Jalakandeswarar Temple, Vellore

#1 of 11 in Historic Sites in Vellore
Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Located inside a fortification, Jalakandeswarar Temple honors Lord Shiva and features architectural ornaments that include intricate carvings on the 30 m (100 ft) tall tower and the heavy wooden door. Make a wish and place your hands on the earthen lamp behind the statue of Lord Shiva's bull--if the lamp revolves, your wish will come true. To visit Jalakandeswarar Temple and get the most from your holiday in Vellore, create itinerary details personal to you using our Vellore route planner.
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  • Take a wander into this wonderful place and be amazed. Take time to walk with meet the other visitors. Well worth a visit  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • Great place for lord Shiva worshippers. Big temple and various activities are done on daily basis. It has got good history. It's not visible from main road as it's away from main road. It's construction is magnificent. Evening time is best time for visit. This place is not overcrowded in normal days but definitely crowded on special days.
  • The sculptures and carvings are extraordinary. The minutest detail in the stone carvings make one awestruck about the craftsmanship of those days. A must visit for any one interested in our heritage. Makes me proud.
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