Jalagandeswarar Temple, Vellore

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  • Address: Sri Jalakandeswarar Temple, Vellore Fort, Vellore-632001, India
  • Timings: 06:30 am - 08:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-9894745768
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Lake
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About Jalagandeswarar Temple, Vellore

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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  • Absolute divinity in this temple. The discipline maintained and the preparedness with which they conduct any event definitely must be witnessed by everyone to learn from. The volunteers need a special mention for their tireless work.

  • Well known for its sculptures, this Shiva temple is inside the Vellore fort. This is owned and maintained by Archaeological Survey of India under administrative control of Tamilnadu government. During Muslim invasion the temple was used as arsenal for about 400 years. During this time the main deity was moved out of the temple and later it was reinstalled in 1981. For security the cars are parked little away and we have to walk by foot into the temple. Needs some more cleaning and maintenance.

  • A must visit Hindu temple in Vellore. The sculptures in the premises are treat to eyes. The temple is well maintained and has very peaceful environment.

  • Beautiful ancient heritage very well kept. Hats off. Very peaceful.

  • Must visit place in Vellore. Good environment and please ensure that you have sufficient time before visiting this temple. Very big and beautiful!!!

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