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Jambukeshwara Temple in Thiruvanaikaval Tamil Nadu India

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Location: On th Bank of Kaveri River,Thiruvanaikaval Tamil Nadu
Built in: 11th to 12th Century
Built By: Chola Kings
Dedicated to: Lord Shiva
Entry: Free
Photography: Allow
Significance:One of the most Shiva temple
Temple timing: 5:30 AM to 1:00 PM ,3:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Visiting timing: 1 hour
Best time to visit: March to Oct
Phone: 91-431- 2230 257
Nearest Railway station: Chennai and Madurai
Nearest Airport: Trichy Airport (12KM)

More Information about Jambukeshwara Temple 

Jambukeshwara Temple is located at Bank of Kaveri river in  Thiruvanaikaval Tamil Nadu.The temple was built around 11th to 12th century and built by Kocengannan, one of the Earlychola Kings.The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.The temple consists of five concentric walls which are a marvel of the architectural heritage of India.In this temple Goddess Parvathi in the form of Sri Akilandeswari worshiped Lord Shiva  in the Jambu forest (Thiruvanaikoil) as part of her penance. Under the Ven Naaval tree, She made a Shiva Linga from the  water of river Cauvery and commenced her worship. The Linga is known as Appu Linga. After a while, Lord Shiva gave darshan to Sri Akilandeswari and taught her Shiva gnanam. Sri Akilandeswari took lessons facing east from Lord Shiva, who stood facing west. 

There are also seven Gopurams at the Jambukeshwara Temple, Trichy . They increase the gusto of the temple and make it more captivating for the religiously inclined and the artistically minded.The temple is one of the five major Shiva Temples Panchabhoota Sthalam representing element of water. The remaining four Panchabhoota Sthala are the Ekambareshwar Temple in Kanchipuram (earth), Thillai Nataraja Temple in Chidambaram (sky), Thiruvannamalai Arunachaleswara Temple in Tiruvannamalai (fire) and Sri Kalahastheeswara temple in Kalahasti (wind). The sanctum, is the Shiva lingam in the form of Appu lingam (water lingam). According to legend, Parvathi, to conduct her penance in the form of Akilandeswari, made the lingam out of the water of river Kaveri.

Inside the temple complex, there are 5 enclosures, called precincts and may not be immediately apparent to you so massive is the complex. The first massive outer wall you find your way, called Vibudi Prakara, is a mile long, 25 feet high and 2 feet thick and is said to have been built by Shiva with the help of his workers. The 4th precinct has a hall with 796 pillars and a small tank fed by springs. The 3rd precinct contains the 2 gopurams (gateway towers), one 73 feet tall and the other 100 feet tall. The 2nd precinct has another gopuram 65 feet high and several small shrines. It is the last precinct where the sanctum with the Appu lingam is. The inscriptions and sculptures you see in the temple and the complex date back to the Chola era.

History of the Jmbukeshwara Temple

The temple was built by king Kochengannan of Chola dynasty some 1800 years ago. Years later, the temple was widely expanded by Someswara, the son of Vira Narasimha of Hoysala dynasty. During 1236-37 CE, he built a lot of shrines namely Vallaliswara, Padumalisvara, Vira Narasingeswara and Somleswara evidently named after his grandfather Ballalla II, grandmother Padmaladevei, father Vira Narasimha and aunt Somala Devi. The 7-tiered rajagopuram is also believed to have constructed by the Hoysala king. The second precinct of the temple with pillars was sculpted during the reign of Nayak dynasty.

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How To Reach Jambukeshwara Temple 


By Air: The Nearest airport is Trichy Airport which is 12km away from Jambukeswarar Temple. Bus and Taxi services are available to reach the temple.Other Nearest Airport is Chennai Airport.

By Rail: The Nearest Railway station is Chennai and Madurai railway station.

By Road: There are many public and Private vehicles available tp reach Jamnukeshwara Temple.


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