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Virupaksha Cave

A unique ‘OM’ shaped cave on the eastern slope of the Aruna Hill, 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.

Updated on 10th October, 2015
District: Thiruvannamalai
Location: Thiruvannamalai    

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