Arunachaleshwara Temple, Thiruvannamalai

4.7
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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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  • Sri Annamalaiyar temple is wonderful in design ,context and history . Lord Siva is worshipped in the "fire" form here just like in Chidambaram the Lord is worshipped in "sky" form . Very huge temple o...  more »
  • The architecture is great. Each gopuram is a sight to enjoy. The expansive setup is wonderful. But it is also crowded most of the time, the management is busy trying to make money by forming special q...  more »
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