Jalakandeswarar Temple

Jalakandeswarar Temple, Vellore

Jalakandeswarar Temple
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Patbee1
Saltburn-by-the-Sea, UK51 contributions
Very special place
Feb 2020
Take a wander into this wonderful place and be amazed. Take time to walk with meet the other visitors. Well worth a visit
Written 21 March 2020
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Andy_Bickley
Leeds, UK207 contributions
Wonderful
Feb 2020
We were privileged to be there at a time when two couples were celebrating their 60 years. As foreign visitors we were made very welcome. We also witnessed the cow darshan. A memorable experience.
Written 21 February 2020
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Nataraju_Nagaraju
Bengaluru, India2 contributions
Worst people
Feb 2020 • Family
Temple is good administration is worst , one incharge person is there in temple, he is acting he only build the temple like that
Written 18 February 2020
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tangbot1111
Hyderabad, India45 contributions
Oldest temple in Vellore
Nov 2019
It is the oldest temple in the city which is located in Vellore fort. The architecture of the temple is so beautiful.
Written 14 February 2020
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Debapratim Chattopadhyay
Murshidabad, India59 contributions
An excellent work of art
Jan 2020 • Family
Situated within the Vellore fort, the Jalakandeswara Temple is a must must visit. History buffs and art lovers will find this place mind blowing. The stone carvings on the temple, the main entry gate, the stone pillars are stunning. There are several temples inside the temple compound alongside the main Shiva shrine. However the most exquisite carvings can be found on the Mandapam at the entrance of the temple. Each and every statue, the intricate and detailed designs and carvings are praiseworthy. The mandapam is an amazing example of the ancient hindu art form which was flourised in this area.
Written 31 January 2020
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kcdebnath
Kolkata (Calcutta), India798 contributions
Jalakandeswarar temple alias Jalakanteswarar Temple in Vellore.
Aug 2019
Vellore is a reputed town in Tamil Nadu & it is an educational & a very noted medical hub, CMC Vellore. People from other parts of the country, particularly from the eastern part & also from the neighboring countries like Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh assembled here for modern treatment .I have to go there once in a year. As Sunday, being the holiday & the OPD remains closed, I search things to do on holidays. One of the worth visiting places is the Jalakandeswarar Temple & I visited twice with my wife.Vellore is having a fort , very old . It is situated near the old bus stand. The temple is situated inside the fort & is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is a very old temple.
The temple is a good example of Vijaynagaram Architecture & the style is very much of the South Indian Temple structure with a large, tall gopuram with beautiful carvings on the stone, a huge wooden gate, stone pillars. No crowd, very peaceful area. Visitors can enter inner courtyard through the wooden gate. We had darshan of a giant shiva linga with his consort Parvathi. Lord Vishnu with his consort Lakshmi & Lord Brahmma with mother Saraswati, all are of black stone. A huge stone idol of Lord Ganesha will attract the devotees. The temple is under the control of the Archaeological Survey of India.
The temple was built during the reign of the Vijayanagaram king in (1540 - 1572 AD). The temple also has the statue of Sri Akhilandeshwari Amma, the consort of Jalakandeswara. We wonder at the architecture on the stone wall. The water used for bathing the deity (abishekam) is drawn from an ancient well called the Ganga Gouri Thirtam, within the temple.
There is a parking place near the temple inside the Vellore fort, no cloak room, no person to look after your shoes.
Written 14 January 2020
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Seetharaman S
Chennai (Madras), India78 contributions
Historical temple inside the temple definitely worth a visit
Dec 2019
Historical temple which is more than 400 years old . Majestic gopuram and the mandapam inside the temple is amazing. It has an interesting history as well . You can spend easily 3- 4 hours inside the temple
Written 30 December 2019
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Vipin Arora
Lucknow, India5,917 contributions
Absolute beauty
Dec 2019 • Solo
This ancient temple located in city centre is wonderful ,in architecture as well as Lord's supreme grace . Very nice to visit any time of the year
Written 24 December 2019
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meenakshimuthusamy
Chennai District, India376 contributions
beautiful view from outside the fort
Oct 2019
The fort has a temple and it is jalakandeshwar temple.The temple is very popular in the city.It is a big temple.
Written 31 October 2019
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Karpagavalli
Chennai (Madras), India471 contributions
must visit place
Oct 2019
The temple is dedicated to lord shove worshipped in the former of lingam as jalakandeswarar. It's inside the fort of vellore, well maintained and poojai performed till date.
Written 23 October 2019
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