Being a virtuous and sacred temple city of Tamil Nadu, Thiruvannamalai is a blessed town with a refined and exceptional history. A number of Tamil poets have written the incredible history of Thiruvannamalai in their literary works. It was Arunagirinathar who beautifully recited the history of this majestic city as well as the temple of Lord Arunachalaeswarar in his work. The city had been ruled by the Chola dynasty and it were Chola’s who had done a lot of beautifying work for the place.
Some major facts about the metropolis are embossed on the temple Parakaram walls and copper plate words. Thiruvannamalai has the largest temple of Lord Shiva and his wife Parvati. A great devotee of lord Shiva named Ballala had contributed majorly in the temple. There is another myth about this city that Lord Brahma had once spoken a lie that had displeased Lord Shiva and was thus cursed. As a result there is not even a single temple where Lord Brahma is offered prayers to. Explore the city with this Thiruvannamalai travel guide.