“Sri Gnanananda Thapovanam” is a quiet place, situated on the northern banks of Pennai river, near Thirukovilur in Tamil Nadu. Thapovanam meaning “forest of penance” is today a place of pilgrimage. It is situated within a couple of miles from a sacred town called “Tirukovilur”, meaning a town of sacred temples. Swami Gnananandagiri Swamigal, established his modest ashram at Thapovanam, a place which was identified by Swami himself for its spiritual potency.
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|Date & Day||Programme||Nakshathram|
|JULY 3rd Mon, (Aani 18)||POURNAMI||MOOLAM/POORADAM|
|JULY 4th Tue, (AANI 19)||ASHTAMI||UTHARADAM|
|APR, 24th Sun (Chitrai 11)||PRADAMAI / DWITIYAI||POORADAM/UTHRADAM|
|JULY 5th WED, (AANI 20)||TRITIYAI||THIRUVONAM|
|JULY 6th Thu, (AANI 21)||CHATURTHI||AVITTAM|
|JULY 7th FRI, (AANI 22)||PANCHAMI||SADAYAM|
|JULY 8th SAT, (AANI 23)||SHASHTI||POORATADHI|
|JULY 9th SUN, (AANI 24)||SAPTAMI||UTHRATTADHI|
|JULY 10th MON, (AANI 25)||ASHTAMI||REVATHI|
Tamilnadu Government, on April 8th, 2021, announced the cancellation of Thiruvizahkal and congregation of devotees. In view of this order, this year Chitra Purnima festival falling on April 26th, will be celebrated at Ashram with a minimal number of Devotees.
Devotees are requested to call the ashram office to pre-book their poojas and stay at the ashram. To prevent the spread of the Covid virus through the asymptomatic public, it has been decided to restrict the number of Devotees visiting Thapovanam for some time. Hence, pre-booking is a necessity.
Please call at least two days ahead of time to book your stay at Ashram. Please travel to Thapovanam only after obtaining due permission from the office.We request devotees to abide by the rules and regulations in the SOP.