Arunachaleshwara Temple, Thiruvannamalai

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Feel the power of worship at Arunachaleshwara Temple, one of the largest and grandest temple complexes in South India with four impressive stately gateway towers. Set in the foot of Annamalai Hills, this huge structure dedicated to Lord Shiva features high walls and large tanks accommodating enormous number of worshippers. Particularly important to the Hindu sect of Saivism as one of the temples associated with fire, this monumental mid-9th century structure occupies some 10 hectares (25 acres), its elaborate eleven story towers standing 66 m (217 ft) tall. Mix with the devotees and see ceremonially painted elephants during festivities Put Arunachaleshwara Temple and other Thiruvannamalai attractions into our Thiruvannamalai trip itinerary planning website , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • September 29, 2017
    Magnificent Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva in the form of Fire (One of the Panchabootha element) Large spacious corridors, Hundreds of pillars, Clean surroundings, interesting sculptures! A must...  more »
  • September 4, 2017
    Annamalaiyar Temple stands so beautifully and majestically in the town of Thiruvannamalai. It is one of the temples of 5 Forces of Nature depicting the element of Fire. The architecture is brilliant, ...  more »
  • August 22, 2017
    Huge and breath taking temple for Lord Shiva, serene and peaceful place is a must visit for all Hindu devots..Architecture is mesmerising, the agni linga darshana mesmerize you....Pls do plan to giri ...  more »

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