Best weekdays Merits of Arunachala circumambulating - Excerpts from Arunachala Mahatmyam Chapter IX
Best weekdays Merits of Arunachala circumambulating (Girivalam) to be done - Excerpts from Arunachala Mahatmyam Chapter IX.
The devas circumambulate me every day. The sun and other celestial bodies have obtained their lordship over the other planets by circumambulating me.
A devotee who circumambulates the Hill on a Sunday penetrates the region of the Sun and attains Liberation He gains the world of Siva.
He who circumambulates the Hill on a Monday lives free from the afflictions of old age
He who circumambulates the Hill on a Tuesday is released from all debts and becomes an emperor.
If pradakshina is done on Wednesday, He becomes omniscient and wise.
Thursday, he is worshipped by all the devas and attains fame as a guru.
Circumambulation on a Friday brings prosperity and takes him to the abode of Vishnu;
Saturday pradakshina brings worldly success and averts the ill-effects threatened by the planets in one’s horoscope.
The above effects are magnified if done on Sivaraatri, New-year day, or during the three months, mid-October to mid-January.
The fruits increase by a factor of one crore if done on the two solstices (The two solstices happen in June (20 or 21) and December (21 or 22). These are the days when the Sun's path in the sky is the farthest north or south from the Equator. A hemisphere's winter solstice is the shortest day of the year and its summer solstice the years longest. ) or on the day the moon is in the Magha asterism during February-March; or during the pre-dawn hour; or during solar eclipse, or vidhipaada yoga.