Sri Parvatha Malai Girivalam Committee is organising a Girivalam at Parvatha Malai, in Thiruvannamalai, on December 16, to commemorate the journey of Sri Maha Periyava to the Malai. Sixty five years ago, in 1944, Periyava circumnavigated the holy hill on December 15 (Margazhi 1). He walked the entire distance from his camp at Kadaladi village, completed the girivalam and returned to the camp the same night!

The girivalam on December 16 will start at 5.30 a.m. from Sri Vishnu Temple at Kadaladi Palayam, following the road route of about 30 km along the villages of Melkodi, Pattiyandhal, Viralur, Adhavaram Palayam and Kettavaram Palayam and return to Kadaladi. Those who wish to participate may assemble on the night of December 15, at Sankara Matam Vedapatasala, Sannidhi St., Polur.

Arrangements for food etc. will be made by the committee and no money will be collected for the same. Devotees who wish to participate may register their names with the committee. For further details call:

Arunachalam Iyer (044 – 27222115) email:

Mahabaleshwar Bhat (Ph: 04181 222462)

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