Tiruvanamalai at a Glance

Air :  The nearest Airport from Tiruvannamalai is Chennai which is 182 k.m.

Rail :   Tiruvannamalai is situated in between Katpadi and Viluppuram Junctions on the railway line.

Road :  It is well connected by road with various parts of country. During festival times Government Transport Corporation runs special point-to-point buses to all parts of State. By car it will take four to five hours from the State Capital Chennai.

Area : 6,191 sq.km
Population: 21,86,125 (Census 2001)
Rainfall : 1028.7 mm (Annual)
Climate : Max : 44.1C Min : 15.5C
STD Code : 04175
187 Km from Chennai


Tiruvannamalai Glance

The history of this town dates from the early Chola period i.e. the period of Aditya I and Parantaka I (A.D. 871-955) when the Chola empire had expanded northwards to include practically the whole of Tondaimandalam. After Parantaka I till the reign of Rajendra I, Chola rule over this region is not attested by the Thiruvannamalai inscriptions, possibly on account of the Rashtrakuta invasions and occupation of this area by Krishna III. This is perhaps indicated by a single inscription of Kannaradeva (Krishna III) found in this temple. (475;63). The recovery of this region by the Cholas was a slow process and reached its successful conclusion only towards the close of Rajaraja Is region i.e. AD 1014, for even Rajaraja is conspicuously absent in the inscriptions of Thiru- vannamalai.

The temple town Tiruvannamalai, is 85 kms south of Vellore and it is an important Shaivite town. Of the 100 or more temples, the most outstanding is the Siva - Parvathi Temple of Arunachaleswar, which is said to be the largest in India. The main gopuram is 66m and 13 storeys high, and there is a 1000-pillared hall. And there is a railway station on the Vilupuram - Katpadi rail route. This town stands on an elevation of 266 ft.

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