticks from 7 trees – Ashta Lakshmi Blessings (8 Lakshmis)……
Holiest Herbs, Silk Saree, Silk Towel, Silk Clothes, Saffron holder, Comb, Turmeric, Flowers, Lemon, Betel Leaf aveca, Amla, Cloves, Cinnamon – are used in the Homam and prayer for the blessings of Sri Ashta Lakshmi (8 Lakshmis) and longevity of husband life.(Dheerga Sumangali)

By conducting Homam, Prayer, Yaaham, The God, Goddess, Devas, Navagrahas, 5 elements, Kuladevadas, Grama Devadass, Ishta Devadass and our ancestors are made happy by their blessing of good benefits, break failures, ensure success, rid sorrows and get all kind of prosperities.


A village is a clustered human settlement or community, larger than a hamlet but smaller than a town, with a population ranging from a few hundred to a few thousand. Though often located in rural areas, the term urban village is also applied to certain urban neighbourhoods. Villages are normally permanent, with fixed dwellings; Further, the dwellings of a village are fairly close to one another, not scattered broadly over the landscape, as a dispersed settlement.

In the past, villages were a usual form of community for societies that practise subsistence agriculture, and also for some non-agricultural societies. In many cultures, towns and cities were few, with only a small proportion of the population living in them. The Industrial Revolution attracted people in larger numbers to work in mills and factories; the concentration of people caused many villages to grow into towns and cities. Villages have been eclipsed in importance as units of human society and settlement.
Although many patterns of village life have existed, the typical village was small, consisting of perhaps 5 to 30 families. Homes were situated together for sociability and defence, and land surrounding the living quarters was farmed. Traditional fishing villages were based on artisan fishing and located adjacent to fishing grounds.


Our land has a very rich heritage. We have many Rishisand Siddhas. Each temple has an interesting story and history. Miracles happen all the time, only, we fail to see them. We fail even to believe them some time. Faith can move mountains. Faith can cure too. Nature has endowed the earth with a variety of herbs and shrubs that cure ailments. Ayurveda offers a whole range of natural medicines. When illnesses defy all treatment, it is common in India, for people, to appeal to the Gods and promise to offer physical sevas, like Angapradakshanams and Thulabharams, the system of weighing oneself against butter, bananas, sesame seeds, etc., if cured. From the time of the oracle of Delphi to St. Joan’s hearing of “Voices”, prediction of future events have considerably influenced the course of history. To a spiritualist, the ‘past’, ‘present’ and ‘future’ may appear as one continuous stream of time and a prediction may be, more of an accurate photographic recording of occurrences. Predictions are also sometimes made in trance-like state. Whatever may be their genesis, predictions are considered as “forewarnings”. Ironically, very often, predictions are considered true only when people fail to take timely action to thwart a predicted danger. Indian epics are full of predictions, both heeded and unheeded. The Holy land of India has witnessed the incarnation of countless saints. Srimad Bhagavatam declared that the Lord would incarnate in this land in this Age of Kali, in the form of saints. True to the text, saints have blessed this land with the touch of their feet, Each of them lived to prove the greatness of singing the Divine Names of the Lord.


Agriculture is the cultivation of animals, plants, fungi, and other life forms for food, fiber and biofuel, medicinal and other products used to sustain and enhance human life. Agriculture was the key development in the rise of sedentary human civilization, whereby farming of domesticated species creates surplus food that nurtured the development of civilization. The study of agriculture is known as agricultural science. The history of agriculture dates back thousands of years, and its development has been driven and defined by greatly different climates, cultures, and technologies. However, all farming generally relies on techniques to expand and maintain the lands that are suitable for raising domesticated species. For plants, this usually requires some form of irrigation, although there are methods of farming. Livestock are raised in a combination of grassland-based and landless systems, in an industry that covers almost one-third of the world’s ice- and water-free area. In the developed world, industrial agriculturebased on large-scale monoculture has become the dominant system of modern farming, although there is growing support for sustainable agriculture, including permaculture and organic agriculture.

Farming has been innovated at multiple different points and places in human history. The transition from hunter-gatherer to settled,agricultural societies is called the Neolithic Revolution and first began around 12,000 years ago. It was the world’s first historically verifiable revolution in agriculture. Subsequent step-changes in human farming practices were provoked by the British Agricultural Revolution in the eighteenth century, and the Green Revolution of the second half of the twentieth.


