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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  • October 1, 2017
    This temple is very good in Fort and nice to see as usual all south Indian temple. Cleanliness, garden and place to sit is good.  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    This temple for lord shiva is with great sculptures inside the vellore fort.The area for the temple is big with many deities present inside.The main gopuram of the temple is a architectural beauty.The...  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    Nice temple to see, one of the old temple in vellore. I visited with family one day trip covers golden temple also.  more »
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  • June 24, 2017
    It was very good the temple was very clean and they do every work very regularly . The only feedback is that old people cannot climb those tall and big steps . so the temple administration may take action in this case quite sooner ,otherwise that temple is very very very wonderful.
  • June 19, 2017
    It's a good place.. and peaceful.. It was created around or before 1566.
  • July 7, 2017
    Awesome temple,cool climate Temple is inside the Vellore fort wall.it is infront of Vellore old bus stand
  • June 22, 2017
    This is one of the peaceful temples and lord shiv has the vibration power to attract His devotees
  • May 1, 2017
    Very old temple. A must visit if you like history and like to explore old architecture. Overall a nice place to visit, if you are passing by vellore.

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