Jambukeswarar Temple112 Votes Currently Open
- Address: Sannathi Street, Thiruvanaikoil, Srirangam, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu 620005, India Map
- Timings: 05:30 am - 08:30 pm Details
- Phone: +91-4312230257
- Time Required: 00:45 Mins
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids, Architecture
The Jambukeswarar Temple was built during the early Chola dynasty reign and is a famous temple that is a part of the 5 major Shiva temples in Tamil Nadu that represent the 5 elements of nature. This particular temple represents the element of ‘neer’ or water probably owing to the fact that it has an underground water stream that has water all year round. The temple is also one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalam (considered to be the greatest Shiva temples around the world) that are mentioned by Saiva Nayanars who were who were devotees of Lord Shiva. The temple itself is more than 1800 years old and with the river Cauvery flowing nearby and beautiful Chola inscriptions that adorn its stone construction, the temple is a treat not just for those looking for some peace but also art and architecture lovers.
Story goes that Goddess Ambika was born in human form and made a shiva lingam from the waters from Cauvery river. She placed the lingam beneath the tree that was born out of the seed swallowed by sage Jambu who ate the fruit given to him as Prasad (holy offering) and thought it would be disrespectful to spit the seed out. Lord Shiva appeared where the lingam was made to meet his Mother Ambika and since then the lingam has been worshipped by Shiv devotees. The colourful Gopurams make up for the subdued construction and even though the pillars and interiors are rather monotone in colour, the carvings that extend to its complete height, make this temple a special find when in Tiruchirapalli. Regarding its importance, the Jambukeswarar Temple is worshipped by newly married couples, farmers and people who are looking for a match.
Other highlights of the temple include
- Other shrines around the temple including that of Goddess Sarawasati (the Goddess of wisdom and knowledge) and Panchmukhi Vinayaka that is a 5 –headed idol of Lord Ganesha
- The 7 Gopurams or gateways that are all elaborately carved with a number of statues- the Rajgopuram being the finest of them all!
- The second precinct of the temple with beautiful symmetrical pillars that was built in the Nayak period
Jambukeswarar Temple Travel Tips
- It is customary to remove your footwear before entering a temple.
- Wear modest clothes.
Jambukeswarar Temple Hours
- Panguini Brahmmotsavam festival : March-April
How to Reach Jambukeswarar Temple
- By Bus : Thiruvanaikoil Bus Stop
- By taking an Auto-rickshaw.
- Private Taxis are available for hire.
- By renting a Car/ Bike.
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- Jambukeswarar Temple Address: Sannathi Street, Thiruvanaikoil, Srirangam, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu 620005, India
- Jambukeswarar Temple Contact Number: +91-4312230257
- Jambukeswarar Temple Timing: 05:30 am - 08:30 pm
- Best time to visit Jambukeswarar Temple(preferred time): 03:00 pm - 07:45 pm
- Time required to visit Jambukeswarar Temple: 00:45 Mins
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