There are two times Lord Siva perform girivalam of Arunachala each year. Those times are during the Karthigai Deepam Festival and the Pongal Festival. As well as a particular esoteric significance attached to the Girivlams at both those times, another reason for the circumambulation is for the Lord to give old and infirm devotees who live around Arunachala His darshan.
|Preparing the Lord for girivalam|
|Lord Arunachaleswarar ready for girivalam|