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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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  • Great temple And we get inner peace despite big crowds. Well planned well maintained temple. Great architecture. Have visited atleast on five occasions and visited after Kumbabishekam now. Great job d...  more »
  • The best treck any body can venture; Thee 1 circle around the temple which also a 'pradakhina' of the Abode takes about 4 hours start to finish; We started the treck around 8 PM and completed at 12 mi...  more »
  • This temple is considered as one of the Pancha Bhoota Stalams of Shiva temples in South India. This temple represents Lord Shiva manifestation of the element FIRE. The temple has 4 gateway towers call...  more »