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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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  • One of the major South Indian temples, most of this site has very recently been cordoned off allowing only Hindus access. The outer courtyard and the couple of shrines are of great interest, as are th...  more »
  • I recently visited this temple with friends.It is one of the well known temples in the world where the main lord is shiva. The temple is very huge and has many gates of entrance.The temple is usually ...  more »
  • Touring the temple, each of its parts, see small altars, as the bids are conducted is find your divinity at every step.
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