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Tiruvaṇṇāmalai


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A pilgrimage centre in Tamil Nadu, renowned for its Aruṇācaleśvara (‘The Temple of the Lord of the Red Mountain’) complex, dedicated to Śiva as the lord of a nearby hill. During an annual ten day festival held in November–December, a great bonfire, representing the god's fiery liṅga, is lit on the hill's summit.

Subjects: Hinduism.


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