Jalagandeswarar TempleCurrently Closed
- Address: Sri Jalakandeswarar Temple, Vellore Fort, Vellore-632001, India
- Timings: 06:30 am - 08:30 pm Details
- Phone: +91-9894745768
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Lake
Jalagandeswarar Temple - Review
Encircled by beautiful water fencing it, the temple was built at the centre of a water tank. While performing pujas, water is in fact drawn from the tank itself and offered to the Gods. Intricate stone sculptures can be found everywhere of deities worshipped by the locals. There are three inner sanctums.
Legend has it that there was once an ant-hill where the current sanctum exists. During the monsoon, the rain water that would gather at the lower levels of the ant hill made a resevoir there. A Shivalingam rested there as well. However, Lord Shiva appeared in the dreams of a local chieftain and asked him to remove the shivalingam and install the Lord instead.
Jalagandeswarar Temple Information
- Other Contacts number is +91-9894682111, +91-416-2223412, +91-416-2221229.
- Maintain the decorum of the temple.
- Do not wear jewellery or carry expensive articles.
- No pets are allowed.
- No entry fee.
- Recommended time to visit: October – March.
How To reach Jalagandeswarar Temple by Public Transport
- Buses and trains are available.
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95% of people who visit Vellore include Jalagandeswarar Temple in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
59.52% of people start their Jalagandeswarar Temple visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Jalagandeswarar Temple
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Jalagandeswarar Temple, Vellore Reviews
It's a must visit place if you are in Vellore. The architecture is marvelous, the stone carvings inside the temple are just fabulous. The temple has very good positive energy and gives you a peace of mind.
Very old temple . Must visit place. The architecture is awesome. The place is very nice to see.
It was a nice trip to the place. The ambience is very spiritual and religious. The architecture is awesome and gives you an idea of the culturally rich India in the past.
Beautifully built and peaceful environment around. You may get insight of history.
Jalakandeswarar Temple (Tamil: ஜலகண்டேஸ்வரர் கோவில்) is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva which is located in the Vellore Fort, Tamil Nadu State, India. According to legend, there used to a giant ant-hill at the location where the sanctum sanctorum of temple now stands. This ant-hill was surrounded by stagnant water, as a result of collection of rain water, and at some time a Shiva Lingam was placed in this water around the ant hill and worshiped. Chinna Bommi Nayaka, a Vijayanagar chieftain, who was controlling the fort had a dream where the Lord Shiva asked him to build a temple at that location. Nayaka, proceeded to demolish the anthill and build the temple in 1550 AD, and since the Lingam was surrounded by water (called Jalam in Tamil) the deity was called as Jalakandeswarar (translated as "Lord Siva residing in the water"). The temple was built during the reign of the Vijayanagaram king Sadasivadeva Maharaya (1540 - 1572 AD). The temple also has the statue of Sri Akhilandeshwari Amma, the consort of Jalakandeswarar.