Monday, 18 April 2011

VELLIANGIRI YATHRA - 2011, MY EXPERIENCE

18, APRIL 2011
On 9th morning been to Velliangiri hills to have dharshan of Sri Lord Velliangiri Andavar. At about 09.00Hrs morning started to climb from the foot hills.  started alone. Yes, alone  with a  strong desire to make this trip alone. Except tired and thirst I  never faced any problem. Reached to the top by 14.00 Hrs and had a good dharshan. Rest for an hour and climbed down.
  
The aim of making in the day time is to see the nature’s beauty or the gods gift to the mankind. Reached back by 19.00 Hrs yo the base of the hill. It was a wonder full experience. Here are some photographs taken from my  Sony ericssion X10 mini mobile with a 5 MP camera.

The followings are some tips  for the people who takes adventure.
1. Carry at least 2 litres of good drinking water.
2. Carry sweets
3. Some amount of practice with bare foot is required.

All the best to the devotees who wishes to make this yathra 

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( Irregular steps )
Bamboo  forest in 2nd hill

(Vazhukku parai - 234 Steps are cut on the rock )

( This is the way we crossed)

( This is the way we crossed)

( A green mountain view )

( The view of Velliangiri from fourth hill )

( This is the way we crossed)

( Lord Shiva's shrine in the top cave and moolavar is suyambu )

( A rock points the sky adjacent to cave )

( A green mountain view )

( A green mountain view )

Sudhai Nandhi in Isha Yoga centre
   
 --- OM SHIVAYA NAMA: ---

17 comments:

  1. Thanx for the post. Gives me the courage to go alone.

    It is compulsory that the yatra be performed with bare foot?

    Parthiban

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    2. Dear Mr Parthipan,
      You can climb by Shoe or Chappel and no body compels you climb by bare foot. But the Devotees believes that the hill itself is holy place and also you have to pass through the base temple. Since most of the devotees climb with bare foot and we have to give respect to their feelings also. Moreover there is no throne or sharp stones on the path and any body can climb with bare foot. And also it is good for health to climb with bare foot.

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  2. Dear Veluswamy Sir,

    Thanks for your update. We will update once we come back from Velliangiri Hill.

    Thank You,

    Padmanaban.PN.
    +91-9841264704.

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  3. sir,

    this is suresh,am new to this place.i am in chennai,how to i reach the place please guid me.

    Email Id:sureshmca611@gmail.com

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  4. This Veliiangiri hill is in the western Ghats near Coimbatore on the way to Siruvani Dam, which is the drinking water source to Coimbatore.
    Form Coimbatore Bus stand buses available to reach the foot hill, and the Place is called as POONDI. Isha Yoga centre is on the way to the foot hill. You can search the web you can get more details or you can contact me over my land line or mobile
    regards

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  5. Dear Soulmates,

    I made it my yatra last week. Really it was one of the best yatra in my life. i wondered and came to believe on shiva after this yatra only. because, the linga and the cave were created by nature itself. But one thing i worried about i missed jeevasamadhi's of some siddhars there. anyway i hope i will make it frequent trips there.

    Thanks,

    Regards,
    Balamurugan
    balamurugan.kee@gmail.com


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  6. kindly let me know is climbing hills and trekking is the only way to reach to have dharshan of Sri Lord Velliangiri Andavar or is there any vehicles available that can take us there. Since my grand mother is a great devotee of Lord Shiva would like to visit this place but the trekking journey seems to be tough for my grand ma..

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  7. Dear Anita,
    Climbing and trekking is the only way to reach the Top hill. The path is not like Sabari Malai where a dolly service is available. Here even a single person needs support to climb. You might have seen the pictures of the paths. Very few old ladies climb may be within 60 years. Transport of materials from base to 6th hill shops ( During April & May season ) manually.

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  8. we want to go veliangiri in june 23 ,its correct time to go .when will we start walking in morning time or night time plz reply balamurugan010477@yahoo.co.in

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  9. sathyanarayanan, chennai11 February 2014 at 03:53

    Hi All, Please note for those who want to visit Velingiri Hills, They are advised that who have heart problem and above 40 years of age to avoid and Females donot take this trip and they stay in the first hill and wait for their folks to come down, they cook food and give to the people.

    I have travelled to Velingiri hills twice and if god permits one more trip now.

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  10. Very good to hear the same. I climbed Thrice after 60. During season above 70 will be trekking. If you have strong will you can do it. Rest lies with Lord Shiva. I will be planning this years trip during March / April.
    All the best for the next trip also.
    OM SHIVAYA NAMA

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  11. i want to go alone.. is it possible.. can you please guide me regarding the journey and the required things.??

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    1. My advise is do not go alone..still if you like to do please do it during April may months either on Saturday or Sunday day time..so that many people also will be going..the other months and other days may not be suitable for single person's yathara...all the best...

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  12. Sir, how did you manage to walk on bare foot ?. What's the practice?..

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  13. No problem Gurunathan .. no throne.. it will be smooth and in hot summer last three hill will be little difficult and we used to avoid.. climb at night return before 07 hrs it will be okay ..

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  14. thanks sir for the post. This year we went on Mahashivatri and started to climb by morning 9:30am (pradashom day) and had darshan at around 6 pm. It was so awesome and we were lucky as headed near cave heard the kailasavathyam and thevaram..,could see the lord shiva by pradosha pooja. It all happended without any plan.
    for 2018 we started planning.

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