It is the act of raising and breeding cattle for the production of milk. Besides being nutritious and delicious and a nutrient dense food, cattle provide over 900 by products that are used by EVERYONE. They contribute to the roads we drive on, medicinal and pharmaceuticals, leather and other products, shampoos and soaps and lotions, even the tires on our cars. There is so much we get from cows; Cattle also act as fire retardants in brushy area and can reduce the increasingly dangerous “fire load” that we all see in the West. If we don’t let fires burn (naturally), then we should allow cows to graze, on marginal lands where the brush and undergrowth thrives. As a result, there is nothing for grazing for deer and other wildlife and the brush SUCKS up water faster than people can imagine. If water, fire, and open land is of importance to people, then they should learn to appreciate and understand the incredible contributions cattle — who co-exist with wildlife and waterfowl and rivers,streams, etc. — without harming them! The misinformation abounds about cattle, which is terribly sad because they can contribute so much environmentally to our lives.


Tourists Highlight: Chennai, The Largest City in Southern India Located on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay Of Bengal, Developed After 1639 When The British East India Company Established

Fort St. George: Built By The East India Company In 1639-1640, The Fort Marks The Beginning fort Of Chennai As A Modern City. The presently houses the Secretariat and Legislative Assembly cabinet and chief minister’s office.

Fort Museum: This Museum Contains Many Relics Pertaining To The Tenure Of The East India Company And British India. St. Mary’s Church: This Is the Oldest Anglican Church in Asia. The first English church in Chennai and is the oldest surviving British church in India

National Art Gallery and Government Museum: Well worth to visit. The buildings originally belonged to a group of eminent British citizens, known as the Pantheon Committee. The main building has an excellent archaeological section also houses a good ethnology collection and Chola Bronze.

The Marina Beach: This Is Supposed to Be the Second Longest beach in the world.

St. Thomas Mount: The Small Hillock Is Believed To Be The Place Where The Apostle St. Thomas Was Killed By His Assassins.

Kapaleeswarar temple an ancient shiva temple constructed in the Dravidian style and displays the architectural elements of cloured gopurams, huge tank and mandapams. It is Chennai most active temple.

St Thomas cathedral is a soaring roman catholic church. It is said to house the remains of st Thomas the apostle – Donbting Thomas. Chennai Mount Road Dargah

Mount Road Dargah It Is Nearly 300 Years Since His Pardha. Hazrath Dastagir Saheb Baba (RA) Has Fore Seen His Death And Has Told His Disciples Not To Conduct The Janaza (Funeral) Prayers Under Any Other Imam. Baffled Disciples Were Much Delighted When Hazrath DastagirSaheb Baba (RA) Himself Appeared and Disappeared After Conducting His Own Janaza Prayer.

Moti Baba Darga’ This is the final resting place of Muslim Saint Hazrat Khaja Gulam Dastagir Moti Baba.His Tile is Qutub- E – Aqtab .It is one of the most important durgahsin Chennai. Moti Baba became a friend of Hazrath Kader Wali of Nagore. He came to Chennai from Nagapattinam& lived with Janab H. A. G. Dastagir Sheriff & Family at 422, Pantheon, Road, Egmore , Chennai- 8. He breathed his last in same place in 1959. Saint of great spiritual heights he did his best for the upliftment of mankind. His anniversary of Kandoori Urs (known as ‘Sandana Koodu’) is celebrated during Hijra Era Dul-Haj month 25th & 26th every year.


Places to See in Mahapalipuram:

❖ Five Rathas,
❖ ArjunaPenance,
❖ Krishna Mandapam,
❖ Shore Temple.
❖ Beach.

