Arunachala and the Inner Path
The Inner Path of Arunachala is a place of silent beauty and deep peace.
Arunachala and the Inner Path are shown in great detail in this blog. This includes detailed descriptions and photo essays for each section of the Inner Path, as well as places that are rarely visited. The new “Yellow Path’ is shown as well as other Arunachala posts. Maps developed for this blog are also presented to assist readers who want to visit these special places of Arunachala.
The map below shows the six ‘sections’ of the Inner Path that are used below for the postings.
Bring at least one litre of water per person (two if walking when it is hot).
Shoes are best for most people.
Ramana said, when asked, “I already wear one set of dead leather (meaning the body). What does another matter?”
The path is rough on most feet. If your feet hurt you will not pay much attention to Arunachala.
Quiet walking is best.
Take the time to notice Arunachala. It changes as you walk around it.
Note: Starting in July of 2012 the Forest Department first limited access to, then banned use of the Inner Path. This seems like a tragedy for many devotees of Sri Ramana Maharshi who have used this path for years and still use it regularly. See these posts: Permits needed for Inner Path, Inner Path Pradakshina Banned, Barriers Built to Stop Inner Path Pradakshina. There are fines for violation of this ban.
Inner Path Map developed from Google Earth (click to enlarge)
Arunachala Inner Path
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Adi Annamalai Temple
Under the loving gaze of The Elephant
Repairing Tanks Around Arunachala
Exploring the north side of Arunachala
To the top of the Northside Promontory
Climbing on Arunachala’s north side
“G’s Cave” on Arunachala’s Northside
East Side – Pachaiamman Koil to Arunachaleswara Temple
To see other posts that you may be interested in, please look at this link: Arunachala Guide