Jalagandeswarar Temple

Currently Open [Closes at 08:30 pm]
  • 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

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.

  • 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.

  • Buses and trains are available.

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  • Jalagandeswarar Temple Address: Sri Jalakandeswarar Temple, Vellore Fort, Vellore-632001, India
  • Jalagandeswarar Temple Contact Number: +91-9894745768
  • Jalagandeswarar Temple Timing: 06:30 am - 08:30 pm
  • Jalagandeswarar Temple Price: Free
  • Time required to visit Jalagandeswarar Temple: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Vellore include Jalagandeswarar Temple in their plan

  • 79.07% of people start their Jalagandeswarar Temple visit around 09 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Jalagandeswarar Temple

Monday, Saturday and Sunday

92.37% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Jalagandeswarar Temple

People normally club together Sri Selva Vinayagar Temple and Muthu Mandapam while planning their visit to Jalagandeswarar Temple.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Very peaceful temple. Not many visit this temple on regular basic. One of the oldest fort temple of Vellore. It still carries the old authentic chants and charms. Gods own peaceful temple. No one can come out once you start to relish the calmness inside the temple.

  • One of the oldest and a huge temples in this area within a Fort. Temple structure is very grand. The deity of Lord Siva is also majestic. The hall with lot of artistic pillars is excellent with very intricate carvings. It is very cool inside though it was scorching hot outside. Temple is maintained very cleanly and good parking space is available. A must visit place in Vellore.

  • One of the awesome temple I saw in Vellore. It's pretty old but very well maintained. Once you are inside this temple you wish to stay there for a long time.

  • Awesome place! Its temple inside the fort. Also you can check out more places inside the fort.

  • Beautiful, clean and serene! People came in and went as they pleased. There is provision of water and the temple staff were friendly.

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