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Arunachaleswara(Annamalaiyar) Shiva Temple on Annamalai Hill Town of Tiruvannamalai Tamil Nadu India

Here is Some Information about Arunachaleswara or Annamalaiyar  Lord Shiva Temple in Tiruvannamalai Tamil Nadu India.

Location: Arunachala Hill Town of  Tiruvannamalai Tamil Nadu
Built in: 15th Century
Built By:Vijayanagara ruler Krishna Deva Raya
Dedicated to: Lord Shiva
Known As: Adhirunkazhalan, Kannaramuthan.
Significance: Form of Fire taken By Lord Shiva
Entry: Free
Photography: Not Allowed
Temple Timing: 5:30 Am to 12:30 Am , 3:30 Pm to 9:30 Pm
Visiting Timing: 1 to 2 hour
Best Time to Visit: Oct to February
Architectural style:Dravidian architecture
Address: Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu 606601
Phone:04175 252 438 
Nearest Railway station: Madurai Railway station
Nearest Airport:  Kanchipuram  airport(80 Km)

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Arunachaleswara Temple is located at Arunachala Hill Town of  Tiruvannamalai Tamil Nadu.The temple was built in 15th Century and built by Vijayanagara ruler Krishna Deva Raya.The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.Here Lord Shiva is known by devotees as Annamalayar or Arunachaleswarar.In this temple is found one of the elements lingas where God Shiva incarnates as Fire. The Arunachaleswara temple spreads over an area of 24 acres.

There are found about 119 epigraphs in the temple most pertaining to the Cholas for a long time. The rest of the inscriptions belongs to the Kopperunjinga, Pallava, Hoysalas and the Vira Vallava Deva Nagara Kings. Inside the premises of the large temple there are also temples dedicated to Subramanya and Parvati. The temple came in to existence when Lord Shiva was angered by the act of Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma. He then took the form of Fire having neither a beginning nor an end.

 Pooja Timing of Arunachaleswara Temple


5.30 A.M.  -Ukshakala Pooja
8.00 A.M.  - Kala santhi Pooja
11.30 A.M.  -Uchikala Pooja
5.30 P.M.  -  Sayaratchai Pooja
7.30 P.M.  - Irandam Kala Pooja
9.00 P.M.  - Arthajama Pooja


Festival Video of  Arunachaleswara Temple





How To Reach Arunachaleswara Temple


By Air: The Nearest Airport is Kanchipuram  airport(80 Km) and Chennai Airport.

By Rail: The Nearest Railway station is Madurai Railway station.

By Road: There are many public and privare vehicles available to reach temple. The town is well connected from Chennai and frequent bus services are available, one through Chengleput, Madurantakam, Tindivanam and Gingee, and the other through Sri Perumbudur, Kancheepuram, Vellore and Polur.

Picture Gallery of  Arunachaleswara Temple


Google Map of Arunachaleswara Temple



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