Arunachaleshwara Temple, Thiruvannamalai

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Must see · Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Feel the power of worship at Arunachaleshwara Temple, one of the largest and grandest temple complexes in South India with four impressive stately gateway towers. Set in the foot of Annamalai Hills, this huge structure dedicated to Lord Shiva features high walls and large tanks accommodating enormous number of worshippers. Particularly important to the Hindu sect of Saivism as one of the temples associated with fire, this monumental mid-9th century structure occupies some 10 hectares (25 acres), its elaborate eleven story towers standing 66 m (217 ft) tall. Mix with the devotees and see ceremonially painted elephants during festivities Put Arunachaleshwara Temple and other Thiruvannamalai attractions into our Thiruvannamalai trip itinerary planning website, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Quite an experience to visit this temple yesterday on Maha pradosam day. The big Nandi at the entrance was showered with milk abhisegam and it was a ritual to watch. The temple towers are real...  more »
  • This temple is an absolute beauty of architectural marvel of south india. The gopurams or the entry gates on all four sides of the temple are majestic. The entire premises is full of positive energy.....  more »
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