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Reviewed 21 February 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.

Date of experience: February 2020
Thank Andy_Bickley
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Reviewed 18 February 2020

Temple is good administration is worst , one incharge person is there in temple, he is acting he only build the temple like that

Date of experience: February 2020
Thank Nataraju_Nagaraju
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Reviewed 14 February 2020

It is the oldest temple in the city which is located in Vellore fort. The architecture of the temple is so beautiful.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank tangbot1111
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Reviewed 1 February 2020 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank DebapratimC
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Reviewed 14 January 2020

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.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank kcdebnath
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