Tourists Highlight: The rock carvings at Mamallapuram are notable for the delightful freshness and simplicity of their folk art origins. The shore temple in particular strikes a very romantic theme and is one of the most photographed monuments in India. The sculpture here is particularly interesting because it shows scenes of day to day life – Women milking buffaloes, pompous city dignitaries, young girls primping and posing at street corners or swinging their hips in artful come-ons. Stone carving is still very much a living craft in Mamallapuram.
Five rathas: The five rathas are 1. Draupadi ratha, 2. ArjunaRatha, 3. Bhima Ratha, 4. Dharmaraja Ratha, 5. NakulaSahadeva Ratha. The five rathas are sculptured temples in the style of chariots (Rathas). Set close by the Sea they are carved from Solid rock. Popular belief is that the chariots depict the story of the pandava brothers, heroes of the Mahabharata. Krishna Mandapam: It features carvings of a pastoral scene. Shore Temple: This beautiful and romantic temple ravaged by wind and sea, represents the final phase of Pallava art. Arjuna Penance: Carved in relief on the face of a huge rock. The panel (27m by 9m) depicst animals’ deities and other semi divine creatures, fables from the Panchantantraand Arjuna doing a penance to obtain a boon from Shiva. Ganesh Ratha, Mahishamardhini Mandapam & Olakkaneswvara Temple, Dharmaraja Mandap are also worth to see in mahapalipuram.


Places to Visit: Kancheepuram:

❖ Vardharaja Perumaltemple,
❖ Ekambreeswarar temple,
❖ Kamatchi ammantemple,
❖ Kailasanatha temple.

Tourists Highlight: Kancheepuram: Is Famous For Its Temples. There Are 1008 Temple Been Built By The Ancient Rulers And It Is Known As Temple City Of India. We Will Be visiting few Important Temple Of The City For The Art, Architecture and Religious. Kanchipuram is one of the seven sacred cities of India. While the other cities are dedicated to either Shiva or Vishnu, Kancheepuram is a unique in that and it is dedicated to both. The pallava dynasity established Kancheepuram as its capital and under its rule Kancheepuram was to witness a prospering of the arts, especially in the fields of literature, music and dance. The first South Indian stone temples were constructed in Kanchipuram. KailasanathaTemple:reflects the freshness and simplicity of early Dravidian architecture. Ekambreeswarar temple: One of the largest temples in Kancheepuram, covering 9 hectares. Kamatchi Amman temple: Dedicated to the Goddess Parvati, the temple has a Golden Gopuram in the center.


One will surely attain liberation … By seeing Chidambaram, by being born, in Tiruvarur, by dying in Kasi, or by merely thinking of Arunachala, the lord hills at Thiruvannamalai

The supreme knowledge (Self-knowledge), the import of Vedanta, which cannot be attained without great difficulty, can easily be attained by anyone who sees the form of this hill from wherever it is visible or who even thinks of it by mind from far.

I have seen a wonder, a magnetic hill that forcibly attracts the soul. Arresting the activities of the soul who thinks of it even once, drawing it to face itself, the One, making it thus motionless like itself, it feeds upon that sweet soul. What a wonder is this! O souls, be saved by thinking of this great Arunagiri, which shines in the mind as the destroyer of the soul.


