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Arunachaleshwara Temple, Thiruvannamalai

(4.6/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
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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  • A huge temple with excellent architecture. The temple complex is very large and host several small other temples. There are beautiful ponds inside the campus which are particularly pleasant in the eve...  more »
  • huge temple and the hills in the background, abode of Arunachaleshwar. very nicely maintained temple. 
  • The temple has 9 gopurams. the Raja gopuram is biggest and very nice. Other gopurams are also attractive. The mantapams has beatiful carvings and designs.