Jalakandeswarar Temple, Vellore

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Located inside a fortification, Jalakandeswarar Temple honors Lord Shiva and features architectural ornaments that include intricate carvings on the 30 m (100 ft) tall tower and the heavy wooden door. Make a wish and place your hands on the earthen lamp behind the statue of Lord Shiva's bull--if the lamp revolves, your wish will come true. To visit Jalakandeswarar Temple and get the most from your holiday in Vellore, create itinerary details personal to you using our Vellore route planner .
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  • I visited this temple two weeks back. This place is really nice. It has some extraordinary stone craving design as well as architectural fineness. this is kind of a must visit place anyone going to ve...  more »
  • I would recommend not to waste time going to the Golden Temple Vellore & see this old , ancient , beautifully marvelous piece of a architechture , next to vellore fort .  more »
  • The temple is built in the 16th century and has nice sculptures . The front gopuram is an imposing and attractive structure and a treat to the eyes . The main deity is Lord Shiva and offers peace and ...  more »
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  • Absolute divinity in this temple. The discipline maintained and the preparedness with which they conduct any event definitely must be witnessed by everyone to learn from. The volunteers need a special mention for their tireless work.
  • Well known for its sculptures, this Shiva temple is inside the Vellore fort. This is owned and maintained by Archaeological Survey of India under administrative control of Tamilnadu government. During Muslim invasion the temple was used as arsenal for about 400 years. During this time the main deity was moved out of the temple and later it was reinstalled in 1981. For security the cars are parked little away and we have to walk by foot into the temple. Needs some more cleaning and maintenance.
  • A must visit Hindu temple in Vellore. The sculptures in the premises are treat to eyes. The temple is well maintained and has very peaceful environment.
  • Beautiful ancient heritage very well kept. Hats off. Very peaceful.
  • Must visit place in Vellore. Good environment and please ensure that you have sufficient time before visiting this temple. Very big and beautiful!!!
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