SIDHARGALS & History Of Tiruvannamalai – Successive Kings of South India have given great importance to Tiruvannamalai and the temple of Arunachala. For a thousand years, these kings have built prakaras outlying temples, gopurams and compound walls, dug ponds, offered jewels and donated gold for the upkeep of temple lands. The atmosphere of the temple and the vibration one feels inside it, are indescribable. The variegated architectural styles of generations of kings who built and renovated its massive gopurams and halls, the living presence of the great saints who stayed here and sang the Lord’s praise and above all, the infinite compassion and grace of Arunachala, give this holiest of holy places, a timeless quality. Karthigai DeepamFestival At Tiruvannamalai – Brahma and Vishnu were both quarrelling about their relative superiority. To give a decision on it and to erase their ego Lord Shiva stood before them in the form of a blazing mountain. Having failed in their attempt to find out its top and bottom the two prayed to Lord Shiva for His grace. He blessed them saying that he would appear in the form of Jothi on the top of the hill every year on the day of Karthigai in the month of Karthigai. To commemorate this event the Deepamfestival is being conducted at Tiruvannamalai every year. There is ample literary evidence to prove that this lighting festival is one of the oldest in Tamil culture. Tholkappiamis one of the oldest available works in Tamil literature andwhile commenting on one of the Sutras in Tholkappiam, Nachinarkiniar, the prince of commentators, mentions “the light lit on the Karthigai day of the Karthigai month”. Scholars ascribe the age of Tholkappiam to be three thousand years old. Jeevaka Chintamani, a Jain work and one of the five great Tamil Epics by Thirthakka Devar, mentions “lighting a lamp on the hill on Karthigai day”. Karnarpathu and Kalavazhinarpathu, the two old Tamil literary works refer to lighting on the Karthigai day. Saints Appar and Sambandar who hailed in the 7th century A.D. make references about it There is a proverbial saying, “light on the hill” when one wants to express a thing world-wide known. Girivalam- the Holy Mountain of Arunachala rises up to an elevation of 2669 feet. The road encircling the mountain where devotees circumambulate is 14 kms long. On Full Moon days and festival days like Karthigai, the first day of the Tamil month and Tamil New Year day hundreds of thousands of devotees undertake girivalam i.e. circumambulating the mountain to get the blessings of the Lord Arunachala. This hill is made up of igneous rock connected with fire which is one of the four kinds of mountains classified by geology. So, one sees the truth behind the tradition regarding the origin and formation of this hill. Our religious philosophy is based on science and there is always the combination of Vignanaand Meygnana. These two are inextricably intertwined. An American Geologist has stated about this mountain thus: – “Arunachala should have been thrown up by the earth under the stress of some violent volcanic eruption in the Dim Ages before even the coal-bearing layers were formed. It existed long before the gigantic saurians of the pre-historic world, moved their ungainly forms through the prehistoric forests that covered our early earth. Arunachalais almost as hoary and as ancient as our planetary home itself. What a miracle! Such a barren rock has captivated the souls of sages and saints for ages together. Legends say that Tiruvannamalai was a fire alias Agni Mountain in Krathayuga, Gold alias Swarna Mountain in Thrathayugha, Copper alias Thambra Mountain in Duvaparayuga and Rock Mountain in this Kaliyuga. Arunachala hill has a religious status in our sacred tradition. Tamil legends hold that it is far more ancient than the Himalayas, which are comparatively known to be of later origin. Arunachala is a combination of two Sanskrit words Aruna and Achala. Aruna means ‘red’ and Achala means ‘ immovable mount’, thereby known as the “Red Mount”. There are eight Lingas, eight Nandis, more than 350 tanks and many mandapams around the hill. The eight Lingams are IndiraLingams. In the East is the first lingam in the girivalam. Agni Lingam in the South East is the second. Ema Lingam in the South is the third. Niruthi Lingam in the South West is the fourth. Sani thirtham is nearer to this Lingam. Varuna Lingam in the West is in the Western direction and the Varuna thirtham is situated next to this. Vaayu Lingam in the Northwest is the sixth in the row. Kubera Lingam in the North is the important Lingam in the Girivalam. People throw coins on this Lingam. Esanya Lingam in the North East is the Last Lingam in the girivalam. Caves In The Heart Of Arunachala, Tiruvannamalai – There are many caves in Arunachala. There are caves formed by two or three rocks which can accommodate only a single person and there are huge caves made of massive rocks where many people can live comfortably. Even a small cave can protect one from rain, cold and heat. Some have a small opening, enough only for a person to crawl through, but inside they are large. There are also mysterious caves which are beyond exploration. There are vast spaces inside the holy hill which contain delectable sights. There are pathways, gardens and waterfalls. The Puranas say so and even yogis have confirmed, that from these mysterious caves, one can watch the wonderful sights and also see siddhas deep in samadhi, oblivious to the world, content with partaking and absorbing the abundant grace of Arunachala. Siddhars And Saints Of Tiruvannamalai- Many ancient sages from the Himalayas and other sacred places of India came to Arunachala, either on a pilgrimage or to live in its vicinity. Some of these rishis were Pulastya, Vasishta, Marichi, Agastya, Dadichi, Nagana, Brigu, Atri, Jabali, Jaimini, Jamadagni, Bharata, Pipalata, Kasyapa, Kumudha, Varsha, Vibandaga, Vyasa, Mandavya, Matanga, Kukshi, Mandakarni, Chandilya, Maduchandas, Gargeya, Apasthamba, Romesamuni, Bhargava, Bharadwaja, Swetaketu, Koundinya, Pundarika, Valmiki, Narada, Vahini, Bodayana, Mrukandu, Durvasa, Gangavarya, Devadatta, Sushruta, Visravas, Mangalya, Rishyasringa, Ekapada, Krouncha, Angiras, Pathanjali, Sanaka, Sanandana, Sanatkumara, Sanatsujata, Maithreya, Pushpajith, Nidaga, Parasara, Vaisampayana, Yajnavalkya, Aswalayana, Anantakaruna, Amalakapriya and Kapila. Of these Valmiki and and a few others gave us the itihasas; Vyasa, Narada and some others gave us the Puranas; Apastamba, Bodayana, Yajnavalkya, Parasara, Jaimini and others gave us portions of the Vedas. Pipalatha and others gave us the Upanishads. All these great sages were attracted by the magnetic power of Arunachala of Tiruvannamalai. Deiva SigamaniDesika Paramacharya Swamigal – Some 700 years ago, Deiva Sigamani Desika Paramacharya lived in a cottage on the eastern side of Arunachala.

