5 February 2007

Sparsa, Tiruvannamalai

Auromatrix, Operators of Days Inn, India; are currently constructing their new 3-star Eco-centric Heritage Resort at Tiruvannamalai. The Hotel will be called 'Sparsa, Tiruvannamalai', and construction is expected to be completed in the upcoming months.

The Hotel, which will occupy 2 1/2 acres of land is ideally situated just off the pradakshina road on its northside and the NH-66 Highway (to Bangalore) on its southside. The view of Arunachala is unobstructed and the area is peaceful and undeveloped.

To begin with 7 individual cottage units are being built with 4 room units in each cottage comprised of 2 units upstairs and 2 downstairs. The buildings in the complex will be of rough hewn granite locally procured at Adi Annamalai. The facade of the cottages will be completed in red brick and all roofs will be thatched.

There will be an Ayurveda Treatment Centre, a multi-cuisine restaurant, shops, gymnasium, internet cafe and swimming pool all located within the Hotel Complex.

In the above photograph you can see the beginning of the excavation of the Hotel swimming pool.

For myself I've never equated austerity or suffering as a necessary pre-requisite of spiritual life. Personally I think its excellent that different facilities for visiting pilgrims/tourists now exist at Tiruvannamalai. In this respect its very encouraging that the new Hotel will be introducing such features as an ayurvedic treatment centre at their new Hotel. I will keep you informed as to progress of the construction of Sparsa, Tiruvannamalai.

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