Name : Parvathamalai
Location : Near to Thenmathimangalam village, which is 20 kms from Polur in Thiruvannamalai District, Tamilnadu. Polur is 35kms(approx)from Thiruvannamalai(Arunachala).
Altitude : The hill(Parvatamalai) is 3500 feet(Approx) high from the sea level.
Diety : On the top of the hill, Lord Mallikarjunaswamy(Sivan) temple is located, which is believed to be 2000 years old. It is believed that devas and siddhas are worshipping Lord Mallikarjunaswamy every night here. This place is very auspicious and has powerfull vibrations from the religious point of view.This hill is full of herbal(mooligai) plants.
| Annadhanam will be provided in this ashram for devotees.During the Pournami full moon day, this hill attracts a lot of devotees and believed that many strange things use to occur, which cannot be defined by the language of Science. |
Reaching the hill is the most difficult. Going alone or without knowing the route is very dangerous as you might loose your track. So it is always advisable to go in a group on which one should know the route.
Trekking attraction : The "Kadapaarai padhai". Considered to be the toughest part of the trek, the climb was very steep and this stretch is bit difficult it is punctuated by iron rods drilled into the rocks and chains to assist at a sharp ascent of about 3500 feet and it is an one way traffic, one person can only climb at a time, you have to be sure on the other side no one comes, you have to raise your voice from the bottom and once acknowledgment comes from the other end then only you can climb or you will be get caught in the middle. It is safe to remove all the shoes and climb in bare foot.
No of Hills : Seven
Stala Puranam : http://parvathamalai.com/Stalapurana.html
Website : http://parvathamalai.com/
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