He worshipped Arunachala and spread Saivism through his followers. Hearing of his greatness, a King came to see him. Just then, his horse was bitten by a snake and the horse died. The King was upset, but his minister persuaded him to meet the sage. When the saint heard about the horse, he came out praying to Arunachala, tapped the horse’s body with his cane and brought it back to life. The saint asked the King to undertake the renovation of the Arunachaleswara temple. The King inscribed the story of the miracle performed by the saint on the south wall of the third prakara of the temple. Mangaiyarkarasi – This celebrated saint had a deep love for Arunachala and his devotees. Once when the people of Tiruvannamalaisuffered from water scarcity, the saint constructed a large tank here. She also constructed a mandapam in the third prakara of the temple so that Arunachaleswara Himself could watch the Holy fire being lit on top of the hill. This is known as the Deepa Darshana mandapam. She also made offerings of jewels to the Lord. She thus gave away all her wealth to Arunachaleswara and attained divine grace on her death. Her generous deeds are lauded in the inscriptions on the walls of the temple prakara. PaniPathraswami – The real name of Pani Pathraswami was Giri Deva. When he wished to take water to the temple, the water from the Brahma Thirtham came out of its own accord in his hands in the form of a vessel. Hence he came to be known as Pani alias Water Pathra alias Vessel Swami. It is said Arunachaleswara gave him a gold coin everyday to help him feed His devotees. DakshinamurthiSwami – He did not speak until he was five. An ascetic told his parents, “Talk to him, he will speak now”. The boy’s parents asked him why he did not speak until then, to which he spoke words of deep spiritual significance, “I remained quiet — i.e., I had no mental activity”. The holy man then asked him “Who are you”? The boy replied “You are me, I am you”. The holy man praised the boy for his high spiritual state in which he was in unison, with all creation. Ammani Ammaiyar – She had the gift of curing diseases by giving holy ash. In order to raise funds for the renovation of the Northern side of the gopuram, she travelled widely and collected money from rich people and completed the renovation work. Her samadhi is near the Eesanya linga. A temple has been built over it. Angapradakshinam Annamalai Swami – He was thus called because all his life he worshipped Arunachalaby performing Angapradakshina that is rolling on the ground in an anticlockwise direction round the hill.

