Saturday, May 29, 2010

Parvatha Malai








There are many temples, which are built on the cliff of the mountain & hill. One such hill temples is ''Mallikarjuna Temple'' in Parvatha Malai. Parvathamalai is part of the Javadhi hills. The presiding deity at this temple is Lord Shiva or Mallikarjuna.  The temple is 2000 years old and people are worshiping this temple for more than 500 years according to the Temple priest. This temple is located on the cliff of the mountain-''Parvathamalai.'' Parvathamalai is located at ''Thenmahadevamangalam '' village, which is about 20 kms off Polur. Polur is some 35 kms north of Thiruvannamalai dist. In Tamilnadu. Mallikarjuna means 'White Jasmine'.  Reaching the top of the mountain is very tedious job. It is 4560ft high vertical mountain that has iron rod steps, track steps, ladder steps, and sky steps or agayapadi (suspended bridge?), which is very rare and not found in any other mountain. 




The place attracts trekking enthusiasts from all over the country. It is also a sacred place and devotees of different age group visit this place. It has an interesting story behind this mountain. It is believed that when Lord Hanumar carried Sanjeevini hill to revive Laxman  a piece of Sanjeevenimalai fell here.  Hence, this place is also known for various herbs and shrubs that can cure the deadliest diseases. There is also another story associated with this temple. When Lord Shiva returned from Himalayas to the south, he kept his first-step in this very Parvathamalai.  There is a popular belief that the breeze from the hill, heels all the incurable diseases. Many Siddhars have made this hill as their home and also practice yoga. A lot of people from different worlds like devas, nagas, siddhars etc are said to come here every night to worship Lord Shiva. A lot of people have reported seeing many paranormal activities. People also say that many siddhars show up to a very few devotees. You can have the Jyoti Dharishanam at night. You can smell fragrance of flowers all around the temple. The goddess idol has a very dazzling beauty which can be never seen anywhere else. A divine light can be seen on cheeks of the goddess.





 This is a place vested with a lot of spiritual power. Kanchi Sri Sankaracharya saw the hill in the shape of Shiva lingam. He saw the hill as God and doesn't want to keep his foot on the hill and just went around the hill worshiping it. Ramana Maharishi said there is no need for Guru for people in and around 30 Kms of Tiruvannamalai and he will guide them as Guru. So people interested in spirituality can come here every month and attain bliss and enlightenment. One f the specialty of this temple is anyone can enter the sacred sanctum sanctorum and do abhishekam or any other form of pooja to lord Shiva here. As there are no stores on top of the mountain, it is very important that devotees carry water, viboothi and other pooja samagris. There is no restriction here that only priest are allowed inside sacred sanctum sanctorum. This hill attracts a lot of devotees on Full moon day, no moon day and new moon-day.  Every day, annadanam/prasadam is given from the temple side and from the devotees. Many siddhars are living and practicing their skills around Parvathamalai and they have given darshan to many visitors. This place is very auspicious and has powerful vibrations from the religious point of view. 







Besides trekking experience, this place serves as a spiritual centre. So if you're around Thirvanamalai do visit this place. May lord shiva bless us all! 





Ps: This is a compilation of many online sources on Parvathamalai. If you have more info or any personal experience please share it here :)



27 comments:

  1. nice , interested to visit this temple

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  2. Sure, please do visit this temple and let me know your experience :)

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  3. Can you please let me know at what time the bus service starts from tiruvanamalai to parvathamalai in the morning? do u have any idea?

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    1. I exactly don't know the timings of the buses from Tiruvannamalai to parvathamalai but yesterday we went to parvathamalai by taking bus from Tiruvannamalai around afternoon 2'O clock and bus started around 2:30 reached there by 4 Pm(1-1:30hour journey).Return bus by 5pm from parvathamalai to Tiruvannamalai.

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  4. I am not sure about bus schedules, but there are buses from Tiruvannamalai to Kadaladi and from there on you may trek up to the hills.

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  5. check full details about parvathemalai
    http://parvathemalai.blogspot.com/

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  6. there are many bus to parvathamalai to thiruvannamalai

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  7. I am Like This Temple. Am See the temple More then 6 times. You Will miss the temple.

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  8. really i have ist time seen this temple....its very nice but so long.........

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  9. Arul said:

    Its very nice temple i never seen this type of temple before...

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  10. I also visited Parvathamalai. (15-12-2012). I written a blog in Malayalam. Interested can see.
    http://www.kalavedi.blogspot.in/2012/12/trip-to-parvathamalai.html

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  13. can we go to parvatha malai on normal sundays apart from new moon day or a full moon day???

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    1. Yes. Hiking Paravatha malai on its own is an experience and bliss.

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  14. Yes. Hiking Paravatha malai on its own is an experience and bliss.

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  15. Hi, Greetings to every one. I have went one time and one point is not updated in the above page. Here if people are of first time to visit the temple bairavar(Dog) is the guider to take u to the hill top till kadaparai point starts. I felt the one and i am just sharing my experience that the bairavar never open his mouth and if we lost of the place it will come back to us and take us along with it. If any one going just observe it that too especially in the night time.

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  16. we group of seven members pray on 28feb at 4.30and 6pm pradhosa time

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  18. What r de disadvantages while climbing hillz

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    2. There are no disadvantages except our negative thoughts.Have faith in God and trust yourself.Everything is possible.

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  19. Parvathamalai - is the place of my ancestors, my ancestors hail from this place - my distant relatives and family members live in and around this mountain, I have visited this temple on top only once in my life, 20 years back, but still I can feel the bliss, when I recollect my memory of climbing this auspicious mountain. Since my childhood days I have heard lots of myth/Legends of Siddhars

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  20. Whatever you wish is fulfilled in this temple... A pure bliss for our family..I'm 100 percentage sure no one will be disappointed.. but you should ask him within goodness of all. We hailed this mountain asking for marriage ,job, child everything we are now blessed with...Our father shiva has given all we asked for..

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  21. can anyone intimate us bus timings from thiruvanamlai to parvathamalai. my mobile number is 9487742003

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  22. We got god siva's blessing on parvathamalai with my child ten month old,

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