Saint poets Thirugnana Sambandar, Thirunavukkarasar,
Sundarar and so on have visited Thiruvannamalai, prayed to
the Lord and have composed divine poems. Saint
Manickavasagar had lived at Thiruvannamalai for long period
and had composed "Thiruvempavai - 20" and "Thiruvammanai".
Even today there is a temple for Saint Manickavasagar on the
Girivalam path at Adi-Annamalai.