Historical Background in Thiruvannamalai District
Thiruvannamalai is one of the most venerated places in Tamil Nadu. It is a temple town and a major pilgrimage center in the State. The Annamalaiyar Temple is the most prominent landmark of Thiruvannamalai. In ancient times, the term "Annamalai" meant an inaccessible mountain. The word "Thiru" was prefixed to signify its greatness, and coupled with the two terms, is called Thiruvannamalai.
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