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Arunachaleshwara Temple, Thiruvannamalai

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Religious Site
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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  • Peaceful temple...not crowded at all..20 rupees entrance fees. Should spend some time to soak in the good vibrations here.  more »
  • Great darshanam Along with great prasadam.. 1.Should be ready to walk 2.Must carry water back up to capture utmost architecture.  more »
  • The temple with nine gopurams is huge and awe-inspiring. One of the pancha- bhuta temples and representing the element Fire, it is an architectural marvel, too  more »