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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 It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Arunachaleshwara Temple and many more Thiruvannamalai attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Thiruvannamalai tourist route planner.
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  • The temple is impressive indeed, but disappointing at present (Sept. 2016) because all four gopurams are under scaffolding, and many features inside the temple have been wrapped fro protection during ...  read more »
  • The Arunachaleswar temple is a temple of Lord Siva manifested as Arunachal hill. Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi inspired by Arunachal arrived in Tiruvannamalai and rushed straight to this temple. It is a la...  read more »
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