Irai Swamigal – It is believed that there are 1008 lingasunder each step round the hill, he would recite Arunachala’s name 100 times for each step he took while circumambulating the hill. After doing these for many hours, he would complete going round the hill and continue the chanting 1008 times the next day, from where he had left off. Many devotees gathered around him to watch this. Guhai Namasivayar – A fifteenth century saint from Karnataka came to Tiruvannamalai but refused to enter the temple or bow down to Lord Arunachala out of loyalty to his Guru. Once, Namasivaya happened to bring a dead sheep back to life. Knowing of this, some mischievous youths wanted to test him. They put a healthy man on a bamboo pad and had him pretend to be dead and took him to Guhai Namasivaya. They prayed to him to bring the man back to life. Namasivaya, through his powers knew their trick, got annoyed and declared that the man was truly dead. The youths to their concern found that the man on the pad had indeed died. Guhai Namasivayawas so annoyed that he composed a venba in Tamil which says, “This Tiruvannamalai is a place for wicked men, where killings go on without being questioned and only scoundrels survive”. He wanted to end the venba thus, “it is to be destroyed by my curse”. But suddenly Arunachalacaught him around the neck, saying “Oh, how can you say that when I am here”. Hearing this Guhai Namasivayachanged the last line to, “The place that can never be destroyed is Tiruvannamalai”. Two of the illustrious disciples of Guhai Namasivaya were VirupakshiThevar and Guru Namasivayar. The former lived just above the cave of Guhai Namasivayar. At his death, his body naturally reduced to ashes. After about four centuries in the beginning of the 20th century these ashes were made into the form of a linga by Bhagavan Ramana himself during his stay at Virupakshi cave. Arunagirinathar – Saint Arunagirinathar and Lord Muruga are inseparable, like Saivism and Tamil. He lost his parents when he was young and was brought up by his sister living at Tiruvannamalai. He lived a life of pleasure. When his sister scolded him for his conduct, he felt hurt and tried to kill himself by falling from the top of the Vallala Maharaja Gopuram in the temple. Lord Muruga stopped Him and blessed him with spiritual knowledge. Arunagiri spent sometime in Tiruvannamalai meditating on the divine. Veera Vairagya Murthy Swami – Veera VairagyaMurthy Swami established a mutt in a village called Seenandal, near Parvata hill north of Tiruvannamalai. During the Karthigai festival in Tiruvannamalai, he restored to life a cow slaughtered by a Muslim King. He also made the stone Nandi idol of bull to graze on grass. The Muslim King was amazed at his powers and praised the glory of Arunachaleswara. Sonachala Thevar relinquished the position of Thirupporur Mata Adinam in order to live close to Arunachala. He went round the hill everyday without fail till he reached the Lord’s feet. Ramana And Seshadri – In 1896 Bhagavan Ramanacame to Tiruvannamalai and immersed in deep samadhiinside the Pathala linga in the temple. Some rogues troubled Ramana by throwing stones at him. Seshadrishooed away the boys and sent some devotees to bring him out of the cellar. He sent spiritual seekers to Ramana. Sometimes he would refer to Ramana as a murderer, meaning he helped to destroy the ego. When Ramana was in Virupakshi cave, Seshadri told a disciple, “My salary is only a thousand rupees. There is someone there who earns ten thousand rupees. Should you not try and retrieve at least ten rupees from Him?” He was of course speaking in spiritual terms. Once Seshadri Swami said to Ramana, if one thinks of Arunachala one will get liberation’. Ramanacountered with ‘Who thinks? Who gets liberation?’ Seshadri Swamy laughed heartily and said, ‘That is what I don’t know’. Once, Seshadri Swamy sat for sometime before Ramana and then left saying, ‘I don’t know what this thinks’. A devotee told Ramana that everyone called Seshadri a mad man. Ramana smilingly replied that there were three mad men in Arunachala. One was Seshadri, the second was Arunachaleswara and the third was himself. Seshadri performed many miracles to relieve the sufferings of his devotees. As Thiruvenkadar says, “They wander like ghosts, lie about like cadavers and eat like dogs when the food is thrown to them. They go round like the river, think of women as their mother, teach humility to all and are like children. They know the truth”. This is an apt description of Seshadri Swamy. He attained the Lord’s feet in 1929, Bhagavan Ramana was present when the samadhi was constructed and Seshadri Swami’s holy body was interred. Sri Isanya Jnana Desikar Mutt & Samadhi Temple – It is said that tigers used to keep guard around this sage when he was absorbed in meditation. He attained Mahasamadhi in 1829. Two tigers sat close to him always. When devotees came to see him, he would ask the tigers to go into the nearby forest. A temple has been built over his samadhi and ritual worship is still being performed there. When no devotees were near him, Isanya Desikar, who was then about sixty years of age, liked to sit naked, absorbed in samadhi. On such occasions Lord Arunachaleswara himself sometimes used to manifest in the form of a tiger to guard him and prevent anyone from disturbing him. Isanya Desikar knew what was happening. Each time he came out of samadhi, he would fondly run his fingers through the hair of the tiger and address him lovingly as ‘Arunachala, my Lord’. Occasionally other tigers from the forest would come along and help Arunachaleswara with his guard duties. Isanya Desikar knew that the presence of the tigers would threaten other people, so whenever he saw that devotees were about to visit him, he would send the tigers away by saying, ‘My devotees may get frightened if they see you. Please keep away.’

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