திருவண்ணாமலை சித்தர் விருபக்ஷ குகைக் கோயில்


விருபக்ஷ குகைக் கோயில்

Virupaksha Cave is located 200 ft below Skandashram Cave in Thiruvannamalai District in Tamil Nadu. It was named after a great 13th century saint, Virupaksha Deva, who spent most of his life here and when he died his body got transformed to vibhuti (sacred ash). This sacred ash is preserved here and daily pujas are organized. There is a small compound wall with a gopuram on the eastern side, housing a small cave. A group of seven springs are found below the main peak on the east slope.
This sacred ash is preserved here and daily pujas are organized. There is a small compound wall with a gopuram on the eastern side, housing a small cave.Virupaksha Deva, who spent most of his life here and when he died his body got transformed to vibhuti (sacred ash).


Ramana living here from 1899 to 1916.

Virupaksha Deva cave

Down the hill is Arunachaleswara Temple.

Arunachala Mountain

Virupaksha Cave

Virupaksha cave (Ramana meditated here in 1899-1916)

Down the hill is Arunachaleswara Temple.

The Virupaksha main gate.

Entrance of the actual cave
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