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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  • The temple is famous. But not crowded, when i visited on a monday. There is also an adjacent temple for Ammavaru next to the main temple. There are several other temples within the premise. Its a huge...  more »
  • The temple is very easy to locate and all roads lead to the temple. Parking space is just adjacent to the temple. When we went, the temple had long queues. We entered the temple by 4:30 and took Rs.20...  more »
  • Visited 30 Nov 2017 morning for Abhishegam & Pooja. Received prayer pack from Priest later. Ancient Temple at base of hill that is signigicant on Karthigai Deepam. Ghee donations are collected & taken...  more »

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