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Virupaksha cave is few minutes away from Skandasramam on the Arunachala hill. This is where Ramana Maharshi spent a good amount of his time in silence. The samadhi of sage Virupaksha lies here. A brief history of the cave and the story around Ramana's stay...More
The view is worth climbing, definitely. Lovely place, we did it even twice during our 5-days' stay in Thiruvannamalai, the trail and the cave are attracting you with some power...Be sure to wear comfortable soft shoes with thick soles, the trail is quite stoney, with...More
To be honest- I'm not a huge believer but the hike is really worth it. If you don't like to sweat leave early! You can keep going for another 3 km after reaching the first cave to see the second one but we didn't do...More
This Cave and the wife’s cave are beyond description; it is something that must be felt for oneself. The wife’s cave is of great simplicity and awesome Stillness. The main ca e has more space and is most common to visit.
Shri Ramanar and Tiruvannamali are inseparable as Arunachaleswarar and Jyothirlingam..the cave is maintained now by Ramana trust as well as the small house with a cow she'd, where Shri Ramanar's mother joined him later..the vibration at both places (a strenuous climb though for seniors) is...More
positive energy and view of arunachala temple, be aware that lot of fake monks are surrounded here and never ever give a single penny and encourage them apart from that everything is perfect better to avoid vis from march to may because of humid climate
The Buddha field in the cave is incredibly strong. within 10 minutes of sitting silently in the cave, things started happening that i cannot explain. now it's been 4 months since i first went there, but i have had a profound change in perspective that...More
This concrete room was once a cave where Sri Ramana MAharshi stayed for about 16 years as a hermit. If you are into meditation the effort to walk the steep way down from the Skandashram is very much worth it, if you are just a...More
If you are in Ramanashram and wish to remain undisturbed while meditating - this is your oasis . Comes under Ramanashram - rule are to remain silent here . It is a deep cave with limited space . No fans here but , rewarding in...More
The climb takes about 30 minutes, depends on your pace and how many stops you make for rest. If it is hot, it's a must to make stops. Take your water with you, and put on comfortable shoes, the path is very rocky. And yes... More
The climb takes about 30 minutes, depends on your pace and how many stops you make for rest. If it is hot, it's a must to make stops. Take your water with you, and put on comfortable shoes, the path is very rocky. And yes, people of over 50 can do it without problem. My friend is 77, and she climbed twice there!