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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  • Very interesting must visit place.; beautiful structure and guests will have a good experience. Word of caution for first-time visitors/guests watch out, you will get mobbed by workers at the temple a...  more »
  • Nice to this place. Powerful god of sivan. Foreigners visit to stayed in this temple. All the facilities good condition. We are pray to Siva god and all the problems to solve . One of the most highest...  more »
  • The Majestic temple and the the historicity associated with it fills one with humility and divinity. Follow up the temple visit with a walk around the "malai" mountain.  more »
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